Did you ever try to put on a play for your parents when you were kids? Well I guarantee you that the Duggars did it better. I don't know about you, but the "plays" I put on for my folks typically involved screaming Disney songs at them and trying to keep my three siblings wrangled. How the Duggar clan managed to put on a grade A-level dinner theater performance for their parents is beyond me. But it's to be admired all the same!
That's not to say they didn't have their fair share of disasters. The older girls panicked and their apple pies were only saved with male intervention -- nice to see the boys help them out! Also Jessa royally overcooked the steaks meant for their parents, which made for a tough entree. But what really mattered was the content and the message -- and both were insanely successful.
The kids spent MONTHS putting together this dinner theater show for their parents, and their effort definitely paid off. Sure, there were some prime Duggar moments -- they were all running roughly two hours behind, folks kept tripping, and no one was at all sure as to whether or not the kids would be able to rally and sing the song that they had been preparing.
Maybe it was the magic of show-biz, or maybe it was that can-do Duggar spirit, but the kids totally pulled it off. It was such a sweet affair that even Jim Bob paused to wipe a tear from his eye. Above everything else, the little evening of theater and parental coddling served its main purpose -- it showed both Michelle and Jim Bob just how much they mean to their children. Who cares about tough steak when you've got love like that, right?
Do your kids ever put on plays for you?
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