The proverbial ink wasn’t yet dry on my post about large families when I came across the case of Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji. Now my head is echoing with Too Many Daves, the Dr. Seuss poem that’s long been a hit in my household.
A Pakistani father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children, a dubious ambition in the conservative Muslim country where polygamy is rare but still practiced.
Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji, 46, says he believes it is his religious duty to have as many children as possible.
Pez dispensers wives will each have to pop out 25 children, then. Mustn’t. Be. Judgmental.
Insisting it is “very rare” that he mixes up his children’s names, the medical technician said he juggles their affections by taking turns to attend family events with them and their mothers, such as weddings.
His three current wives support his procreational and matrimonial goals, he said, adding that they all live in harmony together — though he would not allow AFP to speak with them.
One hundred kids. I always thought that having that many Dalmatians would be a challenge.
No word on how the Khiljis will manage to house their children, feed them, clothe them, educate them — all on a medical technician’s salary. I guess the Lord will provide, right?
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