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post #41 of 47 Old 11-10-2011, 03:39 PM
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To be honest, I doubt that they thought she would be this fertile, for this long...and didn't realize she would be pregnant pretty much every year.

It isn't that the kids that they have aren't enough for them, its just their belief to not use forms of birth control, and let God decide how many kids to give them.

I honestly have to say that they have been blessed, as all of their kids (up until Josie) were born healthy and happy. They haven't had any with a permanent disability. Even though Josie was born really premature, I still believe that she will live a happy full life.

To each their own.

Besides....can any of you say that you are debt free as an adult? Have a house, self designed, paid off in full from the get go? Have several vehicles (that include an RV and a small bus) free and clear?

Doubt it.

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post #42 of 47 Old 11-10-2011, 04:12 PM
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Who are we to judge someone off of how many kids they had. It'd not like they are practicing poligomy or something. If they can support them and it makes them happy then that's all that matters. Yes there are obvious health risks but thats her problem not ours.
My great grandmother had 22 kids. I sure as heck hope no one would talk about her like that. And no she didn't have them because of her religion.

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post #43 of 47 Old 11-10-2011, 07:34 PM
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It'd not like they are practicing poligomy or something.
I wouldn't care if they were poligomists. There is actually a pretty good chance that most of us have come into contact with a polig. But that's better saved for another day.
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post #44 of 47 Old 11-10-2011, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jumpingrules92 View Post
They did a Q&A last night and this was one of the questions. When they run errands they take 1 or two kids with them and spend some quality time. On birthdays they always do a special birthday with a couple of their siblings (they choose) and they get to go shopping or go to a fun place and hang out for the day- they each get a turn and they make SURE to make it special and tailored to each kid. They truly are a remarkable family.
I'm glad to hear that! :)
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post #45 of 47 Old 11-12-2011, 09:37 PM
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It's more likely I have come into contact with wife swapping Kevin, but that's totally different. I can see as you are in Utah, that it is likely that you come into contact with it more than others.

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Good living conditions do not mean a good life and vice versa. You said yourself that you have no personal knowledge of the people you are refering to that "breed like rabbits".
Indeed! It blows my mind when I am asked if all of my foster kids are my own kids. First what kind of question is that to ask a stranger, and why do I have to explain my situation or that of my kids. And second - I take it to mean that people assume I started breeding as a teenager and had up to 5 kids of different races and clearly from different dads.
Assumptions are often just as the expression goes.

I don't care for the moral beliefs (petitioning abortion clinics etc) of the Duggar's, but I do believe them to be good parents and raising their kids in the way they believe to be the best for them. And that's ok with me, not everyone agrees with the way I raise my foster kids.
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post #46 of 47 Old 11-13-2011, 01:09 AM
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I personally cannot imagine having that many kids, and the thought of it does make me a little ill. If they want to keep having kids that is their business tho. I have one son who is 4 and people are constantly asking when I am going to have a second(the answer is never lol). So society isn't happy with whatever you choose, personally I don't see why it's anyone's business how many kids anyone is going to have unless they are relying on state aid. I get quite annoyed when people ask me about having another, I know it may seem selfish but I don't get as much free time(riding time) as I would like as it is, why would I want to have a second child and cut that time in half lol.
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post #47 of 47 Old 11-16-2011, 10:21 PM
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I hate children and cannot fathom why anyone would want twenty of the little buggers...

However, I think if someone's going to have that many, it should be them. They seem like great people and their kids are better behaved than most rugrats these days. Although I do think it's really stupid of them to have another one when their last one almost died.

But like I said, at least they're not jobless derelicts who survive on welfare.

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