In order to be a Duggar, one must love three things: God, procreation, and Chick-Fil-A.
We're sure the extended version of that list would include things like "America" and "the idea that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and Jesus rode a dinosaur to work," but it's those top three that are really non-negotiable.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that one of the first rites of passage for young Duggar males is the traditional Ridiculously Long Hike For Waffle Fries.
Yes, it seems 2-year-old Israel Duggar really lived up to his name recently when, like Moses before him, he took a really long walk because a higher power promised him a great reward.
Except in Izzy's case, the authority figure was his mom, Jill Duggar, and the reward was a delicious chicken sandwich.
Jill posted the above photo today, along with a caption reading:
"Fans are up in arms today over an Instagram post in which Jill revealed that she and her boys trekked for more than an hour to get their hands on some deep-fried goodness.
"You know you’re a mom when...you walk 1hr. 10 min with both boys to get to a @chickfila We were enjoying some beautiful Colorado Springs weather while papa was busy with the rest of the team from church!"
She added the hashtags:
"#chickfilaplayground #longwalk #ThankTheLordWeDidntHaveToWalkBack"
So the good news is, the kids had enough energy to avail themselves of the playground when they finally reached their destination, and apparently, the family received a ride back to their hotel.
But still, this post leaves us with two major questions:
1. They don't have Uber in Colorado Springs? and
2. Jill couldn't have snapped a selfie in which she looks less like La
Criticizing Jill's parenting is one of the internet's favorite activities, so naturally, Duggar detractors went all in on this post:
"The kids are not having fun. Looks like they need hats!!!" wrote one follower.
"Shade these boys... looks so hot out and an hour walk? Sheesh... I guess other parents don’t mind."
Another echoed the sentiment, writing:
"Walking an hour w/out sun protection for fast food to serve the kiddos, by yourself, near the highway & fuel exhaust & you’re praising your mommy skills? And your fans are praising your mommy skills?"
Clearly, what Jill thought was a fun family outing was perceived very differently by many Duggar fans.
Frankly, we're divided on the issue.
On the one hand, no one was hurt and we're sure Jill's heart was in the right place.
On the other hand, couldn't Jill have just ordered food?
We know money's probably been tight since Derick Dillard got fired by TLC, but sheesh, maybe be a bit more selective about where to cut corners!
Watch Counting On online for more questionable Duggar parenting practices.