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3 hours ago, Jynnan tonnix said:

Really! He's sitting while they stand next to him...

Still, I'm rather surprised that Cinderella is considered an appropriate story in their household. 

I thought the same thing re:Cinderella.  Despite the fact that the story features magic and spells and all the things “not godly”, it DOES encompass all things these people seem to embrace...keeping sweet, indentured servitude as a birthright, being “freed” once you find your Prince Charming. Not to mention putting others before yourself always.  Maybe this is a special magic free telling of the story?  

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The girls are probably too young to be reading; he could be telling them almost anything while showing them the pictures (or at least some of the pictures).  I'm sure even Shrek could figure out how to tell them "Pray to God, obey your parents, and you'll meet your Prince Charming and live happily ever after" while flashing a few of the pictures.

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57 minutes ago, McManda said:

You guys, the bathroom is worse than we thought. 

Why are there TWO seating areas in the bathroom? Why is one in a closet? Why is one OPPOSITE THE TOILET? Why is the edge of the vanity so close to the toilet?

 

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1. That bathroom is a death trap. Too crowded to walk without fear of falling. 
 

2. while hubby taking a dump Jilly can read him a book or shriek that he is the bestest hubby ever and such a hard worker and provider for his family!

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Not to be sizest, but how the hell does Mr. Rod squeeze into that toilet zone?

Sorry for that mental image...

I really wonder if his size is due to what he eats rather than quantities. If he’s gulping down a couple of liters of soda every day that’s a really good way to end up with a build like that.

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I was thinking the same thing 

How does he fit in the tiny space? 
 

Weird Jill and her love of clutter

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That low circuit box above the bathroom chair is funny. David could have enclosed it and still provided easy access. Jill would have been denied a shelf, however.

I just realized I may have the same chair in my home office. Mine is from Wayfair and it was pretty cheap (but still over $100 on sale). It's fine for how little it's used. One reason I got it was it's small and fits in a tight space. Let me just say that David won't be sitting in that chair without a crowbar to get out. 

What's causing me anxiety is that I put a yellow pillow on mine too.  Being stuck at home isn't bad enough, and now I've decorated like Jill Rodrigues. Quelle horreur!

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32 minutes ago, galaxychaser said:

1. That bathroom is a death trap. Too crowded to walk without fear of falling. 
 

2. while hubby taking a dump Jilly can read him a book or shriek that he is the bestest hubby ever and such a hard worker and provider for his family!

They could read the Bible together while pooping. So romantic!

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Very odd how they didn't just make the bathroom a rectangle and lay the tub, toilet and sink in a sensible fashion. Just because a nook, cranny and weird angle is there doesn't mean you have to use it. Especially when you're the one putting up the walls.

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17 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Very odd how they didn't just make the bathroom a rectangle and lay the tub, toilet and sink in a sensible fashion. Just because a nook, cranny and weird angle is there doesn't mean you have to use it. Especially when you're the one putting up the walls.

It really makes no sense, it isn't like there was a room there that they had to accommodate in designing the bathroom.  Even before Jill added the clutter, the basic design was terrible.  There are dozens of places online and on YouTube where anyone can learn a lot about remodeling spaces and how to design a bathroom.  What a mess of a bathroom they created!

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15 hours ago, Oldernowiser said:

WAAAAAY too much crap. Every time someone flushes all those tzotchkes are going to be receiving a fine aerosol spray of e coli. Have she learned nothing the last few weeks?

 

They will be protected because they are all so Godly... and, of course, Jesus likes them more than us heathens.

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The odd bathroom seating areas just make no sense! Instead, storage space would be so valuable - there could have been shelves or cabinets or hampers. And look at the wasted space in this pic - the yellow area with the flower arrangement. So weird!

 

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Did the kids get to eat those gummies or just pose with them? Jill probably put those overpriced vitamins right back in a bottle she hopes to sell to someone on her travels. 

How's TIM and his BEAUTIFUL NEW LAPTOP from MAMA doing now that the COLLEGE has moved the courses online? I'd sure love an update about his SEVERELY WONDERFUL PROGRESS and some photos of him sitting at his DESK working on his CLASSES to be a MISSIONARY PILOT to make his MAMA and JESUS so PROUD.

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18 hours ago, McManda said:

And is that a breaker box? In the bathroom? Is that code?

God’s code doesn’t say anything about breaker boxes.

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3 hours ago, BradandJanet said:

Being stuck at home isn't bad enough, and now I've decorated like Jill Rodrigues. Quelle horreur!

