No negativity allowed! Jessa Duggar took to Instagram on Saturday, Oct. 21 to clear up any confusion that she caused when she shared a handful of photos of her house — which was extremely dirty with used diapers piled up on a table, spit-up stained bed sheets, and unfolded laundry covering a bed — on Instagram. Watch the video below to see the photos of Jessa Duggar’s dirty house!
But the mom-of-two had to explain the reason why she chose to show the reality of her situation, which is that sometimes chores get pushed to the side in order to spend time with each of her sons, as she shares one-year-old son Spurgeon and eight-month-old son Henry with her husband, Ben Seewald.
“My takeaway, and what I was trying to convey, was this: I could break down household tasks into manageable increments, with a few minutes here doing this and a few minutes here doing that. And when it comes to quality time with kids, it’s really the same thing,” the 24-year-old wrote on Instagram. “It’s a few minutes here and a few minutes there. The point was not kids vs. house cleaning. The point was my heart’s goal to devote undivided time and attention to my kids — to make memories together each day, no matter what else I have on my schedule.”
“It’s all too easy for me to want to turn on Baby Einstein and get back to my project, and while that may be fine or necessary at times, it can’t replace pausing for moments here and there to give them a mama’s loving, playful, teaching, and engaging interaction,” she continued. “It doesn’t need to be [five] hours at the zoo to account for ‘quality time.’ I was just thinking about how important it is to be focused and intentional in the little, precious moments God gives me each day with my kids…a few minutes here, and a few minutes there. Investing into their little lives and hearts. We had a blessed day, the house was tidied right up, books were read, snuggles given, kids happy…and we all lived happily ever after.”