Walk in the Woods, Monday, February 9

View of the property line:



While Kate's away in the Big Apple, Jon and the kids set out to explore the woods near their new house. With walking sticks in hand, they're off on an outdoor adventure! Will all the kids enjoy the great outdoors or will there be inevitable meltdowns?

30 minutes


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Min said...

This is hilarious, it's from the Gosselins official website, in the Q & A portion:

Q: (Kate,) When did you decide to cut your hair short?

A: When I met Jon, my hair was long. It got a tad shorter after I had the girls and then went even shorter once I had the six. I have extremely thick hair so when it was long (back in the day) it gave me headaches because of the weight… unlike Jon (ohh honey, I am so sorry, but I just have to say this) I am told by my hairdresser that I will never go bald!! Yeah!!

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So the woman can't resist bragging up her thick hair, while cursing it for giving her headaches...and then insulting Jon and his thinning hair.
You stay classy, Kate...

p.s. if my HAIR gave me headaches, I'd cut it, instead of bitching about it.

Mandy said...

I clicked on that picture, of their property. Mighty impressive, all blown up on my monitor.
The longer I stared at it; the sadder it made me.
They have this fancy new place, and now, according to Jon, he is a stay-at-home dad, while Kate is "working in New York". Of course when he said that; he was skiing in Utah.
I just wonder, if the kids, ESPECIALLY the twins, will come to resent that house. It probably marked the beginning of a huge shift in their life; the era of mommy & daddy never being home, with them. Especially at the same TIME.

Kate seems to be aware her 15 minutes of fame are dwindling; and I think she busy constantly, getting all the money she can before the opportunity is lost (before the tups grow up, that is).
She's probably working more than any normal parent. All the while, telling people it's just her and Jon, parenting. Jon, meanwhile, already said they have a nanny for approx 4 to 6 hours a day!

These parents are missing out on just being parents.

Somewhereinoh said...

"These parents are missing out on just being parents"

JUSTIYFING and PURSUING their own collective and individual self serving agenda has always been J & K's FIRST priority. Parenting the children is merely a TASK scheduled when convenient.

notakatefan said...

I know I dont know what it is maybe the kids having no one but each other to play with and no real close neighborhood contacts...they seem so out there and I mean the parents and the property. But I guess if you can afford that house you can afford a whole staff of people to clean and rear your children and keep them happy while your out being a diva. that is until you get tired of those helpers to and rip them out of your childrens lives like Beth and Jody. I am so sad for those kids and as mean as maddy seems she is only crying out for attention and individuality you guys,, no 7/8 year old acts like that....unless they are unhappy and in need and or scarred in some way. we need to pray for those kids. They need to be taken away from Mom and Dad is what needs to happen....

Tangerine Tanya said...

Somewhereinoh,

Great comment.

I think that I will send Jane/Kate a couple of tee shirts that say:

"Parenting our children is merely a TASK scheduled when convienent"

Tomorrow lets see what Jon(Mom/Dad) has in store for the kids.

Kate's new show said...

Kate said this is "the hardest job they've ever had" and Jon agreed, because there are things that go on behind the scenes, production meetings and such.

I feel what goes on at "production meetings" is discussing how to get people outraged at Kate. It increases ratings. The kids are growing up, but they are turning this show from "aww look at our gigantic family" into a NEW show.

It's called "WOW that Kate is a BITCH, let's all tune in and watch her rip Jon a new one!"

Naseem said...

Wish my property was that big!

AllisonSarah7 said...

sorry if i sound dumb, but doesn't "inevitable" mean its going to happen? how can you question if something that you've already labeled as "inevitable" is going to happen? some brilliant writers over there at TLC.

MayDay said...

Are there any houses around their house? It looks so empty- not like a neighborhood at all. How do you get a picture of property with the property line showing? I thought that was pretty neat!!!

No neighbors said...

Their property is very isolated. They own many acres, there is a property fence, there is a gate at the driveway. There are "no trespassing" signs everywhere.

"All mine, as far as I can see" Kate likes to say...

Sam said...

People are disposable to Kon; they use them to get what they want and then dump them. I think they are going to sad and on their own when the kids are older enough to realise what their parents have done and they were used for financial gain.

She is going to regret not spending time with those kids when they have grown and they no longer need her.

Kate moaned and whined about how much work she and Jon has to do to look after the kids, why did they buy a large property that is going to need a lot of looking after?

Tangerine Tanya said...

Does anyone know how many acres the Kon Pound consists of?

alana said...

Tangerine Tanya said:

Does anyone know how many acres the new KONPOUND consists of?

T.T.,

When GWoP broke the story of the new KONPOUND last summer, I remember the size being, IN ADDITION to the main house and 'outbuildings', a whopping 27 ACRES!

But check the "About the new house, go here" site to make sure.

RuthinVA said...

AllisonSarah7 said...
sorry if i sound dumb, but doesn't "inevitable" mean its going to happen? how can you question if something that you've already labeled as "inevitable" is going to happen? some brilliant writers over there at TLC.

2/08/2009 8:37 PM

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You think that's bad, wait 'till Jon and Kate start producing. Hope they write the promos, they ought to be good with their clear understanding of the English language and vocabulary. BIG LOL

Kimmy said...

I live in Berks County as well. On friday my husband and I drove past their property. It's a beautiful house, but from the front doesn't look worth $1.3 million. There are other homes close to there that look bigger and more expensive than their house. However, they do have a ton of land. There was a small blue car in the driveway with one of the garage doors open. Obviously not one of the Gosselins vans. No sign of the kids or anyone actually. I'm sickened that these people have recieved so much for free...it just doesn't seem fair in a time where so many American families are struggling to just keep the lights on and food on the table. I won't watch the show anymore....I haven't watched since last season. I refuse to give TLC one more rating towards this reality farce. My sister-in-law met Kate a few times when she used to work as a nurse at a local ped's office...before the babies...and she said she always seemed a bit like she was better than everyone else. For just the few minutes each time that she saw her, my SIL said she didn't care for her at all.

jill said...

I am sorry...I would rather live by Aunt Jodi!

COCO said...

i dont know but i have this gut feeling in the future they are goin to try to make there acreage like the ROLOFFS

bradleymom said...

Kate's long hair gave her headaches........Hannah has migraines......if I weren't so slow I might put something together in my wee little brain about this!

Also, this is not a criticism (I do plenty of that about them though)but can't you just see someone getting poked bad with those sticks. I am glad to see they are outdoors and just being kids - but it always makes me nervous when my kids are playing with long sticks in their "forts". I am always calling out "keep the sticks down - no waving them!" Let's hope it isn't an eye poke episode.

bradleymom said...

COCO said...
i dont know but i have this gut feeling in the future they are goin to try to make there acreage like the ROLOFFS

2/09/2009 5:57 AM

Sorry - totally disagree....they don't like people...they are better than us plebians and would not deign to converse with us...not that I would go even at gunpoint to see them.

Macintosh said...

I think they have set themselves up for disaster with this place. What perfect seclusion for a nutty fan; and they aren't off the road at all. The gawkers can still gawk. "Look at us...but stay away and don't speak." Who will the kids play with? Isn't it sad they can't share this place with friends and extended family?

June said...

This is a genuine question for some of the posters here. Many have questioned why the Gosselin house is so isolated and has fences, no-trespassing signs, etc. Someone mentioned that the house isn't part of a neighborhood. In the same vein, people have mentioned that they have driven past the house. And I've seen videos on Youtube of people driving past the house.

Doesn't it make sense that the Gosselins would want to protect their house and property from people? Driving past the house is one thing; but what's to say those people wouldn't go a few steps further if there were no signs or gates? That would definitely be violating a private residency, right?

I don't care for the Gosselins, but they have the right to protect their house. I think the point of their moving out to this place was so that they wouldn't be a part of a neighborhood. Showing a few aspects of their life on a tv show doesn't mean they have opened up their personal property to strangers.

Jon&EightHateKate said...

I smell divorce. Smelled it when they re-did their wedding vows. They didn't mean it. They're fed up with each other. You can see it on the tapes.

Virginia said...

I saw a short bit about this episode on TV while changing the channels. Normally I would think this would be wonderful for any kids to do with their dad. Of course, these kids have been taught that nature and dirt and anything unpaved is icky and they'll get in trouble if they touch it, so I was not surprised to see Joel, I think it was, whining that he wanted to go home. The kids, especially the boys, seem to be especially worried about getting dirt on them at all and I think they have seriously taken in all the boys are icky and gross comments made by their idiot mother. In the woods, just like Aaden on the beach in FL, little Joel probably realizes he can't escape the dirt and the nature and so freaks out.

lifeoriley said...

