Trip to the Vet Recap

Welcome to another episode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

The Gosselins have been in their new house for three months. Kate says it is actually starting to look like a house! Well, at least she didn't say home, because we all know that would be a big, fat lie. Now that they're out of their teeny, tiny old house, sometimes this new house actually has moments of quiet! But Kate is still annoyed when the kids want to be around her while she places their snacks-disguised-as-lunch on plates and pretends like she is actually doing things in the kitchen. more

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fostersmom said...

Welcome to another episode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

The Gosselins have been in their new house for three months. Kate says it is actually starting to look like a house! Well, at least she didn't say home, because we all know that would be a big, fat lie. Now that they're out of their teeny, tiny old house, sometimes this new house actually has moments of quiet! But Kate is still annoyed when the kids want to be around her while she places their snacks-disguised-as-lunch on plates and pretends like she is actually doing things in the kitchen.

Joel comes into the kitchen screeching, "Mommy!" which, since she has taken the time to learn her lines for this episode, she knows actually means that Joel can't find his computer toy. Joel thinks he may have left it at the old house but Kate sarcastically reassures him that they brought all the toys to the new house, and you know, if the kids kept their toys picked up he might be able to find it. Strangely, in the new house I have yet to see any toys really... probably in one of the other wings of the house we're supposed to pretend don't exist. Joel appears to go dig through toys in the secret part of the house and when he comes back to tell Kate he still can't find it, she sighs impatiently and tells him he is being, "obsessive-ish." I'm not kidding.

Kate tells us that they had to establish all new rules for the new house... besides not being allowed to set foot in Kon's room, the kids must stay in bed until the sun shows up through a certain window. After all, the kids are above them and if they wake up early the noise might interrupt Kate's beauty sleep, and God knows she needs all of that she can get!

Jon reminds us, yet again, that because they have moved to a bigger house, with more land, that they were able to get two puppies! There is a brief, cute scene of Alexis frolicking with the dogs. The dogs seem to have their own room in the Konpound, even though the kids (all but poor migraine prone Hannah), have to share rooms. Obviously, ratings appeal determines your place in the Gosselin household, and right now the puppies are all they have going for them.

Shooka is shown growling at Joel who is all up in the dog's face, "I didn't do anything Shooka!" and then he appears to shove the dog backwards (I hope I misinterpreted this). "Our dogs... well, my dogs are great!" says Jon. Kate used to like the dogs but now it is all let the dogs out, let the dogs in, pick up the toys, did someone feed the dogs. Well, yes, Kate. Had you done 15 seconds of research on dogs before buying them, you would know that puppies actually do have to eat, use the bathroom and be looked after! And besides, you have to actually be home to do any of these things, so shut up. Shooka tried to run on the treadmill with Kate, but she was having none of it, and "He lost, I won." Seems that anyone who tries to get close to Miss Supreme Diva is going to be fighting a losing battle. Kate says she might like the dogs when they are old and fat and watch tv with her. Nala, who gets excited a lot, then proceeds to pee on the floor, and the kids tell her that she isn't allowed to go potty inside... and then Alexis and Hannah appear to clean up the pee, although it looks like they are unsuccessful. I would hate to think of the smell in that room if the four year olds, who still wear bibs and sit in high chairs, are in charge of cleaning up dog mess.

Kate needs to do laundry. Lots of laundry. In her teeny, tiny laundry room that can't fit all fifteen of her OCD hampers. She simply MUST come up with a way to remedy this (hint, hint). Kate will have a bigger laundry room, even if it has to be expanded out onto a deck with stilts and made into a sunroom/laundry room. (Local PA contractors, did you get that down?) While Kate takes ten minutes to put some clothes in the washer, the kids sit around the table waiting for their "lunch", whining, screaming and touching. "Boys are not allowed to touch girls!" and "Don't touch my hair!" are choice screechings from Hannah.

Suddenly, there is a voiceover of Leah complaining that someone is always in the bathroom down here... (Are you keeping a list PA contractors?) and Kate lets us know that there is a rule that only one kid is allowed in a bathroom at a time. Any bathroom. Anywhere. Now that they have their own bathrooms and no supervision, they waste water, use tons of soap and Alexis even poured a whole bottle of shampoo all over the counter. Amazing how kids who are still forced to wear bibs and sit in highchairs are allowed to be in bathrooms unsupervised for extended periods of time. Poor Leah wants to know why they can't have lines for the bathroom, and is dismissed by Queen Kate with a, "Stop melting down Leah! I have to go fix the world." Gee Kate, you made them wait for lunch, I can practically hear their blood sugars crashing... what do you expect? The kids wait all that time for prepackaged yogurt, hummus from craft services and some crackers. They are also promised hard boiled eggs and when they whine for them Kate whines back, "I'm going to lose my mind here shortly, but I'll let you know before I do." Please do Kate, that we would gladly tune in for, as long as it involves you being dragged away in a straitjacket by men in white coats. For some reason only Mady is given granola, much to the dismay of the tups, who are sent off for naps. Organic spokesperson Kate then tosses the paper plates, plastic yogurt cups and a large wad of paper towels into the garbage can.

Cara is asked by Kate if she would like to sweep the floor (No!) or "take the dogs out for me or we can give them back. Open invitation to return the dogs any time the kids stop helping" Cara is saying yes and going to get the dogs before Kate's first two words are out but she has to finish the threat so she can be right.

Kate tells us that Toys vs. Kids vs. Dogs is the hardest thing about having puppies since the kids leave their stuff out.. puppies will eat anything, can you believe it? Tin cans, Matchbox cars, producers that ask too many pointed questions. A lovely black and white vignette pops up, apparently this indicates a flashback, and we see the announcement about getting puppies again, and Kon telling the kids that the dogs will eat their toys if they leave them out. This is a setup to blame the trip to the vet on the kids, since they have the capacity to foresee such things. Kate tells us about how she was away on a business trip, and Nala was vomiting, and when she returned Nala was much skinnier (how long was she gone?). Jon then says Nala was lethargic and not her usual energetic self. So finally they take her to the vet where an x-ray discovers that she has a little stuffed pony inside her. The vet calls to ask Kate if she is missing a pony, and Kate stupidly replies that they don't have a pony. Suddenly Kate's earlobe falls off and starts bleeding profusely. Kate starts screaming, Jon smirks and a cameraman rushes to call 911 for before she bleeds out. Apparently if you spend too much time in a tanning both, applying stripper highlights to your hair and constantly pulling on your earlobe, it can just fall off! An aid car appears to haul Kate off to the emergency room and... Oops! Sorry folks, your recapper fell asleep for a minute and had a wonderful dream!

Anyway, so the rest of you don't fall asleep, long story shortened up: The dog ate a small, stuffed pony belonging to golden child Hannah who is chastised by the other kids, but forgiven by her parents. Thank goodness it wasn't Joel's missing computer toy or we'd be watching Jon and Kate plus Seven next week. The toy was in Nala for a week, and had moved into the small bowel. The vets removed it surgically and were impressed by how quickly she recovered. Kate had to leave yet again for another "business trip" so poor Jon had to forgo "doing lunch" (he really said this) and chit-chatting at the twins' bus stop to be on time to pick up Nala from the vet. To make the show about the kids he leaves the unseen nanny at home and drags all eight kids to pick up the dog, where the kids are so obnoxious that the vet staff forces them to wait in a conference room, so they don't traumatize everyone in the regular waiting room. The vet comes in and briefly explains what happened, and that Nala needs to take it easy for two weeks-no jumping, no running etc. He gives Jon some antibiotics and advises him to keep the stitches clean. Nala is brought home and there is a cute reunion between the two dogs with lots of dogs kisses and playing. Jon doesn't even try to keep Nala quiet like the vet recommended, and allows her to run freely for the most part. "Well, I can't keep her from running around. They're outside dogs. And they're muddy and they're gross, and oh well." Paging PETA . He does clean her stitches when she comes inside though. No mention of whether the dog made a full recovery...

The last third of the episode is about poop! Surprise, surprise. We learn that the dogs poop a lot. The dogs poop simultaneously. The story of Jon's life is that he cleans up other peoples poop. We get to see him scooping up poop after the snow melts, which is somewhat satisfying although Kate makes it a point to say that he doesn't clean it up anymore. "You just leave it go." she says, in an excellent example of proper grammar. At the end the girl tups are glad Nala is back and Mady says that if they take care of the dogs they will probably have them until the end of high school or early college. Mady...honey, did you forget where you were for a minute?

Also of note: The kids have a lovely saying at mealtimes...as Jon is serving yet another yogurt based snack-lunch (although there is something actually resembling a sandwich ), someone complains about not getting the strawberry one, and Jon quips, "You get what you get" and the tups chorus "and you don't get upset!"

When getting ready to go to the vet, amidst much hitting and fighting and yelling at the kids by Jon, he sees Leah finally getting to the van and says, "Hey, Weak Bladder, get in the car now!" And then tells the four year olds, who still wear bibs, to buckle their own car seats.

On the way into the vet they are all walking in and Jon realizes that they have left Alexis in the car. She appears to be asleep but Jon tells her she has to quit eating so much candy(?) and drags her out.

While at the vet's office the vet exclaims, You brought the whole crew!" Well, yes, except Mommy. When the vet asks where Mommy is, one of the girl tups says, "Mommy's at LA." Thank you, dear child.

When Hannah is blamed for the eaten toy, Kate looks sad and says, "Poor Hannah. It's always Hannah." Thanks for clarifying that Kate!

The awesome vet gives Jon the pony from Nala's stomach in a Ziploc bag for some reason, and instead of throwing it out he brings it home and puts it in Kate's purse as a joke. Wait... wishful thinking on my part. He really just leaves it by the front door for some inexplicable reason.

Upon leaving the vet office Mady throws a huge fit because Cara is allowed to lead Nala out on the leash, and whines until they get to the car, where she is then allowed to hold the leash.

The best moment in the whole show (besides when it was over) was when the cameras were close in on the dogs and Joel tells the cameraman, "The dogs don't like getting interviewed." Right, the dogs don't like it.

Submitted by JenTru

4girlsoneboy said...

fostersmom said:

"Kate tells us that they had to establish all new rules for the new house... besides not being allowed to set foot in Kon's room, the kids must stay in bed until the sun shows up through a certain window."


Last night when I heard Kate say that I kept wondering what they are to do on rainy days. Poor kids - I guess they get to spend the day in bed.

Lauren said...

Great recap!

Manda said...

I was intrigued when I found out it was Hannah's toy that Nala ate. I knew they wouldn't punish her for leaving her toys out after they specifically told them the dogs could eat them. I wonder what would happen if Nala had eaten one of Alexis' aldergaders? She would probably be banished to sleep in the basement again.

Kate is so heinous. She uses the "I'm taking the dogs back" threat any chance she gets! She's never home to take care of them and laughs when they fall off of the treadmill, she needs to stop griping about things that she doesn't even have to do!

I can't believe the kids are still wearing bibs and drinking out of cups with lids on them either! They are going to be so lost in kindergarten.

I also noticed that this was the second time Alexis looked at the camera and said something along the lines of "why are you looking at me". It's time to get those cameras out of there!

ScarySkierNJ said...

Excellent Recap! I must have faded at the end because I missed the part where Joel said the dogs don't like getting interviewed1 Priceless.

HURRY! said...

Awesome, a big thank you from someone who quit watching the show a long time ago.

can'tstopwatching said...

Did anyone notice how every room now has lots of beautiful new furniture? I don't recognize much from the old house, except kitchen table.

Scruffy said...

Excellent recap ...

I am at the point now where I can't even stand to hear Keight say the dogs' names.

Monica A said...

I love the re-cap but I am suprised you left this part out.....

How about germaphobic kate not realizing that the little kids 1 girl and 1 boy were cleaning up the dog urine? I nearly fell off the chair for oh, so many reasons.

1) I wouldn't let my kids touch their own urine if they had an accident much less an animals.

2) They were using what must have been some kind of spray cleaner. They only had a paper towel. Four year olds who still wear bibs, drink from covered cups, and sit in high chairs should not be using household cleaners.

3) They finished 'cleaning' and never even washed their hands. So they had cleaner AND urine on their hands....gross.

Way to go parents of the year....go ahead and give out some more parenting advice.

JenTru said...

Darn, there was a bunch of other stuff I should've mentioned but this recap was so darn long already... I forgot to talk about the Alpha Female thing Jon is obsessive-ish about, forgot to mention that the nanny is ctually pulling the girl tups hair out of their faces, and forgot to mention one of the kids threatening to spank the other. Sorry about the oversights and the fact that this didn't even get submitted until 1 am! Thanks for the nice comments though, since I have enjoyed the recaps for a long time (I quit watching the show when they went to Disney) I find it only fair that I have to watch it and write one occasionally...

Anonymomma said...

The first sentence said it all!

my9cats said...

Very funny. Nice job JenTru. Hope you do more.
I wonder if any of the sheeple sites have recaps. Now THAT would be a real hoot!

JenTru said...

Oh, Monica A, I know, when I watched them clean up the dog pee I was cringing, not only did they not really clean it up, they were touching it. Eeeuuuw. I should've made that more clear...all I said was that they were unsuccessful in cleaning it up. I have to try writing the recaps when it is not past my bedtime. And I always think they are too long so I leave stuff out that I want to put in.

Also I want to add that I 100% think that the trip to pick up Nala was completely staged. Someone posted a link in the episode comments that shows Mady bringing the dog in, but also everything else about it, including the lack of the dog wearing an E-collar, screamed that this was totally staged.

