Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00, Family Dinner





30 minutes

Ratings:  2.898 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.

100 comments:

Always said...

An entire episode devoted to all the Duggars sitting around with their paper plates full with tater tot casserole. First we'll have to watch the little ones climb all over the counters again. Those kids are all old enough to be told "enough is enough, I don't want to see you climbing on the counters or sitting on them. We have chairs in this house & that's what they're for. Especially those boys are all way too old to be doing that. Would these kids do that in someone else's house? Although actually in Josh & Anna's house they have a beautiful dinning room & when they have guests they sit on chairs or sofas & use TV tables. Also nobody ever seems to wash their hands before they eat.It might be interesting to see if their table manners have improved. The boys never remove their baseball caps or any type o hat inside the house or at the table & I've never heard one of them ask to be excused when they're finished eating. Michelle has said in the past that she puts their names on their plates so she will know who didn't finish their dinner & then they have to finish it the next day. Have never seen that happen has anyone else?

Willow said...

What happened to the episode of Josie's seizure? Thought they showed previews last week?

Tammy C said...

Remember what we see is not all what really happens.I am going to hope that we just don't see them washing their hands for who wants to see inside one of their bathrooms!

No more counter crawling is a big YES!

I want to buy them all Pyrex dishware.

Susie said...

They eat with their fingers, lick everything, rarely eat together and sit and climb and crawl on the counters. This episode is all about germs....

Leah said...

Susie, love the germs on the counter comment. The Duggars well manners definitely not a priority or taught by Saint Michelle.

Leslie said...

Re: Josie's seizure

In looking at the episode descriptions on my cable box's on-screen guide, that's going to be covered in the "Nesting and Room Re-do" episode. As far as I can tell, it was handled horribly, too! Cameras in the poor child's face, Jana having to deal with all of it and about to absolutely lose it, and not a parent in sight! But that's a subject for another post, so...

Rudy Tecat said...

Didn't I just see this with the Bates Family?

Mary said...

makes me laugh that Jilly asked for dishes and cultry for wedding presents. Plus all the other things a new bride needs to make a meal. she never use any of it. Its all finger. Never see them pray before a meal or use napkins.

Mary said...

Hi

Have you watch this family invade a restaurant? Always when they can get free meals.. I wonder how much of a tip JimmBoob leaves. The poor staff. Plus the manners of these people are like a pack of wolfs. JimBoob always makes sure he gets all the free meals. its to bad they don't put a limit on free meals.
MaryG

over it said...

That's the thing restaurants normally do have a limit on free meals, 1-2 kids per paying adult...Never unlimited meals for kids. This is one of their publicity deals that normal families don't get.
I'm tired of how fake and obviously scripted this show has become

nightmomma said...

Another posted that we noever see them pray...if this show is indeed a ministry we should be shown this, and church services. How do the Duggars get the small kids to sit still during a service? The little things that would make it a ministry have gone away for the publicity, fame and money.

Erin Morrison said...

The few times we've seen them pray it is usually to point out to a courting couple that holding hands (even during a simple family prayer before a meal) is verboten. That's emphasized more than the actual prayer. Some ministry!

KK said...

For what it's worth I remember an episode where they went To a kids free place. A buffet I believe. The kids ended up pretty much all being free, because by MEAL standards the "adults" were 13 and over therefore that worked in the Duggars favor as 1 to 1 odds......

Marti said...

Anyone else noticed the commercial where Josie has a seizure? I feel bed for Jana holding Josie and looking distraught! Then the next thing on it is Mechelle saying Josie had a seizure, with absolutely no emotion!! Well, we all know the older kids are the parents anyway!

IUHOOSIER said...

Kids eat free yeah Jim Bob is a all about Free! Even though the Duggars have garnered a fortune from TLC, Jim Bob & family still dine at restaurants where kids eat free. It's really selfish & I guess greedy of JB. But he's all about saving the difference. Speaking of which, when the Duggars shop thrift stores I've noticed they shop for & buy previously worn shoes. Why? I wonder have the Duggar kids ever had their feet measured to determine correct size? It's important to wear the correct size footwear because its the foundation of our bodies. As one ages, improper footwear may cause many problems such as throwing ones body out of alignment. Also, buying previously worn shoes is unhealthy comparable to using another persons toothbrush. I've shopped thrift stores but won't purchase previously worn footwear. The Duggars can well afford to buy NEW shoes for their children. I am surprised that when TLC is filming the Duggars shopping thrift stores for used shoes no one has commented.

Leslie said...