A couple of comments--
When the promo for this episode runs, they show Joel (?) crying to go back. Why? Do they feel the need to highlight meltdowns because it will boost ratings? And doesn't ANYONE (J&K, TLC, Figure 8)think that Joel will be teased in school--"Joel, you're a crybaby" for that display?
As for J&K producing some episodes--they won't actually be writing script, IMO. Reality TV has "story" producers-- thinking up activities and scenarios for the "cast" to do. That's probably what J&K have been helping with anyway, so they negotiated to get a bigger piece of the pie by being producers.
Also, I am convinced that TLC does not mind in the least that people think Kate is a b**ch. The Soup needs permission to use clips--why would they agree to let The Soup use clips of Kate's shenanigans if they did not feel it was good for ratings?

PAMommyof3 said...

pamommyof3
The house isn't really isolated. I do have to agree that the house doesn't look that impressive in person. They do have a gated drive way but they have neighbors near them just not right on top of them. The acerage is mostly on either side of the house and behind them but you can see the house right from the road.

Its A Good Thing said...

Well I am proud to say that I wont be watching this week. Not only have I had enough of J&K but I wont be home.

meg said...

Beagles 4 said...
I am very concerned for the childrens' safety. There is too much land and too many lurking dangers. It's hard enough for the queen b**ch to find which washroom inside the 6200 square foot mansion that the children are in. How in the hell are they going to find these little tykes when they wander off on 27 acres?

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As someone who grew up on 90 acres in the middle of the woods(with plenty of bears) I honestly am not really that worried about the size of the land (especially with where they are located)...

Beagles 4 said...

I am very concerned for the childrens' safety. There is too much land and too many lurking dangers. It's hard enough for the queen b**ch to find which washroom inside the 6200 square foot mansion that the children are in. How in the hell are they going to find these little tykes when they wander off on 27 acres?

I know the "Hellooooo" is very loud and the kids may hear her. Only problem is she is to lazy to get off her a** to attempt to look for them or do anything for that matter.

I can see, and hope to hell it never happens, a serious accident with one of the children. I can imagine queen bee in the public eye with her crocodile tears begging for public sympathy and who knows what else that people can donate to make her life safer.

God, this woman annoys me to the extreme. I really hope that some day the world wakes up to the self-righteous, hideous, supposed human being that she is.

BTW, I happened to notice in the preview that one of the boys was crying to go home. I am curious what torture this adventure will have on these children. Whatever happened to public parks and interacting with other children? I guess that's not good enough for the Gosselins--may get germs off the park equipment. Even worse, these kids will see how the real world children live.

Curry said...

"Many have questioned why the Gosselin house is so isolated and has fences, no-trespassing signs, etc."

Where have you seen this "questioned"? I've seen it mentioned and discussed but I haven't seen anyone question the need for it.

yeaisaidthat said...

I am sorry...I would rather live by Aunt Jodi!

I am sorry, but I would rather see Aunt Jodi as the spokesperson for P & G, on the cover of and being interviwed by the 'typical' women's magazines, giving advice and speaking about 'tradtions' and 'family' experiences, promoting the use of coupons and consumer 'budget saving' tips and the like. I find Aunt Jodi FAR more relatable and believable as a mother, spouse, and consumer than the PR manufactured illusion of a CHARACTER that is Kate Gosselin !

Izzie said...

Yeah, of course there will be the inevitable meltdowns.

thehazlettfamily said...

Anonymous Min said...

This is hilarious, it's from the Gosselins official website, in the Q & A portion:

Q: (Kate,) When did you decide to cut your hair short?

A: When I met Jon, my hair was long. It got a tad shorter after I had the girls and then went even shorter once I had the six. I have extremely thick hair so when it was long (back in the day) it gave me headaches because of the weight… unlike Jon (ohh honey, I am so sorry, but I just have to say this) I am told by my hairdresser that I will never go bald!! Yeah!!

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So the woman can't resist bragging up her thick hair, while cursing it for giving her headaches...and then insulting Jon and his thinning hair.
You stay classy, Kate...

p.s. if my HAIR gave me headaches, I'd cut it, instead of bitching about it.

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My mom and I have the same problem when our hair is long. Could Hannah's headaches be from her long hair that she refuses to have cut?

aimee said...

I love the way even TLC is setting the kids up for failure by saying "inevitable meltdowns."

People, please, need to realise that children become what you think of them. If you THINK they're going to have meltdowns, if that's what you EXPECT of them, that's what they're going to give you.

It's about time someone started to treat the Gosselin children as though they are capable of "good" behaviour so they have the chance to BE "good" kids.

Adults need to help kids set limits for themselves and they need to build children up so they are capable of behaving like independent, respectful human beings...

Too bad no one in the Gosselin circles believes that to be true.

Not Me said...

I don't care for the Gosselins, but they have the right to protect their house.

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Then they need to get their kids off of national television. Period. The solution is simple!

Just moved said...

"i dont know but i have this gut feeling in the future they are goin to try to make there acreage like the ROLOFFS"

You could be right but I don't think for one minute that Jon could come up with any of the multitude of ideas that Matt comes up with. I also am sure that Jon and Kate would really bump heads with zoning officials here in Berks County. After all, the Gosselins are not favorite citizens here.

lilmiscantberong said...

I don't know if these property lines are exact, but in the blown up shot I see where the line encompasses the main road for a bit, then crosses back over onto their property.

I mean, do you think Kate will proclaim that road hers as well?

Could make a whole episode out of how filthy "her" road is and get disgusted when people drive by.

machinegunsmom said...

"I am sorry, but I would rather see Aunt Jodi as the spokesperson for P & G, on the cover of and being interviwed by the 'typical' women's magazines, giving advice and speaking about 'tradtions' and 'family' experiences, promoting the use of coupons and consumer 'budget saving' tips and the like. I find Aunt Jodi FAR more relatable and believable as a mother, spouse, and consumer than the PR manufactured illusion of a CHARACTER that is Kate Gosselin !"
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Agreed. Jodi may have half the number of kids Kate does (which obviously means nothing), but she's the real Supermom. She was always doing these neat little projects with the kids like making candy and always included the sextuplets, she took them when the boys were POTTY TRAINING; I would not want someone else's toddlers while they were being potty trained, especially two or three of them and especially boys (not that they're icky, they're just usually more stubborn and known to be more difficult to train, I know because mine is). Plus Jodi was always willing to take 8 extra kids on top of her 4, even when they were sick--do ya think Kate ever offered to take a couple of Jodi's kids off of her hands to give her a break? I mean what's two more (if she only took the little ones) once you already have 8?

Someone also said they smell divorce in Kon's future...maybe when they don't have to "support" the kids (or the kids don't have to support them), and I totally agree. Their whole lives including their marriage is invested in having this litter and making a show about it. There's nothing left when it's just the two of them. Of course it's important to put your kids first but you have to have an identity outside of them, too. Most people with children say that when their kids go off to college or start lives of their own, they can't wait to travel and get their adult lives back. Jon and Kate said when the kids go off to college, they're basically going to live in a trailer and drive around the country crashing and their kids' places for a few weeks a year. Maybe they'll do a show about it...

Its A Good Thing said...

Sue said...
" I have extremely thick hair so when it was long (back in the day) it gave me headaches because of the weight… "

Bulls**t. My hair is crazy thick and down to my waist and I don't get headaches from it! Why does this woman have to be so dramatic about everything?!?!?!

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Actually Kate may have a point there. I have thick hair and anything longer than my shoulders gives me neck pains/ a headache. So I do know how poor Hannah feels. Its awful.

organizedblogroll said...

This show tonight sounds BORING as watching paint dry.

Jon & the kids can't carry the show Kate.

How hard will it be when her "staff" is gone, and it's just the two of them??

"Plan ahead" Kate..... IT'S COMING!!

Sidney said...

Kate was happy to "give advice" to the mom with the 14 babies. Maybe the mom and her 14 babies should move in with the Gosselins. There certainly would be room for all of them together in that huge space. Kate and Nadya could be "co-mothers." After all, Kate can do it all by herself! Surely she can do this too.

timetogokon said...

My mom and I have the same problem when our hair is long. Could Hannah's headaches be from her long hair that she refuses to have cut?

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Or maybe it could be due to the constant chaos and stress in that house, not to mention the built in studio lighting.

cheryl said...

Who said these kids are going to college??? Let's see how they are doing in preschool first. Looks like awhile to learn street smarts,
how to get along with others etc.

kateisaWHACKjob said...

Anonymous Sue said...

" I have extremely thick hair so when it was long (back in the day) it gave me headaches because of the weight… "

Bulls**t. My hair is crazy thick and down to my waist and I don't get headaches from it! Why does this woman have to be so dramatic about everything?!?!?!

2/09/2009 9:23 AM


I had my hair long and I do not have headaches per se but my scalp hurt and itched. I decided one day to have it cut once and for all (NOT Kate's atrocious hair do), and it actually felt better. I keep my hair medium length now so I can still tie it up or curl it but not too long that it pains me.


Kate should have known better not to let Hannah have that long hair cut. She should have explained to Hannah that her long hair is giving her migraines and that she is gonna miss out the fun of sharing a room with her other sisters. Well, I guess I'll take Hannah's hair any time over Kate's.

Moons in Leo said...

Could the new German Shepherds be their guard dogs? Unless they are going to hire an on-site security guard it will be impossible to keep any whackadoodle fan off the property who has a mind to trespass.

