Jon & Kate Gosselin Gratitude

This is the time each morning that I make my gratitude list to start my day. This grounds me and hopefully turns those especially stressful days in my corner into something of value and accomplishment.

I am Christian, have mentioned it before and give God Thanks and Praise for my gratitude list. I know there is a full spectrum of places to send one's gratitude to, and I respect every individual choice. I share this as it's especially bothersome for me to observe the Gosselin form of Christian gratitude, I try to say this without judgement, but I do have my human weaknesses.

A growing number of years ago I was laid off the day after 9/11. Creative director at a Chicago ad agency that was hit hard by the last recession that hit the web sector especially badly. I was the highest paid/first to go scenario. We were a two income family with a blend of 6 remarkable children, 4 in college. We had a home large and beautiful enough to accommodate these beautiful children in an affluent suburb. I was also taking anti-depressants, as my life was too busy and agency life can be very chew you up and spit you out, as I experienced first hand.

I applied for every position available for a year, but no one was hiring. I started building my own client base, and am Blessed with where it has grown to this day. My second marriage was in trouble. Charming man, everyone loved him. He was a great stepdad, other than the fact that he couldn't treat his stepchildren's mother with enough respect to not cheat on her. A funny thing about me? I cannot abide adultery in my own life. The marriage ended, the house was sold and I found a place we could afford, my children and I. It's smaller, but beautiful and warm and it's been my home since then. My children come and go with happiness and fun. My youngest is still in college, and still here with me, much to his dismay ;-)

I was thinking back this morning to that first year in this smaller home. I shake my head and wonder how I took the leap to leave. My income could have been sorely inadequate and I could have easily been on the street. Every bill got paid, however, and every child was able to continue working toward their degree. It was blind faith, could have been stupid faith. I do give Thanks and Praise for coming through those times as well as we have. I prayed for guidance and assistance, but never expected it to be in the form of handouts, only to give me enough strength to provide for myself and my children with my own abilities. I do my best to give back with service to those in need.

This is why I am so saddened and conflicted with the Gosselin story of "God will provide". I am conflicted with their blatant materialism, hypocritically opposed to what they speak about on the church circuit. I am saddened that this able-bodied and blessed couple is so incensed with keeping up the charade that they bully and try to make disappear every opposing opinion that they can, rather than taking the criticism to heart. I am saddened that they don't count their blessings, and do something to pay it forward, spiritually, emotionally and financially, from the heart. I am saddened that they are taking love offerings from those that have less than they do.

44 comments:

Kelly's Grandma said...

Beautifully stated. I really hope Jon or Kate sees this.

PineappleHair said...

Very well written. I don't believe the Gosselin's are Christians. It seems like all they are concerned about anymore is materialism, what they can get for free, and who will do what for them to make their life easier. They are not the only family to have 8 children. They should stop taking advantage of caring, generous people and take care of their family themselves.

Kirks said...

Who are any of you to say who is Christain and who isnt and why would you even allow that comment on your page.. So disapointing how your jelousy has rationalized your thoughts into this. I am sorry that no one helped you or that you would have considerd it a "handout" to receive help. This family has opted to be on a reality tv show and have thier lives taped so people like you could be entertained by thier lives.

Companies have donated services as a marketing tool. to geth the name of thier buisness out there. No one has donated anything they could not afford... we are all adults and we can make choices to give ot not to give....

Sounds like you have some serious jelousy issues you need to work out.

Serena said...

So disapointing how your jelousy has rationalized your thoughts into this.

Who in the world would be jealous of this family? The parents are an immature, lying, unscrupulous mess and the children are being shamelessly exploited. I can't think of anyone who would envy any of that. As for the material rewards -- they are all ill-gotten goods and nothing to be jealous of.

I am sorry that no one helped you or that you would have considerd it a "handout" to receive help.

No one begrudges them any honest help -- what is deeply disturbing is that all the goodies the Gosselins receive are at the price of their children being exploited. No corporation is showering them with gifts out of the goodness of their hearts -- it's simply a business transaction: you get the goodies, we get the publicity.