If it makes you feel any better I have an area rug that at least three Duggars own. Mercifully it’s in a powder room I don’t use often but I glare at it every time.

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2 hours ago, doodlebug said:

It really makes no sense, it isn't like there was a room there that they had to accommodate in designing the bathroom.  Even before Jill added the clutter, the basic design was terrible.  There are dozens of places online and on YouTube where anyone can learn a lot about remodeling spaces and how to design a bathroom.  What a mess of a bathroom they created!

I've been studying the photo of the studs (framing, not David and sons), and there's a utility sink and water heater already there. The breaker box is a focal point, and something appears to be jutting out on the right side. It's too dark to make out. I'm not sure David didn't have to build around something. Nothing about this home warehouse of children makes much sense. 

I have too much time on my hands. I go back to work tomorrow (virtually), so I'll have something meaningful to think about. 

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8 hours ago, Picture It. Sicily said:

 

Read that last line. Im really starting to think Silly Jilly is a lurker around here. Not the first time she has posted something to "debunk" a comment written here almost immediately. Reading her own press. Something else to occupy her time when she should be feeding her malnourished brats.

Well if that is the case I say to Jill: "wash your face, feed your children and shut your mouth"

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1. Hideous hair from the 80s

2. is she wearing a nightgown 

3. Renee looks like Jazz Jennings 

4. looks like a raccoon just like mama

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Her head looks so huge in some of these pictures.  Almost to the point of being scary.

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I was never a big hair kind of gal, so I have a serious question, what do you do with that hair after you're done with it? How does one undo the hairdo? 

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1 minute ago, CalicoKitty said:

Her head looks so huge in some of these pictures.  Almost to the point of being scary.

Bobble head Renee. 

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“Graduate” from what, exactly?

For what it cost to have that 1992 prom hair done and having the photos “professionally done” they could have just fed her good healthy meals for a month.

She would have looked so much better...

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26 minutes ago, Oldernowiser said:

“Graduate” from what, exactly?

TSotDRT (or in the Rods' case, the school of whatever corner they can stick you in with a lap desk), where the teacher believes that, "You are a blessing to Daddy and I!" is a grammatically correct sentence, and randomly capitalized words MAKE everything better.

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1 hour ago, GeeGolly said:

I was never a big hair kind of gal, so I have a serious question, what do you do with that hair after you're done with it? How does one undo the hairdo? 

You can wash all of the product out. 

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8 minutes ago, Scarlett45 said:

You can wash all of the product out. 

So no brushing, just shampoo and some major conditioner?

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1 hour ago, ginger90 said:

10 pictures:

 

 

 

Does this poor girl have scoliosis or a spine issue? She's so hunched and physically twisted in all her pics. Half of them look like she doesn't even have a neck. 

And OMG Jill, tell your kids to keep their fingers out of their mouths! It's like she's trying to get them to contract a serious illness. 

 

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1 hour ago, Oldernowiser said:

“Graduate” from what, exactly?

For what it cost to have that 1992 prom hair done and having the photos “professionally done” they could have just fed her good healthy meals for a month.

She would have looked so much better...

It's Rodrigues Family High School as last reported. The requirements and schedules are unpublished and apparently fluid, but the graduates are doing well!  They get wonderful graduation photos and a party courtesy of Best Mama Ever. 

Look at RFHS graduate Tim, doing superior work in his general education classes at Fox Valley Technical College. He's making excellent progress on his way to becoming a certified missionary pilot! I'm sure we'll get an update soon. 

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2 hours ago, galaxychaser said:

David and Jill went out to dinner. Didn’t mention taking any of the kids with them. 

Jill said it was a hot date. 

And Jill, it's Daddy and ME. 

You're welcome. 😁

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4 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

Jill said it was a hot date. 

And Jill, it's Daddy and ME. 

You're welcome. 😁

I call bullshit on this. Unless they actually did it weeks ago or are eating in the car or at a park, restaurants in OH have been closed for DAYS. Takeout or delivery only.  

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2 minutes ago, Lady Edith said:

I call bullshit on this. Unless they actually did it weeks ago or are eating in the car or at a park, restaurants in OH have been closed for DAYS. Takeout or delivery only.  

You are correct.  Everything closed at 9PM last Sunday.  They live in Wooster, it is a 2-3 hour drive to another state.

Just now, Sew Sumi said:

She claims it was before "the coronavirus." 

By which she means, 'While we were still ignoring the Coronavirus'.

