Farm to Table recap

Kate and the Kids Visit an Amish Vegetable Stand! Oh, And Cara Has a Two Week Old Foot Injury

Kate prepares to take the children to her favorite vegetable stand and confesses to us that as a ploy to get the children to eat vegetables, Kate tells them, "this is Henry's. Henry will be upset if you don't eat it".  I suspect that Henry was less a beloved farmer for the Gosselin children and more of a pissed off boogeyman. Continue

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Marinka said...

Kate and the Kids Visit an Amish Vegetable Stand! Oh, And Cara Has a Two Week Old Foot Injury

Kate prepares to take the children to her favorite vegetable stand and confesses to us that as a ploy to get the children to eat vegetables, Kate tells them, "this is Henry's. Henry will be upset if you don't eat it".  I suspect that Henry was less a beloved farmer for the Gosselin children and more of a pissed off boogeyman.

Kate lets us know that Henry was the first Amish person she met. I guess she didn't see "Witness".

She wanted to film there, but she knew that the Amish have issues with pictures, filming, being on camera.  But Henry agreed, his only request was that his face not be shown.  Which, if you want to terrify children, is totally the way to go.

While visiting Henry's vegetable emporium, we watch the kids play with watermelons, thus ensuring hernias for themselves, and totally messing up the Amish vegetable display. Henry tells Kate that he has a new daughter!  Kate seems panicked. "Are you even with me now?!" she asks.  But no, Henry has only seven, so Kate encourages him to keep going.

Kate flashes back to two years ago when she used to go there.  Fortunately, TLC doesn't bite and doesn't flash back.  Kate says that although times were tougher back them, it was also easier.  When Kate says contradictory things like that, we understand that she is very profound.  And possibly stupid.

The moment of nostalgia is interrupted when Kate sees a huge eggplant, "we can make eggplant parmigiana!" she announces and the kids beg for mercy, "NOOO!"  Mady (or is it Cara?) says that they just had eggplant parmigiana three nights in a row last week. What kind of torture chamber is this that they have to eat eggplant parmigiana nonstop? I hope that the authorities are investigating.  They plea bargain to chicken cacciatore.  And then everyone is delighted that a farm stand, in the summer, has corn. 

What's next, tomatoes?

Kate asks the kids to end their obnoxiousness.  

Kate really appreciates the relationship that she has with Henry because they don't have a TV, they don't know who she is, they just know her as Kate who cooks from scratch like they do. And that, not knowing who she is, seems to be the real key to getting along with Kate.

On the way back from Henry's, they drove past a playground, and Kate, memories flooding back, decided to stop by. Another good reason to stop by is that, you know, kids like playgrounds, but whatever.  Memories.  Kate explains that if it weren't 982 million degrees, she'd be running around with the kids.  Apparently, they're at a playground on Mars.

The kids are running around and then some kids get hot and Kate rounds them up and gets them home.

They get home and shuck corn.  Kate thinks the word shuck, shuck, shuck is weird.   Just as I am about to die of jealousy that Kate's kids are shucking and helping, one of the kids slaps another with a corn husk. 

Thanks, kid!

The twins love doing dishes!  Available for your parties!  Cara shows off some mad knife skillz with the peppers,  which I suspect is foreshadowing.

Kate explains that the twins see that she is struggling and really want to help. Which is sweet, but I don't see them helping her with the reverse skunk dye job.

Marinka said...

The kids are having some kind of an argument about musical instruments, which I'm sure is sponsored by Exederin Extra Headache Remedy.

Kate tells us that while the kids run rampant, she just cooks.

They say grace "Jesus made it, Henry growed it, mommy cooked it and we ate it" It makes Kate laugh.  They say thank you to Jesus.  And they love the meal. Kate says that it feels very normal to be there by herself not with Jon but with a babysitter, when she has one.  Kate asks Leah if they've accomplished all of their goals for the day and Cara says "yeah, except we didn't fix Cara's foot." Oopsie.

As Kate was cleaning up, Cara complained about her foot hurting for LIKE THE FOURTH TIME.  Kate says that she doesn't want to run to the doctor every five seconds because at this age 8 and 9, everything hurts all the time, and really, who has time for that crap?

But then Kate noted that her days of custody were coming to an end and she wanted to dot all her i's and cross all her t's so that she left nothing undone (hint to Kate: don't be so hard on yourself! I'm not convinced Jon would notice if Cara were missing a foot, wink, wink), so she decided to call and make an appointment to get Cara an appointment.

She calls and makes an appointment. She tells them that she injured her foot a few weeks ago and was still complaining! Ugh. I hate it when kids whine about an aching limb.

Meanwhile, the kids are flossing in the kitchen, eliciting the gag reflex in homes across America.

But "good news" the doctor could see Cara that night.
But! dilemma!

Kate promised the other kids family game night.  But Cara needs to see the doctor!

How will this modern Sophie's Choice get resolved?
How will this get resolved?!

HOW?
What? What's this? 

Oh, good! Kate tells us that she's going to have her babysitter take Cara to the doctor's office so that she can start game night.
WAIT A MINUTE!

Where was this babysitter during the whole episode? Was she locked in the basement or something? Is she voice activated? I call BS on how she just suddenly appeared.

But lest you think that it's all fun and games on family game night, Kate threatens the kids with rescinding the game night if they don't hurry up.

Then it's family game night.

The kids are herded to the basement. They are playing Gator golf which looked like Hungry Hungry Hippos with mallets.  I'm no parenting expert, but I recommend keeping mallets out of children's reach. Then they're playing a little pictury game. Pictureka. The kids are supposed to find certain items.  To move things along, Kate finds most of them.   Mady semi-tantrums, which Kate thinks is typical of her.

The doctor calls about Cara's foot just as she about to put the kids to bed.  Apparently, her foot was still swollen and had a quarter sized bruise and the doctor, apparently not knowing that 8 year olds are constantly whining about being in pain, suggested that it be x-rayed.  Kate asks where would it get X-rayed. Kate takes her death warmed over self and drives Cara to the hospital.  Where she has to WAIT for Cara's x-ray.  She tells us several times that she really did not want to do this.  Fortunately, it was fine and dandy, just some soft tissue bruising, but no break.  Which is good, because Kate reminds us that her custody is coming to an end, and she doesn't want to leave any loose ends.

Biada said...

LOL. Love the sarcasm and comments regarding Kate and her stupid ploy to make it look like something she isn't. "She would play with the kids, but it's too hot". LOL

She would get a real job but it's to hard. She would be nicer to Jon but it wouldn't be fun. She would end the TLC show but she needs money.

Anyways, funny how Kate cooks the same food 3 days in a roll. haha

Kat_momof3 said...

seriously?? she left it without being checked out for TWO WEEKS!

MY GOD... seriously... I get it when it's a family with no money to get it looked at without being sure it's broken... but REALLY.

I would have had the child in there verifying it was only sprained/twisted/bruised and not broken that VERY DAY it was injured.

And HELLOOOO (quoting Kate)... why couldn't she call Jon (cell phones, duh??) that day and coordinate to have him come in from New York to watch the rest of the kids while she took Cara or vice versa... if a babysitter wasn't available.

BUT CLEARLY... babysitters are all over the place and replicating... so there is just no excuse for this.

I'm glad that it was just bruising and stuff, but seriously... she should have been inspected by a professional sooner.

And no way does she cook just like Henry... she has so much technology in that kitchen that Henry would never dream of owning.

She has a bigger house than Henry will ever own.

Yet I guarantee you Henry's children will end each night thankful for their family and their life... and having both parents at home with them.

Whereas Kate and Jon signed up for a show and the rest was history.

Mrs Marcos said...

"When Kate says contradictory things like that, we understand that she is very profound. And possibly stupid."

This made me snort. Very nice, Marinka! :)

Claire said...

Tonight's episode was nothing but damage control. They're scraping the bottom of the barrel. End it.

Marinka said...

Bianda--I thought it was odd that they had eggplant for 3 nights in a row. With 9 people eating, that's a ton of eggplant.

WallyWinnie said...

Will chicken cacciatore and eggplant parmesan be in the new cookbook?

No way did those kids eat eggplant 3 days in a row. I cannot even imagine craft services provided that much.

This cooking show with Paula Deen AND Kate would be painful to watch. I do like Paula, yet find her annoying for more than 5 mins!

cubby1128 said...

I admit that I watched tonight. I just wanted to make a few comments. I didn't know Kate still drove the big van, I can't believe she still agrees to be seen in it. I couldn't believe when I saw how Cara behaved about the instruments and Mady when playing the game. Is that normal for 8 yr. olds to act that way?? Also why was Kate eating a salad and not eating what the kids were eating?? Wierd!

gasmom said...

No effin' way she cooked the eggplant 3 days in a row. She, or the babysitter, or craft services, cooked it one Day One. Day Two, reheat and enjoy. Day Three, reheat and enjoy again.

Sorry Kate, no one's buying your crap anymore.

livnluv said...

hmmm...let's see. bought food, played on the playground, cooked dinner, ate dinner, sitter took
Cara to doctor, kate played games with kids then put them to bed, kate takes Cara to ER, comes home. end of show.

Kate's exhausted but hey, she just made another 75 thousand for being a part-time mom with only one person helping. I suppose it can be very wearing lugging around all that money.

No Jon this week? And not in the previews for next week. Do you suppose he's been kicked to the curb?

I Didn't Watch said...

It sounds like a really boring episode. I watched Dancing with The Star. It was so funny. It's nice to watch real entertainers doing their job instead of a boring TV mom.

Sick of her BS said...

Love how Khate makes note that Cara and Mady saw how hard SHE was struggling lately, and how they made extra effort to help her. Yeah, Khate -- don't be concerned with how the KIDS are suffering through their parents' divorce. Only notice them when they're helping YOU with YOUR problems. Clearly it's all about you you you... but what else is new.

What? said...

I hope that I am not the only one that is disturbed by how Kate Gosselin is parading around on tv proclaiming this is what it is like for single parents.

There is no real difference. She just swapped Jon out because he no longer obeyed her with someone she could control.

She doesn't live in reality. It's really not what it is like for single mothers.

I hope people speak out against her because she is making a mockery of parenthood.

She is like a lead actress in a movie. Her stand-in (babysitters) does everything and she comes in in the last moment to shoot a scene. It's pathetic.

Those that think this show is real have a lot to learn about real life.

Denise said...

"No Jon this week? And not in the previews for next week. Do you suppose he's been kicked to the curb?"

I read an interview where he said they have equal time with the kids but Kate chooses to film on her custody.

SafetyTrain said...

I watched the midnight showing (damn insomnia) and I had a good laugh when Kate said straight-faced that the Amish cook from scratch, just like her. God that was the best laugh of the day. Thanks TLC for the new Kate comedy show! Now we get it!

8POE's said...

Just where the hell has Henry been
all this time? It seems to me if he
has been feeding the G's all this
time we would've heard of him a
long time ago. Total Lack of Comp-
assion didn't flashback because it
had nothing to flashback to.

Way to get that dig on your boys in
Kate. She was much too happy about
Henry having a girl. Does she ever
have control of her kids when they
go somewhere? They just run wild.

She cooks from scratch? Kate? The
woman who can't grill chicken or
pop popcorn? Gotta get a copy of
HER cookbook when it comes out.
Never, ever let bickering kids int-
erfere with you cooking from scratch.
I never saw Cara
like that before. Troubling. Kate(ish)

Where has Grace been all this time?
With Henry? Poor kids have been
praying for china for a long time
now. 2 wks w/Cara's foot? Yeah, you
are an excellant mother.

Cherry said...

Well, for the first time in many years, I didn't watch and don't plan to any more.

The show is just plain boring. Scripted boring. Jeeze.

That's TLC for giving me back my Monday nights.

It's over.

Winsonsmama said...

It seems strange that Kate sent the babysitter with Cara to the doctor instead of taking her herself and leaving the babysitter with the other 7 kids for game night. Clearly if she needs testing or something that requires consent the babysitting will not be helpful.

But we can't film family game night with just the babysitter there. So instead, the babysitter takes Cara to the doctor, then they switch and Kate takes Cara to the hospital for an x-ray. Much more logical.Very nice to put your child's medical care secondary to your filming schedule...

Kat_momof3 said...

Okay... after hearing the cara-mady situation, I had to watch the second airing just at the end to see it... then switch channel.

These are two very emotional children who are clearly in need of attention and affection from their parents.

Cara must be in some kind of therapy, as I've seen her going further and further into herself in past episodes... this time, she was trying to get through to her sister.

Mady continues to remind me of my middle child... with all that a middle child entails.

She needs praise... tons of it... for all the good things she does... she needs physical attention, too, not just verbal, though, or she is going to continue to seek it in any way that she can.

I'm sorry, but the only time we really see Kate physical with the twins is when they are being bad.

My mother was that way and I was so much like Cara and Mady (a combo really).

I make such a point because of this and what all it did to me in how I wound up as a young adult to HUG my children (even if it sometimes yields that red face embarrassed look) every day... to tell them I love them.

I'm not perfect and will gladly admit it... but you have to know that when your kids act like that... it's NOT them... it's YOU... Kate and Jon really need to look inward.

I did so many times and continue to do so whenever my kids aren't being themselves. Everyone has a bad day, but when you have continued patterns, you know it's gotta be something that you are or aren't doing, something in their routine, whatever.

Mady and Cara both need to know they aren't just a part of "the gosselin sextuplets" and "extras"

They aren't just babysitters for their brothers and sisters, and they can and should help each other be different from each other and also be independent of each other.

So many times I've heard Jon and Kate just call them "the twins." I did that for awhile with my oldest two, because they were close in age and a different gender than their younger sister.

