“@dbusby took three of the girls to get last-minute necessities before the quints first week of school tomorrow. Me and my three? We bombed the pool! #itsabuzzworld #outdaughtered,” the proud dad, 38, captioned a photo of his girls jumping into their pool on Sunday, August 16.
In the comments, fans asked why the businessman — who shares his six kids Blayke, 9, and 5-year-old quintuplets Hazel, Riley, Ava, Parker, and Olivia with wife Danielle Busby — decided it was safe to allow their children to attend classes. “Homeschooling six kids is not sustainable for us,” Adam explained in response. “We had a taste of home school last year and learned real quick that we can’t keep all of our business and other obligations afloat and run a school out of our home at the same time. It’s a virus that doesn’t even affect children and we are confident in their school’s protocols for safety.”
Seemingly surprised by Adam’s remarks, one user replied, writing, “Doesn’t even affect children? WTF.” Asserting his stance, Adam wrote, “Most children that contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic and the ones that aren’t developing severe symptoms are extremely rare. So yes, it doesn’t really affect children.”
The coronavirus outbreak has definitely been hard on the Busbys. In April, Adam revealed they had to pause filming their hit TLC show due to social distancing. “Unfortunately, we can’t exactly have a camera crew following us around and going places right now … this COVID-19 pandemic has set us back with being able to make any new episodes,” the dad replied to a fan on Instagram at the time. “Hopefully this is over soon and everyone can get back to normal life and we can get back to making new episodes for you guys.”
As for how their girls are holding up in lockdown, Danielle, 36, revealed daughter Riley is having the toughest time in quarantine. “This little nugget, Riley Paige, I think is having the hardest time during this #StayHome life we are living currently,” Danielle wrote on a poolside selfie in March. “She had been so used to her own days at school, in her own classroom, and now she is back to ‘weekend reality’ seven days a week. *Hang in there my love, we all on the same bus.”
It looks like Danielle and Adam know what’s best for their girls.
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