Yahoo News is reporting that a family in Arkansas just welcomed their 17th child.
The oldest is 19, the second youngest is nearly two, and there are two sets of twins. All 17 children have names that begin with J, just like their randy father. Apparently, the mother, the one who's pumping out the children, and whose name starts with M, doesn't get anyone with her initial. Hey J-Daddy, here's an idea for you: "jerk off" starts with J too. Why don't you try that for a change instead of impregnating your wife every single time you go near her?
I don't have a problem with large families. I can see the appeal. But 17??? Do the parents even have individual relationships with each of their children? Does anyone in that family get any sort of special one-on-one time with Mom and Dad?
The mother home schools the children. How does that work when the teacher/student ratio is so high? Who's watching the youngest children while the older ones are learning? Oh wait, never mind, I'm sure the older children have been gang pressed to baby sit, so that answers that question.
What are the odds that most of these children will grow up and have 0, 1, or 2 children tops?