Tues, April 20, Josie Duggar's First Shoes

With Josie still in the hospital, the Duggars keep finding ways to welcome her to the family. Watch as Anna and Cousin Amy take a knitting class and make Josie her first pair of shoes - baby booties!

30 minutes

148 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least she won't have used shoes. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

I think i will skip this episode.. Amy, is an attention whore... besides Josh she is the worst!! Producers, please get it right: no one wants to see Josh or Amy..We enjoy watching the little kids, hearing the older girls and the Bates..

Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sure to be the usual Duggar Snorefest Supreme.

vicka said...

wow they are really out of storrylines. A knitting class? Really?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

This looks like it is going to be a neat show with Amy as she seems to brighten the show with her personality. I love to learn how to knit but never was able to do so. It is good the baby gets something new rather than a hand me down from one of her older siblings.

McGuff said...

I can't wait for this episode! I love Amy. She adds a little spice to the show.

littlemissperfect said...

Oh jeez, who writes this stuff? Knitted foot coverings are called booties or socks. Not shoes.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind Amy too much she brings some life to the show sometimes. However, this will probably be one of the most boring episodes.

babysteps said...

Why don't they ask Joy to teach them to knit? She said in one episode she can knit. Josie is going to need special preemie clothes for awhile.

In the old days parents used to use cabbage patch doll clothes for their preemie. This episode does sound boring but I'm hopeful it's not ALL about Amy.

Hannah said...

im glad anna is getting to spend time with others. she needs more interaction then josh.

Anonymous said...

"Producers, please get it right: no one wants to see Josh or Amy.."
---------------------------------

I wouldn't say NO ONE wants to see Amy. I originally loved the show to watch how the family did things differently, especially their daily routine. However, I understand that this has all played out, and the show and the family themselves have changed. Although it's not what I initially enjoyed, I kind of do appreciate the contrast of Amy sometimes. I agree that making Amy part of the show makes it into just another reality show about random people who aren't particularly different than most of us, and who wants to watch that? But I wouldn't go so far as to say that "nobody" wants to see her. A lot of people do - her 5,000 fans on Facebook, for example.

Anon 3:14 said...

Amy's record deals must not be giving her any income, thus the bottom-of-the-barrel storyline.

Note to TLC producer: I'd rather watch more wholesome storylines, you know, Michelle's endless dissertations about her breastmilk, cervical softening, or something kind and loving like that (rolling eyes here).

Anonymous said...

I think i will skip this episode.. Amy, is an attention whore... besides Josh she is the worst!! Producers, please get it right: no one wants to see Josh or Amy..We enjoy watching the little kids, hearing the older girls and the Bates..
___________________________________
ITA!!! I'm so sick of Josh lounging around, and then Amy being so.stinkin.loud!! Enough already. We want to see the kids, and the Bates.

Anonymous said...

Personally I fink Amy irritating, but these shows have something for all of us. Some love Amy but hate Josh, some hate both of them, some love Anna & Josh, some just like the little kids and still others would like to focus on the almost adult children and their possible romantic interests. I think they actually have a good combination and obviously have a lot of people that keep coming back. I will watch this show because it won't be all about Amy - they always mix it up.

rebecca said...

I was born 8 weeks early and my mom put me in cabbage patch doll clothes! :)

ash said...

It bothers me that while they're buying the yarn, Amy is holding her dog. I don't think Josie needs to be exposed to cheap acrylic yarn that a dog has drooled/breathed all over. I hope they have some kind of highly effective sanitation process in mind for the finished product before they put it on her... but somehow I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

why didn't they just knit little Josie a huge new bow for her collection?

Anonymous said...

Does Amy think she's the Paris Hilton of Arkansas, bringing her little doggy into the yarn store. I think that's just about as pretentious as you can get, carting your little doggy with you everywhere you go, into the store, etc.

Someone mentioned acrylic yarn. I sure hope not! That stuff is scratchy on my grown up fingers, so bad that I can't knit with it. If they are really going to knit some cute booties for the preemie, I hope they purchased some high quality, silky soft, 100% cotton yarn (or any other kind of natural fiber).

Anonymous said...

All that effort for knitted booties, that could be bought for just a few dollars . . .

Besides - by the time the baby needs the booties, her feet will be too big for them if she grows much. Summer's coming on, and hopefully by the time cold weather is here again she will be much larger than she is now, and those booties they're making such a big deal over will end up being used on a doll.

I think Amy acts like a real person, while the Duggars act like holier than thou cartoon characters most of the time.

Celestie said...

As much fun as it is to dress baby up, there is really no reason for them to buy a bunch of preemie or doll clothing. Hopefully the baby will be not out visiting, or receiving callers, until she gets stronger. A onsie (which are made in Preemie sizes) and swaddling her should keep her comfortable. I like the knitted booties and caps. They could go crazy making them as pink. fluffy and garish as they wanted, without burdening the infant with useless clothing.

Anonymous said...

The problem I have with Amy: Is she implies that she is she the Paris Hilton of the Ozarks?? and that she is more savvy then the rest of the Duggar girls.. At best her sense of style comes from Target... Please enough already with the "puppymill" dog under her arm..

The only reason why she has so many friends on Face Book is: she leaks information about Josie and the rest of the Duggars.. She has posted a few time the current weight of Josie.. I know because that is why I am friends with her on FB..

Anonymous said...

I find Amy to be incredibly loud and obnoxious, but hey she is a part of that family and honestly lets just be thankful we don't see more of her than we do already! Anna on the other hand is another story, she is much much too quiet and timid, and really seems unsure of herself.

Anonymous said...

"why didn't they just knit little Josie a huge new bow for her collection?"

*******************************

LOL!!!
Answer: Because there wasn't enough yarn in Arkansas to knit a bow large enough for Duggar bow standards.

"Paris Hilton of the Ozarks"
Too funny!! (and too true!)

B said...

LOL, does Amy really think she's the Paris Hilton of some backwoods Arkansas town? I guess if buying your clothes at Ross and dragging your yappy dog around everywhere constitutes high class, then she's it.

I used to like Amy but I find her increasingly obnoxious, along with Josh.

I think they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for story lines. Maybe they should just do an entire episode of Jackson and Johannah interviews, at least they're witty and funny.

In regards to the shoes, will the Duggars actually not be buying used and saving the difference? How shocking.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Jackson and Johanna! They should take their show on the road!

GrannyComeOn said...

Has Grandma (Michelle) Duggar held McKenzie yet?

Anonymous said...

I don't see the point in attacking Amy for her clothing. Who cares where she shops? We complain when people wear prarie dresses or denim skits, and now we're complaining because someone shops at Ross or Target?

Anonymous said...

I don't think there's any point in personally attacking Amy. I am also friends with her on FB, but it's because I actually like her as a person, not because she "leaks information about the Duggars." There's also a fan site devoted to her, and quite a few people actually like her. Her dog isn't from a puppy mill, and who cares how she dresses? I like her sense of style, but are you saying people who shop at Target shouldn't be on TV? (By the way, she actually shops at Dillards).

