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bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:05:00

Anyone watching?

bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:06:44

They seem really sweet all of them

mamapain Tue 02-Dec-14 21:12:35

Yep, I've seen all their previous programmes.

I like them and I think they're a lovely family. People make judgments but they seem to be doing a lot better than many smaller families.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 02-Dec-14 21:18:10

I find them fascinating.

bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:18:49

I agree. Part of me thinks does the world need that many more people but then I felt bad because each one of them seem really cherished by their family and they just seem really nice and normal!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 02-Dec-14 21:18:58

How do they keep their food bill under £200? That's awesome budgeting.

bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:19:06

I wonder if she is on mn? !

SwedishEdith Tue 02-Dec-14 21:21:01

I think they seem lovely. Are they Mormons?

AppleRings Tue 02-Dec-14 21:22:16

I missed the first bit, where has the oldest girl gone?

lucjam Tue 02-Dec-14 21:22:48

I doubt it Bambini, where would she get the time?!

Snargaluff Tue 02-Dec-14 21:23:17

She's gone to Uni applerings

bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:25:05

Very true luc !! She can't have time to do anything on her own...

fatterface Tue 02-Dec-14 21:25:26

I think it verges on mental illness to be honest shock There's no need to have so many children, and they can't possibly give each one enough attention.

Shootthemoon Tue 02-Dec-14 21:25:37

They seem like the sweetest family!

It is £200 a week though - so £800-£1000 a month on food!

I would have found it complete torture growing up in the house though - won't someone think of the introverts?!

RoastitBubblyJocks Tue 02-Dec-14 21:26:10

I think the oldest girl moved a few doors down with her DP and baby Apple

Snargaluff Tue 02-Dec-14 21:27:11

It looks like they all get a lot of attention. The children seem very happy.

Sparklingbrook Tue 02-Dec-14 21:28:31

I am sure they are all lovely and all that. But I think that is an unnecessary amount of children to have. IMO etc.

I have two, and three would have been too many.

handfulofcottonbuds Tue 02-Dec-14 21:28:38

What an amazing family! I am in awe.

I bet they never get asked anywhere for Christmas though....

ohmychrist Tue 02-Dec-14 21:29:20

How can they afford everything on a baker' s salary?

mamapain Tue 02-Dec-14 21:30:06

I think they probably get enough attention because they're always occupied by siblings too.

I'm from a large family, although not that large. My DH is from double figures number of children family and they all liked it too. Obviously there are things to complain about but most people have something to complain about from their childhood anyway.

MiddletonPink Tue 02-Dec-14 21:30:51

Sue seems to be a lot happier and involved with all of them in this episode instead of just seeing to the 'babies'. They do seem like lovely children.

fatterface Tue 02-Dec-14 21:31:17

How many primary school children do they have? How many get to read with a parent every day, on top of all the attention multiple toddlers need? Plus all the housework. I don't think it's possible to give that many children enough attention.

Moln Tue 02-Dec-14 21:32:39

They certainly seem like a fabulous family and very loving parents, but you do wonder at what point should you think stop.

I mean a family with five, whilst not that common, isn't that unusual, though is heading into the 'lot of kids' family. So what's the tipping point for saying it's a 'mental illness' or an 'addiction'

Teeb Tue 02-Dec-14 21:33:06

Bakers salary plus £9,500 child benefit which I suppose pays for the food at least.

I didn't like the way the 12 year old girl was speaking about her role now as the eldest girl in the home, and how her brother didn't have those responsibilities. Those children can't be having much quality time with their parents.

bambinibop Tue 02-Dec-14 21:34:49

I want to know when they get time to make the babies!

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