I actually don't have any problem with the Duggars having as many children as they want as long as they can afford them.
My husband and I could afford to buy an elephant, if we wanted to. We could pay for the hay or whatever the hell elephants eat. We have a big backyard. We could give him toys to play with. Do you think that we could properly take care of an elephant here in our suburban home? Just because people can afford something doesn't mean they can properly care for it, whether it is an elephant or a child.
I have two kids. My husband and I share the parental duties. Between the two of us we dress, feed and bathe our children on a regular basis. We give them a place to sleep, toys to play with, activities to stimulate their development. Beyond meeting these basic needs, there are other things involved in parenting. Among those are showing love and affection, providing discipline and spending one-on-one time together. Even more important in my estimation is to provide a good example of how to be a successful human being. If your definition off being a successful woman is being pregnant and squirting out babies for a quarter of your life, then I suppose Mrs. Duggar would be deemed quite a success. I don't believe you can provide 15 children with much more than the basic necessities for survival. Sure, if you can afford it, you can hire someone to provide the things a parent should be providing. Will it be of a similar quality when provided by someone paid to do so? Not likely. Nor do I believe that older children should have any responsibility for raising their younger sblings. Sometimes that happens, and sometimes it is amazing to see one child step up to take care of the rest of the family. But should that happen, ideally? No. Because kids deserve to have a ton of love, attention and time.
Sometimes Dean takes Avery off to play wth her so I can play a game of Memory with Viola. Sometimes I take Viola grocery shopping without Baby A along. Sometimes I snuggle with Baby A, all by ourselves. I enjoy these times with my children as individuals.
I think it is downright idiotic to have 15 children. I don't believe all the money in the world can make up for the lack that those children will suffer.
More importantly, why, if you really wanted to have 15 children to love and compete for your attention, wouldn't you adopt? Even more importantly, how in the world does your twat ever recuperate from having 15 babies? Can you answer me that, Emily Elizabeth?