Transcript for Family of 21: No Twins, Five Bedrooms, Lots of Chores
Well, they're your typical american family, find of. There's 19 kids in the bates clan. With mom and dad, thatakes a pack of 21 all living under 1 roof. We're going to talk to all of them in a moment. But first, juju chang has a look at life in the bates family. Reporter: They're a wholesome, christian family, like any other. Times 19. That means 19 mouths to feed. 19 sets of laundry to wash. And it gets gradually bigger. And then, the boys start. Reporter: Is that the dirty pile? That's, unfortunately, the dirty pile. Reporter: And who knows how many diapers to change? Can you clean? No. Reporter: While gill bates runs a tree cutting business with the help of his sons, kelly bates homeschools all of the kids. We have something fun today. Reporter: Ten girls, nine boys. From jeff to zach. Five are off to college, they still live under one roof in knoxville, tennessee. There's no internet surfing, no video games and no tv. Just old-school amusement. Hurry. Long time no see. Reporter: And like their friends, the duggars, their story is about to be showcased in a new series. "The united bates of america." That's why they have come to "good morning america." Where subway rides can be nerve-racking. I heard stories that the doors close quickly. I picture in my mind somebody getting left behind. And menus can be sticker shocking. I think it must be very good. Reporter: For a family who dresses modestly, the manhattan sun worshipers were downright shocking. What did you make of the male sunbathers? There were a few guys laying in the park. And they forgot mostf their
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