Yes, when you offer your children at the altar of Fame anything is liable to happen.

Kristina said...

People are commenting on how isolated their new house is. A lot of people live out in the country with no real close neighbors. We live 8 miles from town and there are no kids anywhere around us. But, the difference between J & K and me is that we always have our kids' friends out for sleepovers/playdates, etc. We constantly have other kids in our home. We never see the Gosselin kids interacting with other kids. Isn't that weird???

Aya said...

If Kate said long hair gave her headaches, maybe she should make Hannah cut her long hair so she won't have headaches. She is the mother and has the final say after all.
But I guess that would mean Hanny would have to give up her private suite.

zoey said...

someone posted a comment under THE BIG MOVE and said that recently they drove by and saw a white hummer in the driveway. how interesting

Its A Good Thing said...

Kristina said...
People are commenting on how isolated their new house is. A lot of people live out in the country with no real close neighbors. We live 8 miles from town and there are no kids anywhere around us. But, the difference between J & K and me is that we always have our kids' friends out for sleepovers/playdates, etc. We constantly have other kids in our home. We never see the Gosselin kids interacting with other kids. Isn't that weird???

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It is weird BUT if I was the parents of the friends of the Gosselin kids (if they have any) I wouldn't want them filmed. Also, not to defend Kate but wouldn't people be upset that they are exploiting other children?

Aya said...

My question is: Who is going to cut that huge yard? They will have to have a tractor for it. Will Jon have enough energy to do that on a regular basis? or will they hire a yard person? Or will the cutting grass be his "escape" from the chaos inside. That is going to be some upkeep!

sean said...

Kristina, you may live in a isolated area with a lot of land, but you are not on television. At least in the old house they had neighbors close by to go to for help, or who would see if someone were up to no good. Even if they weren't friendly. Considering the number of nutcases who have already come to their old home, they now have a large piece of property with no other houses around. If it is true they got German Shepards then for security purposes, that was a smart idea. I would be uneasy being that isolated given their situation.

I love my son! said...

Well Hello There Everyone! I was just thinking about tonights episode. I for one will not be watching it or future ones. How much more mundane can you get then walking through the frigging woods?

Boy if I didn't know these two predictable butt wipes better I would think they were trying to rub there new found wealth in my big fat jealous face. Jon acts like he's on an episode of MTV Cribs, "Hey guys come check out my gynormous properties" (while flashing gang signs to his 'peeps' and 'homies'). Jon needs a gold tooth 'cause he's wiggity wiggity wack like that.

I hope the twins & 'tups pack some bread crumbs to find their way out of the 1,000 acre wood. I know Jon gets confused easily..."tree, tree, tree, rock, tree, birdy...I lost count again".

Keight and Con suck! said...

I bet they bought the German Shepherds to babysit the children, so they can fly off to make more money. And ski.

For "stay at home parents" they sure do rack up the frequent flier miles...

What's next, a private jet?!?

Gregory House said...

I have to agree with Jon and Eight Hate Kate. I smell what The Rock is cookin'- and it smells like divirce. Granted, I do not wish a dissolution of a marriage on anyone, but thier body language speaks volumes.

Even if they do end up staying together, you can easily see it has become a loveless marriage. They seem to be just going thru the motions now. The way they distance themselves from each other on the interview couch reminds me of how my spouse and I are when we are pissed at each other... except Kon are ALWAYS like this. Not just an interview here and there, but EVERy freaking time.

Fame has a way of tearing people apart. Instant wealth does, too. No matter how you slice this crap cake, it sucks for the kids. I feel bad for them, actually.

Steph said...

At the top of the photo of their property (north-west) but outside their property lines; is that a stream that appears to end in the middle of length of the property?

If so, I'm surprised Kate would allow her kids to live that close to a body of water - the nervous Nelly that she proclaims to be. But, I guess with her pressing business out of town those worries are now someone elses.

Steph said...

Do you think J&K think the acreage they now own will be a proper substitute for friends and human contact for the kids?

I know they had very little when they lived in the neighborhood, but at least others were within earshot if they decided to permit the kids to interact with others, but now there's nothing for them but each other and the production crew (of course). No one will ever convince me that it's healthy for those kids to have been constantly surrounded by them since birth and that those adults have become surrogate friends/relatives for them.

Private school is great (and I'd never criticize their benefits), but if the kids went to public school they would at least have a greater chance to meet a wider range of people.

The lengths J&K are going to isolate the kids from a normal childhood, friends, people their own age, and relatives has always disturbed me and this new home enforces my concerns. I'd love to know what's going on in J&K's heads as far as child phychology, healthy lifestyles, and wellbeing are concerned.

Vicki said...

Steph: The only thing I see in
the thought bubble above Jane and
Keight's heads are little, tiny $$$
signs. Nothing else.

Anonymomma said...

The hair thing? Understandable, however, it looks like the tups have pretty thin, whispy hair. My daughter has very long hair and a lot of it, but it's very thin and she can get away with using baby ponytail holders (a lot of elastics slide right out of her hair). In the first episodes when the kids were babies, Aaden looked like he had a receiting hair line because his hair was so thin. I personally wouldn't contribute the headaches to hair, but would have a neurologist look into the fact that Hannah was preemie. Preemies (at birth) have thinner (for lack of a better word) blood vessles which is what contributes largely to brain bleeds in the NICU. It's possible her symptoms stem from something like this, but then again I'm no doctor and I'm assuming that since they are bragging about a 3K bill, they had the sense to take her to one and find the cause.

On another note, the whole property and neighbors issue, wouldn't it be more I dunno, sensible to live in a neighborhood given the fact that they are well known? Neighbors tend to look out for one another. Even my nosy next door neighbor lol, God love her. She's the 87 year old version of Kate. But I'd know if anyone was ever on my property that she didn't recognize or if someone unfamiliar was spotted walking down the street.

If I were in their shoes, I would want to have somene within veiwing distance at least living by me, at least for the sake of my kids.

Miss Brown Betti said...

It is a pity that Jon recently said @ one of his interviews that he and Kate dont really enjoy their new home because they aren't there enough.(Rolling my eyes) Then why the **** did they have 8 kids and buy a new home if they cant spend time with with the kids or enjoying the new house?
Greed

Kristen said...

Wow! Walking through the woods, how exciting. Now please everyone, stay calm, I don't want to have to hear of anyone getting rushed to the ER for a stroke, I know you may get overwhelmed with excitement, just don't get carried away!

I'll try to keep my eyes open.

mandysue said...

Just moved said...
"i dont know but i have this gut feeling in the future they are goin to try to make there acreage like the ROLOFFS"

Someone may have said this but isn't their farm how the Roloffs make their money?

Don't they host events and do pumkin picking and that sort of thing?

Addison said...

So, is Kate not going to be in the episode at all?

If that's the case, maybe there won't be any "inevitable meltdowns." The kids seem a lot more relaxed when its just them and Jon.

Oh wait...We saw Joel flipping out in the commercials. Never mind.

Kelsey said...

I felt so bad for Joel when I saw the preview. Poor little guy...you can't tell me that footage (along with all the other unflattering footage of ALL the kids) isn't going to come back to haunt him. Most loving parents wouldn't allow their child to be humiliated like that! He may not care now, but the time is coming when he will...

queenie said...

COCO said...
i dont know but i have this gut feeling in the future they are goin to try to make there acreage like the ROLOFFS

2/09/2009 5:57 AM

Sorry - totally disagree....they don't like people...they are better than us plebians and would not deign to converse with us...not that I would go even at gunpoint to see them.

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Plus that is a lot of W O R K. Jon has difficulty with that concept.

overwithKON said...

Kate was happy to "give advice" to the mom with the 14 babies. Maybe the mom and her 14 babies should move in with the Gosselins. There certainly would be room for all of them together in that huge space. Kate and Nadya could be "co-mothers." After all, Kate can do it all by herself! Surely she can do this too.

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Ohhhhh EXCELENT POINT! Since HATE is so eager to give advise, maybe they could be the poster family *to give back* to this new set of HOM's! Yeah Right! Gosselins give back? I think not.

Bicoastal said...

Other upcoming Jon & Kate Plus Eight episodes:

"Guess Who's Granny" - The kids try and imagine what their grandparents look like. Will they even come close or will there be a meltdown?

"I Scream; You Scream; We All Scream Because We Just Scream A Lot" - The local mall is having an ill-mannered child contest. Kate knows her little imps are sure to win this one! Will the tups take home the gold or will they punch the tiny victor in the face and just take the damn trophy?

"Jane and Kate; Hannah Has Two Mommies" -- Kate explains to the
intolerant tupsters that all families are different and should be valued. Will the tolerance-talk take or or will Kate bitch-slap Jane?

"Pretending Our Parents Work" -- TLC producers sit down with the Gosselin kids for script review and threaten the mouthy one they'll film her bathing if she doesn't get "with the program." Will TLC reveal the harsh reality of phony-reality TV or will Kate hire a thug to "kneecap" that crazy Suleman broad?