Anonymous said...

"I LOVE Jackson and Johanna! They should take their show on the road!"

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Their parents have already done so. For profit.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

With people wondering if Michelle has held Mackynzie, has anybody seen Great Grandma Duggar hold her? My guess would be that both women have held their Grandaughter but the camera just hasn't picked it up yet.

Anonymous said...

I would certainly hope that Michelle has held her granddaughter and I am sure she has. But I think what a lot people mean by saying that is Michelle really isn't able to be what most people think a grandma should be. She has her own baby, and a micro preemie at that, to deal with. She doesn't have time for her own children there is no way she can really be grandma to McKynzie (I really should learn how to spell her name), or any future grandchildren. Once her childre are older and the young ones have their own children Michelle will too old to get down and play with them and do the grandmotherly things with them. But then again she never has seemed to play with her own children or do the motherly things with her children so I wouldn't have high expectations for her to do so with any grandchilren.

I think Anna's mother would be a wonderful grandmother if they lived close enough and she was able to be a bigger part of her life. The few times we have seen her with the baby she is truly beaming.

CappuccinoLife said...

I'm sure this will be boring for most.

But I'm curious. Baby booties were the first thing I learned to knit, and whenever I run across nice baby yarn at a good price, I pick it up and knit a hat&bootie set for baby gifts. If they want to make something pretty for the baby, why not?

For Josie to wear now, they're going to have to be *tiny*. Although, she probably will wear them through the summer since preemies can have trouble with heat regulation.

Hannah said...

Does Mack have her ears periced or am I just seeing things?

Hannah said...

Gross Moments:

a) enough with showing the poop. im just glad the baby didnt get pooped on or ate it before she got it. GROSS

b) Josh stop talking about food and patting your tummy. I cant eat when I watch clips like that.

I love Amy, shes very sweet and energtic.

Poor baby Josie. she looks so sick and her mom sticks her infront of all the hot lights for the world to see.

I hope she lives a full and healthy life.

Why does everyone look so pale. is it a bad make up job?

Jess C said...

I'm only like 15 minutes into this episode and am wanting to cover my ears due to Amy's barking! But I am seeing personality in Anna, her little "clearance" moment and google comment were cute. And she has a REALLY strong profile, such strong facial features, I guess I never noticed. She also looks slimmer to me. Oh and Anna taking guitar lessons? Interesting.

UGH Josh looks old, he looked so sloppy in his interview portion.

Mackynzie is adorable and has the CUTEST outfits. And Anna's subtle matching with her is hilarious, I unintentionally do that with my son lol.

That little blurb about selling cars to all of the Duggar kids only bringing in 6 months of revenue? Is that typical? That is 19 sales...something about this doesn't seem right, i don't know.

Lol Jim (sound guy, not Bob) looks so ~enthused.

Little Josie just warms my heart, but breaks it at the same time. She is so tiny and beautiful but so fragile, and I am just afraid she won't get the attention she so desperately needs. She needs quiet and calm, I just pray she gets it.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear correctly? Josh is going to work LESS at the Used Car Dealership? He wants to pursue other things? Like what? He needs to work MORE not less!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see that Josh and Anna are starting to (slowly) make their own path in life instead of following in JB and Michelle's exact footsteps. Josh hired someone to help him at the lot instead of "working side by side" with Anna all day long at the car lot. They have internet and can use google! I bet they even read this blog! (hey josh and anna!) Hey, I'm all for independence for those two. Even if it's little stuff.

Also, Anna was wearing a lot more makeup this time and acted much more confident. She looked so great!

Anonymous said...

The worst ever show.. Producers why are punshing us?? Whole episode with the most hated people!!! Fat face Josh and CHEESE BALL Ozaks Wanna be Paris Hilton.

Amy, if you are the one writing in support of yourself on here.. Do not even bother to reply to my posting..

You, really need a reality check..

Anonymous said...

I will admit that I figured this would be a boring episode but I actually liked it. It wasn't chaotic with watching all those little kids running around. I didn't feel stressed after watching it. Anna and Amy actually looked like they were having fun and I laughed at times. Even Grandma seemed to be having fun.

I wouldn't have been happy if that dog had done their business on my carpet though.

I even liked watching Josie getting her first feed with a bottle. Also no Jim Bob. Yes it was actually a pleasant episode. Could have done with Josh and the car lot again. They must be trying to get business by showing it a lot.

I don't know why but I was very surprised to see that Mackynzie had her ears pierced.

vicka said...

As someone who knits (a lot, i only half joke when i say i could knit a wedding dress) i thought this was really a funny episode. first of all knitting and crochetting are two different things. second the yarn they were getting was the cheapest version of acyrlic that should not touch baby's skin at all (especially not a premie skin). and third what is with amy? you seriously can't sit still for 15 minutes to master a skill you decided you wanted to learn? its not that hard. I learned to crochet from a neighbor around 6. its silly they were treating it as some kind of brain surgery.
in addition, i think this was a ridiculous episode with absolutely no interest whatsoever for someone who doesn't already knit.

babysteps said...

I think the show has Jumped the Shark with this episode. When Jim the sound guy is the most entertaining person around you know your show is in trouble.

Why did they even air this disaster? They have old footage that they could splice together and make a lost episode or a blooper show or something. This was HORRIBLE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Oh lets go shopping" Such the DIVA Amy.. Give me a break..

Not buying it said...

While I do find Amy a bit overbearing, I did enjoy her enthusiasm and interaction with Anna on this "project".

And Anna's bone structure is beautiful, and her personality is definitely starting to come out, but what's with the jeans skirts dragging the floor? I'm afraid she's going to trip soon.

And Josh wants to spend LESS time at work? GIVE ME A BREAK!

grannyD said...

show tonight was different....I really like Amy...she is more average than the rest of the duggars...Anna was more confident...Josh is just full of himself...yes Josie looks fragile..she is a micro preemie afterall...and those that complain so, just don't watch the show! :)plenty other shows to watch if you can't stand the Duggars and what they stand for.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice how much Amy looks like Grandma Duggar?

Anonymous said...

*YAWN*

I don't think I've seen a more boring episode! seems they wanted Amy to liven things up a bit,but it just came off as being silly and not even worth watching.
Josie was the only interesting person on the show.

Anonymous said...

Ann's nose always looked very disfigured.. I wonder if she had accident??

Anonymous said...

I wonder when the cams are off?? Does Josh walk around the house with a crown on?? Get over yourself, Josh..

Celestie said...

I loved the interaction with Anna & Amy and then Grandma. Everyone looked like they were having fun together. Anna's eyes just sparkled. Never seen her look so happy. I was actually amused by the efforts of crocheting. It is not hard, but I know that not everyone has good hand eye coordination.

