LOOKING back over the years, we dread to think how much we’ve spent on our kids’ birthdays – especially when you tot up the price of parties, presents and elaborate cakes.
Well if you’re cringing over the hundreds (maybe even thousands) that went into their special days, spare a thought for mum-of-22 Sue Radford.
Posting on the family’s shared Instagram account today, the mum gave their 385,000 followers a glimpse into Hallie’s sixth birthday celebrations.
Posting adorable photos of the birthday girl surrounded by a pile of presents, Sue wrote: “A very happy 6th birthday to Hallie.
“I can’t believe you’re six 🥰our little rainbow!”
In the photos, Hallie is seen resting against a big gift-wrapped box and sitting next to a tower of presents almost as tall as her – and she looks chuffed to pieces with her new pink toy octopus.
Earlier this year, Sue and her husband Noel estimated they’d spent between £70,000 and £90,000 on their children’s birthday presents in the past 31 years.
Speaking on their Channel 5 show 22 Kids and Counting, Sue said: “That’s a lot of wrapping of presents.
“And even though we have a lot of birthdays throughout the year, we always make sure the kids have their one special day.”
For four-year-old Phoebe’s birthday last year, the couple spent £350 in total on her presents – and the couple then revealed they’d celebrated 288 birthdays since their eldest son Chris was born,
Noel said: “We’ve probably spent somewhere £70,000-£90,000 on birthday presents in the past 31 years.”
“That’s an insane amount of money,” Sue said. “And that’s not even including Christmas!”
The dad added: “Our luxury is the kids really – and money can’t buy what we’ve got.”
In lockdown last year, the couple welcomed their 22nd child Heidie – who was born months before daughter Millie gave birth to baby Ophelia.
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