The Kids Need Some Fun

We all know this show isn't going to die any time soon. No matter what, Kate's going to keep churning out episodes. TLC will just use more carefully crafted shots and interviews to keep up the pretense. The kids will be forced into fake situations for another season. With that in mind, in seasons past it's been obvious the trips and activities weren't always planned with all of the children in mind. So what would you like to see the kids do?

Here's my suggestion to TLC. How about the family goes to Twins Days in Ohio? Every summer there's a town called Twinsburg that holds a Twins Days festival for a weekend. All multiples and their families are welcome, but it's mostly twins in attendance. How great would that be for Cara and Mady? I'm sure they would love it. There's a parade, contests, and activities to celebrate being a twin. Hundreds of sets of twins for Mady and Cara to get to know! A special event to celebrate being a twin sounds exactly like something the twins could use in their lives. And hey, maybe TLC could have all of their families attend, they all have twins at the very least. It could be a TLC twins reunion.

What suggestions do you have? If this show is going to continue, and you know it is, it might as well be something all the kids can enjoy. Besides the obvious no more filming or no more Jon and Kate, let's hear your ideas. The kids have been thru a lot, and look to be facing more chaos and stress. I know we could come up with some ideas to give them at least a few hours of escape.

91 comments:

LAP said...

The twin thing sounds like a really great idea for Cara and Mady. Heck, even if J&K took just them what fun that would be!

And ya know...I was thinking about this very topic the other day while watching reruns. Mady and Cara are made to do a lot of 'baby' things just for the little ones.

I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old and my 6 year old is definately getting to be on a different level than my 4 year old. I've been wracking my brain on what I can do with them this summer where they both will have fun but won't feel like one is doing something that is too old for them and the other feeling like its too babyish.

I still haven't come up with anything and will be looking here on what I can do with my own kids. LOL

met said...

Twins day sounds like an awesome idea!

jill said...

A trip to visit "dad's mom" or some of kate's family (uncle kevin or aunt jodi)

organizedblogroll said...

I miss Aunt Jody and Beth. General interaction with others besides Kate & Jon fussing at each other and on luxury trips. Even the old shows where Kate was grocery shopping keeps my attention more than her at a spa.

In Shock Still.... said...

This would be a good time for J&K to pack up their kids and go somewhere where there are no phones or cameras.

Camping. The kids loved it when Jon planned a camp out in their backyard, they should do that again.

HannaBelleLechter said...

Even though our suggestions are well-intentioned, I would never offer any. If TLC or the Gosselins' PR firm reads here, I personally wouldn't want to give them the benefits of my brainstorming or empathetic reaching-out to the children.

Corporations such as TLC, the Gosselins, P&G, etc., care only about a bottom line, without regard to human casualties. So I won't contribute anything to make their lives easier, at the possible expense of the ongoing emotional health of the Gosselin children.

Twin B (with Twin A backseat posting) said...

I've been to many Twins Days and we wouldn't miss it for anything. Every year people ask if Mary Kate and Ashley have every come and in the past few years people have asked about the Gosselins. I think MK&A are more of a possibility that the Gs!

It would be fun for Mady and Cara, (we started going when we were around their age) It would be great if it were a camera free family weekend.

Other suggestions would be going to "dad's mom's" house or camping at Grandma and Grandpa Krieder's campground!

beachluvin said...

Honestly, I think its a bad idea. No way would the focus be on the twins. Kate would take the opportunity to make it all about her and take the stage and charge admission.

Let's focus on getting these kids off the television instead of trying to come up with new episodes. No matter how much fun it may appear to be, the kids are working and it's time to pull the plug.

I feel so bad for the kids, especially Mady and Cara. I do think it would be fun for Mady and Cara to attend twins day but only without the cameras and with Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin.

Sorry.

C said...

I *heart* the idea of Twins Day! It sounds like a lot of fun, and would probably be a good idea for all of the kids--meeting a lot of multiples might give 'em a taste of normality to balance out being treated oh-so-specially the rest of the time.

