I'm a mum of 12 and here's the most annoying questions judgy strangers ask me, they're so rude | The Sun

A MUM-OF-12 has revealed the most annoying questions she's asked in public with her kids – and said she always feels "watched".

Zoe and Ben Sullivan live with their bumper brood in Lossiemouth, Moray.

Zoe, 44, gave birth to the couple's 12th baby six months ago, and revealed the family "attracts attention" when they're out in public.

It's made her feel pressured to ensure the children look and behave perfectly at all times.

She explained "I used to feel like I had to kind of prove that as a large family we weren’t what some people thought of large families.

"You’re constantly being watched for what you do and picked up if anything’s wrong.

"So the kids would be ultra clean anywhere they went and ultra behaving themselves."

The Sullivans are parents to Elisabeth, 17, Olivia, 16, twins Charlotte & Isabelle, 14, Noah, 12, Evangeline, 11, Tobias, nine, twins Leah & Erin, six, Agnes, five, Joseph, four and Florence, six months, and often enjoy family days out together.

But Zoe said they can be inundated with questions and comments from rude strangers.

Speaking on BBC's Scotland's Biggest Families, she said: "I used to feel like people were always waiting for you to fall so they could say ‘you shouldn’t have had that many children’ or ‘you can’t afford that many children’ or ‘you can’t look after that many children'.

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"I’m not so bothered by it now and I think part of that is because we do a lot of social media and we see the other side of it.

"Don’t get me wrong, we get some really vile messages sometimes and some really bad comments.

"People think it’s ok when you’ve got a big family to tell you you shouldn’t have any more, how many have you got, have they all got the same dad?

"But they are few and far between. Most people are really supportive and that’s put me at ease more.

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  • Catch up with the Sullivan Family in episode three of Scotland’s Biggest Families on BBC One Scotland next Monday, November 14, at 8pm

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