I have a confession to make. I am OBSESSED with that television show “19 Kids and Counting”… I know I know. Poor Tony whenever he catches me watching or I tell him about something I saw on the show, his eyes widen and he starts kind of bouncing from foot to foot and he reminds me that children are expensive and making them is REALLY expensive.
I am not 100% sure what it is about this show exactly. I think it has something to do with appreciating some of their advice on raising kids. I am not so keen on the reading the bible to the children all the time. Don’t get me wrong, we will read cute little fictional stories to this baby, just not THOSE fictional stories. Also, I am fascinated by the mom. You just know she is either HIGHLY medicated, or is taking a few nips out of the flask she has hidden in “mommy’s special bible” when the cameras aren’t rolling. I am just waiting for the episode where she is getting after one of her children in that little sing song voice of hers and just SNAPS and screams “Josh…Josi…Jack…WHATEVER THE HELL YOUR NAME IS GET OUT OF THAT @#%*&%$ TREE NOW!!!!”
Today I was slightly late for work because the Duggers had me held captive and I just could not stop watching them and get moving. As I sat trapped by their dark magic I learned something about myself. One of the little girls on the show had fallen down and messed up her precious little face and needed stitches. As I was watching the parents calmly take her to the Dr. and watch as the Dr. jabbed a giant needle into her little baby face and then sew her up, it occurred to me that I am in TROUBLE! One day our little one will fall and break, slice, scratch, tear something on their little baby body. On the show Michelle was saying that if the parents stay calm the kid will freak out less… RUH ROH! I can just see it now I will be screaming at the top of my lungs “HELP!! HELP!! SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE! I NEED A SURGEON/PARAMEDIC IMMEDIATELY!!! THE BABY IS BLEEDING!”
Thankfully Tony’s job requires frequent exposure to blood and guts, and he is trained in handling emergency situations. I am a little more prone to taking the “Lets freak out because the sky is falling” approach to emergencies.
Any suggestions for those of you that have lived through this trauma?