Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:30 PM, Birthing Class and Teamwork

Back to the grind, Michelle and the little ones take dog Bubba for a bath. Joy delegates chores now that Jill and Jessa are out of the house. Anna sews up a present for the newlyweds, Jessa and Ben while Jill and Derick attend their first birthing class.

30 minutes

2.287 M viewers and a .7 rating.

77 comments:

Beth Anne said...

Wow, how fast after the Derick-aiming-for-the-cat video outrage did the TLC producers come up with the idea to 1) actually NAME a Duggar-ish pet and 2) stage a "bathing" scenario to try to fool the public into thinking that Michelle or any other Duggar actually takes care of said pet on a consistent basis??? Hopefully Jordyn or someone messes up her "lines" and calls the dog the right name or comes right out and says, "Whose dog is this?" Yeah, I know, that wouldn't make it past editing!

cat said...

Michelle would Never wash a dog. In what, 10 years they now suddenly take care of a pet? Unless they say its a new dog, no mention of any dogs, but occasionally there has been one or two seen running around.

sandi said...

Michelle couldn't be bothered to tell the little ones to stop feeding the dogs cheese so they wouldn't get sick,and now we're supposed to believe she's actually going to give one a bath?

wampascat said...

Bubba? Has he lived on a steady diet of cheese, perchance?

Mary said...


Hi

Michele maybe washed one or three of her kids (the oldest)she has never washed the last 17. Now she going to wash a dog. MIchele has never got off her throne except when Jimbob called her.

cat said...

I dont see her even knowing the first thing about washing an animal, she will probably stand there like she did the day she had to wash laundry herself with the little kids, no clue

j-anon said...

Did they have a representative from an animal welfare society monitor this guest dog's appearance?

Michelle and Jim Bob can't stop the little ones from putting their bare feet on kitchen counters where the buddy-moms make food. I feel for "Bubba" at this difficult time.

taurus0385 said...

Why does joy have to delegate chores. That is something the mother should be doing.

sandi said...

Michelle delegates Joy to delegate chores,so therefore,she is delegating.Or something like that.

Percolating Petals said...

Oh my, the title and sypnosis of this episode absolutely bore me! TLC seems to be running out of ideas. P.S. I hope Joy keeps her spunky personality!

Zoey said...

I thought on an early episode they said the random dogs are neighbors that come on their property.... I hope they aren't bathing someone else's dog

Annie said...

It's obvious that jill had her baby because the whole family has not made not one comment or one photo on the internet and we all know that's not the norm.

hello said...

Why doesn't J'shell start with maybe bathing her own kids. I am sure that job goes to Jana. Is Joy now in charge of telling everyone what their jurisdictions are? Is she also going to take over Jess's job of homeschooling? It's not like any of the kids need a real education since none of them will ever go to a real college or get a real job.

Wheez said...

I don't see Joy having much luck delegating. She couldn't get the kids to practice singing for the dinner theater awhile back. Not her fault. She IS one of the younger group and just bc she's been elevated to delegator doesn't mean the others will listen. I imagine they still view her as the rough and tumble" joy they used to know, not as a young woman. I feel bad for her bc she's lined up to get everything ditched on her once all the older girls are gone.

Wheez said...

Did the episode with Josie seizing and apparently being airlifted ever air? I checked back thru the dvr and it's not listed. Anybody know what happened? Maybe pulled bc bad publicity?

Beth said...

i've been wondering on the josie seizure footage as well, if i remember it correctly they showed that clip after the season premier as part of a 'coming up' montage, i figured they were leaving it for the season finale but i think we're essentially there after tonight plus the upcoming birth special, so maybe they decided to drop it all together but it seems like they'd want to mention SOMETHING about it since they did show the worst part of it in that preview at the beginning of the season

Leslie said...

Yup...The footage of Josie having a seizure hasn't aired yet. My best guess is that we'll have to endure a few more weeks of new episodes with the birth special being the season finale. Seems like there were still several weeks in the season last year after they aired Jill's wedding, so I'm guessing this time around won't be any different. So we've still got plenty of time! I'm not holding my breath for them pulling it! That would be the sane, rational thing to do, and we all know that's just not how these people roll!

funtally said...

Bubba obviously isn't a puppy. Is this the first time they have bathed him? Why does MEchelle have to teach them to bathe a dog now, when allegedly they have had others before and Bubba is obviously full grown. Were they out of material? And they don't have any place back at that big house to give the dog a bath? I call bull on this one!

