'Beat Ya to It': Jessa Duggar Brilliantly Shuts down Mom-Shamers as She Shares Her Kids' Photo
Most followers of Jessa Duggard love when she publishes photos and videos of their children Spurgeon and Henry, however, some take advantage of these images to let out their frustrations and criticize everything that the young mother shares.
The last picture that Jessa has uploaded is a clear example of this. The image shows her two young children playing very happily as they explore the back of a truck, and although it can be a dangerous place for a young child, all they need to have fun is supervision.
Jessa herself was responsible for watching the children while playing in the truck, she even explained in her Instagram post: "They spent 20 minutes picking up every little stone they could find and throwing them into the yard, I thought these pictures of the brothers were too sweet not to share them!"
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Farm truck beds are for exploring. 👦🏻👦🏼 They spent 20 min picking up every little pebble they could find and throwing them out into the yard. 😄 Thought these pics of the bros were too sweet not to share! 💙💙 . P.S. Yes, we’re barefoot, and we kept away from the roll of barbed wire, and he didn’t get to keep the prized nail that he found. 😂 There. Beat ya to it. . Hope y’all have lovely weather too, and that you get an opportunity to go outside today and enjoy it! 😍
But this time Jessa had an ace up his sleeve, he just was not going to let the haters throw the first blow. So she was ahead of the criticism he could receive and added "PS Yes, we are barefoot, and we stay away from the barbed wire roll, and he could not keep the precious nail he found."
As cherry pie Jessa concluded the publication with a short sentence that delighted fans for shutting down the mouth to all those who want to criticize. She simply said: Beat Ya to it!
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Backstory on my previous post: As I was making out my housecleaning to-do list the other day, this thought struck me... we all try to put our best foot forward and are most comfortable posting our "highlight reel" for people on social media to see. I could've waited 24 hrs and posted pics of everything freshly cleaned and looking beautiful (the stovetop is sparkling, dust bunnies have been removed, laundry is folded, bed sheets are washed, etc). Certainly people would find no fault with that... but many may find fault with themselves. I didn't do that for a reason. Reality. Sometimes you find yourself with an 8-month-old who isn't sleeping through the night, and you don't care that your bed has spit up on it--you're tired. Throw a towel down on it and sleep! Sometimes you don't want to wash the dishes right after supper because your husband is finally home from work, and there's only one golden hour of family time before babies are tucked into bed and hubby has to start in on his college homework... and so you put off dishes until then. Sometimes the dust collects on the side table in the spare room, and you don't even notice it until you're preparing for guests to stay over. Oh, and the diapers. 😂 Our diaper pail is currently outta commission, and I'm awaiting a replacement. Yeah, they were stinky, but I had them bagged up and out of the house before the pic of them was even posted. I said it before, and I'll say it again: "I am not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids." I believe in, and value, both. I really should've split that post into two, because it is not an either/or, but both/and. --------- Here was my thought process on the second half of what I wrote. "I know it only takes a few minutes here and there to wipe a mirror or dust a nightstand, and I am making these things priority today. I'm also going to deep clean the bathroom, re-sweep the entire house, pick up the living room, and clean out the fridge. Nothing is going to stop me from accomplishing my to-do list!" Naptime zips by, and then I hear a little voice saying "Mommy, I hold you!" *Instagram, I need more space to finish my thought!*😆 Swipe left to read more
Apparently, this is the best strategy Jessa has found to not allow online reviews to affect her. On several previous occasions, she has defended herself correctly against those who wish only to embarrass her for the way she raises her children, and she has always had the support of her true fans.
Jessa has always assumed her responsibility as a mother but without letting herself be carried away by the hundreds of comments she receives daily. For example, on one occasion she was criticized for feeding Spurgeon with a bottle, but she quickly went to Instagram to explain herself.
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Photo repost from @jeremy_vuolo! How's this for a little *SeeThroughSaturday*! 💙 That's my boy! Yes, he's 22 months old. Yes, he drinks water from a sippy cup, and yes, he still prefers to drink much of his milk/kefir from his bottle--especially before nap/bedtime. (TBH, I wish he wouldn't have weaned himself early, and would've bf till 2. There, I said it.🙈) . So there ya have it. If you are experiencing anxiety over this, please share all your wisdom and perfect parenting advice in the comments section below. 😇
"That's my boy! Yes, he's 22 months old Yes, he drinks water from a zip-cup, and yes, he still prefers to drink a lot of his milk / kefir from his bottle, especially before nap / bedtime" , wrote. "So there you have it, if you're feeling anxious about this, share all your wisdom and the perfect parenting advice in the comments section below."
On another occasion she was also criticized for a photograph she published in which her children appear to be using her cell phone. On this occasion, she clarified that her children are not engaged in playing with the phone constantly, but if necessary she puts them Peppa Pig and thus manages to distract them.
The young mother had to defend herself harshly when she was criticized for the "disgusting" conditions of her home, after she published photos of piles of dirty clothes and dirty diapers, among other messes.
That time Jessa returned the blow, defending his choice to publish those photos and the living conditions of his family to show that it is not an easy task to take care of children and fulfill all the responsibilities and duties expected of an adult.
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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. 💙💙
So Jessa’s fans can rest assured that she will always know how to defend herself from the criticism she receives for her parenting style, and even support and defend her family as she has already done at other times.