I Tell Myself I'm Going to be Fair

Gawd! You know every episode I tell myself I'm going to be fair, I'm not going to jump all over Kate for nothing. But then two minutes in she will pull out her uber bitch intolerable self and I lose it.

[In tonight's episode, Girls Day Out] I wanted to smack her for telling Jon he doesn't help out. Excuse me??? Is this bitch kidding? This man holds the family together. Ok he has his lazy moments too, but nowhere near the level Kate approaches. There was awhile there when he was working full time and then running around doing Kate's stupid projects all weekend while she whines and complains she didn't get any credit for bringing him up lunch.

He never complains when Kate is lounging around like Cleopatra all day or asks her to get up and help him. How does Kate think these kids get up, dressed, fed and on the bus every day when she sleeps in? How do they get bathed and put to bed at night? Magic? Beth? The camera man? When she was berating Jon on the couch, he didn't really respond and Jen asked him if he had anything to say. He said "no." I mean it's pretty clear he knows there's nothing in the world he can say to reason with Kate, so he's thrown in the towel. I don't blame him.

"Puppy nightmare thing"? The child is FOUR. That is how four year olds paint. If you have half a heart, you will appreciate the "nightmare" for how cute and simple it is and treasure it forever. Agggh!

Mady is hysterical. Kate is all assuming the girls will give what they make to her. Bitch! Shrew! But Mady is like, fuck it, I'm giving mine to Daddy. Go Mady.

Reprinted with permission from Virga.

54 comments:

s. said...

"caraaaaa that looks like real art!"

wtf!!

sabrinasmom said...

I missed what they actually made - but why should Mady give hers to Kate? So she can call it obnoxious?

sugarjay said...

I'd love to see an episode where Jon & Kate switch roles like Kate suggested. If that happened Kate would be in charge of getting up early, getting Cara & Mady off to school and running errands while Jon was in charge of bitching and styling his hair like Dennis the Menace.

Anonymous said...

Why did Kate call Mady's bracelet and earrings obnoxious? That was so rude. The kid wanted to make an orange bracelet and earrings. WTF is the problem? She treats that poor kid like crap. I feel sorry for her.

Steph said...

To paraphrase the great Randy Pausch...

"When someone cares, they try-they push and challenge you because they care and they want to make you better. It is when they STOP caring that they give in and stop fighting for you."

Jon has stopped caring about Kate. It was SO obvious tonight. He is probably more than a little fed up with losing family members, too. His dad only got to hang around because he had money to support them.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

I could not believe how self-centered Kate was in this episode. Seriously! Standing at the counter pre-bitching about going to a pottery painting place because the kids might get dirty? (1 bitch point(BP)). Telling John she wished she had time to stand with her arms folded or have a role reversal day? (1 BP) Making Jon walk back and forth from the garage to the van? (1 BP) Chucking Cara's Crocs out the window and saying that's what the kid told her to do...maybe not deserving of bitch points, but not cool just the same. Getting to the pottery place and making rude and unempathetic comments about a the doggy? (2 BPs) Suggesting that all of the girls make HER a bowl or whatever? (1 BP) And, btw, as anyone who's ever been to a ColorMeMine or pottery painting place, I have no doubt that they picked about $400 worth of stuff. The bowl with all of the handprints was probably $50. Calling Maddy's orange earings "awful"? (BP 1). Spending two hours painting stripes on a vase and making the employees help your children while you complain about the way they're painting their projects? (BPs 2) Getting home after an "exhausting" day of sitting on your butt painting pottery and telling John you hope he's started dinner? (BP 1).
How many bp's is that? 10? I suppose we could add in some points from the confessional where she completely negated Jon's contributions to the family. Every episode gets worse.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I have to say every time I think "Oh, well this was a good episode, we'll see what people find to criticize" there always seems to be the biggest reaction. Jon doesn't even watch his kids when he's watching them (sitting in the driveway playing with his iPod, when he went rollerblading "with" the girls but left them behind, with the boys on the golf course). Jon may do his assigned jobs, but he doesn't do much more to help out when its needed. As to Kate, I thought she was very calm and relaxed this episode, she had fun with the girls, and they had fun with her. But I should have known it would devolve into what a horrible shrew Kate is. Kind of gets away from the original point of the blog, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Kate did appreciate the "nightmares." I have many a nightmares (and they *are* ugly) but I also treasure them. Kate said when they grew up and wanted to take their pottery she was going to want to keep it because they made it. People always have such extreme reactions to Kate, I can't puzzle it out. Is it really necessary to call her a bitch and a shrew? I thought she was well intentioned, remained calm through the episode, kept the OCD thing under control, had fun and people still manage to call her names.

uppityredhead said...

