If you don’t already know this, the Duggars are a family of massive proportions. Literally. They have nineteen children ranging in ages of 20 (something) to the newest edition who is 8 or so months but was born considerably premature. And that is about it.
Seriously. They are not circus performers or a house full of drama queens. They are just nice people with a lot of kids.
So, I don’t get it. What is the big draw? Why do they have a TLC show, multiple books published, and a massive following?
I just watched part of one episode where the mom was washing maybe five dishes, that didn’t even seem to be dirty, while four of her children played with two brand new trucks and the box from which they came. When one child started to show just a little distress over not getting a turn the mom just told one of the boys to give her a five minute turn. He did. And that was the end of it!
Mom didn’t even have to stop rising her pre-washed Gladware. Nor did she trip over ten other toys on her way to tell the boy that he needed to do it right away. And you want to know why? There was not another toy in sight!
My house looks like a veritable preschool with just three kids. And you mean to tell me with almost twenty kids your living room is going to only have two toys in it?
Besides, with nineteen kids that is the most riveting plot line you can produce?
Surely the other fifteen are off in another room dancing naked to Lady Gaga. Or using the curtains as tarzan vines to swing from the second story railings that over look more then a thousand square feet of living space. Right?
Hell I had a harder time just getting out the door to the gym this morning with three. One almost had to go with mismatched shoes.
You really expect me to believe that a family of twenty-one doesn’t do dishes laundry and vacuuming around the clock? Let alone trash cans over flowing with dirty diapers. Or losing a kid here and there because mom thought dad had him and vice versa. Even I’ve seen that one happen in families far smaller.
Now don’t get me wrong I have no ill will towards this family or any of their ways. Well… except the baby headband they tried to sneak in to the People Magazine shoot. Their youngest has nearly no hair. However, this thing made up for the fact with fake sprigs of antennae like hair meant to look like pony tails. Complete with pink ribbons to round out the ummm… natural look? Think something along the line of Cindy Lu Who in Dr Suess’ Grinch Who Stole Christmas story and you’ve pretty much got it. Luckily someone stepped in (off camera of course) and switched it out with a flowered version and the shot still made the cover.
However, if that is all it takes to get a TLC show and a hefty paycheck for every episode I’ll wear one of those head bands. But can I get one in purple instead?
Photo credit: Horiavarlan