I've had to constantly look inward, to make sure that both get my attention, both get recognized and praised for their individualities.

Because my oldest has special needs and I have a mental illness, I've found that therapy for them is crucial... it gives me a set time every week for just one of them... or one and then the other.

It also gives them someone to vent to and who can tell me if there is something I'm slipping on.

This year, when my younger son is the age of Cara and Mady, I made a point to make sure that while I let them do the same thing as each other (swimming), I also let them do something different from one another. My oldest is spending extra time with his dad one on one when I take his brother or sister to soccer (and during the one's practice, I practice with the other of the two younger ones... the age difference makes my younger son not feel like he did when his brother did it, too). My husband instead works with my oldest on learning football, which interests him more, starting to lift weights, and that sort of thing.

Kate is not being a referree at all to her kids. She needs to give detailed instructions, she needs to go over there sometimes... and tell them to sit down, calm down, and talk it out.

Of course, how can she do this, when she never did it with her husband?

I think it's just sad... and these children are clearly suffering.

Both times I just wanted to reach out, put arms around these girls, and hug them so tight... and let them know that someone out there wants better for them than this.

Carrin said...

Biada said...
LOL. Love the sarcasm and comments regarding Kate and her stupid ploy to make it look like something she isn't. "She would play with the kids, but it's too hot". LOL

She would get a real job but it's to hard. She would be nicer to Jon but it wouldn't be fun. She would end the TLC show but she needs money.

Anyways, funny how Kate cooks the same food 3 days in a roll. haha

9/21/2009 8:58 PM
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Maybe she will has to cook that egg plant parmiagania on Paula's show, so she wants to learn how to do it. Three nights in a row ought to do it!

Funny, funny recap. Isn't it something that the shows are so boring and the recaps are so darned funny! Loved it!

Mary said...

Wow did you see Maddy get so upset over a game. These children have a veru unhappy life ahead of them. I watched the rerun. This is so sad for the children. So never plays or eats with these children unless there is a camera running

susan said...

I would like to know what Mother would let the baby sitter (nanny) take their injured daughter to the doctor~ wouldn't you let the nanny play games with the other 7 and want to be their for the injured child just incase she needs comforting.

If the foot was still swollen and bruise enough for the doctor to be concerned, How swollen was it 2 weeks earlier. Where is Kate's nurses training to let a foot injury go for 2 weeks. Wouldn't any Mother run their kid over to urgent care for a quick xray just to be sure? She will drive them far away to get vegetables but doesn’t have time to really talk to her daughter about her foot and maybe apply ice and wrap it with an ace bandage. Maybe Kate was to busy on the View and New York spas and her talk tours to care if her daughter had a legitimate claim that she is in pain.

As Cara got into the van when Kate was saying we don't have time for a cast there was a quick glimpse (just a second so not to show to much, and Cara face looked like she was hurting)of her foot and it was in some sort of a white splint cast like a boot(because she had crocs on going into the hospital) so I assume it was more than just a little soft tissue bruise. They just didn't want to make a big deal about it so Kate won't be investigate by authorities to have let an injury go for 2 weeks before she acknowledged that Cara was in pain. I don’t think Kate would have even called the doctor if the kids didn’t blew the whistle that Cara was injured and nobody cared.
This tops the HiGH ROAD KATE. Single mom ya right. How many single moms have a baby sitter taking your kid to the doctors and if it wasn’t for the legal aspect and the paparazzi Kate wouldn’t have had her take her to the hospital either.

Plus how come the kids get a big bowl of ice cream and such a little portion of her chicken cacciatore. How healthy is that! And why aren't they using normal plates!

Sidney said...

There truly is TV on Monday night that does not include TLC.

Dancing With The Stars was fun to watch. Donny is getting old, dang it! Can't stand when those cutey pies start to age, but he is still sweet and looks pretty good, though "mature."

I prefer Donny to his annoying sister, Marie. I couldn't stand to watch her. She has too many teeth!

Oh, and, Whew! Hoarders on A&E was plain horrifying! I am not sure if I will be watching that every Monday or not. It creeped me out.

It also made me feel very sad for the people involved. Real life isn't always about making a $million plus. In fact, it rarely is.

But, Intervention on A&E was very interesting, though it had its really sad moments too.

Those twins (can't remember their names) are nothing like the Gosselin twins. That was true life. Bless those poor girls hearts for coming out on the winning side. I am so glad their intervention was so very successful.

Apparently I am just into reality shows.

But, I learned tonight that J&K+8 is NOT the most real of any reality show. No, no. Not even close.

Hoarders and Intervention are so really, really real that I am not sure I can watch them every Monday or not.

There is a lot of really real pain out there that does not include Kate and her poison tongue or Jon and his, well, whatever you want to call it.

I am counting my blessings! And, hey, did not miss J&K+8 AT ALL!

Can't See Sheep said...

First of all, terrific recap!

So much that is disturbing, I didn't watch, but with the recap who needs to.

Why was it the babysitter taking Cara to the doctor and not the parent? I know if my daughter was going to the doctor I or my husband would be there with her, not someone I hire, nor would I want the doctor to call & give me the info over the phone, I'd rather be there to get it myself. When I was a kid and went to the doctor with injuries they always x-rayed to make certain that it was only soft tissue damage. She's was too blase about all of it. far too long to wait to get an injury looked at, especially with their money, it SHOULD be being spent on the children! Oh well, wasn't kate's foot, what does it really matter to her. Those kids really need someone who would love them and care for them like a real parent would. They can't feel very safe & secure with parents so unconcerned, rules that likely change daily & all the rest.

jasmine said...

Didn't watch, but someone commented on Kate's stained shirt. Now that she's a stressed out single mom, she doesn't have time to worry about her clothes while filming. She only changes 20 times a day for the paparazzi. Maybe she didn't receive her new free clothes or was silently begging for a donation.

gardiner said...

Agreed, Cara should have gotten her foot looked at a long time ago. Remember when Jon was with the kid? One of the sextuplets fell on her face. It was just a small cut, but Jon took her to get her lip looked at anyways.

Kate on the interview chair was all nagging about it. Maybe because Cara and Mady are to old? And not her money maker?

Kate's excuse was, "kids these age get hurt all the time, who cares". LOL

Can't See Sheep said...

Kate really appreciates the relationship that she has with Henry because they don't have a TV, they don't know who she is, they just know her as Kate who cooks from scratch like they do.
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Somehow I don't think kate can even begin to guess about how to cook like an Amish woman, nor would her attempts be as tasty.


Kate explains that if it weren't 982 million degrees, she'd be running around with the kids. Apparently, they're at a playground on Mars.
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I wish!

Kate explains that the twins see that she is struggling and really want to help.
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I wouldn't mind struggling on her kind of cash


Kate says that it feels very normal to be there by herself not with Jon but with a babysitter, when she has one.
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and the maid, and the chef, and all of the other Gosselin staff.

Kate says that she doesn't want to run to the doctor every five seconds because at this age 8 and 9, everything hurts all the time, and really, who has time for that crap?
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well, it's not kate's foot hurting what does she care & since when?! Yes kids have growing pains but when they complain & complain it's good to make certain it's nothing serious. It's not like they're hurting for cash. What is she thinking, "oh no, x-rays for Cara so one less spa trip for me" If they're just making it up they tend to forget about it after awhile because something else takes their attention. Just because it isn't broken doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. I tore my ankle muscles playing soccer as a kid & ended up on crutches. Jeez, if nothing else just give the girl some attention. Cuddle her, make her feel better. I'm willing to bet she feels pretty low these days & a hug would go a long way.

Can't See Sheep said...

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This made me laugh & laugh. It's so very spot on about katie and all her drama.


Meanwhile, the kids are flossing in the kitchen, eliciting the gag reflex in homes across America.
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oh come on, what do these people think bathrooms are for?! Bleh!


Kate asks where would it get X-rayed. Kate takes her death warmed over self and drives Cara to the hospital. Where she has to WAIT for Cara's x-ray. She tells us several times that she really did not want to do this.
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Didn't want to do what exactly? Didn't want to be stuck in a hospital waiting room while they made certain her daughter was perfectly fine? Yep, that mean nasty Cara making Kate wait in the hospital like that, doesn't that child know she has more important things to do like go to the spa. Take a book & read it freak! The time goes by a little faster that way. Oh wait, I know, she wants a nail salon in the hospital. Yes, I know, the obvious, it wasn't all about Kate, it was all about Cara & we can't have that now can we. How pathetic.

While the recap was very funny & enjoyable these kids need someone else to look after them full time & behave like a parent. Sure a change would be traumatic, but in the end far better for them. The less time around her the better for them. This woman makes me so mad I'd like to cross her eyes or 'i's or 't's for her.

Team 8 said...

I am an RN. I worked with kiddos for 14 plus have my own.

What an idiot Kate is to let thid kid walk around for 2 weeks without having an x-ray. Based on the fact that her foot was still swollen, it needed to checked out right away.

What kind of a nurse would EVER let a babysitter take her child to the ER? I mean most nurses want to talk medical to medical folks to be sure they understand exactly what is going on with their child.

But most important of all what MOTHER would be so heartless to cop out on her own frightened, hurting little girl? Not being there to hold her hand and as someone already said just comfort her is beyond unbelievable.

Maybe Kate was afraid Cara would get all HER camera time and knew she could be the star of her kids' gameroom activities as well as controller in chief.

Can't See Sheep said...

As Cara got into the van when Kate was saying we don't have time for a cast
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What the hell? I believe you're to have time for whatever it turns out that your child needs, period! They have to deal with kate's nutty behaviour problems & phobias every day, she can damn sure wait for a cast if it's needed!

Can't See Sheep said...

Susan, bravo to everything you've said.

anotherthing... said...

geat recap. it really shows how far tlc has sunk in the whole 'entertianment' department.

how was any of that supposed to 'entertain' anyone?

how was any of it 'reality' tv?

staged scenes based on what GWOPers call kate out on...? really?


this show has gone from cute & fun babies...
to slightly entertaining in that 'theyre like a family next door' way...
to curious 'why are they going on all these free trips?' and why is kate such a b****?...
to sad with the kids obviously hurting because of the show....

to this depressing and tragic exisistence of troubled children crying out for help and not one present parent to hear them...

sad.

Roxxy said...

It's almost too bad Cara's x-ray turned up negative. Perhaps if her foot was fractured the authorities would have been able to step in. But I guess if that were the case those scenes would have been cut out along with god knows what else that lies on the cutting room floor.

TLC is pathetic said...

I can't stand this show. I just can't. Kate is nasty and her children are jaded. Jaded children are not cute.

TLC did their best to show the good side of the casts. The editing guy must want to kill himself going through tons of footage to find something usable.

Ever since I am pissed how TLC runs the Gosselin family and the business, I never watched anything on TLC. I don't respect TLC. Any cast/aspiring actor on TLC is monster Kate in the making. I don't respect anyone on TLC. They are all desperate losers selling their family life. There is nothing sacred about it.

anonymouse said...

Kate still feeds her kids with prison trays. haha

This should be the episodes that would END Kate's TV career. This episodes is filled with evidence that proves Kate is neglecting her kids.

Who feeds their 5-8 yo's with prison trays? LOL.

Cooking the same food for 3 nights straight? Yeah, very "motherly".

The kids do not act their age. Mady "freaking out" over the board game was very disturbing. Looked like Mady was having an anxiety attack.

The way Cara exploded over little things doesn't seem like her at all.

Kate seriously needs to put her life on hold, and forget those TV appearances and focus on her kids.

Seriously, Kate and the twins need to see a therapist.

Patricia said...

Kate was too SHY on the talk show??

Here is the update on the talk show:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b145339_kate_gosselin_too_shy_new_talk_show.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

Calgary7 said...

How low can Kate go?

OMG -- two weeks -- The child was injured and left like that?!? For two weeks she is limping? And, isn't checked out by a health care professional?

I agree with other commenters. I can understand that kids get bumps and bruises but if it doesn't get better within a day or two then get it checked out.

And then, ignoring medical opinion and doesn't want to "wait" for a cast but instead settles for the boot?

What ?!?!

Casts don't take that long. The fibreglass casts can be put on in less than 15 minutes and are hard enough for weight bearing very quickly.

Much different than the plaster casts. But then they usually cost more.

Obviously Kate missed class when anatomy was taught and doesn't remember anything from her class on orthopedics. Or she would know that there are a lot of vascular, nerve tissues running through such a small space.

Any of which can be severely damaged without treatment.


Or did Kate not want to spend the money?

Looking forward, if she isn't willing to get a cast for the tissue to heal properly then who thinks that Kate will be willing to ensure that the proper physical therapy or physiotherapy is undertaken to ensure that the healed tissue is strengthened.

How low can Kate go?

.... obviously pretty low.

Duckman said...

"...Kate asks Leah if they've accomplished all of their goals for the day and Cara says "yeah, except we didn't fix Cara's foot." Oopsie."

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Goals? What did the tups get for their birthday, Day-Planners? It's not a house - it's an office building with a more comfortable interior.

It's a surprise they even have goals that aren't tied to helping Kate put out that day's edition of the Big Lie.

Sue said...

I loved the modern Sophie's Choice comment. (However, I did see the sitter's arms and hands at the corn-shucking table.)

Laura said...

Did anyone notice Kate's voice over in the kitchen when she said something to the fact of "Recently, you may have heard me complain about being lonely in this big house. I'm ending the poor-is-me and accepting my new reality." To me, the PR people must have gotten horrible feedback from last week's episode and quickly dubbed that in for last night. It amazes me how they seem to address these issues w/in a week and try to give the viewing public the opposite of what we know is true.