Josh needs to work more not less. This is the time of life, a young man can build his business. He needs to put in the hours, and the sweat, not sit around patting his fat tummy. Heaven help us all when he is 40.

Looks like Ma is learning how to feed a baby at last. Ever notice how she lays her babies flat on their backs to feed them? The nurse was teaching her to hold the body and head up, so food can go down the throat. Josie seems to be gaining, so that is a very good thing.

Little kids still seem have manners issues while eating. I have two boys 6 & 3 who are able to sit in their seats and not throw food while eating. They occasionally punch each other, but no food throwing. And what is with the paper plates. I would like to see one of those little inserts saying much the Duggars add to the landfill each year, with their diapers and paper plates.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or did Josie's head look a little deformed? Was that just the camera angle or is that a side effect of being a preemie?

LJC said...

Yikes... Josh. You look rough buddy! He just looks run-down and drained of life. I understand this family is not too concerned with the "aesthetic' aspect to bodies, but he is on TV weekly, has a new wife, and has a young daughter. He's got every reason to whip himself into shape. I'd love to see him get out of bed before 9 and go for a jog or something.

Anonymous said...

When Anna was sitting next to Josh during interviews, her makeup looked AMAZING. She looked so much better than she has been.

Jana fan said...

Thoughts on the episode:

McKenzie is adorable. So cute. And Anna dresses her adorably too. Strange that there was a big NIKE moment with her diaper showing, while she was kicking on floor (her jumper had hiked up). And pierced ears? I would think that would be frowned upon in Gothard circles.

More poop? Give me a break! That gross little dog should be OUTSIDE if it can't control itself! Pooping so near the baby? She could have stuck that in her mouth! How Disgusting!

Josh is a lazy person. And he looks way older than 22.

Amy doesn't bother me, except the dog.

THe fact that they bought such horrible cheap yarn bothered me though. If they had been successful and made the booties, they would have been very irritating to Josie.

Why can't either Anna or Amy concentrate? They joked about ADD, but it was kind of pathetic that neither of them could stick with the knitting lesson long enough.

Josie does not look well at all. I fear she may have some serious developmental delays.

pumpkin said...

I love Anna. She is a breath of fresh air and she looked so happy to be out shopping and doing girl things. I am glad to see Grandma Duggar getting a break from taking care of the little kids and actually having adult conversation and teaching others (or trying to).

Josh annoys the stuffing out of me. He is hiring help so he can work less ? What the what? He doesn't get out of bed before 8 or 9 as it is.

At 22, he should be putting in as much work as he can so he can rest during his golden years.

winsomeone said...

Of course Josh is not going to work more hours..he has that great role model Jim Bob to thank for that. None of the boys will have any sort of normal work ethic, as they never have seen that while growing up. No adult gets up until fairly late, and none leave the house to work.In Josh's eyes, he is doing the normal Duggar male thing..sleeps until he feels like it, and hangs around the house most of the time.

Rebecca said...

I thought Josh was complaining that sometimes they don't have much money. So then why is he hiring part time help that could possibly turn into full time? I know he made the comment about wanting more family time, but Jim Bob worked a TON of hours in his early days of starting their family. Much of what Josh says does not make sense to me. I do feel a bit sorry for Anna moving far away from her family. I'm sure she feels a bit isolated and lonely. It was nice to see her get "girl time" w/ Amy. It doesn't bother me that they didn't complete the project. It was just great to see her get out and smile as much as she did w/ Amy & Grandma.

CappuccinoLife said...

I just couldn't finish the episode. The 'knitting' was incredibly boring. It was crocheting and there's a huge difference between that and knitting.

I guess they were having fun but if the purpose was learning Anna and Amy were really not interested. If it was *meant* to be a goof-off time, that's one thing. It was presented as a "lesson" though, so either the producers made it something it wasn't, or those two young ladies weren't interested in real lessons.

Anonymous said...

Grandma Duggar probably looked happy to be able to get away from her job of hauling around the bottle of spray cleaner/cleaning those floors.

Jen said...

Anna has pierced ears too.

Look at the Wedding photos, pregnancy photos.

Anonymous said...

" Quote - Poor baby Josie. she looks so sick and her mom sticks her infront of all the hot lights for the world to see."

Josie is not looking sick, she is just extremely thin. Her growth in length has got ahead of putting on fat so she looks like a "little old woman". That happens with a lot of preemies. She will probably look much better in the May 9 special where she is a pound heavier. As for the "hot" lights, remember, she is used to a headed incubator. The lights may actually feel good to her.

"Does Mack have her ears periced or am I just seeing things?"

Yes, she does have her ears pierced with cute little snowflake or star studs. After all, all the Duggars wear jewelry.

Did I hear correctly? Josh is going to work LESS at the Used Car Dealership? He wants to pursue other things? Like what? He needs to work MORE not less!

Maybe he wants time to continue his education or explore some other avenues. Maybe he doesn't want to spend his life working as a used car salesman.

I think the girls were having trouble learning to crochet because Amy truly does look she has ADD and can't concentrate. Anna probably would have learned just fine without the distraction

Anonymous said...

I'm slightly concerned about Jennifer's speech. I believe she is nearing 36 months, and she should be producing intelligible speech 90% of the time. She is attempting to communicate, but Michelle did comment that she doesn't understand her. The Arkansas Children's Hospital probably has screenings avaiable on site.

Anonymous said...

Most boring show ever. Looked like the whole crocheting thing was staged. It was very obvious that neither one of them were interested in making booties or learning how to crochet. They acted so silly just trying to fill time. It was really ridiculous. Poor little Josie she does not look well. Her face is so skeletal and doesn't look right. Maybe all premies look like that, I don't know. I hope she's o.k. Also, the kids were really wild in this episode. Banging on the table, rampaging through the house on bikes. I know kids will be kids, but it just seems they have so much pent up energy that they are not getting out. Also, did anyone notice that the front door was left open and I think it was Jennifer who was just walking around near the door. I know the camera men were there and there was no need to worry but what if they weren't filming? She could have just run out. Just a few of my observations and opinions.

Lolo said...

Of course the younger Duggar kids have terrible table manners. Ever since Baby Josie was born and JB and Michelle have been so preoccupied, the little kids have been running wild. It's easy to pawn them off to older sisters, but the older girls aren't their mothers and those little kids know it.

Yes, Amy is annoying, but I think she's naturally annoying. Perhaps Amy is bringing Anna out of her shell a bit. It was distressing that neither woman could stick with the knitting/crocheting lesson, but it was probably Amy keeping Anna from focusing.

As for Amy's dog, I love dogs. I have a little dog that's well behaved and let's me know when she has to go outside to do her bidness.

This was a boring episode, but future shows should get more interesting once Josie comes home.

Lolo said...

I wonder when the cams are off?? Does Josh walk around the house with a crown on?? Get over yourself, Josh..

