Guess Who Had Birthdays?

Happy Birthday Kate (March 28) and Jon (April 1)! We don't know what you did to celebrate, but we would love to know what you got for birthday presents! What do you get for the couple who has everything? Did they top the trip to Hawaii with a trip to Korea?

Do any of you have any great ideas for birthday presents for Jon and Kate?

126 comments:

ICExploitation said...

Consciences.

momto5 said...

I would give them a time machine, so they could go back in time and fix the mess they have created of their family and especially give their kids back their childhoods!!

JenTru said...

How about some wisdom, some humility and a frickin' wake up call? Add in a dash of common sense with a side of compassion and that would be a start. Maybe a Wife Swap with the Hayes family.

There are a few other "gifts" I can think of but I actually want this to get posted...

On the kids' birthdays I wish for them to get some parents. Actual parents who put them first.

Sorry, I am a little rageful tonight.

Deb said...

I love the idea of a Wife Swap with the Hayes family...or even the Duggars.

I'd get Kate and Jon a membership into one of those life-changing boot camps where you live in the wilderness off of nothing but what you can kill, clean or catch.

I'd have them in the wilderness with nothing but a guide who leaves them after one day with nothing but a map, a knife and canteen.

They'd remember real quick how to appreciate waking up every day, just having a warm meal and water to drink.

They'd have to remember how to work as a team, and forget stupid things like getting frosting on your shirt or being interrupted. They wouldn't care about stainless steel stoves or trips to ski resorts.

When they came back, I'd tell them they're moving into their old stuff..the cameras and free stuff are gone, they're going to make their lives on their own.

Who am I kidding...they'd probably come out of it still deluded and clueless. But I still like to thing it'd snap them back to reality. I went on one of those wilderness hikes for only 2 weeks and it changed my life forever. I never wake up in a warm bed without thanking God.

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Shari said...

For K8: A new weedwacker for her hair & a chair for the dining room table so that she can actually sit with her family during a meal rather than threateningly looming above them.

For Jon: (Who was appropriately born on April Fools Day) A new pooper scooper and his own purse so he doesn't have to carry K8's. I'd also throw in some acting classes for his next Allstate skit.

PAmama said...

I'd get K8 a brillo pad to scrub off that orange tan.

Jon-I'd get him a set of golf balls to use in place of the ones he lost!

Narcissism Please said...

i just recently celebrated my birthday, as well.

kind of low key, just a few dollar bills .. some balloons and such from coworkers, no big deal.

oh, i got anoher year older, too. blech.



for jon and kate:
one brown paper bag each ..big enough to fit over their respective head; a used paperback webster's dictionary, to share; and .. a splurge .. all 4 season's worth of dvd's.
may be more expensive than a mirror, but perhaps a little more effective (?).

lindahoyt said...

Yes Deb, that is what I would like to give the Gosselins: a "Wife Swap" with Michelle Duggar.

I really think it would be a gift to the children, as they could see that it is possible to run a very large family without raising your voice, or being selfish. It would be wonderful for them to be able to see a parent who actually didn't spend their life selfishly trying to make themselves look better and be better than other people. Who put the needs of the kids before the greeds of themselves.

Lisbeth said...

Couples therapy.

lindahoyt said...

How about 2 tickets to see "Fireproof" and two copies of "The Love Dare".

Or two tickets to a "Marriage Encounter" weekend.

Dinner with Micheal, Latoya, Janet, Tito, and Jermaine Jackson and their (divorced) parents, to see what fame and fortune does to a family.

The book "Family Secrets" about the horrid lives of the Dionne Quintuplets.

Superkunk said...

It's fun living in the same town as they do. We all know somebody who's either worked with (at the local hospital) or knows Kate and the feelings are universal: she's a *****.

PhillyHockeyMom said...

I guess Kate got her birthday present as I just heard that the show WILL have a 5th season.

Jon acted like he wanted the show to end, not because of the kids of course, but because he couldn't run around like an overaged frat boy. I would have been happy if it ended, not caring what the excuse was.

ImFrancie said...

An audit, compliments of the IRS.

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Tetotomom said...

I would bet that the Duggars would be willing to take in those 8 and teach them how life really is in a big family...They just seem like that type of person. To me they're real Christians.

Miss Brown Betti said...

A free trip to a secluded island. Gilligan's Island I mean.
No phone no lights no running car not a single luxury. I'd keep them on there for 2 weeks. To keep Kate busy I would buy her a dictionary.
As for Jon I would buy him Jeannie from Jeannie in a Bottle so that he can finally feel like a man. What would he do if a woman actually called him "Master?"

Ann said...

They obviously are going to Korea. Kate said we are going back to our roots on a big family trip when they released the grand news about season 5. Like she thinks that is going to make people want to watch, another free trip? I'm sure it will be a stressful big trip because the plane ride is extra long and they won't get the same limo bus they are used to overseas.

Wouldn't it be nice for Kate to give Jon the gift he wanted, no season 5.

SKB516 said...

Jon's birthday is April 1? Really?! That's just too appropriate.

