|That's with 19 kids, a daughter|
-in-law and a grandchild. No
way someone didn't have to get
smacked into cooperation.
Honestly, wouldn't it be nice if the debate about whether you agree or disagree with the Duggar's Occupy The Planet movement was the most serious issue we were faced with? So, here's the thing... upon hearing about the upcoming 20th Duggar arrival, my first response was an eye roll. Not to judge too harshly, but that is just not a normal thing to do. Baby-having is more of a sprint, not really a marathon. Most people have a couple or 3 or 4 kids and call it a day. Michelle Duggar is the like the cross-country runner of baby-having. And of course she's going to win because it's not like anyone wants to compete with her.
While I was sorting out how I really felt about it, I read our friend from stark.raving.mad.mommy's thoughts on it and pretty much nodded and thought "Yeah, I'm on board with that." Then I read what Mom-In-A-Million had to say and was in agreement with almost all of what she had to say. Despite these two different schools of thought, I am still wondering what is the "real story." What could Michelle really be thinking? (side note - no matter your thoughts on 20 babies, you have to admit this Michelle is way less scary than Michele Bachmann, so it's a step up in the Michelle/Michele department).
Here are the things that I wonder about, I don't know why, I just do:
1. What's up with the bangs? She always has long curly hair which looks completely separate from whatever bangs situation she has going. Usually, the bangs are blown straight and then puffed out really big. Sometimes the bangs extend back more heading in the almost mullet direction. There's usually a lot of hairspray and teasing involved with that. She kind of has a Little House on the Prairie/Gibson girl hair thing going and I just wonder how she came up with it.
2. How do you even find the time or interest in getting pregnant with your 20th baby (ditto 10 thru 19)? I don't care that she has a gang of other big kids to help her with the little ones. By the time you could find 5 minutes of quiet or empty space who would want to use it doing that? Not to be unromantic, but please. If my view was that any baby that God sends is a lucky gift, I would not be doing anything to help God. I would be spending my 5 alone minutes praying to God that he send some of those lucky gifts to the less fortunate.
|Do you really think the oldest|
Duggar child thought it
was fun that his mom and wife
were pregnant at the same time?
4. There is no way all those kids can be so good and calm and caring and loving to each other and happy to pitch in and do chores. All.the.time. No one seems to mind that they all have to dress the same. The whole family appears to have been outfitted by some rogue pack of polo/button down and khaki lovers that escaped from one of TLC's fashion shows. I love my kids to pieces and I model kind behavior (shut up, yes I do) all the time and my kids are total jerks to each other at least 50 percent of every day. The way God intended it to be.
5. Do you think Michelle thinks it's sexy or weird that Jim Bob's hair never moves or gets messed up?
Those are my top thoughts on the matter. Maybe that bitchy, grating Nancy Grace will do one of those hard hitting interviews where she screams at Michelle to get these answers and then throws in that she bets Michelle wears thongs under her Little House skirts. I bet then Michelle would get "excited." I wonder if she would get "excited" enough to smack Nancy Grace in the head or if she would just sit there and smile and fluff her bangs. These are things to think about.
|I put this on FB a few weeks ago|
and have made zero progress.
My bangs are a big jerk.