In this week's Parentables post, Michelle Duggar explains what the older kids have been up to:
Recently a few of our boys were working on a construction project...Our son Josiah is covered in poison ivy and he was like, "I don't think I want be out there digging around in the poison-ivy patch anymore. That's not my niche in life," whereas our other son, John-David (who doesn't get poison ivy), said, "Man, I like this. This is my kind of job!"
Josiah, almost sixteen, is trying his hand at accounting, while Jana has been working as a labor coach and Jill as an apprentice midwife. Nineteen-year-old Jessa, who has a love for teaching, helps homeschool her younger siblings. Eighteen-year-old Jinger is exploring photography and was recently hired for her first paid photo shoot--a wedding.
I just tell my kids to gain as many life skills as they can as they go along. You'll never regret gaining that knowledge and understanding -- whether you're going to do that for a living may not be the goal.
Read more from Michelle on the TLC Parentables site.