IUHOOSIER,
I've often had the same thoughts about the used shoes. Not only is there potential for things like fungus, etc., there are also all the problems you outlined. In the process of wearing them, shoes become somewhat "molded" to an individual's foot, and it's just not healthy for another person to be wearing them once that happens. I suppose it's one thing if a person or family is truly in need and can't afford much else, but the Duggars are obviously far from being in that position!

simba said...

How sad that none of those kids get to go pick out cute shoes at a regular shoe store, when Michelle gets one of her *waste of time* makeovers, she isnt pawing through thrift stores, she is in nice stores. If I were one of them, I would request a shopping trip at a nice store for my birthday, instead of a horse back ride or pawn shop.

SMH said...

The Duggars always talk about how they enjoy doing missionary work so,why have they not made a statement encouraging their viewers and people in general to help the people in Nepal? Many people in Nepal will not be able to have a family dinner.

Bertha said...

The used shoes are gross. I think they could cut back on the latest phones and electronics and spring for some decent shoes.

Ramona said...

I agree with you,SMH. The Duggars could use their fame for so much good, if they only would.

Girlsrule said...

SMH, I don't see the Duggars using their fame for anything other than themselves. They talk a good game but never action on their words. Time & again, Jim Bob proves he's a very Greedy & natcisistic person. When the Duggars talk about trips to El Salvador they're just giving the viewers Breeze. I believe long ago the Dggars sold out & along with it went honesty, accountability, dignity, ethics & integrity.

Ruthiek said...

Ramona, I know. But with Jim Bob's gimmie, gimmie everything & entitled attitude I don't see the Duggars having the mindset of people with giving hearts even though they could give they won't & this subject will never be mentioned on 19 Kids. Ya know, Derick spent 2 years in Nepal. Now with this recent earthquake that devastated so many people in that Country, one would think or believe Derick & the Duggars would provide a monetary donation, clothing, canned goods anything but I just don't believe they really care.

KimmieH said...

My husband & I don't have a lot but we were able to give canned goods & pet food to the relief effort for the people of Nepal. It's a great feeling.

Bobbi said...

Praying ah well. They sort of pray but only when it suits their purpose & it always appears insincere. The Duggars will continue to project courting weddings, arranged marriages & pregnancy after pregnancy because frankly, they do not know better or have a desire to learn & evolve. The pseudo Gothard organization was successful to remove, delete or STEAL from the Duggars (especially the kids) the desire to pursue anything else in life but procreating the planet. What a waste of brain matter.

Josie said...

Oh, I'm Sure we'll see a big "Duggars help Nepal" episode. It will consist of talking heads of the family saying how they are praying for the sweet victims. Then they will show all the Duggars sitting at the table signing copies of their books to ship to the people who's lives have been destroyed. Or perhaps they may even take a TLC funded trip over there so Jim Bob can have people who are struggling to survive count all his kids.

Curious in IN said...

Has anyone who posts at this site ever thought about the real mission of the Duggars. & also the Bates? It's all about subtlety or brainwashing to convert to Gothardism via TV. Read some other blogs & more than a few people have decided to convert from their current religions to the same one as the Duggars & Bates. I was surprised as to the empact these two families through TV have successfully effected so many viewers. Wow scary!! Perhaps this was the objective all along. This is why TLC needs to exercise better control over the comments made by the Duggars & Bates or finally cancel these shows.

Update said...

OMG Josie you are correct. On another blog I just read how the Dillards & Duggars are or have reacted to the disaster in Nepal. Almost had to laugh because if it weren't for smart blogs such as this one, then these idiots would still be sitting on their bums contemplating the next person to court, marry & become pregnant the only agenda of the Duggar Gothard breathing family.

cat said...

I believe that the Duggars read this site. They have 'thinking of the sweet people of Nepal' on their Duggar Family Official Facebook page. If you are reading this, Duggar family, why dont you take some of the money you save and send a donation to Nepal. You and your family have been given so much by your TV show and they really could use your help. Toys and autographed books are not going to cut it.

Mary said...

they Duggar books could be used in fires for the poor people to keep warm


Maryg

Callie said...

Only Michelle Dyggar could turn the word "sweet" into something disgusting.

Girlsrule said...

If in fact the Duggars read this blog & we who post no holes barred tell it as we see it (19 kids), what do you suppose they comment about our messages? I would live to learn their opinions. Or will they revert to the Bible & absurd rules from Gothard stating that our posts are not from The Lord but ftom another engity or other moronic excuses?

Erin said...

Oh, for crying outloud! There is Jill and Derick Dillard using the tragedy in Nepal to show their "meeting" in Nepal all over again. (yeah, that staged meeting with all it's retakes.

