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nelliebelle1197

Pick A Reason Kelly Bates Is A LOUSY Mother

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Dizzy
nelliebelle1197

I was just thinking of all the people here and elsewhere who claim Kelly is a better mother than Michelle.

I thought we could start a running list of why Kelly is terrible mother who relied on her older kids to parent the younger. List your favorite reason!

My most recent:

On the volunteer firefighters episode, Kelly, mother of 19, did not even know about adjustable waist childrens' clothing. Michael had to explain it to her. Kelly Bates never dressed her kids or paid attention to simple things like adjustable waist elastics, which are very, very common on childrens' clothing. A decent mother, especially one with a million kids who has to be thrifty, has no reason NOT to know that.

Unless she never dressed her kids.

 

 

 

 

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Palimpsest

Most involved if not good mothers can name all of their children in the right order.  They don't have to rely on Daddy and Sister-Moms to get it right.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/evangelical-bates-family-20-children/story?id=12648595

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actuallyjessica

i think the way they've held their children back from any real opportunity and normalcy is the big one for me.

who knows what kind of potential those kids would have if it weren't for her and gil?

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formergothardite

At least Michelle was a buddy to her babies, Kelly pawned them off on siblings the second they were born. Is it any wonder she struggles to remember their names? 

 

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CorruptionInc.

Probably when they asked her in an interview about more babies and she said "We're trying, but it's just not happening!"

The fact that even at her age she's still focused on sex with her husband to produce another baby that she wont raise.

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HerNameIsBuffy

@nelliebelle1197 once you have responses if you wanted to make a poll so we could vote in which thing she does is the worst just let me know.  

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nelliebelle1197
2 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

@nelliebelle1197 once you have responses if you wanted to make a poll so we could vote in which thing she does is the worst just let me know.  

Yes, yes, that will be FUN

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HerNameIsBuffy
Just now, nelliebelle1197 said:

Yes, yes, that will be FUN

Just shoot me a message when you get the elevemty million responses.  A custom NB meme, a poll...I'm so helpful lately!

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RosyDaisy

She's raising/has raised her children in a dangerous cult.

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Glasgowghirl

Allowing Lawson to support the family when he was still a teenager. That was her and Gil's responsibility not Lawson's and it wasn't a one off he did it regularly.

 

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VelociRapture

The fact that she likely knew about the sexual abuse covered up by her husband and the Board, yet she did absolutely nothing about it.

The fact that she and her husband graduated from legitimate colleges with actual Bachelor degrees - yet they provide their children with a half-ass education. And of the children who attend college only one (Michael) has attended a legitimate college.

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HermioneSparrow

Only the fact that she never raised her kids and pretty much what everyone here says about her as a mother.  She wasn't even cautious to stop having babies after she had Addallee that suffered from quite a few things (isn't she deaf?), well she wasn't going to care for her anyway.

 

As a person she might be even worse.

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Yomoaw

This one might be a little petty, but Michael/l/a's name. Pick your way it's been botched - not researching Michal in the first place, not paying to change more than one letter and fix it properly, or not settling on a nickname/ proper spelling in the meantime. And Michaella came along before she had a dozen others to keep track of. I wouldn't be happy if my parents were so careless with one of the first things to form my identity.

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Arix

I think it could be argued that Kelly is a better parent to her older kids than Michelle is to hers (very low bar). I can't imagine Michelle letting Jana go to a secular college, for instance.

But anyways, adding to the list, that creepy ass camera system, no privacy whatsoever.

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TuringMachine

I'm gonna have to throw my vote in for the fact that she gives up parenting her own children before they're even born. As @formergothardite said at least Michelle took care of them for the first 6 months.

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Melissa1977

Ezzo is the worst. We're talking about hungry babies left alone. It's sadistic.

Allowing a child abuser near her children is also an extremelly huge fault.

2 hours ago, TuringMachine said:

I'm gonna have to throw my vote in for the fact that she gives up parenting her own children before they're even born. As @formergothardite said at least Michelle took care of them for the first 6 months.

It's what Michelle says, but I don't believe she does. Come on, if you can leave a very sick baby (who had been in NICU for months) to go abroad, it means you've been using a buddy since the beginning. If you are really parenting, no way you can leave a sick "miracle baby" and go on holidays... sorry, go ministering to Central America.

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Mela99

For me, one of her shittier moves was - allegedly, I admit - talking to Whitney and 'encouraging' her to involve her bio parents in her life again and cut off the adoptive ones. I know the adoptive parents made comments about that. I just can't get past that level of nastiness. 

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season of life

Having children, not because she loves them and wants them to be healthy, happy individuals, but because babies are her personal proof to the world of how godly she is.

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Shouldabeenacowboy

Promoting the idea that marriage+eleventy kids is the only possible way for her daughters. 

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busdrivingmom

Not teaching her kids how to behave in public and thinking their behavior is just fine.  

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