‘Counting On’: Jana Duggar Had the Best Response for Hater Comment On Instagram

Can we all just leave Jana Duggar alone?

The eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, Jana has gotten her fair share of criticism over the years. She’s the only one in the family who bucked the tradition of marrying young and having lots of babies. At 30, she’s practically reached old maid status—at least compared to her sisters. But Jana Duggar seems just fine with her life and you should be too.

Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar | Jana Duggar via Instagram

Part of the issue isn’t just that she’s unmarried—it’s that she still lives at home. According to Duggar family rules, unmarried women always live with their parents until they move in with their husbands. This unconventional setup leaves some fans questioning if Jana Duggar is being held hostage. Which is ridiculous.

Jana Duggar gets plenty of hate comments via her Instagram account. But she had an epic response for one of the latest negative reactions to her unique lifestyle.

Why doesn’t Jana Duggar move out?

Contrary to what some people think, Jana Duggar is most likely not being held against her will at the Duggar house. Like so many other young adults, she’s probably thrilled to be saving money and not paying for rent and utilities! Living with parents is becoming more and more common for adult children.

Jana was brought up in the Independent Baptist faith and following the rules in her house means staying at home until marriage. Jana is still planning to get married one day, but she’s not rushing anything. Until she finds the right man, she’s perfectly happy to stay in the family home.

She’s an avid gardener

It’s not like Jana Duggar is just sitting around doing nothing while living at home. While she doesn’t appear to have a full-time job, Jana does help with chores, minding her young siblings, and helping her mother homeschool. But one of Jana Duggar’s favorite things to do is work on her garden.

Jana Duggar’s Instagram account is filled with stunning pictures of the flowers and vegetables she plants. Her siblings have at various times complimented her green thumb and expressed their awe at how good Jana is at gardening. She once called her garden one of her “happy places.”

But not everyone is happy. After Jana posted a lovely photo of her garden, a commenter replied that she should spend more time working on her life and moving out of her parent’s house instead of wasting time in a garden.

Jana doesn’t reply to every negative comment, but she did have a succinct answer for this one. She said, “Oh, believe me, that’s not all I do. Gardening is just my little hobby on the side.”

What’s next for Jana Duggar?

There’s nothing wrong with cultivating a garden and even when Jana Duggar does move out, she’ll likely continue working around plants in her own home. Rumors of an impending courtship have been circulating for years, but so far nothing is confirmed.

When Jana does announce a courtship, it’ll likely move quickly from getting to know each other to marriage in true Duggar fashion. There’s no need to worry about Jana Duggar—she’s living life on her terms, and for now she seems so happy spending time in her garden.