I thought it was slightly selfish though as there was no way they could spend quality time with all 14. There was another couple with 9 and mum was expecting twins; she also chose to home school the kids. it looked liked a disaster and her oldest daughter said they are only taught what mum knows as mum herself did not even complete her GCSES
I agree. That supposed lesson had them all looking bored (though they may have been filming it a dozen times). It did not cater for the different ages or needs in any way.
She gave the school doing "s e x ed for the little ones" as a reason to keep them out of school, when all she need do is tell school to keep them out of s e x ed - which all parents are entitled to do.
When the new arrivals came you could see that the youngest boy in the smaller family was distraught and one of the littlest girls in the larger family clearly said "I don't want the new baby." Mother laughs "Of course you do!"
Other examples of possible selfishness:
The father of one of the families said "I don't see any reason to stop."
World's resources if everyone had this many children? There are already serious problems arising from over population.
He also said he thought having more was "worth the risk" but it is not himself he's risking (unless he finds himself left with all those children to look after alone).
Mother spending £500 because she is addicted to prams then not being able to furnish the DCs' rooms?
Mostly I was slightly disturbed by the Mother of the larger family - using having children as a way of providing herself with an ongoing supply of unconditional love, in compensation for her own Mother having given her up for adoption.