'Sweet Home Sextuplets': Eric says it's 'scary' they could spend $2M to educate their nine children
Eric and Courtney Waldrop have always wanted to have a big family and they were blessed with nine children, Saylor Wales, Bridge, Rayne, Layke, Rivers, Tag, Blu, and Rawlings. However, with nine children, comes great responsibility. The pair have always had their hands full but have made sure they are there for each one of them.
Eric thought a fun way to spend time with the boys would be to take them out to the farm. While at the farm, Eric asked the boys if they knew why he decided to get the cows and all of them were quick to tell that it was to save money for college and he admitted that the money would, in fact, go toward the children's college fund.
Later when Courtney and Eric sat down, the producer asked them if they had any idea about how much the college tuition would be for one person. Courtney decided to Google for answers and was shocked to find out that tuitions were around $25-45k for one person alone. Calculating an estimate of how much it will cost to educate nine children, Courtney realized it would be somewhere around $2 million. She admitted that they did not have so much money. Meanwhile, Eric thought it was a scary scene to imagine and decided to brush off the subject. One thing that worried Courtney was that by the time the children grew up, the education would cost more.
Despite being uncertain about future funds about how much they will have to spend, Courtney and Eric concluded that it was important to focus on the now than to worry about the future. They knew the importance of giving their children the best of everything and decided to continue doing the same. Right from sports classes to any adventure that the children have wanted to go on, Eric and Courtney have never hesitated to fulfill their wishes. While the amount might seem big, Courtney and Eric are not dwelling about what may happen in the future.
'Sweet Home Sextuplets' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.