This family has opted to be on a reality tv show and have thier lives taped so people like you could be entertained by thier lives.

This family has opted to pimp out their own children for the sake of a dollar. I don't find that entertaining in the least.

No one has donated anything they could not afford... we are all adults and we can make choices to give ot not to give....

That is assuming that people who are choosing to donate are being told the TRUTH about whom they are giving to. Jon and Kate LIE to people who believe them -- people who think they are giving to needy people when in fact they are giving to people who make more in one month than many people make in a year.

Sounds like you have some serious jelousy issues you need to work out.

Sounds like you are marinating in a great deal of self-deception.

Anonymous said...

True colors...Keeps popping in my head!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they do give back, they just don't feel the need to tell people. Most of the fundamentalist christians I know tithe, and for many of them that is their only giving back. Maybe the Gosselin's tithe, maybe they do more, maybe they do less. Personally I feel a lot better about someone who gives quietly without feeling the need to be lauded for it. I think they do count their blessings. In my eyes they have many faults, but I think they are pretty thankful. They feel the need to return every email they get, they constantly say they are thankful for their helpers, and thankful that the tups are healthy.

FIONA said...

Somehow I missed this heartfelt post. Very nice. Depicts a Christian person. Thank-you for sharing.

Fiona

Anonymous said...

I am so confused about this blog. As far as I can conceive, it's a few people that have an intense hatred for two people trying to raise their children.

You say that they pimp out their children, but what about everyone else in the public eye - are they pimping out their kids as well: Denise Richards, Hillary Clinton, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and anyone else who sells their baby pictures to People, every other multiple family program on TLC or Discovery Health? Why aren't there blogs dedicated to that? You guys have a lot of work ahead of you.

What I see are two people that are married with eight kids, trying to save money, build a dream home, and put their kids through college one day. Isn't that the American Dream? If push came to shove, and you were dirt poor with eight kids, what would you do? Stand on a street corner with a cup? Noooooo, you'd do the same thing any mother would do (even Kate): fight to provide for your children. Kudos to them for finding a creative way for them to make money (through the show) and both be able to stay at home.

In regards to them asking for money during their lectures: I didn't get that impression whatsoever.

I firmly believe that family issues such as the Jodi/Julie/Kate thing should be kept private. That wasn't on the show; therefore, do you really think something like that is fairgame? Also, along those lines: people fight. And before you pass judgement, shouldn't you present both sides of the argument? It seems a liiiittle bit one sided.

Let's all step back and take a look at it this way: Is her house clean? Yep. Are there two parents in the home dedicated to putting food on a table? Yep. Are the parents sitting at the table with their kids at night eating? Yep. Do they get regular baths? Yep. Do they have adequate clothing? Yep. Do the kids ever want for anything? Nope (as noted at Christmastime).

Besides being on TV (which will one day probably pay for their education - which they'll most likely be extremely thankful for) what the heck is the problem?

In your section titled, "What's wrong with freebies?" you state that the kids have to work in front of a camera.

What about the Gosselin's every day schedule is work? Was it the fashion show? What about the bike riding, roller blading, Dutch amusement park, Crayola factory, Utah visit, or Disney park was actual work?

Serena, since you'll probably respond to this, where is the section that lists the freebies that Kate has "criticized or outright rejected"? I'd love to see that. And I'd love for it to be factual, relevant, and I'd love for it to actually answer my question.

It cracks me up that you guys sit around at your computers trying to dig up dirt on people, criticizing their Christian beliefs (doooooo Christians hold the right to criticize or is that God, because you seem a little confused...), and screaming at the top of your lungs that Kate is a neurotic mother. Let's all pause and take a second to reflect on how neurotic all of our mothers were....Yep, pretty sure my mom still nags me, albeit now, only about grandchildren.

