If you follow any of the Duggar women on social media, you know that many of their followers enjoy pointing out their various flaws as parents.
It’s anyone’s guess as to why these people still follow the Duggars despite finding them so objectionable, but that’s the internet in 2018 for you.
Anyway, the target of choice these days seems to be Jessa Duggar.
Jessa is mom to two young boys — 2-year-old Spurgeon (feel free to pause and cringe at that name before reading any further), and 1-year-old Henry.
Like the other Duggar women, Jessa also homeschools her kids, which is one of the many reasons people enjoy closely scrutinizing her parenting.
Though the biggest reason still seems to be that the Duggars are basically a one-family cult, and there’s reason to believe some of their “strict” child-rearing practices cross the line into abusive territory.
But the mom-shamers of Instagram aren’t attacking Michelle Duggar for her “blanket training.”
No, they’re more focused on Jessa Duggar’s messy house and other perceived lapses in parenting prowess.
This time around, they’re focused on Jessa’s alleged failure to foster her kids’ development.
Specifically, they want to know why Spurgeon isn’t potty trained yet.
Jessa recently posted the above pic, along with a caption reading:
“I’ve never known another little boy who’s more in love with mowers, tractors and skid steers,”
“It makes his day if he gets to sit in the seat and ‘drive’ it.”
Predictably fans freaked at the sight of Lil Spurge in a diaper.
Spurgeon will be 3 years old in a manner of weeks, and it seems many of Jessa’s followers feel that’s much too old to still be rocking Huggies.
When one follower remarked that the Spurge “should be out of diapers by now,” Jessa actually took time to respond:
“My philosophy is that if they aren’t able to do the whole thing from pulling their pants down and getting themselves on the toilet, to pulling their pants back up, and washing their hands, then they aren’t ready,” Jessa said.
“Otherwise it feels like it’s actually the parent who’s potty training and doing all the work.
“Lol! I’ve been around kids, and I’m aware of the signs of readiness. My two-year-old is getting close, but not quite there, so we’re not rushing it.”
Yeah, she’s still a Duggar, so she responded in the fake-polite fashion her family is known for.
But hey, a clap back is a clap back.
So let that be a lesson to the rest of you mom-shamers:
There’s a very small chance that Jessa might politely disagree with your observation!