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Alex Higgings said...

Finally adopting? I always did say put up or shut up, looks like they finally did (or is at least trying, not final yet) I read of the woman's circumstances, Still sounds better than living with the Duggars..

Ashleigh said...

I find it shameful that social services after everything we know about the duggars are willing to put an innocent child with this family i MEAN REALLY.

Heart in Florida said...

So, Jim Bob and Michelle found a way to quiet down the adoption issue: they're "adopting" someone in their own family. That's how they get around the Gothard "sins of your father" matter. They know where any skeletons are buried in Michelle's family. Sleazy, they are. This means that this child will never go to school, play real sports, or have any friends outside of the family.

All kidding aside, I sincerely wish this innocent boy a good chance at life, dispite his great-aunt and uncle's inane lifestyle. God bless him. I hope Michelle doesn't "pass this one to Jana" and realizes that he will need a lot of love, support and comfort (not just bible versus) from HER.

Duggarsbegone said...

Remember, it IS a relative they are taking in. It was probably easier to get custody for that reason. Poor kid.

Beth said...

I'm guessing in this case it's the Duggars or the horrible foster system, no good news for this poor kid either way, sounds like originally he was to be adopted by his grandma (Me-chelle's sister) but then she had a stroke and is now no longer able to care for him, poor kid has been moved around so much, I hope the Duggar's do better by him than they have done for the rest of their kids so far

Anonymous said...

I am a social worker and don't believe they will pass the background check even for Kinship care. PLus you need to prove you are financially stable and take a class to prove you are a good parent. Agencies check and they had to call 911 to get in last time

Bud said...

This is not adoption yet. It is temporary child custody.

As long as they can provide food, shelter and clothing they can probably keep him. My question is where is Josh living? In the tin shelter guest house? If so, then a child molester is too close for comfort. I hope the state requires that he go to a real school.

sue r said...

Why don't they try and help the child's mother get back on her feet? I am afraid that they just want another child, to add to their cult. The atmosphere and family values in that home are toxic and destructive. I cannot think it is a healthy place for any child, no matter how desperate

Lisa Ann said...

I can't imagine the culture shock for this boy. No TV, no friends outside the compound, no internet access, no school, no sports, no activities. I think he will feel like he is in jail

Josie said...

This makes me sick on so many levels. If they legitimately wanted to help a child, that would be one thing, but them taking in another child s like an animal hoarder "rescuing" another cat. it has nothing to do with actually being a good person, and everything to do with feeding their own selfish addiction This kid will be ratings gold for them, and anyone with a Brain can see that is the sole purpose of this Adoption. And on top of the exploitation, the denial of basic freedoms, the neglect and the emotional abuse, let's throw in having to live with a CHILD MOLESTER!!! I think the thing that sickens me the most, is that the media will proclaim them heroes for rescuing this poor child.

Sick. Sick. Sick.

Andrea said...

I don't know. I don't feel that badly for the kid. As long as they keep him off TV, I imagine the Duggar's would be a lot like summer camp. I mean, you can't expect any actually parents or parenting, as Jim Boob and Me-chelle are off tending to each other needs . . . but lots of young people hanging around, a basketball court, tree house, a trampoline, etc. As for food, it seems like they have a fully stocked pantry, so as long as you can pour yourself cereal and milk, or open a can of greenbeans and find some salt and vinegar, you're golden. Let's not forget the communal closets and the laundry fairies, you got cloths. I can't imagine there are enough actually beds, but a cot on the floor could be comfortable. Who needs an education anyways, when there are always fools willing to watch your family on TV? Good luck kid.

Cat said...

The court papers are online, it said the mother wants to waive the home visit, why??, is that even allowed, just let the poor boy go there, not make sure he will be safe??

Quiana said...

This is bad bad news. Also this smells of a media stunt like on the Brady Bunch, when they "adopted" Oliver into the show hoping to gain a fan base back. And sadly this might do the trick for the duggars though, sadly.

Just Disgusted said...

Re: Andrea's comments. I suppose a child could sleep on a cot & it would be ok at least for a little while. However we all remember that the Duggars never even had enough beds for their own kids to sleep in. Sometimes the kids actually slept on the stairs with their pillow. This reminds me of some of those shown on TV yrs. ago when the original kids were getting older & the viewers were loosing interest. Often times they would bring in another small child that was supposed to be a nephew, to fill the space of a child that was away at college or somewhere & only came home for the holidays. Those shows never lased once the original children had started to grow up. I can't believe that Michelle & Jim Bob are the only choice for that child. Michelle came from a fairly large family. Some of her sisters were older than her, than a gap in age, then another group of siblings.It was as if there were at least 3 different groups of kids in her family. I think Michelle & her only brother were the last of that brood.

