Time to Organize Recap

I haven't watched this show in over a year, so when I was asked to write this recap and saw the title I thought it was a rerun. (Anyone remember an episode where Beth helped Kate get organized? Whatever happened to Beth.....) Sorry, I zoned out. That happened frequently while watching this waste of 30 minutes. But I endured and these are the "exciting" details I picked up on (between naps). Enjoy.

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Submitted by Shari Please thank Shari for writing.

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CC said...

Jamie states she met khate and Jon before the tups were born. Surely someone somewhere knows the story behind their meeting. In one pic, Jamie has bruises under one eye due to "fat injections", not inflicted by a spouse. Another picture shows her with a heavier friend who says something to the effect of, "Jamie lost a lot of weight and I hope to do the same". Jamie also seems to travel quite a lot with family and friends. Apparently No job? No hubby? TLC must be paying her very, very well. You may be right- a new BFF for khate or a diversion to get the conversations off khate?

Supercoolfriend? said...

Kate's "friend" and BFF has no activity before April of this year. Highly suspect.

I feel like she probably works for TLC, or knows someone higher up. I believe these pictures are another form of PR.

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You also can't see her friend list.

Kat_momof3 said...

what I wanna know, besides why anyone would NOT wrap gifts where she has all her supplies there and organized (if I had the space, I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE a gift wrapping center to wrap my kids b-day and xmas gifts at)

And having seen it on youtube now, why were so many toys and such things UNWRAPPED and yet going "next door" to be given away?

In my house, toys that are clearly extras (aka, the kids didn't bother to open them but otherwise would want them) are used for the next holiday gift time, or gifted to friends for birthdays.

This woman is just horrible and wasteful.

And how Alexis and Hannah didn't go straight to time out for their rude behavior and refusal to share toys with Clay is totally beyond me, other than that their mother and whatever "not-a-nanny" was watching them clearly can't be bothered to use consistent discipline

Mary said...

Hi

Did you notice the first toy that was tossed was the Bear gate with gum on it.. these will remember everything they have thousand of hour of tape to watch. watch on a very fuzzy you tube

Mary

TandLMommy28 said...

What I gather from all of this more than anything is that five and a half year old children still need subtitles because nothing they say is understandable.

I guess all of that "culturing" Kate is doing to her prisoners, er, kids, is not really helping them.

Leeloo said...

Shari said...

Then you see Kate kick the kids out and carry a crate of stuffed animals to a trash bag and dramatically say, "With great pleasure I do this" and start dumping them ... Until she gets to the last two stuffed animals and gets her 'mom voice' back and says, "Oh I can't get rid of these." (Must be Hannah's.)

The reason Kate suddenly stopped dumping animals was because this toy - this stuffed mouse - was Despereaux (from the animated children's movie)- I paused it and there is no mistaking those ears.

She realized that she had been filmed sometime last year reading that book to her children (before the movie itself came out, of course) and decided not to bite the corporation that feeds.

The second animal was spared to save face, I suppose.

Chewy said...

"Also, the professional organizer was on TV in the local area being interviewed about Kate and her experience there. The interviewer point blank asked her if Kate was nice and the organizer answered by praising the experience, producers, ect. But the organizer did not make one nice comment about Kate. Only made a comment that Kate knew what she wanted. Because she avoided the question, I think we can assume that Kate was not nice. How Sad!"

You know, it would be just like Kate to be in deep denial about what SHE is doing in all of this, but have a clear judgement over all these people who keep coming on the show to plug their services and stuff. Anyone going on that train wreck is missing a marble, and Kate probably hates them all for being like her. How ironic.

Chewy said...

8POE's said...
Tyra,
The difference between pvt and public school isn't about cost or quality, it's about environment.

Pvt school tends to have well-to-do-people, more akin to the kids. Not to say public has peasants. My point is bullying, teasing issues are easier to address in pvt."

Not always. Wealthy kids get away with so much because their parents tend to be able to buy their way out of everything. Sadly, the amount of hazing they could get in private school would be no better than public. Just for still dressing alike alone! Sigh, poor kids.

Aeris said...

Anonymous So strange said...

I too, think it's strange Kate's friend has pics of the sextuplets on her facebook page, but she has pictures with her own three kids and the gosselin 8 at Easter. There are several sets of pics with the kids in the past 9 months or so... I don't know if she really doesn't care what Kate thinks, or if Kate just doesn't know, or maybe that Kate herself doesn't care. I mean, some of them have been up since March. Pics of Jon and Jamie being buddies, etc.

Kids all looked cute on Easter, even had an Easter egg hunt. Glad to see they have real, untelevised family moments.


Jaime and her family being with the 8 on Easter makes sense, because Kate was NOT at home with her kids on Easter this year. I don't remember exactly where she was, but she was out of state at a speaking event/book signing. Easter Eve was also the night Jon was out gallivanting with his lady friend into the wee hours of the morning. Now we know who was watching the kids.

Thank you, Shari for the recap. I'm well past the one year mark of not watching the show, except I did check out 1-2 min. of this ep. on Youtube. Kate came off as the most annoying grown woman I've seen in a long time. She needs to shut her mouth - she is NOT cute.

grannyoftwo said...

"Not sure charities want stuffed animals. Too germy and hard to clean. Would you buy a used stuffed animal for your child? I know I wouldn't."


I have to disagree with you on this one...my two year old grandson has the same stuffed puppy his older brother had as a baby.. 7 years old now...it is worn, but we just throw him into the washing machine and he comes out very clean every time. They can be washed if they are not too old and tattered.

Ms.Peach said...

RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned from a Pennsylvania friend of Kate's who saw the ENTIRE email that what Jon didn't read was the rest of the email with Kate offering Jon extra time with the kids this weekend.

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Could the PA friend be Jamie Cole Ayers? I'm voting YES!!!! I say we prove this b***ch is more than a so-called friend.

Vanessa said...

Why would kate care one way or the other that there are pics of her kids on Jamie's FB page?
The internet is loaded with pictures, episodes, stories, all by HER own doing. Those pictures are realtively innocent compared to the potty shots, bath shots, the spanking shots, the laundry room floor shots...this FB page is the LEAST of her worries, well she didn't really worry about them now did she?

Organic Lollipops said...

OK, this is getting unreal. Last night I dreamed that the tups were attacking and biting me, and the picture BFF Jamie had on her FB page was basically what they all looked like.

Re: throwing out toys... I have tried twice over the last few months to give old toys to Goodwill- they aren't taking them any more, including board games. They can't guarantee the lead safety from older toys made in China so they aren't taking ANY. Just FYI.

Watched the eppi on YouTube- horrifying. The opera singing made the hair on my neck stand up. Her rudeness about the wrapping station was also just lovely. Gag.

TandLMommy28 said...

REALLY unsure where to put this but on my MSN homepage today there was a "where are they now?" about actors who were famous once upon a time. I found Tony Danza's blurb interesting and wanted to share it.

10. Tony Danza
Famous for: His roles on the TV series "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?"
What's he doing now? Danza's latest role will be as a 10th-grade English teacher at a Philadelphia high school for a new reality show. The show, tentatively titled "Teach," is slated to air in 2010.

Did you catch that? Danza will be playing the "role" of a teacher on a "reality" show. WHAT? People on reality shows are WORKING? No way! And they aren't just being themselves? They are ACTING? *GASP*

Even the people MSN know this. Kate, get over yourself, we know you are acting and we know your children are WORKING.

AnneMarie said...

Re the tups at school.

I have NO doubt they are adjusted at school. There are rules and boundries, structure, and guidence at school. They know what is expected of them and they are held to it.

Home is chaos on so many levels, no real rules with follow through.

Re: the Ayers FB page

YESTERDAY if you were logged out of FB and googled Jaimie Cole Ayers, her FB page would come up and you could see her entire friend list. You couldn't see it if you were logged into FB. Today you cannot.

facebook said...

i just tried to find jamie on facebook, and I can't anymore.

So to Kate's handlers who are reading this, "Sure didn't take you long to fill Kate in on this did it?"

Ms.Peach said...