Additionally, when the dogs were allegedly reunited they seemed happy to see each other...normally when you bring a pet back from the vet, especially from an extended stay, they smell funny to the other pets and they will have to be thoroughly sniffed so the other dog can make sure it is really their companion. So I ain't buying it.

The only good thing about it being staged was that hopefully the dog was less traumitized, and Mommy was at LA so we didn't have to see her!

?WHY? said...

Another great recap. The writers [authors] of the recaps always pick up on things that I missed.

Bravo :clapping:

I Love GWoP!

Jennifer said...

Was the futon in the basement ever explained? I noticed that it's gone and the sectional is in it's place. I just wondered since we haven't seen the kids' rooms, if poor Alexis is still stuck in the basement and not really sharing a room with Leah. I also noticed that, IMO anyway, in the most recent episodes, Hannah has better speech than the other tups, and I wonder if it's because she gets the most adult interaction.

MamaKWM said...

Monica A....
Urine is sterile. I have a lot to criticize Kon for but not the urine stuff. The kids will live after cleaning up dog pee!

timetogokon said...

Haven't even finished the first paragraph and I'm already chuckling :

Kate & Kate + Kate

Very funny!

Andrea said...

I have never laughed so hard at a recap! Fabulous job!!

One side note - in PA, it is a fairly common thing to say "Leave it go" or whatever instead of "Let"....something I picked up on when I lived in Elizabethtown for college. SO glad I left before KON moved into town!!

sue said...

i also thought the same thing; if that had been alexis' toy, she would have been in big trouble! but not precious hannie!

AnneMarie said...

The urine might be sterile, but once it hits the floor where dogs have been trampling amok from outside, and drooling etc. it stops being so. Not to mention the chemical cleaners, and the bacteria that starts to grow on unproperly cleaned up pet waste.

Kudos to the reviewer.

Harriet said...

Whether the urine is sterile or not who thinks a child is the proper person to try to clean it up or wouldn't want their kid to wash their hands thoroughly afterward if they did? I'd hate to be stuck in that room for long.

Amy said...

I know this episode was about going to the Vet and the dogs. When I was reading the great recap I was so sad. I remember the pictures of the house before J/K purchased it and how incredibly beautiful it was. How so nicely it was cared for and decorated. Now all I hear about is pee/poop/shampoo on the floor. Poop not cleaned up outside. I could never afford to live in such a lovely house but did enjoy looking at the real estate pictures. Now everytime I see an episode I see the beauty of the house disappearing. Not because of lots of kids running through, but through carelessness in the upkeep.

Jennifer said...

Awesome, awesome post! I quit watching the show, but still like to know what's going on.

I lol'd at "Kate and Kate plus Kate"! So true!

JJ28 said...

OMG this recap was TOO funny and SO true! I laughed out loud when I read the dream sequence LMAO!

Ana said...

I bet Joel's computer game was sold when they moved. That is why he couldn't find it. A lot of toys disappeared when they moved. They don't need toys they can run in the grass I guess.

CanadaMultipleMom said...

Oh I've just discovered GwoP and I have to say I love that it is exposing Jon and Kate for the money hungry monsters they are. I do not watch the show anymore but will be sure to catch re-caps here. Sounds like Kate is away from home more and more - who is parenting those children!!!! And what an awful environment to bring puppies into. Especially because Jon and Kate seemingly have no interest in training them. Bravo, GwoP!

Anna said...

First of all, urine is sterile until it leaves the body - it not only picks up germs from the floor (as someone else commented), but also from the *ahem* genitals, which are certainly NOT sterile. Nevertheless, I don't think it's too much to have 4 yr olds helping clean up after the dog IF they are supervised and IF they wash their hands afterwards. So many people are extremely squeamish about neccessary body functions, and I think it's a great lesson to kids that those fluids won't hurt you (as long as you wash up properly afterwards), particularly if you have animals.

Second of all, the kids can only get up after the sun shows through a certain window? WTF, ever heard of seasons? Since the family moved in during the winter (I think?) the rule was set when the sun wouldn't rise until quite late. So now, after daylight savings time, the kids are allowed to get up earlier and earlier, as the sun appears earlier in the sky.

Third of all, kids need to be supervised around dogs, even if they are beloved family pets. I was attacked and bitten in the face when I was very small by such a family dog - a springer spaniel, not even a stereotypically aggressive breed like a German Shepherd. I was left alone with the dog as I had been numerous times before, so no one knows what actually happened. My parents were/are good pet owners with well behaved dogs, and they think the dog, who was immediately put down, was sick. They learned a hard lesson that day about supervising their kids around dogs. (I needed three stitches in my nose and the dog's teeth broke into my soft palate, damaging the developing teeth, but otherwise I was fine and I don't remember the incident at all). Even the most gentle dog can bite if stressed, sick, or threatened, and 4 year olds don't know when they are playing too rough. Hopefully this is a lesson that J&K never have to learn.

Travis Noodle said...

Seriously. It's so irresponsible of a pet owner to allow the dog to poop and pee in your home. Not to mention completely unhealthy and unsanitary.

It's just a matter of time before a carpet/flooring sponsor will gift the Gosselins new carpet or flooring. Has Kate ever mentioned she wanted hardwoods?

Kate is orange said...

I can't stand Kate G but this show seemed fine to me. No exploitation of the kids. Pups seemed well cared for. I am not interested in criticizing her/his appearance. I have had dogs my whole life 3 now - all indoors and incredibly spoiled - I thought G pups were fine. I thought lunch was fine. I thought kids seemed happy and cute.

NCLindsey said...

Oh how I wish Kate's ear would just fall off! What a hoot! Thanks for the chuckle!

Thanks for a very funny, very informative recap... I, thankfully, did not watch... going on four weeks straight! WAHOO!

Faith said...

Poor Kate. Her laundry room isn't big enough :(

Travis Noodle said...

Travis Noodle said:

Seriously. It's so irresponsible of a pet owner to allow the dog to poop and pee in your home. Not to mention completely unhealthy and unsanitary.
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I just want to clarify my comments because what I wrote earlier sounds kinda harsh.

Pet accidents happen and if you are a pet owner, like I am, we all know about cleaning up little messes.

It just seems like Jon and Kate have absolved themselves of any responsibility in taking care of their puppies. I think making/manipulating the kids into cleaning up the messes is really irresponsible.

jerricabenton said...

"Kate says she might like the dogs when they are old and fat and watch tv with her."

This is why I really cannot understand why people buy or even adopt puppies. Most do zero research (hello Kon!) on the type of dog, let alone the care of a puppy, which is, after all, a baby.

As a dog trainer, I have had far too many dog owners come to me as a last resort before shipping their puppies off to a shelter. Too many of them say essentially the same thing, "If I'd known it was going to be THIS much trouble..."

There are thousands - millions?- of adult dogs dying in shelters right now who are "old and fat and" more than willing to watch tv with you, Keight. But she, like most of my clients, HAD to have a puppy (two!). It breaks my heart every day.

RaisingTriplets said...

I just LOVED Collin in this episode. SO Dramatic! "Nala is crying and Nala is bleeding and Nala got her belly cut opened!"

I also noticed that Kate said usually "the girls" clean up the dog pee messes. She must not notice how helpful her BOYS can be.

lexie said...

jentru,
i don't think its fair to say this was staged. I work at a vet and have also personally had several dogs spayed/neutered and only one needed an e collar because she wouldn't leave the wound alone. In general if the dog isn't licking the wound they don't need one.

Furthermore, the dogs did sniff each other. In fact, when I frequently take one dog at a time for a nail trim or such, when they get home they act exactly like their dogs did.

I think overall this episode was much more bearable. Probably because Kate was gone and actually let Jon talk some.

Phoebe said...

Why are the kids still waering bibs? They should be able to eat without wearing a bib by now.

I would be traing the dogs asap. And would be teaching the kids to turn their backs on the dogs when they jump up.

Jenn said...

I don't understand why there is a problem with the kids wearing bibs? If they didn't wear bibs they would get their clothing messy and need to change it. More laundry is not good for the enviroment.

Tutuhead said...

I think when Kate said "the girls" clean up the messes she was refering to the twins. I don't know why Alexis cleaned it up though?
Also, Jon was refering to Alexis when he called her "weak blatter" because she always has to pee when they get in the car.
Joel never pushed Shoka.
and the last thing
Where was AADEN in this episode?

Semient said...

"If they didn't wear bibs they would get their clothing messy and need to change it."

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They're not baby pigs, they're children. At almost five years old they have been capable for at least the past year or two of eating most meals without messing their clothes to the point of needing to change.

But, they don't wear clothes on camera, they wear wardrobe... which must match and which must be suitable for filming and which must not be stained lest it lose its resale value.

Carole said...

Jenn said...
I don't understand why there is a problem with the kids wearing bibs? If they didn't wear bibs they would get their clothing messy and need to change it. More laundry is not good for the enviroment.

3/10/2009 9:28 PM
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I agree Jenn. With Kate gone, less laundry is being washed.

Semient, I have seen these kids wear their outfits several times over. I don't think it's wardrobe.

mom_of_2 said...

MamaKWM said...
Urine is sterile. I have a lot to criticize Kon for but not the urine stuff. The kids will live after cleaning up dog pee!
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You read my mind...I was just going to post that! Unless there is a UTI or Kidney infection there's not bacteria in urine. I would worry more for the chemicals (cleaning products) that the children were using to clean up the mess. My toddlers love to help, but I would never let them use cleaning products!

ctwnmamma80 said...

Since the episodes in the new house aired Kate is removing herself more and more from the family. When Jon relays what "dramatic" things have happened it's like she's hearing it for the first time!! It's like they have never even spoke to one another before they had to do the couch interview!! Kate's responses are so disinterested that she can barely keep her eyes open!!
I have been waiting to say this so here it goes:
They are two of the most selfish people I have seen in my life. Everything is about "me" to them the words "us" or "our family" only come into play when it is both marketable and profitable.

Those children bought them everything: the new house, appliances, a Utah condo, Kate's binging new diamond, wardrobe, those lovely earrings, and those adorable puppies that they did not get to name and are threatened with losing on a daily basis. They have earned almost everything whether it’s freely donated items or from the revenue received by product placement. Juice for life, craft services or the help that does the laundry for the family when Kate is “away on business,” down to the nanny that watches them when their parents are spending time away from each other or the kids.

I feel sorry for these children that have cameras in their faces hours at a time. Even though Kate complains about their annoying presence or "I've waited for the day these production lights come down.” Only now I realize she means to take these production lights WITH us to our overly huge mansion that we so desperately need. They will never call it quits to the show, TLC or sponsor have to start quitting them. To keep up the fa├žade of a perfect family means cold hard cash for them more days at the spa and away on skiing. Because we always have to remember “Our show is our life, our life is the show.”

Fay said...

I watched Oprah on monday Kon was on again,Kate told Oprah she gets up every morning at 5.30 to work out on her treadmill,so why are the kids staying in their rooms untill the sun comes up? and what about the twins they have to get up for school,I sure hope Queen Kate was not lieing to Queen Oprah,Jon looked very nervous and the kids all looked so tired,I think they must of been threatened as I have never seen those children so quiet.

mom_of_2 said...

RaisingTriplets said...
I also noticed that Kate said usually "the girls" clean up the dog pee messes. She must not notice how helpful her BOYS can be.
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I'm surprised that Kate isn't making the boys clean up all of the dog messes...afterall doesn't she say boys are icky, gross and dirty? lol

Jen said...

Perhaps the dogs can lead into a crossover episode with Victoria Stillwell from It's Me or the Dog over on Animal Planet. Victoria comes in, begins observation, and when it's time to sit down for the chat, for the first time ever, she tells them the dogs need to go.

Sixxlet said...

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I watched Oprah on monday Kon was on again,Kate told Oprah she gets up every morning at 5.30 to work out on her treadmill,so why are the kids staying in their rooms untill the sun comes up? and what about the twins they have to get up for school,I sure hope Queen Kate was not lieing to Queen Oprah,Jon looked very nervous and the kids all looked so tired,I think they must of been threatened as I have never seen those children so quiet.
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Do you remember when Oprah thanked them all for getting up so early and getting "dressed up" for her? I think maybe Oprah expected them to look like a normal family looks in the morning, instead of everyone dressed to perfection and all the kids in matching clothes. Wouldn't it have been refreshing to see Kate with no makeup, Jon looking tired, and all the sleepy-eyed kids sitting there in their pajamas? But Kate is all about appearances, as we all know. Who cares what's inside - it's ALL about appearances.

Jenn said...

Adults wear bibs when they eat in Italian restaraunts or at a some seafood places.

When my kids were 4 and 5 I would still slap a bib on them to avoid clothing changes. I stopped calling them "bibs" and starting calling them "shirt protectors"...it's really not a big deal.

I agree with the poster that mentioned the kids using the cleaning products to clean up the dog pee. What if they got that in their eyes? That is very unsafe.

I pray those dogs are removed from that house soon.

Fay said...

Sixxlet I have to agree with you appearance's is what Kate's all about,yes it would of been nice to see them looking like a normal family does that early in the morning,but we all know that will never happen.

JenTru said...

lexie said...

jentru,
i don't think its fair to say this was staged. I work at a vet and have also personally had several dogs spayed/neutered and only one needed an e collar because she wouldn't leave the wound alone. In general if the dog isn't licking the wound they don't need one.

Furthermore, the dogs did sniff each other. In fact, when I frequently take one dog at a time for a nail trim or such, when they get home they act exactly like their dogs did.