Willow said...

I just cannot believe the authorities would allow the Duggars to even have temporary custody of a relative, with Josh living in or close by the compound. This is unbelievable. I just have a feeling that this is not all on the up and up. JMO.

Layne said...

How much did the Duggars give the woman to help her out and also be so willing (fir ratings) to take in a child.

Jana will never be free to go. Keeping her enslaved to take care if kids mean that Michelle and Jim Bob always have her there to run the house so they can play. I'm sure she cooks for them when she cooks for the others.

No wonder Jinger is so excited to get out of that mess. She can see light at the end of the tunnel yet Jana just had her light covered up.

Jana is losing still another helper when Jinger leaves while gaining another responsibility.

When will Jana crack and marry the next one Jim Bob dangles before her, just to get away? What a horrible choice.

DJ said...

I think it's great to take in and help out the child, but I wish they would be doing it out of the kindness in their hearts, not to boost ratings or be able to say "hey, we got #20".

On that note, why do they also not help the boy's mother, who is their niece I believe. She's about the same age as Jana/John-David so they would hopefully get along. Get her back on her feet so she's able to provide for her child in the future.

Seems they only want to help the child because well, he's a child.

almsw119 said...

Regulations differ state to state, but in Alabama you have to prove that the child has their own room and can be cared for financially BEFORE a complete adoption can go through. This child could remain in their cutsody forever since it is Kinship, but official adoption is another story.

Elspeth said...

Michelle was the youngest and not all the siblings live in Arkansas. This may have been the mother's choice as the son would have same age relatives there where with any of the remaining siblings of Michelle or her sister it would be like grandparents or great-grandparents.

Heart in Florida said...

I think the Duggars wouldn't want Michelle's niece anywhere near their children for fear of being influenced by this child's mother. Remember, it was a miracle that they allowed their cousin, Amy, around their children...she wore jeans and all! Perhaps the Duggars have asked the niece to stay with them and maybe she refused? I don't know, but I think that would have been a good thing for both mother and son. We'll have to wait and see what happens and what is reported. They should let this child attend school; Christian or public.

mickey said...

Poor kid. Literally, no home but the Duggars screwed up situation. Isolated. Under control of Jim Bob, and no hope of escape. Not even school.

I guess Grandma needs help with the laundry.

Christine said...

Poor kid. He's better off with the Duggars than being homeless and sleeping in a car, but Jim Bob and Michelle aren't suited to raise their own kids, let alone a child who's likely dealt with some trauma. Maybe one of the Michelle's siblings or their kids could take him? Her lesbian sister Evelyn (?) wasn't doing too well, financially -- she declared bankruptcy within the last few years -- but Michelle was one of 7, so there's got to be someone in the family who's financially stable and can provide emotionally for a child. Hopefully the Duggars' money and fame isn't a complicating factor here keeping him from being taken care of by another relative.

Now I'm wondering if the unemployed and homeless mother is getting paid by the Duggars to let her son appear on the show...I hope not, for all of their sakes.

Hello said...

This boy will be put into the boy's room and be taken care of by either Jana or Joy. Jinger can't do it because since she got engaged, she has lost all her brain cells and can't concentrate on anything but her future husband just like her sisters did when they were engaged. Nothing will change for Jboob and Mullet. Mullet doesn't know anything about raising kids once she is done nursing them and she didn't give birth to this one. They will continue to travel whenever they want and leave everything and all the kids with Jana and her helper Joy and not gove it a second thought.

Really Furious said...

Re:Andrea's comment.I don't believe for one minute that if the Duggars do take this child into their home he will not be on TV. That's probably the only reason they are taking him anyway. It will be a big deal. The pious, better than any other family on God's green earth now save a child in need & they don't film it? They film every other thing that happens in their lives. Well of course not anything like molestation or porno etc. Just what they consider their Godly actions. We saved a child that would have been in foster care..want to see him?? In my opinion it's no different than the way Jim Bob lined up his daughter to marry them off as though they were cattle at an auction. Now were saving a child, could any family be better than our family? This is just another reason that TLC loves our family & wants to film everything we do. See people we told you we were a ministry not a TV show & this proves it!

