It looks like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar got themselves in hot water. They're often at the center of controversy, but this time it's relatively harmless. The Duggar's oldest granddaughter, Mackynzie (daughter of Josh and Anna) recently turned 10, and people apparently took issue with their gift choice. Josh, Anna and their five kids joined some of the other Duggar family on a trip to visit Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and her family in California. So, they're celebrating Mackynzie's birthday in an extra special way.
On the main Duggar family Instagram page, they shared a picture from American Girl place in California. Mackynzie, along with the three youngest Duggar girls are smiling, obviously enjoying their time at the store. "Had a fun stop at the American Girl store out in California today!" they captioned the picture. "Josh and Anna’s oldest daughter Mackynzie turns 10 years old tomorrow, and she picked out a new doll as a special gift from Grandma and Grandpa Duggar!" they added.
In the other pictures in the post, you can see Mackynzie posing at the store, along with the other girls. There's also a group picture where she can be seen holding a big bag, presumably holding her new doll.
But the controversy isn't actually that the Duggar's bought their granddaughter an American Girl doll. Considering each one retails around $100, that would be reason for concern. One person questioned where everyone else's gifts were. "Wow!! That’s amazing! Going there with all those sweet girls and only the birthday girls gets something! Im not sure I could pull that off, they would have to get something!!" the commenter wrote.
The Duggars were gracious enough to respond, saying "The other girls were able to pick out a little something too, but the birthday girl got the big doll! They were all so excited!" And while it's great they bought something for the other girls, it's Mackynzie's birthday. So really, she's the only one who should be getting a gift. Some others pointed out that the other girls did get something. Others also pointed out that Mackynzie deserves the spotlight since it's her birthday.
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Happy Birthday Kynzie! 🥳 We are so blessed to have such a sweet young daughter! Your name Mackynzie means wise leader, and you are just that kind of a role model to your younger siblings and friends! 🙌🏼 You’re such a proficient reader 📖, super diligent in your study of music 🎶 , you enjoy baking and make some very tasty treats 😋 and you are so creative in your sewing skills🧵! I can remember the day Mackynzie was born (10 years ago!) like it was yesterday — how fast time flies! We had such a fun day here in Los Angeles and such a fun celebration time with family and friends this evening. 🎉 What a special day! 🎂 #littleduggars
Turning 10 is a pretty big deal, especially as the oldest of the every growing brood of Duggar grandkids. Mackynzie has four younger siblings already, soon to be five. Anna Duggar is due with her sixth child in November.