Saturday, August 29, 2020

Topgolf with Josiah

How many of you have played Topgolf? For those who haven't heard of it, it's an indoor golfing facility that makes golfing fun for people of all skill levels. With about 50 locations across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, it has quickly grown in popularity. Josiah chose to celebrate his 24th birthday, which was yesterday, playing Topgolf with a few of the family members. 

 
Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar, Josiah Duggar, 
Bella Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com). 

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

191 comments:

  1. Golfing with those skirts seems a little uncomfortable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Might get a nice cool breeze.

      Delete
    2. I sure the girls just beamed at their husbands and didn't play.

      Delete
    3. It’s not uncomfortable to golf in those or any skirts! I and LPGA golfers do it all the time!

      Delete
    4. I’ve never played golf but I think your legs are standing still right? I mean they’re not going to be running or doing splits I think they were fine.

      Delete
    5. Not at all. You can do a lot in a skirt.

      Delete
    6. I wonder how often you've worn skirts when golfing to even think that. I do just about everything in a skirt and find it most comfortable. I only wear pants at the gym. The Bible says God will judge us in the same way we judge others.

      Delete
    7. If you look up the history of golf you will discover that women have golfed in skirts for decades. Also, should they ever decide to go on a trip to the country where golf originated, you will see men golfing in a type of skirt called a kilt. You definitely do not want to tell a Scotsman or Scotswoman that golfing in a skirt seems uncomfortable.

      Delete
    8. The women golfers of yesteryear wore skirts that flared out. They were not the tight, straight skirts the Duggar young ladies are wearing. In fact, of the 3 women, Michelle's skirt actually looks like she could golf in it.
      In Topgolf, the golfer has to drive the ball off a balcony. Agility and balance are a must, although there are nets to catch those who fall off the balcony. For safety, appropriate attire is a must.

      Delete
    9. 6:49, unless you are straddling something far apart, the straightness of the skirt isn't really an issue, especially when the skirts are knee-length. Back in the day I would bowl and mini-golf in a long, straight skirt.

      Delete
  2. Happy 24th birthday Josiah Matthew Duggar. I hope you had a great day. May God bless you. I enjoy you & your entire family on counting on. I can't wait for season 12 hopefully sometime in 2021. Natasha b

    ReplyDelete
  3. Six Duggar adults (possibly 7 if the camera person was family) and only 1 dangling mask visible. Arkansas mask mandate says you have to wear masks at all indoor and outdoor events where you're exposed to non-household members and not distancing. There are 3 different households shown, and no distancing. Rules don't apply? It doesn't matter if you don't believe in the effectiveness of masks. This is about being a responsible citizen and obeying your state's mandate. Here we have a former state legislator not obeying state rules.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If no one is enforcing the rule or there are no consequences to pay most people don't give a hoot.

      Delete
    2. Because the “rules” are more so guide lines then laws, they can’t force people to wear masks that don’t even work. Not to mention the fact that it is extremely rare for a non symptomatic person to spread the virus. So basically if you’re sick then stay home, otherwise life should be continuing on as normal.

      Delete
    3. Thank you for saying what I was thinking! For people who pride themselves on being patriotic and Christian, they surely are not showing behaviors that fall into those categories! Being a good Christian and citizen means looking out for others and I'm not seeing that here. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect for others.

      Delete
    4. Not only that, but the golf place has a rule that masks must be worn.

      Delete
    5. Pretty sure they took the masks off for the picture. Please stop judging.

      Delete
    6. In Canada, we have a variety of opinions. Some people have refused to see their own parents for six months. Many others did an immediate bubble with siblings and parents and have not done much with others but maintain a bubble of those households. There are many choices within the rules of the region because the original intent was not to mix outside your family but if you have a large family then you have a large bubble.

      Delete
    7. I will bet you are a lot of fun at a party! Oh wait - you probably don't go to them anymore...
      Most family members who interact frequently don't worry about not being in the same household. You should try it- it's very freeing!

      Delete
    8. Give it a rest, he isn't a state legislator anymore. Ya ever think maybe they removed them just for the picture.

      Delete
    9. Anon 11:25 What?, are living in your basement afraid to come out or something? Why in the world would family members be wearing masks and social distancing from each other? There are a lot of things in society going on right now to be upset about but family members being around each other is not one of them. Let me guess, you are one of them people being paid to stay home, one of them people going after law abiding people and yet turning a deaf ear to the rioting, looting, murdering, defunding police, anti Trump fanatics that sit around finding fault with us American loving, God fearing, working citizens. We stopped taking that silly criticism serious a long time ago.

      Delete
    10. How do you know they weren't tucked away in purses or pockets?

      Delete
    11. Masks will not be required for people participating in sporting events or practices. People also don’t have to wear them when eating or drinking.