What the heck was going on between Jon and Kate in last night's epi? He looked (and acted) as if he is ready to bolt from that marriage at any minute! For some reason it seemed so much more evident than usual. Can't be a heathy situation for those kids.

Anonymous said...

Well I am pretty muched weaned from this show. I found it more interesting to re-organize my pantry than watch. I figured the only way for me to make a difference is to stop watching altogether. Hope some of ya'll follow suit!

Anonymous said...

Kate did appreciate the "nightmares." I have many a nightmares (and they *are* ugly) but I also treasure them. Kate said when they grew up and wanted to take their pottery she was going to want to keep it because they made it. People always have such extreme reactions to Kate, I can't puzzle it out."

Are you kidding?
I mean you truly can't grasp this concept?

Well, I shall help you grasp it.

You NEVER TELL A CHILD HIS/HER ART IS A NIGHTMARE, UGLY, BAD ETC.
Duh! It's as bad as telling a kid they were a mistake.

Anonymous said...

I can deal with Kate's OCD about messes. I can deal with her criticisms of the little girls' pottery. I don't think she meant any real harm by her comments. HOWEVER, I was appalled at that whole driveway scene. Throwing your child's shoes out of a car window, because you are mad at your husband, is no example to set for your children. Period. That whole exchange between them was disgusting. How can situations like that NOT emotinally harm the children? At the very least it advocates disrespect and unkind behavior towards other family members. I have never posted here, but I was a long time lurker on the TWoP board. This is the first time that I felt strongly enough to say something. Please know that I would never want this to be true, but I read another posters comment about how her husband thinks that Jon is hooking uo with his trainer. My boyfriend said the same thing last night! Interesting vibes this show is giving off...

FIONA said...

The show was definitly another sad and dismal display of the Gosselin Family dynamic.

This is what I don't get: Mom's are supposed to want to have fun with their kids, correct? Kate new what it was like to have toddlers times 2, when she had only the twins. I truly don't understand her wanting anymore children.

Now that she has these neat little kids, she doesn't play with. All they are is a bother to her, clearly, that is indisputable.

Another thing, is Kate needs, really, really needs medical intervention for her anxiety issues. No, I am not a doctor, but it is obvious that there is something wrong with Kate Gosselin. NOTHING makes her happy. Her children, nope. Her hubby, NOPE. The job, NOPE. What will it take for her to be happy. I would really like to see Kate Gosselin happy.

FIONA said...

Anonymous said...
Ok, I have to say every time I think "Oh, well this was a good episode, we'll see what people find to criticize" there always seems to be the biggest reaction. Jon doesn't even watch his kids when he's watching them (sitting in the driveway playing with his iPod, when he went rollerblading "with" the girls but left them behind, with the boys on the golf course). Jon may do his assigned jobs, but he doesn't do much more to help out when its needed. As to Kate, I thought she was very calm and relaxed this episode, she had fun with the girls, and they had fun with her. But I should have known it would devolve into what a horrible shrew Kate is. Kind of gets away from the original point of the blog, doesn't it?

What show were you watching last night?

Anonymous said...

What show were you watching last night?


Um I watched Kate make a fool out of herself. I watched Kate belittle her spouse and make stupid comments. I watched Kate create more drama.. instead of getting out of the van herself and getting the items SHE needs for the day continue to yell out the window at Jon. She's not a happy person and it shows that she doesn't want anyone around her happy.

brittany said...

I used to watch this show purely for the snark value. It made me laugh. But now as I read these blogs and really sit and watch the show, it pains me. These children are being pimped out so their parents can get tummy tucks, hair plug surgery, memberships to gyms etc. For the rest of their lives they will believe that they are entitled to something because they are apart of the Gosselin Eight.

I hate to see what happens to them when they are no longer the cute adorable children people love to watch. When they are tweens and teenagers and nobody cares anymore. When America moves on to the next novelty. What's going to happen then? It's really quite sad.

Anonymous said...

RE: the trainer, I get some sexual tension between them. Now I am a strong believer that no woman can make her husband cheat, a man has free will. However I found it stupid and naive of her when Kate was interviewing for a nanny that she ended up choosing a young, attractive blond (with a tight little body might I add) when I've heard Jon say in the past that he only likes blondes. How many examples in the media have we seen of men cheating on/leaving their wife with/for the nanny? Now he has this trainer and Kate is cool with it? I guess she trusts her husband and that's cool, but it couldn't be me.

iluveeyore said...