Heart in Florida said...

I don't think Mary Duggar is living with them any more. Jinger stated that she has trouble keeping up with her laundry since she is so "in love". Does anyone know where Mary Duggar is living now?

too bad,so sad said...

Christine- I understand your view that you hope the mother doesn't get the money from TLC and part of me agrees but then another part feels that the mom who is in a desperate situation should get the money, not JB and M. Better yet, set up an account for the boy himself that adults can not access and he can have the money when he come of age.

I have some fears for this child. I have a feeling that JB and M and clan see actions that we feel are bad choices or mental illness as sin. I have my fingers crossed that no one feeds him the idea that his mother is sinful and not unfortunate. Children of that young age internalize that and it does a lot of damage to self esteem.

Really Furious- It would be terrible if JB set him up like he did with the cattle auction of his virgin daughters. I think it will be worse if they set him up like they did with the donation of food to unfortunate people, where they pretended to give the food and then cameras off, took it all back.

On another topic. The laws should never, ever allow anyone to place a child in a home and not have a state inspection. Ugh! In my area ASPCA gives people a really intensive Q & A before they let you take home a kitten! I LOVE pets, but children are still more important.

My name's Jeff Whipple said...

I find it sad to my core hat this niece gives away her child for adoption when he is old enough to understand. What do you tell the child at 6 or 8? Don't get me wrong, I am very much in favor of adoption. It is a loving choice. But it would have been much better when she was a 15 year old girl, and the child was an infant. This little guy deserved a forever mom and dad from the beginning. It seems very selfish of this mother.Sorry : NO

My name's Jeff Whipple said...

If you look on Amy's instagram, it appears Mary is living with Jim Bob's sister. And Amy spends a lot of time with grandma. I forget the daughters name off hand.

My name's Jeff Whipple said...

In my opinion Michelle and Jim Bob do not have the time with all this either children to provide the emotional support for this child who most likely has issues that go very deep. On the other had, what are the child's other options. He will most likely blend in with the other children, and be told to pray the evil away.

Meme said...

Jeff Whipple, that would be Deanna Duggar. I wonder why Grandma is living with her daughter? Does anyone know why Grandma moved out? (Other than exhaustion, I mean?)

Christine said...

too bad, so sad,

My concern is that the mom's not in a good situation, financially, and Jim Bob and Michelle may have come to her and said "hey...let us take your kid and put him on air, and we'll pay your rent. Otherwise we won't give you a cent." I very much doubt that they would have helped out the kid if they didn't see him either a potential convert to Gothardism or a potential storyline. Maybe I'm being too jaded? Maybe one of the kids would have had pity on their cousin and begged their parents into letting the kid stay with them?

I wonder what the Duggar's opinions are about whether family should take care of adult family members who are impoverished or homeless. They took care of Anna and her kids after Josh lost his job (not a huge financial burden), but I don't know if Jim Bob and Michelle paid for Josh's "rehab" or if he paid for it out of savings. There was an article a few years ago about Michelle's lesbian sister being deeply indebted and possibly declaring bankruptcy, and no mention of her millionaire sister helping her out. Did they help Josh and not Michelle's sister because he's their child and not Michelle's older sibling or because he's a dutiful, if philandering, Gothardite and Michelle's sister isn't? Is it because they feel a duty to a person that they brought into this world -- because the duty that you feel towards your children is different than what you feel towards your siblings -- or because he shares their religious beliefs? Or because it would have looked very, very bad for them to cut Josh's family off financially after the scandal broke?

Some states forbid children in foster care to be homeschooled to try to cut down on abuse in foster homes. I don't know if Arkansas is one, or what the legal differences are between foster care and kinship care.

Really Furious said...

Re:to bad,so sad's comments. I have always felt that the people that showed up for the food the Duggars so generously donated & then took back were really in on the entire set-up. I think they probably received some compensation from TLC to "act" the part of poor people who could not look into where there town's food bank is located. Would it be the first time the Duggars & TLC tried to pull the wool over the viewers eyes??

Aunt Bea said...

Does anyone know why Mary Duggar moved out? I think this family should have told their "audience" that Mary has moved out....but they didn't share that; as usual. They still think they can have it both ways and release only what they WANT to talk about..There's much more going on here than we know; I believe there's more that they're hiding.

Bytheway said...