      Delete
    12. Before you launched into this comment, did you happen to notice that the only one with both hands visible is the one whose mask we can see? You have no idea whether or not the rest have masks that are just not visible from this picture. Your lecture may be not even be applicable.

      Delete
    13. The corona virus is a joke, people are getting fed up with the mask thing.

      Delete
    14. @ 8:59

      I completely agree with 11:25. My part of the country (NJ) was an initial hotspot and while we are doing significantly better now, we are still getting hundreds of new cases everyday. I have not seen friends or extended family for the most part since February. The few times I did see them we wore masks and social distanced outside, because that is the law in my state! Also, I am NOT getting paid to sit at home in my basement. I'm an essential worker. I support both the police AND the peaceful protesters. I certainly do not support looting and rioting! Most of the protests in my state and town have been peaceful. I also may be an atheist Democrat, but contrary to what many believe about people like me, I love this country and the people in it (including the ones I disagree with), which is why I take wearing masks and practicing social distancing so seriously. It's not just about me. It's also about my family, community, and fellow Americans.

      Delete
    15. 10:59's post has some misinformation.

      First, under a state's emergency powers act, which most states have signed, any mandates the governor makes do become "laws" and must be adhered to. The emergency acts give governors broad powers to mandate orders in the interest of public health and welfare. The mask order is not a "guideline." Private businesses (such as this golf course) can make their own requirements that patrons must follow. This golf course has a mask requirement.

      Second, asymptomatic does NOT mean non-infectious. Asymptomatic spreaders have been a major factor in this pandemic.

      As much as any of you don't agree with mask orders, those are the orders. The old "you may not like seat belts but you wear them because that's the law" applies here. Being tired or fed up with something doesn't change the situation. That's a weakness of one's self, not a sign that a law or order is wrong.

      That said, I think it's not the best idea for someone whose son is running for state legislature to be seen without a mask at a facility that requires masks to be worn while on the property. Have you seen Jill's family pictures during the pandemic? Ever since she had to get tested, her whole family has been very responsible about wearing masks in public. So it can be done, if one chooses to do the right thing.

      Delete
    16. @8:59 Your post makes little sense and it sounds like you are the one living in fear. I will be praying for you.

      Delete
    17. @8:59 What's wrong with living in your basement (your house)? There's no virus there. There's a phone to reach out to family and friends. There's the internet. There's TV and radio. There are books, hobbies, and a place to exercise. There are pets. There are groceries bought once a week at 6am when the store first opens and it's almost empty, while wearing a mask. I see nothing wrong with being at home, on any floor. Life does not have to come to a halt. Quite the opposite. You'll be fine when the pandemic is over, and you'll know you didn't infect anyone.

      As far as being paid to stay home, I know I'm not. After 35 years of hard work and an early retirement, this household is living solely on savings for the next 2 years. No jobs, no salaries, no unemployment, no government incentives (didn't qualify, and we would have given it away if we did), no Social Security, no Medicare (our private health insurance costs over $2500 a month), no help whatsoever from anyone. How many other families could live fully insured, zero debt, with all bills paid for 2 years without an income? The hardworking and prudent ones who planned ahead I guess. I'm positive we've been law-abiding too.

      There are no deaf ears other than the ones who won't take the advice of medical professionals and do their small part to protect themselves and others. Wearing a mask is not a sign of weakness or that you don't love your country. Again, quite the opposite. Not wearing a mask is selfish behavior. There was a study about that recently published. It might interest you to read it.

      Delete
    18. To those posting several paragraphs: No one reads posts that are as long as a news article. If you want to be heard, practice some brevity and make a quick point, instead of giving a long lecture.

      Delete
    19. @ 8:29

      Good point! Most people that post on here clearly don't read news articles based on what they've been saying about COVID and Trump, so it makes sense that they can't handle reading long posts.

      Delete
    20. 8:29 I read everything, as long as the grammar is correct enough to make sense. I've learned a lot here even from those long lectures you don't like. Maybe my attention span is longer.

      Delete
    21. I agree about the lonnnnggg posts. I just skip over them. Not because I don't have an attention span, but I prefer pithy comments that get to the point.

      Delete
    22. Long ones are ok. It's the ones with run-in sentences and lots of capital letters that I skip. And perhaps those who "never read news articles" are just reading different news articles than you.

      Delete
    23. I guess some people don't have time to read and learn. They have to get back to their conservative news station, where they somehow manage to sit and watch for hours.

      Delete
  4. I can see why we rarely see the Duggar men in shorts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They need some sun. Or some of Jinger's self-tanner.

      Delete
    2. Yep. Cover them legs with pants or bar-b-que sauce. lol

      Delete
  5. Looks like fun. Cue the comments about how they're not wearing masks. Glad to see they're breathing good old oxygen, not their own exhaust, as God intended!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Are you not familiar with how masks work? Air goes in and out. LOL!!!

