What Should the Gosselins Get the Kids for Christmas

We've seen and heard what Jon and Kate say they are getting the kids for Christmas and what their plans are. What would you give them or do with the children?

67 comments:

Kara said...

A Miss Manner's book or CD.

Kermie the froggie said...

I would give them the gift of privacy.

CincyMom said...

I would get them what I would give my own. They're favorite item, if I can afford it; then, something crafty, because that's fun for everyone and then whatever else, my family traditions say or budget allows.

Many wishings that health is in everyone's 2009 forecast.

Nadia said...

Clearly I think that the best Christmas present of all would be to give these kids there lives back. I would love for their mom and dad to wake up and grow a heart and see what their greed is doing to their children. Wouldn't be a Merry Christmas if Kate went online and read some of the horable things that being said about their sweet children, and (gasp) CARED, even cared enough to step up to the plate and protect their children and turn off the camera's. I would wish that their home would be filled with loving family and warm wishes from life long friends. But sadly this is all just a dream! I wish that they could have a Christmas like my kids will have this year, spreading magic reindeer food on the lawn, and watching the pollar express on christmas eve. All the while being loved by as much family as we can pack into our little home. And then finding a bell hanging in the tree that was droped by a jolly man in red. I wish that they could have the magic, the love and the feeling of joy that comes from a true family Christmas, along with the few strangers who are always at our table and by the end of the night are dear friends. I wish for all this and so much more, but instead they will have cold wraped gifts donated by companies who are only about the money and cameras watching their every move. So sad!

Kristen said...

If it were possible, a real childhood.

ThreeFrenchHens said...

I would live in a smaller house and squirrel away every dime in trust funds so that the children would be able to go to the best colleges that they can get themselves into and have enough to obtain the highest degrees (Master's, Doctorate's) they can. Then have enough left over to be able to support themselves until they can get their careers established.

Unfortunately, I doubt these kids are being instilled with the appropriate work ethic to make higher education much of a possibility.

haven't watched the show in 2 weeks! said...

A normal childhood. Not just "normal because it's all they know", but normal by everyone's standards.

Privacy. Let them be able to go into an airport or theme park with their family without people staring and taking pictures. Let them play with their siblings and get frustated without a camera in their face.

A dad with a normal job and a stay at home mom. These would be good role models for the children. A hard-working dad who leaves and comes home everyday. Not a "family job". Kids shouldn't have jobs when they are four. A stay at home mom is great, but the key words are "at home". Not traveling around speaking at churches and promoting books. I know, I know, the kids love to travel. Whatever.

Merry Christmas Gosselin kids. I hope your Christmas wishes all come true.

Four said...

The gift of privacy.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I would give them Aunt Jodi back, Beth back, Nana Janet and Miss Joan back, and all the others that Kate has mercilessly cut-off and chased away because of her shameless tyranny

BostonBean said...

In addition to the usual games/toys and things that keep kids that age happy, I'd give them a break from filming and allow them to just be themselves.

jillian said...

Take them to visit their relatives...without cameras.

Julianne said...

A life without cameras around. Also that they would be unrecognizable to the public because even once they are off tv their images are still left all over the internet.

Chris said...

Their privacy and childhood.

I'd say goodbye to the cameras and this television show forever. Bye-bye. No more. Let them live the most normal life they possibly can with those 2 deadbeats as parents and hope and pray they turn out okay in spite of it all.

Gloria said...

Give them the gift of privacy and get them off TV.

Barb said...

I'm surprised that Jon and Kate don't follow the 3 gift rule. The Baby Jesus only got 3 gifts!

Lisa said...

End the show & give them a normal, loving childhood without cameras following them 3 or 4 days a week!

NancyH said...

If I could I would tell each and every Gosselin child that they no longer had to perform in the Jon and Kate circus. I'd adopt them all and show them what it's like to have a happy, normal life.

Grammier said...

Jon and Kate should give their children parents who interact with them, play board games with them, read to them, and actually talk with them. They should also give them the gift of grandparents who give them lots of love and attention.

It's not going to happen, but it would surely make a difference.

alana said...

