There are articles online ripping the Duggar kids for having “messy” homes. The articles go on about how Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have a house that’s way too much of a mess for their kids Israel and Samuel. Plus, that Jill’s sister Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald keep a messy house with their kids Spurgeon and Henry, too.
We’re pretty sure their houses aren’t “messy,” but instead that they just “have kids.” If you have kids, you know that you clean the house every night, you wake up to a pristine environment, and by the end of the day it looks like a tornado ripped through every room of your house, and you wonder how such small humans can make such a massive mess.
Dishes are everywhere, the laundry NEVER ends, toys inhabit every square inch of your home, and you spend every night picking it up and putting it back together like a puzzle you know will get torn apart the entire next day.
Click through the gallery below to see the photos that sites online are calling “messy,” and let us know if YOU think the Duggar kids are a mess, or if you think it’s called “just having kids.”
Here’s Jessa’s original post that started all the drama. She told fans after posting that she cleaned everything at the end of the day. Click to the next slide to read her reasoning behind the “mess.”
This is real life, y'all. 😆❤ *swipe left to see more pics of my house today in all its shining glory* 1.) 6+ loads of laundry piled on the guest bed… can we just take a moment to celebrate the fact that it's CLEAN laundry. 😂 2.) Side table that probably hasn't been dusted in at least 6 months. 3.) Henry's dried spit up on my side of the bed, that I've slept on for who knows how many nights. 4.) Handprints on the mirror, and Spurgeon's beautiful artwork that happened when he found a pen that was left out. 5.) Pile of diapers on the top of my dresser… pretty sure these all collected in the past 12 hours. 6.) Blocks scattered again, not bc Spurgeon was building with them… just bc it's like his favorite thing to dump them out and hear them clang on the hardwood floors. Haha! 7.) Sink full of dishes. 8.) Oil splatters and food particles on the stovetop. Probably has been a few months since it's been wiped down. 9.) Toddler handprint on the fridge door. 💙 10.) Dust collection on the front of the HVAC intake…ha! But hey, at least we're replacing the filter every month! 🙈 There's a never ending to-do list. Some of these tasks have been accomplished today, others haven't. (We have guest staying with us over the weekend, so that's a motivation to prioritize the laundry on the guest bed. 😄) Some of y'all may be thinking, "C'mon now, it only takes a few min to dust or wipe down a mirror…" I know, it is so. My reminder today has been that the same is true of the needs of the little people in our lives. I might think "I don't have time right now." But it only takes a few min… here and there. A few mins here, spent cuddling a fussy baby. A few mins there, singing lullabies as a toddler drifts off to sleep. 5 mins here, to read a book. 10 min there, engaging in imaginative play. Not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids– sometimes both are possible, tho often they do seem in opposition to one another 😂. Just remember, whatever projects are pulling at your time and attention today, don't forget to make time for the people around you. These are the memories that will last forever. 💙💙