Kids are unpredictable! Jessa Duggar had plenty of experience raising and taking care of children while she lived with her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and her siblings, but nothing could have prepared her for actual motherhood when she started her family with her husband, Ben Seewald. The mom-of-two took to Instagram to share a hilarious story about a major parenting fail involving her son, Spurgeon.
Jessa thought the one-year-old would enjoy a day at the Farmland Adventures, a 9-acre farm that is only open from September through November in Northwest Arkansas. It's full of fun activities for kids, featuring a corn maze, hay rides, a petting zoo, and pony rides. Since Spurgeon has a thing for horses, Jessa thought he would love his first pony ride — but she was wrong! Watch the video below to find out how Spurgeon reacted to his first pony ride.
The 24-year-old explained that Spurgeon was fine sitting on the saddle, but he got scared once the pony started moving and he proceeded to ride the minute-long western expedition while clinging onto his mama. Some of Jessa's followers who are also moms took to the comments section to share their own stories and gave her some advice.
"My son did it too. Try again in a year or so," one fan wrote, suggesting that Spurgeon might be a little too young to really enjoy a pony ride. Another fan suggested that Spurgeon will eventually grow out of his fear of pony rides, writing, "My [first] born is 19 years old now but he always cried on pony rides and carnival rides. Now he'll go to Great Adventure and ride the scariest roller coasters."
Last year, Jessa opened up about her parenting style and she admitted that she wouldn't be following in her mom Michelle's footsteps when it comes to certain things. "Spurgeon is still pretty young, but I’m sure that as he continues to grow, I will find that I tend to do some things differently than my mom did," she told Us Weekly. "That’s the beauty of the individual family. No one is identical."