So if they go to Korea, wonder how many stops they'll have to make along the way. To make it easier for the kids to adjust to the time differences, of course. If they needed a few days in CA to adjust prior to the Hawaii trip, I can only imagine the stops they're going to need en route to Korea.

sharon said...

TLC had the highest ratings with the finale because we were all lured in with the commercials. I for one, was hoping that maybe Kate would explain her crazy behavior towards her husband and her kids and admit that she needs help. That she has remorse for her behavior, and that she is going to make her family her firat priority, instead of money. But, instead we got a whole lot of nothing, with a big cliff hanger. maybe I am crazy, to think that Kate could ever be that humble. So, that is why we all watched because we were sucked in by the commercials. But, I can say, that was it for me. I hope a lot of people will join me in saying I will not be watching this crazy show ever again. It needs to stop.

jonandkatewho? said...

Another free trip? I wonder who donated that "birthday gift" to these two skanks.

I really can't imagine anything more boring than watching this family travel overseas again to Korea or anyplace else, for that matter. Really, what is to be gained by that, and how is that entertaining to the masses?

I would think everybody would be so sick of this right now, especially in this economy.

I would give Kate a heart, a real one, and give Jon some new huevos.

one_lovable_cutiepie said...

This one I will give to jon

How about getting that stick out of your butt Kate. ha ha

Seriously do it.. Kate

practice what you preach. ( kate and Jon)

Jon: try to get some pride and dignity back. Stick up for your self and put your foot down. Also try to get aaden, colin and joel out more. Camp/ play in dirt, hunt, fish, play army etc. Boys need to be boys and not afraid of a little dirt.

Kate: Put your children thoughts and feelings ahead of your selves. Dont complain or whine. Your children look up to you for guidence. Try to show them compassion for others.
( my list could go on for days for Kate)

For both jon and Kate how about some marvin gaye in their private bedroom. maybe then kate will be that giddy little girl..

Punkinbugg said...

Cupcakes.

Eight of 'em.

Made by eight sticky-fingered children... in a weird bakery that opened just for them that day.

(Instead of having a REAL birthday party...grr)

And they have to eat every last crumb, in a high chair, wearing a bib, with a camera in their face.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!

kate is a cocky bitch said...

for The Queen - a sighted hairdresser
for Jon - a new wife

Jimmy said...

PhillyHockeyMom said:
Jon acted like he wanted the show to end, not because of the kids of course, but because he couldn't run around like an overaged frat boy.

-----------------------------------When I first read this I thought it said "fat" boy. Okay-now I get it. ROFL

itcouldhappen said...

A swift kick in the butts.

Its A Good Thing said...

I would give them a video showing the two of them yelling (well mainly Kate) and treating the children (especially the twins) rudely.

MichelleS said...

An organic jelly of the month club coupon, the gift that keeps on giving..lol
Oh, and as someone mentioned, the movie Fireproof, excellent movie!

youknowitstrue said...

For each of them, a brand new completely intact BIBLE. Obviously the Bible that J & K currently reference is missing a huge portion of its contents!!

Anne said...

I would give them the most beautiful and delicious cupcake in the whole world. The most wonderfully wondeful confection they have ever seen. And then tell them they can't eat it until after dinner. And then after dinner, tell them "Sorry, you didn't eat all your dinner" (even if they did), so you can't eat your cupcake" And then give it to those precious boys so they can eat it all up!!!!

BD idiots said...

My wish for Jon is that he wake up and find this all is a terrible dream. Then he goes to a party given by the hotel where he works, a blonde woman asks to be introduced to him and flirts shamelessly with him, but he remembers that he has a girlfriend and shoots her down, never thinking of her again. He goes back to school and at some point marries and has a couple of nice kids.

For Kate: That she drifts into oblivion quickly (drifts quickly?), shaves her head, wipes all that make-up off her face and begins her life as a single woman.

The wife swap with the Duggars does not sound like a good deal for the Duggar kids, so I wouldn't like to see that happen.

mommaof3 said...

I did hear that they are supposed to be taking a trip"back to thier roots" so that only means a trip to Korea.YIPPIDY,SKIPPIDY! LOL!!

Dee Dee said...

I'd like to give them both a clue. I'd also like to see them do a wife swap with the Roloffs. Amy could see if the 'tups are where they're supposed to be academically and Kate could get those little people organized. I'd also enjoy seeing her square off against Matt Roloff.

Sandy said...

Blah. Kate and I share the exact same birthday, year and everything.

Hambone said...

How about a nice, fat editorial in this week's People Magazine.....

The Gosselins

Our story about reality tv stars Jon and Kate Gosselin and the challenges facing theor marriage struck a nerve with readers, who voiced little sympathy for the couple. "Although Jon claims his family is the priority," writes Suzy McConnell of Jacksonville, Fl., "it seems like fame and money are now what it's all about". Candy Day of Magnolia, Texas says, "The Gosselins sound like whiners who need to grow up. They put themselves in the spotlight and are now bellyaching because of the pressure". The parents of twins and sextuplets got some advice from Peg Kovacs of Orrville, Ohio: "If the stress of the tv show is too much, just turn off the cameras!" And Julie Lauer of Battle Creek, Mich., thinks Jon & Kate Plus 8 has run its course. "I'm worried about the Gosselin kids", she says. "It's obviously time for the show to end."