LOL. I think Josh walks around the house in his modesty bathing suit when the cams are off.

Everyone is right. When you own and are building a business, you work seven days a week.

Josh is lazy and clueless, but he must get that from Jim Bob since I see JB doing little work, except living off his commercial real estate and TLC earnings.

Anonymous said...

can someone with micro premie experience comment on Josie's bone structure? her face seemed really odd, with her jawline sticking out. is this normal? i hope she is ok, poor baby.

Anonymous said...

i'm no josh fan but i just wanted to respond to people who say he rolls out of bed at 9 or 10. i 've never bought a car before 6 or 8 at night, so i imagine although they don't open until 10 or 11 in the morning they probably don't close until 10 pm or so (so that people can come in after work), at least this is how dealerships work in my area.
And it being a car lot it would have to be open 7 days a week. so thats lets say 12 hours a day, 7 days a week... assuming he actually does this, that would be a lot of work. I don't blame him for wanting to take 1 to 2 days off. However, having said that as a young man and someone who is trying to build up his business of course he HAS to work 7 days a week 12 hours a day for the first few years. Right now is not the time to take it easy Josh. How are you going to provide for all those little blessings? tsk tsk.
Poor Anna. I don't think this is what she signed up for. She seems to be upholding her end of the bargain... not fair.

Amanda said...

I loved this episode!! I lol'd several times. Yay for Anna getting out of the house and yay for Gma getting some time to herself. I really like Anna and I hope she continues to get fun "girl time"! I also cracked up at the sound guy Jim- that was cute. While I don't condone small children being on camera all the time- you really get the feeling that everybody -including crew is having a really good time doing this show. (Just my opinion) ;)

Snap! said...

Mackenzie is so cute! She looks well taken care of. I too was shocked by Josie's appearance. Is that what preemies look like at over 3 lbs? I really hope she fills out and doesn't have any disabilities. I can see why Kelly Bates cried when she saw her. I
really hope Jim Bob doesn't push for no.20 (that seems to be his target number) so they can invest time into Josie and the other little ones at home.

Suzie said...

Face it, Joshie wants to spend less time at the lot so he and Anna can travel on the Duggar caravan this summer. IOW, he want to keep riding the TLC train and his (supposedly) 5 days at the lot he now works is too much.

How does that he know the other Josh can sell cars based on the fact he can wash them and put air in tires?

He's a complete idiot. I hope to God they don't breed until he figures out whether he wants to be famewhore for a couple more years (I don't this show lasting longer than that) or actually WORKING at something that's going to have to feed a family beyond the age of 25.

MO4 said...

Looks like Ma is learning how to feed a baby at last. Ever notice how she lays her babies flat on their backs to feed them? The nurse was teaching her to hold the body and head up, so food can go down the throat. Josie seems to be gaining, so that is a very good thing.

I know seeing her feeding her children while they are lying down made me cringe.You would think that someone who has so many kids would know the basics about how to prevent choking!!This is a matter of safety!

nccalgal said...

I can understand why Amy was having problems learning how to crochet. She's left-handed and unless another "lefty" could show her how to hold the yarn and hook, it would be difficult to pick it up. I tried to teach my lefty sister how to crochet using "mirror imaging", for lack of a better discription, she finally found another left-handed crocheter who had her up and running in no time.
It looked like someone from the store was finally helping them. It would seem like she would have steered them to the baby yarns.
I thought the interaction between Michelle and the little girls when she was leaving the house was a nice touch Sean.

Anonymous said...

A couple things struck me and made me wonder - Mack's pierced ears and Anna's cute ocmment about Google show that they are already doing things a little differently than Josh's family. What I wonder is... doesn't it seem like Anna should be pregnant by now if they aren't using any contraception? I also wonder if they follow the rule of abstaining for 80 days after a girl. Either way, I think we're seeing signs of them breaking away from the Duggar mold a little bit, and I have a feeling that they're doing something to stop her pregnancies or it sure seems like she'd have a bun in the oven already.

Anonymous said...

"Strange that there was a big NIKE moment with her diaper showing, while she was kicking on floor (her jumper had hiked up)."
-----------------------------------

Remember, it's not a NIKE moment unless it's "mama skin." It SHOULD be, in my opinion, but by Duggar standards, their modesty only covers adults. They can exploite babies all they want.

Anonymous said...

When Jackson was singing "She'll be coming 'round the mountain," I realized that's not a hymn. I guess the Duggar children are starting to learn some new songs.

CappuccinoLife said...

Re: why Anna is not pregnant again...

Josh and Anna *could* be using birth control of some sort. That's possible.

However, they are also not JB and Michelle. Two different people. Not everybody would have over a dozen kids if they didn't use birth control. There are QF families with 1-3 kids, having never used birth control a day in their marriage. Many QF families have a 2-3 years spacing between their kids with no use of contraception. The idea that if someone has noncontraceptive sex they'll get pregnant every time they're fertile is an extremely simplistic way of looking at human fertility.

Even people who deliberately try to concieve often are surprised to find months going by even with careful observation of fertile signs.

I think it's one of the misconceptions about the Duggars/QF that no contraception guarantees a baby every year. Human fertility just doesn't work that way and there are so many factors involved. For the Duggar's, the God-factor would be a biggie, of course.

Anonymous said...

"i 've never bought a car before 6 or 8 at night, so i imagine although they don't open until 10 or 11 in the morning they probably don't close until 10 pm or so (so that people can come in after work), at least this is how dealerships work in my area.
And it being a car lot it would have to be open 7 days a week."
----------------------------------

The lot is not open until 10, it's only open until 6. And it's not open on the weekends, either. This was addressed in a different thread a while back. Unbelievable, I know, but someone who lives in the area saw the hours and posted them for us. You are right though, that no one buys a car a 7 in the morning. The problem with Josh's hours, though, is that it gives no time for people to come in after work or on the weekends, so no wonder they don't get many visitors.

Tammy C said...

I wonder what the store thought when Amy walked in there with her dog.Most places only allow service dogs.

Anonymous said...

I too was struck by Jennifer's delayed speech. Maybe this is why Michelle was fixated on "Say Mouth, Jenny" a few episodes back. But she is still unintelligible. What do you think the chances are of Early Intervention (a free service) being involved? I'd say next to none. Pity.

Poor Jennifer will have delayed speech and God knows what poor Josie will face. If only Jim Bob and Michelle didn't think that they were above the help of public school services, or those mandated by the state. Those poor kids desperately need the government funded services that the Duggars so loathe.

Kitten said...

To i'm no josh fan but - Josh's car lot is open 10-6, Mon-Sat, closed on Sundays. Actually, I'm not even sure about Saturdays - can someone else refresh my memory? In any event, no 12-hour days, 7 days a week for Josh.

As for wanting "more time with his family," - how can they have more time when Josh and Anna work "side by side" all day at the car lot? Now, if that really means "more FUN time," then it makes sense. Josh is not exactly the most driven person you'll ever meet, unless it involves food or free travel. LOL...

pumpkin said...