You are going to have a new cousin. It will be "so fun", according to Josh.

What the heck has Jill done to Derick's hair?

Anna and Josh both used the wrong pronoun "Anna and I'se". How do you spell that Josh? (reminds me of people who don't say 'supposedly' correctly. I wonder how those spell supposebly.

Meg said...

Did Jessa seriously cut sweet potatoes with a bread knife? She just got married--you would think she had a decent Chef's knife handy! Cooking is a skill--I just feel sorry no one has taught her some basics. It's way easier when you use the proper tools!

Annie said...

Why in the world would watching this family eat a meal be interesting? All they do is lick their plates and goof around. A few years ago, JB made a comment that ALL the Duggars are hearty eaters and this while one of the kids was licking a paper plate off. Yuck! That is a no-no in most houses. I agree with all of the "get the kids off of the counters". That is one of my pet peeves. Having feet and butts on the counters is absolutely a germ sprinkler. There aren't enough sanitizing wipes in the world to get me to into that house to eat. That household is a free for all and the kids have long known it. I remember some episode long ago when they only had about 15 kids and the narrator was explaining the buddy system. He said that Jim Bob is Michelle's Buddy and Michelle is everyone's first buddy. Then when she has the baby weaned and ready to have the next one, that weaned one goes onto their buddy/sibling parent. Anybody a taker on having JB a perma buddy? LOL. not me-not by a long shot.

Leigh Ann said...

"Anna and Josh both used the wrong pronoun "Anna and I'se". How do you spell that Josh? "

Jim Bob says that all the time. "Michelle and I's". I'm surprised all the kids haven't picked it up. Or they have and I just haven't heard it. I'm surprised Anna doesn't know any better. Maybe she thinks it's correct because Josh uses it and everything Josh does is perfect.

No Longer Anonymous said...

I think basically everything about this show is staged and the personalities may not even be real. I bet Jessa does know how to cook but just plays the part of the sister who can't even boil water because it makes good copy.

JimBoob really does just give lip service to praying. He says we will pray but then he doesn't actually initiate a prayer.

I know it's been mentioned before but the younger kids, including Mackenzie and Michael all need speech therapy. If they went to real school, they would be referred for speech services.

The footage they showed on Josie's seizure was disappointing. For starters they should have never shown it, but if they were going to, it should have included some education about seizure disorders and the medical treatments available. This was all exploitation and sensationalism with no purpose.

Done ranting for now!

Lor said...

Why do the married or courting couples always refur to there partner as their "best friend"? I get that you want to marry someone who is your best friend and such but they never say anything else about them.

Captain Crunch said...

And where is it that BengermanBenSeewald came home from? He doesnt have a job, so where was he? Cleaning out JimBoobs toilets again? Oh that must be his job...eww!

Best Friends for 50yrs said...

re: Lor comment marrying your "best friend." I think Michelle & Jim Bob drill it into their heads that you're supposed to marry your "best friend." Since they don't really know all that much about the person they have just married, thanks to the strict courting rules they refer to their new hubby, that they have only known a few months, as their best friend, as they don't know what else to call them. Just a blanket statement. Of course they don't really know what a best friend truly is. Remember your "best friend," way back to your school days? Your best friend was a girl. Then that gradually changed.You eventually had a "boyfriend, then fiancé, then hubby. Well they have never had any of that. Many of us are fortunate if just like Michelle & Cindi, we still have our "best friend," from our school days. In Jessa's case, I would say that Jinger is really her best friend in the true sense of the word. It just shows you what being so isolated can do to you. Some people criticize homeschooling for this, but this is not the issue here. Most home schooled kids have many outside interest & fiends. These kids have only been exposed to what Jim Bob & Michelle want. They know nothing else about life & Josh's kids are headed the same way.

GJJ's mom said...

We went to the furniture store with my dad?

Boy that would be nice to have my parents or on laws take me furniture shopping.

Susie said...

Jessa doesn't even know which knife to use??? What have these kids been doing all of these years???? You don't use a serrated bread knife to cut a sweet potato. Surely she isn't this dumb???

Or is she?

KatieP said...

Since Josie has experienced seizures in the past, has she been diagnosed with the condition of epilepsy? From what I could glean, she did exhibit that condition.

simba said...