How's THAT for a birthday gift?

And, no, there were no positive editorials mentioned about that article. Just people tired of the whole charade.

LJ said...

Kate: Salad mix coupons
An 8x10 picture of of just Hannah
A hand carved wooden sign for her dinning room table that says $cam ahead

Jon: A Spine
Dark sunglasses and a hat so that he can go in public as Jon Gosselin and not "Jon Gosselin" from Jon and Kate

overwithKON said...

youknowitstrue said...

For each of them, a brand new completely intact BIBLE. Obviously the Bible that J & K currently reference is missing a huge portion of its contents!!
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So true, I almost fell off my chair laughing! Thank you!

And to the poeple that say a wife swap would be good especially with Michelle DUgar, the only thing is I could never really wish that on poor Michelle. She would be SO HORRIFIED to walk into that family. All the greed, me me meness, meltdowns had by all, and grandure that no one appreciates!

we said...

A new "love seat" couch.

After all it was the chairs fault according to J/K.

A book to Kate that is titled"How to stay home and love your children and husband"

A book to Jon that it titled "How to say NO to your wife"

Liz said...

I would get Kate a personality and I would get Jon a new set of balls.

Amy said...

I'd give Kate whatever she wants. She wouldn't appreciate it anyway. She always wants more. Jon I would give a new wife. Someone who will love and nurture him and the children.

Fay said...

Kate a Heart, Jon a Brain,

PAmama said...

I'd also enjoy seeing her square off against Matt Roloff.

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Hopefully he'd club her with his crutches for being such a b****. Let the Roloff kids have a crack at her too! I'm guessing she's got a pretty thick skull since she obviously can't see what she is doing to her family.

3ts said...

What a sham, tracing their roots back to Korea when Kate doesn't have that much to do with Jon's mother or let the kids either. How confused must these kids be. Are they going to end up in Hawaii again? Jon doesn't even have that much to do with his mother and his kids say, "daddy's mother" instead of grandma. But, yet we are to believe he's the one that came from Korea and Hawaii, not her. I bet he was born in PA. Didn't he backpack around and not do much of anything when Kate met him, perhaps he was a waiter? Nothing wrong with that but don't pretend like he lived in Korea and Hawaii. It's just another scam like Hawaii/renewed vows was for more episodes and to massage Kate's ego.
Imagine the episodes/freebies they can milk with all the time zones along the way.

B-Day Gift..lindaholt's (I think that's her name) suggestion of posting/televising Kate (and Jon) own meltdowns, potty moments, unbecoming images/pics when THEY were KIDS. Maybe they will finally get it about their own children.

lindahoyt said...

Celebrating the wonder of Motherhood

DeeB said...

For both of them:

A Brain

A Heart

Some Courage

For all the obvious reasons.

lindahoyt said...

Seven From Heaven

Oh, and THESE for Jon.

Sarah said...

A one-way trip to the moon.

Or maybe a referal to a Craniumrectumologist. Someone needs to pull their heads out of their butts!

BostonBean said...

I'm pitching in for Jimmy's gift. Perfect!

Aunt Chris said...

Deb said:

I'd get Kate and Jon a membership into one of those life-changing boot camps where you live in the wilderness off of nothing but what you can kill, clean or catch.

The only way that might work would be if they went separately. Otherwise, Kate would sit and tell Jon what to do and he would do it.

I don't know what I would get Kate (maybe a muzzle - or a HAIRCUT!) but Jon definately needs some testis.

Aunt Chris said...

Regarding the boys needing to act like boys - no kidding! They have made comments in the past about Joel being concerned about neatness, with implications about that not being very manly. Well, they also say he is truly Jon's son, so what does that say? I also heard once that they were concerned about the kids watching Daddy put make up on all the time for the show. Well, if you ever sat down and talked conversationally with your children you could explain that it was for the cameras, not because Dad just wanted to wear make-up (and even if he did, why not just explain that too, instead of acting like it's oh-so-wrong for men.) They send SO MANY mixed messages to these kids. They don't like if the boys seem a little soft, but they don't let them get dirty, and they just see Mom emasculating Dad all the time.

Tami said...

For Kate: a mirror
For Jon: balls/testosterone

Tami said...

a trip back to their roots? for Kate that would mean no more bleaching her hair?! no, seriously..she has no roots in Korea so I am guessing they are getting a trip to----hell?!

Laura said...

A clue. Oh and gum.

Scruffy's Mom said...

I remember Jane saying earlier that his brother would be involved in upcoming shows ... maybe his bro is going with them to Korea ..

Angie said...