I saw absolutely no reason to change Mady's shoes last night. To me, they both looked liked flip-flops. I believe that it was just a whim of Mady's.

AND what in heaven's name was Kate doing asking Jon for a POTTY for the white van? She had 7-year-olds and 4-year-olds with her. I think she has a morbid fear of having to find a bathroom for her kids!

ALSO -- the shoes the boys were wearing in the gym were totally inappropriate. They should have had sneakers or been barefoot -- not slippery plastic shoes.

I'm so disgusted with these people.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen Girls Day Out yet, but I did see movie night. I loved watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 and I am the first one to protect them and defend them.

I really think they do read what people write online and it does effect them greatly. Please keep in mind that the show is edited and we are seeing what producers piece together and a producers and editor's job is to make thing entertaining. We MAY NOT see Jon standing around not helping, we may only see Kate being what we think is irrational, the show is built to make us laugh, shrug and shake our heads.

Having 8 children can and will strain a marriage, why would you work when you can stay home with your children? I think Jon and Kate are doing well, but there was something I became uncomfortable with, which was Mady's fake crying during movie night.

Mady really tries so hard to get attention and the crying during the movie was an obvious attempt, you could see that Kate knew it was a fake cry. Also, when you hear Kate scream out "JON!!" when the tiger is eating the monkey, that is actual sound bite from a different episode which made it LOOK LIKE Kate was blaming him.

I have inside info on that. Seriously people it is a SHOW and YOU have no idea what is going on in that house so stop acting like you do.

Anonymous said...

AND what in heaven's name was Kate doing asking Jon for a POTTY for the white van? She had 7-year-olds and 4-year-olds with her. I think she has a morbid fear of having to find a bathroom for her kids!

She was asking for a fold up toilet seat cover so the little ones don't fall in, that is what Jon gave her in the bag, We used one for a little while.

Serena said...

As to Kate, I thought she was very calm and relaxed this episode

I didn't see a calm, relaxed woman at all. I saw a woman so pathologically neurotic about "messes" that she insulated herself from possibly catching a glimpse of a paint smudge by refusing to engage in what the girls were doing at all.

She tried to mask it by claiming that she wouldn't look until they were all done so she could be "surprised". Yeah right Kate.

Half the fun of an outing like that, what makes it a bonding experience, is to actually SHARE the experience. Watch each other and comment on their progress, say that you like how they're doing it, what colors they are picking, what do you think you'll do on that part, things like that. You know, actual CONVERSATION about what you are doing.

Instead Kate was so freakin' terrified of seeing any mess that she had this wall around her and partitioned off her own little world to escape to. She misses out on so much by allowing herself to be captive to her irrational phobias.

eve said...

I have inside info on that. Seriously people it is a SHOW and YOU have no idea what is going on in that house so stop acting like you do.

Well, Insider, we are perfectly within our rights to comment on what we do see, see? And by your logic, we also don't see Jon beating Kate, Kate beating Jon, them beating the kids, Jon growing balls, etc, but perhaps we should assume that just because we don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen? Interesting!

Anonymous said...

I have not seen Girls Day Out yet, but I did see movie night. I loved watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 and I am the first one to protect them and defend them.

I really think they do read what people write online and it does effect them greatly. Please keep in mind that the show is edited and we are seeing what producers piece together and a producers and editor's job is to make thing entertaining. We MAY NOT see Jon standing around not helping, we may only see Kate being what we think is irrational, the show is built to make us laugh, shrug and shake our heads.

Having 8 children can and will strain a marriage, why would you work when you can stay home with your children? I think Jon and Kate are doing well, but there was something I became uncomfortable with, which was Mady's fake crying during movie night.

Mady really tries so hard to get attention and the crying during the movie was an obvious attempt, you could see that Kate knew it was a fake cry. Also, when you hear Kate scream out "JON!!" when the tiger is eating the monkey, that is actual sound bite from a different episode which made it LOOK LIKE Kate was blaming him.

I have inside info on that. Seriously people it is a SHOW and YOU have no idea what is going on in that house so stop acting like you do.



Yes we all know that all this is due to editing but if that is the case, then why would Jon and Kate agree to do more episodes? Because of the money, right? They are not thinking about what it does to their marriage or the kids. That, my dear friend, is called avarice and greed. Kate claims that her family is always priority but I highly doubt that. So, as long as they agree to make more episodes which make Kate look like a fool, then we will continue to snark. It is THEIR choice.

nsiteman said...