Anonymomma said...

Bicoastal Said;
Other upcoming Jon & Kate Plus Eight episodes:

"Guess Who's Granny" - The kids try and imagine what their grandparents look like. Will they even come close or will there be a meltdown?

"I Scream; You Scream; We All Scream Because We Just Scream A Lot" - The local mall is having an ill-mannered child contest. Kate knows her little imps are sure to win this one! Will the tups take home the gold or will they punch the tiny victor in the face and just take the damn trophy?

"Jane and Kate; Hannah Has Two Mommies" -- Kate explains to the
intolerant tupsters that all families are different and should be valued. Will the tolerance-talk take or or will Kate bitch-slap Jane?

"Pretending Our Parents Work" -- TLC producers sit down with the Gosselin kids for script review and threaten the mouthy one they'll film her bathing if she doesn't get "with the program." Will TLC reveal the harsh reality of phony-reality TV or will Kate hire a thug to "kneecap" that crazy Suleman broad?

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ROFLMAO! I just peed a little...

Exhausted said...

Bicoastal and I love my son,

I am dying at your posts. Between the bread crumbs the kids should leave and the summary of the upcoming shows, I cannot stop laughing. Now here comes the poor box car children in the woods. I think I might just turn it off...

Sarah H. said...

1. The "disgusting" fridge is in the unfinished part of the basement...Can't fool me Gosselins.

2. I heard my first cry for new furniture. ...We have nothing to sit on."

detroitbasketball said...

wow, so far they look like they're going to kill each other on the interview couch.

tmc said...

Wow, there is certainly a lot of tension between Jon and Kate. How about the little spat on the couch when she made the comment "I don't want to steal your spotlight". They both look so miserable.

Carrie said...

Her slippers make me want to hurl.

But I hate all slippers in general. LOL.

Barb said...

I saw the paneled fridge! It's in the basement. I saw it over Jon's shoulder while he was looking for coats for their walk.

Can Kate be any grouchier on this episode? Look at how they are sitting on the love seat. There is No Love on that seat!

sLAINTE said...

Nice non-organic regular old grocery milk on the breakfast cereal, and don't get me started on her "Don't let me steal the spotlight" comment! What are we, 5 minutes in?

KidsAreCute said...

Yikes! J&K are really snarling at each other.

How ironic (and sad) that after Jon says the kids are happier, we see Leah having a prolonged meltdown. I've don't remember any footage of Leah crying and whining.

Erica said...

Wow, could she act more childish and sullen? Get it through your head, Keight - it's not ALL about you. Heaven forbid Jon and the kids get what you think of as YOUR spotlight. She grows more and more disrespectful as the weeks go by.

KiSSy said...

Well, 10 minutes in and Kate has managed to belittle Jon at least 3 times that I can count.

That's right Kate...no spotlight stealing. You just sit there curled up in a ball holding your head up with your fist looking completely irritated and bored.

I vote for "Duct Tape and Cotton Balls" and "Two Hours of Dancing". I bet Jon would be a much better/fun/engaging/confident Dad if Kate would just back off and let him parent.

NCLindsey said...

Wow... the contempt between Jane and Kate is palpable. And we are only to the first commercial break! Their body language on the couch together is so negative!

TooSadToWatch said...

I'm only 5 minutes in, and I'm truly appalled. The body language on the interview couch is screaming at us (could we GET any further apart? I think not),and watching Jon just shut the computer on Leah with no warning in the middle of her game?! Who does that, and then expects the child to be happy about what's happening next? I don't know if I can handle the rest of the episode. It all makes me so sad.

MR said...

Wow ... Kate sure isn't friendly tonight. And Jon's not wearing his wedding ring.

So Sad said...

OMG! When I thought she could not get any worse!!!

Ava said...

I figured he would have a tractor.

Is Kate on drugs or is she just trying to be the meanest Biotch around? I can't believe she would talk the way she is unless they are doing what they can to make us all mad. No spouse should talk to the other that way.

I see the house is so big they need walkie talkies now. The house is SO big.
And the kids have highchairs still.

MayDay said...

So the kids are never forced into being taped for the show...obviously Leah does not want to participate in the walk in the woods and she is being made to. Another Jon and Kate lie.

KiSSy said...

Obviously the kids have very little experience in being outside. How sad. They can't cope.

MR said...

"Walk like a man!" Oh my gosh, what a gawd-awful episode.

God forbid kids are loud in the woods.

Naseem said...

Kon is a jerk to the kids.

Exhausted said...

If the show's such a burden for you, Kate, you CAN cancel it. It's "exhausting" to watch you be so put upon.

And that house looks about as cozy as a hospital waiting room.

Lastly, news flash: if the kids get tired and aren't in to it, you stop the damn activity! You don't keep them on the death march. They are the lousiest parents in the country.

The sticks make me cringe every time they swing them.

Carrie said...

Jon -- "I'm going to go and track down a deer"

LMAO!! Ok...master outdoorsman. Ha. I don't know why that made me LOL so much.

Kate is a GROUCH this episode. Way more than normal it seems.

miemic said...

I can't stand that bitch Kate so I'm not watching, but are they seriously using walkie talkies in the house?

Erica said...

NONE of these kids need a stick nor should they be carrying them.

KiSSY said...

I noticed too that they still have sippy cups and bibs. For Pete's sake, are they THAT messy that they must wear bibs to eat cereal?

I love my son! said...

Thank you! I'm not watching so please keep me update.

Ava said...

You mean he shut the "Windows-Based PC" on Leah? What a nice way to treat your daughter with your "family" Christmas gift.
And I can't believe they are not unpacked yet. I thought she organized all the boxes so she would know where everything is. It is getting worse and worse.

highondegrassi said...

Kate is an unhappy, nasty woman. Nothing pleases her. I don't know how Jon can stand it.

Running 2 subzero fridges is going to set their electric bill through the roof. SO wasteful!

teacher/mom said...

The old fridge was in the basement, while Jon was looking at the coats.
Did anyone notice how Alexis flinched in fear as Jon grabbed the stick?
Jon actually stood up to her.WOW

Erica said...

Hey Kate, your STAFF like your nannies are watching the other kids when Jon's having a little one on one time with their dad. Just admit it.

So Sad said...

I assume this was filmed in the Fall.Can you imagine what it is like now with mom's traveling all over the place?

Exhausted said...

When Kate starts criticizing aspects of the story, why doesn't Jon just say, "Then maybe you should be home more...like a parent." That would shut her down, but he's too much of a wuss.

Erica said...

I think Jon knows the difference between dried blood and a scab. He may not know which kid is right or left-handed, but everyone over the age of 8 knows the difference in their wounds.

Stephanie said...

The way Jon and Kate talk, you would think their last house was in the slums or something.

Kristen said...

Alexis was too cute before the commercial using the walkie talkie.

They should have renamed this episode a Whine In The Woods!

detroitbasketball said...

miemic - yes the kids were playing with walkie talkies at the beginning of the episode. they looked like real ones too, not the junky toy ones.

way to take the kids on a "real" hike on their second trip into the woods. it's obviously not an environment they're used to, why wouldn't you introduce it to them in smaller doses ya know?

and seriously, kate looks like she's going to b**ch-slap jon at any moment. anyone see her roll her eyes when jon was talking about hannah on the tractor?

teacher/mom said...

I just said to my husband, I thought she would have unpacked and organized their stuff by now.
Is that the futon in the basement that is made like a bed again???

KiSSy said...

So Jon has taught the kids to use the Walkie Talkies while Kate was away. BWAHHAHAHAHA!!!

Hey, at least they are being taught to do SOMETHING independently.

I know at this age, my kids were involved in T-Ball and Soccer and Karate for Kids. I wonder if they'll ever get to do those sorts of things.

Do Maddy and Cara take lessons of any sort?

Hey...where are Maddy and Cara?

TooSadtoWatch said...

I cannot even imagine the stress trying to herd 6 causes, but when he grabbed that stick from Alexis, she flinched and ducked. Breaking it in half and throwing it was a little (a lot) childish of a reaction, if you ask me. And tossing two of the three Joel had? Why? What's the need for such a show of power? Just talk to them, tell them you made a bad decision, and the sticks need to go back in the woods for the birds to use to build a nest. Something, anything! Just don't be such a control freak about it! They're almost five! They'll get it! :(

Bored said...

Did anyone notice Jon talking about how they don't have any furniture!?! I bet their wanting a furniture store to give them some free furniture!

thehazlettfamily said...

OMG can Kate be any bigger of a bitch. Jon should have done this interview alone. I get him answering and talking. She wasn't there.

I don't fault the walkie talkies. My kids have used them in a much smaller house just for fun.

If 5 kids wanted a walk then the 6th should go, but, couldn't they do this when the nanny was there and she could have stayed with the nanny? Jon already owned up to her.

AtlantaGA said...