Kate is a bad mother said...

Kate Gosselin is fading out. You don't see her ugly face on tabloid cover as the main story no more. Because she couldn't sell enough tabloids magazines.

You don't see her on many gossip site either except radar site which is on TLC payroll and affiliates with Kate.

Ratings drop like flies. TLC doesn't even release ratings no more.

The rumor about Paula will host a show with Kate is a marketing test. I forgot the industry term. Media companies sometimes release unofficial news about certain projects to see the public reaction. If they get positive response, they will go forward with the idea. If it doesn't generate enough public interest, they kill the idea.

Critics hate her. There's not a lot of people who care either way. Kate might have to remarry Jon to boost ratings. LOL!

change the channel already said...

Both times I just wanted to reach out, put arms around these girls, and hug them so tight... and let them know that someone out there wants better for them than this.
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You would do much more for the twins if you reached out and changed the channel. Keep watching = ratings which = no chance at a normal life

crabbygirl said...

Congrats to Kate for exposing Henry's veggie stand to the "P people". The Gosselins should be the new "P people" with all that (eggplant) parmigiana that they ate 3 nights in a row. KUDOS to Henry for loving the crazy lady, he had no idea she was tv even though every mundane move she makes is filmed for family memories.

Ana said...

Instead of taking Cara to the doctor, Kate HAD to film her show and let Cara walk on the foot all day long, then help do dishes and cook, then eat dinner, then go to the doctor with the babysitter. Way to put your children first.

And is it just me, or was that a tiny amount of food for those kids on the plates? It looked like the ear of corn and a small spoon of the chicken caccitori on the plate and that was it. Don't the older girls at least eat a little more than that? No wonder the kids are crabby and beat each other up. They are hungry.

And I would think that a mom would cut the kernals off the corn for her child in braces. Isn't that a no-no to eat corn on the cob with braces? Yet Mady ate it b/c that was all she was given and tried her best to eat it without getting it all over herself and break the wire on her braces. Great mom!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Kate's excuse was, "kids these age get hurt all the time, who cares". LOL"
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I didn't watch. I never watch. Did she actually say, "WHO CARES?"

Vanessa said...

People, there's always a babysitter OR someone from the crew. If the little ones were all in bed, there was someone there. Why would she send the "babyistter" with Cara for the first visit? Because she was on the the clock, filming for TLC.

Oh yeah, times were simpler way back!! If it was such a struggle those first years, you didn't know if you were coming or going, HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU STOP AT HENRY'S A COUPLE OF TIMES A DAY??!!
Please girlfriend!

I wonder if they had eggplant parmesan 3 times in a week because she couldn't get the recipe right and is perfecting it for her new show/cookbook?

The whining has to stop, please!
I, I, I, I, Me, me, me...
Caught the dentist/orthodontist
episode after, WOW, like night and day...face right up to Collin, threatening, ripping off jackets,
rolling eyes about Jon's teeth cleaning (biatch), making fun of Mady non stop, shushing Jon...They'd have to destroy every single one of those old episosdes or make a time machine and blast the last 4 seasons into space.

Tina P said...

the last two episodes I didn't watch..can I say it got very boring. So I love reading the recaps you guys at GWOP are the best!

rural mom said...

Last night's episode was the result of Kate reading these blogs and demanding the producers spruce up her image. First up, make me look like an average Mom, show me buying food, stopping off at a local playground -- let me apologize upfront for not playing with the kids, it is hot, now show my twins running the dishwasher, and please zoom in on the plastic plate, Hello, no more paper, and let's please get it out there that I cook from scratch and do not have a chef, have the kids say the line about Mommy doing the cooking, and please make it known I make real meals like egggplant parmegiana and chicken caccitore, don't show anymore grapes, crackers or yogurt cups, and have the kids just being kids, let's set up some games in the basement, call it family game night, and then let's have a crisis situation where I have to take a kid to the doctor because that will explain the need for having a live-in babysitter, they think Cara is the soccer fiend, let's have her have a foot injury, I can just park the van at the hospital and you can film it,they won't know the difference, and let's just get rid of Jon completely, I'll stress the fact that he just fools around and I am the one who makes sure our kids are fed and healthy and safe. Don't show the production crew anymore, lets try to show a full day of just me with the kids doing it all on my own, lugging stuff, not having any help.. well, have that medical crisis like I said to explain the live in sitter, the viewer will have to appreciate that I do need the help.

carolann said...

About Cara's foot. From the phone conversation with the doctor's office it was clear to me that Cara had already been to see them about her foot and they must have told them to watch and wait. Cara was walking around just fine so it must have been a minor discomfort. X-rays aren't the immediate response when an exam doesn't show any signs of fracture. All things considered it probably wasn't a good idea to let Cara run around in a playground.

I'd like to know what Henry is putting in his soil. Those veggies were huge! Maybe praying for good crops really does work.

cossysmom said...

those of you who are putting Kate down for sending Cara to the doctor rather than taking her herself are overlooking one thing. Kate doesn't, and never has, raised these children. They are probably closer to the "babysitter" anyway and would prefer to go to the doctor with the babysitter.

I will say that I was shocked that Kate would just shoo her children away when they were all fighting and came to her for help. Now I will admit I only have one child, but can't imagine ignoring children who so obviously need attention.

I wonder if Kate will ever wake up and look back on these days with sorrow. Not for herself, but for her children.

carolann said...

Team 8, the babysitter took Cara to the doctor's office, not the ER. From Kate's phone conversation it sounded like a work-in followup after Cara had already been seen and told to watch and wait and call or return for increased pain and swelling since there were probably no signs of fracture on exam. Also, to Cara's credit she was not frightened and didn't show much signs of pain. She is a tough sporty girl.

Swissmiss150 said...

I also watched last night's Intervention about twin young women who both had severe eating problems.

They were referred to in their own families and by others as 'the twins' and had difficulty growing independently.

One of them said of her twin, "She is killing me" and the other said, "And SHE is killing me."

They competed in everything - including how little they could eat.

Luckily they got through therapy and have gone back to school. They do not share the same room any more, which seems healthy for them, given their problems.

I hope these multiple children will be able to develop with their own interests and each feel special in his or her way.

Minka's tail said...

I broke my foot 20 years ago, and my symptoms were just like Cara's. I ran around on a jungle gym, walked to the ER without any visible limp wearing little shoes from the drugstore that offer no support for two weeks--NOT! Actually, I couldn't put the slightest weight on it, screamed in pain, nearly passed out, and was taken right to the ER by a woman who's extremely anti doctor and hospital (that would be my mother!)

One of three things happened in this episode:

1. Cara twisted her foot on the jungle gym and Kate had to make it look like it was on Jon's watch two weeks ago. Team Kate members have pointed out that the kids always get injured on his days, proving he's an awful parent. Can't let her reputation get smeared, oh no.

2. Kate decided to be nice and indulge her hypochondriac daughter, knowing she's going through a rough time and needed alone time with the baby sitter.

3. There was nothing to film, so TLC asked "anyone have a health problem? Any toothaches? Earaches? Oh, you have an old bruise? Excellent!"

You do not walk around with a broken foot for two weeks, and have the only symptom be a small bruise.

Tired of K8 said...

I imagine the doctor refused to be on camera, so Khate couldn't spoil her film time and that is why she sent Cara with the Not-a-Sitter. It's unreal that she had an EVENING appt. with her doctor (c'mon! that would have been an after hours med clinic not her regular doc).

So if Cara's injury happened two weeks ago, why didn't Jon take her during his custody time?

Both of these parents are jerks.

junebug said...

The children are screaming constantly. They do not talk with a normal tone. It is a sign that they are trying to be heard. Usually, to be heard above a parent that is also a screamer. We all know who the dramatic parent is. I hope the Judge "hears" their screams. These kids spend way to much time with Kate.

AnneMarie said...

Do you remember how many forms and permission and HIPA things need taken care of when you take someone else to the doctor? (permission to treat etc) Let alone a minor child?

Babysitter must be listed as caregiver EVERYWHERE.

I agree. Waiting that long is idiotic when it's so easy to snap a bone in your foot. But it's OH SO ALL about Kate and her inconvenience. Forget a child in pain, it's not CONVENIENT.

Laurie said...

The (wink, wink) babysitter took Cara to the doctor because the doctor won't allow them to film there. kHate can't waste her time if they can't bring the cameras. I also think that it was the not-a-nanny giving her the report over the phone because kHate said, OK you bring her back here and stay with the kids and I'll take her to (wherever). She could then leave at the ungodly hour of - OMG - 8:22to tend to her sick daughter. What a selfless mother she is (she said while throwing up a little in her mouth)!

FoodNetworkFan said...

I didn't watch the show (I don't have cable), but I read the recap and am apalled that Khatie Lady wouldn't get her daughter a cast. What? You know, I hobbled around on a broken ankle when I was little because we didn't have health insurance. Nana would take me downtown to get cotton candy to make me feel better. My ankle is permanently woobly. But Khatie dang sure has health insurance. She's got some nerve. And, you know, it is people like Khatie who take jobs from us. I can't get a job, my apartment is in foreclosure, and Khatie's problems are dropping faster than my credit score because she got money. It ain't fair that people like me gota resurrect my life while people like Khatie are out there hooping it up. Where is Lady Justice? Casting agents, take a look at Miss Wonky Eye before you put her in front of a tv show. I gurantee that 95% of the women who post on this very blog are more camera-ready and beautiful than miss Khatie and could give better advice than Khatie. Go ahead, Katie, tell me how to make a casserole. Yes, Khatie Irene Kreider Gosselin, PhD in being a dumb mom. I'm apalled to the 9th degree.

moi said...

People, be compassionate. It is very hard for a single mother these days.

Trying to cut so many grapes in half for so many meals, hiring nannies and housecleaners, fearing going out in public because your coiffed+styled self might end up in Us Magazine ... honestly, don't judge until you have walked in Kate's hooker stilettos and talked on her pink phone. Thank you.

Huh said...

Just when I think Kate can't do anything else to surprise me, something like this happens. How can you not take your child to the doctor to have an injury like that checked out? There are so many tiny bones in the feet and hands, it's so easy to break them. Especially these poor kids who never get to drink milk to strengthen their bones.

Although I also have to wonder why Jon never took her to the doctor either. I'm sure he must've known about Cara's foot injury in the last couple weeks. It's just more surprising that Kate wouldn't know to get it checked out given her nursing background, plus it's very surprising that a mother wouldn't go with their child to the ER and send a babysitter instead just so they can continue filming. I'm sure Jon would've chosen to go with Cara instead.

Midwest Mom said...

Eggplant parmegiana (sp?) THREE days in a row ?

Reminds me of the comment made by that Sherry on The View last week when Kate said "I only feed my kids organic food" and Sherry said, "What a fun mom you must be!".

Also reminds me of that movie "Mommy Dearest" when the little girl wouldn't eat her very raw steak and Joan Crawford kept serving the same plate to her over and over.

One last thought, the 'tups are old enough now to know that the past-tense of "grow" is "grew" NOT "growed".

chicken cacciatore said...

K8 didn't really look all that comfortable using the knife to cut the peppers - nor did whichever twin was helping her - and K8 was making the poor child more nervous by hovering over her. How the hell many peppers was she putting in that chicken cacciatore - that's not my recipe?! Where was the pasta or rice so sop up the gravy on the chicken cacciatore? They've graduated from paper plates to plastic plates but they're still using plastic forks - no silverware for them even though there was some blatent product placement for a diswasher soap. Finally, I love eggplant parm - but not three nights in a row!

So Curious said...

Can anyone research this a little & find out the timing on these incidents? More specifically, was Kate putting off getting Cara's foot examined around the time of the nail salon incident where Cara got yelled at in public for saying she was tired of waiting for Kate to get her nails done?

My main Internet access is from my iPhone so it's harder for me to look up pics to find timelines, or else I would try to find the info myself!

Thanks!

Maude said...

I have to comment on the notion that because Kate eats organic she must be "green".

Kate has never claimed to be green. She has said she eats and feeds her kids ORGANIC. The two are not one in the same. Certainly not for Kate.

Eating organic is about KATE. Its about what KATE puts in HER body, how KATE feels, how KATE looks, and how KATE keeps her money makers working at optimum level.
I also agree with past comments that she believes it makes her better than others.


Recycling, not putting untold amounts of paper and plastic into landfills would be about OTHERS. Preserving the earth for future generations is NOT about Kate and therefore is not important to her.

The solar panels were free and TLC wanted to do a socially relevent show. Kate clearly showed she could not care less, except for the tax break. Again, that is about Kate, not the earth (which she said "won't last forever anyway").

Lets not get confused here.
Eating organic = about Kate.
Recycling, reducing waste = about planet Earth.

In her mind she's the only thing that matters in the universe anyway.

Two clueless idiots said...

I don't even let my MOM take my kids to the doctor! If it's a sick visit, I want to be there to give a history, to help explain what's been going on, to hear exactly what the doctor has to say, etc. I also want to be there for my child who is uncomfortable or sick - strange concept to Kate, I know...

I wonder where her "mother's instinct" was when Cara walked around injured for two weeks? Probably the same place it was when Colin was screaming in the furniture store because he was impacted, or wherever in the heck it was when gum got on the beloved bunny - ABSENT!

Pilgrim Soul said...

"Kate who cooks from scratch." Nice one. Kate who cooks from scratch one or twice a year when TLC makes her, and relies on Craft Services to feed her family tthe 360 days of the year!

Yes Another Julie said...