CC said...
Apparently No job? No hubby? TLC must be paying her very, very well. You may be right- a new BFF for khate or a diversion to get the conversations off khate?
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Her husband, or maybe ex, is Mark Ayers. She has three children. I think she met Kate in Reading at some point because she is a MI native, went to a Christian private school there. Her husband gave Kate the free kitchen. I think Jamie is just a fame whore (People mag. interview).

Kittie6 said...

About Kate's BFF Jamie: we know she has Clay with her, but what about those twin girls she has? Where are they, since they have not been seen or mentioned on the show or press? I think there is something very weird about the whole Jamie story. The Facebook thing is just... OFF.

Beejcctx said...

Laura Linger said:

The lack of gratitude really gets to me. Ingratitude has always been a pet peeve of mine and with the Gosselins, you get a highly concentrated dose every episode. It's appalling.

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Myself as well! Especially with the two-hour extra Hawaiian extravaganza.... the word they used that grated on my nerves the most was "accomodating" as in:

"The staff was so accomodating..."

"The chef accomodated us..."

Um, yeah since a huge corporation paid for the special suite, etc. and it was for mutual publicity, of course the staff bent over backwards for the big teevee crew and the ungrateful trailer trash!

And in all the special things the kids were allowed to do, not one of those kids said thank you.

Of course neither do the parents, but they should and teach their kids to be civil.

But that would require them to actually BE parents and appropriate role models.

Instead they act ENTITLED to everything.... which is ridiculous since they have done NOTHING to deserve it.

Maude said...

Re: BFF Jamie -

Can two narcissists be friends or will they cancel each other out.

marypoppins said...

Techymum said...
What did it? Following the toilet paper distribution, she is standing with one of those beautiful children, and says "who is going to throw this plastic away?" - it was the wrapper of the tp. She then throws it on the floor, where the child then has to pick it up. She uses her toe to point to some other object and another piece of plastic wrap.

This is such a demeaning act, I can hardly contain myself right now. Hand it to them. Do NOT throw it on the floor so they have to pick it up.
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Reminds you of the episode where they painted pottery.
Kate threw a pair of shoes out of the car window. Jon had to then pick them up. She could ahve just handed them to him, It was demeaning.

Maude said...

Friend or fan? said...
"Why would anyone's bestest friend need to post a photo shot on their fb posing in their friend's bathroom???"

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That SO looks like a "look at me everyone, I'm in Kate Gosselin's bathroom" type of photo.


This woman is using Kate.

Karma coming to call?

Anonymous said...

Entertainment Tonight is showing on their site they're going to have a live feed as Jon enters the house during the birthday party. They promise it will be "explosive." I am sickened by this.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

ManheimTownshipMom, you're getting second hand gossip from your sister, you never met Kate or her children.

Sue said...

Jamie Cole Ayers - the Facebook page is gone! I guess too many people saw it. I googled her name and saw other sites where people were talking about seeing the posts here at GWOP about her Facebook page and now it's gone.

Can someone else get it to come up?

Maude said...

After reading all the posts I'm thinking:

Could Jamie have been a sheeple that used her connections (I got something you want)to get close to Kate, convinced her husband to arrange the kitchen remodel, and the free kitchen clinched the "BFF" deal? After seeing this woman's FB I don't believe for a minute she's known Kate for years. Or if she has, they weren't "friends" until recently.

I posted up thread that I think this woman is using Kate. Tit for tat, so I don't care.

Better work fast Jamie, you're position as Kate's BFF has an expiration date. Everything Kate touches curdles sooner or later.

Usually sooner.

As far as taking the Gosselin kids next summer...ha, you won't be around that long!

jenny said...

Is Jamie the same friend from Michigan who took one of the children while they were busy painting their Elizabethtown home? I recall Kate talking about how she 'dispersed' the children to different homes before they first moved in so that they could paint and lay out new carpet before the kids moved in. If this is the same friend then it is plausible that they have actually been friends for awhile.

SuzieO said...

Benji said...

Manheim Township Mom: Believe me, I have seen many of these moms over the years. They are "Wannabees" and they want their kids to befriend people they think are important because they think it will rub off. Their kids in turn also become wannabees. Sad.
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I think there is a very good chance that Jamie did know Kate from before (although probably not close friends) and I think that there are plenty of women who would love to be her friend and she knows it. Either for sheeple reasons or for the same reasons that the mothers are trying to get their kids in the same classes to buddy up to the Goesslin kids. For a chance at the 15min. of fame.

Think of all the women in line for hours at a book signing, waiting and swooning just to be standing a few inches from her. What are these women thinking? Anyway, as unfair as it is, I think she can pretty well pick and choose who she will "use" next. As mentioned in Julie's blog.. she picks friends based on how useful they are to her.

p.s. I started watching the Duggers for the first time and the comparison is amazing. I tried watching once before but I didn't think I would like it because they were so darn nice but NOW... it's like a vacation for my brain compared to watching Kate.

LP said...

I think the Jamie Cole Ayers facebook page has been taken down. I went in to look for it and nothing came up.

BFF or Sheeple? said...

If Jamie is really a fake bff, Jon would know. Don't you think Jon would out this to the world and say the person portraying the bff on the show now is not someone who has been around very long? Or is just a rabid fan being given a chance to play on tv? Hmmm..

ManheimTownshipMom said...

kate is a cocky bitch said...
ManheimTownshipMom, you're getting second hand gossip from your sister, you never met Kate or her children.
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I believe I made it crystal clear that I hadn't, so I'm not sure what the intention of your post is. I was simply sharing information I have heard regarding the topic of this blog, the Gosselin children. I apologize, though, if my "second hand gossip" offends any of the posters here who want to stick to pure speculation.

Maman said...

They must be real well adjusted at school. I can hear their friends now "Hey Mady and Cara, your mom is a big TV star. On Monday she was crying about not having money to pay bills and on Wednesday she was on Jay Leno". That should take care of their being well adjusted.

See the Light! said...

Anonymous said...
Entertainment Tonight is showing on their site they're going to have a live feed as Jon enters the house during the birthday party. They promise it will be "explosive." I am sickened by this.
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If nothing else ever has, doesn't THIS show all of you that are still latching onto Team Jon that he is a scumbag? For God's sake, he won't let TLC film (not that they should), but Entertainment Tonight gets an exclusive? Family values, Jon? Not about the money? Go suck an egg you idiot.

kateisnuts said...

unrelated but has this been posted? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/08/kate-gosselin-scolds-the_n_313752.html

CrazyK8 said...

How BORING!! She has miles of shelf space and hundreds (thousands?) of dollars of shelves & Rubbermaid containers. Might as well watch Costco stock their warehouse.

Speaking of which, looking at those shelves of detergent and paper towels, I think a Costco shipment got delivered to the house by accident.

There is NOTHING special about putting all the size 5 pants in a box and putting a sticker on it!

I don't watch TLC anymore, but I did see the old Duggar special where they were still living in that tiny house. They had clothes on free-standing racks and 2 children per bed. Now living with THAT takes organization!

epiphany said...

ManheimTownshipMom said...

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poster, my sincere apologies to you! i have no idea why that other poster maligned you. for the people that care about these kids and do not live anywhere near PA (thank God), we thank you for your secondhand information.

for those that crucify jon for wanting to wear a live feed to the party, well, if you were walking into a den of snakes, i bet you would take whatever you needed to protect yourself. i don't blame him ONE BIT! just goes to show you, KI is THE MOTHER of all time!!!!

harrah said...

kate is a cocky bitch said...
ManheimTownshipMom, you're getting second hand gossip from your sister, you never met Kate or her children.



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So is Julie but her word is taken as gospel on GWop.

ManicNarcissism said...

Manheim Township Mom said...

I apologize, though, if my "second hand gossip" offends any of the posters here who want to stick to pure speculation.

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LOL! You speak whatever you know MTM!!!

Melissa P. Gentry said...

ManheimTownshipMom, thank you for posting. Don't go away. People can be cruel as we very well know.

Proof is in the Pudding said...

Seriously why wouldn't Jon want a live stream of his arrival at the KONpound today? He needs proof that he didn't walk straight up to Kate and bitch slap her. :)

Maman said...