(Especially Mady—she’s my favorite. She’s so smart and needs so much more love and attention than she receives. On the episode when they got the puppies, I actually teared up a little when she begged to get a puppy that loved only her. I mean, imagine being 8-9 years old, and so starved for attention and love that you think a puppy will replace what you aren’t getting from your mommy and daddy!)

JenTru said...

I like the twin day idea too, especially if the tups (and Kate) are left at home. The show is such a disaster, een TLC knows it! I thought this was really interesting, it is an old commercial for Table for Twelve, but the words they used really hit home:

"Monday nights on TLC keep geting bigger and better! The new, hot series Table for Twelve is bringing family back! It's about love, it's about compassion, it's about being together. Spend time with the Hayes family, the newest addition to TLC!"

So, apparently even TLC knows that Jon and Kate Plus Eight is no longer about family, love, compassion or being together. At least they're honest!

I mostly just wish the show would end, but if it didn't I wish they would use static cameras that just showed the kids doing evberyday stuff, with the not-a-nanny or whoever. Everything is so staged and awful. But they can't show anything "real" since their real lives are such a mess. This whole thing is so sad.

lori said...

I live very close to Twinsburg, Ohio and let me tell you......we don't want them here.......

Ome Omy said...

I say, let all the kids go to an away camp, all summer, for their respective age groups and film just them! Meanwhile, Kon can duke it out, kill each other, whatever strikes their fancy and the kids get a vacation from their two pathetic excuses for parents!

Marissa said...

I read on this blog a few weeks ago that Kate Gosselin would be making an appearance in my neck of the woods, and thought hmm...maybe I'll make a detour during my day and check things out. Last week when you posted that her book tour schedule had been removed from the Zondervan website (in conjucntion with the whole Jon/mistress scandal) I figured she would be cancelling this event, but decided to walk the five blocks to Barnes and Noble and check things out. I wanted to look at their MCAT study guide collection anyways. Okay, okay-- I was just being nosy like 90% of the 'crowd' there, I'm only human! As I entered the store (a relatively empty store--SHOCKING!) I passed a really creepy looking middle aged guy scouring the pictures of Eight Little Faces with a sh*t eating grin. Wow. Then as I rounded the corner, I was blinded by the light surrounding her madgesty and had to push my way through a crowd of screaming fans! Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. Maybe not blinded by the light, but definitely by the bright orange tan which is just as shockingly Oompa Loompa-like in real life! There were about FIVE security guards standing around the stage. Kate was sitting very uncomfortably in a chair (unfortunately it was not a white plastic one) with her oh-so-very 'green' fiji water, waiting..begging..for someone to "please come up so I can sign your book and this whole situation become a little less awkward for 5 seconds!" In reality, there were about 15 or so people there--including security guards--standing around the stage, staring, taking pictures, whispering gossip. Every couple of minutes a 'fan' would make their way to the stage so she could sign her/his book(s). You could not make your way to the stage unless you had a book with a prewritten message that Kate could copy. Surprisingly, she was very friendly and smiley, and while it didn't come off as fake or forced, it did all come off as very uncomfortable and awkward. I almost felt sorry for her--almost. After about 10 minutes of Kate sitting alone at the stage, waiting for the occassional book to sign (side note: Her hair seemed more porcupine-y than usual!), she walked off stage and headed to the 'Green Room.' It was 12:50. The signing started at 12:30. Over the next half hour, about 15 or so people queued up to wait on the Queen, while everyone else gossiped away! One of the Barnes and Noble staff members laughed when someone commented "She must be too cool for us!" and responded sarcastically, "I guess so!" When someone asked if Kate could sign a piece of paper for her instead of a book, the staff member responded, "Nope, only her books or an US Weekly!" I almost died. When Kate finally came back on stage about 30 minutes later (yes, I was still there--I told you I needed MCAT books!)--without any acknowledgement of the people who were waiting--a young lady next to me, who I think was a bit slow and had no filter whatsoever shouted, "Wow, she must have come straight from the Bahamas!" Everyone giggled uncomfortably. Five minutes later, the line was again gone. Kate told the last 'fan' who happened to be a little girl who had skipped school to see her, to "do 'extra good' on [her] homework!" and walked immediately off the stage..again. So all in all, the experience was worth the 5 block walk! I sure got my laughs for the day and thought you all would enjoy the story, too!