I would like to sign them up to be on Wipeout! Knowing they wouldn't do it but the images I have of them bouncing off the big balls is just too funny.

aggiemom0912 said...

i watched a re-run today...the one where they interview 'nannies'....kate and one of the prospects were in the garage with the kids...and she is talking about how she needs 'octopus' arms...and she shows how she uses HER FEET to touch the kids...and she puts her nasty foot all over one of the boy's hair and face... THAT JUST TOTALL Y GROSSED ME OUT.. who knows what kind of germs she had on her feet from being outside barefooted! NASTY WOMAN.

My5blessings said...

I'm actually a bit perplexed on the being so stuck in the "Korean" heritage and "going back to their roots"

He and she both obviously have MANY roots,no pun intended on ole Kate and her hair. But, they are like most of us, rich in *roots.*

After all, neither of them are just Korean ( she isn't at all) No? Yes? Of course not.

Why not enrich their children's minds with all aspects of their heritage? Why the STRONG push on them about just "Asian?"

Seems logical to read, talk, and God forbid --- meet their family members and their "roots" across the board. Maybe even Grandma and Grandpa on Kate's side! And reunite with all family members.......
Although, I do realize that doesn't chalk up to a free trip.

Just sayin said...

I guess if Jon wanted some balls he would've snatched some at the Harlem Globetrotters game and also when he took the boy tups golfing.

Tiny Tee said...

Dee B,

Good one. Here's another one.
There's no place like HOME.

Why r they still 2gether? said...

Laura- Good one!
and don't forget a cupcake!!

Tangerine Tanya said...

Something to think about
If Jon's brother will be involved in the trip to Korea and maybe other shows....I wonder if he will be getting paid for it and have to sigh a contract. Least we forget what happened to sweet Aunt Jodi.

Speaking of roots. They dont have to go all the way to Asia to find their roots. How about Grandmom and Grandad (Kate's folks) Oh wait...That is to boring.

Oh back to the birthday question.
I wouldnt give them a thing. i would do a "no show"

criticalthinker said...

Oh my goodness. My sister just got back from a two month stint teaching english to kindergartners in Seoul, and from what she says, the Gosselins don't stand a chance of doing well in Korea, even if it is just for a visit. First and foremost, she confirmed the rumor all of us Americans have heard our whole lives about Asian countries eating dogs. It is not a rumor, it is indeed a confirmed fact. In Korea, they raise dogs on ranches for food like we raise cattle in the USA. Also, they have whole dogs hanging in the windows of butchers shops. If the Gosselins are going to Korea, I hope they don't plan on bringing Shoka and Nala along.
Also, it is very obvious that Jon and all 8 kids may have a Korean background genetically, but culturally, they are thoroughly American. Nothing else. If a child in Korea acted in any way similar to Mady Gosselin, they would be subjected to severe corporal punishment at school and again at home. Over there, a child's transgressions reflect poorly on their family and that family "loses face", so bad behavior of any kind is not tolerated and dealt with swiftly. My sister was actually encouraged by administration to hit her students, but she chose to discipline them in other ways. She had a coworker though who forced two of her students to get into a push-up position on their knuckles and repeatedly hit them until they keeled over.
So, in my opinion, the only "roots" Jon, Kate, and all of the kids have are right here in the USA. They have no valid reason to travel to Korea and subject their kids to a 13-hour time difference. My sister got home 4 days ago and she is still horribly jet lagged.
Oh, and the toilets in Korea play music and light up when you flush them. I'm sure Kate will think that the toilets are singing her praises after she makes a deposit.

apples4MissE said...

I would give both of them a crystal ball so they'd get a look into the future lives of their children. Maybe after seeing the kids as maladjusted teens/young adults, J&K would stop denying that they are greedballs, and they'd get those cameras away from the kids.

Hope she didn't singe her asymmetrical skunk 'do when she was blowing out the candles.

mathy said...

Class.

I wear heels said...

A word about "mommy clothes"...I dress similarly to Kate, nice jeans and top, heals, to many outings with my kids, including Sesame Street Live, Playhouse Disney Live, etc. I only wear sweats to work out in and around the house. I don't dress up for Walmart, but I do like to look nice when I go out, mommies are just slouchy dressing in sweats and crocs. I do have to pay for my clothes though, and don't have the hideous hairstyle and orange tan she does.

Missy said...

I would give Jon a shiny new sportscar. Oops, too late!

Tami said...

Would he really pretend to care about Korean roots? He only recently began talking ot his mother again, didn't even invite her to is "wedding" in Hawaii where she is from. He had these tattoos and said he wants them gone because he "doesn't care about any of that stuff anymore", one being the Korean flag. Funny how they'd pretend to care about anything to get freebies.

Sara said...

I would probably suggest that they give the gifts that my husband and I have always given...and our parents before us...and our grandparents before us--

My husband brings home a bouquet of flowers, and I am always overwhelmed...he thought enough to bring home a lovely gift, my kids get to see us care for one another, and we can look upon them every time we stand in the kitchen to catch up on each other's day. (This is not a mushy exaggeration- we just appreciate the small gifts in life that not everyone gets).