Manheim Township Mom: Please do not stop sharing what you know. That is what this page is for.
As for Jon, isn't he the one who ran to the media last week because HE did not want his kids on the TV show that has basically supported them for the last 3 years? And now he has yet another tabloid following his kids around? How can anyone support putting those kids thru all this mess being thrown at them because of BOTH parents.

Sassypaws said...

Thx Shari for the Recap. I, like you haven't watch for a year so the only way I know what's happening is by the recaps.

You wrote something very insightful in your summary..."she sees all the stuff and it drives her crazy."

That could explain a lot. So the more "stuff" K8 sees, the crazier she gets. And the crazier she gets, the more "stuff" they give her, which makes her even crazier, which makes them give her more "stuff"...

Verrrry Interesting!!!

Doris said...

Can two narcissists be friends or will they cancel each other out.

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They feed off each other.

Lorraine said...

Rofl! Rofl! oy... I have no comment about J&K and kids, or about the show, which I gave up watching last year. But Shari, this was hysterical. heehee... excellent write-up.

I've been thinking of buying a label maker myself. Was it obvious what kind they were using in this episode? So I can be sure to buy a different brand. Thanks very much.

:))

Tazzy said...

I still say TLC is paying for the lawyers. Think about it for a second. Would Katie girl knowingly pay out of her own pocket for an attorney x3 law firms across the country or would she toe the line and do whatever TLC says to say on tv to get them to fork over the money?

Because it seems whenever Katie girl talks crazy, TLC also issues statements and TLC is still involved with Kate and Kate only. TLC knows there is still $ to be made on the kids and to get the kids to be on tv they have to squash Jon to make it so. So to make sure they can do this, back up Katie girl with a bunch of attorneys.

Simple really.

Plus in their contract I'm sure there is a stipulation that TLC would provide legal services regarding lawsuits regarding the show for them jointly and individually and their "Corporation."

SuzieO said...

ManheimTownshipMom said...

kate is a cocky bitch said...
ManheimTownshipMom, you're getting second hand gossip from your sister, you never met Kate or her children.
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I believe I made it crystal clear that I hadn't, so I'm not sure what the intention of your post is. I was simply sharing information I have heard regarding the topic of this blog, the Gosselin children. I apologize, though, if my "second hand gossip" offends any of the posters here who want to stick to pure speculation.
_________________

I was so pleased when I saw your post. I get tired of all the speculation and your post was very VERY appreciated by me. I especially liked that you said you would let us know if you hear anything else. THANK YOU! Second hand information is SO much better than pure speculation. Please keep posting. I don't have a clue why that poster singled you out and that post made no sense and was unkind.

SuzieO said...

Proof is in the Pudding said...

Seriously why wouldn't Jon want a live stream of his arrival at the KONpound today? He needs proof that he didn't walk straight up to Kate and bitch slap her. :)

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I took it to mean that it is sleazy that he is so adamant about stopping any filming at his house but if he gets pain big bucks (which I'm sure he is) then another network is welcome to film in the house.

He wouldn't need to have a camera to prove he didn't bitch spap Kate. He only needs someone to go with him to be a witness. I think he is selling out and getting paid a lot and it's all b.s. drama for ratings.

Is Ms. Harrah Here Too? said...

harrah said...
kate is a cocky bitch said...
ManheimTownshipMom, you're getting second hand gossip from your sister, you never met Kate or her children.

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So is Julie but her word is taken as gospel on GWop.


There was someone with the last name of Harrah (Roxanne Harrah, maybe? That sounds like it, or close) who was a "friend" of Jamie Cole Ayers on her FB page when it was public. I remember the name because I used to work at Harrah's so it stood out.

Methinks Ms. Harrah is here defending Julie AND Kate.

Its for Proof said...

I agree. Its PROOF that Jon wanted today. Just in case. You never know what Psycho Kate might have planned to do to sabotage him.
This way its all on tape.

more said...

Roxanne Harrah is in Ann Arbor, MI, according to FB. I'd say that was the same one on Jamie Ayers' FB page and probably the "harrah" posting here, just a guess.

Huh said...

ManheimTownshipMom said...
"Just my two cents, if I ever get any more info I'll post what I can, but I doubt little Aaden will be over for a playdate anytime soon! Oh, and my sister also said that there are actually parents that are POSITIONING their kids to befriend one or more Gosselin kids. Like, "Oh, do you like playing with Hannah? She is very nice, you should be partners with her." EWWW creepy. And these are seemingly normal moms in my sister's circle of friends! Again, so creepy."

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That is creepy! If I had kids in the same class, I'd probably tell them to be nice because the kids are going through a rough time, but not push them to be friends like that.

And you'd think if parents could afford that kind of tuition for pre-school, they wouldn't be so taken in by the "fame" and "fortune."

Oh, and thanks for the post!

fidosmommy said...

Maude said...
After reading all the posts I'm thinking:

Could Jamie have been a sheeple that used her connections (I got something you want)to get close to Kate, convinced her husband to arrange the kitchen remodel, and the free kitchen clinched the "BFF" deal? After seeing this woman's FB I don't believe for a minute she's known Kate for years. Or if she has, they weren't "friends" until recently.

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The kitchen remodel friend was probably Beth Carson. Kate's new kitchen resembles Beth's quite a bit.

Jamie Cole Ayres is a mother of twin girls and a son. She met Kate at some kind of Parents of Multiples group in PA, but moved to MI.

What they enjoy about each other is something only they know. Jamie has been to PA twice in '09 and joined Kate at the Women's Conference in Cleveland this year as well. Kate's sister Chris was there too - the same sister who went with Kate and the kids to some
ice skating performance a couple of years ago. So Kate has 2 people in her life - Jamie and Chris. I'm sure they know when to duck.

Mary said...

Hi

Just wait until one of the tubs Hit,bite or hurt one of the kids in school. Also not sharing. Some one paying to dend thier kids to school have they there to avoid that. Wait till the tell them there is NO SANTA.. I see lots of trouble. I hope this school has 6 different kindergardens. Anyone with six of those kids would want early retirement. Kate money will be gone soon.If the kids have no money in thier accounts (Not College fund) Both you and Jon should be jailed

fidosmommy said...

JFS in IL said...
I. I believe the FB page of "bestest friend" Jamie was created recently just to show us that Kate has a friend. Note that there is nothing about Jamie's other friends, or applications, etc. cluttering up the page like a normal person's FB page. I do not think it is a real FB page by a real person. I went ahead and asked her to be my friend just to see what happens ;-)

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We must have looked a different FB pages. The one I saw showed Jamie with lots of friends, and had lots of pictures of her 3 children, all looking happy, energetic, and playing (PLAYING) with their Mom.
There were only a few of Kate and about 10 of Kate's kids. The rest were other people, with names at the bottom of the pictures. It looked like everyone else's FB page that I've seen. It's MySpace that has all the clutter on it, IMO, not FB.

I think the FB page was legit. But it's gone now, probably because it got outed here on GWoP.

Easier2B said...

Shari, you deserve some type of journalism award for your writing! It's amazing that you were able to make that extremely boring episode into a humorous recap.

I checked out a few things about this episode on YouTube (keeping it on mute until I got to what I wanted to see and hear). You would think after the first time Kate dropped something on her foot, she'd have put appropriate shoes on. Who cleans out a basement with bare feet? What an idiot. (I also do not wear shoes in the house but would definitely have shoes on in that situation.) Kate's attempt at acting when she "hurt" her foot the second time was completely pathetic. What a drama queen.

I also watched the section about the gift wrapping table. The depth of Kate's ungratefulness is truly unbelievable.

I realize that's a big family, but those shelves of cleaning supplies look like a Sam's Club or Costo warehouse. Is she a hoarder in addition to being extremely greedy? She has serious mental issues. I can't believe she'd be anything but embarrassed and ashamed if she saw herself on TV.

Savannah said...

Tuesday said...
Those children have picked up on all the horrid habits of their mother. Ungrateful, argumentative, unappreciative, and selfish.

Are you referring to the incident where Alexis was being particularly hateful towards the little boy who was visiting? I think his name was Clay, Kate's friend's son? That was disappointing.
Also, I saw a clip on TV where Kate claimed there were 8 collective little moans when she told the children that filming was put on hold? Give me a break! I don't believe a word that woman says.

