On 8/7/2020 at 10:38 AM, DalmatianCat said:
Not homemade...the brand is called Matilda Jane and it’s pretty popular with Southern mamas and definitely not cheap. It’s hard to get a good deal even second hand. It’s not quite as popular as it was five years ago, but a lot of little southern girls still wear it (and not just homeschoolers) and big bows. It’s a cultural thing. I’m kind of surprised none of the Duggar girls have gotten into the smocked dresses for their girls yet, because those are also pretty popular down south.
Dang, those are pricey! Especially times 3 matchy outfits per post. Wonder where the $$$ comes from? Or are they gifted?
I think Jessa, Josiah and JD’s kids might have the best shot at pursuing whatever interests them as far as careers. To a degree, of course. But I could see any of those couples encouraging both boys and girls to go to Community College ( or some Christian version of that ) and possibly further. I could see any of them also being okay with vocational training or working in construction.
Austin&Joy and Jinger & Jeremy I think might be restrictive in opposite ways. Both sets of couples seem happy in the type of lives they have, and will be happy with the kind of kids who fit those lives and share their interests- but I can’t picture JinJer being thrilled with a kid who only wanted to wrench on trucks and bounce loudly off the walls. I could see them trying to channel that energy into sports - but they seem like they’d really want to push more refined career choices on kids.
Similarly Joy and Austin might be challenged by a fastidious, bookish child who wants a professional job. Hopefully both sets of parents are adaptable, but I don’t think it’s uncommon for even non-fundie parents to want a “fit” with their kid, and be challenged by a child with a different set of interests goals and personality type.