I agree with uppity redhead, Jon was most unhappy in last nights episode. I also thought that maybe something was going on with the trainer, but the Jon said that he is her first male client - maybe she is just used to training women. Kate was awful yelling at Jon from the van and then throwing Cara's crocs out the window into the driveway. I think even she realized that she shouldn't be doing that.

Anonymous said...

Atheist in a mini van. said...
How many bp's is that? 10? I suppose we could add in some points from the confessional where she completely negated Jon's contributions to the family. Every episode gets worse.

You forgot when Kate told the lady in the pottery place: "smart dads take their children here for mother´s day presents".

iluveeyore said...

I loved the fact that the husband who doesn't do anything to help was making burgers on the grill when Kate and the girls got home!

Also -- what is up with Joel SNIFFING things? At the July 4th parade, he sniffed the tootsie roll (I thought that was because he had no idea what it is.) Then he asked to sniff Kate's face! Last night, when handed the straw for the slurpee at the gym, the first thing he did was sniff the straw.

Anybody ever hear of such an odd behavior before?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Kate really is OCD/anxiety disorder but I will say it is a hard thing to deal with. You do not purposely cut yourself off from fun things, you just can't get past it. I do agree that she needs to get help so these are less of a problem. If she's as severe as that she will not ever be fully over it. Even with medication and therapy I still have some compulsive behaviors and every once in a while a panic moment, though rarely an attack. However, I did see last night as a step in the right direction. She realizes that she has a problem and instead of making the day a bad one for the girls she used a coping mechanism. The girls seemed to have fun anyway, they liked painting and even Mady seemed happy.

This is directed at me, so I'll address it:
"Are you kidding?
I mean you truly can't grasp this concept?

Well, I shall help you grasp it.

You NEVER TELL A CHILD HIS/HER ART IS A NIGHTMARE, UGLY, BAD ETC."

I may have missed something, but I don't remember Kate saying *to any of the girls* that their projects were ugly. She and Jon talked about that later. I have many ugly creations that have been given to me and I love them--but I don't delude myself into thinking they are pretty and that my child is a perfect Picasso at 4. That doesn't make me love the picture any less. I'm sure it doesn't make Kate love them any less (which in fact, she stated when she said she would be fighting to keep them in the years to come).

laura linger said...

All that I will add is this:

Sassy can make me a purple and orange ceramic dog and a messy handpainted bowl anytime she wants, and I will treasure it and cherish it...not make mean comments about it to the camera for the world (and the child) to see, and certainly not to PAINT OVER her beautiful "sassy" artwork.

Anonymous said...

Jon has stopped caring about Kate. It was SO obvious tonight. He is probably more than a little fed up with losing family members, too. His dad only got to hang around because he had money to support them.

I noticed that too in last night's episode. Jon just seems to be there but he's in his own world now. Maybe now that he is working out he is gaining confidence in himself. I also wondered if maybe he has a crush on his trainer and that is why he is so distant? Having watched previous episodes where Kate intentionaly embarasses him, I don't blame him for shutting down emotionally. There was an episode that aired recently in which Kate was talking and suddenly, out of the blue she starts yelling at Jon to stop breathing so loud. She may have been trying to embarass him but she only made herself look foolish

Anonymous said...

If this show is all about production, editting, and phoney misplaced sound bites in an attempt to get viewers to 'laugh and shake our heads' then it is not a reality show representing a day in the life of the Gosselin family but a scripted sit com. If I, or the viewers are to believe that this tv show is an accurate representation of the Gosselin family complete with special days out, game night, movie night, and couch confesionals then one cannot blame the editting or misplaced sound bites when viewers respond with less than positive feedback. If editting is to blame for the disfunctional representation of this family then J & K truly did sell their soul (and dignity) to the devil for the sake of the all mighty dollar and 15 minutes of fame!

iluveeyore said...

"she ended up choosing a young, attractive blond (with a tight little body might I add)"

Kate did NOT choose the attractive blond. She chose a brunette named Sarah, who we NEVER saw again.

P.S. When Collin was confused about which truck/van he was going to ride in, why didn't Jon just put him in the blue van -- instead of sending him to time out? He punished him for his confusion.

In their music video, what to my surprise did appear -- the white plastic chair, for her highness to sit on.

brittany said...

Am I the only one bothered by the fact that people feel that Jon and Kate are the victims because bloggers, viewers tend to be critical of their decisions?