Tiger Lily said...

To ManheimTownshipMom:

Please don't let one person stop you from posting or enjoying this blog. I also was very pleased to read your post. I am so glad Aaden has made a friend as he and Joel seem to be the children who are pushed aside by their mother and siblings. And, am happy to see Team 8 have something "normal" in their lives while in school and given the chance just to be kids.

fidosmommy said...

"Not sure charities want stuffed animals. Too germy and hard to clean. Would you buy a used stuffed animal for your child? I know I wouldn't."

*****

When I was in the hospital a church group from my hometown brought me a stuffed teddy bear with angel wings. I appreciated the kindness behind it, but had no use for the teddy bear. I kept it for a couple of days, then I asked one of my nurses if I could have it sent over to the Children's Hospital down the street, but she said they had a pediatric wing in this hospital. She scooped up the teddy and took it to the Peds wing immediately. 10 minutes later she reported to me that a Peds nurse took it directly to a little girl who cried she was so happy to get the bear.

No concerns about dust or germs, just pure joy from a sick little girl.

Kate deprived several children of that joy. She is, in a word, a killjoy. Boo, hiss.

Babs said...

Hmmmmm...did some digging. I found it odd that Khate's BFF, who supposedly lives in Michigan, had her husband install her new kitchen in Pennsylvania. Seems like a long way for a small company to go to do an out of state job. Seems her BFF's husband is the VP of Marketing at Merillat. Scroll down on the press release.

http://www.merillat.com/company/press/release.aspx?ID=558

Chewy said...

"for those that crucify jon for wanting to wear a live feed to the party, well, if you were walking into a den of snakes, i bet you would take whatever you needed to protect yourself. i don't blame him ONE BIT! just goes to show you, KI is THE MOTHER of all time!!!!"

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For the kids' sake he could bring a friend with a video camera for the lawyers, decide who to show it to later. He did not need to pick a high profile station if it is simply to defend himself. Say he catches Kate freaking out on camera again, now for the world to see. Great. If it's just about the kids, only a judge needs to see that.

I think he means well, but after years of being a sheeple himself, he is not holding up so well under the pressure of being independent of Kate. Kate is not an enemy you would want to have, eh?

fidosmommy said...

I've asked around, and not many people rember diddly bubkus from before age 5

*****

Most of the things I remember before age 5 were bad things. Trips to the hospital, etc.

But still, so much I don't remember
is still imprinted on my psyche.
These imprints we unconsciously
have collected do have a huge impact on how we turn out.

For example - I never knew why the taste of freshly squeezed orange juice absolutely made me gag while I love fresh orange slices. Finally my mother told me that when I was in the hospital for eye surgery at age 3 (both eyes bandaged) the nurses used to bring my shots, but would tell me all they had in their hands was a glass of OJ. It's an imprint in my psyche that OJ is a bad, bad thing, even though I have no recollection of the OJ trickery.

I can only imagine what imprints the Gosselin children will discover they have one day.

fidosmommy said...

The township they live in is located in the Wilson School District which is an excellent school district. The elementary school is very close to their house and would make a big difference in the time the children have to spend on the bus. It would probably cut 2 hours total off their day. Those kids have a long day that's for sure.

My opinion is that they send them to a private school ......

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.....so Kate can have more time to herself and less with children under foot. If the kids went to the local school, they'd be home
early in the afternoon and wouldn't leave in the AM until 7:30or so.

Rita said...

OMG..I literally just laughed out loud and I'm at work! People are looking at me!

This is so great...and SO TRUE!

Huh said...

Savannah said...
"Also, I saw a clip on TV where Kate claimed there were 8 collective little moans when she told the children that filming was put on hold? Give me a break! I don't believe a word that woman says."

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If they were sad, it was probably because Kate told them something like, "Your father stopped filming, so now we can't go see the Statue of Liberty or do any of the other trips we've been planning."

I wonder if it ever occured to them that Kate could've taken them without being filmed, or if they just don't understand they can still do fun things with mommy without cameras following them around. Or wait, maybe they never do fun things with mommy without cameras around. Hmm.

They don't deserve it said...

The shelves in the basement once completed and stocked, looked like the super market. Who stocks all that crap at once. You KNOW they were freebees, thats why its all in bulk. She'd never cart that all home by herself or otherwise.
She should be ashamed to take a single item from any company, free or not. How selfish. Families that are truly needy don't get it, but the millionaire household does. Shameful.

mamaK said...

See the Light! said...
Anonymous said...
Entertainment Tonight is showing on their site they're going to have a live feed as Jon enters the house during the birthday party. They promise it will be "explosive." I am sickened by this.
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If nothing else ever has, doesn't THIS show all of you that are still latching onto Team Jon that he is a scumbag? For God's sake, he won't let TLC film (not that they should), but Entertainment Tonight gets an exclusive? Family values, Jon? Not about the money? Go suck an egg you idiot.
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Um, where does it say that Jon agreed to this or is allowing this? And where is the info on him wearing a camera into the party? The only streaming video that I saw was like from the neighbors yard hundreds of feet away, and you couldn't see the driveway anyway!
can you provide a link please? Thanks

Mary said...

the stuff animals in Kate.s house.
are germ free. Silly people Kate does not allow germs

Nana Sew Dear said...

Y'all notice that in the teasers they don't even bother to show the kids anymore, just Kate.
The recap was priceless, Shari. I haven't watched for a long time.
I think that "Bitch and Whine Plus Nine" is just a symptom of a bigger illness called The Loser Channel!
JJ: When your daughter gets her American Girl doll contact me. I like to make her some doll clothes as a gift.

Anonymous said...

".....so Kate can have more time to herself and less with children under foot. If the kids went to the local school, they'd be home
early in the afternoon and wouldn't leave in the AM until 7:30or so."

But she's never home! Why would this make a difference to anyone other than the nanny!

Anonymous said...

".....so Kate can have more time to herself and less with children under foot. If the kids went to the local school, they'd be home
early in the afternoon and wouldn't leave in the AM until 7:30or so."

But she's never home! Why would this make a difference to anyone other than the nanny!

Tina said...

Hannah=Mady-Kate!!! I feel sorry for Aiden and Cara! Someone please take them out of that crazy house!

Mary said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I have a great idea for you Kate. You can take in people's laundry and do it. You can charge more by the piece if it has stains. Look at all that stuff you have. You will not be poor. Then we will believe you when you say how tired you are

Mary

Melissa said...

DLCSF said...

Chewy said...
I think The Supernanny is long overdue for a crossover visit...

Jojo would eat the Gosselins for breakfast and pick her teeth with one of Kate's porcupine spikes.

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Oh please, PLEASE someone pitch this idea to TLC. I want a tag team - Supernanny and Judge Judy.

"Kate, you are sitting on that Naughty Spot because you are offending us all with your hair!"

Hand off to Judy

"Kate, do you see 'stupid' on my forehead?"

"Um,.."

"'UM' is not an answer!"

"I do it for my kids.."

"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining!"

Please, Judy, please...

Tazzy said...

Sources tell ET what is happening right now at the Gosselin family home in Pennsylvania.

Estranged couple Jon and Kate Gosselin have come together for the sake of their twin daughters Mady and Cara, who are celebrating their ninth birthday today. Sources tell ET, "Jon and Kate have come face to face in the house. She's refusing to leave and they're not speaking."

Jon and Kate have been feuding over previously arranged custody agreements regarding the twins birthday.

Jen said...

This dhow should be renamed Kate + Her Big Fat Ego.

The one thing she SHOULD have liposuctioned.

Jon's a Dumbass said...

Wow... in the stupidest move yet, Jon lets ET order a cake for the twins, and they spell Mady's name wrong. Right on the TMZ homepage, clear as day, "Happy Birthday Maddy and Cara!"

Your such a loser, Jon. You could of at least had the balls to ask them to fix it, but you didn't. I guess you didn't want to offend your boss, I mean Entertainment Tonight reporter.

Harrah said...

They don't deserve it said...
The shelves in the basement once completed and stocked, looked like the super market. Who stocks all that crap at once. You KNOW they were freebees, thats why its all in bulk. She'd never cart that all home by herself or otherwise.
She should be ashamed to take a single item from any company, free or not. How selfish. Families that are truly needy don't get it, but the millionaire household does. Shameful.