Dar said...

TLC is certainly reaching the bottom of the barrel with trying to keep MeChelle in the forefront. Imagine, a woman who probably does not remember when she bathed any of her offspring, being involved with bathing a dog. By the way, I wonder who owns Bubba. Do these people think the viewers are stupid? They go from no pets to a dog and lots of cats. I guess the cats are target practice for Derrickdillard.

jozie said...

The look on Jordyns face during the talking head about bathing Bubba was priceless. The whole time Josie was talking, Jordyn had this look of "who the $%&# is Bubba???" This entire episode was about trying to show the world they really DO have a pet that's cared for, Michelle really DOES homeschool, they DO clean their house! But all it did was make it even more clear that none of those things were actually happening before this episode.

Tater Tot said...

The sister-moms are leaving in droves now. Okay, it's only been two so far, forgive me for exaggerating! :) So this means Michelle MUST come to the forefront now. It's now 16 kids in the house.

Oh, wait, that's 15 with what's-his-J-name off at college. And then Jana and Jinger are "working women". (Stop laughing, I can hear some of you now!! :) ) So the count is now down to 14.

But then Joy Anna is the little lady in charge. So that's 13 kids left for Michelle to figure out what to do with! Hence, "How many Duggars does it take to wash one dog?"

Anyway, Jinger and Jana are ladies-in-waiting (busy, I am sure they would say). And poor Joy Anna, now getting to take over where Jessa and Jill had left off. She looks uncomfortable in that new roole given to her. Change is diffcult sometimes, Sweetpea Joy Anna. But you can do it!

P.S. Totally unrelated to anything: I loved how Jinger had her hair done during the jurisdiction scene. I also loved how bored she and Jana looked. :D

Wheez said...

Bet the neighbors watched the show and are like "Hey! There's my dog!"

Heart in Florida said...

So, this episode is evidence that Michelle is NOT the family scheduler..if she was, she would be in charge of jurisdiction assignments..not Joy. Why does Mama have to search for someone to fill in for Jill and Jessa? What about MIchelle herself? After all, it's her responsibility to do those mother things in the first place isn't it? Homeschooling isn't about older siblings "teaching" the younger ones, it's about PARENT educators not just plopping them in front of a computer without structure and explanation. This lady is one lazy human being; continuing to pass off what should be her responsibilities in HER own household off to her daughters. Those girls are women and need to be treated and live as such...Marriage doesn't do it instantly, they are those things already in their own rights..
Another thing re: bathing that dog...they aren't bathing it themselves, who goes to a facility to bathe a dog unless they are taking it to a grooming facility? Don't they bathe their pets (if they really have any) at their own home like normal people do? It's like taking the animal to a self service car wash when you already have a hose and an outdoor tub/pail on hand? Doesn't make sense at all... So tired of Michelle's self tanner oversdoses, trying to look like a hands on mother who actually knows her kids...just not truthful. I'd also like to know what meds she is on..

Bailey said...

Did Michelle say she went into premature labor because of gallbladder pain? I thought she had preeclampsia and her blood pressure was way high and she had to deliver to save her life.

Yes Jim Bob it is important to be there during labor, but only after you have had your breakfast.

That house looked disgusting. I don't understand the laundry. The older kids could have a basket and easily take their own clothes to the laundry room. Shoot for that matter they could be doing their own laundry. There are enough washers and dryers that they could each take one and get their laundry done leaving the younger kids to be done together.

I think Anna is a good mom. She includes her children in things she is doing and seems to have a lot of patience with her children.

Judy said...

I feel sorry for Joy Anna. She's the same age as my daughter -- 17 -- and she has WAY too much responsibility for other people and the household. At 17, the only responsibility the child should really have is to him/herself, other than personal chores and such. My 17 year old is busy with school, work, activities, friends, homework, considering colleges....

InVA said...

Ok several things about this episode. Did anyone else notice when Josie was collecting the laundry from around the house that amongst the laundry from JB and Michelle's room was a pair of JB's tidy-whiteys!? Holy creepiness to see his skivvies! Ugh! Makes me think that either JB doesn't preview the episodes or he somehow missed that. Either way, barf!

