'Counting On': Government limits gatherings to 10 people, but how will the Duggars's family of 14 adjust?
The Duggar family is known to have a close-knit bond with everyone in their house and being a large family, they have always managed to be there for each other. However, with coronavirus being declared as a pandemic and triggering a global lockdown, things have not been the same.
The family that has always had a fun night to bring everyone together was now forced to maintain social distance from each other. Jim and Michelle Duggar admitted that they never thought life would ever take this turn. To make things difficult, the government had imposed a limitation on the number of people gathering and stated that it should be restricted to 10 people or less.
When the Duggar family first heard this, they wondered how will they, a family of 14, adjust to the changes. To make sure they abide by the rules, the older Duggars decided to continue staying at their respective homes while the other Duggar children stayed with Jim and Michelle.
With the restrictions, everyone has had thoughts on how they can get creative and continue to spend time together without being in the same room. To make things easier for everyone, the family decided to have a virtual meet where they continued to organize family nights filled with fun games that kept everyone entertained. While it was not the same as having everyone in the room, the Duggars were happy to have found a way where they could all interact with each other. Another thing that the family struggled with was stocking up on food. Feeding a family of 14 with limitations on buying food, Michelle decided to stock up food every three days.
She also managed to make her own disinfectant as the stores were out of it. Michelle admitted that the family was not facing a lot of issues as they had been doing certain things that were helping them adjust to the change easily. This included stocking up food, doing their laundry and cutting their hair among other things.
At the same time, the family was used to homeschooling and admitted that one needed a lot of patience to make homeschool appealing. Luckily for the Duggar children, they had come up with different ideas to ensure that studying remained fun. Jim admitted that the coronavirus is helping the family spend more time and added that they were trying to make the most of what they had.
'Counting On' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.