People Magazine seems to have bastardized an interview with poor Michelle Duggar about the home-coming of her newest daughter, Josie Brooklyn. I think we can all agree it's a sheer miracle this little girl is even alive and we should be saying praises that she's getting to come home. Baruch Hashem and Mazel Tov!
Now here's the problem, a quote from Michelle in People reads: "I will be her main caregiver," Michelle says, "and we'll have a lot of helpers around to take turns feeding her and getting her to sleep." So what does this mean? Well it can mean a lot of things, depending on how the interview actually went. Was the interviewer asking about having hired help or was the interviewer referring to the Duggar practice of "buddies," or was it just Michelle making an off-handed comment because she's just jumping out of her skin excited that her child is ALIVE AND COMING HOME!!!!!
Can we please for a moment remember that for the first 4 months of this child's life her own mother hasn't been able to do ANYTHING but pump breast milk as a way of caretaking? So by saying that statement out loud she was acknowledging that she was finally going to be the one feeding her and changing her, not the nurses in the hospital? She did also acknowledge earlier in the interview that they were "running on adrenaline" so how coherant an interview would that really make?
I think we need to cut her some slack and let her have some time to hold, love, and nurture her child. She's been through a lot, something no mother should ever have to go through, and for those who think she deserves it, she's been punished enough.