LOOKING after sick kids is never easy, but spare a thought for mum-of-22 Sue Radford who currently has a stomach bug sweeping around her bumper brood.
Sue shared how her kids have been “throwing up” everywhere in their 10-bedroom home in Morecambe, Lancashire.
Taking to Instagram, Sue revealed: “The kids have been back at school for three days and we have a nasty stomach bug quickly working its way around the house.
“Poor Tillie was supposed to be starting high school today but she’s been up all night throwing up.”
She added that her youngest, Heidie, who arrived in April 2020 during lockdown, had also been sick everywhere.
Sue then shared a photo of her carpet cleaner that she had been using to remove any vomit stains.
Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.
Sadly the couple’s 17th child Alfie was still-born on July 6, 2014.
The family famously doesn’t rely on benefits and is supported by their pie shop business.
The Radfords, who live in a 10-bed former care home, often show off their millionaire lifestyle on Instagram.
This includes having an outdoor cinema, TV bed, new £6,500 fridge, and a £30,000 Range Rover car.
The family have recently opened their doors for Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting show, which documented their lives under one roof.
In the show, Sue revealed they have spent £1million raising their large brood and she has been pregnant for 16-and-a-half YEARS.
Although Noel was forced to close the pie shop at the start of the pandemic, his second eldest daughter Chloe suggested they take the business online – and since then, sales have more than doubled.
Full-time mum Sue also has her work cut out for her at home with all the kids – and spends hours every day tidying the house and doing multiple loads of washing.
She said: “If I could say the one thing that really does drive me insane in this house, it’s got to be the laundry.
“An average day, I can be doing four to five loads of washing. It’s never-ending.”
However, the couple did invest in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement and Noel treated his wife to a robotic hoover in the first episode of their documentary series.
Unsurprisingly, lockdown has played havoc with the Radford’s weekly food shop.
Sue revealed how their weekly food bills have boomed by more than £100 to total £400, with the majority of their brood stuck at home in lockdown.
The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, and each week they go through 80 yoghurts, three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls.
Sue previously shared how she gets Britain’s biggest family to wake up for school & it’s actually genius.
And we shared inside the Radfords’ millionaire upgrades this year, from a swanky new bathroom and TWO new cars to a £6.5k fridge.