Tuesday, October 15, 9:30 PM, Duggar Challenges!

After inviting new friends over for dinner, Anna faces her own challenge of juggling three little ones with grocery shopping and cooking dinner. Meanwhile, the Duggars revisit their own boys versus girls flea market challenge!

30 minutes

15 comments:

Hannah said...

Anna seems to do a very good job with the kids. I like how she handles Mack's spunk and gets down at her level. I liked how kept putting Mickey back to bed. If he can climb out why is still in a crib? How many bedrooms is the new place?

Leigh Ann said...

Anna needs some kind of a baby carrier to wear Marcus. That would make her life so much easier. I didn't blame Mackenzie for wanting to sit, she's too young to have to make all these sacrifices because she already has two little brothers. I know Anna's not the only person to have a baby a year but it's hard on the older ones when they have to grow up awfully fast.

tulip said...

I'm surprised about the crib, as they have previously shown Michael climbing out of it on other episodes and that they continue to show it and haven't done anything about it-major safety issue and has drawn plenty of criticism. Those little low toddler beds are very inexpensive and 100% worth avoiding any injury of a child climbing out of his crib or falling on his head. Unfortunately, as we have seen, it really doesn't appear they have much awareness or sense of safety, and actually seem to be rather oblivious to it much of the time. Those stairs leading out and down from Josh & Anna's house absolutely scare me. Last episode when Josh was taking pics of the kids, and then walking back up to the house, HE was in front carrying Marcus and the kids were following behind him. Should have been other way around-I could just see Michael slipping, or worse.
They already appear to be training up little Mack to being a buddy as we've seen at the age of 3 yrs. old her standing at the stove "helping" to cook (while things are in fact actually cooking over hot burners), "helping" to fold laundry, etc. They have posted pics of this like they are making sure people are aware, and are proud of it.

Judy said...

Anna is definitely a good mother, and very patient. OTOH, what is she going to do when she has six kids, or eight? Yes, the older ones are going to get more independent, but she is likely always to have 4-5 kids of these ages, at least for the next 20 years!

Sharla said...

This one drew 1.536 M viewers and a .5 rating.

stephanie said...

The adoration of Annas kids towards her is sooooo different than Michelles little ones towards her. I can't describe it, it is just different. The way they talk about her in their interviews. They are crazy about their mom. I don't hear that from Jackson and younger.

Miz Kizzle said...

They don't need safety gates, cupboard locks or any of those other child-safety devices that we worldly people use because God will protect them.

Pam said...

Don't forget seat belts, they don't need those either!

pete and repeat said...

I wonder if they were as reckless with their first couple of kids as they are now...new parents USUALLY worry more ..then have another and are not so freaked out by every lil' bump or bruise. BUT WOW-- The Duggars freak me out all the time with their lack of safety measures it just blows my mind. With all the godly talk and all i guess they just dont think nothing can happen to them...sittin up on that pedistal. Its just not right and its not godly to let kids run wild and put in situations that can hurt them. I know kids need to run and play but not to be put in harms way and they don't seem to let it matter much....is this what happens when you have this many "blessings"...? Not Right.

Judy said...

I think Michelle's older kids had much more of her than the youngers, which is why they seem closer to her where the younger ones are not. It's just not possible to spend the quality time you need with each child if you have that many. Anna may experience the same thing. Her oldest kids may idolize her or feel closer to her where by the time she has ten or twelve, they may wind up closer to an older sibling who is raising them, unless Anna figures out some way to avoid that.

Leigh Ann said...

She'd have a better chance of spending more time with the little kids if the older ones were out on their own. It seems like in history when families had 15-20 kids, they weren't at all at home at once, at least after the first few years. If you have a baby a year for 15 years and they start getting married off at 16 or 17, you had more time to spend with the younger ones. If the older Duggar kids were off at college, Michelle would spend more time with the younger ones. Partly because she'd have to. But they won't let the older ones go. Josh is married with his own family and they're still trying to run his life. Now that he's moved away, they have to go visit him all the time. Stay home, raise your little kids, and the big ones will be back for holidays or whatever. They have a really hard time with the idea that kids grow up and leave and take care of themselves. I don't think they'll be so involved in the younger kids' lives when they're adults, though. The attachment just doesn't seem to be there and they'll be older and have less energy, too. Hopefully when the first couple of kids get out and make a go of it, they'll realize the kids are capable of independence. I can't wait to read the books these kids write when they finally get to where they can talk openly.

Ashley said...

Anna does have a baby carrier - I can't remember if it was a picture or a previous show, but she wore one of the previous ones in an Ergo. Now that I say that, maybe she doesn't have the infant insert, as the Ergo is for 15 pounds and up without the insert.

My 2 1/2 year old likes to help with EVERYthing, so I don't think that she's trying to make Mackenzie grow up to soon with the helping.

I liked this episode. None of the sex talk from last week - yuck.

Leigh Ann said...

Maybe she doesn't like to use a carrier until the baby is a little older and can hold up his head. When she does use it, it'll make things so much easier. She does a great job of managing all those little kids. I don't see anything wrong with Mackenzie helping out, either. My daughter started helping emptying the dishwasher at three with the plastic cups and gradually added things (I think spoons and butter knives were next) until she was old enough to handle breakables and sharp knives and she started emptying the whole dishwasher. When she was five, my mom put her to work cleaning the kitchen floor with a rag and she was so excited. "I'm scrubbing the floor just like Cinderella!" Kids like to help out and there's nothing wrong with starting to teach them early.

Anonymous said...

There is a repeat today with Josh and Anna in DC with the realtor. They are looking at either condos or townhouses. Josh comments that wouldn't work as his kids don't keep "regular hours." He seemed to be speaking of bedtime hours.We know Anna tries with the naps.
How can a fmily with three children under the age of four have no bedtime schedule? Are they following in the footsteps of the "Senior Duggars."

DianeD said...

When JimBob went to open the front door for the auctioneer, there was an odd sound, kind of like an electronic dog bark, just as he was about to open the door. Anyone else hear that?