I LOVED the recap Marinka! All these recappers should be writing for scripted television. You're certainly much funnier than Kate and this nightmare. I can't believe Kate sent poor Cara to the doctor with the babysitter and I'm even more shocked the doctor allowed it. My kid's peditrician doesn't so I've always had to drop everything to bring them. I only have two boys but I've spent more than my fair share at emergency appointments or in the emergency room getting x-rays, stitches and casts. I can't imagine my boys there with someone other than my husband and I. How heartless Kate is that she thinks game night is more important than Cara's physical and emotional well-being. I know I shouldn't be surprised but I wanted to think there was a real mother somewhere deep down inside. Guess not!

Pilgrim Soul said...

I agree - Kate couldn't care less about Maddie and Cara. They're just a couple of regular kids that would never have attracted any attention if their mom hadn't given birth to a litter or little humans.

Sarah Gold said...

Wonderful recap....laughed my butt off, thank you Marinka!

LovingMom said...

"...what MOTHER would be so heartless to cop out on her own frightened, hurting little girl?"

Answer: The kind of mother who is less involved and less present to her children than the hired help. The kind of mother who has "better things to do" than take care of her own kids, even on the rare occasions when she is home. The kind of mother who has become so jaded and self-involved that she has lost sight of what is more important -- the eight little faces who put her where she is today.

What a loser.

SavetheSheeples said...

What kind of doctor did they go to that didn't have an xray machine in their office, and they had to go to the hospital to do it??

Throughout all these years, I have never been to a regular doctor's office that didn't have one. My son broke his finger last week. I took him to our family doctor and he did an xray right there. We were in and out in an hour.

Is this is a PA thing? My sister lives in PA, and she is pregnant with her first baby. Her dinosaur of an ob/gyn couldn't do a pregnancy test in her office, so she sent her to the hospital for a blood test. How difficult would it have been to have her pee in a cup and stick a test strip in it?? You can buy those things in bulk on the internet for like 25 cents a piece. I still can't understand that.

emptynester said...

Can't See Sheep said
Kate really appreciates the relationship that she has with Henry because they don't have a TV, they don't know who she is, they just know her as Kate who cooks from scratch like they do.
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LOL! If Kate appreciates people not knowing who she is, why not just disappear off our TV sets, magazine covers and not do any more public appearances! I guarantee that I'd be more than happy to forget she ever even existed.

gravylives said...

Cara opened a can of whoop ass on Mady! Personally, I liked seeing that side of Cara. Whoah girl, take a chill pill. There aren't enough musical instruments to go around. Where is the piano and violin now that they've moved? Did they give those away too?

GG said...

Maybe J&K+8 should be renamed "The Gosselins Go on a Field Trip". That's all that the show seems to be now.
I haven't been able to watch the show for a couple of years. At first, I thought that it was cute. However, even then, I would comment that Kate didn't seem to realize what a gem of a husband that she had with all of the child care that he was willing to do. Then I noticed that every time I watched the show, I had nightmares afterward. Kate's "reality" is enough to give anyone nightmares.
Now, I still follow this blog because I struggle with the idea that someone like Kate can gain the fame and money that she does, while people who are out there doing good in the world often get no recognition at all. I do not believe that Kate has "good" people in her life. Unfortunately that means that the children don't either. Kate misses the "old" Jon. As much as Jon seems lost now, we have no reason to think that he was not a "good" person.

johnsmom said...

I guess we all just fell off the organic turnip truck if Kate wants us to believe she used to visit Frank daily. Poor Frank!

Hmmmmmm, I remember at least 3 seasons of this woman hunkered down in the house, in her cotton drawstring pants and t-shirt, taking potty pictures, and doing endless rounds of cooking, feeding, clean-up, naps......repeat. How did she ever find time to go visit Frank once a day......and sometimes twice!!

Why must we now drag poor innocent Amish Farmer Frank into this mess? And knowing the price and value of home grown organic foods why would you let 16 grubby hands fondle every single piece of produce that man grew!

Unbelievable! I guess Frank is lucky he doesn't have a TV!

And poor Cara, stilettos do leave a mark - don't they?!?!?!?!

Maude said...

Maybe Paula Deen can show Kate how to teach her kids basic knife skills.

Maybe Paula Deen can show Kate basic knife skills because I've never seen her use one properly either.

Wrong knife, incorrect technique, lousy teacher = recipe for injury.

I hope we don't hear about the not-a-nanny taking one of the twins to the E.R. for stitches just because this woman doesn't bother to learn to do anything correctly because she already thinks she knows it all.

And by the way, what mother doesn't know that you NEVER allow a child with braces to eat corn off the cob?

Complete idiot.

ErinKate said...

Kate's kids floss in the kitchen because she is trailer trash and that is what she taught them. At the old house, Kate used to keep their toothbrushes and paste at the kitchen sink. She also leaves 20 pairs of shoes lined up in the house like a friggin shoe store, in addition to having 10 coats piled one on top of each other on a coat rack and/or stacked up on the stair railing. You can see it in the shows if you pay attention. Also, at the women's show this past weekend she mentioned her house being neat (because it is being filmed) but her bedroom and closet (not filmed) are a mess with stuff thrown everywhere. Pure white trash. Don't forget she had potties filmed with who=knows=what left sitting in her house.

momsoftwins2 said...

I had to laugh at the cooking from scratch... Does she know heating up craft service food is NOT home cookin? Her chicken looked horrible, by the way.

And I think it was funny how stopping at the playground was a spur of the moment thing, YET, she packed a cooler of drinks and snacks. Really? If you went to a farm, local to your home, why did you pack a bag? They aren't toddlers. They can wait the 15 minute drive home for a drink, no?
Another planned event to film. How dare she try to justify why she wasn't playing with her children due to the heat. Have we ever seen her playing outside with her children?

No, instead the babysitter is outside by the pool. That must be nice to be a single mom and be in a kitchen all alone cooking dinner.

What kind of parent sends a babysitter to the docs? What about the laws about privacy, some paid help gets to discuss Cara's health and well being? How about explaining to the others that it is late, it was a long day (of filming), and your sister is hurt. Mommy is taking her to the doctors and we can do game night tomorrow.
That is real life. But, wait, we had to film.

Afterall, we had to try to tackle all the talk on GWOP and recently, I recall, people stating how traditions are fake so now we can start a new one, right? Yea, sure, as long as a crew sets it up (which was obviously done)

SafetyTrain said...

The kids acted terribly in the show last night. It was constant fighting, bickering, hitting, throwing, and there's Kate ignoring it all while she spends her time being aloof and playing the martyr at the same time.

Its clear that TLC is trying to address all of the criticisms that people are making about Kate. Last night contained:

1. Kate telling us yet again that she always buys organic and how she LOVES cooking (she even made sure that the unknown Amish farmer backed her up on that).
2. Kate not losing her temper when the kids started beating on each other by employing another parent-of-the-year tactic - ignoring them entirely.
3. Kate happily mentioning Jesus and making the kids say grace.
4. Kate justifying her having a babysitter completely out of the blue. Really, that statement came out of nowhere.
5. Kate letting her icky kids help her fix dinner. I think this is why she had a salad while the rest of the kids had corn on the cob, etc.
6. Kate having the girls fill up the dishwasher to prove it gets used.
7. Kate playing games with her kids.

It was all so staged. Despite TLC'c best efforts, in the end she STILL came across as crass and uncaring. Cara hurts her foot two weeks ago, yet it takes one of the tups to remind Kate that its still hurting her? After two weeks her foot is still swollen and bruised yet nurse Kate never took the time to take a glance at it and think that something may still be wrong with it? I wonder if thats why the babysitter took Cara to the doctors instead of Kate? Was she too embarrassed? Then, at the very end of the show she tells Cara that she's happy it was only a soft tissue sprain because they didn't have time for a cast. Real nice Kate. You're the biggest bitch in the world.

Natalie said...

Why the heck couldn't she call the playground COCO CASTLE??? They've been there before, we've all seen it... Why so secretive about the name this time?
And why weren't there any other kids there at COCO CASTLE?
This show is beyond pathetic.

Cheetah said...

Who believes Kate planned the game night just that afternoon, as she stated? I'm sure it had been on the filming schedule for weeks if not months.

She encouraged Henry to have another child to make eight. Shouldn't she also let him know that the only way to support this many children is to sell them to a cable network?

Marina said...

"rural mom said...

then let's have a crisis situation where I have to take a kid to the doctor because that will explain the need for having a live-in babysitter, they think Cara is the soccer fiend, let's have her have a foot injury, I can just park the van at the hospital and you can film it,they won't know the difference,"

There's just so much blatant, obvious fakery on that show. How they don't reclassify those kids as scripted actors is beyond me. Cara a soccer fiend? Are you kidding me? Did you see her fingernails in last night's episode? They must be an inch long. No school or soccer league would allow her to play with them like that, for her own safety and the other players. BTW it can't be she's into girly fashion either, because nails like that were out of style before she was born (not that any responsible parent would ever have let an 8 yr old have them even when they were in style). I hope I'm wrong but both twins seem like they show signs of being affected by an abnormal childhood.

BarbMae said...

LOL, I love the name "Can't See Sheep" I remember when Aeden didn't know a cow from a sheep...I use to love to travel to Amish country (Ohio, Indiana) but have become jaded on it since it is not a simple society anymore. The Ohio amish country is on a main route and the traffic is unbearable by mid-morning/afternoon... big semis, mixed in w/tour buses, and regular cars make a very noisy day as you walk from shop to shop. Getting hard to find purely Amish crafts also. I am proud of the Amish dining room set that I purchased. It took 4 Amish men to handcraft. 1-chairs, 1-upholstery for chairs, 1-table, 1-hutch. Beautiful.

Techymum said...

Since we know they check here...

Message to PR people....

I hope that those children got paid for their commercials.

1. Cascade dishwashing tablets (Twins did this commercial)

2. Hasbro - all 8 children.

Things aren't staged? Funny that the dishwasher tablet bag moved for a clearer shot of the front in between the twins loading and starting teh dishwasher. Wonder how many takes that took? Hasbro - how many takes for this, to make sure we got clear shots of the games...My daughter did commercials....and was provided the protection of child actor laws....unlike these kids.

Still hoping for the Gosselin Law to come into effect.

Anne said...

Kate Gosselin is fading out. You don't see her ugly face on tabloid cover as the main story no more. Because she couldn't sell enough tabloids magazines.

You don't see her on many gossip site either except radar site which is on TLC payroll and affiliates with Kate.

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I've noticed that too standing in line at the store. The Gosselins aren't front page news anymore. Also, since US Magazine launched their new site, the Gosselin stories have dropped considerably.

Radar HAS to be on the Kate/TLC payroll. Just yesterday, there she was getting the kids off the bus again. Why was there no such story when Kate was in NYC? Not as exciting to film Jon or the nanny getting the kids off the bus or no money in that?

And seriously, Radar still thinks it's news to show Kate getting her kids off the bus.

Used to be a fan.... said...

From www.vanityfair.com, no. 20 on their top 100 to blame for the current economic climate. It immediately made me think of the Gosselins, especially the statement of notoriety being confused with accomplishment. It's hard to believe I once was caught up viewing the mundane minutiae of this family - really, who are these people, and why do we care/want to know she cooks organic, etc?? Do I really want to watch someone take her kid to the hospital? Is my life so boring that I could possibly find it entertaining to watch someone load the dishwasher?? Anyway, from www.vanityfair.com:

20. The Celebrity-Industrial Complex.
From the chat shows to the tabloids, from Paris Hilton to American Idol, there was a simple and not exactly subliminal message delivered over the past decade via the media’s build-’em-up, rip-’em-down, bring-’em-back-redeemed celebrity conveyor belt: fame trumps everything. Whether you were a disgraced politician’s wife, a celebrity looking to sell your baby pictures, a Facebook diva with 100,000 “friends,” or a preternaturally fertile in vitro fanatic, there was always the promise of book deals, product endorsements, speaking fees, and the reality TV show that inevitably followed. As fame—better, notoriety—became increasingly confused with accomplishment, the lesson imparted was that at the end of your 15 minutes, there was always a pot full of gold. In Tabloid America, derivative behavior, reckless ambition, and personal humiliation were all monetized. To quote from the words of the all-too-presciently named rock group Dire Straits, an entire swath of the nation was consumed by the idea of “money for nothing, and chicks for free.”

Huh said...

Vanessa said...
"Why would she send the "babyistter" with Cara for the first visit? Because she was on the the clock, filming for TLC."

Exactly! This is the realest reality show ever, remember? You can't have pesky unplanned things happen in real life like a hurt foot. We need to stay on script and have family game night, people!

*sighs* Whatever happened to the claims that the cameras just follow them around documenting their daily lives as it happened? That's sure been blown out of the water. It's obvious those kids' entire lives are one script after another.

Mom of 5 said...

I thought it was odd that they had eggplant for 3 nights in a row. With 9 people eating, that's a ton of eggplant.

Well...if she's taking parenting tips from the Mommie Dearest movie, its actually kind of simple.

"You will eat that eggplant for dinner, or there will be nothing else until you do! Now where is that plastic wrap?"

Yeah, I think by the third night the kids would cave and eat it.

NYMom said...

cossysmom said...
I will say that I was shocked that Kate would just shoo her children away when they were all fighting and came to her for help. Now I will admit I only have one child, but can't imagine ignoring children who so obviously need attention.
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NOBODY, not even her children will get Kate to give up any of her camera time!!

Cocoa said...

I watched "House" last night but I did switch over to Kate's Cooking during commercials. Talk about two mental institutions! At least House got better and went home.
What was going on with Cara's screaming about HER musical instruments? I have never seen her act that way. The tups were screaming and fighting over the instruments at the same time! And Mady yelled up a storm during the game. All the while Kate does nothing to address all this screaming. I kept saying, "Not in my house. Not in my house. I would not stand that yelling in my house." Then I turned back to the real mental institution on House.