Aunt Jodi and her family will come stay with the kids while Jon and Kate attend a six month long rehab with one-on-one Marriage and Family psychiatrists who specialize in families with lots of children (NOT "multiples") who were thrust into the spotlight of sudden and terrifying fame.
The kids will have their own counseling from loving people who come to their home and specialize in play therapy for kids who almost lost their childhood but were saved just in time to turn out o.k. and happy.
The grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins will take turns staying over with the kids so they can get to know each other again.
Dr. Drew, who specializes in treating Hollywood celebrities, will teach the kids DISCIPLINE, starting with rules for non-violent behavior.
Oprah will come and teach the kids manners and simple etiquette.
In six months, Jon and Kate will come home to their kids. They will bring nothing but self-esteem and love for ALL the kids equally!

The Gift Of.... said...

Different parents.

Janine said...

alana said...
Aunt Jodi and her family will come stay with the kids while Jon and Kate attend a six month long rehab with one-on-one Marriage and Family psychiatrists who specialize in families with lots of children (NOT "multiples") who were thrust into the spotlight of sudden and terrifying fame.
The kids will have their own counseling from loving people who come to their home and specialize in play therapy for kids who almost lost their childhood but were saved just in time to turn out o.k. and happy.
The grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins will take turns staying over with the kids so they can get to know each other again.
Dr. Drew, who specializes in treating Hollywood celebrities, will teach the kids DISCIPLINE, starting with rules for non-violent behavior. In six months, Jon and Kate will come home to their kids. They will bring nothing but self-esteem and love for ALL the kids equally!
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Alana, my thoughts exactly!!! This needs to happen now before more damage sets in for those kids.

Hambone said...

They need to get the kids...

A sandbox to get dirty

Crayola Markers and lots of them

Cupcake Makers

Bubble gum for the stockings

New socks in case a little gum gets on them...so there's no big hoo-ha.

Non-matching clothes for each child...something no other child has.

DVD's of the Duggars, so they can see mommies and daddies don't HAVE to yell at each other and hit, and kids don't have to be bratty all the time.

Real chairs to replace the high chairs

DVD of the Truman Show

GPS for each kid in case they get lost in that big old house....or abducted, God forbid.

Emily said...

A safe haven and a week with no cameras

goawayJ&K said...

The kids need nothing material.
How about popcorn and stories by a roaring fire and KON's UNDIVIDED attention with no cameras.

Irish-Gal said...

Let them be able to go into an airport or theme park with their family without people staring and taking pictures.

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I honestly don't know if this could ever happen regardless of the show. People are facsinated with multiples; people would quickly figure out they are sextuplets and want to flash a picture. I saw someone with quintuplets at a mall once and let me say, the cameras were out! Similar to a child who has been on a sitcom or in a movie. The difference about these types of scenarios though is that these children have privacy in their homes and the general public isn't given the oppourtunity to learn every detail about them.

AUNTYK.K. said...

Quoting Alana at 6:09, I agree!

I pray that Kate would have an "awakening" of what she has become. and then go into this counselling, because she's so upset at what she's done.

Then along with Kate getting this 'awakening' Jon will realize how he's contributed by not "standing up" as a Husband, Father, and care-giver, (stay at work and not be 'controlled' by Kate, stand up for the children and himself, etc), then he'd get counselling and upon returning to the family, be the 'fun-care-free Dad that we 'see images' of...I truly believe, if he had a 'different' wife, he'd be a great Dad..just needs proper guidance.

Then the children will stay with their grand-parents, and have tons of visits with extended family/friends, to re-establish a 'family ' ...and to get counselling re: behaviour, and a lot of 'counselling' on relationships...right now they'll probably don't know any healthy ones, as most of the people they really 'loved' got 'eliminated'.

Then, once they've all done this counselling, get reunited as a family with weekly sessions, with no TV camera in sight.

Then the children would be free to play, and be themselves with no cameras in their faces, and no material/shows/etc. to add to their present horror.

I do wish and pray for this 'awakening', and for 'real" Happiness, JOY, and INNER PEACE for all of the children, even for Kate and Jon,,,to get back to the basics of the faith they Talk About!

God Bless ALL of you..
I'm FINALLY done all my baking, done my wrapping, and prepared my bags to go visit my family.
Now, it's been snowing all day/night, but suppost to be freezing rain in the morning.,,hopefully I'll still be able to drive home to my parents, with out too much difficulty!

To all of you!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!\

Mikemom said...

Outside contact with people other than their immediate famliy and the crew. The ability to make new friends, have them over, go over to their house for sleepovers, let them play organized sports, take classes in dance, crafts, what ever their hearts desire.

Grandma T said...