It's TV. EDITED TV. It's EDITED to gain viewers. It's EDITED to keep people like you and me hooked on watching it. It's EDITED to keep people talking about it.....kind of looks like it's working.

Regards.

Serena said...

Serena, since you'll probably respond to this

Guess again.

Bryan and Misty Johnson said...

I am sorry but if you proclaim to be a christian, and are judging Kate, you should really look in the mirror!! I watch her show all the time, and my two girls love it!! I find her to be the most fascinating strong woman I have ever seen! I am sorry that you are judging someone without ever knowing them, and what actually happens day to day in their lives. You don't know what they are getting, or not getting, and really it's none of anyone elses business. How is what they are doing any different than the many other celebreties? Those children aren't made to act in front of the camera, they are just living their daily lives. With that being said I just stayed up until midnight watching their show last night and told my husband, "man I admire that family, they give their children every opportunity, and don't make excuses for having 8 kids" What I meant by that was I know women who say "wow I can't take my kids to do that, there is just too many of them" Kate and John don't do that! It really saddens me that you would judge a mother, as if being a mother isn't hard enough.

FIONA said...

This family has opted to be on a reality tv show and have thier lives taped so people like you could be entertained by thier lives.


I think there are many people who are NOT entertained, but rather mortified by the show!

FIONA said...

Sounds like you have some serious jelousy issues you need to work out.


Why would I be jealous....please tell me why.

FIONA said...

and really it's none of anyone elses business


They are on TV...and Kate has invited us into their lives. She asked us to make it our business.

And when it comes to deception, and scaming, using children, I THINK it becomes society's business. But that is just silly ole me.

moi said...

I find her to be the most fascinating strong woman I have ever seen! I am sorry that you are judging someone without ever knowing them

I'm sorry, Misty Johnson, that you believe it is a "strong" woman who belittles her husband on a regular basis, rolls her eyes at him, looks to the filming crew for justification of her emotionally abusive actions and words, tells her children "don't listen to Daddy, he's mean," makes comments such as "Where's my husband? Oh, he's absent, as usual," and so on and so forth. I can only imagine you view her in this way because you are not far from that yourself? Then, certainly, you'd see nothing wrong at all! Carry on, then. The only one who matters is You! :)

Anonymous said...

"Maybe they do give back, they just don't feel the need to tell people."

I have a pretty good idea from watching 3 seasons of this show that Kate Gosselin will shout any minutely positive thing she thinks she's doing from the highest rooftop.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Jon and Kate have in any way, shape, or form ever been "dirt poor" with 8 kids. To me, "dirt poor" parent's can't afford a relatively expensive home in Central Pennsylvania; nor could they afford an all organic diet, and clothes from the Gap. Hell, I'm in college working two jobs and I can't afford clothes from the Gap. That being said, I certainly wouldn't say that Jon and Kate live an extravagant lifestyle, however "dirt poor" is certainly not a way that I would ever describe these two individuals. They aren't living in section 8 housing or in a less expensive urban area of Pennsylvania. They don't shop at discount stores, at least, not from what I've seen depicted on the show. And they get free shit donated to them. Come on, "dirt poor"? I don't think so.

If you have savings (college funds, personal savings) and you appear to the public with a sob story about how you have nothing (when you have more than the average individual), is deceptive and shameful behavior. And this is my biggest pet peeve with these two. I really do think that this type of deception needs to be pointed out to those individuals who have donated money to the Gosselin family without knowing all the details. This blog allows us to see all sides of the story. So kudos to you guys for opening this blog up. I'll certainly save my donations for myself. I have student loans to pay off, not a tap fund to rely on.

Anonymous said...

WE must not forget that J & K have a staff of nannies, helpers, laundry folders, house cleaners, personal assistants, camera crew, and volunteers to assist them in their basic parenting and day to day activities. I would give any other typical working parent a pass on not 'wanting to do this or that' because they were too exhausted, or 'too many of us', as rightfully deserved. J & K..not so much! J & K inspiring not really. Self rightious, egotistical, vanity obsessed, child pimping,celebrity wanna bes...EXACTLY !