Show is extremely boring. Maybe that's a good sign as far as the family goes. I do think it's weird he went to the moving wardrobe boxes and knew about sizes for kids' clothes. My spouse wouldn't have a clue what my kids wore back when or to this day. Well of course mine didn't dress them either. Sorry Kate doesn't like the outside. I guess it will give Jon and the kids some peaceful times outside the house.

DasMaedchen said...

Jon is SO rough and impatient with those poor little kids. There were several moments that made my heart lurch, when he jerked sticks out of their hands (They should not have been given sticks in the first place), prodded them along like animals rather than kids, jerking Collin up by the arm because he was having a tantrum. I would bet money there is physical abuse in that household disguised as "discipline" - Job is rough with the kids when he is angry and frustrated, WHILE THE CAMERAS ARE ROLLING, no less. He talks down to them as much as Kate. His negativity probably stems from frustration, maybe he realizes how pathetic he and his wife are? lol Kate's stems from pure nastiness, but both are damaging the kids emotionally.

I have never been around a 4 year old who acted out as much as these six do. It's very sad.

Also, why did he let them walk in the woods and then make such an issue of Collin collecting sticks and leaves? Was it really that big a deal? When I am outdoors on a walk with my daughter, I always let her carry a leave or something cool we found. Jon should learn that parents need to pick their battles. Both of these idiots need parenting classes pronto.

The kids are not that cute anymore, the show is a snooze. I bet by this time next year it will be off the air.

honeyhush said...

Why on earth are they still in high chairs and using sippy cups? Maybe someone could send Kate a parenting book so she would believe they're too old for this nonsense. She needs to quit treating them like babies!

She sure looks dreadful tonight.

BamBam said...

Funny how disinterested Kate is, maybe because this episode has little or nothing to do with her? I don't understand how she's not embarassed when she sees the way she looks/acts on the show.Then Jon basically saying the kids ruined his walk in the woods-guess what bub the only reason you have your own woods to walk in is because of those kids.These two people are so easy to dislike,especially that horrible attitude Kate seems to wear 24/7.

Exhausted said...

Temper temper, Jon. If you're breaking sticks and grabbing kids' arms with cameras on, it sickens me to think of what you do when you're crew-less. I'm sorry the children are cramping your (collective) celebrity style, but they are the blessings you wanted. They're also the ones who have kept you where you are...

Kristen said...

I liked seeing Jon joking around with the kids at the table about the vegetables for dessert. What a difference from the madness that is usually going on.

NCLindsey said...

Bless my DH's pea-picking heart... he actually asked me, "Where is all of their furniture?"

I said, "Oh, honey... they are waiting on the Pottery Barn/Sears/Ethan Allen truck to visibly back into the drive to unload the comped furniture!"

As much as I think the walkie talkies are unnecessary, those kids are cute playing with them. I remember play walkie talkies were some of my favorite toys! And I definitely did NOT grow up in a KONPOUND.

Amanda said...

Just watched the newest episode "walk in the woods" and I was wondering where are Cara and Mady? They weren't in last weeks episode either...and Kate looks totally uninterested in life during their interview..wonder what was up with that.

SkippyMom said...

I have to ask - if she wasn't there WHY is she on the couch being interviewed? She wasn't IN the episode.

And she certainly didn't want to "STEAL" Jon's limelight.

Beyotch.

Jen K said...

Ok, I'm not watching so I'm loving the mental images you all are painting for me with your running commentary! :)

Thanks!

Sounds like a freak show....walkie talkies? Seriously? Please.

Track down a deer? Jon would pee himself if he ever saw one up close. Particularly in the fall during the rutt when the bucks are crazy. Yes, I used to live in the woods too Jon and Kate!

cj said...

OMG, those two idiot parents have turned the tups into mental cripples. What almost 5 year old would not love to have their own woods to explore. The crying and whinning was unreal. When my two were that age they had a half acre yard with lots of trees to climb. If they would've had 20+ acres, they would've thought they died and went to kid heaven.

GoAwayKon said...

I'm so proud of myself! I haven't watched the train wreck in 2 weeks! Sounds like the same old bitchy Kate and the same old wussie Jon. And of course, the hinting for freebies. Same ole, same ole.

KidsAreCute said...

Is 'outbuilding' a common terminology? I've never heard it. Is it a term that's local to the area?

Sarah H said...

Just a hunch, but I would guess Cara and Maddy were in school when this episode was filmed. It was in the fall and probably during the week. Which is why the older girls were not around...

Maybe J&K learned that the older girls are not as easily controlled during filming so they decided to schedule filming around school.

Lisak said...

Kate looks like she is strung out on something. Yep, they are dropping hints for a furniture company and interior design person to come in and do their home now. Poor things sitting there with no furniture, oh the horrible lives these people have to live, it is soooo sad. I think the show is definitely better without Kate, even though it is still boring.

Jess said...

I had to laugh at Jon's comment when he was looking for a coat for one of the girls to wear. He says he let her wear her ski coat because she's never going to wear it again. I remember last season when they were going to Utah and all those ski coats were donated that they were great because they expanded and could be used for more than one year.

Sully said...

Ok, I didn't read all the comments so sorry if this is a repeat. Did anyone notice the big white panel truck outside when they were getting ready for their walk? There was also a small car parked out there. Was the white truck Kraft Services? I also noticed a red pickup in another shot. Lots people on their property besides them!

The kids in the woods - omg! I must say, I usually disagree with the posts criticizing the kids behavior - I have a 4 year old boy so I know how tough it can be. But the way they were acted in the woods blew me away! We have woods behind our house (we don't OWN the woods - just happen to live near them). When we take our kids for hikes in the woods they LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I mean they cannot get enough - especially the 4 year old boy. I cannot imagine why a kid would hate the woods so much. Made me wonder what we were missing that got them so upset. Maybe like others said its just Kate's dirt phobia. Sad..

Ava said...

An outbuilding is what you call a barn when you don't have animals or farm equipment to use in the building.


I think the kids were cranky because they were HUNGRY. Once they were fed they were better. Maybe a snack before the long walk would have helped.

I love my son! said...

Hey since I'm protesting their show and refuse to watch tonight I would like to tell everyone about a couple of things I've noticed from the past two episodes.

1.) In each episode the 'tups were drinking out of Olive Garden to-go cups. (a) I saw Leah and (I believe) Aaden sitting at the dinning room table of their old home with the cups sitting directly in front of them (the epi. was where the 'tups were shown the new house). (b) In the last episode Kate and Jon were dicussing the 'tups attire for school. The same cups were on the table again in the new house. The cups are clearly from Olive Garden and have 'ollie olive and the ravioli' characters on them.

2.) I remember on their web site
and I believe Kate mentioned that the only listen to Christian music. Now Jon has stated that they listen to most everything.

I know this may seem trivial, but these are blatant contradictions to what's being said and what's being done.

SugarMomma said...

does anyone know what month kon moved into the new house?

marypoppins said...

how boring!

the producers are trying to make shows out of little or nothing. Maybe its just time to stop!

maybe K and J should get separate arm chairs for the interviews

Kate acts as if she is being forced to sit in that chair and as if listeing to Jon speak is torture.

what is with the instant screasm or crying

they never should have been given sticks in the first palce.

The look on the face of the girl tup as her stick was broken and tossed away was just painful to watch. She looked scared!

And Collin being yanked by his jacket.

whats going to happen to the show when the tups start all day school.

detroitbasketball said...

yeah the twins were at school, at the very end of the episode jon said something like "now all i need to do is get the twins off the school bus and serve dinner."

i'm not sure i get their intense dislike of the woods. i'm not an outdoor person by any means but i have a bunch of memories from playing in the local park and the woods that surrounded it. do you think it's a fear of being dirty? or maybe it was just too close to lunch time, i dunno. it just struck me as kind of strange.

thehazlettfamily said...

1. Cara and Mady were in school. Jon commented at the end of the episode that they would be home from school soon, then dinner, then bed. Or something to that effect.

2. I'm glad to see they are doing something mundane at home. We complained about all the trips and wanted to see more tups at home. That's what we got.

3. Glad to see Jon put her in her place, but, then she had a smart mouth comment and a pout...reminds me of my 16 year old.

4. Kids were much quieter or it seems so in such a big house. The space seems to do them some good. 2 on computers, 2 playing walkie-talkies and 2 laying down...as they wanted to. Glad to see he let them lay on the sofa and not be banished to their room.

Jon has a short temper, but I think he did a good job with all 6 by himself (or little help from Nanny). Kate would have had them in an uproar.

Parsley said...

Didn't they move the last week of October or first week of November?

thehazlettfamily said...

I know this may seem trivial, but these are blatant contradictions to what's being said and what's being done.

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Without a cheat sheet, Jon cannot remember the lies she puts out. More Jon! I need the truth.

Sarah H said...

I just saw the preview for next week. All new appliances? Really? Is that necessary? Financially reasonable?

"Heads are gonna roll" (Kate)..what exactly do you mean by that?

And there was a pro painter.

Parsley said...

I get the funny feeling Jon doesn't care about or want to remember Kate's lies.

JackfromNY said...

they actually showed the house from the outside, the back of it anyway.

C said...