      Delete
    2. God also intended you to obey rules and not infect others. "Love thy neighbor." Do you think God intended doctors and nurses not to have to wear masks either? But they do, for good reasons. If they can wear masks during their entire shifts, so can we. There's not much "good" about the air these days. That's exactly where the particles are.

      Delete
    3. It feels as if God's intending to kill with this virus and I don't intend to let that happen to me. If that means filtering the air through a mask right now, then that's what I intend to do. "Good old oxygen" will be there later and hopefully so will I. Unless you have communication from God saying something different, I'd suggest you follow your local rules about wearing masks. Obedience is pleasing to God. Look at how obedient the Jewish people were about marking their doorways during the 10th plague and how the angel of death passed over them.

      Delete
    4. If surgeons can wear masks for multiple hours of the day while they work and maintain their o2 levels then so can you.

      Delete
    5. God made us intelligent, responsible people. I wear a mask 100% of the time when I’m in public, just like I always wear a seatbelt in the car and a life jacket in my kayak. It’s our duty to God to care for ourselves and others.

      Delete
    6. Love your comment!

      Delete
    7. 12:58 Would it disturb you if they had been wearing masks, but just took them off for the photo? (Josiah is holding one.) I'd hope that the Duggars would be respectful and wear a mask when in public indoors. BTW, if wearing a mask is so detrimental to one's health, doctors and nurses wouldn't be wearing them during surgery and other procedures.

      Delete
    8. 12:56: Where in the Bible does it say God opposes face masks to reduce the spread of a deadly out of control virus? 184,000 dead Americans and counting.

      Delete
    9. @12:58 If you had a fingertip oxygen sensor, you'd know that wearing a mask doesn't change the body's oxygen saturation one bit. You're perfectly fine breathing with a mask on and you get enough oxygen. If that were not true, then every health care worker would have passed out by now and every mask EVER would have been recalled.

      Delete
    10. Oh good grief! It's mindsets like this that have contributed to 180,000 U.S. COVID deaths.

      Delete
    11. 5:41 and 3:21, wrong. Read the updated CDC reports only 6% of COVID deaths in America have not had comorbidities, in other words, less than 10,000 people in America have died from COVID-19. This “pandemic” is a joke.

      Delete
    12. 10:43, I was excited to see those stats, but it doesn't mean covid didn't kill the others. It does mean that those without underlying conditions who get it do not have the automatic death sentence that many believe.

      Delete
    13. 1043: Which means 94% of deaths attributed to Covid were people with other health issues, but who ultimately died because of Covid. Health issues like, for example, obesity. 184,000+ deaths so far. I don’t wish to judge you however the loss of so many souls should sadden every one of us (whether we are religious or not), so it is disturbing that you see the pandemic as a “joke”.

      Delete
    14. 10:43, that is a conspiracy theory and has been debunked. Please tell my sister that her death from Covid was a joke. For some reason we’re not laughing.

      Delete
    15. @10:43 would you be saying that if one of your family members or friends died from the virus? The pandemic is not a joke and to promote that idea is ridiculous and dangerous!

      Delete
    16. 10:43 - comorbidities still inculde Covid. Comorbidities refers to when a person has 2 conditions occurring together. When someone dies with comorbidities it means that BOTH things affected their body and lead to their cause of death. Covid included. Please educate yourself.

      Delete
    17. @12:58 Part of being an American is obeying the laws, rules, mandates, emergency orders, whatever, of the land. Nothing gives you the right to defy those.

      Delete
    18. 3:48, our country was begun with defiance of governmental orders. When Americans see governmental overreach, they have a responsibility to speak up. We live in a representative governmental system, not tyranny.

      Delete
    19. Anon 10:43. I don't think you should warp statistics to match a narrative as you have done. The vast majority of people with other medical conditions were NOT at risk of dying until they got Covid. As a human being we have the responsibility to care for the well being of others. Just because you want to believe the virus is some sort of "joke" doesn't make it true. I have an underlying medical condition that is not life threatening but should I contract Covid I would be at much higher risk of dying than other people. I find it disturbing when the "anti-mask" crowd simply doesn't want to try to protect those of us that are vulnerable.

      Delete
    20. @10:43 I'm afraid you're another one who has misinterpreted that CDC data. Don't feel bad, it's happening all over. The 6% figure means that only 6% percent of ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED OF COVID had no other known underlying medical condition. It does not erase the fact that over 189,000 people to date in the US have died from Covid, and 865,000 worldwide.

      Delete
    21. @9:26 Hmmm, if it is tyranny right now, look who's in charge. Guess it's no wonder.