I would wish for them to have parents who love them all more than life itself, who would work hard to supply the necessities of life, and some of their most desired "wants". I would wish love between all the little ones, none thinking they may be loved less than the others. I would wish for happy and healthy parents who treasure one another and all the little ones too. A home with places of privacy for the little ones to play and pretend, to hide and to seek, to enrich their imaginations. A home of comfort and joy, a respite from the watchful eyes of total strangers. Parents that truly do care enough about them to give up all their "celebrity", and other friends and family who they love and receive love from as well.

MichelleS said...

Gifts of loving attentive parents,family,friends and basically the life they should have. God bless the Gosselin children...In hopes of a happier new year and a life away from the cameras.

Denise said...

I have a cousin withe triplets. It is like a zoo when they go anywhere. People ask the stupidest questions!
A national radio talksperson actually made fun of them after he saw them in a mall.

NEliseH said...

I think the best presents for the Gosselin children would be for all of the kids to get two things that would mean a lot to them and also for each child to have their own Guardian Ad Litem.

Lacy said...

their grandparents....i grew up without grandparents and always wished i had them.

laura linger said...

better parents

privacy

all of the loved adults who have been torn from their lives: Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin, Beth and Bob, etc.

Karen said...

I wouldn't give any material gifts to the Gosselins, as they have far too much of that already(the newest of the new in terms of toys they have! I mean, come on, how many kids in the country have Wiis, Vtechs, bicycles for every sibling, playsets, etc, etc). Besides, material gifts are disposable, which ultimately mean nothing at the end.

I would give them privacy, love, laughter, love of a grandparent, and more if I could: Things that cannot be measured in dollars, but which are priceless and incredibly meaningful.

GrammyPie said...

For Christmas I would like to see all the children, not just Hannie, receive lots of genuine hugs and kisses from their parents. I would also like to see their grandparents, Aunt Jodi, Uncle Kevin, and their cousins back in their lives.
I would like to see them be able to get rid of the bibs and sippy cups.
I would like to see the children be kinder to each other, which means KON will have to set an example. Less hitting, shoving, and mean talk.
One other thing that bothers me is, if they are supposed to be such a Christian family, why do we never see them pray? Surely if we can watch them bathe and go potty, why not pray, if they do?

Maggie said...

Sadly, the children will never have a normal childhood. That is my wish, however, just a normal childhood.

TPoV said...

I would give them two caring parents that truly and unconditionally love them.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I would give them the gift of family counseling.

goldeng said...

I'd say goodbye to the cameras and this television show forever. Bye-bye. No more. Let them live the most normal life they possibly can with those 2 deadbeats as parents and hope and pray they turn out okay in spite of it all.
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I would also love the kids to have a normal life again. Even though we do not all love what goes on in the house, I would like to see a one-hour special each year, centered almost exclusively around the kids. It would be interesting for the kids to describe their lives in their own words, and we could watch them grow up, with minimal interference. This, of course, only if all the kids want to do it.

Moons in Leo said...

I would give them the gift of discipline so that when they grow up they will have the great blessing of self-discipline.

I would love to give them the gifts of unconditional love and privacy.

I would be so grateful to see their extended family back in their lives.

On a less serious note:

Clothes that don't match their siblings'.

Gum.

Cupcakes.

Books that don't have them on the covers.

grandee4 said...

I agree with all of the above.
I would like to say to all of you A Very Merry Christmas.
And, thanks for this board and the hard work of all the mods. I am soooo glad I found this place, I thought there was something wrong with me. he he Did'nt know why I felt the way I did while watching the show. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the solution.

kateiscrazy said...

Picture this: they are all sitting around in their matching pajamas courtesy of Gymboree. Sure it's a "nice" Christmas since retailers have given them so many toys and clothes, but it somehow still feels "empty". Not to mention weird since they all have a boom mic in their face. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a knock on the door. They all look around at each other and wonder who on earth it could be. KON flings open the door, and there is Jodi and Kevin and kids and Beth and Bob and family. The kids go nuts. Smiles, hugs, laughter and family fun take over and last all day. Kate takes Jodi and Beth aside and tells them that she would like to apologize for being such a witch and would like to slowly build the relationships back, but she understands that feelings have been hurt and it may take time. They look in the corner and see that Mady has taken back up with Benny just like it was yesterday and their smiles are as bright as the sun. Kate calls her parents to wish them a Merry Christmas and they are thrilled to hear that Kevin and Jodi are there. Everyone has hot chocoate and Kate is teary eyed all day that these kind people would realize today that she needed them more than she ever realized, and showed up to give those kids an unforgettable Christmas. That's what I'd like to see! Oh, and it would be even better if Kate sent the cameras home for the week!

