Summary provided by:klf7412
Kendal is married to Daniel, and together they have 4 children; Evie (7 or 8), Brinley (5), Kapri (3), and Sebastian 'Sebi' (almost 2).
Kendal wrote a blog titled "The Father knows Best" and she became famous on FJ after writing a blog post where she wrote about a day of "hard discipline" and how her oldest daughter, Evie, thanked her Father for spanking her. This post caused an uproar on FJ and eventually, Kendal removed the post. However, a few FJ members have a screen cap of the post and it is frequently posted on Kendal-related threads.
Kendal has visited FJ once and skirted around questions about that famous post. During this visit she also mentioned that she "likes to be around spanked children". Shortly after coming here to "answer questions", she flounced.
Kendal has been the subject of many FJ threads for crazy views. She has written that she and Daniel will not be sending the girls to college, and that they are preparing them to be homemakers. Daniel likes to call the girls "future homemakers" and Kendal says that she would consider herself a failure as a Mother if her daughters wish to work outside of the home. Kendal thinks that every child should be homeschooled, period.
Kendal made FJ "headlines" again when she announced that her children were too holy for Christmas gifts and that instead, they would give gifts and a meal to the less fortunate. A day after Christmas, Kendal wrote a vague paragraph about the gift exchange that led many to believe that Kendal didn't get to go over to a strangers home with presents and a meal like she had wished.
Sometime in 2012, Kendal and Daniel began the process to adopt a child. This led to a very long FJ thread, and eventually a FJ member was able to find out that Kendal was pursuing a domestic adoption of an infant male.
Kendal once again became the subject of a long thread when she blogged about not making her children wear helmets when biking, because protecting their hearts was more important. After Daniel made multiple comments on the post defending Kendal's and his stance, he came home and announced that he would make the children wear helmets from then on. Within a few days of the post, Kendal announced she would be closing the blog. This "good bye" post was left up for a grand total of 2 hours before the whole blog disappeared, and only a few FJ members were able to see it. Many have speculated as to why she closed the blog, but most think that Daniel realized that Kendal's controversial topics and the presence of FJ could sabotage their adoption.
Here are some tid bits of info about Kendal/Kendal's blog:
Kendal & family attend Soverign Grace Ministries
Kendal was trained as a nurse
Kendal coined the term "riffles" after she misspelled "rifle" in a post about political-correctness.
Kendal was nicknamed "Kendull" on Free Jinger due to her boring and dull blog posts.
Verse 2 of my slowly compiling Jillese parody of Toto's Africa:
The ladies dress a way that's right
Not in that sluttish manner so given to my home country
I know that I must post this here tonight
Making public the mistakes of my sweet child Nurie
Then I'll go and cry on Live, when it all blows back on me
It's gonna take a lot to make me aware of you
That's nothing that a hundred skirts or more could ever do
I ate some worms down in Africa
Gonna take some time to pretend this is a backwards laaaaaaaaand
Hurry boy, she's sluttish there for you!
6 minutes ago, WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? said:
Just sit back and grin at the wasted money on advertising when you see stuff like that. I do. *evil grin*
Wow, Philipp looks exactly like Davia. I hope when he's a little older, he will have equally hilarious facial expressions!
12 minutes ago, courtlylove said:
I'm sure Jill thinks Botswana is a city or town!
Just so you know ... the word 'slut' has a second meaning (see Oxford Dictionary definition, below) - this is the one my mother meant when she called me a slut throughout my adolescence ... not that she was the paragon of domestic virtue by any means.
1 A woman who has many casual sexual partners.
2 (dated) A woman with low standards of cleanliness.
Yea I saw that. "Botswana, Africa" Like saying "Cleveland, Ohio". I wonder how many people posted on her FB page that Africa IS NOT A COUNTRY. She would just take them down anyway. Nobody knows more than Jill! Praise Rufus with Plexus for all.
4 hours ago, Eternalbluepearl said:
I have to admit something. The Bates suck me in. The show makes them seem so sweet and likeable and I find their show soothing. HOW do they do it? I know who they really are and yet I get sucked in with every episode.
It’s not just you. Even some of us very big critics of the family can get sucked in. I think there are a few reasons why though:
- They’re a family full of extroverts and big personalities. Some of them (Lawson and Carlin for instance) can rub people the wrong way*, but they’re mostly pretty outgoing people. The Duggars, on the other hand, really aren’t - they seem to have more introverts in their family.
- Speaking of the Duggars, the Bateses enjoy far better editing on their show than the Duggars do. TLC seems determined to try and show the Duggars as a normal family now, but there’s no coming back from the years of weird they aired on 19 Kids. The Bateses, on the other hand, lucked out BIG time that they only got one season on TLC. UP has been far kinder to them then TLC would have been.
- Additionally, I do think the Bateses have benefited from some careful image control. You don’t see them posting much about stuff that’s political or controversial. Whitney sharing she voted for Trump is really the only recent thing that comes to mind. Other than that, it’s mostly pretty generic and harmless Christian/fun young people/Family/loving couples stuff.
*I swear to Rufus, if any of you jokers make a joke about rubbing Lawson the “wrong” way...