Maybe I don't know much about seizures, but why did jana have her laying on the counter with her head in the kitchen sink? To me the whole thing seemed very strange, almost like they were acting, I also heard someone say as they were walking out to the ambulance, apparently she is still breathing, im going to watch it again today to see if I heard it right. I also didnt understand why jimbob and Michelle didn't come home, they made it sound pretty serious and all they said is there was nothing they could do from where they were and flew home, the next day! I agree with another post that they didnt give enough info on seizures, all they care about is the drama and how much more $$ they can get

Ginger said...

simba I don't know the exact procedure for the seizure but do know you are supposed to have the patient lying flat & head to the side which I think Jana was doing but it appeared her head was in the sink a little but I don't think it really was. I think she had her as flat as possible with her head to the side. I believe one of the EMT's said he didn't think she was breathing but I might be wrong. Also what was the result of the Cat Scan & the DR saying her brain might not be ok?I just can't believe Jim Bob & Michelle said they couldn't get home. They did the same thing the last time when they were out of the country, trying to help children in South America when they had a sick micro preemie at home. Again left in Jana's care.

Callie said...

Best Friends 50 Years, the isolation, abuse & brainwashing of the Duggar kids by their parents (Gothard rules) is just a horrible mess that no outsiders will ever intervene. Is the brainwashing so embedded that the older Duggar kids will never wake up & realize something is really off & wrong in this home? Surely one of the Duggar kids will revolt? I mean come on please! I want one more of the Duggar kids to tell the honest truth.

Willow said...

Well, if Jim Bob and Michelle were in Chicago when Josie had her seizure, you can be sure it was Gothard business. I know Josie was in good hands, but if it had been one of my children, I would have left THAT minute!! Unfortunately, we know how JB and Michelle will react already. Its not a shock at this point. Did you see how many times Josie kept hugging Michelle?

Janell said...

My daughter has epilepsy and has also suffered from febrile seizures which is what Josie has issues with. It looked like a real seizure- very much what we saw. It's super scary. Her face was purple and breathing shallow. I was told that's normal. Josie didn't look like she was breathing but she was actually hyperventalating breathing. I was told febrile seizures can last up to 15 min but my daughter's was only 3 min. There's really nothing you can do as long as they come out of it ok. Even in J and M rushed home she would have been fine by the time they got back. I don't know why Jana was holding her over the sink. Maybe she was puking? When seizing the thing is to put them on their side and not restrain them. I am also saddened they showed it without at least spreading awareness like someone else said. They could have shown the scene more discretely. The close ups of her face was exploitive but that's how it's been since her birth.

Leigh Ann said...

Michelle said Josie is prone to febrile seizures, which happen when a child runs a fever. They're generally harmless, although very scary, and kids usually outgrow them around five and are fine after that. But Josie having been a micro-preemie I would be concerned about increased risk of epilepsy and have her monitored. The doctor said she was very rigid, I could tell that just by looking at her on TV. Her shoulders were very tensed up. And I can't believe at least Michelle didn't jump on the very next plane. Or if something wasn't immediately available gone down to the airport and got on stand-by for any flight headed that way. Sometimes you can't make it quickly but they didn't even try.

Leigh Ann said...

Did I put that link for febrile seizures? If not, here it is: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/febrile.html

Ruby said...

Yes, Susie, Jessa is that dumb that she doesn't even know how to cut food. How in the world did Michelle feed all those kids for so many years and all she taught them was how to use a can opener? I remember earlier episodes when Michelle would stand in front of the kitchen stove and play short order cook for each of her children for breakfast. Seems all she knows how to do is cook eggs and operate a microwave. How can people live like that? Does she know how to boil water or does she need a family friend to come in and teach her that too?

Leigh Ann Harvey said...

It wasn't a butter knife. It looked like a vegetable cleaver except it had a more jagged blade. Something like this but with more of a serration.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shenzhen-Knives-6-Ceramic-Vegetable-Cleaver-Nakiri-Knife/33726785

Leigh Ann said...

Derrick did it, too! I can't find where we were talking about Josh saying "Anna and I's" and JB saying "Michelle and I's". Derrick just did it in the little blurb about Nepal. "Jill and I's". What is it with these people? Derick should know better.

Esther said...


Well, Forever more....I'd like to know where those parents were.

Most of us would be on the "first thing smokin' " to get to our child.

There are private jets and they can certainly afford it. (Let TLC reimburse them....Oh, maybe that is why he didn't fly back early. He was negotiating with TLC and they wouldn't agree since all the filming was done "back at the ranch" and they didn't have a cameraman with Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar to film their reaction.

It cost me an extra $100 to fly back early last time I went somewhere.) We certainly wouldn't want Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar to have to spend THEIR money on something as frivolous as coming home early. Afterall, they DID leave Jana in charge.