Wendy Bird said...

I wish that Santa would hit their parents over the head with a giant candy cane clue stick.

I also wish them simple joy. The joy that comes from knowing that you are loved by your immediate and extended family. The feelings of safety and consistency, and the belief that no matter how crazy life gets; your parents will do their best to protect you from harm.

I would cancel the show and give the family a library card. When I suddenly became a young single mother of four and money was very tight one Christmas, I paid for a membership at a nearby library (outside of our district) that had a larger children's room and selection of books than our local library. My kids were ecstatic! My older daughter (who is now in her twenties) once told me that she was if 5th grade before she realized that the average kid didn't go to the library for "fun."

A "normal" childhood is priceless...most of all (although it is already too late,) I wish them this.

Chris said...

This is what I would give to the family:

Jon & Kate: 6 months residential therapy (individual), either Miss Manners or Emily Post's book, parenting classes, and jobs.

Cara: Athletic pursuits (both team and individual)

Mady: Artistic prusuits

Collin: a patch of dirt where he can build roads and play with his cars and trucks by himself, cupcakes, markers, and other messy crafty stuff.

Leah: gymnastics lessons, markers and other crafty messy stuff

Joel: A patch of woods in which he can ride his bike by himself, markers, cupcakes, and other messy crafty stuff

Hannah: The chance to be alone. Away from her siblings. Also, markers other messy crafty stuff.

Aaden: A space in which to explore the world. Woods, a pond, a meadow. Also, markers, cupcakes and messy crafty stuff.

Alexis: Space in which to find out what "her thing" really is.

Group gifts to the kids: NO MORE FILMING, privacy, parents who remember that they are supposed to love their kids more than they love anything else. Hugs and kisses. Reunions with family members and friends. As normal a childhood as possible.

Phyllis said...

Clothes that they can run around in and get dirty or stained without their mother flipping out because she wants to consign them.

fxfanatic said...

New parents.

Tigerfan said...

To know a life that is NOT predicted by the terms and conditions of a reality tv show!
To be recognized and appreciated as an individual and NOT 'the Gosselin twins' or the 'Gosselin sextuplets.

JustCan'tStandKate said...

Give them the gift of Kate's absence. Let her be the first American to colonize the moon. Leave her there with all her friends. Let Jon shut off the cameras for good and find them a normal, nice, wonderful mommy and a good wife for himself.

Tangerine Tanya said...

So many of these comments are so great to read so I doubt that anything I say would even carry.
But let's see...

Since Kate is still obssesed with those bibs...How about some nice,soft and fresh updated bibs.

THROW AWAY those tarnished stiff bibs Kate.

You all aready said MARKERS..YES...

I would give anything to turn back the time and let poor little Aaden have 2 HUGE cupcakes,a glass of milk and a BIG hug.....

Leadfut2002 said...

They should get new parents. Parents that care about their privacy. Parents that interact with them and do not use them for personal gain.

Leah said...

I don't really understand what everyone is saying. Jon and Kate may not be the best parents but they are these kids parents. Are you really all saying the best thing that could have happened for them today would be for them to ripped away from their parents and put in foster homes?

ThreeFrenchHens said...

I don't really understand what everyone is saying. Jon and Kate may not be the best parents but they are these kids parents. Are you really all saying the best thing that could have happened for them today would be for them to ripped away from their parents and put in foster homes?

Not "everyone" is saying anything. No, not "all" of us are saying anything like that.

The blanket accusations that occur on this web site are equally as frustrating as the statements implying that these children should lose their parents.

dawn9476 said...

Unfortunately, I doubt these kids are being instilled with the appropriate work ethic to make higher education much of a possibility.


I think J&K kids have a much higher chance of going to college than any of the Duggarschildren. At least J&K are sending their kids to a non religious private school for their education. Ma Duggars is teaching her kids around a dining room table and given them just enough skills to either run a dealership if they are a boy or be a homeschooling stay at home mom if they are a girl.

dawn9476 said...

They should also give them the gift of grandparents who give them lots of love and attention.

Something tells me that Jon's mom nor Kate's parents are those kinds of grandparents. If they were, I don't think Jon or Kate would be the way they are.

ellen said...

This is what I would give the family:

Let Jon be the stay at home Dad and Kate can be the working Mom.

The children need their privacy back.

Give the children the gift of education. Don't pull them out of school every other week for some book signing.