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Lexie, you may be right but the whole thing seemed really contrived to me. I really hope it wasn't staged. And you are right that the dogs did sniff each other for a few seconds, but my animals are really checking each other out when they come back from the vet, or anywhere where they have been out of the house for awhile. But who knows, I was in one of my rageful moods when I wrote that post! I hope you are correct in your assessment.

phylly3 said...

Great recap, thanks for the laughs.
I just noticed how sweet and parental the picture of the geese are on the homepage. If only the KON were as humble and attentive toward each of their little ones. These parents are a team; one gently and quietly leading and the other keeping loving vigil.

schmedelle said...

Great recap, and thank you.
I love reading the recaps before I watch ( if I do ).

Wanted to know, whats the deal with the fresh-cut flowers?

Who the hell has fresh-cut flowers everyweek?

You think the previous owners did? And he was a Dr.?

I am all for people who go to school for decades being able to afford such fine things.

No, I am NOT jelous. I just think it is obnoxious.

Dri said...

There are many things I wish I had time to say, but I'll keep it short.

If you can't handle your own litter of kids, you probably shouldn't have adopted two more.

A dog is not a babysitter. Period.

Wanting to help/learning to clean is one thing. Chemicals and children are QUITE another -- I'm mindful of all of those "in case of accidental ingestion" warnings on bottles.

I haven't watched in over 6 months, and I'm thrilled.
This family is not representative of America, it is representative of the film industry world based out here in L.A. - fast paced, lacking in sincerity, solely based on business exchange and fluidity of cash.

Barf. Next, please. :/

schmedelle said...

Thanks again, JenTru, no worries or regreats about leaving some things out. It must be a daunting task to highlight all of the worthy moments.

On a side note, my child has a serious medical issue, that we are dealing with right now. I mention this because I was on a forum yesterday, pertaining to this, and another mom (that also has a kid with a medical prob) said, "jon and kate are on oprah right now, they bug me, they have all those healthy kids".

That is what I don't get about them, they managage to bitch about everything.
What is next, the florist didn't have Kate's favorite flowers? LOL

shmedelle said...

Ana said...
I bet Joel's computer game was sold when they moved. That is why he couldn't find it. A lot of toys disappeared when they moved.
..................

Or, she just "chucked it."

Into a landfill.

Waste not want not!!!!

schmedelle said...

Jenn said...
I don't understand why there is a problem with the kids wearing bibs? If they didn't wear bibs they would get their clothing messy and need to change it. More laundry is not good for the enviroment.

..............

Agreed, more laundry is not good for the environment. However, we all know Kate doesn't give a POOP about the environment.
More laundry isn't good for HER. Or, better yet, good for resale.

Erin said...

Welcome to another episode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

That is so stinkin' Hilarious! This is my first post here, but long time reader! Great recap!

IAmNew said...

Lexie said:

i don't think its fair to say this was staged...


Everything on this show is staged. That is why I believe all the attacking Kate does and the cowering Jon does on the interview couch is unbelievably stupid. They are the worst actors. They are taking us all for a ride. The sheeple tune in so Kate can beat her chest and exclaim "I am woman, hear me roar" and the KONned tune it to see how wretched she is that day.

I saw them on Oprah too. Either KON had way too much make up on over their sleepy faces or they both had botox injections. When you get botox on your face, parts of your face doesn't move, especially the part below the eyes, next to the nose and above the lip. I know a think or two about botox injections and I swear I could spot theirs a mile away. When Kate smiled and laughed, nothing in the middle of her face moved, even her upper lip.

If it was early as Oprah said, I can't believe the kids were made to get up just to sit there. They had to be bribed to sit and look like the perfect family of 8 - no playing around like normal kids, no laughing or joking or loving like a normal family. Just sit and look in the camera. Did KON do that so people can go up to them and say "wow, even early in the morning your kids are so well behaved?". If it were me and the rest of the world, I would have said "okay, you're coming before dawn? that's great, we'll do the interview but the kids won't be up by then so it'll just be me and my husband doing the interview". I mean, what kid would be on their best behaviour if they had to wake up so early? Mine would be spazzing out the minute I forced him out of bed and would complain about it until he could go back to bed. How sad they can train their kids to sit in front of the camera but they can't train their dogs.

I hate the way they defend Kate's tyrades (sp?) against Jon when they say"yes we have probs. What married couple doesn't". I do not know any woman who talks to her husband like that. I do not know any husband who allows his wife to talk to him like that. And I know alot of couples, young, old, rich and poor. The way Kate talks to her husband is not normal. it is not healthy to treat people as such.

Cheryl B said...

If your kids can put on their own bibs on, you may have a problem!

I would love to know the real reason Scott and Jen are gone.

I wonder how much harder it is to film this sham with all of the tight shots, so sheeple don't
see just how big the mansion is?

Ravello said...

Great recap, thanks. I feel so bad for the 2 dogs, it was bad enough worried about 8 kids, now 2 innocent dogs involved. The dogs were intended to prop a boring show, the kids are aging out of the really cute stages. I'll bet we see a dog trainer soon.
Does Kate have any interaction with the dogs other than to yell? That is pretty much all she does with the kids, she barks out orders.
Kate soliciting more freebies during an episode is just disgusting. 6000 square feet and 27 acres is not big enough for her needs. The laundry room is much bigger than mine and most people have washers and dryers in the basement.
Does she want a bigger laundry room in case one of the boy tups is vomiting?
The kids are all verbalizing in various verbal and non verbal ways they do not want cameras, filming , interviews.

JustanObservsation said...

Great recap, much better than last week's recap!

I had a thought this morning as I was watching the news. There was a commercial for Air Tran airlines which shows people at "Brown Barn" (or something like that) tanning salon and all of the people that come out of this fictional tanning salon come out bright orange. At the end of the commercial, they show an un-tanned lady in the waiting room with the "want to get away?" Air Tran pitch. Anyway, as the orange people were coming out of the tanning salon, the only thing I could think of was Kate G. She needs to star in the next version of this commercial because the people looked just like her!

kellyro said...

thanks for the recap - this was the first one i skipped. and i feel good about it.

OhioMom53 said...

I taped this show just so I could see the inconsistencies people find from this blog. In the beginning when the boys were playing w/the pups, the nanny was show ever so briefly (only bottom half) watching them play. Yes, i did see the nanny in the reflection of the van when Jon was putting the kids in and also she was walking behind Leah (again, only feet shown). I love how the nanny did the girls hair. They looked really cute. Oh and in regards to the vet visit being staged... when the kids were looking at the cat (which by the way... they acted like they have never seen a cat before)..what happened to the barn cat? Probably ran away from sheer terror w/the new guard dogs. O.K. back to the story I saw Mady w/Nala on a leash.. and then they are ushered into the conf. room where whala! Nala appears.... Bad editing? I also noticed that when Kate isn't pulling her earring that the inside of her hands are the exact orange color as her face, so obviously she doesn't use gloves when tanning. Yes they have all new furniture in at least 3 rooms I saw... beautiful formal dining room set... which will never get used because no family/friends to come over for dinner.

Old North State said...

I may be mentioning something someone else has said, but it is IMPERATIVE that the urine smell in the carpet or on the floor be removed! Otherwise, the next time the puppy needs to go and smells the urine smell from the previous tinkle time, its brain says, "Oh, OK, I went here LAST time so I'll go here again!" Then you start a cycle that is hard to break.

I've always said that people who have ill-mannered dogs have ill-mannered children. I find the Gosselin kids to be loud and demanding and I'm guessing that unless a professional trainer gets involved, the puppies will grow up to be pushy and rude. No way would I tolerate the kids or puppies being rough with each other or allow the kids to put their faces in the dogs' faces. I spent several months with my dog in Puppy First Grade where I learned how to set boundaries for him and teach him what I expected. IT REALLY IS NO DIFFERENT FROM RAISING YOUR CHILDREN! Bad things are addressed and good things are praised and rewarded. My dog is an outstanding canine citizen and a valued member of our family. I hope KON gets some professional assistance in training the puppies so the dogs at least have a fighting chance.

honeyhush said...

"Kate and Kate Plus Kate"....love it! Great recap, thanks for writing it! I didn't watch the show, Thank God.

jonandkatewho? said...

Great recap!

I agree Victoria Stillwell should be brought in. She would line these two out and tell them how the proverbial cow ate the cabbage. Most definitely would tell them to "rehome" those dogs.

I don't think kids that age should necessarily be cleaning up pee and poop with some kind of chemicals either, not unless they are supervised and taught how to do it the right way. You have to SOAK UP the urine, not wipe at it with a paper towel. What works best for me is to actually use a "rag" towel (I keep old towels washed up and handy just for such a purpose) and put it on the spot and step or jump on it until the urine is soaked up, then put some vinegar on the spot and repeat. You have to soak it up out of the carpet or the stain and the smell will remain. I think they also make natural products that handle the smell. If Hagatha were really a germophobe, she would never stand for such haphazard cleaning as that child did. ugh.

I have more to say, sorry this is so long, lol.

I have to disagree with whoever said these kids seem happy. They don't look or act happy to me. Maybe I am imagining things, but since the move there is still an odd "feel" to the show that was not there before. Jon and Kate often say things to those children that would seem nonsensical and mystifying to a child. Telling Aaden to "walk like a man" must really have confused the kid, but the end result would have been that he probably felt he was displeasing his dad in some way because of the tone of his voice. Same with telling the kids to "have respect" in the vet's office. How are kids that age supposed to know what that means when they probably have not been taught specifically what "respect" means????

I find their parenting very nominal and not effective at all. They are barked at with orders that they probably don't understand. These parents need to gently teach them what some of the things they say actually mean. You don't just bark orders at a young child using words they don't really understand and expect them to actually take anything away from that little lesson. All they know is that the parents sound angry. I can't imagine how confused those kids must be at times.

Somebody even mentioned that the kids think all other kids at their school are followed around by cameras too. That is not something I would just let my kids believe.

I think Jon and Kate are mentally very immature and not really capable of the kind of parenting these kids need. They both need to grow up, but they seem to be stuck in some mental teen years (via the wealth and "fame" they are experiencing?). They can justify what they are doing in exploiting the kids by the results... money and fame and all the trappings for them.

I think they had these kids far too young, and probably were too young to get married when they did. I am NOT SAYING that there are no couples out there who can marry young and make a success of the marriage, but these two aren't mental giants and just seemed so childlike themselves in those early videos. I also think Kate liked the idea of parenting lots of kids, and I further think she wanted to have more kids so she could justify staying home and not going to work outside the home. She must have been so disappointed to find out that Jon was just not the most ambitious guy around, and that he would have trouble keeping a job.

And yes, I think they have lied to us alot. ALOT.

As far as the kids seeming happy, they just don't to me. There are odd moments certainly where they smile or seem ok, but in general I think their lives must be very confusing to them. Cameras in the face since babyhood? That has to have some kind of an effect on children. We've seen one tup girl now ask the camera man why he is "staring at her" twice.

These kids don't know what "normal" is, and they may never learn, sadly enough. The parents are selfish and seem less and less interested in parenting as time goes on. I cannot count the times Jon and Kate both have spoken to those children impatiently and critically.

It's not good parenting to bark out orders without the children ever understanding what they really MEAN, IMHO.

I think it's horrible that they got puppies. I don't necessarily value dogs over humans, although some might think I do because I absolutely love my three dogs so much. They are my children, and I'm kinder to them than Jon and Kate are to their kids.

Eight confused kids. Enter two pups who without the proper training will remain confused also in that crazy house. It just isn't a good mix.

I wish this had not happened to these children and I hope in the near future that some laws are passed for kids in reality tv. I don't even find the children so adorable anymore, they are growing up yet they don't act it. It's the parents' fault, but it still will impact how people feel about those kids. Can you imagine going to see the Harelem Globetrotters and being booed?

Sometimes I even feel guilty about my posts, which those older girls can easily google themselves and read. All the comments about people hating Mady. My God, how hard is that for a child to deal with? And knowing Kate, she would just tell the child to ignore it and that their life is the show and the show is their life. I really like Mady and I think that kid is smart.

This show is their JOB, and their jobs are to provide their parents' income. Something tells me Mady knows this. From Cara's sad face, maybe she knows it too.

I want the whole thing to stop. On top of everything else, it's just boring. And horrifying.

starving artist said...

Starving kids:
I haven't seen anyone address the lack of food issue with these kids. They feed them like birds. Even the dinners are sparse. Does anyone else thing that the tups and twins are cranky because they are hungry? Not for rabbit food or granola, but maybe a meat and potatoes meal...I would like to see them set a bowl on the table and let those kids eat to their hearts content. Maybe I'm coming out of left field here, but I just think a whole peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a bowl of soup for lunch sure beats those teeny yogurts and bird seed!

Heidi said...

I have an issue with the bibs too. The kids have to learn to eat without slopping food down their fronts. Bibs are okay if you are going to be eating something really messy like pasta with red sauce, or something dripping like soup but come on..the kids can probably handle eating yogurt and crackers without getting it on their shirts. And if they do, so what? That is how you learn. The Nanny can use some spot treater and it will be fine.
Go back to the older episodes..Did the twins wear bibs when they were the same age?
I think (unless it is an overly messy meal) they should ditch the bibs. The way it looks to me is just pure lazy parenting. If they took the time to teach each of them to use their utensils correctly, they wouldnt need the bibs 24/7. While they are teaching them, they could throw on an old shirt that does not matter. Teach them Jon (and Nanny). Teach your children how to become self sufficient.

TheyAreNotStarving said...

