Throw your whole obligations onto an older, single sibling and settle in—- it’s time for an additional episode of Counting On!
We kick off this episode on the Duggar Compound the place Jana and her associate in guide labor, Laura, are onerous at work getting ready for John-David’s upcoming nuptials.
“John and Abbie have requested us to assist them with their wedding ceremony and we…I assume, agreed to it,” Jana stated. (She sounds extra like somebody being held hostage within the Get together Metropolis wedding ceremony aisle and fewer like a prepared participant within the wedding ceremony planning hijinks.)
Regardless that John and Abbie simply received engaged, there are solely two months till the marriage. (Everyone knows that the Dugs wish to get hitched ASAP to allow them to begin getting freaky for Jesus and being fruitful and multiplying!)
“It means much less time I’ve to spend on this home cleansing and cooking for youngsters that aren’t mine.”
Jana says that is the primary time she (and Laura) have been in control of a Dug wedding ceremony.
(Um…can somebody do a wellness verify on Miss Cindy? Shouldn’t she be out amassing hay or one thing to hold on the altar? Additionally, the place is Sierra and her massive ol’ eyes lately? She by no means misses an opportunity to frantically manage a Duggar wedding ceremony.)
“Did somebody say Duggar wedding ceremony?”
Jana says she’s stressed doing the marriage planning. She then remembers to “maintain it candy” and provides that she’s having loads of enjoyable planning and doing all the wedding ceremony work.
Actually, guys…it’s superior…actually…
John says the colour scheme for he and Abbie’s wedding ceremony shall be pink, white, black and gold (umm…) and the theme shall be “love is within the air,” as a result of in case you didn’t know, John is a pilot and he likes to remind individuals of that reality as typically as humanly potential.
“I by no means thought I’d be eager to see Sierra’s bug eyes right here serving to with a marriage…however right here we’re…”
“Serving to” Jana and Laura with a number of the wedding ceremony particulars are Jeremiah and Jedidiah, who’re making an attempt their damnedest to 1) keep away from being the subsequent Duggar pressured to courtroom/marry/procreate and a couple of) construct an enormous picket arbor within the Duggar front room with out pushing one another off of their respective ladders. Jana appears on as her brothers wrestle to place the items collectively and admits to producers that she often finally ends up having to complete these type of tasks on her personal.
(At one level Jere or Jed is simply randomly hitting beams with an enormous ol’ mallet. That’s a emergency room co-pay ready to occur…)
Jana is a grasp and we don’t deserve her…
Earlier than John and Abbie arrive to determine if Jana’s imaginative and prescient is sweet sufficient for his or her mile-high marriage celebration, the Duggars (nicely, Jana) organize a mock-up of the ceremony, full with rows of full-sized wooded church pews. John and Abbie finally give their monotoned approval of the design, although John is probably going a bit let down that they didn’t determine to string banners of air-sickness luggage across the room.
Save one thing for the honeymoon, John!
Over in Texas, Jinger and Jeremy are settling into parenthood, whereas child Felicity is settling into her position as a actuality TV star, and already nailing the entire scene-stealer factor at that.
“I positive am excited to do that 10 to 15 extra occasions!”
Felicity’s party-all-night methods are taking a toll on Jinger and Jeremy and the 2 are struggling to remain awake into the wee hours of… 10 p.m.? In between shushing and bouncing Felicity, Jinger says she needs her household (aka Jana) lived nearer so she and Jeremy might get a break from time to time.
(Everyone knows if Michelle was there, she would simply say Felicity was “valuable” after which one way or the other get Jinger to do all her laundry or one thing.)
To be truthful, that is in all probability like 2 a.m. in Duggar world.
Jinger tells us that, although she raised so lots of her youthful siblings, having your personal child is sort of totally different, as a result of it’s “24/7 duty on you.”
Jeremy tells us that he’s not capable of breastfeed Felicity, which can come as a shock to a number of the homeschooled Duggar youngsters.