On another note....I love that the kids have Accounthillbilly partners.

Leigh Ann said...

And who ever does those little pop-up facts at TLC isn't much better. "With Jill and Anna's new babies there will be 29 Duggars'. "Jill's and Anna's new babies" -- they aren't both having the same baby!

I think everyone involved in that show could use a lesson on possessives. Or whatever the word would be.

And please, Derrick, after seeing Anna and Josh buckle a child in a carseat with a thick coat, please go to a carseat safety class. And take Josh and Anna with you.

Leigh Ann said...

Now that I'm further in the show and see it upclose, yeah that's a bread knife. I noticed she used a better knife for the carrots. I imagine she switched knives before she finished the sweet potato fries. That's too funny about cooking the owner's manual. I nearly pre-heated our new toaster/convection oven with tape still on the racks. And a friend cooked a Barbie doll. She didn't know her daughter for some reason decided to stick a Barbie doll in the oven. Playing Hansel and Gretel, maybe.

Denise an said...

Why are we complaining about Jessa not being able to cook? Isn't that playing into the - women are only good for keeping house and making babies- idea? My mother never taught me how to cook, and I don't like to cook so I never took an interest in it on my own. Jessa said the same of herself, she had other chores. So what? Knowing how to cook doesn't make you a real woman. We all thought maybe Jessa would break the mold a little, so maybe Ben will pick up the cooking once she has the baby. Who cares?

70'schild said...

Ok accountability partners what's up with that dumb rule? So if one of the Duggars leaves the compound they must have another sibling with them because they might have a sexual thought at the grocery or shopping for USED shoes? These Duggar parents are so engrossed in sex (oh no I mean Gender), that it's just now hideous.

Callie said...

Both Jim Bob, Josh, Jill & Jess have a high opinion of themselves, just ask them. I mean it's Like Totally & Surreal. Duh!

Autumn Leaves said...

Anna & Jill are happy to communicate about their favorite subject continual PREGNANCY. Anna is beginning to exhibit the bug eyed personal of her Mother in law. I thought Anna was smart. Now, I am convinced her only goal in life is to wear out her body through continued PREGNANCY. Anna's favorite comment "practice makes babies". Oh Anna, grow a backbone & stop pregnancy with this soon to be born 4th child. We are bored with Jill & you touting you're the only women on the planet capable of giving birth. It's insulting & nauseating.

Beth Anne said...

Denise, I believe people are "complaining" about Jessa not knowing how to cook because she never trained for a specific vocation or job and, besides being the general overseer of the "Switched on Schoolhouse" computer time and dispenser of the chores, what has she been doing or learning for the past several years, after graduating from home school? Many young women AND men go to school full time and/or work full time or juggle both part-time and still manage to learn basic cooking skills. Jessa never trained for a vocation outside the home, held a job outside the home, attended college, or had any other major time suckers, so it seems reasonable to think that she would have had time to learn a bit more about cooking :)

At the same time, I'd be glad and happy for her if Ben did all the cooking and don't think AT ALL that she should do it because she is the wife.

SMH said...

I think the phrase "Buy used and save the difference" began as a slogan for their used car business. My thinking is that the idea came from buying a used car and saving the difference a new car would have cost.
The Duggars do not need to buy used and save the difference since they began getting everything for F-R-E-E. They even get plane tickets for free. I believe since is possible they will not get plane tickets for free to go to Nepal, they will instead stay in their home state and send prayers to the sweet people of Nepal. It took them two days to react to the earthquake news when it was all over news sites both here in the US and overseas. They could have not missed seeing that on their free iphones, ipads and apple laptops.
In other Duggar news:http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-04-29/josh-duggar-discrimination-gay-marriage/

Leigh Ann said...

I've known people who buy things second hand or on sale and save the difference. If you have the money to save the difference it is a good way to save up a little extra money. And then you might have a little more to splurge on something new or a special treat. My husband had a friend who used grocery coupons then saved the coupon savings and used it to pay for a cruise. But buying used isn't always the best way to save the difference. It is for cars and furniture but not necessarily smaller items. Our Goodwill costs more than Wal-Mart for clothes. When my daughter needed a bunch of shorts for camp we looked first at Once Upon a Child. They didn't have anything suitable in her size but I did notice the prices. We went to Old Navy where they were having a sale and those shorts were cheaper. Now you can find really good deals on used designer stuff shopping second-hand although I never have. But if you get a $100 North Face jacket, for instance, for $30, have you really saved $70 if you never would have spent that much to begin with? I get our coats on sale at Lands End for $20. Brand-new and about what I would have spent at a thrift shop and maybe even less. And are the Duggars really looking up the value of what they buy to get the current price to know the difference to save? Or do they just estimate how much new shoes for everyone would cost and go with that. Or rather, did they do that back when they were saving the difference.