I think maybe Mary moved in with her daughter when her husband left her? Well not sure who left who but I think that's maybe why she moved out and in with Deanna

Mary said...

Hi

For a family that was begging for money. They sure have nice cars. My car is a 2000 corella. How many cars do they have not to mention a plane.

The girl who took flying lesson she wants to fly into remote villages? I don't think many have landing strips.

Maybe Mary finally stop doing the family laundry so she was of no use to Jimboob. So he told her to leave and he stole her home and gave it to one of his kids

Mary

roddma said...

In some ways, the DUggars are better than homeless, but I wish there was another option.If the boy came from the same background as the DUggars, at least it would be easier for him to adapt. This kid has likely been used to TV and other 'forbidden' things. Maybe it's good being a male in this situation. That way he don't have to go from pants wearing to skirt wearing.

But the worst thing is the DUggars are going to feel even more superior helping a kid,raised by a young single mom who now has an arrest record, and a kid who according to sources has an unidentified bio dad. I'm pretty certain this will used as a teaching moment, espaily for younger unmarried Duggars, that stresses how bad it is to date unchaperoned and to not live under your parents wing until an arranged marriage.

Goodie said...

I wonder how they will be "blanket training" and "swaddling " this poor child so that he fits the Duggar mold.

Heart in Florida said...

Why can't Michelle do her own family's laundry? I think besides being just a lazy woman, she had her breakdown when doing the laundry all those years ago and has developed a phobia about doing laundry. I believe those are the reasons. But, like my mother would say, "you have to get right back up on that horse" when something shies you away from something otherwise you'll be "stopped" by a number of things in life.

Elspeth said...

Why can't the kids do their own laundry? Almost all of them are old enough to do their own by themselves and all are old enough with a little oversight.

Debbie S said...

Maybe he'll be the one to write the tell-all about life in the Duggar world

Meme said...

Regarding the Duggar's laundry: It used to make me so angry to see those little girls wagging around enormous baskets of dirty clothes! JimBob and the boys were exempt from laundry duties due to their sex, just as they were/are exempt from cooking, cleaning or washing dishes. Michelle just doesn't WANT to do it. This is why Grandma took over, I'm sure. Can you imagine what the clothing looked like back when a nine-year-old was doing it? BTW, I still want to know all the reasons that Mary Duggar left.

Cat said...

I feel bad for Jana having to raise another child, Michelle doesnt like babies, she likes being pregnant and all the attention put on her for carrying #19,once that baby pops out of her flotation nursing device, she passes her on to a buddy and starts the process all over again. Now that she is unable to have more, she seems like she has had some mental issue, you can see it in her eyes...

Auggie said...

I think Mary Duggar left the compound to make space for all the adult kids returning home with their families.

Judy said...

I have to assume that Josh has moved out because I don't know how otherwise a family court would allow a young child into the home given Josh's history with his sisters.

Wampascat said...

Maybe there was a rift with Mary after the Josh debacle? Did I hear the credit card bills that Josh used for Ashley Madison went to his grandmother?

Anonymous said...

Of course this kid will be on TV - he's Josh's replacement!

Does his name start with a J? Otherwise they'll probably re-name the poor kid in the adoption process.

Crazy Bunch said...

I have one arm in a cast from surgery & my hubby just had emergency surgery. Guess what the laundry still needs to be done. I have figured out a way that is working for me as my appliances are in the basement. I put the laundry in a pillow case & throw it downstairs, then I go down & get it put it in the washer & then dryer & back in a pillowcase, to carry it upstairs. You bet if I had kids the ages of Michelle's I would have them doing the laundry. How hard is it to teach a kid to do the laundry? Funny thing is in Michelle's house the girls can learn at a very young age & the boys never do. My arm hurts like hell after this new way of doing my laundry but a little rest & my arm elevated & I know I'll survive. The important thing is my laundry is clean. Poor Michelle with a phobia about laundry.I think she has a phobia about caring for children over the age of 6 months too.

Willow said...

I think Mary D. moved in with her daughter Deanna?

Meme said...

So true that the girls all seem very capable while the boys seem so...pampered. Take care of that arm, honey.

Bonnie said...

Mary may have moved in with Deanna but wasn't the house in Mary and Deanna's names even though Deanna and her husband lived in it? Mary owns a real estate co so she finds the deals and she and JB glom onto them.

Mary said...

I like to know what happened to Mary's house? I believe it the house JimBoob grew up in. So did he steal it and give it to one of the kids

Mary

Elizabeth Ann said...