“Sorry child, however these man nips are strictly for adornment…”
The opposite married Dugs who’re mother and father bounce in to speak about how they divided the child work load.
Pleasure says that Austin modified all of their child’s diapers…for a month, however she was the one who obtained no sleep. (I’m wondering if Austin allowed Pleasure to cease doing guide labor whereas she breastfeed the child? I imply….she does have two arms. I’m positive he made her sand wooden or one thing whereas holding the infant with the opposite hand.)
Jessa explains that she took care of the “enter” and Ben took care of the “output.”
“Poopies is yucky, however Jessa says that it’s no truthful if I don’t change diapers.”
Subsequent we head to Josiah and Lauren’s home the place we study that the couple is anticipating due to course they’re.
They’ve solely recognized concerning the child for someday, but they’re already planning to inform their households. Lauren and Josiah need to announce their information to the household in a singular approach however that’s no straightforward feat for a household that has introduced four,508 being pregnant up to now.
Lauren opts for a “Mama within the Making” T-shirt to share the large information, although because of the shirt’s ornamental font, she’s already getting ready for a room of puzzled Duggars as a result of cursive writing isn’t coated within the Michelle Duggar Homeschool Curriculum.
Lauren, who’s 18, by the best way, says it’s nice to go from newlywed to Insta-parent. She decides that sporting a shirt that claims “I’m pregnant” can be inappropriate so she goes with the more-modest slogan “Mama within the Making.”
Again on the Duggar Compound, somebody has tricked Ben into babysitting a bunch of the little Duggars by telling him he’s “educating” them.
Whenever you understand you possibly can be in common faculty studying actual classes however are as an alternative pressured to take heed to the Village Fool train you “the learnings” at your kitchen desk…
Being that Ben isn’t even allowed to work the microwave by himself, not to mention be in command of a gaggle of youngsters, Michelle sits intently by in the course of the “lesson” to ensure Ben doesn’t get too distracted by all the toys mendacity round.
Ben explains that they’ll be doing “the maths” utilizing a recipe. (Hopefully this isn’t one in every of Chef Jill‘s fancy eatin’ recipes! Be sure you refill on Pepto-Bismol in that case!)
“Then we’ll take a area journey to the shop!” Ben says. (That have to be what Jessa tells him when she needs him to go purchase diapers.)
“Subsequent we’ll study all about science and go see what sort of mould is rising within the toilet!”
Ben says he’s been tutoring the youngsters for a couple of months, and that he’s nonetheless persevering with his schooling (i.e. he’s studying much more image books nowadays.) He says educating the Dug youngsters recipes counts as a part-time job.
The producers then minimize to some Duggar youngsters to ask them what their favourite “courses” have been in class/their eating room. (Additionally they present us an previous clip from 2001 of John doing schoolwork on a pc with out an accountability companion! The horror!)
Our favourite reply comes from Josiah who says one in every of his favourite courses was P.E., gifting us with a psychological image of Michelle lining up her youngsters for a mid-day recreation of dodgeball, sporting her sportiest denim skirt.
“You understand I have to be determined to get out of labor if I let this blockhead train you!”
As Ben continues to show the maths lesson, the youngsters start to get distracted, although it could be as a result of they will’t see the equations on the world’s smallest dry erase board. Poor Johannah seems to be like she needs to jam her pencil into her eye, though, to be truthful, she all the time sort of seems like that when she’s round her household.
There’s additionally some rando woman subsequent to Johannah who shouldn’t be a Dug by blood and subsequently shouldn’t be subjected to Buffoon Ben’s recipe math.
Regardless of the shortage of consideration being paid to him, Michelle says she’s happy with Ben’s educating expertise as a result of he’s affected person… to not point out it retains Ben busy and out of her approach.
Us watching this painful present season after season…
Subsequent we head to Oklahoma the place John, Abbie, Abbie’s sister and wedding-planning duo Jana and Laura have traveled to take a look at the venue for the marriage reception. John says he and Abbie selected to have their reception in an airplane hangar as a result of he’s a pilot (in case you hadn’t heard) and since Abbie is a “pilot’s bride.”
