Are you insane?!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Am I the only one bothered by the Duggar family? One of our news stations did another story on them last week. I respect people's rights to do what they wish but come on! 17 kids?

They say they decided not to use birth control after a miscarriage early in their marriage that they attribute to the prior use of birth control pills. The question I scream every time I see them on television (which is often as we live in the same state) is WHAT ABOUT CONDOMS?! I understand they don't want to use the pill but why does that stop him from covering his shit? I can almost guarantee if he was the one squeezing children out right and left he would find a way to stop it from happening again and again.

I was an only child and I did long for a sibling growing up (always an older brother, go figure) so maybe I can understand the pull of wanting more than one child but I have to say this--I would fucking kill Rhonda if she even joked about me giving birth that many times.

Yet, every time I see this woman on television she looks happy as a clam. Do you think they gave her a lobotomy after the 6th kid or so?


Rhonda said...

I promise I would never ask you to have that many kids. Honestly, I don't think we have enough wall space to duck tape them all to.

SP said...

I don't think I could remember that many names. CPS might frown on that, huh?

Jennifer said...

I think you would be fine if you could remember the names but not necessarily which kid went with which name.

My grandmother had 6 kids and 10 grandkids and she would usually start out just calling out the kids' names at random; she knew when she had the right name when the kid looked up or answered. At least that's my theory.

Christine in Philly said...

I totally agree. I get sucked in watching the specails on their family on TLC and just sit there wondering WTF. When I heard they had #17 I was dumbfounded. To each his own and all that but c'mon at this point the older kids are raising the younger ones and sacraficing their childhoods(not that it seems they have much of one to begin with) because Mom and dad can't stop poppin out babies.

oh and Hi!! Just found your blog thru Maria's and I can't help but ask why exactly are your afraid of grasshoppers??

Jennifer said...

Grasshoppers are evil, evil spawns.

I lived in a town overrun by them and ever since I just can't stand them. I mainly don't like them because they jump at/on me. They are creepy looking to boot.

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