Hil said...

I grew up in that part of Pennsylvania and this episode really, really made me miss the great Amish produce stands. And yeah, sometimes it IS exciting when a stand has sweet corn, because the other stands are out or because it's early/late in the season and it's hard to find.

Regarding the portion sizes...my almost-five-year-old eats like a bird and wouldn't have eaten as much cacciatore as the tups did, so I see no problem there. They got HUGE bowls of ice cream though, which surprised me. If I had eight kids to keep track of the last thing I'd want to do is keep them on a sugar rush!

TN_Mamato4 said...

I am proud to say that I have not watch an episode of Kon and Jane for a while. Thanks for the recap.

It's amazing how much money these people are being paid to act like real families.


.......oh, and wasn't it obvious why Katie Irene couldn't take Mady? There was still filming to be done to make the big $$$$$$$. Dear Nanny is never shown because it would burst the sheeples illusion of KONS of being REAL parents. Which we ALL know they ARE NOT!!!!!!!!!

annabanana said...

Hallelujah and Amen Rural Mom. You said what I was thinking. Your entire comment about correcting everything this board has said is right on the money.

K8H8R said...

UGGGG, that annoying voice was back again this week. Last week "COME AND GET YER POPCORN" and last night "I'M GOING TO EAT YOU FOR DINNER".. I wanted to stab my ear drums deaf with a pen!!

I watch Monday's episodes in bed because it's so dull I can't stay awake and I save an Ambien. In these trying economic times one has to save where one can.

NeverLikedKate said...

Bruising is a sign of a serious soft tissue injury. And let me just say from experience that even x-rays do not always find every break in the foot.

Kate's reluctance to care enough to take her prop/daughter to the doctor, even if it was for a follow-up as one poster suggested, makes me seriously question something else...

Who in their right mind believes she would take the time to make sure Cara and Mady get the counseling needed to deal with their f*&%ed up life and their parents divorce? Puhlease.

Savannah said...

What? said...
"I hope that I am not the only one that is disturbed by how Kate Gosselin is parading around on tv proclaiming this is what it is like for single parents."


"...speak out against her because she is making a mockery of parenthood."

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I find her behavior very disturbing as well. IMO, she caused the break-up their family by constantly nagging and humiliating her husband. The single parent line is her latest "woe is me -
pity party" facade to gain more money and hand-outs from her sheeple. She's laughing all the way to the bank!

Kat_momof3 said...

You would do much more for the twins if you reached out and changed the channel. Keep watching = ratings which = no chance at a normal life
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You are so right. I should have resisted the urge to see for myself the part with the girls like that and just known that it was as bad as I feared.

I'm still working on fighting the urge to watch this horrible trainwreck of a show.

Thank you for reminding me that I need to keep the tv tuned to a different channel and not take a peek when something shocks me that badly.

Jana said...

thank you for the recap Marinka - I have not watched this show in months now, and the closest I'm willing to come is here, to talk about the recaps and other Gosselin nonsense.

I agree with those who are appalled that Kate had the babysitter take Cara to the doctor. That decision, like all made by Kate, was based on being able to film. Kate wants to be in the camera's eye as much as possible, therefore she COULD NOT go with Cara to see the doctor.

Wrong, wrong, wrong! I just can't fathom how Kate's mind is just a black hole. All that exists for Kate is KATE. The children are just distractions and problems to be resolved, or ignored as the case may be. She chose to ignore Cara's pain for two whole weeks? If my son has a low grade fever, I'm all over it! I have never had anyone take him to the doctor but myself - only if I were physically unable to go (sick, contagious, out of town on business) does his father take him on a doctor visit. That's just how I am - I rearrange my work schedule when my child needs me.

Who still watches this show and thinks Kate is a brave little soldier and a good mother? They seriously need their head examined!

You never, ever should make a child wait two weeks in pain before seeking medical treatment! And you don't then send them off with a babysitter who has no authority to allow further tests, x-rays, hospitalization or treatment of any kind if needed! Unless you are Kate Gosselin, possibly television's worst mother ever.

Vallonio said...

Didnt see anyone mention it, but am I the only one who noticed the ominous spoon on the passenger door of the van AGAIN?

Peas and Carrots said...

Why didn't Kate take Cara to the pediatrician instead of having the sitter do it? I don't understand that logic. The sitter could have done the games with the other tups and Mady. I never will understand the logic. I would have taken her and explained to the other kids that I needed to do that and the sitter would play the games. I'm also wondering why she waited two weeks to do this?

Anonymous said...

i noticed that the wooden spoon was in the door again when they were getting into the blue van either coming home from the amish market or the park. so sad.

Single MOM? said...

Cara wasn't hobbling around on a hurting ankle. She wasn't frightened and hurting going to the Dr. Through the episode she was running, jumping, playing, never limping or even grimacing in pain.

From Kate's telephone conversation they knew about the injury so it's possible Kate had called when it happened and talked to them.

Even if she hadn't without Cara being in pain, limping, or complaining about her foot and only having a bruise and some slight swelling, I don't think Kate was being neglectful.

8POE's said...

Kate: "I like for a vegetable to be
picked that day and on my table that night" Helloooo! Why don't you
grow veges on some of your, oh, I
mean kids' 24 acres?! WTF! Alot of
produce can be grown on just a few
acres. I know you and Jon are much
too lazy to tend it so hire another
servant or give it to whoever cuts
the grass. I know you 2 don't.

WHEN are the kids gonna learn to talk?!
"I catched one."(Alexis)
"Henry growed it."(Collin)For some-
one who "has the gift of gab", it's
not rubbing off on the kids.

Everything you do is for the kids?
Teach them to talk for God's sake.
Cara can talk alright. I can't get
how she was in this epi out of my
mind. Never seen her like that.

oh shuck no! said...

Tired of K8 said...

I imagine the doctor refused to be on camera, so Khate couldn't spoil her film time and that is why she sent Cara with the Not-a-Sitter. It's unreal that she had an EVENING appt. with her doctor (c'mon! that would have been an after hours med clinic not her regular doc).

So if Cara's injury happened two weeks ago, why didn't Jon take her during his custody time?

Both of these parents are jerks.

9/22/2009 6:17 AM
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didnt the pics of the corn shucking appear on ossugary at least a month ago? this epsisode was taped a while back, not two weeks ago.

livnluv said...

oh shuck no! said...
Tired of K8 said...

I imagine the doctor refused to be on camera, so Khate couldn't spoil her film time and that is why she sent Cara with the Not-a-Sitter. It's unreal that she had an EVENING appt. with her doctor (c'mon! that would have been an after hours med clinic not her regular doc).

So if Cara's injury happened two weeks ago, why didn't Jon take her during his custody time?

Both of these parents are jerks.

9/22/2009 6:17 AM
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didnt the pics of the corn shucking appear on ossugary at least a month ago? this epsisode was taped a while back, not two weeks ago.
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kate mentioned somewhere in the episode that "school is just around the corner", or something like that. It led me to believe this was taped several weeks earlier.

KatePlaysTheMartyr said...

I saw a quick clip on YouTube because I was looking for the Mady/Cara conflict, and I noticed that behind Kate in the Couch is a copy of 8 Little Faces.

It just happens to be on a bookshelf behind her. Please.

Mom of 5 said...

Maybe Kate needs to find a service like this:

http://www.doctorsmakinghousecalls.com/docs/housecalls_in_a_managed_care_world.pdf

My hubby had a Dr. who does housecalls come to our house one Sunday evening when he was pretty sick with "flu-like" symptoms (didn't end up having the flu--the Dr. tested him right in our livingroom). It was reasonably priced for our middle-income lifestyle, so I'm sure the Gosselins could afford it.

TurnOffTheCameras said...

I do believe you have to let kids work conflicts out. However, let's go to the root of the problem: None of the kids has any control over anything in their lives.

So OF COURSE they are going to act out in control issues. They are constantly shuffled around, made to go here and there, made to say things for the camera, dress a certain way, all while Mommy Dearest and Daddy Famewhoreist are going through a messy and very public divorce.

Yeah they're going to have control issues. Let 'em have it. Or take them off the air. Whatcha think, Kate? ....Kate?....

Ms.Peach said...

Single MOM? said...
Even if she hadn't without Cara being in pain, limping, or complaining about her foot and only having a bruise and some slight swelling, I don't think Kate was being neglectful.
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I smell a set-up regarding Cara's foot. It's all about "being the best mom" Kate can be. Well, any mom that either ignores her child's pain for two weeks OR uses her child to fake an injury so the mom can be filmed showing concern, is one sicko.

Notgonnabelieveit said...

Did anyone else think Cara and Mady were playing with their "meltdowns" as it was scripted?
I've seen many comments, made some myself on various sites about the lack of meltdowns not being shown now by the producers. It looked like the producers scripted a couple of meltdowns by the older children to make the Gosselin home life more believable to the audience.
Also, you don't take your kid to get x-rays for 2 weeks? Even us poor folks lacking health insurance are not that stupid, Nurse SuperMom Kate.
PS... The producers were listening to the blogs, Aaden will now know what corn on the cob and various other vegetables are.

Pilgrim Soul said...

I would have had the babysitter do games night with the kids, without question, and taken my injured child to the doctor myself. Clearly, something was up with TLC, film time, etc... And this is a documented example of how pimping your kids for a living is screwing up this family's sens of morality on a day-to-day basis.

Denise said...

The trip for corn was August 19th.

PA Woman said...

Sidney said...
Hoarders and Intervention are so really, really real that I am not sure I can watch them every Monday or not.

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I saw Hoarders, once. Never again.

I found Dancing with the Stars and CSI-Miami very enteriainng last night. Haven't seen J&K+8 since the season openner.

I do find it an odd choice for episodes that they would visit an Amish farm right after getting rid of the dogs. There are so many issues with Amish puppy mills in that area. I'm not saying that Henry runs a mill. I'm sure he is a fine man. It's just strange timing to show that episode.

jj said...

Hil said...

Regarding the portion sizes...my almost-five-year-old eats like a bird and wouldn't have eaten as much cacciatore as the tups did, so I see no problem there. They got HUGE bowls of ice cream though, which surprised me. If I had eight kids to keep track of the last thing I'd want to do is keep them on a sugar rush!



Those portions were incredibly small and remember Kate is the one who is always saying how her kids are great eaters. Why can't she serve family style? You put bowls of food on the table and encourage the children to help themselves-with supervision for the younger ones, of course. This also encourages table manners-"Please pass the corn" "May I please have some more chicken?" but, no, Kate has to control EVERYTHING in those kids life.

Also-Cara and Mady's behavior problems and tantrums are once again recorded for eternity-they are almost 9 now and this is not normal behavior for that age. TLC is looking for the conflict because there was so much more in that day that could have been shown-kids picking out veges at the farm or more playing on the playground but they chose to embarass Mady and Cara and show Kate's great parenting skills! They should be so proud!

Tami said...

Hate's head is going to explode from all the lies she tells! Everything she says is a lie. I read a quote on Radaronline where she said she is so overwhelmed now but then in the same sentence says she is overwhelmed the same as always because she has always run everything. Yet, it talked about how she is now having to do everything (you know, the can-do Kate crap) and even had to learn how to do the pool. Um, which is it? She does it all now or has always done it all? Actually she does nothing now and never has. As for this show, she says she has to make sure everything is done during her custody, making it seem as if Jon does nothing. HOWEVER, as we can see, she has just had them an entire week and even though she is a supposed nurse did not even take her kid to the doctor. It seemed the first she had paid attention to the kid was during the filming. Who sends their "babysitter" to the doctor with their kid anyway?? And sheeple, it is not a sitter but a NANNY when she is there all day and night and also takes your kid to the doctor! And Hate claimed the doctor was on the phone. Um, then why did she say to bring the kid back there to the house? A doctor would not do that. She was ashamed to say my babysitter called about my injured kid. She could not save face and have the nanny take her for the x-rays though. Funny how she said it was just as she thought it would be and they wanted her brought in. If she thought that, why would she have not brought her in a week ago?!

There was more double talk about how she does it all now and is so overwhelmed and YET we are to believe Jon did nothing? She can't function without that man. She complained the babysitter now has to do what Jon did. Why?? If she did it all before, why would his absence be felt even? Duh. It was disgusting to hear her try to justify why a nanny has to be there so she can make dinner just so the kids can get homework done, etc. A parent of many kids can handle that stuff on their own, not to mention they could have been shucking corn at the table while she did dinner. As for the mess she complained about, if she is so organized why can't she spread a simple tablecloth? Everything about her is so damn fake right down to pretending she cooks.

Tami said...

About Cara's foot. From the phone conversation with the doctor's office it was clear to me that Cara had already been to see them about her foot and they must have told them to watch and wait.
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No, from her conversations in the show it was clear Cara had never been seen yet. Watch the part over dinner where she first decides to take her in.

On another note, I remember when this was filmed, I think. Was this the same as the one where pictures were shown of them coming home from school and then going to a "dairy farm"? If so, I don't believe this time line. It had to have all happened on different days because no way they had time to go to school, come home, drive far away to the farm, come back, play games (blatant product placement games!), shuck corn, make dinner, go to the doctor, etc, etc. No way.

f8ek8 said...

"We don't have time for a Cast, do we Cara?".

Cara turns around and you can see the fear on Cara's face when she herd Kate say that. Cara then nods her head in agreement.

just admit you watched said...

There's only one small clip up on Youtube of last night's show (check Gosselin uploaded most recently). How are people saying they watched the show there?

