Mom-shaming the Duggars seems to be one of the internet’s favorite pastimes these days.
The ladies just can’t do anything right in the eyes of some of their "fans," and the parenting experts of social media have been happily doling out their wisdom and advice at every opportunity.
Lately, it’s Jessa Duggar who’s been the favorite target of Instagram mom-shamers.
Just last week, Jessa was slammed for her failure to properly homeschool her kids.
The Duggars educate their children in-house, and based on a short video of 2-year-old Spurgeon standing near a whiteboard with some misspelled words, some of Jessa’s IG followers determined that she’s not up to the task.
This week, it’s Spurgeon’s behavior that’s under fire, and the evidence is just as dubious.
Jessa recently posted the photo below on her page, along with a lengthy description of a humorous incident:
"Out shopping for groceries – AND – a new phone for Dad, since the 2-year-old did an experiment of sink or swim… in the toilet," she wrote.
"It did not swim."
Jessa even gave fans a hilarious snippet of dialogue to really set the scene:
“Mommy, fix it!” “Umm…did you spill water?” Ben: There’s water on the rim of the toilet." she wrote.
"Screen was black. Phone was boiling hot and completely fried," Jessa added.
"Ha! Parents can attest, sometimes you gotta laugh so you don’t cry. Can’t stay mad for more than a sec tho… he’s such a cute little stinker!"
Not surprisingly, the shamers came out in force for this one.
Most simply lobbed half-hearted criticism at Jessa, accusing her of failing to properly discipline her children.
But one follower shared a story about the dangers of neglect with a potentially tragic outcome:
"I’m just sending out a warning that it takes 10 seconds for a child to drowned in a toilet and I know this from personal experience so yes if he was allowed to be in there with the toilet seat open unattended that they didn’t know what he was doing I feel the need to give a fair warning," the fan wrote.
We’re sure Jessa doesn’t mind real advice that comes from a place of genuine concern.
It’s the vitriolic, seething hatred that gets old in a hurry and makes one wonder why these people continue to follow her on social media.
Fortunately, for every hater, there was at least one fan willing to come to Jessa’s defense.
"It hurts my heart to scroll past some of these nasty comments above," wrote one fan.
"You’re a great mama, don’t ever forget that."
This is far from the first time that Jessa has shared her parenting challenges with fans in a charmingy self-deprecatin fashion.
Last year, Jessa posted photos of her messy house and was attacked in a similar fashion.
That’ll teach her to reveal details of her personal life in a forum that’s intended for that very purpose!
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