UmMusa Posted November 15, 2011 Share Posted November 15, 2011 I've been reading the other Duggar thread, but man it's getting long! I've been watching them for years and was drawn to how they manage their family. I wasn't aware of ATI or of stuff like that initially and just loved watching them 'live'. As a Muslim, I feel like we share so many beliefs in modesty, courtship, family, finances, and faith (they truly put their trust in God). I disagree with their choosing not to even try to limit family size. I don't believe in permanent birth control, but I do think we can try to have as many children as we feel we can handle physcially, mentally, and emotionally. Now, having said that, I so wish the show would show some real life issues moms have with children!!! Here are some of my questions that leave me wanting more of the show: * in my family of 4 kids, most of them are usually trying to talk to me at the same time. no matter how much we 'train' them to pause and see if they're interrupting, they all talk 'at' me all. day. long. so why don't I ever see any of the kids (especially the ones 10 and younger) trying to show their parents their drawing, a leaf they found, a rock, a hair stuck around their fingers, and stuff like that? my 2yr old comes up to talk to me all day. * i'd like to see more of how they plan and execute mealtimes. seriously! the time it takes to plan, prepare, eat, and clean up a meal takes a lot of effort. so i really want to know who choreographs lunch and dinner there (i'm sure it's not just one person). * anytime the film crew is there, you never see anyone 'working' whether it be cooking, cleaning, changing kid clothes, taking anyone to the bathroom, breaking up a fight, or talking to a child. the countertops and kitchen table are wiped clean, some stuff is out, but there aren't toys out or books or blocks or cars. when I tidy up my house it stays neat for a bit, but as soon as we have some down time a lot of toys and junk come out. my little girls change into dresses, change shoes, put on crowns and stuff all the time. my son plays legos, hero factory, etc.. and sometimes that stuff stays out too. i mean, for a show with that many kids, we would LIKE to see how they deal with these daily things that drive most people with a few kids crazy. * I was glad one of the viewer questions on their season finale was about how she does bathtime. she said it takes her two hours, and she stated what steps she takes. she didn't talk about who is doing the chore with her (of her older girls). I'm sure she's not the only one bathing all the littles especially when she has a newborn (or a preemie like Josie). I do like watching them, but I really wish they showed more of their real life. We see them taking field trips or hosting people, but I just want to know what the kids do when they all want to talk to mom at the same time, and how that doesn't take up her whole day! no kid ever is talking to her during an episode!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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