In the Duggars‘ world, you don’t date anybody, you court them — and when you do go on dates, you don’t go on them alone. According to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s rules, chaperoning is an integral part of the process to guarantee that no teenagers experiencing “urges” get out of hand and accidentally do something inappropriate, like give their boyfriend a hug. But as it turns out, the kids aren’t exactly as into playing chaperone as their parents would like them to be. Even back in the day, when Josh and Anna Duggar were the first couple to court and get engaged, the younger Duggar siblings were already completely over it.
In an old 19 Kids and Counting episode, Josh and Anna drive home to Arkansas after getting engaged in Florida, and they hash out the family’s dating rules for the cameras. But you can tell that younger siblings Jana Duggar, Jinger Duggar, and Jill Duggar are already tired of following the couple around and being forced to eavesdrop on their ooey-gooey, lovey-dovey conversations. And things really didn’t get much better with age — though thankfully, not every couple was as insufferable as this one. Still, even from day one, the kids couldn’t wait to be done chaperoning and were clearly dreading every second they had to do it. Check out the gallery below to see what we mean.