Friday, 30 December 2011

Grandchildren. Lots and lots of them.

As one's children become adults, one usually expects to have the odd grandchild here and there.

Well, perhaps I should rephrase that. Because not too many people want odd grandchildren. But it seems rather okay to have some grandchildren.

But how would you like to have 100?

At the age of 62 yet.

That is what has happened to a Russian couple who emigrated to Canada 17 years ago. With all of their 16 children, it would appear, as all 100 of those grandkids have been born here. Number 100 was just born.

Imagine trying to remember the names of all those kids. Never mind the names of the spouses/partners of your 16 adult kids. That's 132 names to remember. Providing none of those grandkids has married. Pretty soon, that couple will have a couple of hundred names to remember in their family alone.

Everyone will have to start wearing name tags. Or have their names tattooed on their foreheads. Hopefully there are no multiples of any one name. Because that would be just too confusing.

Imagine footing the bill for Christmas for this clan?????

(No, this isn't them. I shamelessly nicked this off the internet.)


  1. My mother-in-law's partner just asks his great-grandchildren what their names are whenever he sees them :-D


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