As the homemaker, I make a dinner that I know he will value because he knew the foresight and time it took me to prepare it. I always psych my kids up so they're excited for him to come home, and he always gets an amazing welcome.

I wouldn't give a single second of it away- not for all the money in the world. Money will only buy us things that get old and eventually disintegrate. However, the life that we have provided for one another will shape who our children will become.

Aldergator said...

See video from the other day of them at Mr. Chow. I guess they gave themselves a trip to L.A.!

Tangerine Tanya said...

Does anyone recall the episode when it was Jon's birthday and Kate said that she called Aunt Jodi to pick up the cake and decorate the restaurant so that she could surprise Jon? Oh how she used Aunt Jodi! Then to make matters worse Kate and Jon took off on vacation and left all 8 kids with Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodi. I have to wonder if any friends/relatives celebrated with the kons this year. I highly doubt it.

BettyBoop said...

I love all the great gift ideas. I've got none to add but as a gift for myself this past year I gave myself back the 30 minutes a week this show stole from my me time. I've given up hope that either of these parents open their eyes to the damage they have and continue to do to those children they are too lazy to support in a conventional manner. Sad.

phree said...

How about a free trip down the Yellow Brick Road for a heart and a brain?

BostonBean said...

When they take their trip, I hope they go to NORTH Korea!

Tony said...

I wear heels said...
A word about "mommy clothes"...I dress similarly to Kate, nice jeans and top, heals, to many outings with my kids, including Sesame Street Live, Playhouse Disney Live, etc. I only wear sweats to work out in and around the house. I don't dress up for Walmart, but I do like to look nice when I go out, mommies are just slouchy dressing in sweats and crocs. I do have to pay for my clothes though, and don't have the hideous hairstyle and orange tan she does.

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I agree with you--and I would love to shop at Ann Taylor-I can't imagine getting those beautiful clothes for FREE! My point about Mommy clothes is that some of us could relate better to the old Kate's attire--not necessarily just sweats and Crocs.

Angie said...

phree said...
How about a free trip down the Yellow Brick Road for a heart and a brain


Yes!! There they go singing "If I only had a brain."

...Amy... said...

What 4.5 year old would be able to fully appreciate a trip to Korea? I can understand maybe Jon and Kate going to Korea (if they paid for it, of course, but who the hell am I kidding?) and then taking the kids when they're older. Unless they had really committed to raising the kids part Korean (instead of cooking a Korean dinner here and there and trying to use chopsticks), those 8 kids are going to be in for a MAJOR, MAJOR culture shock, and it won't be pretty AT ALL. It will melt-down central in Seoul.

As for a b-day gift for these 2...a visit from the SuperNanny...not only does she correct the kids' behavior, she's not afraid to go after the parents' behavior as well.

Heidi said...

My gifts would be for just Jon. One would be a day at a world renowned hairdresser. Kate would be tied to the chair and Jon would get to pick the hair-do.
The second would to be having Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel be their guide in Korea. He and Jon could force feed uncured KimChee to Kate and then we could watch Tony ridicule her throughout the whole trip.
THAT would be show I would want to see!

Casey and Smudge said...

Hah, I had forgotten Jon's birthday was on April Fool's Day...'nuff said there!

I remember the 30th birthday episode as well - couldn't figure out how they could afford to go south on such a tight budget. Even the dinner seemed over the top. I was embarrassed for Jon that he was so obviously intoxicated on television and how he ignored Mady's "I love you so much, Daddy". Just heartbreaking. And Kate needed to be the centre of attention with her Key Lime pie, how silly. When I saw this episode the first time, I thought it was a little off - Aunt Jodie taking care of the details, Jon's behaviour, Kate's pie, the luxurious trip - for their marriage. Hindsight's 20/20 eh? I know that if we broke the bank to go somewhere nice, I'd spend the whole trip thinking about the bills I wouldn't be able to pay and have a lousy time.

But of course, I'm not underwritten by the deep pockets at TLC. Still with season five, can't wait to see how they pull this one out of the crapper. Family reunion? Missionary work in Asia? Sabbatical? Jon gets a "job" so he can have another title besides father of eight and windburned snowboarding yuppie? Gosselins - The Musical? I won't be watching, but I'm sure I'll hear about it!

Just Moved said...

BostonBean said...
"When they take their trip, I hope they go to NORTH Korea!"


I laughed so hard when I saw your post, Bean. I was abou to write that I hoped they visit North Korea and are given a tour of one of the new rocket missiles. Can you picture it? Jon accidentally hits the start button and all of a sudden Jon and Kate are off on another trip.

RealMom said...

My gifts for both Jon and Kate:
How about jobs?

Casey and Smudge said...

Thanks - I'm just sayin said...,

Just checked it out on YouTube. What a weird moment. I was sad for Mady that Kate kind of bulled ahead with her silly Key Lime pie shtick instead of letting her tell her daddy that she loved him on his birthday. I missed the little love fest that went on beforehand. I guess I'm not from a kissing family, but 6 and a half is a little old to do that in public! It seems more like an interaction you'd have with a baby.

