I’m Gonna Go Ahead and Say It…

(I moved this post from my photoblog. I decided it was more appropriate to post it here, on my WordPress blog where I typically do things like rant.)

It really bothers me when people say bad things about the Duggar Family. Having a large family isn’t for everyone, I get it! Other people don’t like Christians, I get it!! Everyone gets to have their own opinion, I get it!!!

But specifically, I read something this morning that set me off. It was this, from a blog that will remain unamed. But really, you know who you are. This is what the author wrote, in reference to people she really truly hates: “…finally Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar…(and all families who make a living off of birthing children.) Just my opinion.”

Totally! It’s just your opinion. Well here’s mine. Maybe you should get your head out of your ass and do a little research. Really? You list the Duggars with Carrot Top and Paris Hilton as your most hated people? Really?? The Duggars?? God-loving, Child-Rearing, Do-It-Themselves Duggars?? Really?? The Duggars birthed 19 kids just so they could make a living off of them???? Really? Do you know ANYTHING about having children or about the Duggars other than what Perez Hilton and TMZ tell you? Really?? Have you gone through a pregnancy?? (My sincere apologies if you haven’t, really I’m all about supporting the pain of being infertile and not being able to birth your own baby, but seriously – it’s not all rainbows and lollipops. And I don’t think you could pay me enough money to do it 16 times!!!! No wait, I KNOW you couldn’t pay me enough money to be pregnant 16 times!)

Really, do you know anything about the Duggars?? Really?? Because if you did know anything about them, you’d know that they have lived debt free nearly their entire marriage. Did you know that Mr. Duggar served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for several years? Did you know that they own several commercial properties that they rent out – WHICH IS THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME. Did you know thay they’ve never had government assistance? Did you know they buy most of their clothing used? They built their own house with their own hands. They teach their kids to become self-sufficient, hard-working, and to give back to their communities.

Do your research, lady! And stop picking on the Duggars! They seem to the be the ONE family in America that isn’t fucked up, that’s fighting to do good for themselves and others, and that the rest of us could probably stand to learn a thing or two from.

“Just my opinion.”

(PS. So the Duggars are making a living off of birthing their children and you hate them for it? What about your Big Ol’ Sponsored Mommy Blog???? Sounds absolutely hypocritical to me.)


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