Jill Duggar Shares a Tip for Busy Moms, But Some ‘Counting On’ Fans Call Her Lazy
Grocery shopping with kids can be a huge hassle. But Jill Duggar has found a way to avoid the stress of hitting the supermarket with toddlers in tow.
The mom of two said in a recent Instagram post that she’s “pretty much given up on shopping in the store with all the kids.” Instead, she’s embraced Walmart grocery pickup. All she has to do is shop online and then drive to the store. Someone else loads her order into the car, and she even gets cookies for the kids.
Jill’s time-saving tip seems pretty innocuous, and plenty of moms commented on her post that they do the same thing. But like almost everything the Duggars do, the 27-year-old’s grocery shopping strategy proved to be a bit controversial.
Some people called Jill ‘lazy’ for relying on grocery pickup
When Jill shared her enthusiasm for grocery pickup, plenty of followers chimed in to say they loved it too. “The only way to grocery shop for me!” wrote one. “Young moms will never need to know the pain! Grocery pick up forever!” commented another. One summed it up this way: “Wal-Mart pick up is God’s gift to moms lol it’s amazing.”
While most of the comments were positive, a few people called out Jill for what they saw as a lax work ethic.
“I think this is ridiculous!… how did we get so lazy that we can’t even go grocery shopping anymore,” one person complained.
“I don’t like the idea of sitting in a car while someone else does the work for me … It feels lazy to me,” wrote a woman who said shopping for groceries was part of her job as a stay-at-home mom.
Another pointed out that taking kids shopping was an important part of teaching them how to behave in public. “Not letting or teaching kids how to behave out in public,” the commenter wrote. “Kids act differently when they are at home compared to being out in a store or at a restaurant. The more they get out, the more they get used to behaving.”
This isn’t the first time people have called Jill out for being a slacker
Nasty remarks about Jill’s laziness are nothing new. Last December, some people on Instagram called her out for having what they thought was a dirty, cluttered kitchen, and earlier that years she’d also been slammed for her messy house.
Jill’s sister Jessa has also experienced similar criticism. Back in 2017, she shared some candid photos of her less-than-pristine home in Instagram. She described the images of laundry piles, scattered toys, and dirty diapers as “real life, y’all.” But people quickly piled on, calling her house “disgusting” and “nasty.”
The reaction was so brutal that Jessa followed the first post up with a second one explaining that she was trying to show an unfiltered version of life, rather than a carefully curated version for social media. She also wanted to highlight the importance of spending time with kids, even when life gets messy.
“The point was my heart’s goal to devote undivided time and attention to my kids — to make memories together each day, no matter what else I have on my schedule,” she wrote.
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