Duggar night at the Gourmet's. Pull up your perm rollers and solution, tease the mall bangs(ok unfair of me this was so last season on the show), and plop your feet up on the couch made for 20.
Watching the Duggar show always gets me thinking. Sure, there is the obvious thoughts like wow my uterus sucks, wow I hate their clothes, and the obligatory image of Michelle and Jim Bob having sex.....ugh...What? I cannot help it my mind just goes there. Trust me I dislike it more than your distaste for me even thinking this.
But usually my when I watch the show I have thougths that surprise me. This time they actually are starting to grow on me! I admire the way Michelle disciplines her children ...calm, discussing with the child, and telling what she expects from them. Honestly, this is the way (on good days) I discipline Scarlett and it works very well. I have a well behaved child. I can take her almost anywhere. Apparently the places that the Duggars visit like the grocery store and outings regularly state that the children are always well behaved. So if there seventeen children are not axe murderers it is good enough for me and my family. I guess I am not doing all wrong.
The next nice thing I can say is that Jim Bob seems to be nice, fun, and loving with the children. I have to say the stereotype of this family runs rampant. I think the most prevalent thing said about the family is that the inner workings must be off. Michelle takes drugs and that is why she is so calm. The children are passed of to an older child to raise and they are off to spawn more. The jury is not completely out for me. As a child of the Little House On The Prairie era I was indoctrinated with a "pure" and wholesome little life with ma and pa on the farm. So of course there are aspects of the Duggar's I admire and others....well have you seen some of my other posts?
In all my snark about the Duggars I have some respect. I know, I know, not a popular statement. They are like a trainwreck of traincars carrying loads of candy spilled all over the track. Trainwreck=bad candy=good... and I cannot look away.
Fav Little House On the Prairie moment: They make there own laundry detergent from a bar of soap, water, and buffalo piss or something like that which last for two months and costs them ten dollars. They do one hundred and eighty loads of laundry a month! That totally knocks the socks off of my Trader Joes 9.99 special.
One thing I know for sure...I am totally jealous of Michelle's uterus and laundry room.