Okay, usually I ignore the over-to-top posts here, but I can't ignore the ones about the children starving or a so-called lack of food. Just because Jon and Kate don't serve meat and potatoes for every meal doesn't mean the kids aren't eating healthily. Meat and potatoes isn't really that healthy anyhow. And not every family in America chooses to eat that way.

The reason childhood obesity is so high in this country is because some parents do let their children eat till their hearts content. Jon and Kate are in no way perfect obviously, but I don't understand claiming that they aren't feeding their children properly. It's a non-issue.

momof3dogsand3kids said...

I for one, hope this episode was staged. Otherwise, it is very disturing to me. To think that Jon was so heartless, neglectful and cruel to this puppy after a traumatic surgery breaks my heart. Therefore, I'm hoping for the best. I hope it was staged and the dog spent adequate time at the vet recuperating. I hope the dog was taken home and given the round the clock supervision that it needed. I hope what we saw on Monday night was a fully recovered dog and that the rest was a reenactment. If not, then Jon and Kate are truly heartless and have no business having these poor puppies let alone eight children.

Annemarie said...

I did it!!! I deleted this show from my DVR schedule. Let me know when her ear falls off and I might tune in.

MatthewsMom said...

As a nutritionist, I have to say Im cringing that the posts that are so over critical of the food choices.Part of the reason this country is dealing with a major childhood obesity issue is that parents allow their children to eat to their hearts content. Portion control is a good thing to learn, plopping huge sandwiches and meats/potatoes in front a child is not going to teach them not to overeat. The Gosselin children do not look malnourished in the slightest. They appear to have a variety of foods on their plates and for children their size, the portions are appropriate.

justmyopinion said...

hhheeeeelllllllllllooooooooooooooo.Kate yes, you.Why did you get your children puppies in the first place?We don't get 'are' children pets then use the pets as a way to threaten them.Like you haven't already taken enough away from them.Their family, any friends,their childhoods,their voices, their individuality oh let's not forget their privacy.I think they've given you a lifetime of riches.The least you can do is let them enjoy the poor puppies without the looming threats.What is wrong with you?

rachel said...

I am surprised at how many people are shocked by the kids cleaning up the dog pee -- I am pretty sure that was staged (not the peeing part, the cleaning part.) As soon as the camera panned away, the nanny probably rushed in to clean up the pee AND the kids. And as far as the kids being unsupervised around the dogs . . . well there is a nanny as well as camera and sound people, so even though it looks to the viewers that the kids are unsupervised, in reality there are way more people watching them than they need.

Also, did anyone else notice how Kate went on and on about how much turn-over there has been with the filming crew? I wonder if it has anything to do with her endless rules and snippy, ungrateful attitude???

Jenn said...

I find it strange that during one of the behind the scenes shows they talked about Jen and Scott. they said both had been there since the beginning. I think that was during last season? When did the turnover start?

Also, during the puppy scenes you can see one of the crew standing off the side. I agree that the there is probably a lot more supervision than is shown. It's a catch 22. If they admit to the nanny then people will jump all over them.

I am so glad Matthew'sMom spoke up. I too agree that the kids are eating an appropriate amount.

I am about to go down to my icky basement to throw in some laundry. I can't help but think of how Kate is suffering with her "tiny" laundry room.

Its A Good Thing said...

Im glad I didn't watch, I don't think I missed much.

Great job recapping, it must be hard watching J&K for every detail so the awesome recaps can be written. Great Job!

heidi said...

A note re the food - when was the last time you saw anyone drink milk in that household?? or see an
evening meal on the table???
Believe k thought she was marrying money - as j dad a dentist. While he no doubt helped out and left them a sizeable insurance policy -
it probably isn't lasting a lifetime.

Its A Good Thing said...

The bibs seem to be a big thing here so I thought I would add my $0.02. I don't think its right that the tups (who will be 5 in May correct?) should be wearing bibs for every meal. Are they going to take their bibs to school for snack? IMO crackers, yogurt and humus do not require a bib. I have been through 4 bib wearing children and I want to know how Kate managed to keep their bibs on? I know each child is different but around the age of 2 my kids hated their bibs and were much happier without. And if they spilled so what? Either wipe it off or wear play cloths to eat. And if their excuse for that is they can't change 6 kids without it being a hassle I want to know why the almost 5 year olds can't put on their own shirts? Also the kids are a little older than Mady and Cara were when they started filming and I remember in the first special the girls were eating cereal I think it was and neither had a bib on.

jill said...

Question:

Do you think they will change the shows opening with the old house? OR will they keep it so people do not see the new McMansion?

Midwest Mom (the real one) said...

The kids have a lovely saying at mealtimes...someone complains about not getting the strawberry one, and Jon quips, "You get what you get" and the tups chorus "and you don't get upset!"

Ah yes, it only KATE would live by that mantra.

And yet, she's never happen with what she has....

I guess she lives by the creed, "Do as I say, not as I do.".

Moons in Leo said...

Oh Lordy be, JenTru! Faaabulous recap! Don't feel badly that you didn't mention a few things. You did a great job and gave me a few much needed belly laughs!

Liesl said...

The laundry room isn't big enough??? This woman is such a complainer. It looks bigger than several of the bedrooms in my house. In addition, she has at least $7,000 worth of free appliances in there (those are the top of the line $1,600 models, from what I can see, plus pedestals and the stands that hold soap, etc.)

We have many friends with large families of 7, 8 or even 9 kids, including 2 I can think of right now with 7 and 9 kids at home. These families have the regular old single washer and dryer, in the basement, and trust me, they're a lot happier than Kate seems to be. One of my friends, who's a mom to 8 (4 of whom are now grown) used to call the pile of laundry that would grow in the basement "Mt. Washmore". She used to joke about being afraid of losing a toddler in a landslide of dirty clothing...These mom friends of mine are all accustomed to doing laundry every day, just like you do dishes and brush your teeth and other routine things. It comes with the territory in a large family. It's only cause for complaint if you actually resent your large family, rather than love them and think of taking care of them as love embodied. I think we realize that's the case with Kate...

kathy said...

Those people disgust me. Becoming millionaires off the backs of their children. I don't watch it anymore. It makes me sick. They don't replicate anything CLOSE to a struggling family of multiples. They had IU three months after they got married. They didnt even try first. People are using this procedure for the wrong reason. To gain multiples rather than having them one at a time.

Robin said...

Food: The "snacks" for "lunch" doesn't bother me at all. My children often request "snack lunch", which means a fruit, a protein, and a carb (grapes, cheese, crackers; apple slices, turkey roll-ups, pretzels; etc.) It's not any less healthy or complete than a pb&j sandwich and fruit or a soup and sandwich. It does bother me that a family of this size is serving individually packaged things like yogurt instead of a big tub of yogurt; it's far more expensive and environmentally unfriendly, but considering the source (and that they're probably getting the yogurt from craft services) it's not surprising.

Kids getting up: I thought the same thing as the other person who mentioned the 5:30 treadmill comment. The sun isn't up at 5:30 a.m. where I live, so why should she care if the kids get up before the sun does, since she's already worked-out and showered and ready for the day by that time? And since Kate said she's on the treadmill at 5:30 after having coffee, that really means she's getting up even earlier than that. Yeah right.

Puppies: They aren't being correctly housetrained, or they wouldn't still be peeing in the house after 2-3 months. They have crates; someone should teach a Gosselin (any Gosselin) how to crate-train a dog. And they aren't being correctly supervised if they're eating toys; I understand that puppies chew and eat things but all you need to do is take the toy away before it is actually SWALLOWED. Maybe they should pay the nanny more in order to have those things taken care of.

Scarlett said...

I'm watching this on youtube right now (the joy of living in England means we are only subjected to this once a week and we are WAY behind- the G's just went to Disneyland today). OK, first thought: When the camera man is asking two of the boys (Colin and Joel) about Nala, the other dog is jumping up around one of them and he is clearly frightened. He yells out "Tell (the dog) to sit!". The kids should have been taught how to handle the dogs. I am so scared one of them is going to get biten. I really hope J+K have the noddle to get the dogs fixed before we are subjected to sextuplet puppies.

maggy said...

Great recap!

jonandkatewho? I agree with you that this show is horryfing, I don't watch it much anymore and when I do I feel guilty - like I'm taking part in these kids misery (just how I feel about myself, not anyone else who watches it :) ).

My biggest problem with the kids always being "alone" is that 1. the crew is there to get the best footage possible, so they probably don't step in right away when something goes awry (i.e. Maddy kicking the girl tup). 2. Both the parents don't "work", so why don't we see more parental interaction during normal things - like cleaning the pee? Jon and Kate should have been there IMO.

Either J&K are the props in the tups Truman show lives or the kids are the props.

I agree with everyone that the puppies were a bad idea. I just got a dog (from the Humane Society) and I constantly have to tell my 6 & 7 year old how to behave with her so that I don't have any of the living creatures I'm responsible for get her. I'm also constantly working with her (my doglet) to make sure she behaves properly. Anyhow, even if the tups were well-behaved just the sheer number of them at this age would make me (a responsible pet owner) think twice about buying a dog.

I love the gosselin children because they feel sooo unloved to me. I don't care that we only see 30 mins of their lives or that this show is just a set-up to horrify us h8terz - they feel so unloved and confused and helpless. God help their parents, especially if they never see the light. I really believe people reap what they soe - I just hope that the kids can grow up and be normal, happy adults. :(

maggy said...

Oh - and organic doesn't necessarily mean green - unless Kate gets a "recycle helper" I doubt she recycles anything. :)

didew said...

Raise your hand if you, like me, don't even have a laundry room! How many of us have to go down to our basements, or a shared laundry room in an apartment building, or drive to a coin laundry? This woman can find nothing positive to say about anything. The air in that house must be like mud when she's around (which thankfully doesn't seem to be that often).
Threatening the children with returning the dogs is despicable. Did you see how tired Cara seemed when she left the room. Like she's heard it a million times.
"Thank goodness it wasn't Joel's missing computer toy (that Nala swallowed)or we'd be watching Jon & Kate Plus 7 next week" Too funny!
Jon, Jon, Jon, how many more stupid things can you say? The toy moved "from the large to the small bowel". Since it was moving backwards through her digestive system why not wait till it just comes out the way it went in?
When leaving the vets office he tells the kids to "have respect". Jon, kids learn respect by receiving respect. Yet another parenting ball you two have dropped.
Someone posted that the kids were not exploited in this episode. I'm sorry but IMO, they are exploited in every episode because they are WORKING. Working without laws to protect them and the money they are earning.

Planet said...

"The kids have a lovely saying at mealtimes...someone complains about not getting the strawberry one, and Jon quips, "You get what you get" and the tups chorus "and you don't get upset!" "

I just wanted to comment on this from the recap. It's a quote from the children's book "Pinkalicious." It's a very cute book. They probably should have explained that on the show because it can sound quite harsh.

Little Miss NASCAR said...

"You get what you get" and the tups chorus "and you don't get upset!"

Ha. I love that, I teach preschool and the kids in my class always say that. They got it from the book Pinkalicious. I doubt thats where the tups got it from. I've never seen a bookin their house.

SuzyQ said...

Is it just me or is Jon starting to act more and more like a teenager? - Shrugging off the vet (and specific instructions), calling one of the kids "weak-bladder", saying that he's getting tired of cleaning up poop and "wiping heinies", etc.

I agree that the food that was served at lunch is NOT lunch - they are snacks! I find it amusing that Kate acts so overwhelmed when getting lunch ready and doing laundry when all she is serving is pre-packaged stuff: yogurt, crackers and hummus. Oh yeah - and hard-boiled eggs also - what a challenge!

I vomited a little in my mouth when she said that Joel was "obsessive-ish" - puhleeease!

Mary W said...

Why do people keep mentioning snacks for lunch? There was clearly a sandwich on each plate, it looked like a hearty wheat bread too.

No litters of kids for me please! said...

I always read this blog and finally had to comment about the bibs.

I've worked with children for years and have two of my own. If it's really messy food, okay, I can see a 5 year old wearing a bib. However, the 'tups should be experienced grapes/crackers/yogurt eaters by now that they won't spill it on their soon-to-be-sold clothes.

They will have to learn how to drink out of an actual cup sooner or later. There will be some spills along the way, that's just how it is with kids!

Sorry, but I'm all for taking the bibs and sippy cups away so the kids can learn how to eat and drink like other kids their age. If something spills, KON has time to clean it up, it's not like they have jobs to get to on time.

Steph said...

JenTru, Great recap!
You said: Also I want to add that I 100% think that the trip to pick up Nala was completely staged."

I agree there was something definitely fishy about the whole vet visit, dog pick up segment. It was definitely scripted w/camera and sound already in the conference room plus the awkward vet greeting and comments, to say nothing about the fact that it was done at that specific time just so it could be taped for the show.

I replayed Jon picking up the dog and putting her into the van at least 3 times. I couldn't believe how he handled her body - no support under her back legs, just picked her up with 1 hand/arm behind her front legs, scooped her up with back-end hanging down and plopped her into the back of the van. Awfully uncomfortable for an animal that just had belly surgery, not to mention a completely improper way to pick up a dog. I didn't notice the lack of collar when they got home, but I'll try to catch it somewhere.

Erin said...

I knew Kate was a scheming, money-grubbing, ingrate in the first season when she tried to hit up that lovely plastic surgeon who gave her the free tummy tuck for a free boob job as well. That it said it all for me.

Amanda said...

Great recap! BTW.. I have stopped watching the show and just read your recaps... you rOcK!

Mary W said...

