Michelle Duggar Outsources Important Parenting Duty to Daughter Jessa

ben seewald jessa duggarWe all know dating in the Duggar household comes with its own set of rules and guidelines. First off, it's courting, not dating. Secondly, Mom and Dad are involved in each step (including being copied on each text message) to ensure the kids are on the right path. And now, it seems like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have outsourced their chaperoning duties onto their older children. In a recent Instagram shot, Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald are seen chaperoning what might be a date between John David Duggar and Bringing Up Bates' Tabitha Paine.


In case you need a little help keeping everyone straight (we know we do!): The Bates family has been good friends with the Duggars and have even appeared on 19 Kids and Counting several times throughout the seasons. The large family (they also have 19 kids) now have their very own show on UP.

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One of their oldest daughters, Erin, recently married Chad Paine and welcomed Tabitha as her sister-in-law. And now, rumors are flying that Tabitha and John David are possibly courting. Just take a look at Jessa's photo:

Braums ice cream to celebrate the Razorback win! �

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on

John David doesn't make an appearance in this photo, but it's very possible there's a chaperoned date happening.

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And if it is, it's on Jessa and Ben to keep an eye on the newly courting couple. While Jessa and Ben were chaperoned by her parents during their courtship, it looks like John David really won here.

Sure, going on a date and being monitored by another couple might seem a little awkward, but it could be much worse. You could be joined by Mom and Dad. If you ask us, the married sister and her husband are a much better plan and a whole heckuva lot better than the parents.

Do you think John David and Tabitha are dating?


Image via jessaseewald/Instagram

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