      How our country began and how it is now are two different things. Slavery and denying rights to vote used to be legal, remember? That's why we have amendments to the Constitution. But you still have to follow the rules. There were jails and stockades when the country began for those who would not obey.

      Delete
    22. 10:43, it's the governors who are acting tyrannically, spetyrannical, blue ones. We are not ignorant of all the freedoms they have taken away over the past six months.

      Delete
    23. 10:42, yes. I do see who is in charge and making their constituents feel oppressed. The Democrat governors. The president didn't make national mandates, he let the governors do it. Let's have some honesty here.

      Delete
  6. Ellie, is Jill and her family not allowed to be talked about in here or does she not want you to post about them? I’m genuinely curious. I miss their updates. After all she is part of the Duggar family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was wondering the same thing. I was hoping to see a post about Israel’s first day of kindergarten.

      Delete
  7. I like that the Duggar kids are close to one another and their parents. I like that they are devoted to their spouses and children. However, I’d like to see them, just one, celebrate their birthdays with friends (and close siblings if they really hand out with that sibling)! A guy celebrating his 24th birthday usually does it with his buddies! Let’s see those pics!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Josiah's parents probably paid for Topgolf for the six of them. Happy Birthday Josiah, hope your birthday was awesome.

      Delete
    2. One poster says that Arkansas is under a lockdown where you cannot mix with other households yet you criticise for them staying in their family group. I guess they cannot please anyone.

      Delete
    3. Not all young men hang out with their buddies. He is a father and husband now. Most grown ups spend their birthdays with family.

      Delete
    4. I never have seen him with friends.

      Delete
    5. Maybe his friends don't want to be seen on the show, or the production doesn't want to pay his friends to be on the show?

      Delete
    6. @4:22- you married fathers also play a round of golf with friends, go out to dinner as couples. skiing, fishing! Not to say their parents wouldn’t pop in; but at his age usually friends are where the fun birthday celebration is at!!!

      Delete
    7. 12:57 Anon - the lockdown (or whatever you want to call it now) means you're not supposed to be mingling with others outside your immediate household. Just because your last name is the same as someone at a different address doesn't make it safe to visit with them. We're supposed to be putting distance between ourselves and others. Visiting between households means not doing that. That's how the virus jumps from house to house.

      Delete
  8. Here's hoping that Josiah, enjoyed his 24th Birthday!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awe little Bella, so cute

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like a fun activity. Does the facility require skirts for women?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No? It’s too golf

      Delete
    2. I'm sure it doesn't, however Michelle, Lauren and Kendra mostly if not always wear skirts or dresses.

      Delete
    3. They always wear skirts...

      Delete
    4. I went there in blue jeans, so no.

      Delete
    5. Not skirts, it only requires MASKS.

      Delete
    6. No. The wearing of dresses or skirts is a Duggar requirement.

      Delete
    7. Get over the skirt wearing. Who cares and we all know their reasons for wearing skirts. Move on!

      Delete
    8. 5:23, for real! The Duggars wouldn't go on social media and criticize them for wearing pants.

      Delete
  11. We’ve played there once, my first time ever trying- let’s just say-it’s not as easy as it looks! I only got the very hang of it the last 10 minutes of our session

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wishing you blessings throughout your birthday year. God Bless.
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JOSIAH
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lauren is pure class! Josiah is one lucky man!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Where I'm from, tattered clothing and hanging threads are not considered classy at all.

      Delete
    2. yes, I love Lauren's style. It is so beautiful

      Delete
  14. Bella is just darling! She sure has grown. I always love seeing the Duggar family photos.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My comment is not that important in the grand scheme of things, but I love that Michelle is wearing cuter shoes these days and not those orthopedic shoes with black stockings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm guessing she wore the black stockings because of varicose veins from her pregnancies.

      Delete
    2. I have varicose veins and I only had two kids.

      Delete
    3. 7:52, I do too, with five kids. I can imagine hers could be so much worse than mine, and I don't like to wear shorts or shorter skirts in public anymore because of mine.

      Delete
    4. Some orthopedic shoes are ugly, but they do make nice looking ones. I hope you will be very blessed and NEVER have foot problems!!!!!!!

      Delete
  16. Is Top Golf sponsoring this blog post?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, Lily and Ellie.... love your reply!

      Delete
    2. Happy Birthday Si I can't get over how heavy Jim Bob is in this pic ! His head is Hugh ! Is he well ?

      Delete
    3. @1:55

      I was wondering the same thing.

      Delete
    4. I find Nope as a response very rude. A friend of mine uses it a lot.

      Delete
    5. 1:55 Jim Bob is just getting older. To me, Josh is the one who has been looking unwell.

      Delete
    6. Nope is casual, but not necessarily rude.

