I find it amusing that people have come up with suggestions of what Anna should have served the multitudes at her dinner. Are you forgetting this was a "theme" party? That's why she had the baby hamburgers, little pigs (cows) in a blanket, baby carrots, etc.
It wasn't so much that she didn't know how to feed a large family (chickenetti, anyone?) but that she was going for the "baby" theme in the foods she served.
Anna complained about all the work, so more experienced cooks/moms were suggesting things that would have been easier. I don't see what's baby-themed about cows in a blanket. She could have served baby carrots, baby corn, baby peas, baby potatoes, baby spinach (salad), baby back ribs, baby bell cheese, and then some mini things, like mini quiche and mini tarts and mini-sized cookies and crackers.
The baby carriage fruit bowl was cute, but would have made more sense if it was a watermelon instead of a pumpkin. Again, more unnecessary work. Watermelons are in the stores when pumpkins are.
Here's my thought: These people believe in original sin. And for them, original sin is probably sexually based. The know that every human being, to one degree or another, is a sexual being, but they regard sexuality as deeply dangerous, with the potential to lead people into great evil. So, all young people, but particularly young women, must be policed carefully, lest they go astray. (Young women in particular, because women are, supposedly, the weaker and more dependent sex.)
Of course, the fact is that their very behavior MAKES sexuality more "dangerous": The more you limit and repress people, the bigger deal sexual activity will appear to be.
I agree with this. Most fundies are especially judgy and frightened of sexual sins, even though all sins are wrong.
Most people don't have urges to do other sins, though, like steal or murder, so those sins don't concern fundies as much. But most people have sexual urges; it's normal. And that terrifies fundies like the Duggars.
I think it's because many people who accuse/judge others of sinful behaviour only do so for things they themself would do. Like the person at work accusing others of stealing her lunch - it's because she steals other people's lunches. Or the husband who is constantly accusing his wife of cheating - it's because he is (or wants to) cheat. Or the loudmouth politician or preacher who is constantly railing against gays - it's because he's secretly carrying on a gay affair.
"Sinful" behaviour only occurs to people because they're already thinking about themself. It's a classic fundie thing. The Duggars aren't sinning this way because they're married, but they've blamed themself for using birth control (which was supposedly punished by the miscarriage of Caleb). So they've sinned, in their own minds, and assume their children will too.
At least that's how I see it.