2 hours ago, Snarkasarus Rex said:
I wonder if Jill and Josiah are closer than publicly portrayed. I can see him and Lauren being completely over the extreme fundie BS...and reaching out to Jill for advice.
I believe Bella’s crib was a loan from Jill, they’ve been to the Dillards’ for a couple game nights, and Lauren asked Jill to be with her during her labor. I think it would be great if they are forging a relationship independent of the family collective.
Joy & Josiah used to be fairly close & I think they were the biggest flight risks of the older kids, which was why they were both pushed to marry so young. It is interesting to hear that Siren are spending time with Jill & Derrick, I wonder if Joy & Austin stepping away from the show will have a similar affect on them that J&D had after they were "removed" though I doubt it would be quite as extreme. Joy wears pants occasionally, Austin's mom & sister have shorter hair than Jill does, Austin's mom works for a living, sure it is the family owned business but she's still working.
Jana & Jessa seem to be keeping a close eye on Joy, I still think Joy & now Austin are flight risks in that they want to do what they want to do & they don't want to answer to JB or his father, they want to be in charge of their family and their life, & that is a no no in their circles.
I can see Josh, Anna, Jana, Jessa (I don't think Ben cares either way) and JinJer not being OK with J&D's life choices, I can see Joe & Kendra not liking it either, but not being dicks about it and keeping their opinions to themselves. I don't think JD gives two shits what Jill & Derrick do. I don't think Joy & Austin care what Jill is doing, I think they just don't like Derrick very much, and probably in the same way they don't like Jeremy, but they don't have to deal with him much since they are so far away so he's easier to ignore. I would bet these same siblings all have an issue with how JinJer are living their left coast "liberal" life. But I'm guessing for many of the siblings it is the husbands fault because the sisters are doing what their husbands want, and that is what they were raised to do.
Until hearing that Jill helped Laruen w/ Bella's delivery and hearing about Siren spending time w/ the Dillard's I would have said they didn't like how they did things but obviously they don't care and are most likely a little jealous of their freedom. Si is stuck he's got a wife & kid and no employable skills and no education. He can fly. big deal