Well Duggar fans, whether you like it or not, Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child is slowly worming his way back into your lives.
Many feared a day would come when Josh Duggar would once again be foisted upon an unsuspecting public, and a handful of perverse weirdos have been openly hoping for it.
But whether you’re currently celebrating or cringing yourself into oblivion, there’s no denying that the second coming of Josh is close at hand.
We won’t bother to brief you on Josh’s sex crimes or the various other ways he’s shown himself to be less than a model of Christian virtue.
Instead, we’ll skip right to the ongoing effort to rebuild his reputation:
It started with the announcement that Josh and Anna were celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the day that they got engaged.
Yes, the Duggars were in such a hurry to push this agenda that they couldn’t even wait until the actual wedding anniversary.
Shortly thereafter, Josh and Anna made a public appearance together, posing for pics at the wedding of family friends Josie Bates and Kelton Balka.
This may not sound like a big deal, but it’s the first time that the couple has appeared in public at a non-family event since 2015.
Let’s not forget that when Josh attended Joy-Anna Duggar’s wedding last year, his family was still so keen to sweep him under the rug that he was edited out of footage shot by TLC.
Now, in keeping with the proud Duggar tradition, Josh and Anna are getting their kids in on the act.
Or at least one of their kids, anyway …
Mackynzie Duggar turned 9 this week, and Anna celebrated by posting the above pic along with a touching caption.
“Nine years ago today we transitioned from newlyweds to a family of three when our first daughter Mackynzie was born,” Anna wrote.
“Mackynzie, it has been a joy to watch you grow into such a kind, fun and caring young lady!” she added.
“You live up to the meaning of your name as you are a wise leader! I am thrilled to watch you love Jesus, love others and strive to do what is right!”
Now obviously, Mackynzie is totally innocent, and we hope her birthday was a joyous occasion.
But these days, it’s hard not to be skeptical of everything that Anna posts — particularly when said posts are coming out so much more frequently that any other point in the past three years.
Just don’t say we didn’t warn you when Josh is making regular appearances on Counting On next season!