According to the website of the car lot (http://www.championnwa.com/) they are open 10-6, Monday through Friday.

No evenings, not even one night a week. And no Saturdays.

I guess their main clientele must be either shiftworkers or the unemployed or self-employed who are off work in the middle of the day.

Anonymous said...

IMO, I think Anna looks pregnant. She kind of has a glow about her.

Kait2tog said...

as a knitter and a self-proclaimed yarn snob, i agree that a quality cotton would be better for josie, but craft store acrylic is what's used for 99% of children's projects. a cashmere sweater would be lovely too. it's far too expensive to buy top of the line yarn for small children's items, as they out grow them too fast. and i don't think anyone's ever been injured because they had acrylic socks as a baby. there are some relatively soft baby yarns on craft store shelves. i also don't think anything happened to the yarn because amy's dog breathed on it. Don't the duggars have pets? don't you think its possible one of the nurses has a dog at home, who breathed on her scrubs before she came to work?

Anonymous said...

Ok, this episode drove me nuts. You wanna learn how to crochet? Buy a book or take a class. "Chaining" is not that hard, I learned how when I was six. It just seemed to me like Amy and to some extent Anna weren't really that interested in learning...this whole episode just seemed so contrived. Amy acted like a ditz the whole time. Blech.

And JOSH..."Sometimes we have money, sometimes we don't"...now he wants to hire someone full-time? Now, if he's going to extend his open hours as a result, that's great.

kitnkaboodle said...

It seems from what I am reading (I dont' watch the show), that "Josh" is a big lazy bug who has little motivation other than to ride the TLC train to its inevitable end. Since he is so young, he better be figuring out what else to "do" once that ends, as I bet wifey won't be "allowed" to work.
The less kids those two have, the better-for all concerned.
Come to think of it, the same could (have been) said re. JB and Michelle. Too late now though....I hope they stop and there is NO Today Show "announcement" later this year! If there is: gag.
BTW: as a crocheter---acrylic yarn varies in quality; if they were buying RedHeart for instance, it wouldnt' be as soft as something a bit better, such as Vanna's Choice (personal fave of mine) V.C. also has a specific "baby" yarn, and baby yarn is of different weight as well. They (A & A) probably had no clue what they were looking for, and bought the cheapest yarn. I am sure that washable acrylic yarn would not harm Josie's feet, however. I doubt she will be wearing whatever creations those two were attempting to make last night anyway.
YMMV

Anonymous said...

According to the website of the car lot (http://www.championnwa.com/) they are open 10-6, Monday through Friday.
----
oh wow. that is ridiculous. so the only people that can buy from them are those who do NOT work monday through friday 10 to 6??? that cancells out what... at least 80% of gainfully employed people in my area. and he wants to work LESS??? he never said on the show that he is hiring a person so that he could expand his working hours. he specifically said "i want to have some time to myself" or something like that.
wow, that business is going to fail BADLY.

Anonymous said...

This episode was a lot better than I expected. I can usually ignore Amy but I did notice how different Anna seemed.She really came out of her shell and seems at ease with Amy. More so than with the Duggar girls. She even calls Grandma, Grandma, not Ms. Duggar. Anna seemed so lively and personable. She spoke out more and seemed like a normal 20 yr old girl. It makes you wonder if Anna really has a bit of a wild side.And baby MacKynzie(I can never spell her name correctly) is absolutely gorgeous.

MOM IN TEXAS

MayDay said...

I was surprised that the store allowed the dog to be brought inside. Our stores here in Massachusetts only allow service dogs in the stores. But them TLC was behind it. TLC gets what TLC wants. I am so sick of special privileges for these reality TV family.

BonnieBlue said...

In reference to many posters concerns about the way Josie looked. Yes, that is a typical look for preemies. They are still growing and their bodies haven't put on the amount of fat they need. That is part of the reason they have trouble regulating their temperatures. Their eyes often look quite large because they simply have not yet grown into them. They often look like little old men or women with scrawny limbs and small muscles. That IS typical of preemies. Some preemies grow out of that fairly quick and start to put the chub on. Others may take a few years even. She is gaining weight and learning to bottle feed ( as of taping) and those are all in good progress. She has some catching up to do. She may be very blessed to and not have a single health concern the rest of her life but she may not be so lucky and be faced with some challenges. Only time will tell.

My daughter was born weighing almost exactly what Josie did (23 years ago) and she was in the hospital for three and a half months. She had no other health issues aside from being premature. She had monitoring of her eyes for a number of years but was in the clear. She does wear glasses now but whose to say she wouldn't have anyway. She is truly a miracle baby and perfectly healthy in every aspect and about to graduate college. This was all over 20 years ago and hospitals didn't have nearly as much technology and knowledge as they do now. I believe Josie has a fighting chance and clearly has a supportive family to help her. I'm not at al concerned that she won't thrive at home when she does finally get to be there for good.

Anonymous said...

Sadly I can tolerate Josh more than Amy after that episode. I wanted to reach in the TV and grab her while telling her to get over herself. Obnoxious!

Anonymous said...

Re: The car lot,my parents always taught me .. 'no matter what you sell,a GOOD salesman is always out there by 7AM!'

roddma said...

Amy and Anna were going to knit but went with crocheting. In my experience,3 ply sportweight or baby thread makes the best booties. Most patterns call for them. I didnt catch the name of the pattern Im surprised Annna hasnt learned to crochet or knit growing up with several siblings.

babysteps said...

Maybe Josh has found that his heart is not in selling used cars. Maybe he's going to try another business. Probably real estate like his parents. I really hope he doesn't think he can succeed in politics. I heard JB was pretty bad at it.

As I've been saying for a few weeks now, Josh get a physical! You look horrible. Maybe they can put you on a healthy diet and suggest some vitamins or something.

I was surprised by Jennifer's speech too because none of her older sibs seemed to have a problem. Maybe some did and they outgrew it and she will too. She's still young. If she is still having a lot of problems being understood by age 3 she should be evaluated. It could be a hearing issue.

Terra said...

The car lot's hours are ridiculous. Keeping the same amount of hours, if Josh made them 12-8, Tues-Sat, they'd get a lot more business.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Concerning the knitting not everyone can do that. My mom could not and neither could I. Does this mean we can not do other things? NO. Mom was an excellent sewer and now I am becoming good at it too. My aunt and great aunt were good at knitting and not sewing. Each of us have our own talents and loves. Just maybe neither Ana or Amy have the knack for knitting. It really takes a skill that is not needed in sewing or other types of arts.

Nicole said...

"Those poor kids desperately need the government funded services that the Duggars so loathe."