It also bothered me that Michelle seemingly still does nothing all in the name of "training" her kids. On the one hand, yes, it's good to have chores and learn how to contribute to the family but we all know that the girls especially don't get a break from contributing to the family. Poor things. :-(

Again, poor Jana. When will she get to have her own life? I really wish for happiness and independence for her. I know that Jill couldn't get pregnant soon enough but I am so happy to see that Jessa is seemingly taking her time and enjoying not raising her siblings and being her parents indentured servant.

Did anyone else ever notice that Josh's robe was used as a curtain in front of the door of their old house? I never did. How did that get by me?

Finally, I LOVED how Anna handled Michael's fingers getting too close to the needle on the sewing machine. She was so genuinely scared but she whispered and taught him. Most people would scream and yell and I just see such a maturity in her, and how she raises her children that despite everything else, I really respect. Many moms who are much older would not handle that experience and so many others that we have seen from them on tv in such a graceful and kind manner. Go Anna!

I know that others have said that they didn't think that she could handle the three children that she has but I disagree. She never seems flustered and always has patience and kindness with them. Ok, so the voice and the baby fever is weird and totally drinking the Duggar Kool-Aid but I see her raising her children is such a way that is wonderful and pretty opposite of Michelle. She is so involved with them. :-)

Londonbridges said...

Were we to believe that Josie's job will be laundry? Get real. Maybe I misunderstood and she just gathers the laundry, including her father's undies. Why can't each blessing and their parents get their own laundry to the laundry room? The older ones, including the parents should be doing their own laundry. Michelle could solve the laundry job but then she would have to do laundry for the first time in many years. Poor dear! Interesting discussion about dirty clothes, and Grandma's name never uttered. Someone is listening and reading blogs. JMHO.

Bobbi said...

About Anna yes she's a very hands on Mom. Re Josie; OMG she's just a little kid. You may disagree but here's my opinion. Until the age of 7 or so, I don't believe in assigning chores to kids that young. Childhood is such a short time in ones life just let them enjoy the experience. Josie still experiences health issues & she's so tiny. Why does Josie have to gather the laundry? Where is Michelle's brain? Michelle relates to especially the older girls, as slaves simply because she gave birth to them they are obligated to JB & her for life. So ridiculous.

Bobbi said...

Heart in FL, wow I know Michelle believes she's entitled because she gave birth to 19 kids. That's her mantra. Michelle is clueless about the opinions of the viewing public & that we have figured out that she's a phony. I just don't understand why this woman will not lift a finger to really be a Mom. I believe Michelle thinks of herself as the "Queen Bee". Did anyone notice the expressions on Janna & Jingers faces while Michelle was bantering about the revised jurisdictions?

Bobbi said...

London Bridges. Do you really believe someone perhaps a St Duggar is reading these blogs? I would be amazed & surprised because wouldn't that be a big Duggar or Gothard sin? LOL.

cat said...

Wow, where to start. . I dont believe for one second that Bubba is their dog, it was all so staged and the kids who bathed him seemed in awe of him. They also kept saying how bad he smelled, I dont think they ever washed that dog before, cause he isnt theirs, they put him in the back of the car, in a crate and we never saw him again. I think Michelle is looking really bad, I cant stand that skirt, why is she wearing the same clothes every week, not even flattering?? I am really hoping that she doesn't decide to do invitro, she will say they prayed and God told them it was ok.I think she is desperate to be pregnant again, Jimbob is so creepy around his daughters, uncomfortable to watch.

Susie said...

Picking up everyone's dirty clothes off of the floor of each room is disgusting. Dirty underwear thrown everywhere....dirty socks....dirty clothes and towels.....these adults and kids need to be taught to put their dirty clothes in a hamper and take the hamper to the laundry room....one child should not be doing this for them.

And the kids sleeping in their clothes again.....how about pajamas and reading bedtime stories to them and teaching them to fall asleep on time and wake up on time. These are important life lessons. These kids are so deprived.

1 child cleaning all 9 bathrooms? No wonder they are gross. They are probably cleaned once or twice a week at best. How about hiring a professional cleaning crew to clean all 9 everyday and let your kids keep the rest of the house. The bathrooms need bleach and thorough cleaning each day to be sort of sanitary.

Teach your husband to pick up his underwear and clothes and put them in a hamper.

Joy should be in school and not keeping house.

Judy said...