Why do people keep calling the cups with straws sippy cups? Sippy cups are cups with a lid that you sip from, cups with a lid and straw are not sippy cups. My 5 yr old uses strawed cups too, it doesnt mean he doesnt know how to drink from a regular cup, it means I dont want to clean up spills every meal.

komspiracytheory said...

Planet said:

""The kids have a lovely saying at mealtimes...someone complains about not getting the strawberry one, and Jon quips, "You get what you get" and the tups chorus "and you don't get upset!" "

I just wanted to comment on this from the recap. It's a quote from the children's book "Pinkalicious." It's a very cute book. They probably should have explained that on the show because it can sound quite harsh."
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That's so funny - I'd never heard of "Pinkalicious" until I read it to my child's class the other day (we didn't get to pick the book) - personally, I really disliked that book (and any little kids' book that revolves around kids being mean to each other - why give them any ideas!?!), but to each their own! :)

Miss Chris said...

There is a difference between people who love their dogs and people who tolerate them. Hey wait a minute... I guess Jon and Kate treat their dogs the same as their kids.

Old North State said...

If J. & K. are smart, they'll teach the puppies some manners so they are welcome in the rest of the house. When my sons were babies and toddlers, my old cocker spaniel was an expert floor cleaner and I never had to sweep up Cheerios or anything else that they dropped on the floor. Of course, Jon announced that the puppies are outside dogs, so I suppose that won't ever happen. I feel sorry for the kids because I think having a dog is one of life's greatest joys and they are probably going to miss out on the pleasure because their parents are too busy to help the puppies become true family members.

momof2teenboys said...

JMO but I think what starving artist is getting at is that while the food on the kids' lunch plates is healthy, it's not necessarily filling. Like the recap says, "snacks-diguised-as-lunch on plates." Maybe they keep the other meals light so the kids all eat dinner, no questions asked. I have noticed in the past at dinnertime the kids practically scarf down the food, no talking, laughing, etc. that normally takes place around a family dinner table. They just always seemed starved by dinnertime. As in they are really really hungry. I don't think they're malnourished. Again,JMHO.

Now excuse me while I go wash clothes in my air-conditioned, ambient-lit laundry room. (Translation: cold, dark basement)

timetogokon said...

I knew Kate was a scheming, money-grubbing, ingrate in the first season when she tried to hit up that lovely plastic surgeon who gave her the free tummy tuck for a free boob job as well. That it said it all for me.

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Ditto - even back then, my red-flag alert was ringing.....

I LOVED how the good doctor told Queenie that she should just invest in a good bra =)

Faith said...

Wow! The body language in the “trip to the vet” episode speaks louder than words. Jon never looks at Kate. Both are leaning opposite of one another. When Kate ask Jon a question, he clearly seems irritated. It seems they aren’t even in the same episodes anymore. Either Jon is with the kids and Kate is gone or visa versa (maybe I’m jumping to to many conclusions). I’m no psychologist but it is obvious they are not happy anymore. It show it in the way they treat their kids as well. They are very militant towards them. No affection what so ever. No laughing with them. No listening to them. Jon at least let them run through the house. Kate rounds them up in the basement like a heard of sheep. Jon and Kate seem so unhappy. What have they gotten themselves into? If I witness this when the cameras are on, imagine what they’re like when the cameras are off.

timetogokon said...

Oh - and organic doesn't necessarily mean green - unless Kate gets a "recycle helper" I doubt she recycles anything. :)

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Keight herself said they go through something like 600 paper plates A WEEK! They use doubled-up paper plates at each meal (10 people x 2 plates x 3 meals x 7 days)+ any snacks.

Keight eats organic because she thinks it's a sign of financial/social status. It has nothing to do with the health of her family ,supporting local farms or being environmentally concerned.

I have said this before, but I would bet $$$ that neither Keight nor Jane know what organic means.

Sara Snow must be SO proud.

emma said...

Fantastic recap! You caught just about everything I was thinking when watching.

I laughed out loud when Jon forgot Alexis in the car. What, he can't count to 8? I took care of 20 kindergartners when I was in college doing summer camp, and never forgot a kid. I just don't get why J&K get so overwhelmed. Eight children is really not that much. There are way bigger families out there that don't go through all the turmoil that J&K seem to encounter.

Skyeangel said...

Since being laid off from work I have been watching J&K daily sometimes twice a day.
I am hooked on the show and will continue watching.
I agree with one of the comments about Kate and her tummy tuck. I was shocked that she asked for a boob job. If you look at the doctors face closely you will see that he also was shocked.
J&K relationship remind me of my ex and mine relationship we had for 24 years. I think J&K is in need of some serious counseling. Perhaps a viewer will notice this and (maybe Dr Phil?) and offer them counseling for free.
I hope all works out for you two!

Luisa said...

Timetogokon: "Keight herself said they go through something like 600 paper plates A WEEK! They use doubled-up paper plates at each meal (10 people x 2 plates x 3 meals x 7 days)+ any snacks."

OMG That just kills my green soul! I can't imagine using paper plates for EVERY meal. I mean, I understand when you're wiped and are grilling hotdogs out back and just can't deal with dishes that you'll do this - but at EVERY meal! WTH?

Gah!

DeeDeeDaGumby said...

I too use to watch J&K , but gave it up due to Kate driving me crazy..I use to go to TWOP but as most know that got closed. I am more then pleased to know this site is here for those of us who live in the real world and think that those 2 are off their rocker. I watched a few episodes when I heard they had a new house, My father was an Architect, so I love looking at houses and buildings..
I saw the show where they got the dogs and just knew it would and will not end well. I have seen posts about dogs who have swallowed something then had to go to the vet.(Which I know must have been scary for you all who went through that). I also saw ppl talking about the kids and their fears for their safety. I am in 2nd camp, with good reason.
My middle son was mauled by a neighbors dog at the age of 7.And I DO MEAN MAULED.. He was bitten right under the eye. In the back of the neck, Thank god he was rolling on the ground by now as the dog was going for the throat.He then got bitten on the lower back. Finally the dog got to this child's privates and he lifted the kid off the ground to shake him like a rag dog.. The kid who lived at the home came out , yelled at her dog and grabbed him by the collar.. The dog bite at her so she let go , he grabbed my son by his BOYs and started shaking him again..The owner (Scum wad as I like to refer to as} came out and kicked the dog off the kid..You see I caught Scum wad a month before beating this animal. I stopped counting at 21 strikes..When I told him about the need to get that dog (Australian Sheppard} some training and if he didn't that dog would attack someone and he would have to put the dog down while wondering what went wrong, it cause you beat him. Well Scumwad did not listen..But I digress..
Anyway this kid was taken in Scumwads house after the attack so his wife could "clean" him up while they tried telling me the dog "did not " bit him..As soon as we got him ( me having to carry this scared kid on my hip due to Scumwads not wanting to drive us the 9 houses to my house} My son took his shorts off and that is when I saw inside his scrotum..He was flayed open from the top left all the way under and around to the top right..Did I mention that Scum Wads wife put him on her kitchen counter after taking his shorts down and seeing blood..She was more about "cleaning the face" so he did not look attacked when I got there.
Anyway at the hospital word spread like wild fire about the kid who had the testis hanging out. No one would touch the kid, but they all came to look,had to call in a specialist who did say the tubes were not broken.He should be able to father children. He stopped while telling us what all he had to do to put the kid back together , shook his head and said " That dog tore that boys ass up". In all the kid had over 12 bit marks, most at kill points..Dog lover here should know where those areas are.. The kid had to do some big time therapy . And yes we sued. Had to, Scum Wad would not have it any other way.. Oh and did I mention Scummy is a 911 operator? Anyone ever hear of Joe Horn caseIn the Houston/ Pasadena area? Well Scummy tried to talk ole Joe out of killing those 2 robbers,, Again I digress..
That was almost 8 yrs ago and the kid is going to be ok. He still sometimes gets frightened by strange dogs and will scream like a girl.. Dr said he will always carry some fear from the attack until the day he dies. He also went through a period where he wanted to learn what he could about dogs. Picked books in school about dogs and would talk about them nonstop.. I know it is healthy way for him to work it out.
Anyway as I said earlier, I fear for the Gosselin kids.. If J&K stop by here and still have those dogs, please know this, it is not a matter of if..it is a matter of when.. You have 2 aggressive type dogs (pack mentality) and you have got to train them which you do not seem to have the patients or time for.. Before you end up with a story like mine do your kids a favor..GET those Dogs the right kind of home to live in and get the kids some gold fish if they have to have a pet at all...


DeeDee

Nancy said...

Re the flowers: it has been said that the flowers are delivered along with the dinners from the organic chef.
Does anyone know the name of this organic chef's business?

Ana said...

If that truely is all they get for lunch, no wonder they are crabby. If a child is hungry they are going to act out, cry, be just miserable. Those lunches are just so piddly for that age child. Aren't they almost 5 and they only get a half a sandwich?

Serena said...

Re the flowers: it has been said that the flowers are delivered along with the dinners from the organic chef.
Does anyone know the name of this organic chef's business?


I've never seen the chef named, but we received this information from Julie (Aunt Jodi's sister) last year in a Q&A:

"The chef comes once or twice/week and delivers enough food for the entire week. She makes all of the meals, and also does the grocery shopping for snacks, lunches, etc. This isn't one of those services where the meals are assembled and delivered. She is an actual chef who cooks gourmet food and also brings wine and flowers."

Sixxlet said...

didew has left a new comment on the post "Trip to the Vet Recap":

Raise your hand if you, like me, don't even have a laundry room! How many of us have to go down to our basements, or a shared laundry room in an apartment building, or drive to a coin laundry?
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Actually, I DO have a laundry room on my main floor, right next to my kitchen, and I love it. But I wanted to say that years ago when we lived in an apartment, I had to go down two flights of stairs to get to the nasty basement laundry. There were only two washers and two dryers (all coin operated) and those were for EIGHT apartments full of people. I had to lug my laundry, detergent, money and baby down two flights of stairs and share the washers and dryers with seven other apartments, and I truly didn't care. I never complained. If someone else was down there using them, I struck up a conversation (love to meet people and talk). Anyway, here is Kate complaining that her wonderful laundry room is too small, and here I sit actually longing for the good ole days when I lived in the apartment!

mollybloom said...

A note re the food - when was the last time you saw anyone drink milk in that household??

Well, Kate doesn't buy milk unless she has a coupon, you know.

HoustonHere said...

DeeDeeDaGumby: I'm in Houston too! Did you just barf at all those women flocking to Girls Night Out to hear Kate speak? It was sponsored by KSBJ and Champions Forest Baptist Church and Proverbs 31 Ministries. I wrote them and told them to reconsider having Kate speak. They defended their decision and even her, saying she is a real woman and a real mom with a real perspective on life, who trusts in God every day, and should be an example to us all. BLAH and GAG!

sista #2 said...

I just love her subtle hints that she tosses out there.

When she stated the laundry room was not big enough I thought, here she goes, what sap is going to provide this for her??

I did notice all the new furniture....hmmmm....wonder who paid for that?

I think the kids are adorable....notice I said KIDS. But, I think they are out of control, take way too many fits and are way to big for bibs and baby chairs.

I am thinking she will homeschool them. If not, her gravy train is gonna end.

peace
#2

4girlsoneboy said...

sista #2 said...

"I am thinking she will homeschool them. If not, her gravy train is gonna end."

I think that will be very interesting. Can you imagine their vocabulary when she teaches them from the "Dictionary according to Kate Gosselin". I can't wait until they try using obsessiveish in a sentence. I won't be surprised if Kate's Dictionary will follow her cookbook on the best seller list at Amazon.com.

RealMom said...

To mollyloom's comment on drinking milk: Did you ever notice the gallons of apple juice on the counter in all the shows? You know they probably get cases shipped to them or they get coupons for free juice, just like the hundreds of bottles of shampoo in that linen closet. Anyway, my point is no one is going to ship gallons of milk to their house or give it to them for free, they would have to pay for that themselves. That is why you don't see milk. Besides, more apple juice equals more Poop!

Its A Good Thing said...

Miss Chris said...
There is a difference between people who love their dogs and people who tolerate them. Hey wait a minute... I guess Jon and Kate treat their dogs the same as their kids.

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Exactly! I didn't really realize this until I read your comment but Kate liked the puppies while they were cute little babies and now she actually has to deal with them not so much. Its the same with her kids. At the beginning she was so in love with them but then they got older and she started getting meaner and then eventually going away for "work". Also she admitted that both her and Jon were in love with the twins until they weren't babies anymore then she wanted another baby. I think Kate only likes babies and when she said she didn't really care for the dogs anymore but probably will when they are old and can watch TV with her......well just switch dog with kids........... PATHETIC!

Pinkerbelle said...

I also work in child care and my kids love it as well. Our verse goes You get what you get and your don't get upset and stick out your tounge. (The girl in the picture is sticking hers out.)

BTW Pinkalicous has been made into a off broadway musical. Also the sequal is Purplelicous and not nearly as good.

PS Little miss NASCAR my nascar pool name is actually Pinkalicous this year.

krista said...

I could be wrong, but in an earlier episode when the washer and dryers were being delivered Kate mentioned that she can do a load of laudry in something, like, 20 minutes. Kate has also been quoted as needing to do about 3 loads of laundry a day. Hmmmm.... 120 minutes to wash and dry 3 loads of laundry - and she has 2 SETS OF MACHINES! Now she needs a bigger laundry room. When I was growing up our laundry room and half bath were one and the same! Poor Girl!

Aunt Chris said...

