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  1. Jen held Zoey in an awkward fashion -- and set her totally on edge at first, as compared to Bill, who was comforting to her -- for the same reason Jen is hyper, nervous, and strained around the kids and so painfully inept in dealing with them; Jen is not a "natural" parent. Bill is. You may recall that Jen was essentially infertile, while Bill was Mr. Super Sperm... Could there be something to Darwinism after all? I found it notable, as well, that neither any of the cherry-picked questioners nor the parents themselves addressed the continuing speech or potty-training delay. Granted, it's n
  2. Wow, that was an excellent job of damage control! Great spin. I even realized that it isn't "Jen the wife" or "Jen the doctor" I find uber-irritating (although they both have their moments), but just "Jen the parent"; she is SO awkward and uncomfortable in most scenes with those two kids but, naturally, those weren't the scenes they selected to show last night. Loved how they morphed Zoey's post-tea party meltdown with Jen's mania for shoes; very clever, TLC! Sure; Zoey is a mini-Jen just like Will is a mini-Bill. Would Jen have it any other way? And, what? Zoey initially clung to Bill
  3. I'm not so sure Will is ready for pre-K or K-4 since, as someone here once said, "he has fewer words than Boy in 'Tarzan'"... Certainly hope they're as concerned about this as they were prior to his ear tubes being placed. What is going on there? Perhaps if they took away the electronic device he seems to always have in his hand (I'm no techie, but looks like he watches vidoes on that thing) and put him among other children, his speech would -- by necessity -- improve... Expecting pre-packaged questions and answers. It's TLC!
  4. Isn't the future father-in-law somewhat highly placed politically (in their circles) somehow? Perhaps it's mutual fame-whoring on the part of the four parents. There's more to this than meets the eye...
  5. Now I remember that female OBGYN; it's been so long since M was pregnant, I nearly forgot!
  6. As long as there's a basic underlying compatibility (hello, Bessa!), arranged marriages work because the commitment is to the marriage or institution of marriage itself versus the particular person... In other words, it's not based upon infatuation or passion, although that can also be a nice bonus, but rather on a determination to work out any differences and treat each other well. Real love most often follows...
  7. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!
  8. Robyn wants another baby, or did I imagine that? Maybe that's why Meri wants to go back to school. And poor, brainwashed Christine!
  9. Something about her is so odd; I can't quite put my finger on it... And poor Bin is as dumb as a box of rocks...
  10. She would probably rather die in childbirth than face a bleak 20 years of doing her own laundry, cooking her own meals, cleaning her own house, and raising a bunch of howlers; I know I would... But then, I didn't have 19 children? "You make your bed, you lie in it..."
  11. I've actually been meaning to try the BBQ tuna; esp. with albacore (quite "meaty" and not as fishy as regular light tuna), I would think it'd be quite tasty... And it's certainly cheap, quick, easy, and low-fat! As I've said, I greatly admired their thrifty creativity in the early days...
  12. Yeah, they took in JB's dad when he was dying, but that's "honoring your father and mother"; I don't think it means Mary has to be their indentured washerwoman servant for the rest of her days. This is probably what's really behind Michelle's desperation to have another baby. She may have to start doing her own laundry again otherwise. RUN, GRANDMA, RUN!
  13. "I think Jessa saw the fakey, over adoring 'love language' her parents put on display and has some discomfort with it." Don't we all?
  14. I'd have told the lady that some of these questions are none of her business, but then I wouldn't be sharing my man with four other women, either. Poor Rosemary was squirming like a bug under a microscope being called upon to explain her issues with Paulie. The makeup was a bit heavy-handed, but at least Brady didn't look like a Werewolf of London. Will be glad to have the Crazy Browns back!
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