This is an assumption that we don't have enough information to make, especially based on a few seconds of Jenny talking and speculation that Josie may or may not need developmental help in the future. We also can't assume that if Jenny needed speech therapy, that the Duggars wouldn't just go the old-fashioned route and pay a private speech therapist to work with her. They have the money. People can and do receive the services that they need without help from the public school or the state, especially when money isn't an issue, as in the Duggars' case.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe Josh has found that his heart is not in selling used cars. Maybe he's going to try another business. Probably real estate like his parents. I really hope he doesn't think he can succeed in politics. I heard JB was pretty bad at it."

I don't know where you heard Jim Bob was pretty bad at politics, her served two terms in the state house of representatives. He quit to run for the senate and lost that race - he hasn't run for another office since. It was during his term in office that they were discovered by the Discovery channel.

Anonymous said...

My hunch is that Josh prefers to move into building web sites, AV stuff maybe Christian television, etc. over selling cars. Didn't he have an AV room in the house....

He'd benefit from more motivation, and walking the walk on that hard work ethic rather than the business practices or lack thereof we seen on the episodes.

babysteps said...

I never tried knitting but I can crochet some. Amy and Anna should have tried to crochet a small blanket. That would have been a lot easier. I wanted to crochet blankets for babies at a local hospital but they said they don't accept them anymore because of the yarn and allergy issues. I think they only take quilts.

RandiWarhol said...

Concerning the knitting not everyone can do that. My mom could not and neither could I. Does this mean we can not do other things? NO. Mom was an excellent sewer and now I am becoming good at it too. My aunt and great aunt were good at knitting and not sewing. Each of us have our own talents and loves. Just maybe neither Ana or Amy have the knack for knitting. It really takes a skill that is not needed in sewing or other types of arts.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

I can understand people not being good at certain things, but Anna's and Amy's approach to making the booties was just ridiculous. Yes, it was very possible that TLC put them up to this, but you cannot just walk into a craft store without some knowledge that you're going to need a pattern, needles, etc. They made a big deal out of nothing trying to make those booties. I believe they had huge expectations and started rolling their eyes when they didn't understand something. You get what you put into something, and both of those girls certainly got just that.

Their attempt at the bootie project was horrible. I believe both of those girls could have made booties if they took the time to sincerely educate themselves and take the project seriously. Knitting and crocheting can actually be really fun.

Anonymous said...

Re: Anonymous said...
I too was struck by Jennifer's delayed speech. Maybe this is why Michelle was fixated on "Say Mouth, Jenny" a few episodes back. But she is still unintelligible. What do you think the chances are of Early Intervention (a free service) being involved? I'd say next to none. Pity.

__________________________________

Early intervention varies from state to state but you are correct it does cost next to nothing. My 2 1/2 year old is in speech and my husband is also an occupational therapist, he was only slightly delayed but any type of delay only gets worse as the children age. That is why early intervention is so in-expensive. We are no where near the poverty level and only pay $3/session. It's based on income and family size, so even with a huge TLC contract the Duggars would get a low cost. It also maxes out, I think max is even less than your average co-pay.

However, this is a big one for the Duggars probably, you need to be refered to (in Indiana it's called First Steps) by your pediatrician and then the child is evaluated to she if he/she qualifies. I don't see the Duggars getting their children their routine well visits. Maybe they do, it's just not talked about or shown. So basically if they don't bring it up to their own pediatrician it's going to be overlooked until the child starts school.

Anonymous said...

I thought Anna's comment about babies growing up and leaving was interesting...not that I think Michelle's obsessive need to always be pregnant or nursing a newborn is a natural mindset, but maybe Anna is not as enamoured with motherhood as she's been taught that she's supposed to be?

SherryinBA said...

Maybe now that Josh has an employee at the car lot, he'll have the time to take the Christmas lights down at his house.

Anonymous said...

My hunch is that Josh prefers to move into building web sites...

----

than he perhaps should work on the dealership website. because its AWFUL. if he was interested in this, i'm sure it would be much nicer.

Anonymous said...

"So basically if they don't bring it up to their own pediatrician it's going to be overlooked until the child starts school."

----------------------------------
And we have to remember, unfortunately - the Duggar children don't start school.

Anonymous said...

Something else I noticed but forgot to mention previously is how great Anna looked in the interview for this episode. She didn't look as washed up as she normally does. But something that made me sad is when Josh was discussing having an employee at the dealership and now he and Anna could have more time to do things,for some strange reason I secretly hoped he would say she would have time to find a part time job or go to school. Instead he said something very Duggar-like that I can't remember at this moment. I don't know why but something tells me Anna is not all that conservative like Josh wishes she would be. Not that I think she is a bad girl, but maybe just not lily white and wholesome.

MOM IN TEXAS

Nicole said...

" but any type of delay only gets worse as the children age. That is why early intervention is so in-expensive."

It is not true than any delay automatically gets worse as children age. In fact, there's a good argument to be made that the opposite is often true. Many (of course not ALL) children will catch up to where they need to be developmentally if left to mature at their own pace without being pushed or stressed.

A case in point, I have a good friend whose daughter was speech delayed and spoke unintelligibly until she was about age 5, maybe even later. Her parents carefully watched her and encouraged her gently themselves, and she is now an articulate 9-year old that shows no sign of ever being delayed. Of course this doesn't always happen, and each child needs to be watched by their parents for delays. One of the Bates boys, I believe Nathan, is such a sweetheart but the poor guy talks with a lisp. That was ignored too long and now he will probably have it for life as he is what, 16 now?

The Duggars have plenty of experience to know when one of their kids isn't progressing properly and I don't doubt they will address it if necessary by getting Jenny the help she needs. They aren't clueless just because they don't participate in the public school system or state programs.

Anonymous said...

He said she could have a hobby like knitting. Gee, that is coincidence!

Nicole said...

Anna did look great in the interview segment. I've always said she has great cheekbones and eye structure. She had makeup on and looked well-rested. If she ever gets the orthodontic work she needs, she'll be even more stunning.

This episode was truly boring though. What were they thinking? Cousin Amy is tolerable only in small doses. You knew from the beginning the "knitting" was going to be a flop. It was painful to watch. I also didn't have Anna pegged as a mom that would have her baby's ears pierced. That surprised me. I only watched so I could see Josie at the end.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Josh keeps Anna monitored at all times? She seemed to always go to the dealership with him and the one time we saw her stay home, Amy was with her. I know they're a young couple and probably like being with each other but I also if he tries to keep a close eye on her. Do you think she gets to surf the web on her own?

Something that really bothered me about this episode is when Michelle soothed Josie's crying by putting her fingers in her mouth! Her nails were pretty long and I don't care how much she scrubbed before going in to see her, it's disgusting and seems like a bad move for a baby who barely has an immune system.

I'm scared for Michelle's sanity right now, she seems so blank. It's too much and I feel like she blocks herself from letting everything in and seeing it for what it's worth.

Does anyone know where Jim Bob was?
I mean Josie eating for the first time was a pretty huge milestone.

Anonymous said...