*db* said...

Hmmmmmmm,
Just a few episodes ago the Duggers went to visit an Amish family for the day.
Now the Gosselins go a visiting also. Original.....
When do we get to see the Duggers meet the Gosselins?
At least Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger are hands on with their kids and show them tons of love and affection. Kate could possibly learn a thing or two from them.
Oh and Kate, the Duggers also live true to their profession of faith to be Christians, it's not just for TV.

Tyra said...

One thing that has always tickled me about some of the sheeple is how they rant and rave about Kate being an organic cook; they can't wait until her cookbook comes out so they too can learn how to cook organic. What? You cook organic the same as non-organic...or am I missing something?

fidosmommy said...

I don't believe this time line. It had to have all happened on different days because no way they had time to go to school, come home, drive far away to the farm, come back, play games (blatant product placement games!), shuck corn, make dinner, go to the doctor, etc, etc. No way.

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According to someone who lives near there (earlier post), the farm is about 1/2 mile from the Gosselin Estate. Around the block, in other words. The Gosselins and Henry are neighbors.
May be the only neighbor Kate has who will talk to her.......

Anyway, in reference to the school day = truth is, we don't know if it was a short day at school or not. We'd have to look at the school calendar to see, and then make more assumptions about which day this was filmed.

While I want Kate off the air as much as the next person, I do want to be fair and give everyone at least a little bit of benefit of the doubt. A little.

franky said...

just admit you watched said...

There's only one small clip up on Youtube of last night's show (check Gosselin uploaded most recently). How are people saying they watched the show there?

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Youtube Jon & Kate..the rearrange to recently posted, it's in 3 parts, was uploaded today, had 300 hits this afternoon.

fidosmommy said...

Re: Delay in addressing Cara's injured foot:

why would she have not brought her in a week ago?!

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Because not-a-mommy was busy being in NY promoting herself for her career as a daytime talk show host.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"t had to have all happened on different days because no way they had time to go to school, come home, drive far away to the farm, come back, play games (blatant product placement games!), shuck corn, make dinner, go to the doctor, etc, etc. No way."
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They would have had time if she had picked them up at school, driven a few miles from the school to the produce farm, then went home, husked the corn and made dinner. I do it all the time!

Posted By said...

Thanks to the person who did the re-cap.

I had the pleasure of watching Greg Laurie do his thing as Dr. Greg House last night.

fidosmommy said...

Why can't she serve family style? You put bowls of food on the table and encourage the children to help themselves-with supervision for the younger ones, of course. This also encourages table manners-"Please pass the corn" "May I please have some more chicken?" but, no, Kate has to control EVERYTHING in those kids life.


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Amen, Amen and Amen. My mom was a food control freak, serving our plates in the kitchen, practically counting out the green beans for each person. You ate what was on your plate, no more, no less. All four of us kids have food issues to this day. We never learned how to control our portions ourselves and decide for ourselves when we were full. I still don't know how to do that.

I hope Kate's children are spared the pain of food issues....

Abby said...

Thanks for the recap. I haven't watched since the season premiere and don't miss it one bit. It seems they're just redoing stories anyway. Game night? A farm? Didn't we see this already?

With DWTS back on, the ratings will sink even more. The show's on life support.

My fear is what happens to the kids when the show's over? Kate uses them now to be on tv and only wants them to get the bulk of the divorce settlement.

Sadly, I hope she takes her divorce $$ and bolts. I think her kids would be much better off without her.

readerlady said...

I didn't watch - watched HIMYM and "Castle" and DVRd "House", so let me be sure I have this straight. Cara hurt her foot. Two weeks later it still has visible bruising and swelling and the only reason Khate did anything about it was because she's turning custody over to Jon (read, doesn't want to risk being accused of neglect). So Ms. I Do Everything For My Kids finally sends Cara to the doctor with the babysitter -cough not-a-nanny-cough. Doc wants xrays so she has NAN bring Cara home, takes her to the ER herself, and whinges and complains all the way about how she doesn't have time for this, doesn't have time to get a cast, etc. etc. GHEESH!! I'm neither a nurse nor a mother, but if a youngster came to me with a similar story, the first things I'd do is cuddle and comfort and take a look at the freakin' foot. Visible bruising and swelling after 2 weeks is more than a minor injury. And soft tissue injuries can be more serious than a break. I tore tendons in my foot 40 years ago and it still hurts sometimes. If Cara required a stabilizer of some kind, then it was a serious injury. They don't put those boots on bruises. Yeah, I'm going right out and nominate Khate for Mother of the Year. And by the way, Khate, it's not the twins' responsibility to pitch in because you are stressed. You are the parent. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of them.

rural mom said...

Dear Kate
What is the good of organic fruits and vegetables in a world of your creation where your children have been taught to fear anything that isn't organic? You've taught them to obsess over cleanliness to the point where they are germaphobes like you. They fret and worry constantly about getting their shoes and clothes dirty because you've made it clear this creates more work for you. You've shadowed and clouded their lives like this huge bag of misery that only offers up grief if the world is not to your liking. You've made them timid and fearful and afraid to take chances. You control what they wear, what they eat, how they play and what they can do to the point where they just tag along behind the production crew waiting for lines and direction to be fed. The times you unleash them and say "go ahead, get dirty, go ahead, eat what you want, go ahead, have fun" are so few and far between - and only for the camera - that they just don't know how to be. Your kids are not developing well. They don't speak well, they don't act well, they don't have a normal life by any stretch of the imagination. And that is your doing, Kate. Go watch seasons 1-5 and just count the times you have scolded and screamed and blown a hissy fit because of dirt, germs, mess, gum, ice cream. You show over and over again that you value the garmets and shoes they wear over the little people inside them. You should be ashamed of yourself, you have no business calling yourself a mother.

GoPoshGo said...

Maude said...
Kate has never claimed to be green. She has said she eats and feeds her kids ORGANIC. The two are not one in the same. Certainly not for Kate.
[snipped for space]
Lets not get confused here.
Eating organic = about Kate.
Recycling, reducing waste = about planet Earth.

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Good point, Maude. Although Kate DID go along with the installation of the solar panels, *implying* that she was "green." But, after the free upgrades to her house, any thoughts of the planet went into the trash can (along with the paper plates -- or was she still washing them in the bathtub at that point??). I think the lesson we can take from this is that Kate will be whoever she needs to be for $$$$$$$.

Someone also needs to educate Kate on the difference between "organic" and "healthy." The two are not mutually exclusive. Such a dumb ass.

Tetotomom said...

I've been away from my computer over a week and just read that they'd gotten rid of the dogs...what happened that caused them to get rid of them. Khate would get rid of the kids if they weren't her money making machine.

Two kids.. said...

Did anyone else notice the girl sextuplet that was chewing on a white rag when sitting in her carseat? It was when they were getting into the Sprinter on the way to Henry's. She was munching on it - puting the entire thing in her mouth. I knew one of the boys used to have a "chewie" but that was a while ago. She is 5!

GoPoshGo said...

Cheetah said...
She encouraged Henry to have another child to make eight. Shouldn't she also let him know that the only way to support this many children is to sell them to a cable network?

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LOL, Cheetah. It actually surprised me that she'd even compare the number of kids they each have. More evidence of how stupid Kate is. Um, Kate, do you realize that Henry is raising almost as many kids as you (a) by doing real work and (b) without being a celebrity -- funny how you CAN raise a large family and not be a millionaire. Granted, I couldn't live the Amish lifestyle (I like my buttons too much). But, Henry is one example that you CAN raise a brood without being a rich celebrity. Kate's systematic self-contradiction is so infuriating.

goawayJandK said...

Tami, good comments.

I would like to add on if you don't mind :

if K8 is the uber organized supermom that she claims to be, she should be able to handle her family by now for God's sake. I give her the BOD that things were probably CRAZY in the beginning, but she should run like a well-oiled machine by now, that is, if she is indeed supermom.

She never has and never will be alone with her children, she simply cannot handle motherhood.

Joeysmom said...

Peas and Carrots said...

Why didn't Kate take Cara to the pediatrician instead of having the sitter do it? I don't understand that logic. The sitter could have done the games with the other tups and Mady. I never will understand the logic. I would have taken her and explained to the other kids that I needed to do that and the sitter would play the games. I'm also wondering why she waited two weeks to do this?
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I was afraid I was going to vomit when I realized why Khate couldn't/wouldn't take Cara to the Dr. herself. It's because she was contractually obligated to 'guide' the kids in the playing of 'the games.' I am sure it was written somewhere by the manufacturer's marketing people that it be Khate Gosselin - one else - to be showing 'the games.' The only conclusion I can come to is (surprise, surprise) she threw her daughter under the bus, in order to grub a buck. This is the most blatant disregard for her child's welfare (after water 'gate') that I have seen.

It is kind of interesting to see everything start to fall apart, now that Can Do Khate is in full charge. All her brilliant self-promoting ideas being played out in each episode. It's so obvious, it's like they don't even bother to try to hide the money grubbing.They (TLC)are trying to squeeze in every money making scheme they can because they know...She's going down....yes!!

Anonymous said...

rural mom said...
Dear Kate

Wow, I coulnd't have said it better!!! These kids are going to be basket cases when they are older.

Tired of K8 said...

to oh shuck no!

According to the recap, the injury happened 2 weeks before Khate had the not-a-sitter take Cara to the doctor (not two weeks ago in real time from today). So in a two week time period, do you think Jon saw his kids? I think so.

and I think this injury was knowingly ignored because it didn't fit into any parent's schedules for themselves.

franky said...

Tyra said...

One thing that has always tickled me about some of the sheeple is how they rant and rave about Kate being an organic cook; they can't wait until her cookbook comes out so they too can learn how to cook organic. What? You cook organic the same as non-organic...or am I missing something?
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yup, as far as I know, cooking organic chicken versus non-organic chicken is still the same temp, same time um..Kate..chicken is um chicken)..OH..and yup, your supposed to wash the vegetables as well, LOL..dirt is organic or not, always there.

now, to confuse Kate..someone please ask her the difference between grain-fed and free-range chicken, and, for the extra chuckle, are they both, or neither organic? OOHHH..and how do we tell?

bet she rocks her leg so fast thinking, umming until she shoots off into space without sitting on her broom...

Meme said...

The real reason Kate didn't take cara to the Doctor is because she had an agreement with Hasbro to be part of the game night (product integration...pictureka and gator golf). If SHE wasn't the one on camera than Hasbro would not have paid for the integration. She had to land the stupid lines during the integration and interview "I think I'll set up game stations around the basement blah blah" in order for TLC to get paid.
LAME!!!

Willow #1 said...

I hope I am not too late to post on this subject. First of all, regarding the x-rays: Some offices have them and some do not. In the town where I live, we have to go to the hospital for any kind of tests. We get a temperature and a weight taken and that is it. Any blood draws, lab tests, etc. are done at the hospital. I know when I was a kid, it was different. It was done in the office then. I guess it is done both ways now.

Secondly, regarding the speech of the tups: It is so basic, it is just irritating me. When you raise a baby/toddler/child, you train them as you go. It should come naturally, but not to J&K. At least not K anyway. There is something about her that is just not natural. I (and everyone I know) just correct the children's speech as they grow. Soon after they start talking, you just gradually start repeating the correct ways to them. (Not "growed" honey, "grew"). You could always tell that Kate did not take the time to correct or interact with her children at all, except when called for when on camera. The tups will get corrected when they get to school, but how sad that they won't get that training at home like other children do.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Marinka, Great recap!! Amazing to me that the GWoP recap crew somehow always manages to take a typically boring J&K+* epi and turn it into such a fun read - thanks!

How many reruns of the same plotline/theme are they going to do? Will they never go away?

"The realest reality show on TV"?
Get serious, K8. Nowhere even remotely near real, K8ie Irene.

But no worries, K8ie: j&k+8 IS in a league all it's own for BORING. Or in K8-speak, I guess it'd be 'boringest'.

Congratulations, K8 - NOW will you take your award and please GO permanently AWAY?

Michelle said...

"When Kate says contradictory things like that, we understand that she is very profound. And possibly stupid."

I remember one episode where KON are talking about time-outs and kate says "In our house time-outs are Sporadic and Often." Um, huh?

Ohio Buckeye said...

Memo to K8 Gosselin:
The viewing public called and left a message for you:

Please take all your organic veggies & your supposedly cooked-from-scratch chicken cacciatore and egglplant parmagiana and please shuck off.

GoPoshGo said...

Tyra said...
One thing that has always tickled me about some of the sheeple is how they rant and rave about Kate being an organic cook; they can't wait until her cookbook comes out so they too can learn how to cook organic. What? You cook organic the same as non-organic...or am I missing something?

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THANK YOU, Tyra. I swear, do the sheeple think water boils differently for organic produce???? Or perhaps on the microwave, in addition to "defrost," "cook," and "popcorn" (a button Kate apparently has not seen), there is also the "organic" button????

As far as I know, there is no such thing as an "Organic Recipe" -- just organic food. Unless some of us are tossing pesticides in with the basil, I think we all cook food in the same basic way (i.e., with heat).

I'm so sick of hearing Kate say the word "organic" -- she doesn't even know what she's talking about. I've posted it elsewhere, but I'll say it again, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE EDUCATE KATE ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WORDS "HEALTHY" AND "ORGANIC" -- THE WORDS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE."

Stupid [organic] cow. Oh, wait, I think the silicone disqualifies her.

Damage Control said...

