Jimbob was saying that the kids like to show their will or something by being defiant and not looking at the camera.
He said that they were showing their will to demonstrate they were the boss. No fuckwit, it was well past their naptime and they were cranky and tired. He actually said that later, but his first statement is the true one; that's how they break the spirit of the kids. Although from the Howlers on down, there has been no real structure in their home; no wonder he thinks the chickens are ruling the roost, DUH. Of course Josie's a fighter; she had to fight for her life. Now that she's been deemed "well," she is thrown into the pile and has to fight for attention like the rest of them.
Mullet bugged big time. First, when the Popes arrived, Sarah is talking about the challenges that Samuel presents. Mullet can't by sympathetic to her plight, but instead says, "We have that, MULTIPLIED!!!!!!" Later, in the kitchen, Sarah is pouring the glop into the TTC pans and asks Mullet if she's doing it right. In her most "encouraging" baby voice, Mullet says, "You're doing GREAT!!!!" as if Sarah is 3. The thing is, as Mullet says this, her back is turned and she's leaving her guest ALONE in the kitchen. Suck it, bitch.
TLC did their best to make it look like Josie is ahead of Samuel, but I just don't see it. She's on her turf and knows the terrain, so yeah, she can walk on counters (I seriously doubt Sarah Pope allows that) and can climb the play structure, something Samuel has never seen. Not to mention the kid is among a ton of people after a life of relative isolation to protect his health (something the Duggars abandoned with Josie almost 2 years ago). However, looking at the tape, yeah, Josie can talk or sing...IF she's heavily coached. She was blank in the TH segment. Samuel, who has had the benefit of speech therapy, was able to articulate independent thoughts without prompting. He's 3 months younger than Josie, but was noticeably taller. Interestingly, around that time he just hit the bottom height/weight percentiles for his adjusted age, illustrating just how tiny Josie is.
More later. I've already lost this post (or something like it) twice.
edited for some punctuation clean-up...I typed fast and furious so I wouldn't lose yet another post. grrrrr.....
Edited by Pauline Fowler, Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:51 PM.