Remember the first show with the new house on it, before they moved in? Kate was carrying on about the dirt left behind by the former owners. Right, and dog pee doesn't leave any dirt' And I would love to look deeply into the corners of the old house once they left it. I bet it was spic and span. Only if the kids could do it.

I think it's ridiculous for nearly 5 year olds to be wearing bibs. Maybe if Mom and Dad actually sat down for a meal with them and taught them manners, how to hold utensils and chew with their mouths closed they wouldn't need bibs -or those damned cups either!

AZGal said...

Helloooooooooooooo Kate! My washer & dryer are in the garage and it gets HOT, HOT, HOT, in AZ in the summer!!! I'd kill to have her laundry room.

Anna said...

Sixxlet said: "do you have a scar on your nose from the incident, or did a plastic surgeon do your stitches. Also, how did that incident affect the teeth you have now?"

I have a tiny scar no one ever notices. Two of my permanent teeth were damaged, including one that was very deformed (earned me a lot of teasing in middle school until it was removed). The other tooth is kind of wrinkled looking, but again you can't tell unless I point it out.

I was lucky - and I was really little. I don't remember it at all and I still love dogs.

Anna said...

I too agree that the kids look like they're getting enough food to eat, although it would be nice to see them get some warm food.

The kids are supervised with the dogs as long as the nanny and the film crew is there, but who knows how well supervised they are with just their parents? It may not happen very often, but it must sometimes. (right? They can't have a nanny day and night, right?)

Jenn said...

My son is marrying a young lady who is the oldest of 8 children. They live in a 3 bedroom farmhouse that is very old but she keeps it neat and tidy. They survive with ONE bathroom! (gasp) Her washer and dryer are right in the kitchen and the kitchen is not very big.

I have known this family for many years and I have NEVER heard the mom complain about anything. She loves her family, adores her husband and she is grateful for everything she has.

In August of 2010 my son and his bride plan to have their wedding in the backyard of her home. She loves her home more than Kate loves her million dollar estate.

It ocurred to me that Kate likes the status of being a "Mom to eight" but she really doesn't like children.

Anna said...

Didew said: "Raise your hand if you, like me, don't even have a laundry room! How many of us have to go down to our basements, or a shared laundry room in an apartment building, or drive to a coin laundry?"

I have to go to a coin laundry because I live in a one-bedroom apartment that is SMALLER than Kate's laundry room. I don't have eight kids, but sometimes I think my fiance is about that much trouble :)

reen912 said...

I think Kate should've let the kids pick out the dogs names. They could've done a way better job. I hate those names!! Nala and Shoka?!?! Stupid.

Kris said...

I keep saying this but no one seems to believe me...

The reason the tups still wear bibs and drink out of sippie cups is marketability.

As long as they still appear to be young they will continue to draw a paycheck for their parents.

Once the tups are older the Gosselins will be lucky if they get asked to do a once a year update show.

I love my son! said...

I think the bibs are a ploy to keep the tups 'babyish' (I don't think it's a word) along with the wittle bittle baby talk they use. When they speak it honestly sounds like a two year old who's learning to form sentences.

I've said it before and I'll say it again..nothing Kate Gosselin does is unintentional 'EVER'.

1.)Kate showing her stomach on tv & she got a free tummy tuck.

2.)Kate talking about how Jon used to be in such good shape and have hair at the tups third birthday & Jon received training from a personal trainer and free hair plugs.

3.)Kate complaining how she and Jon would never be able to afford to take the kids on trips & what do you know(?) here comes trips to Disney, Utah & North Carolina.

4.)Kate didn't like her first wedding and if she had to do it all over again they would have gone to Hawaii. (even though she loved it when they first showed the video, but hey this complaining gets us free stuff) And here's a free trip to Hawaii complete with vow renewals, a free dress, a trip to Lego Land, & San Diego.

5.)Kate complaining about how their old house was just to darn small and they get a 'hugely' bigger & better house while still paying for the old house. Hey though, Kate did say it was annoying that she still has to pay for the old house, (hint, hint, hint) so I'm sure someone will buy it to ease her burden because we know how strapped they are financially.

If I were Kate and Jon I think I would invest in some therapy for Mady because her tantrums are out of control. Someone posted that they thought Kate only likes babies and I think you are correct. Well I think she likes baby girls that is. She needs to spend more time teaching the tups to speak correctly and one-on-one time with the twins.

No litters of kids for me, please! said...

DeeDeeDaGumby, that story is horrifying! As the mother of two little boys, I can't even imagine what you guys went through! I'm glad your son is now okay. I also hope you won the case against ScumWad and he lost everything!

I don't understand how Kate, as a mom, wouldn't do some research about dogs and see which kinds would be suitable for kids. It just baffles me!

KidsAreCute said...

Fostersmom said
"I saw them on Oprah too. Either KON had way too much make up on over their sleepy faces or they both had botox injections."

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A week or so ago, Kate was on Dr. Phil (the Octomom story). She had these weird looking long ovals right above the bridge of her nose, above her eyes. You could see them despite her makeup. In the past Kate had noticeable "11" lines (i.e., wrinkles) above her eyes/bridge of her nose, so I'm guessing those long ovals were either botox injections or filler lines.

KidsAreCute said...

Inside Edition just reported that Kate and Jon have admitted that their marriage is going through a rough patch. The story mentioned there'd be something in People magazine.

maggy said...

KidsAreCute said...
Inside Edition just reported that Kate and Jon have admitted that their marriage is going through a rough patch. The story mentioned there'd be something in People magazine.

Oh Great, now we'll hear how God "saved" their marriage after the evil media corrupted them. BUT with a larger laundry room and another completely furnished estate in NC and a 24 hour nanny they will be able to weather this terrible storm and continue to bring us REALITY via J&K +8

Erin said...

Here is a nugget of hysterical irony for me.

1. Kate claims she "LOVES" to cook.
2. She is going to release a cookbook, with some awesome (stolen) recipes.
3. In the "Pancakes and Potties" episode, the pancakes were a "quadruple" batch of organic goodness, that they make "EVERY SATURDAY" because that is "ARE TRADITION" ...The closeup of the "organic" recipe said "Henry's Pancake Mix" and the kids can easily eat "5-6 pancakes" a piece.
4. From an amazing cook/cookbook writer such as Kate, the next Martha Stuart if you will, why are the pancakes 2 different colors? Dark "burnt" brown, and barely there beige? Must have been that darn convection stove.....

OhioMom53 said...

The Gosselins are contractually obligated for a 5th season. My prayers are that their marriage can survive for the children's sake. But I do have my doubts. They will do their 5th season but if there isn't a 6th season I have a feeling they are going to be tabloid fodder regarding their separation and eventually divorce. I hate and I don't use the Hate word often how celebrity and money has affected this family. Kate has 2 books coming out around Mother's Day so the PR campaign will start all over again. I am struggling to keep a roof over my head as a single woman, but I accept that I made the decision to leave a loveless marriage 7 years ago. I still pray to God for deliverance with my financial trials in this economy. But then I see this family and somehow I feel better regarding my trials. My heart goes out to the whole family in regards as to how "fame" has affected them. Now TLC has a new "multiple family" coming up. I just know the same thing that has happened to the Gosselins will happen to this family. I will not be participating in the exploitation of this new family and will never watch their show. Cause ya know if their show lasts more than 2 years they are going to fall into the same money trap that the Gosselins have. I will light a candle every night for the protection of this family.

Anonymomma said...

About the size of the kids lunches, etc. I don't think it was a bad choice of food she gave them. And not to stick up for her because I'm the last person who would but as a mom of 4 NICU grads, even now, I don't worry about quantity as much as I do quality. Up until my twins went to school, where I could no longer really control everything they ate, I did count their calories daily because I was worried they weren't getting enough. So I would choose foods accordingly, but also made sure they were healthy.

I know all of us moms worry whether our kids have eaten enough. Right now I have a toddler who I swear I'm going to start bribing with new toys to get her to eat anything lol. I remember calling my sons pediatrician crying once, after 3 days of him refusing to eat more than a few goldfish crackers. I was so worked up. The doc laughed and said "he'll eat when he's hungry, don't stress it" and he was right. He eventually did.

What I do think is weird though is, why can't the other kids have granola? Does Kate not realize how rude, if nothing else, that is to allow one kid something and not the others? I can see if they had an allergy but cmon. It's like the cupcake thing all over again.

Anonymomma said...

I have a question about the juice thing with the kids. In regards to how much juice they drink (because they seem to always be drinkng it).

My daughter was recently diagnosed as having a milk allergy. During trial and error, her pedicatrician told me to cut out juice from her diet. We kept a log of everything she ate of 30 days. She would drink 3-4 juice boxes a day, and he said it was too much. He also told me to water down the baby's juice, half juice and half water, because it's too high in sugar and bad for their teeth.

So what's with all the juice? Am I the only mom out there who was told this?

Blarney said...

The juice is a freebie that is why they drink it so much. Otherwise they would have to buy something else and you know how hard it is to feed 8 kids right?

Liesl said...

krista said...

I could be wrong, but in an earlier episode when the washer and dryers were being delivered Kate mentioned that she can do a load of laudry in something, like, 20 minutes. Kate has also been quoted as needing to do about 3 loads of laundry a day. Hmmmm.... 120 minutes to wash and dry 3 loads of laundry - and she has 2 SETS OF MACHINES! Now she needs a bigger laundry room.
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I have a front loader, and the quickest load you can do--a "light" wash--takes about 35 minutes. An average, normal load, takes about 55 minutes, and a heavy duty load with an extra rinse is about 70. There's no way you can do a load in a front loader in 20 minutes. Even so, 2 of each machine is overkill. My friends with large families do a couple of loads a day, and manage to keep up just fine.

Stephanie said...

KidsAreCute said...
Inside Edition just reported that Kate and Jon have admitted that their marriage is going through a rough patch. The story mentioned there'd be something in People magazine.

3/11/2009 4:34

Certainly not defending KON, but the report also said that the People Magazine said that all is well with their marriage.

We have to keep the stories correct or other sites will misquote us.

jill said...

My kids love that saying...

Get what you get and don't throw a fit!

I have 4 children...It really works!

kskennedy2000 said...

With all of the news lately speculating that John and Kate are seperating...did anyone else notice that they were not in one filmed scene together with the kids? And, when they were together for their "staged" interview they were actually civil to one another. Could it be because they are both over it, and they are just getting through the episodes until their contract expires?

konspiracytheory said...

Anonymomma said:

I have a question about the juice thing with the kids. In regards to how much juice they drink (because they seem to always be drinkng it).

My daughter was recently diagnosed as having a milk allergy. During trial and error, her pedicatrician told me to cut out juice from her diet. We kept a log of everything she ate of 30 days. She would drink 3-4 juice boxes a day, and he said it was too much. He also told me to water down the baby's juice, half juice and half water, because it's too high in sugar and bad for their teeth.

So what's with all the juice? Am I the only mom out there who was told this?
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Even way back when, I never could understand why 'health-conscious' Kate gave those kids so much juice. My almost-three year old has yet to have juice (she drinks only milk or water). My older kids were introduced to juice when they started preschool, which was fine (they've gotta try it sometime!). They drink a cup with breakfast now and that's about it - they never ask for it at other times during the day, and my youngest could care less that she doesn't get juice - as far as she knows, she's only supposed to get milk or water.

Best of luck with your daughter and her milk allergy - that can't be fun to deal with.

mollybloom said...

Could some organic dairy with a big label on its containers please step in and get some milk to the Gosselin's table? Or send the frugal family some coupons so the housekeeper can buy a few cartons? Snort.

Mikemom said...

When my son was younger, he was starting to get over weight. The doctor said cut the juice out, Juice is the worse, especially those that arent 100% juice, like most of the juice boxes. He said you might as well stick a can of soda in their hands.

Taryn said...

I don't even watch this garbage anymore, but after reading some of the funny posts here, I decided to look some of this season up on YouTube, and man, I know I shouldn't be surprised anymore but I was.

Their sheer stupidity knows no boundaries. They couldn't rescue a dog because they probably don't want someone's "used leftovers", they couldn't do any research on owning a dog, training one or learning about the breed, and Kate dislikes animals.

Let me tell you - it says a lot about a person when they hate animals.

So I foolishly pointed out the above things in the YouTube comment section, and this nimrod replies:
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ahaha seriously dude? jon and kate obviously are well off now, they can afford two puppies. i'm sure they can sit down for two minutes and read some **** about a breed. not that it matters. their puppies. you feed them, pick up their poo, and love them. i bet it's a piece of cake for them anyways
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People like KON and the above idiot should be blackballed by every breeder and rescue association on the planet earth.

Animals are not simple playthings meant to amuse your child and to be tossed out when it gets inconvenient. They're living creatures that need firm training, boundaries and constant care. Especially with a herding dog like a GS - these dogs need a job to do, and they're going to start herding those kids if they don't get wise and train them or re-home them. And I really want to see those dogs re-homed.

I have to wonder if Kate is purposely being odious. She doesn't have one redeeming quality left. She's 100% awful.

These parents are dolts and the kids are out of control. This family continues to shock and awe me. Makes me glad I don't watch this money-grubbing show every week.

Sorry for the harshness of this post, but their cavalier attitudes about dog ownership have me angrier than a hornet. PETA needs to get after them and fast.

Travis Noodle said...

Hmmmm...why would Kate say she gets up every morning at 5:30 and hits the treadmill?

Kate is trying to re-make her image into some sort of "uber" mom, exercise, organic spokesperson.

I saw a preview of Kon on Oprah and she was the center of attention...as if she were doing a demo tape for a new gig after the show ends.

The Gosselins are such Grifters.

Andi said...