Hey Kids,
Here are your ratings for Movie and a Catch episode 9/14 (and the repeat after it, I guess)
From TV By The Numbers
"Robert Seidman says:
September 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Kongame, I haven’t seen anything yet for last NIGHT (9/21), but on 9/14 @ 9pm 1.789M, and 9:30p .897M"

Stick a fork in ya Kate, YOU'RE DONE!!!
HA!!

Brummygirl said...

I watched the show, not because I like Kate but because I was curious to see just what more T.L.C. could come up which would possibly be of interest to viewers.
As I suspected...nothing, other than to make me feel so sorry for the children and reach for the headache pills when they screamed at the top of their lungs.
Children do, what children see and they certainly heard enough screaming in that household over the past few years.
Did anyone else hear this? When Kate was "cooking" at the b.b.q., one of the tups appeared and said something to the effect that they had more fun when Kate was there? So choreographed and if it was scripted, T.L.C. should be ashamed of themselves encouraging the children to slight one parent to another.
I really do hope that they read the blogs here although nothing convinces me they will take notice until they no longer have a viable product.
I did not watch the View, but looked it up on youtube after reading some of your comments.
The term "motherly heart" used by Kate, was so ridiculous. I guess the word intuition had been used too much!!!
Both these parents need counselling along with their children, who are already scarred by the constant battery of people in their daily lives.
If I were them, I would scream too!!!!

texas two step said...

Ok- her "mothers intuition" just went into overdrive and made her rush to the house when Jon had the unapproved babysitter there
- BUT -
she can't take her own kid to the freakin doctor?????
What happened to that mother's intuition kHatie I-mean?
Completely 1000% agree with comment from TEAM8- my sister is an RN (30 some odd years) and has attended doctors office visits with all members of our family for years (specialist visits, not checkups) for the same reasons you mentioned (nurses LOVE to talk medicine).
MARINKA- Thanks for your recap. I'm glad I didn't watch... I would have had to jump through the screen and bopped that stupid possum headed wench for being such a piss poor excuse for a mother.

Sissy said...

I'll bet she rocks her leg so fast thinking, umming until she shoots off into space without sitting on her broom...

9/22/2009 4:14 PM
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I am so tired I can't wiggle but laughed right out loud at this. Too funny!

Yes, I am exhausted. I don't have 8 kids, but I do get exhausted too.

Merrilee said...

Two kids.. said...
Did anyone else notice the girl sextuplet that was chewing on a white rag when sitting in her carseat? It was when they were getting into the Sprinter on the way to Henry's. She was munching on it - puting the entire thing in her mouth. I knew one of the boys used to have a "chewie" but that was a while ago. She is 5!

9/22/2009 3:38 PM
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Isn't that just NASTY! Kate said she would break them of this when they are five. She said she thinks it looks "so cute!" And she meant it!

I have never seen that before. How disgusting. Those two just stuff it in their mouths.

maggie said...

On Paula's website, she moved the place to post about Kate on her TV pilot show. Go to:
getcookin.pauladeen.com
click on Forum; Scroll all the way down to Community Blog; Behind the Scenes; Kate Gosselin
You need to register but it is simple.Paula has put this special section on HER webiste because she wants everyone's opinion. Now is the time to post there. Post about how her daughter had to ask 4 times to be taken to the dr. then the babysitter did because Kate had to shoot the Tv show.

franky said...

Damage Control said...

Hey Kids,
Here are your ratings for Movie and a Catch episode 9/14 (and the repeat after it, I guess)
From TV By The Numbers
"Robert Seidman says:
September 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Kongame, I haven’t seen anything yet for last NIGHT (9/21), but on 9/14 @ 9pm 1.789M, and 9:30p .897M"

Stick a fork in ya Kate, YOU'RE DONE!!!
HA!!


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HOOHAAH !

But, Damage..sorry to say, we know Khate stuck a fork in it, it was under-done, yet she still fed it to her kids..HMMMMMMMM...

call me insane, but am not hopeful she thnks aout them first...

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
[snipped for effect]
please shuck off.

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LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Want the T-shirt!!!!!!!

neonblue said...

It,s sad that Kate sent the babysitter with Cara to the doctor. I have never sent my child to the doctor with a babysitter!! Oh then it got interesting maybe it's broken that would make better tv. Kate said I didn't really want to go but I had to. Dont forget it's been a couple of weeks. If I don't take her now then Jon may get the tv time. That would piss her off.

Aunt Chris said...

Maybe Kate didn't take Cara to the doctor because she was afraid the doc would take her aside to ask about the kids mental health and suggest counselling?!?!!? He wouldn't be able to tell that to a babysitter.

Marie France said...

WallyWinnie said...
Will chicken cacciatore and eggplant parmesan be in the new cookbook?


Maybe - with the recipes stolen from the personal chef!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Excellent point, TexasTwoStep! Since K8 thinks she has Super Power Maternal Instinct, WHY didn't she intuit that her daughter's leg needed medical attention?

So much for her 'mother's intuition'.

So much for her RN skills.

So much for the entire J&K+8 charade.

Damage Control said...

Hey Kids,
Here are your ratings for Movie and a Catch episode 9/14 (and the repeat after it, I guess)
From TV By The Numbers
"Robert Seidman says:
September 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Kongame, I haven’t seen anything yet for last NIGHT (9/21), but on 9/14 @ 9pm 1.789M, and 9:30p .897M"

9/22/2009 5:10 PM
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And TV Bill chimed in with LAST NIGHT'S rating!

'Last night’s Jon & Kate +8 at 9pm – 1.714'

Another LOSS!!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Cara's reply to K8's, "We don't have time for a cast, do we, Cara?" should've been:

"No, mom, because we ARE the cast."

franky said...

Sissy..it is 9:10 pm here and I am still waiting for my one child to sleep..LOL..
glad my broom analogy got a chuckle, me brudder sprung it on me about 15 years ago when I was a' bitchin..LOL..LOL I learned me lesson then..( he's Military and delivered it with respect dead-panned..LOL)

Too bad Kate didn't get it after 10 years

franky said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

Cara's reply to K8's, "We don't have time for a cast, do we, Cara?" should've been:

"No, mom, because we ARE the cast."

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TOUCHEE..yup, in all caps!!

Ohio Buckeye said...

GoPoshGo: The "Shuck It, K8" tshirt: coming soon to a Walmart near you. Comes in Small, Medium, and Silicone sizes and is tastefully scripted on the back: "No Worry, Beef Curry". I think I have a COUPON here somewhere for it.....Hurry, supplies are limited (just like K8's IQ).

Two kids.. said...

I will stand in line and buy it! The money from sales should go to free the kids!

Vanessa said...

The "Cascade" placement was rich!
Never ever never have they used the dishwasher and NOW they do, just like magic! The twins want to help, that's great, but you'd think K8 would let them know you don't put plastic on the bottom rack. Just noticed the "double" dishwashers too, that's really going green isn't it?

Now just a week ago, the croc tears wear making their appearance, she was very lonely...boohooo..this week she's NOT lonely, again, just like magic!
No more pity party! Man, this blog rocks!!

Chris said...

Does anyone think they are making the new episodes so bad, boring, repeated subjects so that when Kate gets some new gig, she will say she quit the show for the kids and look like a hero?

Single Mom of 3 said...

I've been a single mom since my husband passed away four years ago, when our children were 1, 4 and 8. It was a difficult transition for me and my children, but I made damn sure that none of them "noticed I was stressed" or thought they needed to "help me out."

These are your children Kate. They are not just props. They're not just characters in that (un)reality show you star in. They're your children. It is NOT their responsibility to help you with their younger siblings. It is not their responsibility to make up for the fact that you are a single parent. You have plenty of help. And besides that, you're an adult. You chose to have this many children, and you can take care of them--without forcing them to give up their childhoods. Grow up Kate. For your children's sake.

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
GoPoshGo: The "Shuck It, K8" tshirt: coming soon to a Walmart near you. Comes in Small, Medium, and Silicone sizes and is tastefully scripted on the back: "No Worry, Beef Curry". I think I have a COUPON here somewhere for it.....Hurry, supplies are limited (just like K8's IQ).

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Please stop before I pee my pants.

franky said...

On the episode I watched on Youtube...
Khate had a list by her right side doing chicken cacciatore..

I am a mere mortal..I sometimes cook for many...and like Kate the Great said..real cooks have no recipies..is that just me?
My grams had the family recipies, and nope...no real measures...

I learned about about a sprinlke kere or a spice there...

Vanessa said...

What's so blatant about her lack of parenting skills is the fact that she just ignored the screaming and fighting BUT when Jon was around she made HIM do the disciplining and then bitched and moaned about how he handled it.
How many times did she just say "Can you come get your daughter, can you take your son..." then calls him grouchy/mean all in front of the kids!
Now there's nobody to pass the buck on to. I'm sure she has to keep her temper in check, won't look good with her new miss fake persona. "Just keep my mouth shut until the crew leaves and then, boy oh boy..."

Ryan's Mom said...

Maybe Cascade makes a special detergent for paper plates?

GoPoshGo said...

Single Mom of 3 said...
I've been a single mom since my husband passed away four years ago, when our children were 1, 4 and 8. It was a difficult transition for me and my children, but I made damn sure that none of them "noticed I was stressed" or thought they needed to "help me out."

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Hats off to you, Single Mom of 3. I can't even begin to imagine what you've gone through ... and I applaud all that you've done as a single parent. Kate is an affront to women like you who are truly going it alone. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I SO admire you for forging through as a dedicated mom to your 3 kids. We're all behind you and are so impressed with your fortitude. Stay strong, and know that we're all wishing you and your family the best.

Pony said...

As much as I hate to sort of defend Kate, I feel I must say that the wait on Cara's foot doesn't bother me as much as it does some people. On the episode, Cara says that she hurt it "last week" - which sounds a lot like one not two weeks. She says she twisted it when she fell running from a vicious tup who was wacking siblings with a hard things. For all we know, Kate had custody the entire time. Should she have called the doctor sooner? Perhaps. Or perhaps she actually was right in thinking initially that the foot wasn't that badly damaged. I think the last minute call to the doctor was more about proving what a fantastic mother she was - leaving no loose ends for Jon to deal with on his watch. If Jon had been around at any point during Cara's sore foot, I think Kate would have made a big deal about how Jon was a lousy father for not taking her to the doctor. I don't think what some people think is a boot is a boot - I think it's white paper or something on the floor of the car. We don't really see Cara's foot in the footage getting back in the car. Plus - in the film going to the ER - there seems to be a white bandage on her right ankle - not her left which is what we see at the end.

I cannot fathom why she let the nanny take her child to the doctor though. I truly cannot imagine - even to tape the show. Nevertheless, it's not that difficult to have someone else take your child. They just need written permission from you to seek medical care for your child. Given how much Kate is gone from the home, I would hope that the nanny has that permission on file at the doctor's office.

Ohio Buckeye said...

SingleMomof3: I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are so right: being a parent, esp if you are raising kids on your own, means dedicating self, first and foremost,to ensuring your kids' needs are met.

You make sure your kids feel safe and you commit yourself to letting them know YOU are ok and that you will be there for THEM and that'll you all get thru this.

What single parenting is NOT about is making sure your kids do not witness a confusing rhetoric about being suddenly Can Do, while whining out of the other side of your mouth about how much you are 'struggling' and how hard this time is and how exhausting your life is. K8, get a clue: it's NOT all about YOU.
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Vanessa said, "What's so blatant about her lack of parenting skills is the fact that she just ignored the screaming and fighting BUT when Jon was around she made HIM do the disciplining and then bitched and moaned about how he handled it.
How many times did she just say "Can you come get your daughter, can you take your son..." then calls him grouchy/mean all in front of the kids!
Now there's nobody to pass the buck on to."
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Well said! One of the biggest reasons I stopped watching this joke of a show was K8's constant demeaning and humiliation of others, especially her spouse - no one (esp her spouse) EVER got recognition or thanks - only strict and overly-detailed orders and inevitable criticism. Ugh.

I don't care how much damage control TLC and K8's PR team try to do, K8 is K8 - no amount of lipstick will EVER be able to adequately cover that up. They really need to quit trying - it is futile.

stopthemadness said...

OMG.

Did Kate let Cara's foot injury go untreated for two weeks so it cuold be part of the SHOW - to show how caring she is and how she has to do it because she knows Jno won't?

But we've seen Jon taking Alexis (or whoever) to the hospital for stitches when she bit thru her lip - that INSTANT, not weeks later to see if it'd heal.

This woman is beyond comprehension. I hope that is not what happened but with her you cannot tell.

Single MOM? said...

franky said...

On the episode I watched on Youtube...
Khate had a list by her right side doing chicken cacciatore..

I am a mere mortal..I sometimes cook for many...and like Kate the Great said..real cooks have no recipies..is that just me?
My grams had the family recipies, and nope...no real measures...

I learned about about a sprinlke kere or a spice there...




Maybe she was writing down what she was doing for the cookbook? I have a friend who doesn't use a recipe and has to write things down as she cooks to give others her recipes for things.

fidosmommy said...

Single MOM? said...

Maybe she was writing down what she was doing for the cookbook? I have a friend who doesn't use a recipe and has to write things down as she cooks to give others her recipes for things.

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Which would belie her spontaneous decision to cook chicken cacciatore. According to Kate, she selected vegetables on the spot and only THEN decided what they would be eating.

Ah, if only we could read her mind!
(Wouldn't that be a short story?)

stopthemadness said...

9/14 @ 9pm 1.789M, and 9:30p .897M"

9/22/2009 5:10 PM
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And TV Bill chimed in with LAST NIGHT'S rating!

'Last night’s Jon & Kate +8 at 9pm – 1.714'

At this rate they'll be under the million mark before too long.

