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  1. Christina87

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    I knew that Jana had to be shilling citrus and lemon when I saw her in what looked like a hospital gown! At least she looks like she put some sort of effort into the picture, however. She had some kind of standards, while Jill has none. Jana could almost make that look decent...almost.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I agree that Jill didn't buy it, but I still question how much money they're making. Certainly their target audience has to be fundies, because who else would wear this baggy, modest stuff? No way can most fundies afford to pay $30 for a frumpy dress, but hey, maybe they do!
  3. Christina87

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I agree that Jill didn't buy it, but I still question how much money they're making. Certainly their target audience has to be fundies, because who else would wear this baggy, modest stuff? No way can most fundies afford to pay $30 for a frumpy dress, but hey, maybe they do!
  4. Christina87

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Oh gosh girl, me too. I hated looking like an adult while all my friends were adorable little children! I would have given anything in middle school to be petite and short with no curves. Especially as a dancer, I stood out so much. Even on the basketball team, the short girls got to play the better positions. And i'd say as an adult (besides being too call for a lot of guys to consider), the worst thing has been never having a "cute" body for a bikini. If I wear one, I look like I belong at the Playboy mansion! In fact, that goes for a large variety of clothing. I've almost always worn a one piece at the beach, not because I'm ashamed of my body, but because I don't want to show up looking inappropriately sexy. It reeks of desperation and trying too hard! I would love to go get a little bikini and be able to wear it, totally unnoticed, on the beach. Instead, I feel like people see me in my one piece and think either that I'm censoring myself because I'm bigger than them and super modest, or that i incorrectly think I'm a whale, and am insecure. No, I just don't want to look like Pamela Anderson on the prowl! I don't have an overtly sexual personality, so I don't want to give the wrong impression. I also can't wear a button up shirt to save my life! I did learn something early on, though...that I'll never just blend into the crowd. I finally decided that in my dance recital, when I was 5'9" with at least a C cup at the time, and everyone else was 5'4" and flat chested, at least my hard work wouldn't go unnoticed! People would look at me no matter what, so I was going to be the BEST one and show them that the tall girl has moves! I have a pretty quirky personality too, so I learned early on that I was just never going to blend in and fly under the radar. I might as well be the best version of myself I can if I'm going to be so conspicuous! Hahaha sorry we're getting off topic. I guess there's something bad about every body type, though! People complain about being flat chested and I'm like whaaaaa...?
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    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    I've always thought that in a weird way, giving these kids money to go to college is a strange deal. Of course, going to college is a great thing, and it's a huge expense that I'm glad they don't have! However, if I were Aubree, I would side eye Chelsea using my shitty childhood situation to earn money so that she doesn't have to work. Yet, I've been filmed my entire life, and had my worst moments recorded for posterity, and then I have to go out and have a career when I grow up? Seems like the KIDS should be living the easy life, but instead they're exploited as children, and then have to live normal adult lives, with all the normal stressors, financial and otherwise. Meanwhile, the moms have it made: get rewarded for making a bad choice with fame and adoration, and paid out the wazoo so they can live on easy street. Of course they have faced criticism, but they signed up for it. If I were Aubree at the age Chelsea is now, getting up for work every morning and dealing with job stressors, I'd feel some resentment that Chelsea didn't have to do this because she exploited my childhood pain. I don't know how this could be avoided unless they said they wouldn't pay the girls, but would save the money for the kids when they grow up. It just seems unfair that these girls get to live on easy street at their kids' expense. At least Aubree gets to have her mother around, but some (like Leah's girlses) would probably be better off if raised in daycare! These girls weren't picked to raise their kids with no financial stress because of their merit, for sure. At least the kids do get college, but it'll be tough to be a hard worker, and presumably not wealthy, when all you ever saw was your parents hanging around and having 300K just deposited to their bank account. My dad set a great example for me; he earned a lot, but he also worked SUPER hard! These kids won't associate hard work with riches; they'll associate it with being poorer, which sucks.
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    Another birdie pic I liked. Sunny is a rainbow budgie! She's coincidentally the one that Lucky cheated with. 😜
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    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    A little bit of birdie cuteness to brighten your day! ☀️☀️☀️ It's a gorgeous Sunday here in NC! Birdies have spent a lot of time outside. These two are a couple, and are grooming each other. Never mind that yesterday, lucky (the guy) had sex with another female, and was back kissing his girlfriend ten seconds later! Tale as old as time...girlfriend won't put out, so he cheats. 😢 Crazy birdies!
  8. Right?! I can't imagine doing anything in that case but calling my mom for advice. Nobody else wants to hear that! i was once in a fancy restaurant on vacation, and there was only one other party in the restaurant. They were talking, SO LOUDLY, about their childrens' poop and pee habits. The woman was really domineering, and demanded the man get a certain thing for dinner. She also kept constantly rubbing her teeth as she yelled about poop and pee. It seemed like maybe a double date with her parents, who seemed enchanted and delighted about the bodily fluids talk. Some people suck. You'd think they'd realize how loudly they were talking and pipe down, no matter what the topic!
  9. Christina87