I understand this is a show, anyone can see that. What I don't understand is how two self respecting adults can allow themselves ( and their young children) to be subjected to judgment, criticism and possible future harassment.

The show has proven to me that people will do ANYTHING to keep their wallets full, even it means selling out your innocent children. The show is heavily edited and I know there are tons of things we don't see. But Kate has mentioned that she and Jon have a say in what goes into the show and what does not. If the things we see are greenlighted to be on the show, can you imagine what we DON'T see? What they deemed too inappropriate to show? WTF?!

Bicoastal said...

Help! I missed the music video. What did they do?? And is it a "real" video ala MTV? Or just some ham-handed kids-banging-on-pots?

Is is just me or does TLC seem to be amping-up the J&K show? Almost like they're shoving it down our throats i.e. "you wanna snark?; wait 'til you see this episode."

I wonder if good old Jen is setting J&K up for a fall in some covert, passive-aggressive manner. I know Jen makes money off the show (plus the trips) and she must enjoy having a "hit" on her hands. But her production values, especially the final product, really puts the parents in a bad light. It almost seems intentional; maybe Jen is penning a tell-all for some future day "The Dark Side of TLC Fame: How Money Destroyed the Gosselins."

All these phony set-up episodes and expensive trips -- Jen must know they make the parents look bad. Yet she continues to dangle the swag carrots in front of J&K knowing they cannot resist. Does she want people to rag-on her favorite parents?

It's very clear that Kate seeks validation from Jen; her constant checking Jen's reaction when she's made a "funny" to see if Jen approves is a little pathetic. (Jon does it too.) Is Jen encouraging this sycophantic behavior from J&K?

Anybody else wonder about TLC's aggressive advertising for the show?

Anybody else wonder if producer Jen is playing the parents? She seems to be encouraging the critics.

Anonymous said...

If I had 8 kids I would want my wallet full.

Serena said...

If I had 8 kids I would want my wallet full.

Who wouldn't? There are plenty of parents who manage to support large families without exploiting their own children and deceiving the public.

FIONA said...

In their music video, what to my surprise did appear -- the white plastic chair, for her highness to sit on.


I laughed when I saw that too! Maybe Kate can't stand for long periods of time.

sugarjay said...

It must be nice for Jon to have a normal conversation with his trainer as opposed to getting yelled at for breathing and corrected constantly by Kate. I can't believe how she was about to jump all over him because she thought he ate a donut. Kate is a huge bitch, I don't know how Jon stands her. I assume she censors herself somewhat knowing she's being recorded. I wonder what she's like when the cameras aren't there.

brittany said...

If I had 8 kids I would want my wallet full.

Word to that! But I think I would have a hard time sleeping at night knowing I had to pimp my kids out to have a nice fat wallet.

Anonymous said...

A quote from above "Is Jen encouraging this sycophantic behavior from J&K?"

One of my initial reactions when I first saw this show was: Kate's playing it up for the cameras/producer. It's something that I haven't been able to shake either. Notice how she's always looking to the camera person after she snarks at Jon? Like she's looking for affirmation? Watch the next time during the confessional, you'll see what I mean.

Something's not 100% kosher with this show IMO and the Kate hate/drama only creates more buzz for the show (look at us here, we go nuts and this is only one place of many online yacking about this).

The new music video is on youtube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KMqWHsK2OOA

Bicoastal said...

"The new music video is on youtube."

Wow, that is some kind of lame; looks like a 12 year-old with a computer editing program created an homage to the Gosselins.

FIONA said...

If I had 8 kids I would want my wallet full.

Yea, I would too. And even tho it is the very thing we are talking about, I DO think Kate and Jon could have done this completely different, and still had a nice chunk of change. They could have been nice, honest, sincere. They could have satisfied their needs and the desire that most of us have to see the kids. It still wouldn't have been ideal, BUT had they been more protective of their children's privacy, the way they live their life, perhaps people would be proud of them. KWIM?

Grammier said...

Someone said >>>I may have missed something, but I don't remember Kate saying *to any of the girls* that their projects were ugly. She and Jon talked about that later.

They talked about it on TV on their TV show, which is naptime/bedtime viewing for their children. So remember, everything we see and hear on this show is seen and heard by those eight kids. Think about the messages they are given on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

I couldnt even watch the video in its entirety when it initially aired. It is so pathetically low budget and amatuer.

M.N. said...

Mady is my shero. I love that kid & all her attitude! And I LOVE orange, lol.

Anonymous said...

What a catty shrew. I can't believe how she has treated Aunt Jodi.

FIONA said...