      Delete
  17. Time 2:33AM Sun 8/30/20
    Never heard of top golf before
    Josiah had funny on his birthday
    Family wife & daughter

    ReplyDelete
  18. So...uh..where are the masks?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In josiah’s hand lol!

      Delete
    2. I was wondering the same thing.

      Delete
    3. Well at least his right hand is protected. Why would you bring a baby out in the middle of a pandemic?

      Delete
    4. Do you take pictures with masks on?

      Delete
    5. They could be in pockets, in purses, or in the hands that are not showing in the picture.

      Delete
    6. It also looks like Michelle has something clutched in her hand.

      Delete
    7. They totally don't believe in wearing masks. They're going door-to-door in NW Arkansas to campaign for Jed, not wearing masks. How bad is it these days to show up unannounced at someone's front door without a mask on? Especially after all that stuff on their season premiere about staying home and making masks.

      Delete
    8. Probably in their hands, just like Josiah.

      Delete
    9. 12:12, they’ve probably come to realize that the virus is not as wide spread or deadly as people have been led to believe. Honestly god for them.

      Delete
    10. @10:45 Eight weeks ago the headlines in NW Arkansas were that their county and another were two "hotspots" for outbreaks. Those counties are still in the darkest shade of blue on the Arkansas' health dept. map, indicating the counties with the most cases.

      The problem with thinking that the virus is "not deadly" is that you have no way of knowing if it's going to be "not deadly" for you or someone else. Interesting news tidbit - Scientists are looking at a certain gene defect as a predictor of how deadly the virus might be for any particular person. But that's the only glimpse we've had so far of a prediction factor. The rest seems largely up to chance. I would not want to chance anyone's life.

      Delete
    11. Jed's opponent could have a field day with that info but she's too professional and classy. I would love to her Jed try to debate her though.

      Delete
    12. @1:37AM Michelle has her phone clutched in her hand, as usual.

      Delete
    13. I'm curious to know who took the picture for them and who documents all of these little family moments that end up on this blog.

      Delete
  19. I'm glad Josiah got to do something fun for his birthday. The NIMBYs in my area have been fighting a proposed Top Golf location here for the past two years. They claim it's "too noisy". Nice they hae one in Arkansas.

    ReplyDelete
  20. There’s JimBob with his grip on Michelle!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Resting his hand with his fingers out straight is not a grip. If you gripped things like that, nothing would stay in your hand.

      Delete
  21. Sounds like a fun birthday! And Bella is getting big! I do wish they were more socially responsible though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 🙄 I wonder how many people have caught covid from removing their masks for a picture.

      Delete
    2. MANY people have caught Covid from being near other people without a mask on. All you need is to inhale around 1,000 virus particles to become infected. One cough from a sick person can produce 200,000,000 particles! Just breathing out can produce 5,000 particles. You can get infected in no time at all if your nose and mouth aren't covered and you're near a carrier. Who wants that to happen, even with just a cold? It's miserable.

      Delete
    3. Then why do they say you have to be around them for 10 minutes or so to get infected? Seriously, you can take off your mask for 15 seconds and hold your breath while you get a picture taken. If you're coughing or sneezing, you should stay home.

      Delete
  22. Where is kendra’s baby bump? Is she faking the pregnancy?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's under her blouse. No, she is not faking the pregnancy. 🙄

      Delete
    2. Really....what the heck. She is in early pregnancy and isn't showing yet🤷

      Delete
    3. Would you rather she wear a skin-tight shirt and frame it with her hands so you can see it?

      Delete
    4. 11:04, that's coming, just wait a few weeks.

      Delete
    5. Actually, kudos to Kendra! She's hasn't jumped on the skin tight top, cradle my belly, and take a selfie for all my fans to see bandwagon. She's more humble than that and it shows.

      Delete
  23. 8/29@ 9:53am...What makes you think the women will golf too? I doubt they will participate. They will most likely just sit and watch. Can't have the women competing against the men. We already know that Jim Bob has to win.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This family competes all the time. What are you talking about?

      Delete
    2. I see no reason for the women not to play. If the male Duggar ego is too fragile then perhaps they should have just gone by themselves so as not to risk being out done by a mere woman.

      Delete
    3. What are you talking about? The males and females are very competitive. The women do lots of sports. They may or may not choose to have it filmed by TLC; however they do mention via other sources about the couples having friendly sporting events.

      Delete
  24. Yes, I've been to Top Golf twice. It's fun for older children and adults. Each group of family/friends is given an area to sit, snack, converse, and play golf. It's actually a driving range off a balcony. I'm thinking the Duggar ladies sat, ate, and conversed while the men golfed. (Maybe the ladies golfed but the long skirts they're wearing would make golfing difficult).
    I can see why Kendra didn't bring her little toddler as I don't think this is a place for toddlers/young children.
    It's a different type of entertainment and a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Skirts don't make golfing difficult.