Liesl said...

What would I like to see the kids do?

Get dirty. Outdoors, involving some combination of dirt *and* water.

Build a big sandbox, put em' in playclothes (or swimsuits), hook up the hose, and turn 'em loose.

Then, popsicles for everyone...

Stupid Girl said...

I'm all for the sending them off to camp idea. Can you imagine Kate freaking out bc of all of the germs? Communal showers, bunk beds slept in by other kids....oh, horrendously horrendous.

Daner said...

I think Hanna said it best, I too agree

HannaBelleLechter said... Even though our suggestions are well-intentioned, I would never offer any. If TLC or the Gosselins' PR firm reads here, I personally wouldn't want to give them the benefits of my brainstorming or empathetic reaching-out to the children.

Corporations such as TLC, the Gosselins, P&G, etc., care only about a bottom line, without regard to human casualties. So I won't contribute anything to make their lives easier, at the possible expense of the ongoing emotional health of the Gosselin children.

Addison said...

I think the twin convention would be fun for Cara and Mady. However, I don't think the 'tups should go with them. They might end up getting all the attention (as usual) on a day that is supposed to be special for the twins. JMO.

Merry Merry said...

I think it would be great for the kids if they could spend the day with their cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

TLC could name the show "Family Day at the Gosselins".

Like THAT would ever happen, lol!

met said...

Hannabella and inshock....you two are definately right.

marsneeze said...

Bring back the dogs!!! We love the dogs!!! It might be more fun this time especially since Daddy is in the Dog House and they won't be lonely at night.

Hopefully those poor kids have no idea what is going on in the tabloids and tv right now. Hopefully movie night doesn't have any commercials from TMZ on when they are having their popcorn.

Burnt Orange doesn't work on you, Kate said...

Marissa, I so enjoyed your story. :D Especially when someone yelled she must've just come back from the Bahamas. Her whole orange-ness is creepy.

Northeast Ohioan said...

lori said...
I live very close to Twinsburg, Ohio and let me tell you......we don't want them here.......

5/06/2009 2:58 PM

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As a fellow northeast Ohioan, I second that. Kate's done a fine job of staying out of Ohio (as far as I know) and we need to keep it that way.
Also, why would she want to be with a bunch of multiples? Isn't SHE the only one to have ever had them? (j/k ;-)

cassandrau said...

Marissa said...
When someone asked if Kate could sign a piece of paper for her instead of a book, the staff member responded, "Nope, only her books or an US Weekly!"

So wait wait wait. She's signing US Weekly, or is that sarcastic? If she's signing US, DOES SHE HAVE NO SHAME????????????????

Annie said...

I agree with HannaBelleLechter and Daner. Why should we give the production company any idea's!

All we would be doing is adding to the exploitation of the children.
Let the Kon's get a real job to support their family.

I do not mean any disrespect said...

I do not mean any disrespect, but lets get this show off the air.
These kid have enough "fun" days due to the fact they have two boderline parents that are full of hubris and greed!

How about a day where the so called 'parents' act like adults and not scam artists.

WTH? said...

It looks like J&K need to stay home and take care of their kids. Jane doesn't need to party and sleep around and QFI needs to stop talking about being a good mom and just try to be one.

If they weren't so selfish maybe just maybe they'd put their kids first.

PhillyHockeyMom said...

Maybe the next epsidoe of Jon and Kate will be on Cheaters! Joey Greco would have a field day with Kate!

Anonymomma said...

I really liked Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin. I also liked Beth and Bob. However, on a legal standpoint, I think they could and should be doing more. Sorry but it's just how I see it. In PA, there are grandparents rights. kate's parents can actually sue for visitation every other weekend. Im not certain but I'm pretty sure Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin can too, given the facts that they are family and have spent countless hours per week with the kids before being cut out of their lives.

If I were them, I'd ave gone to an attorney by now and secured some sort of visitation. These kids can use it. I think they are also dropping the ball by allowing Kate to bully them all out of the picture. Jon's family too. What are they so afraid of?