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We buy everything in bulk every three months or so, and shop weekly for produce and meats. It's cheaper for us and we never run out of toilet paper!

No we don't all buy in bulk said...

Harrah, YOU may buy every three months, but we are talking about millionaires here, NOT everyday people. Kate gets freebees, and has for 5 years or more now, and they waste it, do not need it, throw it out, or give it away, and yet they continue getting it. Its nice not to run out of toilet paper, but not everyone in this economy has the priviledge of buying in bulk and putting out that kind of money at once, they have to buy a little each week. So like I said, their basement is a grocery store for millionaires.

Chewy said...

I don't think it's a big deal that the little girls were rude to Clay. I am probably a minority, but we have NO idea if Clay was a butt first and they were sick of him by then. It is one thing for a kid to show disrespect to an adult- with that I intervene every single time. But with other children? I am not a helicopter parent, I believe children need to work some things out for themselves. If kids are rotten enough they lose friends and learn right behaviour from wrong behaviour at their pace, and are way less likely to forget it. Besides, it's also completely normal at that age for girls to hate boys and vice versa, especially little girls with 3 tired old brothers at home! =) They have been treated like 1/6 of a whole person their whole lives. It is natural at that point to hoard and/or be posessive with their stuff. Natural reaction and they can grow out of it as they enter more social situations and sort it out.

I still think Supernanny needs to come onto the show, but like with almost every nanny situation, it is not the children who need her, it's their parents.

As for the so called 'incriminating' photos I keep hearing about the nanny, every parent or nanny can lose it and yell, or take a child by the arms to get their attention or lead them to time-out. It's human. God help any of us if we had photos taken 24/7 and posted possibly out of context. It happens to the best of us. And kids are resilient. If everything was perfectly pleasant all the time they'd never learn to deal with real life.

I just wish all of the above were the ONLY things going on in their lives. It would mean their lives were normal. Instead, they are side show attractions in TLC's freakshow fair.

Michelle said...

She's right...you can't SEE the babysitter. he's the one behind the camera!

Chewy said...

"This woman is using Kate.

Karma coming to call?"

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Kate might prefer being used over the 'complications' of mutual friendship. Keep things simple and business-like. She is a corporation in herself. It's a language she can understand and trust.

Huh said...

They don't deserve it said...
"The shelves in the basement once completed and stocked, looked like the super market. Who stocks all that crap at once. You KNOW they were freebees, thats why its all in bulk. She'd never cart that all home by herself or otherwise.
She should be ashamed to take a single item from any company, free or not. How selfish. Families that are truly needy don't get it, but the millionaire household does. Shameful."

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I know! If I was still getting those kinds of freebies after I had made a few million, I'd be donating all that extra stuff to someone who needs it rather than let it just sit in my basement.

You'd think a person who had been on receiving end of so much charity and good-will would want to reciprocate and start showing charity and generousity towards those less-fortunate.

Huh said...

Chewy said...
"I don't think it's a big deal that the little girls were rude to Clay. I am probably a minority, but we have NO idea if Clay was a butt first and they were sick of him by then. It is one thing for a kid to show disrespect to an adult- with that I intervene every single time. But with other children? I am not a helicopter parent, I believe children need to work some things out for themselves. If kids are rotten enough they lose friends and learn right behaviour from wrong behaviour at their pace, and are way less likely to forget it. Besides, it's also completely normal at that age for girls to hate boys and vice versa, especially little girls with 3 tired old brothers at home! =) They have been treated like 1/6 of a whole person their whole lives. It is natural at that point to hoard and/or be posessive with their stuff. Natural reaction and they can grow out of it as they enter more social situations and sort it out."

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I agree children should work things out from themselves, but at the same time, little tips here and there to prod them in the right direction would be a good idea. Just saying something like, "Be nice to him, he's our guest. Please share your toys." Children look to their parents to learn good manners and to see good examples.

dara2K said...

Jamie Cole Ayers (the woman seen grabbing Joel by the arm the other day) must be important because people with three names are always important. Jamie Cole Ayers had an active OPEN Facebook page as of 10/07/09. This Facebook page openly displayed candid shots of the Gosselin kids, Kate, etc. I wrote MS. Ayers a message and suggested that perhaps her posting pics of the Gosselins may be construed as exploitation. It was my hope that was not her intent. I also advised her that if this Facebook was a ploy to soften Kate's image, it didn't work on me! She wrote back the following to me in a dubious tone, "Why don't you spend time doing something besides looking for me on FB...they are my best friends...and yes..I will make my fb private...thought that I already had...". Well, her Facebook page is now set to private. I don't believe for one second she and Kate didn't realize this page was open for anyone to see. There is one less adult exploiting these children. Progress..

BobS said...

Tazzy said...

Sources tell ET what is happening right now at the Gosselin family home in Pennsylvania.

Estranged couple Jon and Kate Gosselin have come together for the sake of their twin daughters Mady and Cara, who are celebrating their ninth birthday today. Sources tell ET, "Jon and Kate have come face to face in the house. She's refusing to leave and they're not speaking."

Jon and Kate have been feuding over previously arranged custody agreements regarding the twins birthday.
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According to ET tonight, there won't be a face-to-face. There will be separate birthday parties for the twins. Apparently Jon will have his first, followed by Kate's. Jon said that this was at Kate's direction. He has two hours for his. They showed Jon getting his cake and heading off to PA. Jon stated that they should have a good mom-dad relationship but there won't be a husband-wife relationship.

Yawn.

CrazyK8 said...

Military Mom said...
WTF? She didn't unpack the toys for a year? As a military mom with more moves under my belt than I'd care to remember it was always unpack the toys FIRST so that the kids would have something to play with while I unpacked the rest of the stuff. This family never ceases to amaze me.

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She probably didn't need to unpack the toys because they probably had a ton of new freebies waiting for them. I guess she doesn't realize that, unlike her, the children actually have the ability to be sentimental. Poor Aaden doesn't want the newest free Tonka RC. He wants his giraffe.

I will give Kate credit for at least recognizing a few "favorites", but I noticed she either didn't find, or didn't remember, any of the boys' favorite things.

Anonymous said...

"Natural reaction and they can grow out of it as they enter more social situations and sort it out."

I'm not a scripture-quoting, Bible-thumping Mom by any means, but your post so reminded me of the verse from Proverbs 22:6:

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." One doesn't hope or expect the child will outgrow it. Many do not, and parents end up saying, "What did we do wrong?"

Anonymous said...

"Why don't you spend time doing something besides looking for me on FB...they are my best friends...and yes..I will make my fb private...thought that I already had...".

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Doesn't this sound like the typical sheeple comeback, "Quit worrying about Kate and Jon and GET A LIFE?" Too funny!

Suzi said...

Pa Mom Knows said...

Doesn't this sound like the typical sheeple comeback, "Quit worrying about Kate and Jon and GET A LIFE?" Too funny!
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That is funny!! Is Sheeple for Dummies required reading or something?

But seriously, Jamie has a valid point... doesn't your bestest friend have some kids you could be manhandling right now???

Too tight a grip said...

I saw that picture of Jamie snatching up one of the boy tups with a tup in the background rubbing his arm and crying (that rubbing the hurt arm thing is familiar). I don't care how good a friend she is and I don't care how bad the child or children are; if she snatched up one of my children like that I would be furious. Like Kate, she needs to learn to discipline in love -- not out of anger. No one and I do mean no one, will lay an angry hand on my children with my permission. Not going to happen.

Not a fan of either said...

Personally I find anyone who really is a good friend of Kates to be just as disgusting as I find Kate. That's just me. Obviously this woman sees nothing wrong with how Kate exploits her children, how Kate has belittled and berated her husband, and/or how Kate dismisses people from her life when she no longer has use for them. This woman is as low as Kate. JMO

Used and done said...

No one has to ever worry about seeing Jamie anymore, she's gone.
She served her purpose, got to spend time with the queen, she wore Kate's shoes and sunglasses and used her bathroom, and thats IT. She's done. Goodbye Jamie, used up and discarded, until Kate needs to use you again.

fidosmommy said...