About the laundry situation.......each child over 9 years should have their own laundry basket and be responsible for laundering their own clothing..boys included. Michelle should do her own laundry and that of her wonderful husband. They were given those expensive, fantastic washers & driers so an evening of laundry lessons could put this idea in operation plus they would be learning to actually take care of themselves and have some new material for the show. Also, doesn't Michelle ever have the inclination to go food shopping on her own and prepare a really nice home cooked meal for her family like real mothers & wives do? She's not busy commuting to a job with no time to cook and she's not in the laundry room or cleaning the house. All she seems to do is be "available" at a moments' notice for Jimbob. Also, how will Jimbob be "correcting" this poor child who will be living with them? The child has not endured blanket training to destroy his free will in infancy. Hopefully Jimbob will have mercy and not beat him as is prescribed in that raising up a child book. The boy will endure severe culture shock, suddenly no school, tv and living in a dormitory with many other older boys, all bossing him around. He will not see his mom, not be going to school, church or sports or have any friends other then the older Duggar cousins. I have adopted an older children and their emotional issues are not easy to deal with. Michelle's bible verses will not cut it. I'm sure his mother was paid off to donate her son to the Duggar show to increase the ratings. Why couldn't Jimbob let her and the boy live in one of his inexpensive rentals, helping in that way? Now getting to Grandma. There must have been something harsh going on there for her to leave without explanation to the tv audience. It is true that Josh has committed the serious crime of identity theft if he used Grandma's address, etc. to join the dating site and also using another man's photo which he is being sued for. The undercurrent of drama in this family, from Josh's perversions & lies to the fake ministry of Jill & Derrick, to Derricks bad looking health, to lazy Ben's lack of ambition plus that rapper coming to visit, to Jinger's change in personality and loss of the use of her brain due to being "in love". How will Jinger cope when she must be a wife and become pregnant immediately?? I think for her, it's all a middle school type of crush right now and reality will set in when she is alone with Jeremy in a distant location. Will she be able to cook, clean, be available etc. while being so distracted in love? There are many stories there that we are not ans will not be shown on the tv show.

sandi said...

I'm wondering why Josh didn't go for paperless billing,surely it was available on such a discreet site? But I'm also thinking the website likely billed using a different name,as opposed to their real one.It can be done

Heart in Florida said...

Elizabeth Ann: Such a great post, I agree with your observations. This family is just twisted and screwed up. They aren't the family they were when the children were young; they have more than their share of adult children living just as they did when they were little. So unhealthy. I agree something is up with Mary Duggar bolting out like that. If JB wanted to help this young boy and his mother out, yes, I agree that he could have given them one of his rentals to live in provided Michelle's niece stay clean and try better for herself and her son. What can we expect from the Duggar parents when they don't seem to know which way is "up".

Heart in Florida said...

I looked in to the county property records over there and yes, Deann's house is in Deanna and Mary's name. Mary Duggar also owns multiple residential houses, none of which are luxurious. They are more run down type houses that she rents out. Jim Bob's homes also aren't that great...they seem to be like to collect the rents, but not maintain the property and improvements very well. Typical of them.
I also have noticed that the TTH is filthy, disorganized and must smell pretty badly. Those sweaty, dirty people sit on the upholstered furniture while dirty and sweaty all the time. That can't make the "bus station hall" living room smell very fresh. The girls bedroom is a total mess...Did anyone notice in a photo, Jessa put Spurge on the table with his bare feet IN A RESTAURANT..what a pig. I wouldn't want to sit there after she left. It goes to show you that they were never taught.

Ashleigh said...

Has everyone herd that the kids want to walk away from their TV show counting on? I think more and more secrets are going to come out regarding this family also, how in the hell are the kids able to support themselves without a TV show? I mean they are not employable they live on duggar time remember? They don't have high school and now Jessa is pregnant again I mean how are the married duggars are going to survive financially?

Meme said...

Elizabeth Ann, you said everything I feel. Something that really resonated with me was the part about Michelle seeming to lack any inclination to do something nice for her family, like a planned-out, nice dinner. She only seems motivated when a daughter gets married and needs replacing in the kitchen. It's like Michelle almost panics until one of the other girls steps up and does the job. I wonder what she thought when Jeremy said he loved his mother's cooking? And notice how little she does for the birthday parties (nothing). The children make the posters and do the decorating, food, etc. If I had 19 children, I would at least take the time to PERSONALIZE the birthday party of each child somehow. All Michelle does is show up.