They just showed the previews for next week's epi. Kate is a little ticked because there is a TINY dent in her new stainless steel washer/dryer. It looked like they were having 2 sets (or maybe 3 couldn't tell) delivered to their new home. She says, "some heads are gonna roll and it ain't gonna be mine" regarding the dent. Ha. Also the tups are shown painting a room green. Kate must be on medication mode to sit by and watch them paint a room and not go ballistic over the mess.

kathyv said...

I think the red truck was the fence company, it looked like there were shots of some fence laying down, being installed. Other than that, Jon is just as bad a parent as Kate. Those poor kids were bullied. Yeah, just throw Collin's collection(s) to the wind. What an idiot. He didn't even try to make that hike fun. He just belittled them for their every move. GROW UP JON!

Ana said...

How about the half dead yellow roses. About like their marriage.

C said...

I cannot imagine why a kid would hate the woods so much. Made me wonder what we were missing that got them so upset.

Because the tups are being forced (acting) to do something they don't want do to, aren't used to doing and don't do on a regular basis. It's obvious they don't spend this kind of time or doing these kinds of things without the cameras and producers telling them what to do and how to go about the next show's story-line. This show was a perfect example of the kids having act and pretend to do something they wouldn't normally be doing.

NCLindsey said...

Lisak said...
Kate looks like she is strung out on something.

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I was just thinking the exact same thing! Like a little too hot and heavy with Prince Valium or Xanax? Maybe she is just still utterly "exhausted" from raising her eight kids, jet-setting across the country, soaking up fake sun at the tanning bed, making meals, serving meals, cleaning up meals, cleaning up everything.... Oh, wait... Her nanny raises the kids, her personal chef (and/or Kraft Services for that matter) cooks the meals, and her housekeeper cleans up everything!

So maybe jetlagged...??

trpiper said...

This show was kinda sad. The way Jon yelled at the kids in the woods , I would n't talk to a dog like that. I feel if the kids didn't want to walk let them just stay inside and play. But I guess they needed a show idea. I feel really bad for the kids. Though I don't live with them and I don't know the whole story. I think that the show should just end.

Kelly said...

Just saw the preview for next week. OMG I don't understand how you leave TWO sets of industrial washers and dryers behind at your old house and BUY another set... really??? what is wrong with these people????

marypoppins said...

I dont understand how Kate is choosed to be a spokes person/supermom
In the last episodes she has been grumpy and rude.
I cant remember the last time i saw her interact/touch her kids.

Even soupS day she watched the playdough withe her hands folded scornful look and made not nice comments.

This show is SO over. J and K look as if they cant even stand each other. they sit far away on the couch and snip at everything the other says.

gosselingoober said...

They closed on the house the end of October. This episode was filmed in november. They did NOT have a nanny at their new house at this point.

Which may explain why Jon was short and cranky with the kids. He was alone with them for three days. Kate was away.

The twins were in school. They are having a hard time filming because the tups are in preschool three days a week.

They are not permitted to film in the preschool.

Susan said...

In the past, Jon really seemed to enjoy being with the children. Now he is as short-tempered, grouchy and irritated as Kate. Couldn't agree more about the body language comment. They are so far apart they are almost off the couch! The walk in the woods was horrible and cruel. What parent doesn't know that children LOVE to collect things (leaves, rocks, pieces of bark, etc.) when they explore in the woods. These little ones were told to be quiet and walk! That is punishment in my opinion. Then what little they collected was ripped out of their hands when they went thru the fence. It was cruel and sad to see this. And huge sticks for 4 year olds?!?!? Someone should have whacked Jon over the head with one for making that choice! Why not carry a bag to collect treasures!! Come on Jon....this is not rocket science!
Kate was at her very, very, very worst tonight. Have never seen her bored and yawning! But her negative comments about Jon were even more intense tonight. She was clearly angry to even be a part of an interview when she was not in the show! Way to go again Kate, to be a role-model for your kids as to how NOT to behave when things don't go your way.
And at the end they both said they were happy to have this home and all the land because it makes the kids happy?!?!? Just ask one of them how HAPPY they were on their little walk thru the woods.....

kathyv said...

It is just laughable that they say the kids deserve this place, being happy, etc. Those poor kids have no chance of being happy even if they lived in a box by the side of the road. Their parents are abusive towards each other and it's trickling down. Wow, this show just keeps getting worse.

Jen K said...

Also the tups are shown painting a room green. Kate must be on medication mode to sit by and watch them paint a room and not go ballistic over the mess.

2/09/2009 6:57 PM



Didn't see it myself, but the only way I would personally put a paint roller in a 5 year old's hand is if I knew I was getting new flooring and didn't care. My husband and I just painted our living room yesterday and I was paranoid about our newer carpet, so your comment definitely stood out to me! :)

Sharla said...

To the commenter who started her comment talking about 3 year olds, the sextuplets were 4.5 years old and attending pre-K when this episode was filmed.

citydiva said...

Ok, here are my observations from this weeks epidode "Walk in the Woods":

1) Kate is looking more and more disinterested every time we see her. Her attitude towards Jon is mean spirited, nasty and verbally abusive. Her, "What are you a bontantist now?" comment was ridiculous. Let the man talk, for Christ's sake.
2) This was the first time I noticed Jon being cruel to the kids today. IMO, he's nevrer been a super parent, but the stress and frustration wear on him easily. When my dad had a day to watch me without my mom, it was fun and light-hearted (with a little chores thrown in, natch), but Jon get so fed up with these kids and they are only FOUR! I physically winced a couple of times throughout this episode. I also hated that he called them "babies" and seemed so immature for a father of six.
3) Throughout the episode, Jon seemed immature and uncomfortable the with his own children and had a feeling he'd rather be skiing.
4) As I looked at the unpacked house, my thought was, "Don't you have any friends or family to help you unpack?" And then I realized that...no they don't.
5) Yay for Mady and Cara to get a break for a day! :)

Snarkygirl said...

KidsAreCute said...
Is 'outbuilding' a common terminology? I've never heard it. Is it a term that's local to the area?

It is common on farms and large estates everywhere I have ever lived (Norteast, Midwest and the South)

Chris said...

Jon said, "Come on Aaaden walk like a MAN!" LOL. And how exactly is a man supposed to walk Jon? Kate has that noose so tight around your neck it's no wonder you can walk at all.

funkycatt said...

When Jon took away Colin's sticks and leaves, and then Colin threw a fit, I thought "good!" Treating your own child with so little respect deserves a temper tantrum. And why can't he gather up some nature while on a nature hike? This is how little kids learn. Jon and Kate should not homeschool, because they have no respect for how their kids learn. Jon really is NOT NICE to his own kids at all. I too saw one of the little girls flinch when he took away her stick. And in my experience I've never seen a kid who isn't hit flinch. So sad!

Jon and Kate are totally waiting on new furniture. Maybe they are planning on buying and don't have it picked out yet. My guess is they will buy furniture if no one gives it to them. Though I saw a furniture commercial during one episode that makes me think it will be "donated."

jon and kate are cons said...

I can't believe that Jon allowed those kids to ride on the tractor. He is not a good parent.

Kate is more of a bitch than ever. I think she has constant PMS.

Jon needs to go back to Utah and find himself a snow bunny. A two legged-one. :>)

JackfromNY said...

This episode was annoying. Too much whining and rudeness from Jon. Basically he wanted to go explore the woods, so he decided to force the kids to come along, instead of just waiting until some other time when Kate is home. Or is that too hard to do since Kate is rarely home?

The only interesting stuff was the kids playing with the walkie talkies.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

If this episode was filmed during the week and during the day why didn't the tups go to preschool?

Meredith said...

Just saw an ad for next weeks show......featuring all new appliances! Didn't they leave 2 sets of almost new washers and dryers in the old house? Just asking.

Petunia said...

free furniture! If I see any evidence they're getting free furniture I'm going Japanese and living on my floor with ratten mats. Seriously, they've plenty of damn money to buy a flipping mansion then they can buy their own furniture and I'd rather hear that the octuplet family was given furniture for the babies then Kate get more goodies from exploiting her children. If she gets patted and petted for exploiting her children and the new mom is condemned then society is damn hypocrites. Kate's only expertise to speak on is exploiting children for her own personal gain.
Again glad I missed another episode of children being misused to make an episode of how horrid these two idiots are at raising emotionally healthy children. Arrgghhhh! Stop the world I want off.

NDmom said...

I can't imagine for the life of me a 4 1/2 year old kid who wouldn't absolutely love a walk in the woods. Usually, asking my kids to come into the house when they were outside at that age would have made them whine and cry (but only a little). Being outside was what they LOVED, and telling them that we were going to go on a "hike" in the valley behind our house was such a wonderful adventure for them. And the cold never bothered my kids, so don't blame the cold weather for the tups whining. We live in North Dakota where it gets very cold so we know what a cold fall day is like.

I thought Collin was adorable with his collection of leaves. He found some wonderful, huge leaves. Maybe they should do some leaf rubs with crayons. I bet those kids would love that.

