Buy used and save the difference - unless you’re asking for friends or fans to buy you two new tablets and a new thousand-dollar Macbook.
Well. Losing respect faster and faster for these people, if they’d rather delete polite suggestions to serve others than acknowledge them. Says a fair bit about them. I admit, I’m disappointed. I really thought Jill and Derick believed the bit about putting others before yourself.
Interesting post - haven’t been able to track this down yet (truth be told I haven’t looked too hard; wouldn’t know where to begin and I gotta be honest, listening to an interview with Josh isn’t high on my priorities list right now), but these points are all interesting.
1 makes me think he’s a better dad than JimBob - if you’re overwhelmed by your kids’ needs, it means you’re working hard to meet those needs and care about doing so.
2 makes him seem more real than his parents - they always talk about how they “used to” yell and such, but insist that now they’re basically perfect. No one believes that, because it’s not humanly possible, so it makes them seem fake.
3 doesn’t surprise me - and it’s just as well, since when they did step in, their advice was really shitty. “Be nicer to the person who’s picking on you and bribe them with your stuff, and maybe they’ll stop!”
4 makes me wonder how much sin in the camp is really going down with these people.
5 surprised me because I thought there were claims that Josh had never attended ALERT - it does, however, explain the shaved head in the original special update segment. Interesting to know that Josh thought for himself once upon a time.
Yeah, I’m having a clean-out-the-harddrive kind of day. I found this screengrab from when I paused on the Bates’s ice bucket challenge video. Looks just a litttttttle awkward.
I still think it’s a little weird to do this in that shirt Trace is wearing, considering that the fight against ALS almost surely cannot be done without fetal stem cell research :/
I have nothing against this philosophy - though I always thought that the way to truly put Jesus first was to put others first - but just once I would like to actually see a Duggar put this into action :/ But Amy’s a Jordan; maybe she’s better at it.
After Duggars. Michelle comments that it “worked out good” because the kids have a ton of room to run around and destroy shit. JimBob ENCOURAGES THEM TO RUN RACES IN THE HOUSE. Kids scrape tables along the hardwood floors for fun. One of the Howlers knocks a ping-pong ball off the walls and floor.
TBT to that time the Duggars got right down to destroying a beautiful historical rental house in less than a day.