Michelle Duggar is an extraordinary woman. Michelle Duggar has blessed the Duggar family with 18 children. The Duggars are currently expecting bundle-of-joy number 19, at the same time one of Michelle Duggar’s oldest son’s wife is expecting the Duggar family’s first grandchild.
The Duggar Family stars in a TLC reality show series 18 and Counting. Unlike Jon and Kate plus 8 (which may become Kate Plus 8 if things don’t get better), there is no tension and drama between the Duggar family parents. In fact, bearing 19 children together over decades of time goes to show that Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar truly love each other – or at minimum are really attracted to each other.
The news of Duggar baby No. 19 comes as sort of a surprise. After all, Michelle Duggar is coming to the end of her child bearing years. Michelle Duggar is 42 years old and has been pregnant for 147 months and counting, which comes up to roughly one quarter of her lifetime.
Not everyone is happy for the Duggar family. There are many people that think that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have brought too many children in to the world. An article featured on A.V. Club comments that “unless the Duggars start giving birth to bunnies, no one needs to hear about their continued reproduction.”
Perhaps they have a valid point. However, people are intrigued by things that are not normal – and having 19 kids is definitely not normal.
Others may be concerned about the mental health of the Duggar family children. All of the Duggars take part in raising the children. Some people call the Duggars’ upbringing a “herd” upbringing. However, everyone in the Duggar family seems full of smiles.
I wonder how many grandchildren will be born to the Duggar family? If each of the 19 Duggar family children reproduce 19 children, Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar will have 361 grand children.
Think about that for a minute – imagine Christmas with 361 grandchildren. If you spent $20 on each child, you would spend over $7,200 on Christmas presents.
Congratulations are in order for Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar. No matter what our personal preferences are, the Duggar family is excited about their new addition, and we shouldn’t rain on their parade.