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Glad to have this thread back, now for the Duggars!
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Glad to have this thread back, now for the Duggars!
Tonight. I just want to make sure the guidelines are clear, and give people a chance to ask questions before I open it.
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I find this interesting. How come? Kate is a self-admitted "germophobe".
Which again makes me wonder what sort of nursing she did. I really can't see her cleaning out bed pans and cleaning up other peoples vomit when she can just bearly do it for her own kids.
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Subbing...

You know, I didn't see the mold as disgusting at all, because to me it seemed like the tiniest little corner of a shelf that you can't usually even see had about a q-tip's worth of guck in it. (I also thought that the 'disgustingness' under the freezer was completely over the top). And I'm generally a pretty clean person!
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Which again makes me wonder what sort of nursing she did. I really can't see her cleaning out bed pans and cleaning up other peoples vomit when she can just bearly do it for her own kids.
I know the answer to this one because I read her book. She was a labor and delivery nurse--but from what I can tell she didn't do the job for very long.

I thought last night's episode was painful to watch. Jon seemed so harsh with the kids during their walk in the woods (snatching sticks and breaking them in half, tossing away all of Collin's leaves and treasures from their walk and then jerking him by the arm when he cried). Kate seemed so tired during their interview. Her eyes were half open and she visably yawned a few times. She seemed so annoyed at Jon, and Jon seemed really annoyed with her. Anytime she interjected anything into the interview he snapped at her, and she was like "whatever, I won't say a word..." and basically just sat there.

Those were my observatoins, anyway.
post #26 of 369
Ugh, last nights episode was not fun to watch.

I just sat there thinking there are soooooooo many fun things he could have done with the kids during the walk in the woods!! I mean, really....what 4 (or are they 5) year olds just want to walk through it? Make up a story, pretend they are looking for faries so on and so on.

What was up with Jon and the sticks? My kids always have a collection of sticks, each and every one is special to them, I couldn't imagine breaking one and tossing it away...that broke my heart to see.

The "walk like a man" comment...:

I also agree with Kate about the tractor...one moment he was saying he couldn't leave the kids alone to go out in the woods with some of them, the next moment he is riding along the property with just one kid at a time. Not safe in my eyes.

The kids were cute with the walkie talkies...but man, you know your place is big when you need walkie talkies to find someone, lol!

I don't think I saw all of the show last night, I fell asleep at some point.
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I know the answer to this one because I read her book. She was a labor and delivery nurse--but from what I can tell she didn't do the job for very long.

I thought last night's episode was painful to watch. Jon seemed so harsh with the kids during their walk in the woods (snatching sticks and breaking them in half, tossing away all of Collin's leaves and treasures from their walk and then jerking him by the arm when he cried). Kate seemed so tired during their interview. Her eyes were half open and she visably yawned a few times. She seemed so annoyed at Jon, and Jon seemed really annoyed with her. Anytime she interjected anything into the interview he snapped at her, and she was like "whatever, I won't say a word..." and basically just sat there.

Those were my observatoins, anyway.

I agree with everything I felt bad for both of them actually like maybe they had a fight about how he acted while she was gone. I can only imagine how stressful their lives are with 8 kids I only have one and by the time it is dinner I am stressed he is a very emotional and sensitive boy I do LOVE their new home it looks beautiful and I think it will be wonderful for their children and relieve a lot of stress for all of them.
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Subbing...

You know, I didn't see the mold as disgusting at all, because to me it seemed like the tiniest little corner of a shelf that you can't usually even see had about a q-tip's worth of guck in it. (I also thought that the 'disgustingness' under the freezer was completely over the top). And I'm generally a pretty clean person!
Actually no, she showed it off to the camera. The mold was every where.
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I thought last night's episode was painful to watch. Jon seemed so harsh with the kids during their walk in the woods (snatching sticks and breaking them in half, tossing away all of Collin's leaves and treasures from their walk and then jerking him by the arm when he cried). Kate seemed so tired during their interview. Her eyes were half open and she visably yawned a few times. She seemed so annoyed at Jon, and Jon seemed really annoyed with her. Anytime she interjected anything into the interview he snapped at her, and she was like "whatever, I won't say a word..." and basically just sat there.

Those were my observatoins, anyway.
I agree with all this. I was so sad when Jon took away Collin's stuff. And breaking one of the girls sticks :

I can't wait till they have the whole house 'done' Where did their furniture go? I heard them say they had 'a couch and a chair" Obviously beds and the kitchen table too, but didn't they have more furniture in the old house?
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Actually no, she showed it off to the camera. The mold was every where.
Hmm, I must have missed that. I can't seem to watch an episode without multitasking, or I get too annoyed.
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Hmm, I must have missed that. I can't seem to watch an episode without multitasking, or I get too annoyed.
Ha! Me too!

I actually didn't see much mold at all. It was in the rack part that she was showing to the camera. I kept thinking if she thought that was bad, she should have seen the old pre-historic fridge we use to have in our old San Francisco house. Our house was a fixer up in the worst sort of way (I even had to take a chisel to the toilet to clean it--don't ask!), and my refrigerator mold was 20 times as bad as what she was complaining about.