Sad that all those people who celebrated with them 3 years ago no longer know how to help them!

Casey and Smudge said...

Oops, two years ago, my bad.

Tyra said...

I would give Jon & Kate the gift of family counseling for a year.

one_lovable_cutiepie said...

I really dont think they are going to Korea. My brother in law was over there for almost a year in the army. He said it was the most horrible experience ever. ( hey who knows Kate might do well in a dictatorship) whom am I kidding.. She is a dictator with a iron fist.

I think going back to their roots is more like home videos to fill in air time. You know that old sweet kate and loving couple before kids. Maybe even going to Kate's hometown, school, reunion or college. Who knows maybe we will even meet Kate's side of the Family. ( This season on kon. Kate is opening her heart up and reconnecting with lost loved ones) GAG on a spoon.. I just can see TLC pulling this. Twisting the truth just to get more viewers like last 2 eps.

Frank & Lena said...

Jon - a bromance weekend in Vegas.

It's amazing what 48 hours in Sin City can do for a guy. Esp. if his wife trusts him not to do anything foolish.

JShine said...

My5blessings said...

Why not enrich their children's minds with all aspects of their heritage? Why the STRONG push on them about just "Asian?"


I think it's all a popularity thing. Look at the majority of the people on TLC. White, north Americans, or from Europe, ect. But for them to be able to say look, we are Korean, we're Asian. I think is just trying to draw people in because it's not as common, on reality TV. And people like to see different things. I think it's also becuase Kate is the kind of person that when something or someone crosses her, she wants ABSOLUTLY nothing to do with anything that has to do with them. Heritage an all. It reminds me of someone I know, she has done the same thing, in cases, and has gone as far as picking out new last names so she will never be associated with her parents. She wont go to family get together because the one person who has crossed her will be there. It's sad, but it's the same. I feel sorry for Kate. And I know a lot of you say that you don't. But she is going to end up old and very very alone, with a life, that is full of what if's and chaos and lies, and she wont know who she really is, or who her family is, her kids...

JShine said...

one_lovable_cutiepie said...

I really dont think they are going to Korea. My brother in law was over there for almost a year in the army. He said it was the most horrible experience ever. ( hey who knows Kate might do well in a dictatorship) whom am I kidding.. She is a dictator with a iron fist.


I have doubt about this too. I don't really see Korea as being a fun place to go, perhaps it depends where in the country. Does anyone know if Jon's family is from North Korea or South Korea? I can almost guarantee that North Korea would never let them film there show there.

JShine said...

Missy said...

I would give Jon a shiny new sportscar. Oops, too late!


Where did you see that?

LuuLuu said...

I wouldn't go picking apart those rare, sweet moments when j/k show true affection for the kids. This was one extremely rare moment that was not spooky.

Sidney said...

LuuLuu said...
I wouldn't go picking apart those rare, sweet moments when j/k show true affection for the kids. This was one extremely rare moment that was not spooky.

4/04/2009 4:22 PM
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Indeed. Let's not imagine anything is wrong with Jon and his daughter showing affection towards one another. That was pure sweetness.

Tiny Tee said...

Per the episode of Jon's birthday party. I also saw the affection that Jon gave Mady. I just saw Jon buzzed and goofy.But then to me he looks that way most of the time.

lisa k said...

A Reality Check.

Nicole said...

Perspective.

thecloserfan said...

Make Jon and Kate sit together in plastic chairs in front of their new plasma television and:

1. Watch 'A Christmas Carol'
2. Watch 'Surviving Twins and Sextuplets' and 'Twins and Sextuplets One Year Later'
3. Watch some of Season 4 of J&K+8.

Hopefully, when J&K go to sleep that night (in separate bedrooms) they will be able to see how their lives have changed in the past and present and maybe just maybe get a glimpse of life in the future.

Tony said...

Truth serum

Slainte said...

Sara,
Your post about how your family celebrates birthdays was very touching. The last part about shaping who your children will become rings very true for our family right now. My 14 year old son has autism and I am very blessed to be his teacher. I have worked hard within our school district to make contacts that will enable me to move "my boys" on to a fabulous new high school with an amazing principal next year. My husband and I wanted very much for our son to have a sibling, and we were blessed with a really hilarious firecracker who is 3 now. He is in child care becuase I feel I am doing what is best for my older child by being with him, but the guilt is tremendous. What we are struggling with now is the behavior/language he is picking up from day care. I remember my mother raising all 5 of us with a single shoot of the eyebrow-she never laid a hand on a one of us but we all stayed in line. My husband and I are very respectful of and loving toward each other. It is amazing what a full-time job it feels like to shape, redirect, and teach my son how to speak nicely and ask for things politely here and there when he doesn't remember. Some of the things he comes out with now are sassier than I would say to my mother today, and I'm 39. Each evening is spent rewiring him from what he has picked up from children who are growing up in a way that is completely different from our values and expectations for kind behavior. It was very nice to read your post.

Debbie said...

