Florida supermovers carry 16 children to 88 classes a week and have time for themselves
Source: The Daily Mail
The 44-year-old mother of 16 children says there are “no normal days” in her home. She teaches them at home and takes them to 88 sports classes a week, managing to look great and take care of herself.
The founder of the Florida-based Liette Rieback charitable foundation is a mother of ten daughters and six sons, aged two to 21 years. They all live with Liett and her husband, 49-year-old David Reeback, who owns a real estate company. The Daily Mail.
Liette gave birth to her first daughter, Daly Kay, at the age of 21 - now there are the same number of daughters, since then the family has had 12 biological children and four adopted ones. The woman gave birth to her youngest child at 42. The mother of many children herself grew up in a family where she was the only child - neither brothers nor sisters. As Liett admits, she spent 10 years of her life while pregnant, gaining and losing a total of 600 pounds (272 kilograms) "baby" weight, and going through contractions and pushing 12 times without a single caesarean section.
The mother is very active in children, she personally takes them to sports activities, finds time to work in a charitable foundation, writing books, and even has time to have lunch with friends. All this is due to the tough graphics, which she has established for herself and steadily complying.
Liatt admits that at a young age the thought of sixteen children would have seemed crazy to her, but now she is sure that this is "the best job in the world." According to her, those who first met the family were shocked by the number of children and wondered how they could be dealt with.
“Some were joking - do you even have a TV in your bedroom?” Liett smiles. "Now many of them are older, and we no longer seem so strange to them."
In the week the family buys:
12 gallons of milk
40 pounds of chicken meat
40-50 pounds of potatoes or rice
Total: 650 dollars, and this is not all expenses for food.
“David and I have been blessed with the opportunity to have children, and we truly truly believe parenting is an incredible opportunity to do something wonderful in this world,” says Liatt.
Every morning, as the woman says, she wakes up and thinks, "I can't believe I'm doing this." Liette does not know if there will be more children in the family, according to her, she and her husband do not mark them with numbers. "We just go through each day and the next."
Liette gets up at 5:30 a.m., reads a prayer and writes a to-do list until homeschooling time begins for children who are studying math, science, languages, history and art. A deeply religious family also teaches the Bible to children. Older girls help mothers to cook, while boys take an active part in washing - the car has to be loaded 42 times a week. The rest of the household tasks are distributed among all children.
Lyett and David do not have any helpers, and besides the children they have two turtles and a dog. The family has a tradition of joint dinners, despite the tight schedule, and one evening a week is devoted to going to the movies.
In addition, each child Liett must visit at bedtime.
“I’m constantly moving at 100 mph and sometimes it’s exhausting. This is a kind of organized chaos. Sometimes I forget my name, but it's always worth it. "
In addition to motherhood, Liett runs a blog called Reebaki and runs a foundation Believe with methat supports military families who have lost a loved one in the service. Last Christmas, the organization distributed 600 gifts to the children of fallen soldiers through a volunteer service, including David and children.