I'd like to set up a videotape to watch Jamie taking care of all 6 kids plus her own when she is with them next summer. The job will be overwhelming. I hope Ashley Carter will be available to help!

HondaMom said...

Your such a loser, Jon. You could of at least had the balls to ask them to fix it, but you didn't.

I blame Kate for misspelling the child's nickname when she gave it to her. "Mady" is how one would spell it if it had a long A sound (phonics rule: When a syllable ends in a vowel and it is the only vowel, that vowel is usually long; ma-dy vs. mad-die).

My grandfather never learned how to spell my mother's name or one of her sister's names. He had six kids and didn't finish high school. Wait; Jon has at least six kids and didn't go to college. Hmm.

grannyoftwo said...

dara2kids...that is hilarious..she thought it was private my foot... well unless she is as dumb as a rock of course and that could be the case because lets face it she is a friend of Kates, right, who is she kidding... she and TLC knew exactly what they were trying to do and it didn't work..I bet Kate was furious though at the thought of it all...I can't stop the laughter coming up from deep inside. What some people will do to try and get a little fame. Unbelievable.

Vanessa said...

Ha ha Mary! Good idea with the stain removal job, but she'd lose money...you know...it's a WHOLE day on stain removal for 8 little pieces of clothing! Couldn't live on that!

Anonymous said...

"I blame Kate for misspelling the child's nickname when she gave it to her. "Mady" is how one would spell it if it had a long A sound (phonics rule: When a syllable ends in a vowel and it is the only vowel, that vowel is usually long; ma-dy vs. mad-die)."

The child's name is Madelyn. It would seem she simply chose to spell it Mady without changing any of the letters, or doubling the "d," and therefore just continuing the spelling for the nickname without altering the letters.

Anonymous said...

"I've never posted before, but in light of recent events I am compelled to share what I know (which is nothing, really!)."
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Why would you be "compelled" to share what you know? I don't understand.
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"Just my two cents, if I ever get any more info I'll post what I can, but I doubt little Aaden will be over for a playdate anytime soon!"

What happens at school should remain private. We don't need to know who is buddying with whom or who is having playdates with whom. There is so much turmoil in their little lives right now that this is one area the media hasn't swooped upon. It should be kept that way out of respect for the children.

GoAwayGosselins said...

Let's hope this is the end. It's also crystal clear they will not be able to live without the media attention. They've become addicted. For all the whining they each do, they continue to spar in the media revel in the spotlight. It is entirely these calculated TV appearances and 'leaked' gossip that fuel the paps. They love it.

If they were not bickering in the media this week about the future of thier show and the money, they would not get 1/10th the attention they get.

They are completely delusional about their value as public personalities and do not recognize we are watching only to see them unravel. They don't realize the attention they are now getting is only negative and they are being used. Yes, it is all about money but once the high drama dies down they will be completely uninteresting and noone will watch them on tv unless they are embarassing themselves. The kids are growing up and not as cute or novel as they were and these two boobs are entirely unlikable.

The organize episode got 1.7 million viewers. The 1.7 is probably 1/2 sheeples. The other half is just expecting something selacious. Once they realize the show will provide no revalation, that half will go away. They will be under 1M by 2010 unless the show becomes the sole outlet for these boobs to embarass themselves.

Prediction, for lack of any other options Jon will appear on a reality game show like Celeb Fat Club or Dancing with the Stars. He will also write a book divulging all of Kates horrible secrets. It will probably be interesting if it is written by someone literate.

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

Mary said:

My opinion is that they send them to a private school because they have more control over the school. If they are paying big bucks to send them there then they would expect the teachers to pay extra attention to signs of the other kids making fun of them or gossiping (as kids will do anywhere). Money talks. If they don't like something they can always use the threat of all the money the school is getting from them to make things right. They have more leverage there than they would in any public school. Just my opinion.

Manheim Township mom is correct in her assessment of the Wilson School District. I live in the same "neighborhood" as the Gosselins and the school here is very good. In fact the elementary school is only about 2 years old and is state of the art.

However, I disagree with Mary's asessment of why the kids attend the private school in another county. I have many dear friends who also send their children to that private school and can assure your readers that control is something Gosselin family does not and can not exert over that school.

Teachers in Wilson are very professional would do all they could to prevent bullying or special treatment of those children, as I am sure is the case in the school they currently attend.

It is not a religious school so that is not the reason.

Only the Gosselin family can say what drove their choice.

Maude said...

fidosmommy said:
The kitchen remodel friend was probably Beth Carson. Kate's new kitchen resembles Beth's quite a bit.

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Really? You think? I figure Beth was out of the picture way before they started planning the kitchen. And doesn't Jamie's husband work for Merrilate, the company that did the remodel?

Maude said...

ManheimTownshipMom:

I too hope you continue to post. I can't believe someone would reprimand you for secondhand info when so much of our info has traveled much farther than that. Until Jon, Kate or the kids choose to post its all secondhand, (thirdhand, forthhand ect.) info.

I'm sure you've noticed that the vast majority of us are respectful, and friendly. Thats probably why you felt comfortable posting in the first place. Sorry you were treated rudely. You didn't deserve it.

I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Lol said...

HondaMom said...

I blame Kate for misspelling the child's nickname when she gave it to her. "Mady" is how one would spell it if it had a long A sound (phonics rule: When a syllable ends in a vowel and it is the only vowel, that vowel is usually long; ma-dy vs. mad-die).

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Wow, as much as I agree with most of what you guys say (exploiting children, uber-b!tch, greedy, etc), it amazes me how some people will find ANYTHING to pick apart. Do you get mad if someone named their child Catie instead of Katie? Or Sara instead of Sarah? Seriously, relax. They made a stupid mistake and Jon should have asked them to fix it.

GoPoshGo said...

dara2K said...
Jamie Cole Ayers (the woman seen grabbing Joel by the arm the other day) must be important because people with three names are always important.

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Serial killers are always identified in the media by 3 names. Coincidence?

Also:
"Why don't you spend time doing something besides looking for me on FB...they are my best friends..."

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Thanks for the laugh, Jamie Cole Ayers. Better keep up the free babysitting and installing free cabinets, or you'll lose your privileges on the plastic and porcelein thrones.

Guess you missed the memo about Kate's definition of BFF: "Befriended-For-Freebies."

Mary said...

Poor Kate she wants the old Jon back. Kate dear jon has grown up h not taking your crp any more. I wonder how many times in that house that sceam JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON was yelled. the poor man must be at peace without hearing that

I wonder who will buy the ring for her. If she did not already use the bank account for that. But we all know she pays NOTHING.... these children should betaken away and put in Jodi home. Jon and Kate have house not a home

Mary

Ladylou said...

I know I wasn't the only one who saw all the cleaning products Kate did have the time to organize right?

A person who feels the need to shop, stock pile and store all the laundry soap, swiffer cloths ( she must have had 50 boxes or more) and just to many more to name has no life!
I use to do the same thing except I never had $1,000 in my bank account to go to the extreme as Kate has.

She likes to get ready in the a.m and go out and be SEEN. Regardless of where it is she has to do this to feed her ever growing ego.
Things we ordinary people call errands is the high point in Kate's day.

Why doesn't she volunteer somewhere and DO SOMETHING?
Everyone knows how blessed she is. The children all healthy and good looking (except their spoiled actions are making them ugly)
The family will never want for money. I don't expect Kate to disappear from tv for a long time.

She really has a nothing life.
She isn't friendly or outgoing.
(except for the camera & crew)
Her day to day activities show she is consumed with herself.
She will never be a happy person,
it looks like she is trying to find voids in her life with things, things, things.

Shari said...

I think they're choice to put them into private school is as simple as their ego. "Celebrities" always have their kids in private schools and that's how they see themselves. No matter how good the public school is in their area, it wouldn't feed their ego and would be 'beneath their status' to send them there.

Mundane trips for nonsense said...

By the looks of all the crap and supplies packed into her basement (like a supermarket) we now know what all her mundane trips to the stores all over the place was about. However, its probably ALL gift cards she is using. Even her old sitters and ex-friends and boyfriend said how utterly CHEAP Kate has always been, even as a kid. I call it greedy..there's a difference. "Mine, all mine."