      Delete
    2. Long skirts make any motion more difficult. Long heavy denim skirts are like tying your legs together. Kendra's skirty is so straight that she probably couldn't lift her knee to step up onto something, like getting into a truck or an SUV.

      Delete
    3. I've been wearing long skirts for decades, denim and not. They really aren't that restrictive unless they're completely straight and down to the ankles.

      Delete
  25. Did you ever think that the rest of them have there masks in th er ir pockets, how about you worry about what you do and not everyone else.

    ReplyDelete
  26. 'WHERE R YOUR MASKS? Strange playing golf in a skirt. Don't these kid's have friend's as other's have said. What about cousin's . Just curios. Ledabeth

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can do lots of things in a skirt.

      Delete
  27. When Bella was born, they wanted to protect her from germs so they held her behind plexiglass to "meet the family". But now that we have a pandemic (pan-meaning Arkansas too), they take her out to a public facility where other people and families are intermingling??? Josiah's holding a mask. Babies can't exactly wear masks. Children are apt to keep touching theirs and then touch other surfaces that other patrons then touch and spread virus germs. I'm sorry, but what happened to those caring, conscientious parents in a just a few short months? Babies and toddlers can and do get Coronavirus. WE won't even mention that the vast majority of people do the same thing we see the Duggars are doing in this picture. They stand outside the facility (or store) without their masks, talking and laughing in a group...potentially spreading the virus EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS. The CDC and WHO have both stated the vast majority of COVID-19 cases have been spread asymptomatically. Please do not tell me how much you love children when you repeatedly risk their lives like this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. First of all it is extremely unlikely for a baby or small child to get COVID, and for those who do there is a less then 0% chance of them dying from it (like .00001% or less then, and seeing that Bella is a healthy baby it’s even less likely)

      Delete
    2. Anon 10:47. You should just STOP with the "statistics". Try explaining to grieving parents that it's "rare" for a baby or small child to get the virus and die. And when small children get the virus they are more likely to spread it to others. This virus is not some sort of "joke". It has claimed the lives of over 183,000 Americans and many thousands who have recovered from it are experiencing long term medical problems. In my area they have set up long term clinics to help recovered corona virus patients with the after effects of the disease. Very health athletes that have had the disease now have heart problems. It's not going away despite the downplaying of it's severity and long term effects by our president.

      Delete
    3. I totally agree with you 9:52. There's a lot of saying one thing but doing another going on with this family, now and at other times. Children do catch this virus, carry it, spread it, and die from it. They also develop another potentially deadly syndrome associated with it called MIS-C.

      With all the babysitters available in that family, there is no reason to take the baby in public. If nursing, pump and store.

      Delete
    4. @10:47 There's no such thing as "less than 0% chance." That would mean some NEGATIVE number of chance percent.

      Delete
    5. 8:22 You are so right! One of the reasons sports is on hold is because of the long-term health problems and especially the heart problems people are having after contracting Covid. Athletes (and non-athletes) are suffering from myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, which can cause dangerous heart rhythms. Officials at high schools and colleges are very concerned about their athletes having this condition and what starting up sports again might do to their players.

      I have some experience with this, coming down with it myself years ago after what my doctors think was a bacterial infection. My arrhythmia has settled down but comes back in times of stress or illness. My cardiologist tried medication at first (there are few to help this) but it made things worse. "Rest and relaxation" are what's needed, along with monitoring to see if surgical intervention might be needed. They were talking about "zapping" one of the electrical nodes of my heart if things didn't settle down. Myocarditis is not a joke or some sort of conspiracy. It's really not good that we're seeing this in young people as an aftermath of having Covid.

      Our news reported the other day that 100 children have now been treated in our state for that dangerous inflammatory rash syndrome associated with having Covid. Unfortunately, I know we've had children die in this state from Covid. I cannot even imagine the sorrow of the families... Denying the severity of the problem, blaming it on politics, refusing to follow mask orders, all that, must only contribute to their grief. The compassionate thing to do would be to try your hardest not to catch it or spread it, because you never know who might be impacted by your actions, your family or another.

      Delete
    6. I just read a report of what this virus is doing to children. They can have no symptoms but be spreaders, and weeks later can come down with an inflammatory syndrome that can be fatal. They're finding long-term heart damage in the children who get that syndrome. Nearly all of the children studied are showing heart damage that doctors said will require life-long monitoring. It's unprecedented. It's really bad news to think that your child could be silently carrying Covid, never show illness, and then a few weeks later be in big trouble with a damaged heart.

      Delete
  28. and again 3 households without any distance. Is there no covid19 in Duggarworld?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Most FAMILY households are not socially distancing - sorry if yours still is, that's just sad...

