Each year, the average British family will have 452 arguments, kiss each other 1,492 times, watch 489 hours of TV, spend almost 14 hours waiting for the kettle to boil – and order 60 takeaways, according to a new study.
A nationwide poll of 2,000 British families with children living at home by Virgin Money Life Insurance has revealed some fascinating insights into the highs and lows of the average household.
According to the report, we are generally a happy bunch – with 62 percent describing themselves as a “very happy family” and a further 36 percent claiming to be “happy most of the time” – that’s despite a whopping 452 arguments and 515 bouts of tears in an average year.
On the bright side, every year we share on average 1,435 hugs, 1,492 kisses, 972 fits of laughter and 489 bouts of dancing around the house – with close to nine in 10 of those polled saying that family is the most important thing in their life.
The survey also showed how much time British families spend together, with a total of 301 hours a year snuggled up on the sofa together, 265 hours watching movies – and a staggering 489 hours watching the telly.