Whenever anyone says they think Jessa is avoiding getting pregnant, I scratch my head. She's said numerous times that she is ready for a family, not using birth control, etc. She's probably already pregnant.

katieann said...

RE: Wheez's comment that the neighbors probably watched last night's show and said, Hey, there's our dog--I almost snorted diet Coke out my nose laughing when I read that! Funny that Jim Bob says his kids love animals, but until now we haven't seen any evidence of pets on the property. I wonder if Bubba and the cats are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations, as well as heartworm and flea prevention. I have relatives in the South, and they say fleas are a problem almost year-round. Finally, why would a family that prides itself on being thrifty pay to bathe their dog when they've most certainly got several bath tubs at home? Something smells fishy, and it's not just poor Bubba!

Susie said...

Jessa does not like children no matter what she says on camera.

She likes dressing her boy toy and doing his hair. I hope the Seewalds have persuaded their unemployed teen son to wait at least a year before he impregnates her.

funtally said...

I don't think Anna should HAVE ALLOWED Michael to sit in her lap like that in the first place!!! That could have been a horrible injury!!

funtally said...

Did anyone else notice how NASTY that house was? And I agree that kids under should play and not be responsible for household chores, but I think they should pick up their toys, crayons, shoes and generally start learning to pick up after themselves, something most of the Duggars including Jim Boob haven't learned. Having his young daughter pick up his dirty laundry and smell it? I wanted to throw up!

I've seen MEchelle described as a "baby collector", she's just interested in them as long as they're babies, then she loses interest and has another.

I think several of you are correct about the dog-it's not theirs!!

Syndee said...

"She's probably already pregnant"


Judy I think you're right. After the way they hid all information, mums the word for three days straight in Jill's case, with her first words being, not Thank you for all your support and kind wishes in our difficult time, but instead, Make sure you tune into next week's episode, I can now believe that if Jessa was pregnant they will just keep it completely quiet until there is a People magazine opportunity again.

Syndee said...

"I've seen MEchelle described as a "baby collector",

My favorite was when someone called the show, "Hoarders - The people edition."

Beth Anne C said...

Aa for me, I almost wished that she had raised her voice a little more and "scolded" him, if you will... Would have made her more human and less Mama Duggar like....

pretty girl said...

why would michelle pay to get a dog washed when you could give a dog a bath at home. when did they get a dog never saw a dog on the show before? if they travel so much how would they have time for pets.

Ddraig Arian said...

So this is interesting. I was looking for clips of the awkwardness that would be Michelle bathing a dog but found this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Oe2paV2Jg

In this video posted in June, the Duggars are dog sitting for Tilly. About 45 seconds in, one of the boys mentions that Bubba is their dog. Weird that they don't show any clips of him though. Is he not allowed in the house? Is he also just a neighbor dog that comes over from time to time?

KK said...

I do agree Anna seems to be a wonderful mother to her 3 children and I don't see that changing with a 4th. For all we know, Michelle was just as wonderful with her children when there were 4, 5, even 6 of them (I doubt she was AS wonderful but you get the idea). It's impossible to be a hands on mother to more than 4 or 5 little kids in the way Anna is now with her 3. If they continue to have them, but the time babies #7 and 8 and 9 are preschool and toddler ages, the older ones will be caring for them just like in the Duggar house. Anna saying "OK 4 kids is wonderful, let's have one more and call it a day" would be one thing.

The thing about Michelle is though - now that her older children are grown, 3 out of the house, another 6 or so basically "grown" for all intents and purposes in regards to daily care and massive attention needed - she still seems uninvolved with the younger children. Now is the time she can get involved again, and she is used to not having to do the hands on stuff, so doesn't.

Norma said...

I freeze framed the list out of curiosity. One of the jurisdictions included cleaning the parents' room. I don't think that should be a chore for any child.

sunny side up said...

KK- Sorry, but I know from experience that it is NOT impossible to be a hands on mom with more than 4-5 kids. Not at all. Just ask mine! If you don't think that Michelle is hands on enough with her kids, that's one thing, but generalizing like that misrepresents those moms with large families who are very involved in their children's lives.
Anna is a wonderful mom, and I believe she will continue to be so with all of her children....no matter how many.

Ginger said...