      Delete
    2. @ 9:49

      How is caring about your health and the health of others sad? My family is still socially distancing and so are most of the other families I know.

      Delete
    3. 9:49. People within one household need not social distance. It’s multiple different ones that can be a problem, even if they are related. If you’re not following COVID guidelines, that’s what’s sad.

      Delete
    4. It's not sad, it's the guideline. Unless the people live constantly under the same roof as you, they're considered outsiders, whether they share your genes and your last name or not. It makes sense. You spend the most time with those in your same house. If one of you is infected, the whole house is exposed. If you travel between houses to see other family members, you're exposing other households. I don't know how else to explain it to make you (9:49) understand what distancing is supposed to be about. Do you believe the virus couldn't be transmitted different households because it's family? We're never going to break the chain of infections that way.

      Delete
    5. As the Health Department worker explained to me when we were under quarantine, the people who live full time in your household already share the same air on a regular basis. If you come down with Coronavirus, you should try to isolate yourself as best you can within your dwelling...but chances are good they've already been exposed by the time you're showing symptoms or have tested positive. That's why you're all quarantined if one of you test positive or there's a known exposure. (We did all the right things; my husband's co-worker's young adult did not).

      Delete
    6. You're right 11:36 and if one of those people pictured was positive, there would be 3 households who would have to quarantine, not 1. For the Duggars, that would be a lot of people. This is why the virus spreads! You're not supposed to be around the people not sharing your living quarters daily.

      Delete
  29. Why are all you Mask Police assuming the Duggars have no masks, outside of the one in Josiah's hand? How do you know that after the photo was taken they didn't put them on? And what would be the point of taking a family photo all dressed as surgeons? So many people in this society today squawk about judging others, but you're the first people to make assumptions about mask-wearing, as if you're the seat of justice around here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For real! But nitpicking and judging based on a snapshot in time is nothing new here, unfortunately.

      Delete
    2. Actually, if it was me and my family, we'd take the photo with the masks on because we're supposed to have them on in public in my state and someone could walk close by without paying attention. Then we'd look back on that picture years later and go "Oh! That was the crazy year we had that pandemic! Remember how crazy that was and how we couldn't find Lysol, Hand Sanitizer, or toilet paper anywhere? I'm so glad that's over. Wasn't that crazy?".

      Delete
    3. You can get a citation and a hefty fine in many places if you don't have your mask on in public at all times. Some cities aren't giving warnings first. They go right to the citation. It's useless if you only wear a mask part of the time.

      Delete
  30. Happy bday Josiah!
    Michelle’s shoes are adorable
    Lauren’s skirt is modern modest
    Bella is so cute!
    I’m sure the masks were off for the photo ( or so I would hope but Duggar’s aren’t known for adhering to state mandates or regulations so I’m not surprised)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I wish everyone would stop about the masks, I think most of us are just jealous they don’t wear masks because they are in a low corona zone. It sucks here in the Seattle area,this state is so liberal it’s sickening. Most of what I’m seeing here is people with masks but they have the masks down so just their mouth is covered and not their nose. The mask is an illusion of safety

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Masks aren't some sort of "liberal" thing. The corona virus doesn't care if you're liberal, conservative or somewhere in between. It's a DISEASE. Too bad that people won't wear them properly though as it's a public health issue.

      Delete
    2. Arkansas is not out of the woods with COVID. The numbers are obviously not as great as in Seattle, but that's because of the overall much lower population of Arkansas.

      Delete
    3. @7:06. You may be jealous of where the Duggars live (re: Covid 19) but I certainly am not. No place in the US can be considered to have a low number of infected people.

      I live in a country which, compared to the US, has a much lower infection rate. Why? The majority hear wear masks properly and practice social distancing., even in areas where there is no reported cases of the virus.

      The Duggars are setting a terrible example for their fans. All the adults who do not share a household should have masks on and if no masks be at least 6 ft away from each other.

      Delete
    4. Speak for yourself Anonymous at 7:06. My sister-in-law and her husband got Coronavirus very early on (they'd flown to CA because he was a speaker at a conference in CA). They're fitness freaks and it was rough. We've known other people who nearly didn't make it and are still dealing with the aftermath 3-4 months later. We're far from jealous; we're angry that other people are being reckless and endangering people they don't even know just because they want to entertain themselves going shopping (grocery shopping excluded), socializing, dining out, etc. We're angry that people are so selfish and whiny that they "can't" wear a mask for 30 min-2 hours (excluding those with breathing issues). Grow up people and stop acting like two-year olds. I take that back; I saw a two-year old calmly wearing her mask this week, perfectly content and having no problem.

      Delete
    5. 10:09, I like your post. You sound like a very sensible person. Wish there was a Like button.