    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    That's a really good post!!! I had never thought about it like that. It's basically like she would have a complete family, because she would have a non-deadbeat father, but keep the extended lind family. At this point, she probably is getting to know Cole's family, but they could never be a substitute for the Linds. She would basically be getting bonus relatives on Cole's side! She will probably get to know his extended family more as her younger siblings develop relationships with them, and the more people to love Aubree, the better! I had never really thought of it in that way.
  10. Christina87

    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    This is a really interesting perspective, and thanks for sharing! One thing I think Chelsea could do is explicitly tell Aubree that she could still have visitation with her grandparents, keep Lind in her last name, and see all of her Lind relatives as much as she wants to. It sounds like she has just said, "no, adam wouldn't be your dad anymore," and she's also continually made comments like, "do you still like going to Grandma Donna's for the weekend? You don't have to do it if you don't like it anymore. I wish you didn't have to go there on Father's Day. She came to eat lunch with you at school?" Chelsea obviously wishes adam and his family could be erased, and I think even though she isn't saying as much to Aubree, she picks up on it and reads between the lines. Add to that her mother's enthusiastically positive reinforcement when she calls Cole Dad, or acts like he's her dad, and I bet she feels like the second the paperwork is dry, the Linds will be history. Even though Chelsea was mad at Mary, I think Mary was the only one who handled this sensitive issue well with Aubree, telling her adam would always be her dad, but he just can't take care of her right now.
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    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    I agree, and I do think the Linds being part of Aubree's life is normal, not some superhuman feat because Chelsea is a really magnanimous person. Adam is still her legal dad, so I'm not throwing Chelsea a ticker tape parade yet for allowing her to spend time with the family of one of her biological and legal parents. Back when Chelsea was totally a single mom, she really appreciated having someone to coparent with. It kind of rubs me the wrong way that because adam is a deadbeat, Chelsea is a big hero for allowing Aubree to be around her loving relatives who aren't deadbeats. It's not like they don't want to be involved, and Chelsea has had to push them to care. Why would you not allow your child to spend time with relatives who want to be in her life, and love her?
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    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    Wow @Rebecca good research!!! Sounds like some people just really are bad eggs. I've always suspected the Linds were decent people, or else Randy would have had a problem with them taking Aubree for visits. He never, even in the beginning, had a bad thing to say about her going over there, and he wouldn't have been shy about it if they'd been like him. I'm sure at that point, everyone thought adam would grow up. So sad!
  13. Maybe unpopular opinion, but I think Jessa herself looks beautiful in the first picture! She's not modeling the dress well, and the lighting is terrible, but the article of clothing is classier than her usual thrift store finds, IMO. With the light so low (so you can't see her imperfections), and taken from that angle that subtracts 10-15 pounds, it kind of makes me sad to think about how things could have worked out. I feel like if Jessa had lived a normal life, she could really look like this, in the light, without filters and angles. She would only be mid-twenties, when a lot of people are at their most physically attractive, and I think she could look even more beautiful than when she was the "hot one," because her features have matured and her hair is styled so well. She doesn't really have that teenage look anymore. Not knocking anyone who had kids young, or saying that they ruined their bodies, but I don't think Jessa would have chosen to be a mother in her early twenties if she had been raised normally. She could be a college graduate, living in a city, and just now maybe thinking about settling down. It's sad that she never got to make that choice, and that her whole life was decided for her before she was even born.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    OK, you've convinced me!!! I've always kind of held back from speculating this, but honestly it makes the most sense the way you describe it. This was a really good post! It would explain Jill's depressed demeanor too
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    This is true, and I also wonder how it affects Jill. Though she was insufferable, I do feel bad because it meant a lot more to her to follow the rules than it did for anyone else. I wonder how it feels for her to follow the rules to a tee, and then have her life end up like this, when all of her siblings are living the life they were promised. Motherhood has been so much easier for Jessa, she's still on the show, and Bin seems the type to hustle for his family if he had to. I don't think he'd ever do what Derick is doing to his family. Austin is a good provider for Joy, who Jill raised, and Jeremy would never want the stigma of being the one who doesn't support his family. Even jana has stability, as she never has to worry where her next meal is coming from, and gets to do so much more than Jill, such as going on numerous vacations. It has to be hard when no one else cared as much about being the perfect Gothard girl, and now they're all ahead of you. I hope Jill is taking some lessons in humility through all this, but I'm sure there are times when she wonders how she got left behind.
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