I do have a question - what have they been doing the last 2-3 months?? Other than Vet visit and cleaning out the old house; I think all the episodes seem to have been filmed in the fall, with the exception of maybe the last e-mail episode, but that uses recycled footage of the kids so I don't count that. I've got my fingers crossed that MAYBE they didn't film in Nov/Dec and gave those poor kids some privacy. That might explain why Alexis keeps asking why the camera is looking at her???? Maybe she got used to not seeing it for a while??? I do remember last year they did a Christmas special. Maybe the kids got to be normal kids for a few months??? Fingers crossed!

Andi said...

Actually scratch my comment about what they'd been doing the last couple of months - I forgot they said they got the puppies in December.

Wishful thinking I guess.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Poor tups,

When they graduate from high school they will be wearing cap,gown and bibs,

J. said...

Just wanted to address all the people who say that PETA should get involved. PETA is not the organization that would help. They do not believe that anyone should have pets. Animal welfare organizations would be more interested in the welfare of these puppies but at this point there isn't "neglect" enough for them to get involved. The best thing for the puppies would be for them to be found new homes. Unfortunately, that would be so wrenching for the children to lose them.

Quote from the PETA website:

“What is the difference between ‘animal rights’ and ‘animal welfare’?”

Animal welfare theories accept that animals have interests but allow those interests to be traded away as long as the human benefits are thought to justify the sacrifice, while animal rights theories say that animals, like humans, have interests that cannot be sacrificed or traded away to benefit others. However, the animal rights movement does not hold that rights are absolute—an animal’s rights, just like those of humans, must be limited and can certainly conflict.

Supporters of the animal rights movement believe that animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation, while supporters of the animal welfare movement believe that animals can be used for those purposes as long as “humane” guidelines are followed.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else remember the episode when Sara Snow came to the old house to teach the kids more about recycling? Sara had them make recycling containers and taught them more about how to be "green". Kate seemed to really be into the whole recycling thing then. I guess that changed now that she constantly uses disposable materials (paper plates) and doesn't even bother to throw them into the recycling when she is finished (yogurt containers). Maybe Sara should revisit them to re-school them.

AnneMarie said...

I had the kitchen television on yesterday while prepping dinner. Oprah was on and I couldn't find the remote. (DS had put it away in the pantry next to the cereal.) The television does not have sealed channel buttons, so I don't touch it when I'm cooking. ANYWAY, Oprah harped on some family for eating off paperplates!

HUH! Imagine that, it's not as satisfying or as CHEAP as sitting down and eating a meal off real dishes.

I wonder how she'd react if she/knew or cared that one of her own darlings was using 600 plates a week. I've never seen a coupon for paper plates, come to think of it......

meg said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone else remember the episode when Sara Snow came to the old house to teach the kids more about recycling? Sara had them make recycling containers and taught them more about how to be "green". Kate seemed to really be into the whole recycling thing then. I guess that changed now that she constantly uses disposable materials (paper plates) and doesn't even bother to throw them into the recycling when she is finished (yogurt containers). Maybe Sara should revisit them to re-school them.
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While I definetly think that the gosselin household should go green, I think it's important to consider recycling rules are different in different places.

Where I live, you can only recycle plastic if it's a soda bottle. Where I used to live, you couldn't recycle ANY paper. Perhaps in their town you can recycle yogurt cups and paper plates, but on the other hand- maybe they cannot.

Goodbye Oprah & Gosselins said...

I have lost all respect for Oprah after watching the YouTube video.

Any media person who "coddles" these two nitwits during an interview is an enabler, in my opinion.

Oprah is now banned is my house.

Mrs.A said...

Thanks for the stellar recap, they really are so much better than the show -- which I don't watch full episodes of anymore but do still catch glimpses of when I am flipping through the channels. . .

How big of a fricking laundry room does she need, exactly? I mean, isn't it bigger than the laundry room in her old house? Didn't she notice the "smallness" of it before they bought the house? Can she ever get through an episode without complaining about something?

trish said...

Did I hear right? I could of swore I heard them say they were outside dogs. I do not get this why get dogs if tehy are just going to stay outside?

jerricabenton said...

Travis Noodle said...

I saw a preview of Kon on Oprah and she was the center of attention...as if she were doing a demo tape for a new gig after the show ends.


Keight is the Orange Oprah!

When you think about it, they are perfect for each other. They've both made tons o'money from exploiting others on television (watch Oprah's early, career-making shows - she was Maury Povich).

And somehow, by virtue of having a lot of money and no other reason I can determine, they have both become "experts" - Keight on childrearing and frugality (ha) and Oprah on, well, everything on Earth.

(I know, I know, Oprah is very generous and helps people, blah blah blah...)

jonandkatewho? said...

Realistically speaking, I just have to say that Kate and Jon have nowhere near the wealth and fame that Oprah does.

I seriously doubt these two or even Kate alone could support a talk show. They aren't good talkers, they have no manners, and they aren't courteous or polite or interested. They are dull as dishwater and it wouldn't last very long.

No matter how famous Kate thinks she is, she still is just a lowly reality "star"...implying that there is no particular talent on which she has made her money. She made it off the kids, period.

nomorekonartists said...

Keight is the Orange Oprah!

When you think about it, they are perfect for each other. They've both made tons o'money from exploiting others on television (watch Oprah's early, career-making shows - she was Maury Povich).

And somehow, by virtue of having a lot of money and no other reason I can determine, they have both become "experts" - Keight on childrearing and frugality (ha) and Oprah on, well, everything on Earth.

(I know, I know, Oprah is very generous and helps people, blah blah blah...)


I just had to laugh at this because you are so right! Queen Kate is an absolute expert on everything just like Queen Oprah (vomiting in my mouth as I write this). The two thing that they are both experts on in all honesty is exploiting people in order to receive monetary gain, and being fake. At the same time, I really feel that if Oprah is going to have Kate on her show to glorify her then people need to stop watching Oprah's show overall. If people start boycotting Oprah then maybe she will get the point.

Miss Brown Betti said...

Did anyone notice when Joel smacked Aaden VERY HARD on the back and the camera quickly panned away?

Cheetah said...

Mrs.A, I know your questions were rhetorical, but let me answer them anyway:

How big of a fricking laundry room does she need, exactly?

Well, it needs to hold her ever-expanding ego, plus have room for a sick child. The boys are getting bigger, you know.

I mean, isn't it bigger than the laundry room in her old house?

Actually, I think it may be a little smaller. She had a huge laundry room in the old house.

Didn't she notice the "smallness" of it before they bought the house?

She probably just put this on the list of home improvements to add to her freebie wish list.

Can she ever get through an episode without complaining about something?

When pigs fly.

Narcissism Please said...

4girlsoneboy said...
sista #2 said...

"I am thinking she will homeschool them. If not, her gravy train is gonna end."

I think that will be very interesting. Can you imagine their vocabulary when she teaches them from the "Dictionary according to Kate Gosselin". I can't wait until they try using obsessiveish in a sentence. I won't be surprised if Kate's Dictionary will follow her cookbook on the best seller list at Amazon.com.

HELLLLLOOOOOOOO!
she will be hiring a home-schoolish tutor.
no way is she teaching them anything ... positive.
purposefully.

one_lovable_cutiepie said...

Hi everyone, First time poster here but onlooker for awhile. Yes I have to admit I watch this program still. Even though my husband hates it with a passion and hates Kate. I could be here for days on days telling stories about this show or my own opinions. I will just stick with this weeks esp. only. Maybe I will add some more later.
1. Dogs hellooooo… Why did they get a male and a female? Um ya Males mark there territory a lot. if they are not trained properly. I hope for their sake they are fixed and trained when the next season starts. ( either a. they will be gone or b. they received shock collars for them and a invisible fence) Just to know I don’t condone they shock collars. But just for the Queen’s sake they will be outside 24/7 so they are not in her way pooping and peeing or tripping her on the treadmill. ( but they will be great assess for a family photo up )
2. What was the point to receive that gross pony? What so Kate could freak out and show all the kids SEEEEE SEEE this is what happens when you leave your toys unintended in front of the animals. Hannah hush honey its not your fault. As the evil eye is on one of the boys.
3. Completely staged Little ones cleaning up the pee. It probably was vinegar and water solution.
4. Wow John does a fantastic job on the girls hair… ( thanks invisible nanny)
5. Hummus what kid eats hummus????
6. Jon should of asked the tups what kind of yogurt would you like. Before giving them something they might not like. They are old enough to make their own decisions.
7. Obsessive vish .. Um Kate hello calling the kettle black. Look in the mirror sweetie your turning into a hypocrite.
8. Why didn’t they have the female dog boarded up for the 2 weeks? Instead of bringing her home with all the commotion. Thank goodness she recovered.
9. Were was little aaden?
10. Oh my lordy another Mady moment, that poor child can never get a break. I wish just once to see her smile and be loved. ( just one moment with Kate giving hugs and kisses out telling how much she loves all of them) Not just a stage kiss/hug I love you next please…
11. Is it just me or does Kate have a case on her self? She never did when she had the fat on her stomach. Now she is acting like Diva extraordinary mommy.

Ps. I loved your recap cant wait to next week.. Take care all..

Jenn said...

I caught an old episode of J&K last night, where they went to go buy half a cow. Those were the good days of the show; the kids were calmer and didn't seem to mind the cameras as much, mady wasn't as moody and J&K were actually relatable. *sigh*

OhioMom53 said...

Last Friday I happened to be home early and I caught a bit of Oprah. They were having a "live" discussion and Tyler Perry and Gail were on the panel. Oprah told a story about going to lunch w/Tyler and how her and Gail loved his white shiney convertible. Well apparently he gave Oprah and Gail both one for Christmas. Gail was saying how she didn't feel right about taking it and Oprah said she had no qualms keeping it there was no way she would give it back. Oprah is worth billions and still accepts expensive gifts?

Nanny Lu said...

one loveable cutiepie - Hummus is well liked by many kids! I nanny 15 month old triplets, and they LOVE hummus! Of course I usually spread in on crackers and serve it for a SNACK - I don't pretend a snack = a meal. =D

scooter said...

I love my son! said...

I think the bibs are a ploy to keep the tups 'babyish' (I don't think it's a word) along with the wittle bittle baby talk they use. When they speak it honestly sounds like a two year old who's learning to form sentences.
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They definitely do not speak as well as most 4 year olds I know. It might have something to do with them being multiples and not having many conversations with adults (their parents). But Mady and Cara both spoke very well at age 4... They could even spell their full names! Maybe the tups will stay babies forever.

Jane in California said...

Jenn said...

I don't understand why there is a problem with the kids wearing bibs? If they didn't wear bibs they would get their clothing messy and need to change it. More laundry is not good for the enviroment.

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Jenn -- at this age, those children have outgrown the need for bibs. It's babyish and actually detrimental to their normal development to continue to treat them like the babies they no longer are. Part of growing up is learning how to eat so that you don't spill everything down the front of yourself. Secondly, parents need to accept that children will be messy - it's in their nature and they are learning. To hinder that by constantly covering them up is like placing a plastic slipcover over your sofa. Let them get messy, then you spray a little stain cleaner on the clothing before you toss it in the washer. It's not rocket science.

I feel the same way about the sippy cups. It's just ridiculous that you would still have almost 5-year old kids drinking from a sippy cup. Once again -- it's part of raising your children to help them through these little milestones. They will learn how to handle drinking from a regular cup only by doing it on a regular basis.

The bibs and the sippy cups are done for Kate's convenience, and it disregards the childrens' need to learn skills appropriate to their age. That is not good parenting. That's my problem with it.

chele-shocked said...

Just a couple of things....

I continue to watch the show, although there are many things (especially with the dogs) that bother me. I myself got 2 puppies at the same time and although I love them dearly and wouldn't change a thing, I often asked myself "what was I thinking?!" in those first few months. And I don't have 8 young children! Dogs are ALOT of work, and require almost constant training and attention. That said, the fact that Nala swallowed the toy could have happened to anyone (even a responsible pet owner) and I don't fault them for this.... although she should have been leashed and MADE to "slow down" for a while after surgery. Not the easiest thing in the world, but it can be done.

As far as the kids lunches, I am a Nutritionist and work with small children on a daily basis. What they were shown eating that day seemed fine. There are so many overweight children out there today that "normal" weight kids now appear to be malnourished and underweight. All 8 of the children seem to be healthy and the food they were served was appropriate portions for their age groups. We don't know if they were given 2nds if they asked. And we don't normally get to see what they have for dinner... maybe lunch is a lighter meal and they are served "meat and potatoes" for dinner.

The Juice issue.... this is a sore spot for me as I preach this issue every single day. Juice, even 100% juice, has a lot of calories and sugar (albeit natural sugars). Kids need about 6 oz/day for vitamin C, but any more than that is just empty calories. Many people do not know this and think that because it is 100% juice, it is healthy and kids should drink all they want.

LisaH said...

I noticed during the lunch, that Kate told the Tups that when they were done they were going to take a nap.

Now, I don't have any children, but I was one once. I am pretty certain that when I was there age, I didn't take naps (unless I was riding in the car, I always fell asleep in the car). So between the bibs, sippy cups and naps, clearly these kids are being baby-fied. Maybe Kon is trying to keep them young so they'll have more filming and they in turn can make more money?

timnetogokon said...

Jane in California ( I agree with your post ) and everybody else regarding the bibs (I know, it's a dead horse that's being beaten):

I am classic Type A : extremely neat, organized, anal about cleanliness, etc.