Mother of Two (we stopped when we couldn't afford more) said...

If Jon and Kate drag the kids to the Today Show on a school day, it's only to use the kids as a buffer, so whoever is asking them questions won't ask the embarassing questions about cheating, divorce, etc. in front of the children. Once again, Jon and Kate use the kids for the parents own selfish purposes. Those kids need some stability, they need to be in school, living a normal life, not paraded in front of cameras one more time. Ditto for any other talk shows Kate drags the kids to from this day forward: it's only to avoid the hard questions in front of the kids. Kate has been making the talk show rounds without the kids for months now. Kate kicks her kids to the curb, but when she needs them to cover for her...all a sudden she has time for them....yuk....

Donna said...

Cassandra, I think it was just a joke. lol :)

zoey said...

Joel could visit Beth .. since he used to call her MOM

lindahoyt said...

How about a "special day with Mommy" for the boys? Each boy individully gets a day out alone with their mom, doing whatever they want!

Oh, I know...How about a day where Mommy hugs the boys, kisses the boys and plays only with the boys, and tells them how wonderful they are? Where she praises them and isn't allowed to say one derogatory thing about them.

How about a day where daddy makes all the decisions and slaps Kate right in the mouth, when she is mean to the kids or to him? Oh I know....and he grabs her shoulder and jerks her, because she doesn't do what he says. I think that would be fun for everybody!

Oh! I know...how about a day where there is no "helpers" at all, and mommy has to do all the cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids all by herself? And she actually has to make sure they brush their teeth, and take a bath....all by her lonesome! That would be so great!

cdnmom47 said...

While I understand the intent of this segment, I really am uncomfortable 'contributing' something to a program that has yet to protect these kids.

I'm sorry but just because something is going to continue, doesn't mean I'm going to give up trying to stop it. Every day I'm writing letters to TLC, to the media to try to get these kids out from under these studio lights.

Plus, I don't watch the show and haven't watched it since early last year.

lindahoyt said...

Yes, I honestly think that the kids should get to spend a day with Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin; without their mom butting in with her stupid rules. They should get to chew gum, eat cupcakes, decorate cakes, color with markers, and play with other kids! They should get to spend a day with their grandparents, and wear clothes that don't match.

I think I will make some mismatched shirts that say, "striped circus", and send them to the kids!

cassandrau said...

Hey, I would totally pay for an US Weekly signed by her. ;) Haha.

SaNdY said...

My suggestion is no more TLC cameras for these kids.....ever....the only TLC these kids need is Tender Loving Care from their family, Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin would be my picks...

BarbBe53 said...

I just watched repeats of the "special day" episodes of Collin and Alexis. I never noticed before, but Kate went to every one of the girl's special days but she didn't go to any of the boys. I worry if they will divorce how she will treat those poor little boys. We have already seen her influence on Joel and Aiden on how they freak out on any time they get dirty. Aren't the twins in 3rd grade, I wonder if the woman is their 3rd grade teacher. This story lead the E-News top story. This family needs to keep a low profile and forego the publicity.

Marissa said...

Yes the US Weekly comment was a joke! LOL

cossysmom said...

As much as we all think this should all be over, season 5 is already taped and since they have a contract, I'm sure it will air. I doubt very much that we will see a season 6.

But what I would love to see is Jon take the boys camping and use some of that expensive camping equipment that they were given, er, excuse me "bought" to use in the back yard. They can camp somewhere on their property, but out of sight of the house.

At the same time,I'd love to see Kate have a "slumber party" with the girls. Preferably one for the little girls and a separate one with the twins so they would all get their special "mommy" time. They could bake cookies, watch movies, eat junk food and giggle all night.

I'd also like to see the kids do some kind of craft project besides coloring a picture. Kate can take them to the craft store and buy lots of beads and make jewelry with the girls, Jon could do some type of simple carpentry project with the boys.

How about acting classes for the twins. Maddy would be great. I think it would be a great outlet for her. Maybe some organized sports...soccer is great for boys and girls and the sextuplets are certainly old enough to get started.