Seems like Jon being on the show actually was good for the ratings. After all, the only thing that's changed is that he isn't there - she no longer has her foil to do her bidding and catch all her flack because THAT was such fun to watch, for so many fawning women who say that realtionship is just like the way THEY talk to THEIR husbands, god help them. The family as such is revealed to be a fake, and people are no longer interested in watching these people pretend and "act".

I wonder what the real bottom is before they pull the plug? As muich as TLC has exploited the kids and promoted and coddled their spoiled, self entitled mother, they will drop them like a rock when they aren't making money off it. And they too of course will be doing it for the kids. If they feel like they need to have any excuse at all.

Protect8 said...

Kate could not take Cara to the doctor because they had to film the show - another game night with product placement. After that was filmed they had another filming opportunity by showing her go to the ER.

Most interesting about this show was Cary and Mady's fighting - clearly they were fighting just the way they learned from their parents.

shmedelle said...

singlemom of 3,

You have a good head on your shoulders. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure that your attitude will only serve in your kids best interest.

I know it would take every bit of me to not become a basket-case if I were to lose my husband.

Not that my situation in any way compares to your loss, but I do know what you mean about putting on a fearless face for the sake of your kids.

A few months ago my 3 yr old daughter was headed into surgery. Waiting for anestesia to take her to the OR, we played with toys and it was just, happy happy, joy joy.

The funny thing was that there was another mom with a kid also waiting, by the looks of him, he was to have a cleft lip repaired. His mom asked me what part was my D having surgery on. I said, the brain. To which, she screeched. "Oh, My God, they are going to open up her head?"

I tell this because I thought it was so sad for this woman to have no social skills.

After my kid went in, I told my SIL what this woman said. I wasn't mad. We both shook our heads, as if to say "WTF"? Who does that?

LMAO!

Robin said...

Too funny, Ryan's mom!

shmedelle said...

AnneMarie said...

Do you remember how many forms and permission and HIPA things need taken care of when you take someone else to the doctor? (permission to treat etc) Let alone a minor child?


There must be a lot of paper work that goes on behind the scenes.

And what about having your medical/Dr. visits on TV?

That's wrong. Sheeple will say, oh it's just a foot or teeth or constipation. So what. They still deserve privacy.

Objectify your kids much, Kon?

Tami said...

According to someone who lives near there (earlier post), the farm is about 1/2 mile from the Gosselin Estate. Around the block, in other words. The Gosselins and Henry are neighbors.
May be the only neighbor Kate has who will talk to her.......

Anyway, in reference to the school day = truth is, we don't know if it was a short day at school or not. We'd have to look at the school calendar to see, and then make more assumptions about which day this was filmed.

While I want Kate off the air as much as the next person, I do want to be fair and give everyone at least a little bit of benefit of the doubt. A little.
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OK, that is confusing because didn't she say she had not seen him in a long time and used to go there all the time at the old house--and that they had a long drive? Why would she not know he had a baby if she is a neighbor who goes there all the time?

I'm not giving her the benefit of the doubt because if I remember correctly, the day the corn pictures came out there were also pictures of them on a hay ride and it said they were at a dairy farm. So if that was all in the same day, they would have had to squeeze in time at the dairy farm complete with a change into clothes that looked more fall-like (there were really pics of this, not something that was just a rumor) to milk that excursion for another episode.

And we know they have short days of school since they only go 3 days a week and not for a full day as they are in "junior kindergarten"(translation:preschool) and still they were shown after coming home from school shucking the corn in the driveway. I'll have to catch the part again where she said the farm in half a mile away and she still inexplicably did not go there for the past 9 months.

Sharla said...

A comment that had to be rejected said that Henry's is near Wyomissing which could explain why Kate doesn't see him every day now. They may not have filmed the entire episode in one day, but just edited it to appear that it happened in one day.

Annamarie said...

Thanks, kid!

Hilarious! I can't imagine a more fake scenario than veggie stand followed by "family game night." Poor Cara for having to go to the dr with a freakin' sitter. Shame on you Kate!!

Jaden's Mom said...

Kate's claim to be a single mom is insulting, and seriously devalues the work that real single moms do. Single motherhood is difficult,thankless, exhausting, and nobody pays you to do it...unless you're Kate, I guess. How dare that woman have the audacity to put herself in the same ranks as other single moms?

I am a single mom to a 9 month old boy. Just raising one child is enough to keep me very busy all day, and she expects people to believe that she raises 8, without anyone's help? Please!

I am having surgery on November 4, which is going to require about six weeks of recovery. In that six weeks, I am going to need help with my son, because I won't be able to lift him. Since I don't have a network that pays for me to have a staff working behind the scenes, I have to ask my friends and family for help. I hope I am able to get enough help, otherwise I will have to lift my son and risk blowing the sutures.

It is absurd for her to even attempt to put herself in league with other single moms who KNOW how hard it is to be raising kid(s) alone. Equally absurd is how many people out there are believing that she is doing all that she does because she "has to work to provide for the children".

Those kids are so well provided for, she could easily take the next several years off, and they could still live a very nice lifestyle. She needs to quit her "job", and actually start doing what she claims to be doing...being a mom, a single one, to all those kids. Even a terrible mother is better than no mother at all.

NeverLikedKate said...

tired of Kate said:

It's unreal that she had an EVENING appt. with her doctor (c'mon! that would have been an after hours med clinic not her regular doc).

* * * * *

Not true. My daughter's pediatrician had three doctors and they rotated evening hours. So I could get a same day appointment in the evening if I needed to. I'm sure many pediatricians do the same.

Paula said...

Just thought of something, there have been comments about the kids wearing the same clothing, multiple times, which never used to happen. Perhaps this is happening for continuity.

It makes sense, as there have been so many comments about how much, how long the filming goes on. They clearly have adjusted what they show to answer questions, comments, etc., posed here and elsewhere ... so it's definitely possible that the filming happened over a few days and is just made to appear it happens in one day, thus trying to prove the kids are not being filmed constantly.

franky said...

Ummmm..Maybe she was writing down what she was doing for the cookbook? I have a friend who doesn't use a recipe and has to write things down as she cooks to give others her recipes for things.
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That was me being sarcastic..um.chicken caccitore translates into chicken and vegetables..OH, forgot, in a tomatoe sauce...

Although usually served over noodles, if being veggie ( or, bio) spaghetti squash..still is more than an acceptable option, I do believe I saw squash at the stand.... ( may be my eyes had not been blinded yet)everyone at least has bread ( yup, make my own and serve it, yes Khate..everyday..)

OK..I admit..I am a bhuddhist hippy who supports our troops, but damn it..I feed my troops with real food..Khate..fade away..when you tell me you put ingredients in your bread-maker the night before..we'll talk..

NotFoolingAnyone said...

Rating falls, Kate doing tons of TV appearances and now TLC makes Kate look like an idiot on the last episode. LOL

It's almost about time. No more J&K+8.

8POE's said...

I just can't shake it. They have 24acres and BUY produce. Just how lazy are these people? Dammit
KON, take a few acres and plant produce on it. You can also get some chickens and have your own eggs. Get some cows, like your neighbors have,
then trade a live cow for some beef. Think!

They can sustain themselves with the Konpound but don't. Is it me or is the inside of the house always shot through a pipe? We never see more than we have to.

I think the kids could get alot out of raising their own food. If they grew their own food, the kids would always have enough to eat instead of getting only enough to keep from starving.

Leah with the chewy was troubling. You'd think at 5 1/2 she'd be done with it. Sadly, she's got Kon for parents. Poor little rich girl.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

GoPoshGo: The "Shuck It, K8" tshirt: coming soon to a Walmart near you. Comes in Small, Medium, and Silicone sizes and is tastefully scripted on the back: "No Worry, Beef Curry". I think I have a COUPON here somewhere for it.....Hurry, supplies are limited (just like K8's IQ).

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Hahahahahahahaha.........I gotta go change my unnawears!

franky said...

Jaden's mom...

I hear you, been there done that and you will be exhausted, but will come through it..

been there done that and am pulling for you

Canadian Mom said...

Anyone notice Kate's PINK COWBOY HAT hung over the fireplace mantle??

OH! And I watched it on youtube an hour ago....wasn't hard to find.

Lady Amish said...

I think the ratings would be better if it's Jon plus 8. Ratings dropped more since they cut off Jon.

Kat is just too nasty and pretentious. She totally turns people off. Nobody can stand her.

Jon is a natural when it comes to playing with the kids. He is patient. He just wants the kids and himself to have a good time. He doesn't care if the kids get dirty. He lets them play. He encourages them to try new things like sports and hobbies. That's how kids learn and build confidence.

It is more pleasant to watch Jon with the kids than Kate pretending doing stuff with the kids. Kate is always posing, Jon is not. If Jon teaches them to ride a bike, he really focuses on helping them to ride instead of "look at me, I am playing with the kids" (Kate's style).

Jon has a sense of humor. He is funny sometimes. Kate is just a big lump on TV.

Rach Here said...

As Maggie has suggested I've been to Paula's webpage and placed comments. Maggie has also.
We need to voice our objection where it will be heard.

This won't be seen a any additional attention for Khate.
It will take a minute to get this done. Just follow the instructions Maggie left us.

Kate Don't Rate said...

rural mom said...

Dear Kate [SNIPPED FOR SPACE]
Your kids are not developing well. They don't speak well, they don't act well, they don't have a normal life by any stretch of the imagination. And that is your doing, Kate. Go watch seasons 1-5 and just count the times you have scolded and screamed and blown a hissy fit because of dirt, germs, mess, gum, ice cream. You show over and over again that you value the garmets and shoes they wear over the little people inside them. You should be ashamed of yourself, you have no business calling yourself a mother.

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Awesome job, rural mom!

And awesome job to you, too Marinka!

Canadian Mom said...

Jaden's mom said...
I am a single mom to a 9 month old boy. Just raising one child is enough to keep me very busy all day, and she expects people to believe that she raises 8, without anyone's help? Please!

I am having surgery on November 4, which is going to require about six weeks of recovery. In that six weeks, I am going to need help with my son, because I won't be able to lift him. Since I don't have a network that pays for me to have a staff working behind the scenes, I have to ask my friends and family for help. I hope I am able to get enough help, otherwise I will have to lift my son and risk blowing the sutures.
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Jaden's mom, I was in your EXACT position myself 13 years ago

Hang in there...my son just turned 14 and is the LOVE of my life (a sheer joy to me, really).

Hope your health holds up honey!!
(mine is on the decline, but hey, I am still here ;)

Much blessings! *hugz*

Can't See Sheep said...

to Jaden's Mom, wishing you all the best, my prayers are with you that it all works out beautifully, the surgery the help you need, everything. I sure don't want you popping any sutures & hope you get every bit of rest & recovery that you're going to need, hang in there sweetie.

to Single Mom of 3, WOW, you are an amazing lady! I am so very sorry for your loss. You are strong, even though it probably doesn't feel like it at times. To have that kind of loss & be strong for your children, no easy or simple task.

This is my problem, two stand up ladies (yes ladies, they are behaving with grace in the face of much adversity) that much of the world will never hear about & yet everyone MUST hear about Kate Gosselin who's about as real as Barbie. She keeps comparing herself to people like this & there is no comparison, none. They don't get to run off to the spa whenever, they don't get to hand their kids off to nanny's, nor would they probably want to. No massive house, no daily shopping sprees and so on. The only point Kate can actually compare herself on is that she like they did, gave birth, that's it, that is the only comparison that she can make to anyone. sorry, but whether or not she's human, never mind, a woman, is still in question. I still fully believe in the theory she's a soul sucking succubus who was just after someone, anyone, preferably Asian, for their sperm. Wow, a lot like what the write up of a succubus is.

Can't See Sheep said...

8POE's said...
Is it me or is the inside of the house always shot through a pipe? We never see more than we have to.
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They seem to be trying to keep a tight grip on how much of the house is shown, a very tight grip, but the satellite shot speaks volumes. There are acres of that house we haven't seen. Obviously they've been doing their reading about the complaints on here about the children's right to privacy.

Though I am curious about the whole family game night thing, in the ads I saw what looked like a number of very bad stains on the carpet in the basement. They looked faint like they'd been cleaned up, but they certainly seemed to be there. Can someone who watched it clarify this as I only saw what was in the ads & couldn't tell if it was the lighting or not?

Sorry, but if you're going to have dogs that have accidents enough to stain a carpet that severely you need to put in a more appropriate floor.

Carpets have a tendency to hang onto nasty things & not come completely clean despite the best & most fastidious of efforts, not good for the health of anyone including the dogs. Sorry guys, but they do have the money to install something more pooch friendly, especially if they're having accidents or being left to marinate in their mess for hours. Had they less money I wouldn't bring this up, they also haven't been there that long. Where is miss germaphobe when she should be doing her duty.

All that land & not attempting to sustain themselves, shame, it should be owned be a family interested in doing something with it. All they do is hang out on the front lawn & most of it goes unused anyway.

Can't See Sheep said...

Chris said...

Does anyone think they are making the new episodes so bad, boring, repeated subjects so that when Kate gets some new gig, she will say she quit the show for the kids and look like a hero?
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Anything is possible with her PR people, wouldn't be at all surprising.

Lady Amish said...
Jon is a natural when it comes to playing with the kids. He is patient. He just wants the kids and himself to have a good time. He doesn't care if the kids get dirty.
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Jon's also the one willing to clean them up no matter how dirty they get. Not something Kate is willing to do, she doesn't want to be bothered. I'm wondering what kind of cake walk she was expecting with 8 kids, they'd pop out fully grown, able to looked after themselves & all she'd have to do is provide the sarcastic commentary?

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