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post #1661 of 1903
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Originally Posted by iamthesmilingone
Do you realize that if each kid on average had four children and then each one those children had even four kids on average, the mom and dad in 16 kids would have 256 great-grandchildren. And just for kicks if you take it out three more generations, with each one having on average four children, that would be a 16,384 descendents. Can you imagine!?!?
Surely to goodness they would run out of "J" names by that point. :
post #1662 of 1903
I am so glad they mentioned right off the bat, OfJimBob was not pg yet.

Then again, it was easy to tell OJB was still nursing baby Joanna. She would have been 5 mos on that trip, so her time was almost up tho. Probably OJB didn't want to bother (excuse me, have Jessa bother) with bottles on the trip. Probably weaning, buddy choosing, and baby-making was the first thing on the schedule for when they got home, tho.

OJB carried her nursing pillow in through the turnstile of Disney herself. I saw a couple shots of her nursing Joanna that would go missed by the general public. Even tho there was a sling in evidence, OJB prefers to nurse while walking around, with the baby on the pillow wrapped head to toe in the pink blanket. No nursing 5 mo that I know will consent to nursing with a blanket over her face, but, I guess it's all part of the Duggar blanket training!

I noticed a rear shot of OJB on the Teacup Ride with the pink blanket on her shoulder. Nursing on the Teacup Ride?

You could tell how they tried to normalize the Duggars even more by mentioning their constant diet of fresh fruits and veggies (altho the camping trip made this impossible, of course!), and having the boys seen doing laundry and holding Jackson in a backpack at Jisney.

Meeting the Dorknacks, um, I mean the Dortignacs, must have required some debriefing afterwards. Way too much facial hair on the grown boys and jewelry on the girls! Horrors!
post #1663 of 1903
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Originally Posted by HoosierDiaperinMama
Surely to goodness they would run out of "J" names by that point. :

post #1664 of 1903
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
Meeting the Dorknacks, um, I mean the Dortignacs, must have required some debriefing afterwards. Way too much facial hair on the grown boys and jewelry on the girls! Horrors!
AND they didn't all wear the SAME FREAKIN' outfit! That just drives me crazy. I see the point in disney, so you can easily keep them together, but these kids have NO individuality.

The kids still seem stiff and somewhat robotic to me. DH commented that they didn't seem exuberant or overly excited during the trip, just walked in line with blank expressions. Our kids would have been bouncing all around, chattering and squealing at seeing new things. Theirs just seemed too subdued.

DH and I are waiting for one of them to grow up and write a tell-all book.
post #1665 of 1903
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
Meeting the Dorknacks, um, I mean the Dortignacs, must have required some debriefing afterwards. Way too much facial hair on the grown boys and jewelry on the girls! Horrors!
And did I see correctly that the Dortignacs weren't wearing skirts?

The Amazon River ride at Disney just cracked me up. It was like none of them could talk before Michelle did. "This is the Amazon River. Say it with me! A-m-a-z-o-n R-i-v-e-r" The guides were just looking at them, "Uh, you've got to be kidding."
post #1666 of 1903
I know everyone will want to see the Dortignac family website. They look like they're a lot more fun than the Duggars!
post #1667 of 1903
I was wondering if she was going to slip in a little pop quiz about "perpendicular" right after the "Amazon River" teaching moment.
post #1668 of 1903
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Originally Posted by TwinMom
I know everyone will want to see the Dortignac family website. They look like they're a lot more fun than the Duggars!
Maybe it's just me, but I can't manage to get over the usage of the word "convicted" on some of these fundamentalist Christian sites. For example: "Shortly after that the Lord convicted them for borrowing money, and going into debt." I'm thinking to myself, "what, and he sentenced them to 30 days in county jail?"

I'm almost wishing I had cable so I could see one of these shows about the Duggars. I've been hearing about them for years and have never managed to actually see a show.

One final random thought. It's been my experience (totally anecdotal) that when teenagers end up taking on substantial parental responsibility for their younger siblings, it has a positive, maturing effect on the teenagers but a negative effect on the younger children, who suffer for lacking real parental involvement. I don't know how true that is in general, or what exactly the Duggar family dynamics are, but it makes me doubt the wisdom of giving too much responsibility to teenagers in caring for younger children.
post #1669 of 1903
After days of reading this in bits and pieces I have finally read this whole train wreck in its entirety.

