Caitlin talks so much about how 'traditional' she is, she is so traditional that she was able to leave her parents, go to college, marry a man they don't approve of etc. What I don't understand is that 'tradition' means those terrible things too, it means your father (in some cases mother) promising you to a man he chose from your birth/a very young age. There would be no chance for her to be with her current husband and marry him without the presence of parents. Of course I don't know about her father but we do know her Mother didn't go to her wedding because of her disapproval of the groom. The only reason she could do this is because of the current free society that emerged from hardwork of people including feminists!! who as we know she is so against.
She also mentioned in one video (too lazy to look through) that women's femininity allows them to nurture and take care of those around us for example aging parents. Then I wonder, why not mention briefly that some parents are too toxic to be around so you shouldn't care for them as they will take advantage of you and try to control you. I also do not like people who think this way parents shouldn't be having children thinking that the children will always take care of them, it's selfish. If Caitlin is not 'taking care' of her mother than can she please be honest as this is not a healthy standard to put on anyone. I know because I was forced to look after my grandmother and she took advantage of me.
22 hours ago, Gussie said:
Ironically, I fear less for the little kids, and more for the older kids who will give themselves to the nurturing of their younger siblings, only to be left resentful, and anxious and disadvantaged when later facing the world. It is pretty clear that the situation is overwhelming for the dad in the family. The boys seem to understand the situation, but that Thomas is moving out (he never ever said that while his mom was alive. He planned to stay home till he could afford to buy a house in cash. Now he will be gone in a matter of months.). The next older boys are not ready for this challenge.
I find it so interesting, surprising actually, that Thomas is saying he will move out very soon after his 18th birthday in January.
Thomas seems so close to his Dad. It looks in the videos that he is always attentive to him, watching him, and of course he's his moderator. Thomas sat at his Dad's side for the whole 2 hour random Wednesday chat.
I just find it so curious that Thomas wants out, particularly during a time the family is reeling at losing Mom. Tom clearly wants him to stay, so ...... I just find it surprising and we may know more with time.
11 hours ago, louannems said:
My youngest is 30 years old so it's been a while since I have bathed small children but I'm pretty sure it included soaping up the private bits. I honestly feel uncomfortable having an older brother washing his baby and toddler sisters. I'm sure Asher is doing a fine job but it just doesn't seem like a job a teenage boy should have to shoulder. And I'm sure he has to.
I'm aware Andrea said the kids only get one bath a week, but still. All the more reason to thoroughly soap up!
I agree that the kids don’t need to take so much responsibility for the younger kids, but I don’t think an older brother bathing younger siblings is any more of a problem than an older sister doing it. In fact, I think it’s good kids go beyond gender prescribed roles so they can learn how to be well rounded, capable adults.
In the latest instagram post, B is for Braggie says she feels weird quoting herself from her speech at church, then does. I'm not buying the felt weird part.Edited by Eternalbluepearl
In a Twitter post a while back, Derelict said that he never said that he opposes birth control. So, there's that