Anyway, the kids just seemed unhappy to me on this episode overall. Having a big house or more money just can't buy happiness. I didn't see them as being "less stressed", either--contrary to what Jon said.

They did not bring much of the old furniture from the old house to the new one. I assume they will either be gifted the new furniture by a company in an upcoming episode, or they will have to buy it themselves. I am betting on them getting it for free.
post #32 of 369
Ahhhh my lifeline is back

I watched the show last night after not seeing it for a few weeks. I think the tractor ride with the kids was a bad idea. I could see that causing a very tragic accident.

I felt really bad for all the kids on the nature walk. I didn't see any footage of Jon trying to really "engage" his kids. He was mostly talking TO the camera and AT the kids.

Overall....I see this show ending fairly soon as the initial appeal of the show is gone.
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They did not bring much of the old furniture from the old house to the new one.
Huh. How do you know this? Did they say it, and I missed it?

In the other house, they didn't have all that much furniture. They really didn't have all that much "living space". What I mean is, if you think about it, they had a couch and a chair in the room upstairs, and maybe a couple couches downstairs?

One of those couches could be in their bedroom. It is so BIG, and they went on about it being their private space so much, that I was picturing it as being sort of their "home office" area also.
post #34 of 369
First you are not Modzilla, we all need to learn to follow the dang rules, and I think we have Thank you for giving us one last chance! Can I just ask why there will be a new thread every month? Is the length just too much to mod?

I too think they didn't have that much furniture to begin with, but why are they still living out of boxes if they brought their dressers and beds? I get that they didn't have much space for couches and such. Unless of course this was filmed right after they moved in, that makes more sense.

I didn't see the whole woods episode yet, I just could not focus I was too tired. The house is gorgeous and I LOVE the kitchen. They still seemed stressed out and mean to each other.....I hope once they are unpacked and totally settled it gets better
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Which again makes me wonder what sort of nursing she did. I really can't see her cleaning out bed pans and cleaning up other peoples vomit when she can just bearly do it for her own kids.
Subbing cause, well, I'm addicted *sheepish*

There.

I said it!
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First you are not Modzilla, we all need to learn to follow the dang rules, and I think we have Thank you for giving us one last chance! Can I just ask why there will be a new thread every month? Is the length just too much to mod?
The thought is that if we have a new thread each month (a) there can be a reminder of the rules (maybe whoever starts the thread can c&p from this one), (b) there will be less dragging up things said months and months ago, (c) it will be easier to moderate.
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but why are they still living out of boxes if they brought their dressers and beds? I get that they didn't have much space for couches and such. Unless of course this was filmed right after they moved in, that makes more sense.
Well, I think this was filmed right after they moved in. I didn't see the entire episode, but -- they just moved in the fall, right? It wouldn't surprise me if they still have boxes everywhere! I know I would.
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I actually have to agree with Kate on the tractor issue. I don't think kids should ride on lawn mowers or tractors. It just scares me. Plus, when Jon was driving the tractor, that means that 5 four-year-olds were out running around (unless there was a secret nanny that day). It just does not sound like a good combo. I would just worry about that.
Agreed. Very dangerous!! I imagine that the crew likely keeps an eye on the other 5 kiddos, but still... when he was backing out of the shed with one kid in his lap, I was practically holding my breath... make sure the other kids are all accounted for...

I can see how Jon would like for the kids to like being in the woods, and kudos to him for getting them outside. But, they are city kids. They have not been in the woods much. It may take them some time to get used to all of the leaves, and branches (some right at eye level!!) and woodsy things. Jon said how they are getting more comfortable in the yard. At first, they stayed real close to the house, then they started exploring farther and farther. Give them time, and some of them might become woodsy kids!

As for the interview portion of the shows, I think the fun/excitement/enthusiasm has worn off for J&K also. It is now a JOB. Imagine HAVING to sit and discuss your day/week on a regular basis. Rehashing the boring stuff, and the irritating stuff. It would get old for me. I might just say something sassy to my husband to spice things up a bit.

Thanks for giving this thread another chance, AM... I was watching the show the other night and thinking... "now who am I going to talk to about the show? :
post #39 of 369
allegedly, next week they buy new appliances!!!!

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I find this interesting. How come? Kate is a self-admitted "germophobe".
Arent those fridges really expensive ... like 5k+?? She was quite vocal about that shower head
post #40 of 369
One thing that Kate says over and over that is really bugging me is that the kids DESERVE that house, um like mine don't??? What exactly does that mean? Aside from the obvious fact that those kids afforded them the $$ to buy said house.

I didn't like the comment either when Kate acted like it was odd that Collin likes to collect sticks and leaves, that is actually quite normal for this age. We still have boxes of rocks lying around from when my boys were that age, and even though I HATED having this crap all over my house, we let them do it. : I still just don't get them. You have like 900 acres, let the kids collect as much crap as he wants and leave it in the out building!
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