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SpoonfulOSugar

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I won't be returning to FJ.

If anyone would like to connect with me, my email is sunnygoldfinch at gmail dot com.

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    • mama4cor

      Posted

      On 12/2/2022 at 7:48 PM, HeartsAFundie said:

      Pampered Chef used to sell a special knife for children.  It was made for little hands and the bottom blade was zig-zagged and not too sharp.  I bought one for my son to use when he was around Daxton's age.  He loved using his own special knife to cut his own food at the dining room table.  He never used it without supervision and that was the only knife he was allowed to use by himself at that age-he certainly wasn't getting his hands on any Ginsus.   That handy little knife remains in my kitchen drawer to this day.

         

      I have those knives too. They are great for pumpkin carving (easy to hold on to even when your hands get slippery from the pumpkin “guts”). My kids are 16 and 14 and they still use them frequently. 
      Also wanted to add - my husband taught our girls to use knives safely at a very young age. ALWAYS supervised. He has always been a big believer that teaching kids to use tools properly at a young age, and educating them (age appropriately) about how they are used and should not be used, will help to minimize the risk of injury. For our kids, that worked very well. But it won’t work for every child - in my mind, a big part of our job as parents is knowing our child and knowing what they are capable of handling. 

    • SorenaJ

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      On 12/3/2022 at 4:02 PM, Cam said:

      What???

      First, I could easily believe some of the brothers are moving out. I think any brother still there, except for Tyler, is 18. If they moved out it would leave only Tyler and four girls in the TTH.

      But absolutely no way is the reason some brothers are moving out because of “disagreements with Anna over Josh’s guilt”.  Total crap. Everyone in that family has known since Day One that Anna believes in his innocence so why suddenly almost a year after his trial would they be up in arms. Makes zero sense. WOACB knows references to Anna and her standing by her man gets the traffic to her site. I call hogwash.


      Here’s my theory. (Remember, you read it here first; sometimes Reddit members lift my ideas from FJ and claim them for their own):

      Last week JB was touting the bone broth weight loss saying something like he was fasting because he has to make some important decisions. I think he and Michele are mulling over handing the reins of the TTH over to one of his kids and their family, and he and Michelle are thinking of downsizing to a smaller space. As mentioned above, four girls + Tyler would remain in the house if any brothers 18 and older moved out. Johannah is I think 17 and could get married off anytime in the near future.

      JB could have had a discussion with the brothers about getting a place of their own with the idea in mind that it’s time to make some housing changes for he and Meech. Or, the boys could have brought up the topic of moving out which got JB to thinking about downsizing, wondering if now was the time.

      And of course, my guess for who the baton gets passed to is Joe and Kendra. For all we know, she could already be pregnant with another after the birth of their secretive last kid. In addition, Jana would be part of the package deal, allowed to stay at the TTH, a built in babysitter. Doesn’t she have a little niche, or suite of her own there? Or is she also moved out? 

      At any rate, it ‘s not unreasonable to think at some point JB and M will want to move to a small place.

       

      I am not sure it will be Joe and Kendra, but I don't know who else it would be. I think JB would want someone who is more vocal about their ministry, and more active and open on social media, and who wouldn't "hide" the birth of a child. Jessa springs to mind, but they have just renovated the church house. Could be Jed and Katey, but they only have one child. Or maybe JB is happy having a more low-key family like JoKen live at the house, because they have the biggest family, and then have someone else be more vocal about the ministry. 

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    • catlady

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      18 minutes ago, Idlewild said:

      Assuming his appeal fails, what sort of time will Josh actually serve? In the UK he would be likely to get released after about 2/3 of a sentence that length, assuming he behaved himself inside and cooperated with safeguarding measures. 

      As it was a federal case (as opposed to state or county level), he is required to serve a minimum of 85% of the 12.5 years.  He also gets credit for time served before the sentence was handed down (this does not include time at the Rebers’).  It was calculated at the time that the earliest he can get out is approximately ten years after the sentencing date.

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    • Idlewild

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      Assuming his appeal fails, what sort of time will Josh actually serve? In the UK he would be likely to get released after about 2/3 of a sentence that length, assuming he behaved himself inside and cooperated with safeguarding measures. 

    • JermajestyDuggar

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      For the next decade it will just be year after year after year of Josh not being there for anything. And his family just growing used to it. Imagine how different things will be in ten years when Josh gets out of prison. The older kids will be adults. The middle kids will be teens and independent. Anna will have grown used to doing everything her way and everything by herself. And here comes this man child back into their lives disrupting everything. I bet it won’t go like Anna thinks it will. 

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