I’m a mum-of-12 & it takes an hour just to sort socks – trolls say my kids should help with the laundry but we’re fine | The Sun

A MUM has left people stunned with the amount of laundry she has to do.

Alicia Dougherty, from New York, and her husband Josh have 12 children – and it clearly keeps the pair very busy.

The huge brood consists of Alicia, Josh, as well as their twelve children, some of whom the couple's adopted.

The children range form 16 to 4 – Alex, 16, James, 15, Patrick, 14, Bree, 11, Zoey, 10, Dash, Jordan and Jason, all aged 8, Bodhi, 6, and Harlee, 4.

In a recent TikTok video, the mum showed off the mountain of laundry she had to get through.

And while the size of the pile was shocking – people seemed more shocked that she didn't get any help with the laundry.


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Most people tend to sort their washing in a corner of their front room – but Alicia has an entire room dedicated to hers.

Alicia posted the clip to her TikTok account Dougherty Dozen as she sat in the middle of her laundry room sorting through the clothes.

The room quickly filed up with so many piles of sorted laundry that you could barely see the floor.

Although the mum didn't film her sorting through the dreaded socks – she revealed they took her an hour to go through alone.

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She added: "And I got to the 2 weeks of socks but that took another hour."

The mum-of-12 has previously stated that she gets through 60 loads of washing a week to keep up with giant family.

The video soon went viral with over XX views and over 5k likes.

People took to the comments section to share their thoughts – many asked why the older kids weren't helping the mum.

One wrote: "Why don’t they help?"

Another person commented: "Why don’t you have the old kids do theirs?"

"My back hurts from watching this," penned a third.

Meanwhile, a fourth added: "I’m never complaining about folding my clothes again."

A fifth claimed: "Get them to help you, that’s a better way."

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