Virginia said...

The buy used save the difference is something they said and did in the early days before TLC. I think because they had to. Back then all the boys wore khaki pants and polo shirts too. All used. They have evolved since then and a lot of stuff in their home etc is new but they have continued to make their kids wear used clothing and share everything. It is sad and I believe very selfish.

OkieGirl813 said...

Okay, I am playing 19KAC catch-up on my DVR. I had to rewind over and over when Michelle said she would even share JimBob's toothbrush..
EGADS!!! First, its called "personal" hygiene for a reason!! Its made and designed for one's personal use.. I threw up a little, when she said that. So, I was honestly preparing myself, for her to say they shared dental floss. EEWW just thinking about that made my stomach flip flop, so gross. But seriously would anybody really be surprised by that, anyway. Gross and LOL (sorry for that mental pic, all ya'll)
Secondly, she and JimBob have mentioned something in a past episode that JimBob had some bad breath going on. Think about this (and try not to vom) but would anyone want to use the toothbrush of a person with halitosis?
Really this family is so freaking strange that I just can't stand it. I really do not like JimBob and Michelle because I believe they are totally and complete hypocrites, but yet I torture myself week after week, episode after episode on DVR and still I can't keep myself from peeking inside. (I might need some therapy, lol!) I truly believe that without Duggars without Pity, I would have lost my sanity a long time ago, but here thank God I found like souls that share in the Duggar madness! So, my rant is over! Next, saying thank you to DWoP, for saving my sanity, THANK YOU ALL!
Love,
OkieGirl813

Springtime said...

RE: Jessa not being a good cook. I thought it was a good ploy on her part to stay out of the kitchen & pretend she couldn't cook. Look at poor Jana every time they had a big meal with a lot of company Jana was in the kitchen cooking up huge pans of either tater tot casserole or some other huge dish that could feed 30 or 40 people while Michelle sat & enjoyed herself. Jessa was also in charge of organizing,sorting & packing all the clothing for trips & we know they took plenty of trips. Also, I believe, some of the schooling.

Frequent Flyer said...

All this talk about how Jim bob & Michelle couldn't get back when Josie had the seizure. My son works for a major airline & believe me when people can prove there is that type of emergency they get them on a plane even if a crew member ends up riding a "jump seat," for the entire flight. That was ridiculous.

Autumn Leaves said...

Bertha, yes used shoes are gross add to that headwear. I am curious if the Duggar kids wear used caps & the girls wear used headbands. More than any Duggar girl it is Jill who often wears those stupid looking headbands. I wonder if they were purchased used? This is comparable to buying used shoes & it's disgusting, unsanitary & unhealthy. Also buying used headwear may cause lice.

Sunday said...

So I just saw a clip of Jessa cooking her owners manual. She thinks she's funny and cute (like a dumb blonde) that she has no clue in the kitchen. It's not funny. I am embarrassed for her. And she needs to get a hair tie and pull that hair back while she's working. Seriously, all adults should know their way around the kitchen--men and women.

Melissa said...

The cooking scene with Jessa was totally staged and exaggerated. Yet another example of "unreality" on a reality tv show. You can't tell me that anyone over the age of 10 (who has been properly trained) would put their hand in a hot oven without an oven mitt!!

Cali-girl said...

I am intrigued that this episode emphasizes teaching Derick all about putting a child in a child set properly.
1. A new baby( baby Dillard) would be in a BACKWARDS facing seat. All of Josh and Anna's children are in ,and are old enough to be in, FORWARD facing seats.
2. Ideally a child seat should be installed by the police or fire department, and LEFT IN PLACE after installation. Derick is shown placing Marcus' seat in back of the car (he even comments on it).
3. Michael was allowed to buckle his own car seat. That's probably OK if someone pulls on it to be sure all points of the harness are properly clicked in--something a 4 yr old might not be able to do properly. We are not shown any adult doing that.
4. One of the cute "notes" on the screen said the Duggars have owned 15 car seats. That seems like far too few, considering just one child might use 3 different types as they grow--backwards facing, forwards facing, booster. I certainly hope they don't buy them USED!

wampascat said...

I'm a bargain shopper. I love to hit the sales at Macy's and Bell and I get some great deals. I would never put used shoes on my child. Just the thought of picking up a fungus, which has the perfect warm, moist home in a used shoe....gross! Now, I wonder if they buy used bras and panties?!!! I am itching now.