Anonymous said...

I still think its impossible to know what they give. My brother and sister in law attend a similar church and they have to tithe, so I would bet they give in that way at the very least. It is easy to say "I know they don't give because they would say if they did", but I'm not sure that's true. Just because we don't see something doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

Serena said...

I still think its impossible to know what they give.

It is impossible to know, of course, but it is quite possible to pay attention to their behavior in other areas and make intelligent inferences.

Kate loves to blather on about her virtuous use of organics, for example. I am convinced that if she were virtuous in the area of "paying it forward", we'd hear about it at least as often as we hear about her love affair with organics.

Oh, I do remember now that she mentioned helping others out... she said, "When YOU have two sets of multiples, then we'll talk about ME helping YOU out.".

Anonymous said...

Serena said: "Oh, I do remember now that she mentioned helping others out... she said, "When YOU have two sets of multiples, then we'll talk about ME helping YOU out.'"

I think this is one of the areas where people can watch and interpret it differently. I thought she was just joking, I believe she said "When you have your sextuplets I'll help you out." I didn't hear any emphasis anywhere. To me it sounds like they have a joking relationshipand that was a joke. Besides, like you said, we CAN'T know how they give back or if they do. Maybe this is the one way they are really Christians, Christian giving (I believe) is meant to be done quietly. Maybe in the way they don't talk about their religion they don't talk about their Christian activities. They have many faults, but this is one I can't say is a fault until I KNOW they don't give.

uppityredhead said...

Honestly, I don't give a rat's heinie if they tithe or not, if they are Christians or atheists.....they just do not come across as decent, caring human beings.

NS said...

And before you pass judgement, shouldn't you present both sides of the argument? It seems a liiiittle bit one sided.

Jon and/or Kate are more than welcome to come defend their side of the story regarding this issue on this site or any one of the other 5 or 10 that are discussing it. They are more than welcome to defend any thing that is written about them on this site.

They are fully aware it exists.

Until then (and even after), we have a right to discuss our opinions about them and all that is public knowledge about them. It may a right you disagree with, it may be opinions you disagree, but it is our right nonetheless.

I am sorry but if you proclaim to be a christian, and are judging Kate, you should really look in the mirror!!

I see in your carefuly worded comment, you make no clear declaration on being a Christian yourself. Is that just your way off the hook here? because clearly judgment of otheres, us, is what you are passing in your entire post. Again it makes one wonder, is it that YOU are allowed to pass judgment or judgment is Ok as long as you are agreeable to the judgment, or is it only OK if not directed at the Gosselins? That's just rich.

I thought she was just joking, I believe she said "When you have your sextuplets I'll help you out." I didn't hear any emphasis anywhere. To me it sounds like they have a joking relationshipand that was a joke.

Joking with Jen, the producer? I'm sure Kate just cracked Jen up left and right. Yeah, there's a hell of a joke coming. Stay tuned.

Serena said...

Maybe this is the one way they are really Christians, Christian giving (I believe) is meant to be done quietly.

The theory that she might buy into the Christian ideal of anonymous giving while blatantly rejecting so many other Christian ideals is just not something I could ever take seriously. Kate is neither subtle nor complex... if she's doing it, she's showing it.

supporter of the gosselins!!! said...

i ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS SHOW I THINK KATE IS A WONDERFUL MOTHER SHE HAS HER OWN FAULTS LIKE WE ALL DO AND SO DOES JON BUT THEY MAKE IT WORK JON LOVES HER AND SHE LOVES HIM AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IN EVERY EPISODE ..

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT RELIGION HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHAT IS BORTHERING ALL OF YOU!!

JUST LET THEM LIVE THEIR LIFES IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE IT OR IF OFFENDS YOU THE CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!PLEASE!!!

THE CHILDREN ARE HAPPY AND LOVED.. AND VERY WELL FEED AND TAKEN CARE OF...