      Delete
    6. Great post 10:09! It's because of selfish people who refuse to wear masks for a 30-minute trip to the grocery store that the rule-followers can't see or hug their friends and family. They are also the reason why kids aren't going back to in-person school in my state for the most part and why millions of people are out of work.

      Delete
    7. Trying to stop the virus with a mask if like putting up a chain link fence for a mosquito. Read the scientific papers. I'm not exaggerating. Think about it -- Why do people who wear masks get sick? Every mask you can buy in a regular store is labeled as "non-medical." I've seen such masks at Lowe's, Walmart, Target, etc. All "non-medical." If the virus can get THROUGH your mask, then what maks you think the mask would STOP the virus from getting through another person's mask and over to YOU? Let's stop with the blaming people and the fear-mongering, why don't we?

      Delete
    8. 3:51 You need to study what non-woven polypropylene nanofiber material is and how/why masks are made from it. It's not like a chain link fence, it's a tangled maze of tightly-spaced extruded fibers that are difficult for virus particles to get through. It's like you opened a box of tangled Christmas tree lights and looked at that ball of wires, wondering how you're ever going to untangle it. Who hasn't encountered something like that? You couldn't get your hand through it, and a mosquito would have trouble navigating it too. That's the idea of masks, to make a difficult, tangled course that traps virus particles and takes away their direct route into your nose. Woven cotton (more like your chain link fence analogy) will work if it's layered sufficiently of if a layer of filtering material is added. Anything that slows a particle, traps a particle, or makes a particle have a hard time traveling will help.

      "Non-medical" is a legal term added to the masks that have been quickly produced for the public during this pandemic. I have medical-grade (level 3 surgical) masks bought long before the pandemic and nowhere on the package do they say "medical." (They are medical grade though, per the company's materials safety data sheet and info on their website.) "Non-medical" means the masks are sold for use by the public, not hospitals. "Non-medical" means the company wants no liability for their use. Legalese.

      I've been wearing masks for YEARS during cold and flu season and they are the ONLY thing that stopped my cycle of catching colds (viruses) and doing more damage to my lungs and heart. Without masks, I was sick several times a year. With masks, ZERO illnesses. My doctor is happy and so am I. You'd better believe I'm wearing masks now. In fact, I wear two layered on top of each other for added protection, and so I can peel the outer one off when I leave the grocery store, bag it, and still be wearing a mask for the trip home.

      Delete
    9. Anon 3:51. I'm growing weary of the excuses people make to NOT wear masks. Even if a mask is 50% effective in stopping the virus that's a LOT better than NO mask. The REST of the world has done a much better job controlling the virus than the US has simply because people wear their masks that you are disparaging.

      Delete
    10. 3:51- I've watched demonstrations by scientists and engineers that show the effectiveness of masks. Some are better than others. Nothing will be entirely foolproof. You cover your mouth with your hand or arm when you sneeze or cough, right? It won't prevent every germ from escaping, however it minimizes the impact on others. It's common courtesy. That's why I wear a mask, not because I'm fear-mongering- it's just the respectful thing to do.

      Delete
  32. Don't they associate outside of family? Friends or cousin's etc? Find this very strange if they don't.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lauren, I like your shoes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had the same shoes in 1974. Maybe those ARE my shoes??

      Delete
    2. We all had those in 1974. They're back in style.

      Delete
    3. 10:34 LOL well the Duggars do shop at thrift stores!

      Delete
    4. So much fun being a teenager in the 70's and the music!

      Delete
    5. Rolls eyes at 10:34.

      Delete
    6. The 70's were fun and crazy years to be a teen! Bell bottoms and platform shoes you'd fall over in if you weren't careful. We had it going on. 10:19 You must be a millennial. You missed out on some amazing times. Don't roll your eyes at the past. We wouldn't have the future without it.

      Delete
    7. It's crazy to see what comes back in style. A lot of the stuff I wore in high school back in the early 70's has come around again, including hairstyles and makeup. I remember the Twiggy look (She was a British model that took the world by storm.) She was stick thin and had a pixie haircut, cute as a button. How I wanted to have her look and wardrobe!

      Delete
  34. There's something about JimBob that has always given me the creeps.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same! I wonder what other skeletons the Duggars have in their closet.

      Delete
    2. I was not surprised when the Josh news came out and frankly, I think there's a lot more being shaded, especially when it comes to finances and the true family dynamics.

      Delete
    3. Hey I felt that way too, but after Josie was born, he was really there for his kids, so I felt like Ya Jim Bob is a really Dad!!!!!

      Delete
  35. Jim gives me the creeps too. Its not all happy family as they say.

    ReplyDelete
  36. They posted a picture! A nice picture! Why are we complaining! That said, could someone please loan Lauren a pair of scissors?

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.