Surely I get some kind of award for this...right? :
post #1670 of 1903
First off, please forgive me if this is a repeat, I lost it at about page 50 and skipped to page 80 or so.

Have we played the "What will the kids be when they grow up?" game yet? I'll start with Jinger. That's an easy one. With a name like "Jinger" is there really any other option for her aside from exotic dancer? She is totally going to rebel, no doubt.
post #1671 of 1903
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Originally Posted by blastomom
First off, please forgive me if this is a repeat, I lost it at about page 50 and skipped to page 80 or so.

Have we played the "What will the kids be when they grow up?" game yet? I'll start with Jinger. That's an easy one. With a name like "Jinger" is there really any other option for her aside from exotic dancer? She is totally going to rebel, no doubt.
Oh that is so page 67. We decided that she was going to run away and join the Gay Pride Parade as a, well, radical dyke. And good on her, too! We've also got a Free Jinger movement going (now accepting donations in the form of check, visa, or cupcakes, sent to my house).

Milkmaker, we have no awards, but I will give you a hug. And maybe if you need some PTSD counseling, we'll have that available as well.
post #1672 of 1903
Perhaps, seriously, we could set up an account for Jinger using paypal (everyone could kick in a buck or two,) and somehow let her know that it's there for her when she decides to make her big break.

Rebelling would actually be the best thing Jinger could possibly do.

Her fate as it is written now, to complete her training as a domestic servant, be put on the marriage market in their closed little religious sysstem, and get to be the queen insect when she starts her new colony.

Rebelling against that would be entirely healthy ('though she will be taught that she is the daughter of Satan if she doesn't listen and obey her parents.....well into adulthood....that's a definate Gothardite teaching.

They don't understand that a bit of rebellion at that age is crucial to helping the child move from childhood into a free thinking independant autonomous adult person.

My fantasy for her future? I would like to see her rebel, go to college (hence the fund, although she should be given a lot of government grants with that family,) and become a paleontologist and discover some remains that would complete a phylogony of human evolution. : :
post #1673 of 1903
Great idea, Debra.

Speaking of Great Ideas, whatever happened to the person who was just going to email the Duggars and discover miraculously that they didn't spank, didn't wean early, and all the other things that were defended on their behalf, because WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW THEM?

Just wonderin'...
(crickets chirping)
post #1674 of 1903
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Originally Posted by flyingspaghettimama
Great idea, Debra.

Speaking of Great Ideas, whatever happened to the person who was just going to email the Duggars and discover miraculously that they didn't spank, didn't wean early, and all the other things that were defended on their behalf, because WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW THEM?

Just wonderin'...
(crickets chirping)
I emailed them a few months ago and never heard back
post #1675 of 1903
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Originally Posted by mykdsmomy
I emailed them a few months ago and never heard back
Hmm. Maybe you should say you're a producer with lots of money?
post #1676 of 1903
A mother who knows them IRL said on this thread that Mrs. Jim weans early specifically to get pregnant
post #1677 of 1903
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post #1678 of 1903
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Originally Posted by DebraBaker
Perhaps, seriously, we could set up an account for Jinger using paypal (everyone could kick in a buck or two,) and somehow let her know that it's there for her when she decides to make her big break.

Rebelling would actually be the best thing Jinger could possibly do.

Her fate as it is written now, to complete her training as a domestic servant, be put on the marriage market in their closed little religious sysstem, and get to be the queen insect when she starts her new colony.
You know, in an episode of Anderson Cooper 360 (my current fav gay guy to lust after) he had an escapee from the Warren Jeffs FLDS cult who was talking about how there are no social services set up for women trying to get out because authorities just assume they will get sucked back in. Maybe we could set Jinger up with an FLDS escapee Buddy and they could better their odds. I'd be willing to fork over a few pp dollars for a good cause! Maybe the girls would fall in love and become either a childless couple, or choose adoption, and help lessen the Dugger genetic impact on the planet. Ah, it's lovely to dream, isn't it?
post #1679 of 1903
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Originally Posted by flyingspaghettimama
Oh that is so page 67.
Shoot! I knew I would regret skipping those few pages!
post #1680 of 1903
I had no clue this thread was still alive.
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