GoPoshGo said...

Shari said...
I think they're choice to put them into private school is as simple as their ego. "Celebrities" always have their kids in private schools and that's how they see themselves. No matter how good the public school is in their area, it wouldn't feed their ego and would be 'beneath their status' to send them there.

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Agreed. The Queen and her breed can't mingle with the common peasants. Too icky and germy-ish.

konspiracytheory said...

As of this AM that @#$%ing spoon is still in the front door of the van.

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

It's funny but the people I know who send their kids to the private school that the Gosselin children attend are the opposite of ego and bragging status.

I happen to disagree with them and send my children to another school but they really believe in the specific type of education provided by this school. Don't get me wrong....it's a fine school...but I happen to disagree with the direction of the teaching and curriculum. It is not, at least not in this area, looked upon as the psuedo holy grail of schools. The colleges attended by graduates are for the most part good but just as elite as the colleges attended by the top students in the local public schools.
Every year our local paper prints the college and universities that accepted our local graduates. This school's graduates get into good schools but it is by far not all elite schools or Ivy league. In fact I would say that honor goes to three other schools...two public and one parochial.

Maybe the kids have friends from Elizabethtown their former neighborhood that attend this school.
I am loathe to name the school because I don't think the school and the families need or want the publicity.

fidosmommy said...

Maude said...
fidosmommy said:
The kitchen remodel friend was probably Beth Carson. Kate's new kitchen resembles Beth's quite a bit.

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Really? You think? I figure Beth was out of the picture way before they started planning the kitchen. And doesn't Jamie's husband work for Merrilate, the company that did the remodel?

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You could be right, Maude. I was just going with the info we had at the time of the remodel. It was said on GWoP back then that Beth and Bob had promised Kate a new kitchen, and even though the friendship fell apart, B & B were the kind of people who would keep their word. It was even said here that Bob worked for Merillat Cabinets, and it was Bob who hired Jon to work IT from home for Bob so he could be around to help Kate more than he was able to when he left the house to go to work every day. That's what was said here, I cannot confirm or deny any of it.

At that time, I'm not sure we were aware of Jamie Cole Ayers and the Bestest Friend role she played in Kate's life. I had always understood that Beth was her very closest friend. Now we are hearing that it was Mr. Ayers who is with Merillat Cabinets.

Anyway, that's where my information
(or misinformation) came from.

Is it determined that Jamie is divorced/divorcing? If so, why would Mr. Ayers be so willing to help Jamie's BFF get free new cabinetry for an already beautiful kitchen? If that's what happened,
it seems amazingly generous to me.

Suzi said...

Ladies -

Things seem to be getting a little heated around here! I know it's tough to watch this mess, but I think we can all agree that NO ONE on this board is responsible for the sorry state of the Gosselin family. Yes, we all have different levels of tolerance for the paps and gosspip (I know my tolerance varies daily!), have different reasons for our overall disgust and blame Jon/Kate is different degrees. But let's try to keep in mind our overall goal and treat each other with dignity and respect. :)

Charlie Rose said...

I agree with you Shari on why they send the kids to private school.

thehazlettfamily said...

HondaMom said...

Your such a loser, Jon. You could of at least had the balls to ask them to fix it, but you didn't.

I blame Kate for misspelling the child's nickname when she gave it to her. "Mady" is how one would spell it if it had a long A sound (phonics rule: When a syllable ends in a vowel and it is the only vowel, that vowel is usually long; ma-dy vs. mad-die).

***I suspect she used Mady (4 letters) because Cara has 4 letters. My children's names begin with K and C, but the C had to sound like a K so their names would start with the same sound. For example no Charlie it had to have the Cody sound (not my child's real name).

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Regarding the school. I'm sure that since Cara and Mady had been attending the school since Kindergarten they did not want to move them. But, why put the tups in the same school? Could they not find a closer school to start them in? I don't know if their school is Pre-K - 12, but if it's not then they won't be going to the same school anyway in a few years. Also, are they even going to the same school? Seeing Cara and Mady dropped off alone and picked up alone on the same day makes me think they are in different schools. Are do I not pay enough attention and the tups only have pre-k a few days a week? Yes, I looked at the videos and a few things stood out to me:
1. Kate did not have any rings on. No wedding ring. I'm curious to see her next interview if the ring is on. If it is I call BS. If the kids cannot bear to see her take it off then it should be on at ALL times. I take my rings off when I'm home and my kids don't even notice until I'm looking for them and then they only roll their eyes and leave me to look alone.
2. Mady still has her violin and plays it. She was taking it to school which means she must be in a music class that teaches her and allows her to play. That is WONDERFUL. Something that she has been able to continue to do.
3. Walking the girls to the bus, Kate never touched the girls, hugged them or kissed them goodbye. It did not happen in the car either. One time I did not kiss my children when they left for school and a bad accident happened which kept me from kissing and hugging my kids for quite some time. I never allow that to happen again. Those girls need affection from their parents. Even if she did not want the paps to see in the parking lot or the girls did not want their friends on the bus to see, Kate could have at least had them lean up to the front seat for a cheek kiss. What a B****h.

As for Jon, he at least seemed to kind of lean in and hug the girls. I can't find the link to confirm. And he noticed the girls differences. Mady got a laptop and Cara got an ATV. Clearly things that each girl would like rather than making them duplicates of each other. No need to turn their backs on each other this year while they open gifts. I just wish Cara's gift could have been delivered to her yesterday. Who wants to wait a whole week on their gift. I hope the girls are sharing their gifts. Even a girly girl likes a twirl on the ATV now and then.

Suzi said...

Midnight Serenade said...

What happens at school should remain private. We don't need to know who is buddying with whom or who is having playdates with whom. There is so much turmoil in their little lives right now that this is one area the media hasn't swooped upon. It should be kept that way out of respect for the children.
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I'm not at all suggesting we start gossiping about the kids on this forum, but I bet there are people at TLC whose job it is to keep "informed" on what is going on with the children. This is a BUSINESS deal to them and I would imagine it's treated the same way as other shows: with polls, surveys, target forums, etc... to see which kids are still cute, etc... To pretend these children have any privacy left just seems like a distortion of the true picture to me.

consider this? said...

"Shari said...

I think they're choice to put them into private school is as simple as their ego. "Celebrities" always have their kids in private schools and that's how they see themselves. No matter how good the public school is in their area, it wouldn't feed their ego and would be 'beneath their status' to send them there."

That's a bit of an insult to parents who choose to put their kids in private schools. My kids are in a Christian school because I happen to like the values that are being instilled in them - and also because our public school is not a very good one.
I believe Kate went to a private school as a child and I really don't think that her parents saw themselves as celebrities.
I also think that it would be unfair and unsafe for the other children in the school if the Gosselin kids attended public school. At a private school they are afforded some privacy - something those kids badly need.

Clevelandmama said...

Too tight a grip said...

I saw that picture of Jamie snatching up one of the boy tups with a tup in the background rubbing his arm and crying (that rubbing the hurt arm thing is familiar). I don't care how good a friend she is and I don't care how bad the child or children are; if she snatched up one of my children like that I would be furious. [snip]

I just gotta say that I saw these pictures, and the boy she was grabbing was holding a toy behind his back. The crying kids were standing behind her. It looked to me as if the boy had been smacking his siblings with the toy, and she had grabbed him to stop him, and was giving him a talking to. In other pix it looked as if she was comforting the crying girl. Don't know what happened to the crying boy(s).
IF my interpretation is correct, I would have no problem with her restraining my child and preventing further mayhem with his sibs. Better that than the usual Lord of the Flies situation with the Gosselins.

Just sayin....

cleaning stuff said...

About Kate stockpiling cleaning supplies - I read that their house was being cleaned for them by TLC while filming was on. Those cleaning supplies probably are stored on the premises by TLC and are probably purchased corporately.

Miffed in Reading said...

SHARI SAID....

I think they're choice to put them into private school is as simple as their ego. "Celebrities" always have their kids in private schools and that's how they see themselves. No matter how good the public school is in their area, it wouldn't feed their ego and would be 'beneath their status' to send them there.