Re: Judy's comments 4/8 8:01am about Joy compared to her own daughter the same age. You absolutely hit the nail on the head regarding the activities you mentioned that your daughter is involved in. That's exactly what a 17 yr. old should be doing: school, work, activities, friends, considering college. Not even one of those things is anything that any Duggar girl has ever done. At least it's never been shown. None of us ever know who they are talking bout when they mention their "friends,"(such as Jessa saying her friends in her bridal party) as we have never seen them, other than the Bates that live in another state. What activities could Joy be involved in since she is just in the home. Forget about thinking about what college.. that's never gonna happen. Joy doesn't come home from school & go to a friends home or have her school friends over. There's no going to the movies or some after school activity. It's a shame as Joy just loved sports of almost any type. Of course all the things you mentioned were things that Michelle did get to do as a teenager.

Patricia A said...

I felt so sad watching little Josie's face when she was told that she had to gather up all the laundry. I wonder if this was before or after her seizure. It's disgusting that those people can't put their own dirty laundry in a hamper and bring it downstairs themselves. And Michelle should be cleaning her own bedroom. I read somewhere that they should have a cleaning crew come in daily for the bathrooms, and I think that goes for the kitchen areas, too. They should be kept sanitary. The Duggars can certainly afford it. The kids can be assigned chores keeping their bedrooms and living areas clean. But they should be spending more time on schoolwork.

Helen Crump said...

Cleaning the parents' bedroom and bathroom is a jurisdiction? NO way, Michelle should be changing her own gross sheets and cleaning her own toilet. Sorry, but that is really going too far to require one of the kids to do that! She is just plain lazy and really does nothing all week around there. Shame on her.

Helen Crump said...

I don't understand why they say their bathrooms are "nasty". I understand there are multiples using them but they have 9 baths..If the users are "neat" and tidy up after themselves before leaving the facility, they shouldn't be any "worse" than anyone else's bathroom...after all, they aren't rushing out in the morning to work or school, are they? Just sloppy people IMO.

Aimee said...

Even in the early "14 kids..." specials they listed the parents' room as a jurisdiction for the children. I absolutely think children should help around the house, jobs according to the ages, but I don't think they should have to pick up others' dirty laundry or clean their parents' room. What are Michelle and Jim Bob doing all day?!

Dorrine said...

I would buy a clothes hamper for each child with their name on it. Each child would be responsible for taking it to the laundry room and doing their own laundry each week. Several machines would be reserved for this. Michelle would do her own laundry and her husbands and grandmas. Jeremiah and Jedidiah would do all of the other laundry (towels, sheets, etc). The bathrooms and perhaps the kitchen would be cleaned by professionals and grandma would be free to enjoy herself.

Jodie said...

Josie's jurisdiction should be her bed. If she has one? If not, she should be assigned one and they should put her name on it. She should be taught to put on pajamas and sleep under the sheets. She should make it up each morning. She should be taught to comb her own hair and wash her face and brush her teeth. She should not have any other "jurisdiction" until she can master these lessons. The older girls that are still being babied should do the same.

Leigh Ann said...

I remember cleaning the parents' room from the very first TV special and thought back then Michelle should be making up her own bed. Sure everyone should help out around the house but everyone should be responsible for his or her own bed and getting their own laundry to the laundry room. Parents can do their bathroom and the kids can take turns cleaning the other bathrooms.

DJ said...

Since we're on the subject of laundry, I've often wondered how they keep the laudry separated as far as who's stuff is whose. Specifally, the little ones underwear and socks....some of those little ones (or actually the big ones, too) have to wear the same sizes. Do they just put them in one drawer and you grab a pair and go? That's gross even if they are clean.

Janell said...

On the topic of 17 year olds and homeschooling. I was home schooled most of my school years. At 17 I was in band, drama club (both home school groups), worked as a cashier at a local grocery store, was very active in my youth group and had friends from church and our local home school group in addition to completing my school work and chores at home. I say that to say, people see the Duggars and possibly stereo type home schooling into their mold but I post this to say that while I can relate to them in some areas as a home schooler, I also had many opportunities to be prepared for life as well as not feeling like I missed out on stuff. (went to a local HS prom twice with a guy from church and then work too:) So, when you see home schooling featured on the show please know that's not the whole spectrum of us. I have a friend who became an RN at 20 because she started college at 16 while home schooling.

Patricia A said...

I think they do share a lot of clothes. I don't see how they can separate underwear and socks unless they use a laundry marker, which I doubt. I noticed that none of the kids argued or made a face when given their jurisdiction. Immediate obedience.

pumpkin_pie said...

