Michelle on How to Embarrass Teens

Why would she want to do that?

Josh came by his bad driving habits honestly?  And what is it with the Duggars and car horns?

23 comments:

Nancy said...

I was just coming here to post the latest ridiculousness. Michelle does an excellent job of embarrassing her teen and adult daughters (only one daughter is a real "teen," Jinger's an adult) without having to honk unnecessarily in traffic. She could have caused something more serious than embarrassment.

Honking, other than when necessary, is actually illegal in some states. Then again, they were in Texas for that Food Conference; I think it's still legal to have open containers of alcohol in a vehicle.

At any rate, just another example of Michelle's arrested development. Wait until you get to the conference and find the guy if you're such good friends. He was obviously going to the same place; he's not going anywhere.

Then again, logic isn't a Duggar strong suit.

sandi said...

I think she got all the born-blowing from Jim Bob. In any event,I thought it was funny...she must have really been laying on the horn!Bet the girls won't point anyone else out anymore.LOL.

Flower Child said...

She leaned over and honked while one of her girls was driving? That is insanely not safe!! If you're not the one driving you leave the driver's area, controls etc alone! She could have caused a wreck.

Sami said...

It is not legal in Texas to dr ir with an open alchocol container. Hasn't been for at least 15 years.

tweetie said...

My mom does this (honking when she isn't the driver) and it ticks me off to no end. I've asked her not to do it, but she does anyway. (I'm 34 by the way, not a teenager or a new driver.) I've told her that it is dangerous, rude, and just plain not appropriate, and she remembers for a little while and then will do it again a couple months later.

Some people just have no sense, it's not necessary an exclusive Duggar trait.

shelley said...

A non-driver honking the horn is not safe. The driver is in charge and should be able to say: "Please don't do that." Also, what is Michelle trying to say exactly? That it is okay to embarrass your children because something good could happen out of it? This article sounds unfinished to me. It really is just an example of how she embarrassed her girls....it doesn't teach us anything about parenting. This is on the TLC page called 'parentables'. Maybe part of the story was cut but still....it really was pointless. (or an embarrassment for Michelle)

Beth Anne said...

OK, is Michelle getting paid to do the "Parentables" writing? Because that was a lame article that ended much too prematurely to really "instruct" or "encourage" others. As a parent of a teen myself, I understand the underlying humor in acting in a way that is embarrassing to your teenager(s). But if she and JimBob justify their payments from TLC and other venues by saying they are sharing their wisdom and trying to encourage others, shouldn't there be a little more "instruction" on how to deal with your teenagers' embarrassment of parental behavior? Hints on how to be respectful of your teenagers' emerging feelings of self-awareness? I guess I expect too much :)

And, I agree, leaning over the driver to honk the horn for half a mile is completely dangerous. But, I guess the Duggars are so "blessed" that nothing bad, like a car accident, could POSSIBLY happen.

Joan said...

Funny, because in their book, Michelle clearly states that she doesn't embarass them.

Betty said...

Some people just have no sense, it's not necessary an exclusive Duggar trait.

In my view someone else being stupid in no way excuses the Duggars and really isn't relevant to what Michelle claims she did.

sandi said...

I've noticed the Duggars don't have to actually DO th things they say...they just have to say they do.good enough I guess,for them.

mom in texas said...

Michelle on How to Embarrass Teens: Try being in your late 40's and still attempting to get pregnant alongside your 20-something daughter-in-law. How's that for embarrassing your teens? I can bet that is much embarrassing than honking a horn on a highway.

tulip said...

Not to mention kissing over the grandbaby's crib, next to the baby's parents kissing as well (remember the photo?-ugh.) What about the episode where they renew their vows, as Michelle was decorating and then Jim Bob butts in and they start that PDA session...in front of the kids!-ick. Michelle giggling at Jim Bob's not so subtle jokes on the topic of-yep, you guessed it-(i.e.the bedroom reveal, Michelle states how romantic it is while Jim Bob states, "Baby number...", The Today Show annoucing J20 Jim Bob states, "I don't know how it happened!" (in front of all the kids-on national TV!-eeew)...now THAT stuff is embarrassing. Reaching over to honk the horn in the middle of traffic will just increase the chances of causing an accident...hope they didn't forget their iphones.

billman said...

Don't they have this rick persons phone number? couldn't they just call him up later and say "hey, we're in town, wanna get together sometime? oh btw, we saw you on the road earlier"

Rudy Tecat said...

I won't even let my wife touch the radio while I'm driving!

Hannah said...

I hate how Josh and Jim Bob do it when entering. They did with Josie and its not good for her little ear drums. I think Josh did it for his kid was well.

I wonder if ever get a noise compliment from neighbors.


They think they will be protected and risk things However,they aren`t just risking who is the car, but the other drivers on the road.

elspeth said...

I doubt any neighbors will compliment the Duggars for the noise and horn honking. I think someone may file a complaint some day though.

Andrea said...

Mom in Texas: Love your comment "Try being in your late 40's and still attempting to get pregnant alongside your 20-something daughter-in-law." Too funny and so true.

I cannot believe Michelle could be that reckless and unwise (I had to look up kinder words for what I really wanted to say). She's an accident waiting to happen! Can you imagine being the driver and having no controller over telling your mother to get out of your face/ space while you drive.

Flower Child said...

I also think that its just another way Michelle and Jimbob show their children that regardless of the situation or their age the Duggar children are never in control. Also intentionally embarrassing is belittling and asserting dominance over them. Its like Michelle is saying 'I know you're the one driving but we will do what I want when I want no matter what.' She didn't care that her daughter was driving in an unfamiliar busy highway and probably quite frightened probably more so than being embarrassed. But Michelle wanted to be center of attention and she got it. Michelle seems like a b**ch imo.

Seriously? said...

I thought in DuggarLand, the rule was "Jezuz, OTHERS, You, so how does Michelle doing what SHE wants (grown woman making an arse of herself honking the car horn on the high way to gain attention) despite its causing obvious embarrassment to OTHERS fit into this Duggar platitude?

Rudy Tecat said...

Way to go Michelle...you're trying to distract TWO drivers, not just one. Why don't you just have the driver text the other driver? This article should have the title: How to Cause an Accident. I hope they don't give you another Mother of the Year award!

Doug said...

The entire "19 Kids and Counting" show is a "car horn"... a cry for attention!

sandi said...

I suspect tlc is just telling them to stir the pot again...but has anyone ever noticed,that all seems to be left up to the womenfolk? or is it just me? they uise Amy to release any controversial pics,and Michelle to talk and write..recall the snarky message re: Jubilee and her miscarriage,and now this.JMO, but Jim Bob never seems to take on any of that.

Jennifer said...

True story: When I was 17 my dad and I were in a quiet bookstore. He walked up to me and said in his "outdoor voice", "Do NOT go over to the ____ section! I just did a silent but deadly that could peel the paint off the walls here." There were at least 8 or 9 people in the same row of books as me, not to mention everyone else who heard him. It's a miracle I didn't go home and hang myself after that.