Thursday, November 10, 2011

20 Kids

So what do you think of the Duggar's news about baby #20 being on the way? Were you surprised? Should we really be.....after all the show is called 19 kids and counting!!!

Personally they and their lifestyle doesn't bother me one bit.....okay I did watch the show on Tuesday night and during it they said they don't dance and I would have a problem with that! Also I'm more a jeans girl than a dress and skirt girl so that would bug me too, but those are little things. In regards to their belief that every child is a gift from God I wholeheartedly agree with them. While watching the show you can see they are raising their kids wonderfully. I know the older ones help out and I'm sure it is hard to have one on one time with each child, but I can only imagine what it's like to grow up with so many other siblings to play with. I highly doubt anyone is lacking for attention!

Do I think that Michelle Duggar should give it a rest and stop having kids? No...if that's something that her and Jim Bob want to do that's fine. It's their family! I love that they are hardworking and don't live off the government. They aren't asking anyone for help or a hand out. Also I do have some very strong believes when it comes to birth control so I understand her perspective on that matter. For me personally I will never (again) use the pill or an IUD for birth control. Condoms (although I hate them) and sterilization are okay in my book though.

A couple other things that stood out to me on the show last night was the fact that they don't have a TV. I seriously LOVE this. I wish I had the guts to throw our TV out. I love the way their kids play and play and play. I'm sure it's easier with having so many and the age differences...there is always SOMEONE to play with you. The other thing was the whole courtship thing....I think that's awesome! To actually be asked to go into a courtship with a guy and have him commit himself to you without all that physical stuff. I know it would be hard and it is totally old fashioned, but still I think it's very cool.

So what are your thoughts on the subject?


The Nelsons said...

I totally agree...I love watching the Duggar's and I think they are an amazing family. I always tell Greg that I want our kids to be like theirs. :o) I think Michelle is such an inspiration and I don't know how she always keeps her cool, some days I can barely keep it together with just 2 kids!