I love the idea of camp for the twins. They really need some time for themselves without the little ones.

It would really be nice if Jon and Kate each took a turn spending time with a small groups of the kids at at time, boys, little girls, twins..so they could all enjoy something together.

Who am I kidding. We'll never see these kids doing normal things. I'd be happy just to hear then TALK about having friends and family--we don't have to see them, just let us know they exist!!

In all seriousness...this entire family needs to seek counseling. These kids will need loads of help getting through this mess...

Harriet said...

Since none of the children are in third grade, no she isn't their teacher. I don't think she even teaches at the same school.

Jennifer A. said...

Send Cary and Mady away to Girl Scout Camp for a week. non-organic meals, hiking, singling songs, working as a team, it would do wonders for the two of them. I think a sampler unit would be a good introdution to scouts for them. They do handle things like bullying now.
All the kids need to do things like real kids do.

ICExploitation said...

I believe Jon (and the Twins)have already attended a Twins' Convention - his appearance was compensated as well.

HeresAGoodIdea said...

Okay this may be a little WILD and crazy but here is a suggestion for something different for all the kids (a weekend day/eve) : Get up (whenever you WANT, provided it's not 5a.m.)---watch some cartoons (any cartoons) , EAT A HOT BREAKFAST, cooked by your mother NOT a Nanny NOT your dad either but your MOM---DO NOT WEAR BIBS AS YOU EAT YOUR BKFST OFF OF REAL PLATES--drink OJ or milk NOT JuicyJuice.
Play . OUtside or in. Wear WHATEVER outfit is clean and in the drawer. NO MATCHING.
LUNCH: Sandwiches. With lunchmeat, maybe a piece of lettuce or a tomato on. Spaghettios. Cut up apples . Cookies. NO HUMMUS. Real plates again, maybe this time they are Corelle or melamine. None of them match.
Play. Outside or in. Have a friend over, if you are one of the twins. OR: alternatively, : go TO a friends' house for a few hours. Your mom drops you off, chats with the other mom (or dad) for a couple minutes.
DINNER: Meatloaf and baked potatoes with butter and sour cream. Salad and rolls. Cake for dessert; alternative: Pie with Cool Whip No "recipe book"; just your mom's meatloaf that she's made since before you were born, which doesnt require a recipe cuz there IS none.
then: Watch and/or catch fireflies outside. After darkness falls, watch a movie/DVD and eat popcorn. Change in to Pajamas. NOTHING MATCHING.
Maybe talk to Grandma on the phone before the movie starts. Tell her what movie it is and what a fun day you had.
No bath today.
BEDTIME: 9 p.m. (or so) Whenever the movie ends. TWins have a DIFFERENT bedtime than the younger ones.
GIrls decide to all sleep together for FUN. Tell stories until they drift off. Have a flashlight under the covers.
Boys are doing similar in THEIR room. They build a "Fort" with (cheap WalMart) "quilts" and blankets.
The dogs are asleep at their various bedsides.
OH WAIT I FORGOT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE WEIRDO GOSSELINS

Scratch all the above.

Treece said...

I live in Ohio and have (out of sheer luck!) drove through Twinsburg on twinsday. It's SO exciting. I secretly wish I were twin just so I could stick around, though I don't think they would mind...though maybe the would. :P

One year I even saw a "twin" truck and I can't explain it but it was so awesome, you could pretty much drive it either way, and it was limo length. Coolest thing ever. I think Maddy and Cara would love to see the various twins AND the various creations that roll through Twinsburg or Twinsday. I'm glad you brought that up because I had NOT even thought about it. :) Even the Tups could have fun with it, but I like how Kate tries to give them their own "days" and I think the twins would enjoy going alone. :D

their life is a nightmare said...

Yeah everyone start brainstorming on where the Gosselins can go for more free adventures to take their minds off the emotional BS that they have to endure.Cause there is nothing like more free stuff to fix their problems.
What they need to do is lock themselves in their million dollar estate with no cameras and all of their kids and communicate with each other (for real not for show).
And get their priorities straight.
I don't know if i've already posted this or not I got distracted when I was typing it before.so if it's a duplicate sorry.
Also, I wanted to say there are children all over this world that have to shoulder the baggage of marital problems of their parents.I would be willing to bet that a special trip anywhere is not going to help them get through it any better or magically help them to forget and grow into well rounded adults.Which I certainly don't see happening if Queen Kate doesn't return from Lalaland.