I thought Anna's comment about babies growing up and leaving was interesting...not that I think Michelle's obsessive need to always be pregnant or nursing a newborn is a natural mindset, but maybe Anna is not as enamoured with motherhood as she's been taught that she's supposed to be?
8888888

LOL -- the reality of being a mother is so completely different from what you imagine it will be. In many ways, it's thousands of times better than you ever dreamed. But it's also incredibly harder than you ever dreamed, and it's 24/7/365. With a husband like Josh who doesn't seem to really be a helpful partner, I imagine Anna is coming to terms with her reality. I think she loves being a mom and wife, but she is also seeing the long road ahead of her and realizing that it's truly hard work.

Plus, in order for the Michelle Duggar school of mothering to kick in, you've got to produce several girl babies and then wait until they turn 12 or 13 before you can really hand off the younger ones to them. That's a long time before relief is on the way and you could simply focus on breeding and breast feeding.

babysteps said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know where you heard Jim Bob was pretty bad at politics, her served two terms in the state house of representatives. He quit to run for the senate and lost that race - he hasn't run for another office since. It was during his term in office that they were discovered by the Discovery channel.

4/22/2010 9:27 AM

__________________________________
Well I read an article that when Jim Bob was running for either state rep or the senate that a woman's club asked him and other candidates to come and speak about the issues. When it was Jim Bob's turn he motioned for his kids to come up and sing some hymns. One of the ladies tried to stop the singing and get Jim Bob to talk but he ignored her. The kids sang and then they left.

I'm guessing Jim Bob didn't know the issues and used his family to try to win them over. Educated women are smarter than that. He was known as a one issue candidate and I think you know what that one issue was.

Anonymous said...

Do we know that Jennifer has not been evaluated for a speech problem? Maybe that is indeed why Michelle appeared to be working with her on how to say "mouth". I have two adopted grandchildren who had issues with delayed speech and the speech therapist came to the house once a week or whatever it was and worked with the parent in how to work with the child.

On the other hand, maybe what we are seeing is just a shy child in the middle of a bunch of more aggressive siblings and doesn't get much chance to talk. My husband and I were commenting on how Jackson always seems to cut JoHanna off when they are talking in those cute little interviews. Johanna isn't shy but I think Jennifer is and that could indeed be the problem.

Anonymous said...

Really REALLY boring episode.. I couldn't watch it 'til the end.
The gas tank of episode ideas is running on fumes.
Expect Jim Bob and Michelle to announce (On the Today Show via live feed from home (the "We're going to NEW YORK!" theme is as tired and worn out) of course, that they're expecting D20.
Expect this announcement sooner rather then later.
After Mother's Day, the Baby Josie storyline will be tapering off as far as viewer interest goes.
The older daughters - with the exception of Jill - seem to be withdrawing more and more from actively participating on the show.
And when Jinger or Jessa do appear on camera now it looks strained and forced. (And just plain phony at times!)
I think Jana is completely detached emotionally from the show now. She looks like she would like to be anywhere other than on camera.

The younger kids - especially the younger boys - are too generic to really garner much interest from viewers.

So look for some sort of announcement in the weeks after Mother's Day.
Otherwise this series is toast.

Maybe that would be a good thing.
I've noticed a growing groundswell of negativity from former fans of the series since the birth of Josie.
And as we've seen in the past - with JK8 - once the rot has been perceived to have set in (deservedly or not), there is no stopping it.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where Jim Bob was?
I mean Josie eating for the first time was a pretty huge milestone.
___________________________________

All the older and middle boys were gone so I am assuming they were with him.

Snap! said...

It's really difficult to say Jennifer has a speech delay from the few moments we see her. She is only 2. Some kids don't say a word until they are 2- other speak clearly at 18 mths. I think you have to wait until she is 3 on the series to really see if there is a problem. She turns 3 in August but
we might not see episodes of her at this age until months later.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said; "I've noticed a growing groundswell of negativity from former fans of the series since the birth of Josie."

I doubt the negativity is coming form the fans of the show. If you read Michelle's blogs you see lots of positive comments and two or three people posting negative comments over and over. The same thing happens on media reports with comments. The Duggars have a huge fan base and while they may hope the Duggars don't have more children for health reasons they support them no matter what.

I think the show is almost like a real live soap opera and people get addicted to it.

Anonymous said...

I am worried that Josie isn't doing well at all, and that no news isn't good news.

Iliketheduggars said...

"I'm guessing Jim Bob didn't know the issues and used his family to try to win them over. Educated women are smarter than that. He was known as a one issue candidate and I think you know what that one issue was."

Sounds like a typical politician to me.

babysteps said...

Wow! Some people sure read a lot into a 22 minute show. The crew of the 19 Kids gave interviews on the TLC site and they rave about the family so I think the Duggars are not as bad as some seem. Jim, the sound guy used to work with the Gosselins. I would love to hear his comparison of the Gosselin and Duggar families but I think he's to nice a guy.

nccalgal said...

There is an ongoing discussion regarding the lack of privacy as far as the children are concerned, yet it is assumed that the Duggars don't take their children for regular check ups and that they are ignoring Jennifer's speech issues because it hasn't appeared in an episode. After the negative comments regarding the dentist episode, do we really want to have a "Taking Jenny for Speech Therapy" or "Jackson and Johannah see the Pediatrician" episode. These just may be a few areas of their family life that they refuse to expose to the public. As much as we have complained about exposing Josie's condition to the world, there really was no way to escape it since so many wanted to know what happened and how she is/was doing. We should not be basing assumptions solely on what is seen or not seen on TV because it has already been established that reality TV is far from it.

Celestie said...

I thought Anna's comment about babies growing up and leaving was interesting.

-----
I'm wondering if she was just feeling pensive. She grew up in a close family, then was married off and shipped off to Arkansas. She has to raise her child without her mom, and her mother-in-law, "Mrs Duggar" is too busy with her own babies to really help her, or being a doting grandma. I'm thinking she misses her family. Wonder if Joshboy would ever allow her fly down to see them without him?

Anonymous said...

Does Anna breastfeed Mackynzie? We havn't seen her talk about it or seen her with that "sling" around her that Michelle wears while breastfeeding. Or maybe she has more of a sense of modesty than Michelle.

PR said...

I love the Duggars but I thought ths episode was corny. Just something to fill a half hour. So over dramatic about not being able to crochet. Amy is such a drama queen. I really don't like when she's on the show. I was beginning to feel embarrassed for all those involved. UGH!

Anonymous said...

For Ruby's show, I read that they film 10-12 hours a day. And she also has a half hour show.

Those cameras are in the Duggar home more than they aren't. It's really pathetic, actually, and no way to raise children.

Anonymous said...

I think the reason we haven't heard about Josie is because they are waiting for the special. If she is well I expect to see them on the Today show either the Thursday or Friday before Mother's Day to promote the bringing home Josie episode that is suppose to air on Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

I just assume that Anna is breastfeeding Mackyzie and I for one and glad we haven't had to hear about it or see it.

babysteps said...