In one of the episodes where the family was in the house in Little Rock, I saw plastic tubs with each child's name on them for socks and underwear. (Presumably they use a Sharpie or something to label them so they know whose is whose.) Otherwise all clothing goes into the giant closet, where it is sorted by gender and by size. The older girls especially wear the same clothes as their sisters.

One of the girls commented shortly after Jill's wedding that Jill had taken the best stuff to her new house.

Angie H. said...


One of the girls commented shortly after Jill's wedding that Jill had taken the best stuff to her new house.
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First one to marry gets first pick of the sister-mom's closet. Of course, she took the best clothes. It's her right as the first Duggar daughter to make it to the altar.

GJJ's mom said...

I think I agree about Jessa not liking children. It's been said the other / younger kids were scared of her. Her facial expressions and tone were not kind or loving. She appears to be full of herself.

sandi said...

Re: One of the girls commented shortly after Jill's wedding that Jill had taken the best stuff to her new house.

And Anna said something to the effect that they would get them back,as Jill would probably be pregnant soon.HA.I doubt they got them back.
I can't believe the girls keep so sweet all the time.Surely there must be some resentment over the clothes and scarves,jewelry they share.I imagine some of them might hve a certain outfit in mind that they want to wear to somewhere,only to find another sister has the shirt or scarf or whatever they wanted to go with it.Would be funny to see a tug of war over a shirt or something,like normal sisters do.(LOL,J'king.I feel for them).

Vivi said...

RE Jessa not liking children. Watching the show All About Jessa, gave me a different perspective. It appeared that Jessa was given a lot of responsibility for the children. Assigning jurisdictions and home schooling. I actually felt some empathy for her because these two jurisdictions had to be very difficult. All the remaining jurisdictions the kids are responsible for themselves. With her assignments, she was responsible for ensuring that they all did their jobs.

Bubbles said...

KK, I agree with you about Anna, and I do think Michelle was a lot like that with the first 4-5 kids and then got overwhelmed and her focus became being pregnant instead of being a mom. I hope Anna doesn't do the same.

As for Jessa, I've said it before and I'm saying it again...I don't look for her to be pregnant any time soon. I totally believe she's using birth control of some kind and neither she nor Ben have any desire to become parents yet. They married so they could have sex, not so they could start a family! Jessa wanted to be out of that house and she isn't about to get tied right back down. I'll be shocked if she is pregnant any time soon.

Heart in Florida said...

I disagree with Angie H. regarding Jill's "right" to take all the best clothes since she was the first to marry...It's simply not fair to take all the good stuff from your sisters. Having said that, I have seen Jill's mode of dress and if that is the "best" they have, then it's a poorly stocked closet. Jill ususally looks unkempt and doesn't match her top with her bottom..
Isn't it also traditional for the bride's parents to purchase a trousseau for her? Not just a going away suit, but some nice new clothing to tide her over,, so to speak. Since these people live in an antiquated belief system, I would think this practice should still be appropriate for them. These girls have worked for their mother and household since birth and deserve a reward for that anyway. Jill needed a real shopping spree and select mostly new clothing that would belong to her in her new life. So, what will JoyAnna be left with under the "first marry, first pick" method?...the lowly raggy old stuff if she were the last of the older girls to marry?

Wednesday said...

It was either Jordan or Jennifer wearing $80 Ariat boots. Wow. Good luck finding those used.

Katie's Mom said...

RE: If Jessa wants kids or not. I don't think there's a thing wrong with a young woman not wanting children, especially if she has been organizing all the clothing, preparing for every trip, homeschooling her younger siblings & God knows what else Jessa did in that house for all those years. They were always saying Jessa wasn't a very good cook. Well good for her. She knew if she became a good cook that would be added to her daily chores. For a young woman her age she has already raised a family so if she doesn't want another, so be it!

Erin said...

Joy delegated chores to everyone. Did that include to her two older sisters, Jana and Jinger?

And I agree with the person who commented that one person had to clean all 9 of those (nasty) bathrooms...who came up with that? Is it punishment?

re: Josh and Anna buying a new place in Siloam Springs.....Is this to make sure Jana can still help them with their kids since she will be helping so much with baby Izzy?

And yes they are reading the blogs. Someone here commented that they hadn't said thank you for your support.... And now they are using those very words. (maybe they are getting educated here on simple things their parents didn't know to teach them.)