Punk Mommy said...

How about we get them off TV? I think that would be great for all of them! These kids deserve to live normal lives, but that can't and won't happen on TV... Although, sadly, it my be too late...

RealMom said...

Their priorities seem to be dragging them on Today, and Kate going on Larry King and Rachael Ray. When your whole life is on the front page of magazines and you have 8 children suffering, what can be more interesting and soothing than a nice talk with Larry King? Why not a trip for all the kids to a therapist? And don't forget the cameras.

MM2005 said...

Sorry, I just want this show to end. At this point, the thought of watching J&K pretending to be a happy family is simply intolerable. Those poor kids should be sheltered from this ugliness, and their lousy parents should not be further compensated for exploiting them.

TLC should have the good sense to run the episodes that are already filmed, and then drop this farce of a show.

I know I'm not playing along, but I vote with the people that want this show to end, now.

e said...

Twin Day would be fun for Mady and Cara, but I think it would just be a giant TLC scouting opportunity to find the next freakishly large family to torture America with.

HeresAGoodIdea said...

heir life is a nightmare said...

Yeah everyone start brainstorming on where the Gosselins can go for more free adventures to take their minds off the emotional BS that they have to endure.Cause there is nothing like more free stuff to fix their problems.
What they need to do is lock themselves in their million dollar estate with no cameras and all of their kids and communicate with each other (for real not for show).
And get their priorities straight.
I don't know if i've already posted this or not I got distracted when I was typing it before.so if it's a duplicate sorry.
Also, I wanted to say there are children all over this world that have to shoulder the baggage of marital problems of their parents.I would be willing to bet that a special trip anywhere is not going to help them get through it any better or magically help them to forget and grow into well rounded adults.Which I certainly don't see happening if Queen Kate doesn't return from Lalaland.

5/06/2009 9:01 PM

AMEN that is JUST what I was getting to in my "idea". Thank you for being more succinct than I was in summing this horse rubbish up.

BarbBe53 said...

I don't think there should be any suggestions to go anywhere. I couldn't believe I didn't notice this before but yesterday I was watching Alexis and Collin's special days and I never noticed before but Kate went to every girl's special day but Jon only took the boys on their special days. Now why couldn't she just suck it up and go with the boys on their special day? Oh that is right boys are icky. I cannot believe she is still making these appearances today. She should have been home with her kids days ago.

concerned said...

If they must continue to herd these children to special events, how about story hour at a free public library.

I'd love to see if any of them can sit still, keep their hands to themselves, and stay mentally focused, rather than just mindlessly follow along with the rest of the pack, looking extremely unhappy.

Kriss said...

I loved this comment, just had to respond. I laughed so hard....
"I say, let all the kids go to an away camp, all summer, for their respective age groups and film just them! Meanwhile, Kon can duke it out, kill each other, whatever strikes their fancy and the kids get a vacation from their two pathetic excuses for parents!"
On a serious note, I have never really watch Jon and Kate. I watched a few times and couldn't stand how she treated him, which is with no respect at all. It doesn't excuse him having an affair but they both need to step back and let those kids come first. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to see her reaction to the news since she was out of town.

Joanne said...

I would not be giving them any ideas. I want this show off the TV, period. And I also am not watching the show. If you watch , you are helping them exploit.

doubleD said...

I grew up in Twinsburg and am very familiar with Twins Days. I can't believe that they haven't made an appearance there yet, to be honest.

Sharon said...

read somewhere, that Jon caught kate with mr. gray back in February. since then they aren't together, but have agreed to stay together because they have to do one more season? Has anyone heard this? It wouldn't surprise me.

mikemom said...

I've read a few comments on the kids going camping, away to camp, and visit relatives. How about combine these - let the kids go visit Kate's mom and dad. I believe they own a campground, they would probably have a blast!
Wishful thinking.............