ME said...

I agree Cali--girl that was far too few car seats for the Duggar family to have used. Car seats have been mandated since my grandchildren were infants & all are college graduates now. Something wrong there with the number given for the Duggar family. My daughter received her car seats from her car insurance co & they were great. Also took them to the fire station to have them installed,they were also impressed with the quality of the car seats The hospital will also do that for you. I'd bet anything they did buy used or got them from "friends" that were not using them anymore.

Wheez said...

They keep regurgitating these storylines. Anna burned the and smoked up the house and set off the smoke detector. Then Jessa and the totally staged "forgotten" pie or rolls or whatever. Now the owner's manual. Just like the "forgotten" wedding rings line that managed to keep showing up in the weddings. Enough already.

puddin said...

What a bunch of crazy nut jobs! I was totallly shocked that they didn't use plastic plates & forks. However the food did look better than tatertot casserole. If JessaBlessa plans on keeping Bengerman in shape ...its best to keep him away from tatertot C. ;)

Leigh Ann said...

I noticed that about the carseats, too. I know they were using expired carseats. I saw a couple of the "overhead shield" type after they'd been deemed dangerous and pulled from the market. And they take the kids out of car seats and booster seats way too early. They've never cared about safety. Josie had a brand-new infant seat, I remember. I'm sure being a premie the hospital either provided one or had them go get something for a smaller baby. She would have to pass the carseat test before being discharged and the hospital would make sure it was an appropriate seat.

Leigh Ann said...

Marcus should still be rear-facing. The recommendation is now until two years of age. My own daughter is 13 and even back then they were pushing extended-rear-facing. She rear-faced until 3 1/2. Anna used to be up on this kind of thing. I don't know what's happened. That big coat was awful. She needs to get a tech to check everything out, make sure the seats are installed properly, learn how to do it herself, and that the kids are buckled in properly.

I was wishing years ago that they would have a "Duggars learn about carseats" episode. I have some tech friends who were just itching to give them some advice.

Leigh Ann said...

"Maybe I don't know much about seizures, but why did jana have her laying on the counter with her head in the kitchen sink? "

I thought I heard Jana say that she was trying to tip Josie's head back a little to open her airway. She was a little blue.

Mary said...

If you were paying attention She put her hans in oven and oulled out a hot tray without beinging burnt.

I wonder how many times when eating Jilly and Jessa food they get a mouth full of hair


MaryG

simba said...

I am watching the very first special, boy have things changed! Michelle's ugly tent dress actually looks better on her than the ugly skirts she wears now. Those kids do absolutely everything and have to raise their buddy too, Michelle gave a list of what being a buddy entails, it was everything and she got to go back to being Jimbobs buddy and get pregnant again

Esther said...

OkieGirl813 said...

...Michelle said she would even share JimBob's toothbrush..
EGADS!!! First, its called "personal" hygiene for a reason!! Its made and designed for one's personal use..

Secondly, she and JimBob have mentioned something in a past episode that JimBob had some bad breath going on. Think about this (and try not to vom) but would anyone want to use the toothbrush of a person with halitosis?


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Oh, goodness. I never put it together....his bad breath and theym sharing a toothbrush. Our dentist says it is important to brush your tongue, too. Wonder if they both use the shared toothbrush for that?

Sharon said...

Michelle didn't say that they did share a toothbrush, but that they could.

KatieP said...

The Duggars are dirty people. Their house looks filthy. Their language skills are deplorable. It's time that TLC pulls the plug on this stupid family.

Autumn Leaves said...

Earlier today, watched a rerun episode of the Duggars in which prior to their marriage Derick & Jill along with chaperone Jsmes were on a picnic & hike. I was shocked at the horrible outfit Jill chose to wear. A T shirt & sweater that looked like it was 20 years old & the rumbled nasty looking jeans skirt. I could be incorrect but it appeared Jill was wearing knee length white socks with sandals she looked as if she had slept in a dumpster. Jill has zero sense if style. Why can't Jill step up her style or please someone from TLC help this girl. Everything she wears is hideous. At least Jill's sisters have a modicum of style. However not Michelle or Anna!

Esther said...

Autumn Leaves, I thought on that picnic Jill had on leggings with that tacky getup. I assumed that she did that since they were crawling around in places where one could fall or a breeze might blow her skirt a bit and show her knees.

Sadie said...

