Re-Thinking the Duggars

So this afternoon, I wasn’t feeling so hot, and I popped on the TV, and landed on Eighteen Kids and Counting, the TLC show about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their, well, eighteen kids. We’ve discussed them before, and there were some hackles raised in the comments. That was back when they only had 17 kids. Now, number 19 is on the way, and they have recently welcomed their first grandchild, as well. So…

I have to admit, I was one of the people who previously looked at this family as a little bit of, well, a freakshow. I could not understand what would compel a couple to Miracle Grow their family. I also had to wonder about the sanity of the mama. But, now, publicly, I want to say: I was wrong. After getting sucked into a mini-marathon, I have a different opinion now (not that I’m under any presumption that my opinion means didley-sqat to the Duggars).

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