Philly said...

Maybe just all the kids playing with other kids? Like kids from school, the neighborhood?
They need to be separted and start making friends.

NotaKateFan said...

I have twins, I don't like the concept of "Twins Day" in Ohio at all. Maybe because I have boy/girl twins plus a singleton child, we just don't emphasize the twin thing very much in our house. The Twin Day in Ohio only perpetuates twin stereotypes that I'm not really fond of (dressing alike, the ESP thing, the same-ness of everything - yuck!) so sorry, I don't want to see the G's do Twin Day. I agree with whoever said that Kate would take over; she sure would make the day about HER and not Maddy and Cara.

No suggestion for outings on Season 5 except to grandma's house and Aunt Jodi's house and a normal park. I want to see normal things again, going to the grocery store with mommy, going to Home Depot with daddy. No more exotic vacations and backstage meetings with characters and basketball players. If they have to be on TV, I just want to see them doing normal things. How about reading with mommy and daddy? How about doing homework together? Swimming together in that pool that we aren't supposed to know about?

Robin said...

I'd like to see some honesty. Not about the alleged affairs....(that I just want to see be DONE with), but about the situation with their alienated family and friends, the not-a-nanny, etc. I want to see both Jon and Kate at home caring for their family, full-time, no book tours, no spa vacations, no traveling with or without the kids, no nothing. Tell us that yes, you have a nanny. Tell us what happened to your family and friends and be HONEST about how it has affected your children. Figure out a way to repair those relationships and tell us what you're doing (without violating the privacy of the other people, who I assume no longer have any interest in being on camera, if they even were in the first place.)

I think Kate should take the subjects of her two "books" - the scrapbook and the cookbook - and share them with her viewers. I don't care if hurts book sales. I don't care if she has a contract with a publisher. Do a show where she shares whatever little gems of knowledge are in the scrapbook (I haven't read it so I don't know), and show the family actually acting like the family in the scrapbook. Do a show (or two) where she shares the recipes/ideas from the cookbook. Cook with the kids - all of them - not just the twins or just the girls.

I agree that a camping epiosode would be great. But not in their backyard - real camping. It doesn't have to be camping with no-flush-toilets-haul-in-your-supplies-10-miles, but go to a campground and have FUN. I want to see those kids outside, and not just playing in their driveway. Go to a lake or river and splash around on the shore. Go fishing. Take a real bike ride. Build a tree fort. Play soccer.

I'd like to see the kids in real social activities with other children - playing sports, etc. (think about how often we see the Roloffs doing those things) - but I realize that no parent in their right mind would allow the J&K cameras in to their soccer practice.

I want to know what's going on with Cara and Maddy and school, and what the tups will do next fall when it's time for kg. If they're homeschooling - which I hope they are - let's show that. If they have a tutor (which I *really* hope they do), let's show that. Be The Learning Channel and demonstrate to us how a large family with 6 children the same age can effectively homeschool.

NO MORE VACATIONS where we are forced to sit and watch you spend money that none of the rest of us have at expensive resorts, amusement parks, etc. No more backstage passes to shows and athletic events and whatever. If you want to show us taking a NORMAL family vacation by taking your children camping, or to a national park, or something educational, great.

More day-in-the-life stuff. I don't want to hear about how hard it is to live in the spotlight. Get OUT of the spotlight and home with your family. You have a home and land where you could create a wonderful life for your kids without ever leaving your property. Do it. Call Matt Roloff and ask him how HE does it.

DonnieBrasco said...

Twins Days in Twinsburg is AWESOME!! I have close friends who are twins, and they have been going since they were little (they are now both 40).
It would also give Jon and Kate a chance to connect with the older children a bit on their own. I would have Jodi keep an eye on the tups while they went. The hurdle here that I see is Kate struggling to give her children attention and not herself. That seems insurmountable, but Twins Days would be a fun thing for the girls to do as a nice tradition to start thoroughout their life. Something they can have for THEM and their families when they get older.

DonnieBrasco said...