10/09/2009 9:38 AM

You beat me to the punch! They could never have the 8 go to public school and mingle with the common folk. It is all status, show and ego for the Gosselins. However, I would not be suprised at all if the kids were going to the private school for free. Maybe the parents bartered with the school for free tution so the school can recruit other potential students by saying they have the world famous Goesslin kids gracing their campus.

Katiedid1806 said...

Actually, with regards to the public/private debate, some kids really do honestly do better in a smaller, private school setting. Frequently the class sizes are smaller, so more teacher attention. And just b/c it is not specifically religious, many are based on the judeo-christian teachings as their background.

My family lives up there. Out of 5 kids, some went to public, some went to private. It was a matter of what fit which child best.

That's not to say in the case of Khate that she did not choose private with the notion that it costs money and therefore must be "exclusive" and bring some sort of "aura of wealth" to her by sending her kids there. She is just that stupid to think so.

Charlie Rose said...

Agreed Suzi. :)

Andrea Murdock said...

Consider this, I get your point but we are talking about Kate Gosselin. Someone who doesn't know what GREEN is or what the true meaning of ORGANIC is but uses those terms anyway because she believes it puts her into another "status bracket." So although I agree not ALL parents put their children in private schools for the sake of "status," I truly believe Kate does. If she was geniunely was concerned about her children's welfare, she would not be trying to be front and center on TV to boost her own ego.

Rap541 said...

I think part of the problem is that no matter how you cut it... private school is a luxury. I don't have a huge amount of sympathy for someone crying poverty when they are willfully enrolling eight kids in private school. And not just private school, but private pre-k classes. I mean really, Kate is destitute and can't pay her bills but the kids still attend pre-k and spend time with the nanny?

There's nothing wrong in choosing private school if you can afford it. If Kate has to cry in public for money because she can't afford to pay her bills, perhaps one bill should be eliminated since, really, people who can't afford to feed their children without begging most likely can't afford tuition to private pre-k.

Shari said...

Miffed in Reading said: Maybe the parents bartered with the school for free tution so the school can recruit other potential students by saying they have the world famous Goesslin kids gracing their campus.
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I would take that more as a (((WARNING))) than a commercial.

Shari said...

Consider This said: That's a bit of an insult to parents who choose to put their kids in private schools.
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I was only referring to the Gosselins and my opinion as to why they made that particular choice. I'm not entering into a debate regarding public, private, Christian, or even Home Schools or any other parents motives behind their choice. This is a site regarding the Gosselins.

Best thing they got said...

I don't know if their school is Pre-K - 12, but if it's not then they won't be going to the same school anyway in a few years.
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It is, and if I can afford to send my kids there someday I will. Excellent school, great reputation, especially the "upper school" which is basically middle and high schools combined. Also agorgeous campus, although that is beside the point. That school is what will get the kids through all this and on to bigger and better futures than their close-minded parents.

Too tight a grip said...

To Clevelandmama: You know you are probably right. It does look like he did 'something' (bad) to the other children and made them cry. I just react to this whole situation negatively. I do; however, have a problem with people grabbing children by the arms like that with the old angry 'sitter' look on her face. I just feel there is a better way to handle it. But I could be wrong. I don't know why I let things these people do get to me. It's kind of crazy on my part.

readerlady said...

Um, guys, I think we need to give Jon a pass on the misspelling of Mady's name. I have done a lot of proofreading in my lifetime, and one of the things about it is you tend to see what you expect to see. It's VERY easy to miss something like the doubling of a letter. Even professional proofreaders frequently miss things like this.

Re the private school the kids attend. It's been reported several times that Mady and Cara are scholarship students. Don't know about the tups. And re private versus public schools - I've attended both and currently volunteer at a private, Parochial school. Class size is much smaller at the private schools, so kids get more individual attention. OTH, private schools are sometimes less able to provide the special services, such as speech therapy, physical therapy, counselling, etc. that some of the students might need. I do think that, for the Gosselins,esp. Kate,
that it's a status symbol. Jon comes from a wealthy family and attended public schools, so I can't see him making much of a big deal about it.

Not a fan of either said...

Just saw the ROI pics of Jamie with the children. What do you know! Jamie's butt fits Kate's white plastic chair! No wonder they are such good friends. And it was soooo nice of Kate to let her in on the 'making the kids play on the concrete driveway so the paps can see them' thing. Hmmmm Ya know, that works both ways Jamie.

Tami said...

Reminds you of the episode where they painted pottery.
Kate threw a pair of shoes out of the car window. Jon had to then pick them up. She could ahve just handed them to him, It was demeaning.
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Well, she also threw a roll of paper towel all over the floor cleaning up a tiny spill in the moving episode. When isn't she demeaning and nasty to those around her?

Re: Jamie and her pics. I saw some before she hid her page. You can tell she is like Kate. She took a ton of self pics. She posed with the kids, or even all alone and just held the camera out and took the pic. Those are mostly what was posted on fb. Lovely.

Kandy said...

I think they just need to pull the plug on everything. Do not even show reruns. Its just trash now. Who cares about watching her clean up the basement of her mansion. I used to watch the show but now heck no. I feel so sorry for the kids they are the forgotten ones. The Kate plus 8 show is supposed to focus on her struggles as single mom. Kate is not a single mom. What single mom has nannies, housekeepers, cooks and all that. Come on neither "parent" will EVER be a single parent because that would mean they actually took care of the kids themselves not pawned them off on EVERYONE else. Get real come on TLC pull the plug on any future Kate plus 8 shows and the trash magazines need to pull them off the covers.

Tami said...

The kitchen remodel friend was probably Beth Carson. Kate's new kitchen resembles Beth's quite a bit.
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No, the kitchen was done by Merillat (sp?) and that is the company Jamie's husband works for. I don't believe they are bff's only because Kate always said Beth was her bff and more recently has said they had zero friends left and were she was forced to turn to her bodyguard and his wife. She would have been telling all along, "Oh I have this great friend Jamie". But she didn't! Even when they tried to address every complaint or comment they read online, such as no friends, she still did not say she had a friend. Until now @@.

Sounds like a "bff" since Easter time to me.

Anonymous said...

I hope that all of us on this blog are concerned, above everything else, with the welfare of the children. To report on what goes on in the classroom turns into gossip, which turns into innuendoes and suppositions, and is no better than the parents and the tabloids who exploit them. Just my opinion, of course, but I would certainly expect that what happens in the classroom, stays in the classroom. Check out Rule 21 for posting. "Please limit information about the children's school."

Ballet said...

So back when her page was public, I had sent an album of hers to my mom and sister via facebook inbox. I just went and looked in my sent folder and the content now reads:

"This message contained content from Facebook that either has been removed or is not visible due to privacy settings."


It had been an album Gosselins 2009.

What a creep.

OVERKILL said...

I just looked at the tv section of my paper for the entire week. J&K+8 is on 46 times in ONE WEEK!
No other tv program has replayed or overplayed on ANY station like that show has. TLC has been in OVERKILL MODE or ONE YEAR and a HALF now. They are trying to brainwash the public into watching them and shoving the show down our throats, making new viewers think that this is some wonderful loving family of ten with all these kids to worry about. Its sick, how they try to HOOK the public.

They changed their mind said...

Beth and Kate are not friends anymore, and Beth moved away.
Jamie and the husband WERE together when the kitchen was installed over the summer, but have since divorced. It happens, whats so hard to believe.

GoPoshGo said...

fidosmommy said...
We must have looked a different FB pages. The one I saw showed Jamie with lots of friends, and had lots of pictures of her 3 children, all looking happy, energetic, and playing (PLAYING) with their Mom.
There were only a few of Kate and about 10 of Kate's kids. [snipped]
I think the FB page was legit. But it's gone now, probably because it got outed here on GWoP.

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Did go back to "earlier posts" on her Wall (i.e., past the first page)? The page goes back to last spring, and contains numerous "albums" of trips to the Gosselins. LOTS of pics of the Gosselin kids and Kate.

It's a legitimate FB page, but downright creepy in it's Sheeplenesss. She's clearly in love with herself (lots of self-portraits, including one in Kate's bathroom), Kate (pics of her hugging Kate too tightly, while Kate sits stiffly next to her talking on her pink phone), and her 15 minutes in the limelight.

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