That said, I'd be just as pissed if my name was Johannah, after having a Joy-Anna. Or if my name was Jedidiah.
Can't believe it took them to 17 to get a Jennifer! (And that they went for Jinger first...)
My question as one who has never seen the show - do viewers think that this show encourages or discourages people to have 15+ kids? Not in a recruitment sense - but in a glamour lifestyle sense? "I want to be like the Duggars" type of thing.
Figure skating is hard.
which I found gave me more of an appreciation for them. I may not agree with all of their faith principles and what they're doing, but they come across as thoughtful people who are deeply committed to their beliefs, and to living those beliefs rather than just talking about them.
That said, I think the show is edited to emphasize the positive things in their lifestyle - the close family bonds, the fun that the kids have with each other, etc. There's also an element of watching just to see how the h*ll a household that size can even function. But even with that selectivity, there are still things that come through that you only pick up on once you've watched for a while. E.g. when they show the kids' rooms, it's like an overcrowded college dorm, and their "closets" are more like a uniform dispensing area. You also notice that when they go on trips and outings, Jim Bob does a lot of standing around in front of a scene and talking while the older girls are doing all the actual hard work of packing and organizing behind him They also hardly ever talk about money or how they manage to get the $$$ to raise that many kids, which is pretty unrealistic.
So, no, I don't think they're presented in a glamorous "be like them" way (say, like the Karda$hians), but OTOH I don't think anyone watching it would necessarily get the impression that this lifestyle is for everyone.
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
That sounds very .. uh supportive.This episode was very graphic, because it showed real labor- no drugs. Anna "kept sweet" during almost all of it, you could tell she was in real pain.... Josh, I believe, took a nap at one point...
As to possible "J" names for JimBob and Michelle's latest child, there was a lively discussion about this here on FSU a while back -- it might have even been as long ago as the baby before Josie (# 18). My suggestion for a boy was to borrow a name from one of Jermaine Jackson's progeny -- Jermajesty. It's hard to top that one, imo. For a girl, perhaps Jacinda ... or for something flowery ... Jonquil, Jasmine, or even Jacaranda. I'd take any one of those myself rather than Jinger.
On first glance, I'd pronounce Jinger like Ringer instead of like Ginger. Don't know why, I just would.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
Does anyone who still watches the show know if the younger kids (Jennifer, Jordyn, maybe even Johannah) ever get beds? Are they still sleeping in pack and plays?
I will never understand why they built the house and bedrooms for the number of kids they had then, rather than with room to grow (I think the middle girls share beds with the oldest girls), since they clearly knew they'd be having more.
i think the last time she procreated, someone in the thread suggested jubilee which cracked me up. but i might have to make room for jeezlouise.
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
I'm not sure why people have such a problem with the spelling of 'Jinger'?
JINger and GINger are pronounced the exact same way.
Can you think of another word that has the same pronounciation as Ginger though? With that spelling (so not injure)
There seem to be lots of words that are like Ringer, singer, stinger, finger, linger. So it seems natural to see -inger you would pronounce it that way, and not like Ginger.
I was thinking Ringer too. But I have seen stranger names. I am due with my second TODAY and we still have no idea what to name him. We will come up with something before we leave the hospital because I don't want to have to go to the social security office on my own. Maybe Jinger would work for a boy as well
I can't imagine why anyone who had all the scary complications she has had would keep having children. I was scared enough by the genetic testing I had to do because I am 35 .