The children need to be with their grandparents, Aunt Jodi, Uncle Kevin, cousins, Beth, Bob, Taliah and all the others I've forgot to mention.

Really teach the children that it is better to give than it is to receive. Yes, St. Jude's is a wonderful contribution but the children also need to learn about giving back to their own community.

Appreciate each child for their individual characteristics. Don't refer to Mady and Cara as the twins and Alexis, Colin, Aaden, Hannah, Leah and Joel as 'the little kids' or 'the sextuplets'.
And please, don't dress them alike.

Have a wonderful holiday season!!!

MsPeabody said...

I wish that Jon and Kate take their own money and take a few hours by themselves and go pick out gifts that would trully bless each child's heart. Of course this would mean that they would need to know a little something about each child, what the child likes, what talent the child has that is different from the other. I'm sure you all get the picture, the thing we as parents do for our children every year. Basically, putting the children first above their own wants and needs. Maybe, before going shopping, they should sit each child down on their lap and ask them what is their deepest desire, what would make them happy this Christmas. Might find out it doesn't even involve shopping or buying if they would only ask.

letthechildrengo said...

I would wish for them something that none of us would find out because it would never be broadcast. It would be theirs and theirs alone, not the worlds.

pam said...

Hard to believe some folks here actually think the kids should be taken away from their parents. Now THAT is sad!

doglover said...

Two Giant dogs! That's what they need!

heidiiiii said...

My gift to them would come at Springtime. I would give them a big ole pile of mud so that they can sit in it and make mud pies.
And then Jon can join them and get dirty too.

Kate would not be anywhere because her head would explode.

Seriously, I would give them privacy, toys that they actually asked for from Santa, no cameras, a visit with their missing relatives, and a nice big un-organic cupcake!

JoyeRene said...

As a moderator, I have allowed statements, calling for 'different parents' for the Gosselin children as a Christmas gift, to be published. My reasons for this have to do with my interpretation of the word "different", as meaning "better," and the parents they have now could become "different" by becoming "better."

Is this likely to happen, who knows? Most of us will admit that Jon and Kate were different in the first specials, before this became a series, and that then they changed and not for the better. Why couldn't they change again?

We see parents who seem to be totally ignorant of child raising techniques, whose children are running the household, change for the better on TV shows like Supernanny. Jon shows definite possibilities and although no one can change Kate's basic personality, she could be taught to be a better, even a different parent with expert help.

The moderators here at Gosselins Without Pity certainly do not wish for the children to be taken away from their parents, and we hope that none of our readers and commenters are saying this in their comments on this topic. If the topic goes in that direction, we will not let those kind of comments through, and if they continue we will have to close comments on this topic.

Wishes for X'mas said...

I would wish for the kids to have a normal childhood, like other kids their ages. Thats all the kids want or need . . . If only Kate and Jon could figure that out. I also wish that when the grow up they'll all be ok. Not crazy like their momma.

My Messy Boys said...

Their extended family back and the the magic of beleiving in Santa. Can any of you imagine celebrating the holidays without grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins,or Santa?

PR said...

The gift of privacy. And the gift of having family members involved in their lives.

Arieslikekate said...

a Mother with a normal hair ' do

Ryan'sMom said...

I would give them life in a normal neighborhood where there are tons of other kids to play with and where everyone's mom or dad would be on the lookout for you, even to the extent of correcting your manners or telling your parents if you behaved badly. I would give them this because they would learn to share, to get along with other children, and that Mommies and Daddies go to work for a living and kids do not. I would give them the freedom to get dirty, to try new things, and to see the real world instead of the cocoon of wealth and luxury they are being raised in. In short, the chance to be children - dirt, hurt feelings and all - because this chance will not come again.

Jim S said...

The younger kids I would give friends. Mady and Cara at least, one would hope, have school friends, but aside from preschool, it seems like the little kids only have each other. Maybe they have neighborhood pals, but we'd never know from what they show.

Mady and Cara should receive, as so many have already said, privacy. The novelty of this circus has run its course for them.

Kate...she deserves a heaping helping of humility. I think she's the driving force for not only the negativity she invokes from viewers but how she directs the family's life. I really don't think Jon has much say in anything. Kate should remember that while her situation is somewhat unique, it doesn't mean she has to milk the cash cow until it's dry. Be grateful but don't expect special treatment...and be nicer to the people that put you where you are today.

Otherwise, the cold slap of reality when this all goes away is going to be all that much more painful.