ALL I NOW S I WAS RASIED IN A CATHOLIC HOME WHICH DOES MEAN I'M CHRISTIAN... AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE CAN PASS JUDGEMENT ON THIS FAMILY OR AND ANYONE ELSE THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE US OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!

THE SAME HEAVENLY FATHER WHO BLESSED THIS FAMILY WITH EACH OTHER..

JUST LET THE GOSSELIN FAMILY LIVE AND LOVE!!!

Anonymous said...

They feel the need to return every email they get,
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I haven't decided if I love them or hate them yet, but the more I see of Kate on TV w/how RUDE she is to Jon & the kids (esp. to the girls w/Girls Day Out), I really really don't like this woman.

However,I just wanted to correct the comment above. They do NOT feel the need to respond to every email they get. They have STATED that they just don't have the time. (Who would?) I myself have sent a few to them & have never received a response.

I know this is not a big deal, just wanted to point that out.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you ever heard of the Dionne Quintuplets? A Canddian family back in the 1920's who's children were exploited by a doctor for money....the children essentially became a side show...watch the documentary: Million Dollar Babies or research them on the internet.

You can't tell me there aren't similarities.


But I do love the Gosselin's!

Anonymous said...

Since religion has been brought up in this thread, I want to comment. To me, a non-Christian, Jon and Kate do not seem to represent what this--and other religions--are about. True, they do not represent Christians as a whole, but they call themselves Christians and capitalize on their beliefs (support from church members, a book from a Christian publisher, talks at churches). Also, I understand that Christians see themselves as conduits to lead others to the faith. Yet, they come across as shallow, materialistic, and unkind. Perhaps if they more openly lived by the tenents of their faith (and exhibited basic good manners), they could do that part of the mission. I don't know. They just don't seem people of inspiration to me. In stead, they exhibit self-absorbed and shallow behavior. I can't imagine not having my parents and in-laws in my and my children's lives or making a living off the backs of my children. It's sad.

Anonymous said...

I think Jon and Kate have good parenting and organization ideas. Their children are adorable and my kids learn from them too. My kids are learning to go potty from the potty episode and they beg to watch the Zoo episode over and over. I think it is good Jon and Kate have a staff of people helping them....they need it. They are not perfect. The only perfect person that I know of as a Christian was Jesus. The rest of us are just trying to find our path to Him.

We need to love more and judge less as said years ago by Mother Theresa.

Anonymous said...

At some point during the J&K+8 series they switched churches. The little church that put the addition on their home in the first season, bought cribs for the sex (not to Kate's liking because they didn't match) as well as clothes (not to Kates liking because they didn't match) and then J&K+8 instructed congregation that cash donations only would be accepted...well they left this little church and fell out with Kates parents as well (the parents were mortified) sounds all very christian to me...right?

simplysarah said...

I pray that Jon & Kate Gosselin get some marital counsel, if they haven't already. I also pray they take their show off the air, which is weird for me to say because I love watching their sweet children on the show. I think it's going to be rougher on their family as they continue forward. Maybe some annual update shows, like the Duggars and other larger families do, would be great.

Anonymous said...

"couple is so incensed with keeping up the charade"

incensed is a synonym for enraged...perhaps you meant obsessed with keeping up the charade. If so, then I agree with you.

missy said...

I admit, there is a certain appeal to the show. The kids (minus Mady) are sweet & cute. The parents...eeesh.......8 kids would definately be challenging, but the Duggars are doing it with total faith, calm, order and 18 kids!!!! Kate is some sort of germ-a-phobe who won't let her little ones get dirty and run around like 4 year olds need to do. She belittles her husband constantly. The only time they seem to get along is on the "confession" couch...and even then she rationalizes her outbursts and makes less of their behavior.
P.S. Donations like tummy tucks and hair plugs for Jon seem a far cry from what their necessities of life use to and should be.

