Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Florida Fun, Tree Trade, and Small Spaces

Lexi Webster, Gil Bates, Allie Webster
Lexi Webster, Gil Bates, Allie Webster
 
Another week, another new episode of Bringing Up Bates. This time, Gil and Kelly travel to Florida to hang out with the Webster clan. Alyssa gives her parents an update on her heart condition.

Gil Bates, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster
Gil Bates, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster
 
Lexi Webster, Kelly Bates, Allie Webster
Lexi Webster, Kelly Bates, Allie Webster

You'll also see the guys work on a tree job.



And you'll check in with the Paines and hear what their plans are now that their fourth child is on the way.

Chad Paine and Erin Paine
Chad Paine and Erin Paine


 Photos courtesy of UPtv

25 comments:

  1. Who watches Kelly and Gil's children when they are traveling about? The boys? Katie? If the boys don't help, it seems like a huge burden for Katie, to watch 6-8 minor children.

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    1. Yes it would be a bit of a burden on her but none of them are babies anymore. I would think they are pretty self sufficient, bathroom, eating, etc

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    2. The three youngest kids aren't so little anymore. It isn't as though there are toddlers runnning around. The rest are all in their teens and can help out.

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    3. The only ones who really need a lot of watching are the 2 youngest boys. The younger girls are not that young anymore.

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    4. While I'm not sure who watches them, only three of them probably need a babysitter (Callie, Jud and Jeb). Ellie and Addallee are 13 and 14 and probably mature enough to babysit (maybe not overnight or for long periods). The other boys, while minors, don't need to be babysat either. Also, several older siblings live in the area if babysitters or help was needed (ie Carlin, Josie, Erin, Zach, Michaela, Tori, etc). I think Katie's in school and I'm sure they're respectful of that.

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    5. There are only 3 under the age of 13. I'm sure the teens can all help. And there are how many adult siblings in the area who can come if needed? Plenty.

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    6. I believe they split up the kids between the married siblings.

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    7. Exactly right. Boy, Gil and Kelly sure don’t even mention the two little boys often at all, do they? Too much going on with the older ones, I suppose. That would sure hurt if I were Jeb or Judson. How sad.

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    8. The boys do help. I've seen them in a few videos.

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    9. I'm sure they have it figured out. They are not incompetent parents.

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  2. Love that Alyssa s teaching her daughters ASL!

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  3. Im guessing maybe Erin or Tori might help watch the younger children when Gil and Kelly travel.
    Remember the episode Erin updated the family home when Kelly and Gil were out of town?
    The Bates are the true sense of family.

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    1. Why can't the older boys living at home watch the younger kids?

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    2. @2:14—maybe the older boys are no longer living at home!

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    3. 2:14PM: Before Covid-19, I think the older male siblings would have been working during the day, and wouldn't have been available to watch the younger ones. Katie and Michaela are in school during the day, so the job of watching the younger kids probably belonged to Erin, Whitney, Carlin, Josie & Tori when Gil and Kelly are away.

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  4. The show needs to run hour long and more than once a week. This is such a great family to watch on tv. We need more air time and days PLEASE

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    1. I totally agree!! UP network you need to give the Bates family a FULL hour!!

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  5. Nathan, Lawson and Trace can feed the littler kids, do laundry and clean up. They must be pretty good with household chores since they are some of the older Bates children. I'm sure they've done their share of diapering and feeding babies, too, though there aren't any baby siblings anymore.

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    1. @5:55—I never see the “chore” packs clipped to either the younger Bates or Duggar kids anymore. I wonder what happened to using the Maxwell managing the home plan?

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    2. They still seem to have a division of labor. I'm guessing now that the kids are older and there are less of them that they have moved on to a simpler system.

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  6. Love this show! Hope to cross paths with them someday!

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    1. We have known them for almost ten years and have been to all the weddings, etc. The older children have changed quite a bit. The younger ones are friendly towards us. Gil and Kelly always seem happy to see us when we go to their church or at the events. They are welcoming to all.

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    2. Alice, are you saying the older ones are less friendly? That's sad.

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    3. I think they mean the older kids have changed. They used to be humble, sweet and modest and now they seek attention and followers, and focus on makeup and home decoration.

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  7. I have no doubt in my mind that that tree the family was 'pretending' to take down as a real-paying tree job was done for free for the property owners as part of this episode. You could see the owners sitting on the porch watching this debacle. Yes, they took the tree down but it was for the show.

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