WIFE SWAP WITH AMY AND MATT!!!! YES!!!!
Although the Roloff's are getting paid too, They also wk hard outside the home despite their disabilities! Yes, Kate workks hard in the home with the help of nannies, chef's and housekeeper's and Jon? Well, he just does what Kate tell's him to do. It could be another show for a few weeks.

sista #2 said...

I would not waste a penny getting these two anything. She disgusts me. Her orange skin goes well with that head of hair she is now sporting.

Wonder if she will wear those hideous tan shorts this year? Ya know the ones, they spent the first 4 seasons in the garage with her.

Poor J&K, I hope a trip to Korea does them good. Maybe they wont return.......

peace
#2

Nicole said...

They went to dinner somewhere in California. There's a picture on TMZ.com

Hello Youse Guys said...

I think a nice gift from Jon to the kids would be this:

John going to different colleges to figure out which ones they should attend. You know he could take in the sites and sorieties to see which would best fit his kids needs, because he is such a good dad.

ROFL said...

Instead of Kate just visiting a childs hospital to drop off her books she should volunteer to work a [day] or a [week] in one. You know do some volunteering because we all know how much the Gosselins like to give back to their community.

Jon could donate his skills as a highly skilled IT tech at same hospital.


ROFL! Like THAT would evah happen!

We said...

ROLF good one!
Indeed it would be a good thing for Mz.Kate to do something that doesn't benefit her. Maybe taking the children down to a soup kitchen and servering the homeless.
I think that those kids need to see the other side of the fence.

dontgetittwisted said...

"Indeed it would be a good thing for Mz.Kate to do something that doesn't benefit her. Maybe taking the children down to a soup kitchen and servering the homeless.
I think that those kids need to see the other side of the fence."

However reasonable and 'good' your suggestion may sound in theory, Mz. Kate would NEVER bless a soup kitchen with her presence (and the presence of her human accessories) in the absence of first class hotel accomodations, the announcement of her arrival via full stretch limo, and a camera and production crew in tow.

katherina said...

I believe wholeheartedly that Kate is preening herself to become a potential talk show host and that's why she's slimming down, dressing better, and streaking the hell out of that bird's nest of hers. And since talk show hosts are a dime a dozen, it wouldn't surprise me if some moron signed her on.

Tammy H. said...

Kate gets a labotomy and Jon gets a spine

Anna said...

I really hate the comments that the Gosselins "shouldn't" go to Korea. I am no fan of this family (and that's an understatement), but the kids and Jon are in part ethnically Korean. I'm bits and parts of a dozen nationalities and I really enjoyed visiting Ireland, German, etc, even though I am culturally very American. It doesn't matter if Koreans beat misbehaved children - the kids still should be able to visit their ancestral home.

They are old enough now to get something out of the trip and to be taught that different cultures do things differently (like eat dogs). They are old enough to be taught how to behave respectfully in other countries, and to appreciate that this is one region where their ancestors lived. Whether they will ACTUALLY learn any of these things I HIGHLY doubt, given the track record, but that has nothing to do with the Gosselin's "right" to visit Korea.

And as for Kate, if I was married to a person of Chilean, Icelandic, Korean, or whatever nationality, I would really want to visit their ancestral homeland PARTICULARLY if I had children with them.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I am no fan of KON but I have to concur than it is not "spooky" for Jon (or Queen-Kate, for that matter) to show affection to the children. I stopped watching the show months ago, but anyone who has seen this train-wreck knows that the Ice-Princess doesn't know what genuine affection is. Suffice it to say, I'm not crazy about Jon, but at least he attempts a modicum of understanding and patience. And frankly, at times I feel very bad for him. I'm sorry if I'm wrong, but IMO as flawed/greedy/lazy as he is, NO ONE deserves his pitiful, loveless, hateful wife.

lindahoyt said...

Oh, I am so sad that we live in a society that thinks kissing your 6 year old and having her say that she "So loves you"...is 'spooky'! How horrifiying!

That was one of the good moments in this show!

Dads certainly can love their children, kiss them and nuzzle them, without being a child molester!

I think the creepiest thing about this show, has always been how mean Kate is to her boys! There has never been a moment like that with the boys and Kate! I think it is creepy the way Kate says that "Hannah just seems to NEED me more!"....creepy! That woman has deep seated mental problems.

Missy said...

JShine, Missy said...

I would give Jon a shiny new sportscar. Oops, too late!


Where did you see that?

I didn't see it, my friend that lives near the Gosselins told me. I thought it was fact, but maybe not?

I think Jon deserves it if it is true. He deserves something!

Duckman said...

Sign Kate up for Hell's Kitchen, where she can try to impress Gordon Ramsay with her cooking and organizational skills. Then take bets on whether Ramsay will burst a vessel while he's reaming her out over her incompetence.

Mary in Akron said...

I'm just glad that our daughters' birthdays aren't the same as Kate's!! (Our 5 year old's was March 26th and our 2 year old's was March 27th.)

Me said...

Anonymous Missy said...

JShine, Missy said...