Anonymous said...

as far as i know, you dont live with the family and your not "best buds" with them. how can you assume these things? im a Christian myself, and you cant just misconcept them. they most likely tithe to the church and they donate their clothes and old toys to charity.

iluveeyore said...

I have no idea what they give to their church.

I do know that they give worn clothes (clothes that have been worn -- not worn out)to consignment shops. That is probably one of the reasons that Kate is so neurotic about stains. You cannot sell stained clothes at a consignment shop. They also sell stuff at garage sales (e.g., the 6 cribs). I think that, if the Gosselins were giving things to charity, we would see something about it on the show!

Anonymous said...

supporter of the gosselins
I DON'T BELIEVE THAT RELIGION HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHAT IS BORTHERING ALL OF YOU!!

If you want the other readers to take your message seriously, I would recommend turning off the caps lock key and using spell check.
It's the hypocrisy of them claiming to be such good Christians that bother me. I could attend church every week, run around putting bible verses all over my house and on my tee shirts too, that doesn't make me a good Christian.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE CAN PASS JUDGEMENT ON THIS FAMILY OR AND ANYONE ELSE THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE US OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!
Really, you don't understand it when you are doing the same to the posters here? We have made public posts that you judge but then when Gosselins who choose to make their business public you want us to sit quietly by and shut up about the things we find troubling in their public behavior. Nice. So I guess when Kate goes before the judge at court to explain why she did her hit and run, you will let him know that he has no right to judge her, right?
And I'm sure the heavenly father will get his chance too but they will just have to live with the fact that as long as they display their behavior in public the public will also judge them. Just like Britney, Lindsey, Paris and all other misfits that can't seem to understand to behave in public. If the Gosselins don't like being judged they can keep themselves out of the public eye. Problem solved.
Anonymous said...
as far as i know, you dont live with the family and your not "best buds" with them. how can you assume these things? im a Christian myself, and you cant just misconcept them. they most likely tithe to the church and they donate their clothes and old toys to charity.

So, are you saying you live with the family and are best buds with them? I've no clue what misconcept them means but how are your beliefs about whether they tithe or donate to charity any more true then what I believe? I would love to hear when they do their speaking engagement in LA that they want to donate the fees charged to assist with the continuing effort to rebuild from Katrina. We heard Kate clearly say she was going to the consignment store not to Goodwill. So no I don't believe they give much if anything to those less fortunate.

FIONA said...

Eeyore,

YOu know we would have seen a whole epi on KON's charitable works IF they so exsisted!

I am actually surprised they haven't as of yet contrived one for the sheeple's peace of mind!

Anonymous said...

I have 2 problems with the Gosselins. I have 3 step kids that watch the show and see the family going off on these fabulous trips such as the ski vacation. It is very difficult to explain to children that these trips are not paid for by Jon and Kate. The kids look at Daddy and I & ask why we can't go skiing? How do u explain to young children we pay for all of things and can't afford such things. The other is Mady's behavior, my kids see her acting out and not really being punished and they think this ok. I see a definite change in their attitude after watching an episode where Mady is being nasty. Jon & Kate need to address this issue as it sets a bad example for not only other children but their own children.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 1:50am

It is very difficult to explain to children that these trips are not paid for by Jon and Kate....I see a definite change in their attitude after watching an episode where Mady is being nasty...as it sets a bad example for not only other children but their own children.


There is a glaringly obvious solution for you. You can have your children stop watching the show. I'm not a Jon and Kate apologist, BUT they don't need to discipline Mady because YOUR kids act up when they see her on TV.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a parable about people asking why has God forsaken us in our time of need, and God says, when you needed a job, I sent one, you didn't take it, you need help, I sent a friend, etc. etc. I am totally off here, but that's the gist of it. Kate and Jon need to learn that one - God helps those who help themselves.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say I appreciate this blog. As a former fan of Kon, I was already disgusted at their treatment of their children, their helpers and family. This blog has opened my eyes to so much more. I am just saddened that there are still people being taken for all they're worth by these people. Charity needs to go to deserving families. All I know is you reap what you sow. I'm glad I won't be anywhere around Kon when they get what's coming to them.

pootknot said...