Anonymous said...

For Ruby's show, I read that they film 10-12 hours a day. And she also has a half hour show.

Those cameras are in the Duggar home more than they aren't. It's really pathetic, actually, and no way to raise children.

4/24/2010 11:08 AM
_________________________________
I don't know. It's different for various reality shows. I think the Duggars basically have the crew there when they have something to film, like a trip or to show homeschooling, or a special event. I can't believe Ruby is that interesting to have a crew 10 hours a day. She should tell them to shoooooo!

Anonymous said...

Or maybe she has more of a sense of modesty than Michelle.
__________________________

More of a sense of modesty than Michelle!!!! But Michelle is the modesty QUEEN! (Not to mention that she is also the DAIRY QUEEN!)

Give me a break.

AmyKB said...

I never thought of Amy and Anna hanging out, LoL. They are kinda cool together, talking about shopping and such. Anna had a decorative necklace on. And Anna's wearing her makeup differently now. And she doesn't like dieting... nobody does, LoL. Piano lessons, guitar lessons, selling, crocheting... Anna's a quitter, LoL.
Does nobody supervises the little kids when they eat breakfast/lunch?

Anonymous said...

Of course Anna is breast feeding.. Duh, its cheaper then buying formula.. Helloo we are talking about the Duggars here..

Anonymous said...

"Anna had a decorative necklace on."

It was a cute necklace. It looked like the kind they sell in the $1 jewelry stores. I'm not saying that to be rude. I'm just saying that's what it looks like to me. I happen to like those little stores myself. There are several here in Arkansas.

~ Jasmine

Anonymous said...

I was amazed that Amy's dog went to the bathroom on the carpet. Didn't she potty train her?

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely gross. I thought Mac would roll over and stuff that in her mouth. Eeeeewwwwwwwwwww.

What is it with the Duggar fascination with poop? I've seen enough already!

Celestie said...

does, LoL. Piano lessons, guitar lessons, selling, crocheting... Anna's a quitter, LoL.

_____

I don't think Anna is a quitter, she is just trying to explore new interests. My goodness, I've been trying new stuff for years. Its how you grow. Heaven help us all, if we learn to knit at age 17 and never try anything else. Boorrrrrring.

As for supervising the children while they eat. They may be supervised, but no one is teaching them table manners. If they ever go to any place nice, with civilized people, away from Duggartable, people will be appalled at their manners. And they will not even know enough to be embarrassed.

Anonymous said...

The Duggar table manners, or lack thereof, are pitiful.

Some of us less modest people, wearers of pants and allowers of children attending school and college, do not have children climbing all over the tables, eating with their hands, dumping everything, or acting absolutely out of control and rambunctious all the time.

joyruns said...

Celestie said...

If they ever go to any place nice, with civilized people, away from Duggartable, people will be appalled at their manners. And they will not even know enough to be embarrassed.

4/26/2010 10:38 AM

**********************

They behaved just fine at the dinner with the Amish.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I watched this show again and noticed that the store they went to to buy the yarn for the booties was "Hobby Lobby". I recognized the 50 percent off signs and other items as I go to Hobby Lobby at least once a week. By the way this store is own by Christians and often the music they play comes from some Christian song. The words are not sung, just instrumental music.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the episode again and caught the part where Jennifer was talking. I was actually quite shocked that Michelle just kind of brushed that off. I have a son that is one week younger than Jennifer and everything he says can be understood. Nothing she said could be. I really do think that she has a speech delay and I really hope that they get that checked out. But it seems like to the Duggars, it is all about the quantity, not the quality, so they might just brush this under the rug.

I absolutely just love Anna. She is the sweetest thing ever and I truly hope that she is happy. Her baby is so beautiful and I see alot of Anna in her.

Josh, get a physical, please. It is not normal to look like that at 22. People are going to start thinking that you are your dad's brother.

babysteps said...

Anonymous said...

The Duggar table manners, or lack thereof, are pitiful.

Some of us less modest people, wearers of pants and allowers of children attending school and college, do not have children climbing all over the tables, eating with their hands, dumping everything, or acting absolutely out of control and rambunctious all the time.

4/26/2010 3:43 PM
_____________________________
I didn't see any of that behavior in this episode except for Jennifer stuffing her mouth at lunch. A lot of kids do that when they are super hungry. Trust me, I work with young kids and I am constantly fighting that battle with them.

babysteps said...

Oops. My last comment was in the wrong thread. Please disregard.

Anonymous said...

The kids were banging their silverware on the table and throwing their plates (and maybe their food?). Of course, this was the un ecologically minded Duggars, so the plates were paper (do that math----three meals a day for 20 people on paper plates----can we say WASTEFUL?).

They have climbed all over the counter and table in past episodes. In this one we just got to see the banging and throwing. Still disgraceful table manners.

~L.Lo~ said...

My hubby was so funny comparing Anna & Amy's shopping trip to buy yarn to someone going in to Lowe's saying they want to build an airplane with no plans, no idea what type of materials to get, no clue how big they want their plane, and asking random people in the store if they can quickly tell them how to do it. Maybe you just had to be there, but he was cracking me up!

WalktheTalk said...

Can you image how hard it would be to pack up dishes, silverware and such to feed 20 or more people at one time in a temporary situation? Do you do that everytime you go on a picnic with your family? As for the young childrens' behavior, lets not forget that they sense the stress that the family is under. They are not in their home were they have a area outside to burn off energy. Its difficult to explain the situation to children under 5 about a baby they have only seen pictures of and how sick she is.

Anonymous said...

"But it seems like to the Duggars, it is all about the quantity, not the quality, so they might just brush this under the rug."


I don't see how this can be true at all. There are many things that can be criticized about the Duggars, but it's pretty clear that they have raised/are raising some high-quality people.

Celestie said...

High quality in what ways? Under education? un mannerly, no skills outside family business? Ambition free? No curiosity? It is true, I doubt that any of them will end up in Federal Prison, but then neither will mine.

Anonymous said...

The Duggars eat on paper plates at home too. They'd just rather use 60 or more paper plates a day than wash a few dishes. God knows why, with that enormous brood to help. It's pure and simple waste and laziness, but I think the whole lot of them, with the exception of Jana, John David and Jill, are completely lazy.

Anonymous said...

The Duggar's are not on a picnic though. They moved that darn harp with them to the rental home. You would think they could have packed up tableware for 20 people.

MominWA said...

I cannot stand Amy! She is worse than Joshua when it comes to attention whoring. What a stupid premise for an episode, I barely finished it. Two girls who know nothing about knitting or crocheting are going to knit booties? All they did was waste their time and money. Suck it up, go to Carters and shell out the $5 for a pair of booties for the baby. Good grief.
Please, please, please: no more cousin Amy on the show!