Duggar Family Has 19th Child. Awesome.

EDIT: I wrote this bit last December when Mrs. Duggar was popping out number 18. It still applies. Also, I have a technical question. When is the quiver ever truly full? 20 kids? 25? I would like an answer, please.  

Because, really, you can never have enough children. With any luck, and if Jesus so decides, the Duggars will have another 10 kids or so. I am sure their insurance carrier is absolutely thrilled with their ability to procreate like bunnies.

If you are wondering how this couple decided to have so many children, you need look no further than religion. Not really a surprise, is it? The Duggars believe in the Quiverfull movement. It is exactly what it sounds like…a desire to collect as many arrows in your quiver as you can. Why? Because the Bible says so. See? Makes perfect sense.

Because it is a religious decision, it is above rebuke by many. After all, who can argue with God’s will? If it were not due to their religion, these folks would be torn to shreds by the media and people that normally care for the well being of children.

Before you tell me how balanced and wonderful things are in the Duggar household, let’s all readily admit none of us know the truth. However, from simply a logistical standpoint, it is hard for me to believe that each of these kids is getting the kind of individual nurturing they deserve. They appear to be herded around like little more than cattle.


Yes, the Stepford children can be cleaned up nicely and conditioned to nod when spoken to. But this seems to be little more than a self propelled cult. (By the way, it really isn’t meant to be a clown car).

Why do people feel compelled to take a good idea and distort it? Whether it is fake boobs, tattoos, piercings, children, houses (hi Senator McCain), cars, etc. Bigger is NOT always better.

I wonder what the uproar would be if the Duggar family just happened to be black or Hispanic. (Or insert any minority). Can you imagine the fallout? But since it is good old white Christians, everything is perfectly ok.

Oh well. Knock yourself out, Duggars. I don’t intend to travel to Arkansas anytime soon so, as long as we are not on the same medical plan, do whatever you want. I am sure Jesus is beaming.

By the way, the naming all of the kids with a “J” plan just reeks of cult-ness.


30 Responses to Duggar Family Has 19th Child. Awesome.

  1. sandysays1 says:

    Goodness what a litter! Visit me at http://www.SandySays1.wordpress.com Put your laughin’ shoes on and read “Claus and the Consultant.”

  2. Doug says:

    She’s like a child vending machine. As long as they don’t get hit by the economic meltdown and start looking for a bailout I guess I don’t have a problem with it.

  3. Aces n Eights says:

    Don’t miss the fu**in Duggers (and I say that in the most literal sense) on their new reality show on the TLC network; “17 and Counting”. I’m sure they will be passing out such wisdom as “How to remember your kids’ names”, “How to make time pass by during bad weather storms”.

    I hope the 19th kid comes out looking like a black TLC cameraman 🙂

    • tannerleah says:

      From your fingertips to God’s ear. Or at least have Bill Clinton involved since it is in Arkansas. He would hit that.

  4. art vandelay says:

    Buncha weirdos!

  5. Sarah says:

    Here’s the way it goes, our world is so messed up because of the lack of God in peoples lives. A good family like this has kids and brings them up well and you have 18 persons to wittness wherever God takes them indevidualy, you might have a lawyer, a car salesman, a banker, a teacher, all jobs that are commonly filled by the moraly bankrupt,these kids may grow up to be these things, bringing the love of God to their peers along the way, and you have a number of people who have come to christ through the fact that you chose to uninhibit the bearing of children. Multitudes come from your delight in the Lord. Our children aren’t ours, they’re Gods, were just given the blessing of caring for them on earth. Why would I keep a child from being born out of my convenience when they might grow up to change the world? The bible clearly states that children are a GIFT from God,it doesn’t say theyre a necesity, but a gift that God has given you, you can choose to cultivate the gift to the greatest ability, or to let it fail and deteriorate. You either raise your child in the light and send them out knowing life values or you raise your kid to enjoy worldly indulgencies, so that when they don’t have you they will fail miserably.

    Not all quiverful couples have such a large family either. The duggars have just been very blessed.Quiverfulness isn’t about reproducing like rabits. Its about allowing every child to be born, let that be none or 20, every child deserves to be born, who are we to inhibit that by using birthcontrol? There are quiverful couples with no baby, and then there are those with one or two, so anyone who is to say this about making our vaginas “clown cars”
    needs to do some serious studying on the subject. Our Vaginas were created for this purpose (Of course my hasn’t realy done its job, as I’ve already had a c section and am planning another in may). Its also not a religion. Its a movement,practiced by Gods people.

    Get your facts straight if you are going to criticize.

