Counting On alums Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard are doing their best to keep their sons Israel and Samuel busy while under quarantine. It’s not an easy undertaking to keep two active boys entertained. However, Jill and Derick are succeeding well at this task. The couple is serious about doing their part flatten the curve. So they’ve taken social distancing to the next level.
The Dillards are using this unexpected and rather extended, quarantine to bond as a family. This past weekend the family took their boys out to a special place to do something for the very first time. Plus the Dillards also made one extended family member’s day with a surprise she’ll never forget.
Counting On – Jill and Derick Dillard Go Fishing With Sons Israel and Samuel
Former Counting On stars Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard took their boys Israel and Samuel to fish for the first time. The young Dillards have been asking their dad to take them for a while. So with all this free time available, Jill and Derick decided to finally teach their boys to fish.
What made the outing even more special for the family was the lake they went to was one Derick often fished at as a child with his father. So, it was a chance to show his sons a glimpse into his childhood. Additionally, Derick got to teach them something their grandfather taught him as a boy. No doubt both Jill and Derick knew how significant this day was on so many levels.
Dillard Boys Surprise Grandma Cathy
As if learning to fish wasn’t enough excitement for one day, the Dillards had one more special stop to make to add to their family day. They stopped by to visit Derick’s mom, Cathy Dillard. Jill, Derick and the boys kept their six feet social distance from Cathy. However, the family was briefly reunited and able to share a meal outdoors. (see video above)
Certainly, it was bittersweet, No doubt the family wanted to hug each other. That will have to wait till this quarantine is over. But at least for now Derick and his family were able for a little awhile to be with family members that live outside their own house.
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