About the Kate & Jon interview on the couch: It wouldn't have surprised me one bit if Jon had gotten up off the couch and told Kate he was leaving her. Kate is pathetic and treats Jon like crap.

Mama2Drew said...

Hi, I have been reading GWOP for a while now and this is my first post. I really have a hard time watching the show. There is no love between J&K, as seen by the way they act lately on the interview couch. This show needs to go and the entire family could benefit from some real therapy. The kids, my heart aches for the kids. They are just commodites for J&K. Very sad..

I also noticed that Jen Stocks' name is no longer in the credits? What happened?

gherkin said...

In the previews for next week, Kate is getting at least 2 sets of washers/dryers and possibly 3. I think it is safe to assume that all were given completely free to the Gosselins since they will be featured so prominently in the episode.

Just wait--truckloads of free furniture are on the way too!

SkippyMom said...

After the comment "We only have one couch, we have nothing to sit on." I said to my husband "What happened to all the furniture they had in the old house?"

In addition Ashley Furniture was the second commercial after this comment was made at the next commercial break.

Anyone want to guess who will be furnishing this mausoleum?

Sarah H said...

In a rerun episode (cooking class & the flu) that reaired after tonights walk in the woods episode, the flu was being passed around the family.
But I began to wonder, shouldn't the family have had the flu shot? My close friend gave birth to 1 micropremie and the whole family has to get the flu shot every year! You would think that being a nurse, Kate would know this!

Fifty Five said...

I am a long time lurker and this will be my first post to any blog, ever.

I watched the walk in the woods episode this evening (snore) and the beginning of the rerun that followed. I have thought for a long time that the couch interviews have been being held in the old house. I see no difference in the background, paint color, wall decor, etc. I think they continued to do the interviews there after the move. The old house was not put up for sale (that we knew of) until after Christmas and this episode was obviously filmed in the Fall - before Christmas. Not that this matters one iota but I thought it was interesting and goes along with all the lies and things that are meant to mislead us.

By the way, I thought Jon was just plain mean in this episode. No change in Kate that I could see. Same old self-centered crabby ass!

Harriet said...

I'm not sure what the children had was true influenza, but more than likely some other virus that Kate called flu.

You can cut it with a knife! said...

Yikes! The couch interview was tense to put it mildly. Kate's rudeness towards Jon just gets worse with each episode (...what are you? a botanist now?). She really didn't like the fact that Jon was doing most of the talking (that crack about him wanting the spotlight or something?). It both seem so miserable. Kate looked bored, annoyed, and at one point yawned!

I felt so bad for Colin. My 4 1/2 year old is a "collector" too. When Jon snatched the leaves and sticks and tossed them...not cool. Was it necessary for him to taunt the kids about crying? I know it can be trying when the kids act up; but this is on film for all the world to see.

timetogokon said...

I only read through about half of the comments but I wanted to give my .02:

A common comment is that the tups didn't seem to enjoy "the walk".

This just makes it painfully obvious that something is wrong in that house. What kid doesn't love walking through woods picking up sticks and shuffling through dried leaves? That is every kid's dream outing if you ask me ! Heck, I love talking walks in the woods too!

I have a 4 yo myself, so I compare his behavior to what I read about the tups and I just can't believe the differences.

PS any new sponsors I need to write?

suspicious said...

does anyone else ever get suspicious that some of the remarks made on here are from kon themselves...? Or is it just me. :)

Gregory House said...

During last weeks fiasco, they showed the new interview area. Kon said it was painted to look like the old house and then they panned out to show their basement.

Must be nice to be able to leave $5000 worth of washers and driers in the old house just to have some fool donate 3 more sets. I was wish-listing the other day and those washers/driers cost $1200 A PIECE (give or take a couple of hundred). Holy freaking crap! And I am sure the new ones are even more costly. The next time I wash an unbalanced load of jeans, I hope my craptastic Maytag walks up there and kicks their butts...

Somewhereinoh said...

I cannot imagine why a kid would hate the woods so much. Made me wonder what we were missing that got them so upset.

Because the tups are being forced (acting) to do something they don't want do to, aren't used to doing and don't do on a regular basis. It's obvious they don't spend this kind of time or doing these kinds of things without the cameras and producers telling them what to do and how to go about the next show's story-line. This show was a perfect example of the kids having act and pretend to do something they wouldn't normally be doing.

Perhaps the Gosselin children would have the potential to enjoy their new million dollar multiple acerage home if they were ALLOWED to interact, socialize and enjoy themselves in their new found environment with some one other than a parent,their sibling group,nanny/babysitter or an camera/production entourage following their every move. To see six children who are almost five years of age unable to embrace and comprehend a simple activity such as a 'walk in the woods' IMO, is downright disturbing and extremely sad!

timetogokon said...

In a rerun episode (cooking class & the flu) that reaired after tonights walk in the woods episode, the flu was being passed around the family.
But I began to wonder, shouldn't the family have had the flu shot? My close friend gave birth to 1 micropremie and the whole family has to get the flu shot every year! You would think that being a nurse, Kate would know this!

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You would think that Kate being a so-called MOM would know that it's NOT ok to put your very ill child on the laundry room floor.

This episode is Joelgate and is in the KON Hall of Shame.

PattyWithNoPity said...

Didn't watch-Don't plan to watch! Just a thought..My kids and I always collected fall leaves and then ironed them between wax paper. We would cut the wax paper rectangles into biomorphic shapes and hang in the windows.
They are grown now; and I still miss doing that!
I think Jon blew it big time in lots of ways on this show; from what I am reading..

laura linger said...

Their marriage? So OVER.

momof1plus1plus2 said...

Jon and Kate can't get divorced. It is important for the show that they make the sheeple believe that they are a happy family. I'm not sure how anyone who actually watches the show could believe that any of them are happy.

I was so jealous of those woods. I live where there are no woods, and I miss that since I moved here. I'd love to show my kids the woods and help them collect leaves and things.

I was thinking, maybe if they actually stayed home once in a while, they would have time to unpack some boxes?

Jen K said...

Just judging by the comments here since I didn't see it myself, it would seem that despite having 8 kids these parents have no idea how to relate to children.

Now, I know we've seen blatant examples of this in the past, but it seems these parents can't walk from here to there without losing their cool.

And I don't want people on other sites to say, "well, there are just so many kids" because daycare providers and teachers seem to be able to do just fine. While they have additional training, it doesn't take an advanced degree in "Nice" to figure out how to talk to a child.

When I was 16 years old, I was put in charge of 8 kids for the day. They were of various ages but most were in the 5-6 year range. The people I regularly babysat for had an event to go to and instead of watching just their two little boys I was paid extra to watch the kids of some friends as well. If I could manage lunch, cleanup and activities for 8 kids for 10+ hours at the age of 16 I can't for the life of me figure out why neither parent can seem to keep it together for longer than a few minutes without losing their head over something ridiculous.

Lonnyswife said...

Too sad about the tups and their obvious ( did anyone else think 'painful"?) displeasure over the walk in the woods.

But lets remember that these kids have been brought up on hotels and room service. Something as mundane as a walk in the woods?
Puh-lease!!

That's like being forced to fly coach after you run out of upgrade miles!!!

Its A Good Thing said...

I didn't watch!! Go me!!

Hilo said...

Isn't it interesting how happy KON used to seem in the old shows and how miserable they both seem now? Money sure doesn't buy happiness!

busybee said...

Did anybody else notice the frig in the basement! The one she spent four hours cleaning was right behind Jon when he was looking for the coats. It had the wooden front and now she has a brand new stainless one in the kitchen.

JackfromNY said...

When the kids were eating breakfast, the camera was on hannah, she looked up at it and had a really annoyed look on her face.

I think the constantly being filmed is starting to get to the tups now too.

moi said...

Dear TLC,

Why did you feel the need to include the footage of poor little Joel falling down in the woods? Oh yes, it's cute and funny or something like that. I hope you're prepared to pay the therapy bills that sweet little guy will need in the future, what with all the crap he's put up with for this stupid show.

MichelleS said...

i have an hr before it comes here.. So next week is them getting new furniture? Tonight is walking in the woods? Oh boy whats coming in the next month? Um their next vacation, cleaning a mansion 101,gardening day, pooping in a big house?? Seems like they have to invent stuff to keep show going.

cheryl said...

In a recent epi, the interview area was reconstructed at the new house. From the rear, their house appears to be older stucco.
If looks could kill. The g's are acting like their end is near.
-let man put asunder-
Some of our fonder memories is a fall weiner roast at a local state park and hiking the trails.
Things is boxes a month after the move - kids are old enough to put away their things.

Judy said...

Re: The flu shot....I wouldn't give it to any of my family. The flu shot still has the same amount of mercury whether they give it to children or adults. Plus, there was no way of knowing for sure if the Gosselins had one of the few "flu viruses" that that year's flu shot supposedly prevents.
There is a lot of controversy over flu shots...

GrammyPie said...

I am just a viewer and I know something KON didn't appear to know. From a previous show Mady is left handed, and from tonight Hannie is too.