Every day I try my best to NOT let my Type A personality interfere with normal, every day kid stuff .
I have a 4 yo and he hasn't worn a bib in 2 years. Does he get his shirt dirty ? Does he spill his drink sometimes ? Yes, absolutely, but in the grand scheme of things, who the heck cares ?

Actually, my 11yo is messier than my 4yo LOL

I honestly think that seeing Kate being such a witch to her kids has made me more aware of my own actions.

Midwest Mom said...

I have no issue with what Kate feeds her children. I give my 3 yr daughter similar meals and snacks on a daily basis. I'm not a Kate fan, but come on what is she supposed to feed them? Three course meals? I think those comments are getting a bit nit picky.

I do have to say it is very interesting that we never see Kate interacting playfully with her children anymore. I agree that all the episodes have become so staged and no longer "regular day" for the family. It's time for the show to move on. I truly hope people aren't right and that the kids will be forced into other television programs. If Kate wants a show all for herself that's her business, but leave the kids alone. It's obvious they've had their fill!

Mill Dew said...

Yes the tups are lucky that they are even having a meal considering that many kids are going hungry but geeez Jon or Kate ( when you are home) Make something hot to warm their bellies. Looks as if they are always having cold cereal minus toast and fruit. We have seen so many episodes when the children eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches till it is coming out of their ears. Those kids are served waaay to many sweets if you ask me. FIX THEM A HOT LUNCH once in a blue moon would ya please?

nomorekonartists said...

Just wanted to comment on a few things. I am in no way defending Kate.

1. The nap issue. My kids are 5 and 3. I also run and in home daycare as well. All of the kids that are 4 and under take a nap. The 5 year old children usually just have rest time. They do not necessarily go to sleep, but they do sometimes sleep. This gives me time to regroup and have a bit of a break myself. So, I can understand Kate having the kids put down for a nap -- especially with eight.

2. The juice issue. My kids are not allowed to have juice. It does not matter if it is 100% juice or even organic. My kids are also not allowed to have milk. So, I do not understand why Kate has her children drinking so much juice because it has so much sugar in it. It also can affect their teeth.

3. Puppies. These people should not have gotten puppies. They are not equipped to take care of them, because honestly they can not even take care of their children. Instead other people, like nannies, are taking care of the children. My thought is that the Gosselin's either have the kids taking care of the puppies 100% of the time, the puppies are just not taken care of at all, or they have someone that takes care of the puppies off screen.

DeeDeeDaGumby said...

Houstonhere, I missed when she came to town, which is a good thing. I would have gone to boycott the whole event and got into trouble, haha.
Nolitters.. thank you for your kind words.. As for the lawsuit, well he did not get as much as I would like for him to have gotten.. You see there is a formula for deciding how much someone gets. Hand messed up is worth so much, and so on.. Well it seems NO ONE had ever had to put a value on a young man's boys..Plus he was told he can still father children..He has enough to help with college and he is still alive.. That is what I tell myself is worth the most.. having him here with us.. I will say again, I hope the Gosselin's find those dogs a good home and fast.. If anything happens to any of the kids it WILL NOT BE THE DOGS FAULT. It will be the adults fault and that is some kind of guilt no one wants to live with....

Libby said...

Great recap fostersmom! Did anyone else find this episode boring? I am not sure why they didn't put Nala in the crate and take Shoka outside or upstairs to prevent him from riling Nala up. She was supposed to be kept quiet because of her stitches. They don't think.

Pamela Jaye said...

Did anyone else find this episode boring?

a little, but I KONsoled myself by peeking at he house with the new furniture that they weren't making a point of. I like to look at floorplans, room layouts,furniture placement.

Alas it looks as if they are going to start taking trips again. If I have to hear Kater-to-me pack again, I may well lose my mind.

I was interested to read the scanned article from.. People? So John's mom is somewhere in PA. (not a huge state, though larger than Mass.) but she's not in the kids' lives either huh? You know, I didn't realize it until recently "meeting" my cousins again (after 30 years) on Facebook, but this sounds like my family. I'd bet Kater-to-me hates Jon's mom, just cause she takes Jon away (Kate seems like the weirdly jealous type) from Katering to her.

Kiki said...

What horrible examples they set IF the Nala pick-up was staged (which I also agree it probably was).
Jon pretty much mocking the Vet's advice on care of her, what a fool.
I saw this episode last night and noticed Kate even says at some point that it stinks downstairs like dog mess.
Revolting.
What a wate of a beautiful home and property.
They should realistically have fenced a managable area off so there wouldn't be such a vast area to clean up...
Pathetic.
How NOT to raise children, own property, care for pets ect ect.

SandyW said...

In all of Kate's complaints about how filthy the new house was -- I never heard her complain about it stinking of dog mess from the old owners.

Use a real plate, Kate! said...

meg said...
Anonymous said...
Does anyone else remember the episode when Sara Snow came to the old house to teach the kids more about recycling? Sara had them make recycling containers and taught them more about how to be "green". Kate seemed to really be into the whole recycling thing then. I guess that changed now that she constantly uses disposable materials (paper plates) and doesn't even bother to throw them into the recycling when she is finished (yogurt containers). Maybe Sara should revisit them to re-school them.
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While I definetly think that the gosselin household should go green, I think it's important to consider recycling rules are different in different places.

Where I live, you can only recycle plastic if it's a soda bottle. Where I used to live, you couldn't recycle ANY paper. Perhaps in their town you can recycle yogurt cups and paper plates, but on the other hand- maybe they cannot.


It's not just about recycling. If she can't recycle them, she should just been serving meals on plates that are reusable, the kind that are washed in free, stainless steel dishwashers. She should be spooning yogurt out of 1 large container, not using 8 plastic cups of yogurt at a meal. She is about what's easiest for her.

meg said...

Use a real plate, Kate! said...


It's not just about recycling. If she can't recycle them, she should just been serving meals on plates that are reusable, the kind that are washed in free, stainless steel dishwashers. She should be spooning yogurt out of 1 large container, not using 8 plastic cups of yogurt at a meal. She is about what's easiest for her.
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Hmm perhaps I should have been more clear. I was just refering to the part where it said she didnt even recycle the yogurt cups. Like I said, I think the gosselin house should go green - but buying the yogurt is the bad part, not recycling the cups might not be her choice though.

Moons in Leo said...

Hmm perhaps I should have been more clear. I was just refering to the part where it said she didnt even recycle the yogurt cups. Like I said, I think the gosselin house should go green - but buying the yogurt is the bad part, not recycling the cups might not be her choice though.

I'm sure she just grabbed whatever the caterers brought that day to feed the kids. Of course the caterers would have individual cups and not large containers!

Oh, and I'm sure she couldn't care less about recycling. She would have to have some sort of conscience for that.

Its A Good Thing said...

Its not that Kate doesn't recycle (although I wish not only she, but everybody would) its that Kate acts like a super organic all green mom when she really isn't. If she didn't claim to recycle and actually had a whole show about recycling and how they always recycle I don't think I would be so bothered that she doesn't.

Its A Good Thing said...

Not recycling the cups IS her choice, I understand that some states don't allow certain items but Kate should know what can be recycled and what can't and if it can't she should be buying more economically (larger containers). I really don't think Kate thinks about stuff like that unless she is giving somebody tips. Im fairly certain she does none of her own grocery shopping so why would she do her own recycling? Kate is phony, Kate has alway been phony, and Im afraid she always will be, but at least when the show is gone and the lies start coming out she wont be making money for being phony.......... but can't ya'll just see her blaming TLC /Figure 8 for corrupting her life and forcing her to do things she didn't want?

SchmeckyGirl said...

Urine is NOT sterile!!! Well it is when it's in the bladder but since the opening it comes out of is bacteria-ridden it does not come out sterile. Poor argument there.

Mrs. H said...

My daughter is 1 year 9 months and refuses to wear a bib. Her clothes don't get that dirty anymore. Also, I have read in many parenting articles to not let your kids constantly drink from sippy cups. At least give them the cups with the straw on them if Kate doesn't want them to drink from regular cups. I completely understand not wanting to have your kids clothes stained, but at one point they need to grow up. Making messes is the only way they will learn! I'm slowly teaching my daughter how to drink from a cup by putting a small amount of water or juice in it and letting her drink from it. In the beginning she would raise the glass to her mouth so fast all of the liquid would spill on her clothes. After practice she is almost perfect at it.

One good thing I can say about Kate's parenting skills is that they were potty trained early, no longer used pacifiers and stopped drinking from bottles at a reasonable time. I knew a 6 year old who was still drinking from a bottle!

Pamela Jaye said...

have you ever seen those Demotivators posters? I saw one entitled Emasculation and it reminded me that I had not yet read this week's recap.

Pamela Jaye said...

the thing I don't get is, if it's covered in germs, doesn't the pony go into the bio-hazard/medical waste bin?

or does that only apply to germ-laden things removed from humans (excepting rings and possibly keepsakes)?

michelle said...

did anyone call PETA yet? seriously

Michelle said...

I didn't watch this episode, knew the recap would tell me all I needed to know. I have some thoughts, not totally related to this particular show but...

How sad is it for those 8 kids that they can't do anything without a camera in their face and that their every move from age 1 until now has been filmed and is all over the internet. I really hope they all make it through their teenage years in one piece. I also feel bad for them that they won't know the childhood adventure of Disney World in a positive fun way. They won't be invited back, afterall Kate screamed at the princesses for the ice cream mess. HELLO...they are kids, it was summer and it was Florida. Hateful Kate...grow up.

If it's not bad enough that they are filmed every day (or however many Hate says it is), they have the constant reminder of the bitchiness of their mom. Hey Jon, get over here and get YOUR kids is one line that stands out at a museum when she just couldn't handle it. How sad. She only wanted one more, got 6, 5 too many. Sorry, everyone but Hannie...you are not her number one.

Now she is off to bigger and better things...book signing tours. I would just love to buy a book, here her scream "books open" and write something negative inside the jacket for her to face when she goes to sign. That's the deviant in me....but she deserves it.

She is clearly better than EVERYONE, sorry Oprah, this includes you too. She is THE best. The best mom, the best organic cook, the best wife, the best coupon clipper, the best nag, the best enemy, the best liar, the best bitch. Sorry...but I just had too.

sorry this is so long...the recap spurned so many thoughts.

and finally...she doesn't want the dogs until she is old. She should be careful what she wishes for....they might be her only friend after Jon moves on with his life in 13 years (tups will be 18) and she is left alone. Just Kate, a dog, and a tiny laundry room. Sigh...so sad.

anyway, now I feel better.

BadPenny said...

if it can't she should be buying more economically (larger containers). Yeah, amazing how she is supposed to be some expert on saving money per the dimwits at P&G yet look at the supposed expensive individual snack sized stuff she buys. She looks more and more like a pathological liar with every interview and show she does. Is this supposed to be a show about a couple making it with an usual set of kids or watching the nutcase swirl down the drain?

laura weiss said...

JenTru, excellent job!

K8Ain'tGreat said...

Can they go one episode without trying to make it seem like the world is just too small for a family of 10? I mean, there are how many BILLION people on the planet...many with larger families...and they seem to make it just fine. But they get to the vet's office and Jane's all "we get to the waiting room but it can't hold us" so they move to a conference room which "is smaller" and he prefers that. Um, if the waiting room was too small to hold you, how is the smaller conference room a perfect fit?
And you all are right...Cruella de Kate looked scary evil when she was relaying the story of Shooka climbing on the treadmill with her.
Time to write the sponors and start boycotting. These people are no role models for anything...

TheirKidsAreSmarterThanThem said...

One of the tups even gasps when Nala is running around...she (Leah or Alexis) says "Ooo his stitches are gonna rip off!" And then the voiceover of Jon saying that he can't control 2 dogs.

Good luck with 8 kids then. GEEZE!

MsPeabody said...

I have just one comment, Kate claims to get up at 5:30 am to exercise every morning but we all know that she said she isn't a morning person, her previous reason why the kids had to stay in bed and not wake her. Goes to show that Kate even puts exercising above the needs of her own children.

abster said...

She gets up at 5:30am to exercise? last I heard she slept in, Jon did the kids in the morning and then brought Kate her coffee so she could start HER day.

timetogokon said...

I have just one comment, Kate claims to get up at 5:30 am to exercise every morning but we all know that she said she isn't a morning person, her previous reason why the kids had to stay in bed and not wake her. Goes to show that Kate even puts exercising above the needs of her own children.

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Some posters also mentioned that Keight said something about getting up earlier because she loves her new bathroom so much. (this was from a few episodes ago)

4girlsoneboy said...

BadPenny said...

"she should be buying more economically (larger containers). Yeah, amazing how she is supposed to be some expert on saving money per the dimwits at P&G yet look at the supposed expensive individual snack sized stuff she buys. She looks more and more like a pathological liar with every interview and show she does"

How right you are, Bad Penny. This was true way back in the beginning when they were supposed to be having a financial struggle. I remember that trip to Sam's when they had all those packs of instant oatmeal. Wouldn't most super-moms just make a great big pot of oatmeal? A big box can sometimes be purchased for $1.00 at Kate's local Giant.

Tammy Roberts said...

"leave it go" is very central PA. That doesn't make it right, I know, but it is amazing how often you hear it here.

Miss Brown Betti said...

Another one of Kates contridictions

"I am not a morning person"

Jons tells us that he has to bring her morning coffee and once Kate said that she cant even peel herself out of bed before 8:00a.m.

Now the tups are told to go back to bed if the sun is not up yet.
If Kate had already been up since 5:30 on her tredmill for once hour that would leave it 6:30. 1/2 shower then so what the **** Kate?

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