Annabelle Cristia said...

Ashleigh...I can't believe the kidults want to walk away from the only source of support they have known. No more free weddings, trips, restaurant meals, etc. Jessa is too narcissistic to walk away from her "celebrity" status. Jill seems confused and just going along for the free ride. The husbands are cashing in on the Duggar fame and I bet the thought of going to work from 9 to 5 is horrifying to those lazy men. Ben could be out there right now, at least repairing car windshields as he did before and Derrick could be using his accounting education but they prefer to sit around and wait for TLC cameras to record their do nothing lives. Jimbob probably gives Ben & Jessa the house to live in and a small allowance, just enough to keep them fed and lazy.

roddma said...

Michelle isnt the only one who can cook or keep the house clean She has a husband and sons. I think about the 'meltdown' she had doing laundry at 1.am. Where was Jim Bob helping her get it done? Michel no rJim Bob can be bothered with parenting of kids let alone cooking a meal for them or even fixing a snack. I point fingers at them both.

Didn't one of the younger boys fix Jordyn a bowl of oatmeal with cold water? It is obvious males arent expected to lift a finger in that house. When they were in Little Rock, John David and Joseph or Josiah left a smelly onion out. JInger said "They're boys'. I wonder what the other adults are doing when Jinger Joy Ann,a and Jana cook.

Hannah K said...

Yes, Elizabeth Ann. I feel it is a natural female, motherly & womanly trait for an at home mother & wife to do for her family in all ways, sacrificing for her children especially. How many of us listen patiently to the concerns, hopes, dreams, fears of our children. Michelle's children cannot run to her whenever they need help or advice but must make an appointment that breaks down the mother/child bond. What's with the sad side hugs between the girls & mom? This weird habit of not touching turns a natural, loving hug between a mother and child into a forbidden sexual act. Michelle & Jimbob are truly perverted parents, flaunting their sex life in front of the children but then scaring them about even having admiration 'Nike" or ...oh so bad....sexual thoughts of the opposite sex. This could be why Josh acted out like he did as a teenager toward his sisters. I think those older girls were awake during his touching. Who wouldn't wake up being touched? Why would they not have pushed him away in horror and run to tell their parents unless it made them feel special in a sad sort of way in their isolated world. I feel there will be much learned about the Duggar's hidden world. It is a cult and cults keep members isolated so secrets are not exposed but when they eventually are (Warren Jeffs), the world is horrified.

kisshimjinger said...

When my husband and I got interviewed to become foster parents, the interviewer told us that each child needed his/her own bed but not room. In cases of adopting children with disabilities, some adoptive parents will continue to receive a stipend for a set period of time after the adoption becomes final.

Grandma Sheila said...

If Jim Bob and Michelle are indeed helping this woman financially isn't that considered child selling?

Elizabeth said...

It seems to me that they are using this woman, who is in dire circumstances, to up their TLC ratings and create a new story line. If they really cared, they would do their best to keep the mother with her child, supporting her effort to pull herself up from her problems. If they were truly giving, they could even allowing her to live in one of their little, cheap rentals, making certain she and the child had clothing, which they probably have loads of in that huge storage building plus food like the filling taters & Jana's garden veggies. Maybe God will instruct their "serving hearts" in this manner so the can "pour over" her. P.S. I have never heard that term "pour over" before Benboy said it.

Little Bits said...

Re: Elizabeth's comments. I agree, I had never in my life heard the expression "pour over." My God, it seems that although Ben's not traveling the world as a missionary, he has a lot to say, telling young people how to life a Godly life. I also think he thinks he some sort of movie star. I'll bet he thinks people are lining up somewhere to get his autograph.

Elizabeth Ann said...

I agree, Little Bits. Boy Ben has caught the Duggar narcissism trait......better then others, more important, has wisdom to share, rules do not apply to him (such as go to school or at least work like a man to support your family). I think leading a Godly life could mean caring for your family and doing REAL charity work to help the less fortunate right there in Arkansas.

Adfriana said...

I wonder if the "adopted" child is living in the Duggar compound by now. I have such fear for that child with no blanket training to kill his individuality and curious nature. I hope Jimbob takes pity on this child and does not use the Gothard prescribed rod to get him under control. The boy will be missing his mom, school and friends, plunged into the isolated Duggar compound.