    **20yo,Married, Quiverful mother of a 6 1/2 month old, and expecting twin boys due May 27.I’m also the youngest of 15 kids.**

    • tannerleah says:

      Sarah – First, good luck and good health to you and your family. I never harbor ill will towards people…I just don’t agree with them.

      I respect your faith in God and your interpretation of the bible. My issue is more of a math problem. As you have more kids, the ability to care for them financially and emotionally can become more difficult. But let’s say that money is no object. If I have 10 kids, can I spend the same time with them individually to nurture them, instruct them, support them, and care for them as I could 2? I understand they will receive similar support from their siblings but that is NOT the same as a parent. (Children should never be surrogate parents).

      This does not suggest that the family is not a loving one or that someone is doing something wrong. It just means that the possibility of some, or all of these many children not getting the kind of individual parental attention they should is increased.

      As has been mentioned, as long as I am not paying for it, knock out as many kids as you want. Just bear in mind that what you want at 20 years of age might not be what you want at 30…and these kids are not refundable. And although I disagree with you in this matter, I wish you and your family nothing but the best.

  6. Jordyn-Leigh says:

    I thought that it was a whole lot o work to name all of their children “J” names. but i do give Michelle credit, for being a great mother to 18 children. I’d love to have 18 brothers and sisters, because i have 4 sisters and only 1 lives wiff me. :'(.

    • tannerleah says:

      Dang it Jordyn…that’s not how we roll here. You are supposed to say something mean or funny and then I respond. Instead, you just seem…nice. What am I supposed to do with that?

  7. Sarah says:

    Geez, just want to clarify that I AM NOT the same Sarah as above.

    This is the Sarah with no kids who is way less non-judgmental than Tannerleah (huh?)

  8. tannerleah says:

    “way less non-judgmental”? Is that some sort of tricky, triple negative or something? My head is spinning.

  9. nonnie9999 says:

    the mother would make an excellent smuggler. she’d be able to sneak a volkswagen past customs in her uterus. i bet every time she farts or sneezes she has to shove her ovaries back in.

  10. Sarah says:

    Actually, the baby is not here yet, she just announced her pregnancy.

    Check out the Huffington Post’s take on the “happy” news: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/01/michelle-duggar-pregnant_n_273616.html

  11. “Merry Christmas…..Quivers Full!”

  12. Hmm. Not sure how to comment on this one. I would have to agree that it would be difficult (using the word loosely) to balance the emotional nurturing, feeding, financing etc. of all those kids, and keep your sanity intact all while holding a job, cleaning house and having the sex necessary to continue your established practice of procreation! lol

  13. In the immortal words of Stewart Griffith:
    “Is there any tread left on the tires? Or will it be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway?”

  14. Wait a minute, that is a clown car!!!

  15. nursemyra says:

    the child wearing the bow tie is going to grow up to be an insurance salesman. or a trapeze artist. he will lose his two front teeth in a bar room brawl and drive a maroon car with squeaky brakes. the girl next door will agree to marry him then run off with his baby brother instead. he will never overcome an aversion to beets and a tendency to develop hangnails

  16. Squirrel says:

    This has just gone too far. Really? Shouldn’t they take some away? Or can the US make a law like China? Maybe stop at 4 or 5. In Florida you can have only so many animals, or they take them away. Same rule should start applying to these women having all these babies. I’m in a negative mood today.

  17. Lozza says:

    This family reeks of being a cult. I really feel sorry for all of the women in this family. The mother is simply a brood mare and now unfortunately, the wife of the oldest boy has also been brainwashed into becoming a battery hen. Christ, get a life!! Have a couple of kids and go out and get yourself a career. No woman should have to endure this type of abuse even if it appears she is willing. Hopefully, for her sake, she has a horrific birth and cannot physically have any more. I know that sounds horrible, but it will be the only way to stop this insanity.

  18. ReesesCups says:

    Hmm…yea, the Duggar family just weirds me out…and not because of the religion (although I don’t believe in theirs, but I do believe in God)…I agree with Lozza about the women in the family, like I wonder will they become career women (are they allowed) or are they doomed to be like their mother?! There is noooooo way that I’m about to sit around, having kids, and taking care of them, a husband and the home. I just don’t think those kids can possibly be that happy, especially when they are each assigned a younger sibling to look after. I also wonder about the whole minority thing, like why are the Duggars so special…my grams had 15 kid, and I’m sure there is a minority family out there with just as many as the Duggars or more….and also, all the times that I have watched the show I’ve never seen them interact or comment about minorities, hmmm…idk. The Duggar family needs to take an overdoes of the chill pill!

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