I would give Jon a shiny new sportscar. Oops, too late!


Where did you see that?

I didn't see it, my friend that lives near the Gosselins told me. I thought it was fact, but maybe not?

I think Jon deserves it if it is true. He deserves something!

4/05/2009 10:47 PM
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It's True! A friend of mine was at the Nissan dealership when Jon rolled in there in his Hummer and purchased the sportscar with CASH!

Seeing Clearly said...

Previously posted: "I think it is creepy the way Kate says that "Hannah just seems to NEED me more!"....creepy! "

Yes, it's called co-dependency. Hannah and Kate each know EXACTLY what they are doing. They feed off each other. Hannah knows she is Mommy's favorite.

Molyk said...

A reality check and a full length mirror.

2badsosad said...

"It's True! A friend of mine was at the Nissan dealership when Jon rolled in there in his Hummer and purchased the sportscar with CASH!"

Jon wanted that sports car sooooo bad he had to dip in to the $20 CASH ONLY for an autographed photo college fund.

Tracy said...

Whatever Jon bought Kate, I hope he used a coupon!!!

Ravello said...

Hmmmm, Jon has a Hummer and now he has a sportcar? Source of the money? could also be the cash from the Love Offerings. I attended one of the church talks, those collection baskets were full of $10and $20 bills.

Amy said...

Someone explain to me Season 5 epi is about "going green". How does a gas guzzling Hummer fit into this concept.

Tammy H. said...

The "Going Green" episode was a set up episode by TLC. That's why this show isn't really reality. They may have separated their trash for a week but I doubt it went any longer than that. And I also believe they got rid of the bins, too. They do whatever TLC wants them to do. TLC sets it up and Kate and Jon do it and get paid. And we all thought this show was about the kids....yeah, right. Their first show is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DIFFERENT than the shows now. I mean DANG, Kate just got a new million dollar home and she complains the kitchen it too little, and all the ammenities were free also...washers, dryers, furniture...EVERYTHING. Yeah, it's good for the kids, but they would be happy back in the first house that was overcrowded and filled with love. This house is empty and don't forget...the kids are NEVER ALLOWED in their bedroom or consequences will occur. My Lord, my kids come into my room all the time and I don't care. I'm so glad I don't have Kate's qualities.

Cathleen said...

As to the house "being good for the kids", and that "they deserve it."

Hog wash. When kids are loved and happy, they don't give a hoot if they have a large luxurious house to live in. They don't!

Being loved and being happy makes anything with in reason very acceptable.

We live in a small rural town. There is a family here that has 9 kids. They live in a two bedroom home. It is their home not just their house. They love their kids. Their kids love them.

They have four teenage sons who sleep in what they call the "bunk house." It is sort of like a shed with a pot belly stove. The only furniture are the beds and a big chest of drawers.

The boys spend time with the family in their home, but at night, they go out and sleep in the bunk house.

They are a very good family, a hard working family, but they have what they can afford.

dcbeds said...

I know how about a couple more kids.That way they will more reasons for a bigger house,free of course because now we have 14 kids.(including Shoka and Nala and a couple would be 2 so all together their would be 16.)How about a personal chef and a nanny,because that is what they need for the whole family and not just them.Something for the whole family for Kon's birthday that deserves a free vacation to Korea or Ireland or Hawaii or something like that and free spa and golfing trips at the golf course and spa. Wait Jon wouldn't want to walk all through the golf course would he?Probably not so he'll need a free golf cart complete with his name on it.wow that is a lot of gifts.

dcbeds said...

Um... I think I'll give K8 a nice dirty fridge, so she can have a fun time cleaning that. Because I think she would rather clean that for 4 hours than spend time with her family in her nice new house. And maybe a nice stroll through reality lane. And maybe she'll have to sit an a public toilet. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
And for Jon a nice new wife who will not give him "LOVE TAP".

Katie said...

A spot on Dr. Phil's relationship rescue retreat.

Addison said...

How about the self-help book "7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Steven Covey for both of them? They could learn a lot from that! Lol.

And for the kids even though it isn't their birthday: the self-help books "Children of the Self-Absorbed" and "Bad Childhood Gone Good." Course, they'd have to be a little older to really appreciate these...

Alison said...

Heidi said...
The second would to be having Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel be their guide in Korea. He and Jon could force feed uncured KimChee to Kate and then we could watch Tony ridicule her throughout the whole trip.
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EPIC WIN! Seriously, I would watch that episode of J&K. Bourdain is amazing.

I would get Kate a new haircut and I would get Jon a new set of balls.

Hermione'sfriend said...

When did Jon do an allstate commercial? and Why? just to get his free car? they already have two. oh! I know! ya know how they said that they wouldn't get their kids cars when their 16? they're right! they'll let other people pay money while they sit on their butts and watch!

how do you guys know that they're going to Korea?

Does Jon really want to stop the show? How will they pay for the family? They'll have to get off their lazy butts and actually do some work. OH THE HORROR! I bet Kate will never let them stop filming for that specific reason.