I think over all Jon is the better parent, but he has too short of a temper. He doesn't have the patience he used to have.


Also if they knew several children would not enjoy the woods, why
"torture" them then?

Also the cat thing was strange. Was it a feral cat that Jon is keeping locked up and fed in the "out building"? If it is feral, I wouldn't want it near my kids. Perhaps it was the previous families cat, and it was left to help with the mouse problem.

Petunia said...

Oh boy whats coming in the next month? ---pooping in a big house??
I thought that was the first show in the new house? Please enough of the kids and their poop even if it is Kate's fetish.
I'm writing Ashley furniture to let them know that my new living room set won't be from their showroom. Idiots to run an ad during this show and they're bigger idiots if they do give the Kons furniture. Who are the appliance makers that are doing the new washer donation. I'm also in the market for a new refrigerator and I'm for sure not getting a sub zero and I'm going to need the name of the other appliance folks to stay away from since they seem to all make some of each.
So horrid to hear how Jon treated those children on "a walk." Darn those are times to teach children about different plants and collect pretty rocks, leaves and such. Sounds like it was no fun at all just a chore for them to film an episode to prove that they don't just jet around going from resort to resort (except for Kate apparently ... perhaps she doing a book about spas around the USA ... which really would be more believable subject for her then a cook book.)

Christine said...

Did ya see Jon's (walking advertisement) Park City shirt he was wearing? This must have been filmed after the rockin' purchase of his new home er, I mean vacation get-a-way-from-Kate-plus-8. Ha.

Jen K said...

I'm anxious to learn which furniture store my husband and I will not be frequenting once we complete our move and furnish our house over the next year.

That is, if there is a truck in the driveway with a name not blurred out in the inevitable "furnishing" episode. Someone mentioned an Ashley Furniture commercial with this episode?

Molly said...

Wonder whose new black SUV that was tucked away in the garage? Did anyone else notice it?

machinegunsmom said...

timetogokon said...
In a rerun episode (cooking class & the flu) that reaired after tonights walk in the woods episode, the flu was being passed around the family.
But I began to wonder, shouldn't the family have had the flu shot? My close friend gave birth to 1 micropremie and the whole family has to get the flu shot every year! You would think that being a nurse, Kate would know this!
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I've always thought this was odd, and she talked about it like it's commonplace every year, they just wait around for kids to start showing signs of the flu...maybe it's just me, but I haven't heard of any kids I know getting the flu in a long time, they all get their flu shots, including my son. She has all of those little kids, who were born premature...and they can't get flu shots? The flu can be really dangerous and the vaccine is recommended for small children, elderly people, and caregivers. At one point, KON fit the description of "caregiver" and they had small children...

Jon did kind of screw up what could have been fun. My son is only 20 months old and I kept a pinecone that he was particularly attached to from a day at the park. What's the harm in collecting leaves and other...nature?

MilkMaid said...

Did anyone notice when Jon was making lunch for the children that a Coca Cola bottle was clearly in view at his table placement. Do we have a new endorsement in the future?

Miss Brown Betti said...

Suspicious said:

Does anyone else ever get suspicious that some of the remarks made on her are from Kon themselves.....?Or is it just me?
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Really do you think so? Maybe...Can you give me a example please?

Tangerine Tanya said...

A love seat it is not

machinegunsmom said...

Gregory House said:
The next time I wash an unbalanced load of jeans, I hope my craptastic Maytag walks up there and kicks their butts...

2/09/2009 7:40 PM
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I hope it does, too, and that's darn hilarious.

katcookbook said...

Did anyone else notice that after Jon broke one of the little girls stick, he looked at another of the girls and said the first girl was mean? I had the episode taped and rewound the tape because I couldn't believe my ears. What message is he sending to all his kids when he describes one of them as mean? Very sad.

NCLindsey said...

Tangerine Tanya said...
A love seat it is not

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So true! And hilarious! Although I am sure furniture manufacturers aren't exactly lining up to make "rage-filled contempt seats".

You crack me up Tangerine Tanya!

timetogokon said...

machinegunsmom:

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but I didn't post the comments to which you responded.

I was just pointing out that particular episode was Joelgate.

machinegunsmom said...

timetogokon said:

I have a 4 yo myself, so I compare his behavior to what I read about the tups and I just can't believe the differences.
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My son is only 20 months and I can't believe the differences (for starters, we're already getting rid of sippy cups, using bibs less, and not relying on high chairs, but that's a WHOLE other issue!). I try to take him to the zoo or playgrounds for a change of scenery and all he wants to do is shuffle through the snow or the fallen leaves, pick up sticks, pick up dirt, pick up rocks...and I LET HIM! He would looooove a walk in the woods and I'd be all over him collecting leaves and such. In fact, I can't wait until he's 4 and can do all of the walking, no strollers or being carted, and can really explore. The Greedy Gosselins don't know all of the simple little pleasures they're missing.

Nellie's Mom said...

Sarah H said...
I just saw the preview for next week. All new appliances? Really? Is that necessary? Financially reasonable?

"Heads are gonna roll" (Kate)..what exactly do you mean by that?

And there was a pro painter.


I think financial reasonability went out the door with the $17,000+ John Deere utility tractor. You know that thing was not purchased used-- Lordy be, Keight would buy anything used. And, as a former farm kid still loyal to the John Deere brand, I'm assuming that the tractor wasn't free since the logo was blurred out... so that's one company I don't need to worry about boycotting. Yippee!!! ;)

I will agree with everyone else-- what was wrong with letting Collin keep his treasures? Heck, I'm in my thirties and still have some of the 'treasures' that I found on our farm. I wouldn't trade them (or the memories associated with them) for all the money in the world. Just another example why these kids will never have a normal childhood.

Oh, and one more thing... when there was a shot of the kids playing outside around a little white statue (can't remember if that was in the preview or the episode), did anyone else hear one of the kids use the word 'awesome'? I really, really, really, really hope that the children don't end up with the same vocabulary as their parents.

Protect8 said...

I fully support the GWOP board and hope that the people who read and post here will ultimately make enough of an impact to stop the exploitation of the 8 Gosselin children.

However, it is interesting (and a little bit more than creepy considering tonight's episode) that the recent J&K episodes seem to be edited precisely to fuel the fire of criticism that is seen on this site. They also seem to be responding to the recent flurry of recent newspaper articles criticizing the Gosselins. Viewership has gone up significantly. It's almost as if TLC considers the public "hate" toward Jon and Kate to be so marketable they are now setting up situations to showcase the mistreatment of the children just to raise the public's ire.

While it was a relief that Kate was gone in this episode (the children ran around the house and appeared happy when no parent was around) TLC showed Jon as being downright mean to his children. As an audience, we saw how it was a huge inconvenience for Jon to have to be a parent. How difficult it was for him to find coats. How difficult it was for him to make the children listen to the orders he barked at them. TLC showed us how the children cried because they didn't want to walk in the woods and their crying angered Jon and he blamed them for scaring off the deer. During the intermittent couch interviews, TLC showed us how Kate sighed and dug her chin in her hand and looked angry and belittled Jon whenever she could.

It all came across as a direct response to critics.

But perhaps this isn't the case at all. Perhaps TLC is teetering on the brink with Jon and Kate and showing the most civilized footage they have of the couple sitting on the couch during the interviews. Perhaps the interviewer begged Jon and Kate to try to look like they liked each other and they just couldn't do it. Perhaps the editors worked late into the night to find footage of Jon being kind and nurturing toward his children as they explored the woods and what was shown tonight was the best they could come up with. Maybe this really was the only film footage TLC had of Jon Gosselin and his children to create a half hour episode about exploring the outdoors?

What is worse? TLC creating this odd, angry video history of the Gosselin family - or - this really is the best they can come up with of the Gosselin family and yet they continue to show it? Well - it's probably a combination of the two since the adults on both sides are making a fortune. There is no indication that either TLC or the Gosselin parents care about how the children are portrayed on television.

It would be great to see the tide of disgust with Jon and Kate Gosselin enthusiastically embrace the so called "Learning Channel" - TLC.

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machinegunsmom said...

katcookbook said...
Did anyone else notice that after Jon broke one of the little girls stick, he looked at another of the girls and said the first girl was mean? I had the episode taped and rewound the tape because I couldn't believe my ears. What message is he sending to all his kids when he describes one of them as mean? Very sad.
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Yes, my sister called me right after she watched the epi to complain about it, and she mentioned Jon breaking poor Sassy's stick. Alexis is so picked on, it's like being one of the boys. I didn't watch the episode and it doesn't sound like I need to. I remember another episode where Cara and Collin were fascinated by a spider crawling on one of their toys and Leah upset them both greatly by squashing it...when they told on her for doing such a mean thing, Jon told her "great job, you're such a killer." Niiiiiice.

gherkin said...

If you google "Jon and Kate and Ashley furniture" some kind of blog site comes up about Jon and Kate and Ashley furniture is one of the sponsors. I would bet they will be furnishing the entire house as a freebie.

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