Another day, another Duggar parenting controversy.
This time, it’s Jessa’s turn once again, as the mother of two is being harshly criticized for some innocent photos that appeared on her Instagram page this week.
“I’ve never known another little boy who’s more in love with mowers, tractors and skid steers,” Jessa captioned this pic of her unfortunately-named 2-year-old, Spurgeon.
“It makes his day if he gets to sit in the seat and ‘drive’ it.”
Not surprisingly, dozens feigned concern so that they could tear Jessa apart for allowing her eldest to play on farm equipment.
Obviously, the machine isn’t turned on, and the boy was being supervised, but that’s the sort of Duggar criticism that doesn’t even surprise us anymore.
What does surprise us is the fact that fans took issue with this photo of baby Henry enjoying a snooze:
“When this kid is deep in with his chubsy toddler hands behind his head,” Jessa captioned the pic.
“It’s literally just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Surely, Jessa can’t be criticized for a photo of a sleeping toddler, right?
Jessa got positively roasted for this pic, and shockingly, it wasn’t for her use of the word “chubsy.”
No, her followers had beef due to the fact that little Henry appears to be wearing a diaper.
When one follower remarked that the 1-year-old “should be out of diapers by now,” Jessa violated the Duggar rules by actually replying to an online critic.
Even more surprising is the fact that she was totally polite and good-natured in her response:
“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 replied.
“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.”
Yes, Jessa says not only is Henry not potty-trained, his big brother isn’t either.
And she doesn’t care what you think about it!
And of course, legions of Jessa’s fans rushed in to help her slay the troll, even the original commenter probably got the point after the first few hundred clapbacks or so:
“My 3 1/2 yr old is just now starting. Each child is different,” wrote one fan.
“You are the mom and you will know when he’ready. Hope you and Ben are doing well. You have beautiful happy boys!”
Obviously, Jessa gets slammed pretty much every time she posts a pic of her kids, so she’s probably used to it by now, but seriously folks — it’s getting out of hand.
There are so many valid reasons to criticize the Duggars that we really shouldn’t get bogged down nit-picking their parenting choices.