Mady is GREAT, isn't she. She has a ton of potential. If they don't break her spirit, I have high hopes for her!

SmartyQ said...

I have not seen Girls Day Out yet, but I did see movie night. I loved watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 and I am the first one to protect them and defend them. You protect them? How? Is this Jonathan again? He’s always going on about protecting his family. That you, Fuzzy Bunny’s Widdle Bunny?

I really think they do read what people write online and it does effect them greatly. It certainly hasn’t affected them in a positive manner, so what’s the problem? Comprehension?

Please keep in mind that the show is edited and we are seeing what producers piece together and a producers and editor's job is to make thing entertaining. Kate claims they have control over what’s aired, and she says Figure 8’s editing accurately reflects their lives. Are you saying these statements are not true?

Having 8 children can and will strain a marriage. . . Will definitely strain a marriage? Do you have eight children straining your marriage? Any statistics to cite? My parents had six, and they seemed quite fond of each other. If they argued, we never heard it, and we certainly never heard a syllable of disrespect between them. We frequently saw my father watch my mother with a look of utter delight on his face. Maybe most important, we saw them look at us at the dinner table and then beam at each other over the pleasure they felt for us.

why would you work when you can stay home with your children? Oh, I don’t know. Maybe to teach your children about responsibility, about the joy of achieving, about the knowledge that you can handle whatever life throws at you, about knowing when you’re going to have to bend—you know, the things that get you through life with a little dignity, self-respect and your sense of humor intact.

I have inside info on that. Seriously people it is a SHOW and YOU have no idea what is going on in that house so stop acting like you do. How old are you? Fifteen? Listen, my sweet, you will reach an age when you start meeting the same people over and over again. The only differences will be names and faces. We’re a bunch of educated, intelligent, experienced, insightful people who’ve been paying attention as we’ve traveled our lives’ roads, so we know that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck . . . .

laura linger said...

Count me among the Mady fans, too. I love how she makes everything into a sassy little song with a dance. That kid's got a real flair about her. And I loved the orange jewelry! Look at what is in the stores right now! Miss Mady is fashion forward!

Nancy said...

I like Mady but not the song-and-dance schtick. Mady does that for attention, something she never gets from her mother so she turns to the camera to get it....

Anonymous said...

The criticism against criticism about this show is interesting. J & K don't have control over what's shown? Well, if that's true, they signed a bad contract and have to live with it now. J & K are hurt about what people write about them? They have choices: don't read it (I thought deleting criticism was Jon's closet job, btw), stop the show, or grow up and get over it. They put themselves (and their kids) into the spotlight for the money and freebies and then pout because not everyone in TV land just loves them? JimBob and Michelle (oh, my) are savvy enough to get it, but Jon and Kate just seem clueless.

Maggie said...

I don't see them being hurt about what is said about them. Kate stated on the show that she doesn't notice other people, and that she doesn't care what people say, she deletes it. She seems to feel that she is entitled and above the rest of the population.

Anonymous said...

Kate says she doesn't care what people say about her, but I'm not convinced. Under all that bravado I feel that there's a naive, insecure person who needs constant validation. All the material goodies coming her way must look like just rewards. One day she's going to get so full of herself her head will explode. Now that will be one fine mess to clean up.

Anonymous said...

Whatever Jon and Kate say to the camera will or does get back to the kids. She puts the tapes on a nap time. The kids' friends must talk. J&K's couch confessions are public information and they cannot seriously think that the kids won't see this stuff. I think that the desire to make "good" (money-making) TV outweighs consideration for the feelings of the children. Let's just say that J&K don't come across as people with much sense of future outcomes and consequences.

Anonymous said...

FIONA said...
"Mady is GREAT, isn't she. She has a ton of potential. If they don't break her spirit, I have high hopes for her!"

I totally agree! When I first saw how Mady behaved I thought she was in serious need of counseling. I would still say she could benefit from counseling but not because she's a bad kid but instead because SHE'S A GOOD KID COPING WITH A BAD SITUATION, as are all the children (and Jon; Jon has his faults but I really think he loves and enjoys the kids and would like to be able to express more of that without Kate's wet-blanket influence).

Mady does have great potential and she's awesome as she is now even though she's fighting to survive her mother's indifference and foul treatment. Kate may not have said Mady's earrings were obnoxious directly to Mady but she said it to the camera to be preserved and watched over and over for years to come. Some day all of these children will be able to draw their own conclusions about what their parents said about them and about how they were treated. I hope they have more than enough self esteem and unconditional love to get through all of this.