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She had pictures of food and the restaurant front, so they did go to some place that was still open. Who knows when, though? It looked Japanese. How ethnic is Wooster? 

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Those "graduation" pictures are just bizarre. It looks like Not Nurie's head was photoshopped onto someone else's body in a few.

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4 minutes ago, emma675 said:

Those "graduation" pictures are just bizarre. It looks like Not Nurie's head was photoshopped onto someone else body in a few.

You're right. It looks like an oversized flat head pasted on a body in some photos. Yikes. 

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2 hours ago, Oldernowiser said:

For what it cost to have that 1992 prom hair done and having the photos “professionally done” they could have just fed her good healthy meals for a month.

She would have looked so much better...

I suspect Jill is the hairdresser and photographer, probably using her phone. "Getting her senior photos done" may just mean getting all dolled up and going outside to take them. 

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5 hours ago, OpieTaylor said:

The odd bathroom seating areas just make no sense! Instead, storage space would be so valuable - there could have been shelves or cabinets or hampers. And look at the wasted space in this pic - the yellow area with the flower arrangement. So weird!

 

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I think my favorite thing is the window-and-window-box decoration at below-the-knee level and under an overhang. If they had a cat or a small dog, I'd say that particular decoration was intended for the pet because who else is gonna actually see it down there? ... Well, I suppose if a baby or toddler accidentally crawls into Jill and David's special bathroom....But are they allowed to do that? 

Or maybe there's a leprechaun in the house? 

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Coming to this a bit late (as in only six hours or so, but these have still been too many comments to respond to anything individually)....My first take on these photos is that something has been done to that poor girl's lips. Not quite to the level of fillers that seemed to be the rage a few years ago, but I definitely get the feeling that Jill discovered some of those "plumping" serums and hightailed it to the makeup table and a camera before the effects wore off...

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3 hours ago, ginger90 said:

10 pictures:

 

 

 

Kid frequently has pounding headaches, apparently. No wonder. 

....Are they going for the Louis XIV look? 

 

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3 hours ago, ginger90 said:

10 pictures:

 

 

 

"Hey guys! Look who's on the marriage market now!"

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Poor Not!Nurie looks like she's in pain every time she smiles. Those are the most awkward grad pictures I've ever seen and I'm a cake decorator so I see a lot of them. Also who are they trying to kid with the '80's hair.

Of course Shrek and mrs Shrek went out out to eat during a global pandemic when everyone is encouraged to stay the fuck inside.

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1 hour ago, Sew Sumi said:

She had pictures of food and the restaurant front, so they did go to some place that was still open. Who knows when, though? It looked Japanese. How ethnic is Wooster? 

Wooster has Asian restaurants. College town and the school is among the more elite private colleges in Ohio..... Not quite at the Oberlin level, but firmly in the tier just below that. Their faculty's always had a pretty cosmopolitan background. And the town's a bit isolated from the big cities. 

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2 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

So no brushing, just shampoo and some major conditioner?

You can brush or comb it however one would normally post washing, but the product comes out with regular shampoo. 

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23 hours ago, McManda said:

There is far too much clutter in that bathroom. 
 

So they framed it out themselves, on top of the black and white tile? Does that mean you have to step up to get into the bathroom? And for framing it out themselves it seems poorly laid out. Lots of extra corners. My brain can't conceptualize the footprint.
 

And is that a breaker box? In the bathroom? Is that code?

The angles are doing my brain in as well. And it does indeed look they have to step up. They seem to be carving up the space in peculiar way.  

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1 hour ago, Churchhoney said:

I think my favorite thing is the window-and-window-box decoration at below-the-knee level and under an overhang. If they had a cat or a small dog, I'd say that particular decoration was intended for the pet because who else is gonna actually see it down there? ... Well, I suppose if a baby or toddler accidentally crawls into Jill and David's special bathroom....But are they allowed to do that? 

Or maybe there's a leprechaun in the house? 

I can’t imagine keeping this bathroom clean. There are so many surfaces for dust and bacteria to collect on. Some of that clutter looks like it would be very difficult to dust/clean. 🤮

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1 minute ago, Namaste said:

I can’t imagine keeping this bathroom clean. There are so many surfaces for dust and bacteria to collect on. Some of that clutter looks like it would be very difficult to dust/clean. 🤮

Not like jill has to worry about that. She makes her kids clean

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I was just thinking Renee's smile looks just like Jazz's in that first pic,as well as her eyes. Jill would flip to know there is some resemblance.

Renee's big hair looks like it's going to pull down the weight of her thin frame

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