Joy-Anna Duggar divides fans with a photo of children Gideon, 5, and Evelyn, 2, covered in mud and barefoot during wild playtime
JOY-ANNA Duggar shared a sweet photo of her two children after intense outdoor play.
The Counting On star posted the photo to Instagram yesterday, which showed how messy her son and daughter had become from spending time outdoors.
In the photo, Evelyn, two, and Gideon, five, were smiling broadly and holding hands for the snap.
The two young children wore casual gray tracksuits for playtime, and Gideon kept glasses on for him and watched for fun.
Behind them, Joy-Anna and her 29-year-old husband Austin Forsyth’s large garden could be seen.
Most notably, though, the two kids were absolutely covered in mud.
Their tracksuits were more brown than gray, while little Evelyn also sported large streaks of mud on her face.
The 25-year-old captioned the photo: “It’ll come out in the wash.”
Fans were quick to comment on the kids’ messy appearance after playtime.
One startled follower simply said, “Oh my word,” while another snarled, “No one said.”
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“Uh, hope he comes out with a stronger tide and prewash,” another stunned fan added.
However, many Joy-Anna followers thought playtime looked fun and wholesome for the siblings.
“Sounds like a great dose of natural vitamins to me,” one said.
Another comment read, “Some of my best and funniest childhood memories involve mud! Good for you to let them be kids! #greatmomma.”
“More children should be covered in dirt rather than glued to an electronic device,” said a third.
Joy-Anna recently came under fire for another setup she made for her children to play outside.
Earlier this month, she shared a photo of her children playing in a trash can filled with dirty water.
Joy-Anna captioned the post, “Added a few pots of boiling water to make a hot tub.”
Fans were appalled by one addressing the photo on another online thread, writing: “Can we talk about the dirtiness of the water?
One commenter joked, “Arkansas hot tub.”
Another reviewer commented: “This is disgusting water. I have so many questions.
“Besides, why add boiling water? It’s 70+ outside. Just put them in a bath, they’ll be in clean water at least.”
Another commenter wrote, “Joy’s content can be so trashy.”
Someone else chimed in, “I’m more concerned that she said she added pots of boiling water!”
In October last year, Joy-Anna and Austin announced they were expecting a third child in the family, and later revealed they were expecting a boy.