Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Duggars expecting # 19. What took so long?

(move over, jumping-jehosaphat. we gotta make room for one more.)

I have never seen TLC's 18 Kids and Counting, a reality show about the Duggar family and their 18 kids. But an article in today's paper caught my eye.

There was a lovely picture of the family, with Mom holding a very small baby and 17 other well-groomed children standing around smiling. Or 17 very small mannequins. It was hard to tell.


The headline was:
Better keep counting: No. 19 on the way

Yes, happy news! Turns out the happy family, which has 18 children under the age of 21, including two sets of twins and an 8-month-old infant, all with names that begin with J, is expecting a new bundle of joy. The 42-year-old Mom has been pregnant for approximately 144 months, or 12 years of her life. And now, she will give birth once again.

I can just imagine how I would react to the news of # 19. The word "ballistic" comes to mind. Also "raving" and "lunatic" and "vasectomy."

Here's what Mrs. Duggar had to say:

"And lo and behold, I was just pleasantly surprised that (the pregnancy test) was positive. I was just jumping up and down going, 'Thank you, Lord. Here am I - 42, thinking my baby days are over - and you've blessed us with another one.'"


That's pretty much what I would have said.

I'm glad to see her sense of humor is intact.



Fran Hill said...

If she's had that many and she's jumping up and down, she must have been working damned hard on her pelvic floor exercises.

Amanda said...

I have seen this show and let me tell you, they are nuts. But somehow they make it work. You know how? They've trained all of the older kids to take care of the younger ones.

Gives them more free time for baby making.

Rae said...

I would say give me a gun and just shoot me. Just how stupid can someone be? You would think by now they would have figured out what causes that to happen and they would have found a way to stop it.

Lazy Writer said...

I was ballistic after finding out about my #3. (I'm happy now.) But I can't imagine #19. That's just crazy!

Hootin' Anni said...

I can only wonder if they know what's causing the pregnancies?!! I mean really.....

Vasectomy indeed...AND for more assurance Tying Tubes would be a good idea. They're crazy. Those kids won't have much of a mother or father...they'll be too busy with making #20 in no time.

rob0603 said...

I just want to say....if you ever do decide to watch it....I want to be in the room with you.........

The Retired One said...

Oh Lord.
I can't bring myself to watch the show. Reminds me of Octomom.

I just can't go there with my comments. (I am holding my typing hand with my other hand in a hard grip.)
Nope...not going there.....


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