What is doing me in is boy issue. I am so relieved I am not the only one that is noticing this. It started with me when I noticed the toys. Does anyone else notice the fact that there are all these playhouses and dolls around? The boys room is seemingly empty of boy things. Even their little playhouse is girl designed.

I have boys. Yes they are gross and disgusting and I LOVE IT. I love "I've done something you don't know about" laugh, the black ring in the tub, the socks that walk on their own, every bit of it.
I have a cousin like Kate. I call her Queenie. Her poor son doesn't know what dirt is. Years ago I had a friend that used to nanny for a doctor who had I think it was 4 kids. He would insist that she put them down for their naps dirty. He said it kept them healthy.

Anyway, back to the boy issue. It has bothered me for some time. I think the main reason I watch the show is Collin. I just love him and feel so baddly for him. He reminds me so much of my own son whom is autistic, NOT that I am saying Collin is! The boys day out golfing got my goat the most. For one, I think its horrible that Kate won't include herself in their activities. The second thing is when Aiden I think it was got dirty. Collin got sooo upset about it. I sware I want Kate to watch that over and over again until she realizes how her ocd has affected him. I also found it ironic that Kate had nothing to say about it in the interview portion.

It breaks my heart for the boys. It really does, anyone that has boys knows that when a boy gets older they become a lifetime body gaurd for their mom. If that mom did not build that good relationship with him then he will not only not be a protector to his mother, he will have no respect and even have hatred towards other women. It has been proven time and time again.

Anonymous said...

Hello-

I am new here but wanted to tell everyone (well, mostly everyone) that this site is a GOOD THING (do I sound like Martha Stewart?)and hopefully something positive will result from all the comments/constructive criticism.

There are so many things I want to say but that would take too long and I'm quite certain anything I have to say has already been said.

BUT...............spoiler alert....in one of the recent tabloids, there is a blob about Kon renewing their vows in Hawaii. I did some googling and found a site that showed a picture. AAAARGH.

Anonymous said...

I loved your article. I used to watch this reality show until I saw the the article in the National Enquirer. It makes me sick that she (Kate) had the gall to say it was America's place to take care of her children. The nerve of her saying that. She made the statement on the show once that she wished she was asian. I wish she was to then I wish she would move to where John's parents are and they could take care of them. Where ever he is from I wish they would go back.
She acts like it is so hard to take care of those eight children. She has lots of money in the back and they are living off of the huge donations and saving their money. I honestly did like the show until the article they published in the Enquirer. I think John is a woos and she wears the pants. I am just amazed to think she thinks we owe her family. The pity party should be over for that family. They are making lots of money exploiting their children and they are all spoiled. I pray she sees the article you wrote. She won't mind she is laughing all the way to the bank.
Thanks again good to know there is someone else who feels like I do. I to worked my butt off raising four children by my self. I had nothing gave to me and times were very hard then....

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make a few comments. One, Jon and Kate may or may not be Christians, but clearly they are not remotely demonstrating Christian behavior on the show or in real life (Kate's disrespect of Jon, Jon's not acting as head of household, materialism, taking advantage of others, deception, etc.) I'm a Christian, and I would appreciate it if they would either behave like the Christian's they claim they are or stop claiming to be Christians. Ultimately, though, this is in God's hands.

The second comment I have is regarding the college funds. These are eight children who will attend good schools and be well known. They will be able to write essays about growing up in a family of sextuplets and twins, and their experience of having spent at least several years of their early childhood having their lives broadcast on national television every week. When the sextuplets are in high school they can do interviews taking about which college they want to go to or which college gave them a scholarship. This should be sufficient to get scholarships for college. If all else fails, they can sell their stories of how difficult the show made their life. I don't think Jon and Kate have to worry at all about college funds, so the pleas they're making are ridiculous.