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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
practice what you preach, or quote.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Right, stef. I took this whole thread off topic. :oy: I do enjoy that instead of replying to me calling you out on your ridiculous comment you just make an equally ridiculous comment. Sometimes I do have to wonder if you're really here to discuss things, or if you're just here to stir up emotions. ;)
stephley stephley 7 years
Your response #39 Chat: "Someday, I hope there will be a conversation on citizen which is about the topic at hand, rather than nit picking and b*tching about what other people have posted."
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Wow, steph, things that are different and interesting are "freaks" to you? How weird. Based on that qualification, celebrities, people who have kids and enjoy it, people who follow traditionally-Eastern religions, and those who live in farming communities are "freaks" to me! They all have major differences which I consider interesting, so they must be kind of ... freaks! ;)
stephley stephley 7 years
Kind of like... freaks. And I don't watch.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
If you don't want to watch, change the channel. Not that I would say the Duggars are freak shows. They're just different, so they're interesting.
stephley stephley 7 years
And so we get an endless supply of freak shows.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
You can only make reality shows about something interesting. This is America, baby. Corporations can fund whatever they like.
stephley stephley 7 years
Why doesn't some corporation sponsor a small, close-knit family so they can live debt free too?
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I didn't say such a thing, but if that's your interpretation of my words, I can't account for that. But in regards to living reality, there really is no way for a family of 18+ to live in such a way without charity and sponsorship.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
There is nothing wrong, but we all would be debt free if our house was built by a tv network and corporate sponsorship and our food from charitable donations.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
So if a company wants to donate goods to you you should refuse it on what basis? that it makes you look greedy?
tiabia tiabia 7 years
Although, I guess a plus is that the Duggar family clearly isn't obsessed with the superficiality of varying haircuts (at least the girls) and semi style-conscious clothing and accessories.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
What does it matter how they made their money so long as its ethical and legal?
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I agree Steph! I don't want to vilify the Duggars, but I also don't think they should be held up on a pedestal either. One of the Duggar's biggest claims is that they live completely debt free. Of course this is said without the acknowledge meant of charitable contributions and of course some Discovery Channel and corporate sponsored funding...according to wikipedia.
stephley stephley 7 years
I'm not interested in villifying the Duggars - I don't think people should be encouraged to believe that two parents can give 18 (or 15) children the nurturing they need. I get uncomfortable when I hear about couples who adopt a boatload of kids, and I get really uncomfortable when they adopt a boatload of special needs kids. Having/adopting lots of kids and putting them to work raising each other is, IMO, nothing to celebrate.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
that is the end of the discussion with me anyway.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
(According to Wikipedia)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
You're right about that Mich, so lets take out the legally adult children. That still leaves 15 children, including 9 under the age of 10.
stephley stephley 7 years
that
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
whats what?
Michelann Michelann 7 years
If the oldest child is 21, I assume there must be a few others that are 20 or 19 or 18, right? I don't know many parents who can spend an hour of quality time every day with a 'child' of that age. (Disclaimer: I've never watched the show, read anything about this family, etc.) I don't personally see this as the ideal parenting situation, but as long as the children are well cared for, I'm not going to be too harsh in my judgment of their family decisions.
stephley stephley 7 years
What's that?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I get you dont approve, I do, thats that.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
My biggest issue with the family is that it's impossible for either of the parents to spend one-on-one time with every child on a daily basis. Let's say 1 hour/child...that's 18 hours. Impossible. 30 minutes/child...9 hours. Still impossible. I can't imagine having a child that won't have my undivided attention for even 30 minutes. They may think they're doing the right thing, people may think they are doing a great job, but I disagree. And CG, since none of us see what's going on behind closed doors, none of us know the facts, parenting wise.
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