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watermeadow Fri 17-Sep-21 12:12:19

I see myself as a wise old mother elephant with her tribe following her to the waterhole. I have ten descendants, children and grandchildren and my grandmother had forty-one. By now her descendants must number hundreds.
How many have you got? Don’t include steps or in-laws, only blood relations.

yggdrasil Fri 17-Sep-21 12:15:01

five

BlueBelle Fri 17-Sep-21 12:17:13

10 like you, three children, and seven grandchildren

Cabbie21 Fri 17-Sep-21 12:19:05

Six. I have a daughter and a son. They each have a daughter and a son, in that order.( My sister has the same, a daughter then a son.)

kittylester Fri 17-Sep-21 12:37:34

12. 5 children and 7 blood grandchildren. There are 2 other grandchildren and they are also part of my tribe.

DiscoDancer1975 Fri 17-Sep-21 12:39:17

So far....4 children, so that won’t change, eight grandchildren.

Spinnaker Fri 17-Sep-21 12:44:35

Three

BlueSapphire Fri 17-Sep-21 12:46:40

Four.

FannyCornforth Fri 17-Sep-21 13:19:46

0

tanith Fri 17-Sep-21 13:24:22

3 children, 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren so far.

17 in total but I’m sure they’ll be more. 😉

Maggiemaybe Fri 17-Sep-21 13:44:55

3 children, 5 grandsons. I think that'll be it for 20 years or so. smile

Bluebellwould Fri 17-Sep-21 13:45:49

221, ………. Not really just seeing if anyone’s reading the thread.

DanniRae Fri 17-Sep-21 14:55:59

5 = 3 x Children and 2 x Grandchildren (so far)

Witzend Fri 17-Sep-21 15:22:03

2 children, 3 grandchildren.

Kim19 Fri 17-Sep-21 15:28:54

Four for me.

rafichagran Fri 17-Sep-21 15:30:10

5, two children 3 Grandchildren at the moment. Maybe More to come.

crazyH Fri 17-Sep-21 15:31:18

3 children and 6 grandchildren

Summerlove Fri 17-Sep-21 15:46:50

If I’m adopted does that mean I’ve always been a matriarch? As I’m not blood related to my mother? I wouldn’t have counted as one of her descendants?

Ladyleftfieldlover Fri 17-Sep-21 16:25:44

Two sons, one daughter and a granddaughter.

ginny Fri 17-Sep-21 16:35:50

6. Three daughters and three Grandsons.

LauraNorder Fri 17-Sep-21 17:00:41

Four sons, three grandsons and five granddaughters.
Grey hair, wrinkles and less money than I might have had otherwise.
More fun though.

ninathenana Fri 17-Sep-21 17:21:27

Two children and two grandsons. There won't be any more GC

silverlining48 Fri 17-Sep-21 17:30:54

Two children and two grandchildren.
There will be no more, unless or until my two small GC have children of their own, not that I will be around then to know.

V3ra Fri 17-Sep-21 17:51:13

Three children and two grandchildren at the moment.

grandMattie Fri 17-Sep-21 17:53:51

Six - three and three. Not much chance of any more GCs.
My mother had 43 first cousins!