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.