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post #1741 of 1903
They could do better on the diets but I won't give them a hard time for that, everyone doesn't eat like "us". Sometimes I really love them and I think they seem like a sweet family, but then there are those other things I'm not too sure about. I do wonder if they beat their kids and I really worry about the children having individuality- it seems on the TV at least when they try to explain that they do indeed have differnt inerests it is always dumb stuff like I like more cheese on my tator tot casserole and a differeent flavor ice cream, see we really are allowed to express our individuality. So that worries me. I'm like the other poster. My ass hurts from sitting on this fence. I want to see the unedited first show. If someone has a linky post it.
post #1742 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
One was new I think. As of that show, they are not expecting.

I still honestly really like them. They seem like a really sweet family. They work as a team.

I so would do tea with her, bring a notebook, and get some pointers.
You'd have to convert to being a Gothardite. To properly train your children.
post #1743 of 1903
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Originally Posted by itsybitsy25
Hear, hear! I totally agree, you'd think growing and harvesting and preparing their own vegs would be a learning experience for the children AND would save them $$!
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I can't beleive what they feed their kids:
post #1744 of 1903
My eating habits are pretty bad as well : That is one area of NFL that I need to SEVERLY overhaul.
post #1745 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!
I went to their site and my issue here is that they and every one of the families they link to either link to Gothard or the Pearls.
post #1746 of 1903
The mere mention of Gothard gives me a fight-flight response.

I pity the children under that umbrella.
post #1747 of 1903
Found this thread on accident... I'm on page 50.... I'm speechless...
post #1748 of 1903
so were we.

any word on whether she's pregnant yet?
post #1749 of 1903
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Originally Posted by bamamom
so were we.

any word on whether she's pregnant yet?
I have not heard anything.
post #1750 of 1903
I have met them and while very nice they are a bit creepy Stepfordy. As far as I could tell from the times I spent with them they are not big on individuality. I have heard through the grapevine mind you, that one of the latter kids has had failure to thrive issues. Not against big families mind you. I am actually trying to out breed the christian right LOL
post #1751 of 1903
stepfordy. very good description. The FTT doesn't suprise me either...
post #1752 of 1903
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Originally Posted by magentamomma
I have met them and while very nice they are a bit creepy Stepfordy. As far as I could tell from the times I spent with them they are not big on individuality. I have heard through the grapevine mind you, that one of the latter kids has had failure to thrive issues.
They might seem Stepfordy because they are constantly scrutinized for every little thing because of their size. I know I feel this way about my family with things relating to our life-styles (don't look dumb because we homeschool, try not to catch every illness since we don't vaccinate and I talk of the health benefits of breastfeeding, don't talk of my son's multiple bladder infections because we don't circ, etc.)

Also, I'd hate to hear a doctor's opinion of my perfecly healthy yet off-the-charts skinny children. I can't imagine how having so many helping hands from older children in their family any child would not be fed so often to have FTT because of starvation. I suppose anything's possible though. I do agree their diet leaves much to be desired.
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Not against big families mind you. I am actually trying to out breed the christian right LOL
You too?!?
post #1753 of 1903
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Originally Posted by phathui5
I went to their site and my issue here is that they and every one of the families they link to either link to Gothard or the Pearls.
And what um, interesting families they are.
post #1754 of 1903
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Originally Posted by DebraBaker
Not quads, triplets and they will name them John, Jacob, and Jingleheimer
: And, I like them!
post #1755 of 1903
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Originally Posted by MyCalling
They might seem Stepfordy because they are constantly scrutinized for every little thing because of their size. I know I feel this way about my family with things relating to our life-styles (don't look dumb because we homeschool, try not to catch every illness since we don't vaccinate and I talk of the health benefits of breastfeeding, don't talk of my son's multiple bladder infections because we don't circ, etc.)

Also, I'd hate to hear a doctor's opinion of my perfecly healthy yet off-the-charts skinny children. I can't imagine how having so many helping hands from older children in their family any child would not be fed so often to have FTT because of starvation. I suppose anything's possible though. I do agree their diet leaves much to be desired.
Excellent point.

I totally agree.
post #1756 of 1903
I also don't vacc my kids are also off the charts skinny, and we unschool. I have friends who have very large families that don't give me the stepfordy feeling. these kids seem to have a uniform personality, to match their creepy outfits. It is just a vibe thing. These people went to church with my mom and were nothing but kind to her and to my family, but they just give me a weird feeling.
post #1757 of 1903
i can't let this thread die because i just took FOUR DAYS to read it. i'm not kidding. this is the second longest thread i've ever read... the first being the duggar thread at twop!
can you believe i've only seen about 10 minutes of ONE of the specials. 'tis true. i think it was "16 kids and movin' in"? i don't know, but they were still building the house.
yay for me!
post #1758 of 1903
For those of us that our gluttens (sp) for punishment, I just saw on Discovery Health where they are going to show tomorrow night, the top 3 Voted shows... in the clip they were showing differnent clips from different shows, the Duggars being one of them... would be interesting to see if they were one of the shows voted for... I think it starts at 8pm tomorrow, anyone else have any info.?
post #1759 of 1903
viewer's choice marathon from 8p to Midnight tonight {sunday}
post #1760 of 1903
I thought about the Duggars the other day when we started at a new homeschooling co-op and I had one of the small families there.
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