Nanny0gg · 20/05/2011 20:42
I've often sobbed when watching it. Some things some families have to cope with don't bear thinking about.
And the horrific conditions some live in, in the wealthiest country in the world have to be seen to be believed sometimes.
But I do sometimes wonder at the practicalities. How do some familes afford to run the houses afterwards?
And how do you clean the windows/change lightbulbs in those ridiculously high ceilings?
AmazingBouncingFerret · 20/05/2011 20:45
Oh I remember being pregnant with DS and watching it when it was on non-stop for an entire weekend. There was a heatwave and I was sat on the sofa in just my underwear sobbing.
So then 2cats2many there's only one thing I can say to you....
MOVE THAT BUS!
2cats2many · 20/05/2011 20:46
They have just told tonight's family that they have established a home maintenance fund for them, so they don't need to worry about running the house for a while. I also watched one where they made a point of putting in super energy efficient everythings so that the family could afford to actually live there afterwards.
AmazingBouncingFerret · 20/05/2011 21:01
I watched one the other week where the husband was on tour in Iraq. They lived in a house full of damp and the ceilings were falling in. They sent the mum and 2 children to Disneyland and suprised them with a phonecall from the husband. The woman was saying how good it was to just hear his voice and he then walked into the room whilst talking on his mobile. I was howling. infact I feel quite tearful just thinking about it now...
springbokscantjump · 21/05/2011 12:51
Amazing aw that almost made me well up and I didn't even watch that one.
The things that make me go hmm are the way they do up the kids rooms - you have to hope they really really love fairies/dragons/disney characters for a very long time otherwise parents now have a major redecoration to do. The other thing is that some of them live in quite crappy areas - surely that's just going 'rob me!'
Plus do they have no planning laws??
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