Person 1: Holy crap, the Duggars are having another kid … their 20th kid!
Person 2: That’s disgusting
Person 3: Pure stupidity at work
When did having children become “disgusting” and “stupidity”? What planet am I on?!
I get that everyone has their opinions, so here is mine: that conversation made my heart sink something horrible and, truthfully, made me feel like I was in the twilight zone surrounded by aliens with Ashton Kutcher waiting to jump out and tell me I was being punked. Seriously. Hold your mule for a sec ‘cause the Ini is about to show up …
What the hayle is wrong with American culture that three seemingly cogent adults in their 40-50s would say that having a large number of children was apparently on the same level as eating a a beating heart (disgusting) or sticking your finger in a electrical socket (stupid)? Somebody clear that up for me right quick … where the heck am I living and do these people have licenses to operate motor vehicles? I’ll admit, I’m often taken aback when I learn that adults have certain view points of the world. I am a traditional type of girl, but I don’t even consider myself that “child happy”, pretty much can guarantee I’m not gonna have 20 kids … but dang, they are CHILDREN … being born into a perfectly good, wholesome, Christian, family, that functions well, no child is neglected, and all the children are happy and healthy. What is wrong with them having another kid?! Is our society to mucked up, backwards and jaded that if someone is on their 7th wife and have 1 3/4 kids or their marriage last at minimum 73 days they are considered normal, but a couple that got married, has a buncha kids that they can raise quite efficiently and debt-free are considered “disgusting and stupid”.
I read a few articles yesterday that said the children are not getting the 1-on-1 attention that they need. Don’t get me started. SMH. Since I’m not a parent I’ll reserve my thoughts on this once, but let’s just say that sometimes a culture full of little emporors is not what’s best. I also heard someone say that the last kid was a “warning”. Really? I can’t. Why don’t people shut up.
I can’t barely catch myself good to write this post from a non-emotional view point and ya’ll KNOW I don’t go in like this, but oooooh that conversation made me wanta chokabish. What is my society coming to? Where are the values? Where are the morales? What are we anchored to? I could see if she was on her 20th kid on public assistance, mooching off the system, and the kids were not taken care of and all that but really?! UGH! I can’t even write anymore.
What are your thoughts on the Duggars having their 20th child? Somebody say something, make it right.
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Disclosure:I just saw my niece being born on Sunday so I’m probably extra sensitive. Sorry about the chokabish comment LOL! For more information about the Glamazini.com disclosure policy, click here.
Postscript: Congratulations to the Duggars, I pray a healthy pregnancy and baby. God bless.
Post Postscript (December 9,2011): Michelle Duggar Miscarries