Waffling about the Duggars.....

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
July 4, 2010 5:18pm CST
The Duggars are in town. For those of you who do not know, they are the reality show family from TLC's "19 kids and counting". Apparently they have some friends in our rural Michigan community and are here visiting. While here, they will be speaking/singing at a park about 20 minutes from here. There's supposed to be seating for about 2,000 and it's first come, first seating. I was really excited when I heard they were coming! I love the show and have come to love the family. Earlier in the week we were planning on going. Earlier today, we were still planning on going. My son has a friend who wanted a ride there. Then we realized how hot it actually got today. So we were using a "wait and see" approach on the situation. Around 3 o'clock, we decided to call it off. It was hot!! Our car air conditioner is not working and we would be driving 20 minutes with an extra passenger with no air conditioning. My hubby was not feeling that great (he's a diabetic and his blood sugar was high). By about 5:30, he felt great and said "Hey let's give it a try!" Then as we were getting ready to go, we checked the weather online. How hot could it be at 7:00? Well.... it was predicted to be 87 with extreme humidity! No thanks! We changed our mind once again and are now staying home. Wasn't that ridiculous! We are generally not that indecisive! How about you? Have you been "waffling" lately on making a decision? How long has that been going on? Does all this talk of waffles make you hungry for maple syrup?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 10
I have watched that show sometimes off and on and the parents really seem to have a take on their children. They are very sincere and although they do the show and get paid - it is a show with a lot of common sense and a great sense of what values and good values can be for us all. I think that they give a great example of what a Christian family can be like. Haven't expressed myself properly - am rushing but I think that you get what I am trying to say
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Jul 10
Thanks, Cynthiann!I think you expressed yourself quite well. I think they have a lot to teach about good parenting too. I guess that's why I like it as a reality show. Most of the other ones are very self-indulgent and fabricated. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 10
I heard that the camera people and technicians said that how they are on television is exactly how they are all of the time, not just when the cameras are turned on. This impressed me.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 Jul 10
I've heard that too. I've also heard that the crew is just like family to them. I know that they are often included when the kids are making treats or making little crafts.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
4 Jul 10
while I believe in God and think people should allow God to take control of their lives, the thing that gets me about this show is that they seem to be making a fortune for what they are doing. i think they should have adopted kids instead. and no, not hungry for waffles.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Jul 10
If you ever watch them though, you know that they live extremely frugally. Can you imagine what their health insurance alone must cost? They have nothing on credit and only pay cash for everything, including the house they built by themselves that took three years to build. While I'm usually not a fan of reality shows, I believe that they are being more "real" than most and are very careful about what they expose their children to. We have MANY people in our area (many are Mennonites) who live the way they do. They home school, have large families and are financially frugal and are very successful. And they DON'T have a reality show. How about pancakes? LOL
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 10
I think that 19 children is more than enough for one lady to have. However, if I had not lost five babies hen I would have had nine! Or maybe I would have stopped after six f they had lived. I firmly believe that their souls returned to God and now they are with my husband. There is a quote somewhere in the Bible that says they we will know them when we die. I often think of him and our five other children praying for us on earth. It gives me comfort when I am having a bad day. Like today. But it is the Duggar's decision and they live simply and have good values that are very sound. May God continue to bless them.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 Jul 10
So sorry to hear you were having a bad day, Cynthiann! I often think of our first baby playing with my grandpa in heaven. That helps me too. My bricklayer father (not normally a poet!) wrote a poem about Tyler being in heaven after he was stillborn. I will have to email that to you sometime.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
5 Jul 10
That is actually very typical of me. I'll decide to do something, then the day of I may not really feel like doing it, then at the last minute I'll decide that I might as well.. or sometimes it's the other way around. I go over it and over it in my head until I finally make the decision.. ah what a pain it is! I probably would not have considered going. I'm not totally against the Duggars, but I wouldn't want to deal with a crowd just to see them.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Jul 10
Ah, yes! A fellow waffler! LOL Thanks!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Jul 10
Good morning, sorry u missed seeing them but can sure understand why u did. It has been really hot & humid here to. I just can't take the heat like i use to. I don't plan anyuthing where i have to be out in the heat so i wouldn't have had a problem w/being able to make up my mind .
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Jul 10
I'm not a big fan of the heat either! Jim is on certain meds too that warn him to not be out in direct sunlight. We like to bring along a giant umbrella and lots of water when we go places. Hope you are having a great summer, Jo!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
5 Jul 10
My friend Karen and I went back and forth on Friday night about whether or not to take the kids to see the fireworks at a park about 20 minutes away. We wanted to go, but my 3 year old had been acting up a little bit. We did end up going and she fell asleep on the way there. I guess the little power nap was enough to put her in a better mood because she was acting better once we got there. They are doing fireworks downtown starting pretty soon, but we are not going tonight.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Jul 10
Thank goodness for power naps! :)
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jul 10
I like my waffles with butter. We waffled on going to the beach Saturday. We stayed home and went Monday instead. Usually I don't waffle about that kind of thing though.