I concur that at least one of the Duggars probably reads forums about their family. They/he/she may even be responding with a fake name. I can imagine Jessa & Ben or a couple of the boys laughing over some of our posts & doing some mocking of their own!

Rudy Tecat said...

I thought it was hilarious when they cut from a view of Jessa's house (the little, one story, 1000 square foot house with the car port tacked on to the side) to a view of Jill's house (the mansion) to show Jill and Derickdillard packing. It might have been just an accident, but it sure said a lot about how the two daughters are thought of by their parents.

Wheez said...

Maybe I missed something..the title of the episode was Family Dinner.. did we even see any dinner? All I remember seeing was Jessa cutting sweet potatoes and the staged cook-the-manual thing. Maybe at least they didn't eat w their fingers like j&d

Autumn Leaves said...

Sadie, the Duggars who may read some forums about their family & perhaps mocking the posts... I would be surprised if they did because the people who post at this blog do so using correct grammar. I believe the Duggars level of reading & comprehension is a LONG Stretch. They are limited LIKE, TOTALLY & AWESOME. Oh yes & now SURREAL provided by Derick Dillard.

Autumn Leaves said...

Esther, I don't recall on the picnic with Derick & James, was Jill also wearing one if those hideous headbands? This girl dresses as a 12 year old or younger.

Autumn Leaves said...

Esther, one more detail.. Who on God's green earth goes hiking wearing sandals with knee socks? Along with Jill, Derick must have zero taste or no sense of style. Oh I recall about the episode in which Joy or one of the older girls was wall climbing wearing flip flops not a smart decision. These Duggar girls are style & footwear challenged.

KatieP said...

Leigh Ann, Jill should change her first name too JillyLike because Like along with totally & awesome definitely cover her limited vocabulary. Sad but true.

70'schild said...

Hey Duggars & TLC, the next time the family chooses to go hiking or wall climbing, PLEASE wear the proper footwear for these activities. Sandals & flip flops are inappropriate for the aforementioned activities. This concept is not difficult or rocket science.

IUHOOSIER said...

Sadie, who cares about the opinion of the Duggars. Their response would be lame & limited. They would pour God on everything. They will never get it "fee fiddle dee the Fundie life for me". that's their new theme.

Bobbi said...

The Duggars collect or give birth to children in much the same way a mentally ill person hoards or collects cats. It's really gross. Because the parents pawn the kids off to a "buddy" who becomes the surrogate parent. In the future this may backfire & have serious ramifications.

Leigh Ann said...

I don't recall seeing a dinner. And I though family dinner meant the whole family. That was really misleading.

Leigh Ann said...

I caught the end. Ben and Jessa did sit down and have dinner at the end. They should have called the show "first dinner" or "couple's dinner" or something.

got2bdrc said...

This is so late, but to simba @4/29/2015 5:58 AM:

Josie was probably up on the counter to make it easier for Jana to administer child CPR. Having Josie's head positioned as it was kept her airway open so that Jana could rescue breathe for Josie if needed. Also, if Josie were to vomit suddenly, having her head in the sink would allow Jana to clear her airway quickly to keep Josie from choking. When I took workplace CPR, we were taught that, when administering to a child, try to get them up off the floor so that the rescuer could stand, making it easier to administer CPR for as long as needed without unnecessary fatigue. Giving CPR is quite exhausting.

emm said...

I've always thought that about the used shoes! (Fungus, warts, toenail infections) and also the fit of the shoes...even cheap shoes will eventually "mold" to the first wearer somewhat, and sneakers or athletic shoes that are heavily padded, well that all breaks down too! How many of the older kids spent their childhood in ill-fitting (not just size wise) shoes? Maybe that's why we see them in flip-flops so often? they are cheap enough to buy new!

Theresa Gill said...

I agree with Always and Susie about the germs and the climbing all over the counters. In the episode where they were making pizzas, Josie was licking everything before she put it on the pizza. Michelle made a joke
"lick and stick". That made me queasy. There was also an episode when Josie was young maybe one or two yrs old and Michelle was holding her talking to a fan. Josie's nose was running and dirty and Michelle picked up the hem of Josie's dress and wiped her nose with it. Carry a tissue for goodness sakes. Hygiene does not seem to be a top priority in that household.

katieann said...

Jim Bob: "Ben and Jessa found some new furniture for the same price as used furniture." Whaaaat? In what world does that happen? Oh, yeah, anything is possible in Duggarland.

Derrick, after his shopping trip with Josh and three children: "I can't imagine shopping with that many kids." Get used to it, dude. That's what you've signed up for by marrying Jilly Muffin and joining the Duggar Quiverfull Nation.