They plan to cram about 1,000 individuals into their reception, so this place was one of many solely venues large enough. Laura means that, if the climate is good, they open up the hangar’s massive door and let the friends roam across the pavement… like ants.
They do run right into a crappy problem relating to the venue…actually. The place has no loos.
Now that’s romantic!
The gang discusses whether or not or not it’s correct wedding ceremony etiquette to ask their friends to alleviate themselves within the bushes. (They’re kidding…I feel. I imply, this is the household that actually licks their plates clear, so who is aware of?)
Jana decides they’ll usher in porta-potties to keep away from having the friends simply peeing and pooping in piles on the pavement. (Pleasure suggests they dehydrate their visitors by “not servin’ any tea or something” in order that they don’t should pay for greater than two loos. I feel that’s good…)
“Individuals acquired to alleviate themselves and also you need ’em doin’ it within the correct place,” John tells us. “In any other case it will get messy!”
“Word to self: analysis out there flats and look into altering telephone quantity so these sidewalk-pooping hicks can’t discover me…”
Now that Ben is an “educator,” he decides to take his learnin’ to the streets for a area journey, whereas Michelle tags alongside, in fact. (She is aware of that, as quickly as Ben sees one thing shiny, he’ll get distracted and probably lose one among her meal tickets youngsters.)
“My plan is to do extra area journeys,” Ben– who’s sporting his transition lenses like a boss– tells us. “Performing some issues that they will see why science is necessary.”
By going to a grocery retailer…? Jesus God JimBob…
Quickly the entire Duggar squad is unleashed, scouring the low cost grocery retailer for spices and different elements for the large household dinner they’re planning. Earlier than heading out, the group makes its option to the produce part the place the youngsters are riveted by the fruit and vegetable misters. They’re virtually bathing themselves in them. (These Dugs aren’t going to let all that free water go to waste y’all!)
“Cool! Now I don’t have to attend within the bathe line tonight!”
Jackson says he needs he might have misters throughout his mattress.
Jim Bob in all probability does too…
We’re additionally handled to a enjoyable grocery-themed flashback that includes some basic Duggar style, a few of which might be nonetheless making its approach via the household hand-me-down system at this time.
Again on the home, Ben and his pupils start prepping for dinner, although he’s quickly kicked out of the again kitchen by Jessa. She sends Ben to observe the hen prepare dinner on the range with the little “group members” as a result of Jessa is aware of Ben thrives amongst individuals his personal degree (and in addition as a result of she doesn’t belief him round knives.)
Even Michelle jumps in and stirs one thing in a pot to make it appear to be she’s serving to.
“Thanks for pretending that Ben was in cost right now, women.”
Because the cooking continues, the Caldwells, Swansons and the Duggars that weren’t subjected to Ben’s educating classes start arriving on the compound. Earlier than lengthy, the lounge is full of mother and father, youngsters, infants, breast-feeders and an entire lot of noise.
Amidst the commotion, Josiah and Lauren develop impatient that, as Lauren suspected, nobody has found out what her shirt says. Ultimately she finally ends up ditching her cardigan and her sister lastly catches on.
“OMG you possibly can learn!”
Lauren’s mother (who has a new child child dangling off of her) begins squealing. Lauren’s dad Dwain comes out and reads the shirt and realizes his 18-year-old daughter is about to make him a grandpa (and MTV is nowhere in sight….once more, the horror!)
As soon as the information is out and everybody has side-hugged one another, Jim Bob throws out a “Reward God!” only for good measure.
Jessa says she feels previous every time one among her youthful siblings broadcasts they’re pregnant.
“Aren’t you 15?” she jokes.
Properly…no…however Lauren’s 18…so similar/similar…
Ben shortly steals their thunder by saying that dinner is prepared. In Ben’s protection, he’s in all probability simply pumped about getting a gold star on his chore chart when he and Jessa get residence… two extra and he’ll earn a prize from the treasure chest!
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