Bobbi said...

It was Dim Bulb & Michelle that conveyed the message of thanks on behalf of Jill & Derick. Interesting some of the Duggars read this blog. I wonder what their opinion is regarding the bloggers comments about their God Gothard? Would be interesting.

Helen Crump said...

In case I missed it, what was Michelle's jurisdiction? Didn't Joy give her Mama a list of chores for HER to do? Oh, that's right, Michelle doesn't do anything but "schedule"..those twice a year medical appts for the kids..what does she do the other 50 weeks in the year?

Christian Romance Writer said...


re: Josh and Anna buying a new place in Siloam Springs.....Is this to make sure Jana can still help them with their kids since she will be helping so much with baby Izzy?
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They have to make sure all of the nieces and nephews have equal opportunity to be babysat by the maiden aunt, Jana, while their parents get date nights out on the town. That poor woman is never going to be free.

Heart in Florida said...

I would think that everyone darn well knows by now that the Duggar family is a commodity for TLC; an asset and THEY read ALL posts regarding this family and how they are perceived by their viewers. As long as Duggars=$$ for TLC, they are staying. I'm sure the publicity department sits the Duggars down, like it or not, and informs them of these opinions and observations. The Duggars have to respond to these issues they are called out on in some way...mostly it's an indirect "response" we notice later in time. They are employees of the network and Jim Bob I'm sure is reminded of that from time to time. He does NOT have "carte blanche" with everything. They need and love the money that comes out of this too much to not be concerned about their TV show's lifespan.

Erin said...

I thought Jim Bob said the show was ministry. I am still waiting to see one thing that looks that way. Ben and Jessa have a Facebook page that is much more of a
ministry that this show where there is so much showing off as they act like they are throwing money away with both hands (all while TLC foots the bill.)

I'd love to see them truly use some of their own money to help others.

Heart in Florida said...

Since this family is so traditional and all, why is it Joy who is assigned to baby duty at Jill's? It's customary and LOVING of the girl's mother to help take care of the baby, her daughter and the household for her while in recovery from childbirth. I find it "totally" selfish and lazy of MIchelle that she is NOT helping take care of her own daughter....That woman amazes me in what she gets away with...after all, what is it that she is so busy doing in her own house that she can't be there with Jill etal?

Marites H. said...

Since this family is so traditional and all, why is it Joy who is assigned to baby duty at Jill's? It's customary and LOVING of the girl's mother to help take care of the baby, her daughter and the household for her while in recovery from childbirth. I find it "totally" selfish and lazy of MIchelle that she is NOT helping take care of her own daughter....That woman amazes me in what she gets away with...after all, what is it that she is so busy doing in her own house that she can't be there with Jill etal?
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Michelle needs to be ready to give horny JB "sweet fellowship" whenever he wants it. Being his buddy is her #1 priority. Now that it seems her "broodmare" days are over, she is of little use to anyone and has delegated all of her household duties away.

Wheez said...

Wonder why the orange cat didn't get to go on a field trip

Mindi said...

Quite some time ago on this blog someone wrote about how Jill went to pieces having her wisdom teeth removed & had to have daddy right there at her side. They said they wondered exactly what would happen when the first labor pain struck. Well I think that person was right on target, as we now know no matter what pabulum we're being spoon feed by the Duggars, Jill is definitely counting Braxton Hicks contractions in her 70 hours of labor & this entire labor & deliver is suspect. Now they are trying to put some type of spin about not being ashamed to end up with a C-section. What an insult to all the women who have had to endure a C-section. As I've heard Jill go on & on about this home birth that she had apparently set in stone in her mind, all I could think of was; a healthy baby & healthy mom should always the most important outcome.

Springtime said...

RE: Heart in Florida comments about a girls mom helping out after the birth of a child. Why would Michelle ever think of helping out with a grandchild, since she hasn't' cared for her own kids for years. There are pictures of Jill giving Joy a bottle when she was a baby so it must be turn about is fair play. It's Joy's turn to care for Jill's baby since Jill cared for Joy when she ws a baby.

Erin said...

70 Hours? Oh there poor Jill goes again. Do you remember when they had about 14 kids and i believe Michelle was pregnant with Jackson. There were 9 boys then and 5 girls, if I remember the numbers correctly. Jill said the girls to boys was about 50 / 50.