Oh, FYI - I am from Ohio. So, I hear nothing but good things about that festival.
I haven't read all other posts yet, so aplogies if someone has already covered this ground.

Stephanie said...

I hope they DON'T go to Twins Days. I have 11 year old twins and we are attending our third festival this summer. The Gosselin children might love it, but it would RUIN it for everyone else.

Ava's Mommy said...

I love the idea of twinsburgh. HOw about another 1 on 1 days to. Boys camping, fishing hunting days. Girls baking/craft days. Bring the kids back to a park and play softball, soccer a little basketball maybe. Cara/Mady Jon and Kate work at a foodbank or a homeless shelter. I think that would be a great idea. This will show compassion for others. Opposite day everything is opposite from a normal day. Kids day wake up when they want to, eat whatever they want to and go were ever they want to.. Library day. My buddy day do something special for your favorite buddy. Boys build a fort in the backyard. etc

phoenix519 said...

How about a family friendly cruise ship? The kids could participate in the age appropriate kids activities. Bring along the ENTIRE family, meaning Jon's & Kates family along with a marriage & family counselor. While the kids are having fun, J & K could have some counseling sessions every morning (after the Queen "B****" arises), then in the afternoon they (J & K) can spend time with the family members they have ostracized, and everyone get back together for dinner and socialization afterwards. Oh, and they can fire the camera crew before they go and tell TLC they are done with the show.

my9cats said...

phoenix519 said...
How about a family friendly cruise ship? The kids could participate in the age appropriate kids activities. Bring along the ENTIRE family, meaning Jon's & Kates family along with a marriage & family counselor. While the kids are having fun, J & K could have some counseling sessions every morning (after the Queen "B****" arises), then in the afternoon they (J & K) can spend time with the family members they have ostracized, and everyone get back together for dinner and socialization afterwards. Oh, and they can fire the camera crew before they go and tell TLC they are done with the show.

5/07/2009 9:42 AM

This would only work if the ship was privately chartered. Imagine the people jumping ship if they were on the same cruise as KON.

phoenix519 said...

my9cats said... This would only work if the ship was privately chartered. Imagine the people jumping ship if they were on the same cruise as KON

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LOL!

Not to mention either one of them throwing the other one overboard! ;-)

Kate NOT a genius said...

How about NOT airing Season 5, cutting your losses and letting the children have some privacy for once. Kate says they are dealing with this privately YET is touting on every talk show that will have her. Disgusting stinking white trash of a mother if you ask me. If she cared one little bit for her children then she would NOT be on the air, she would be with them at this moment. Not shooting her mouth off telling everyone what a great mother she is and how she is taking this one day at a time and how she isn't perfect. Yeah really? When did you figure that one out genius?

jill said...

As a mother of twins and a person who lives 5 minutes from Twinsburg, Ohio...be warned. Twins Days is more for older people. You have to pay a fee and it is rather boring. :(

Hmmmmm said...

What do you guys think Mothers Day will be like at the Gosselin household? OMG do you think the TLC camera crew will be there to tape it?

Blaker said...

I would like to see the pancake morning ritual...remember that? Every Saturday. The kids need NORMAL stuff like that right now.

amyinbc said...

No suggestions except CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL!!

IAMCanadian said...

put them in soccer or baseball. let them interact with some other kids... learn some skills and learn to socialize!!! That's what I would like to see

Emily said...

I think they should go to Disney world for the tups bday all mthe kids will like it better because they are now older. It would be more fun if kate was not there she shouldn't be aloud on property (lol.) All the tups will have a day free bc its there birthday but i highly doubt j&k would pay.

jonandkatewho? said...

As much as I understand others wanting to see this family leading a normal life and doing normal activities with the kids, I just want them to go away and not see them on tv anymore.

I want the kids to reunite with family who has been kicked to the curb. I want them to live their lives like normal people without freebie vacations and events all over the place, and I don't want to see it. I want them to kick the cameras out and resume living a real life.

I understand that some people would like to actually see this, but it would make for boring television for me. But it would be in the best interests of those kids. They aren't interesting enough where I really want to watch Kate read to them or do activities with them, that's not something I would want to sit and watch on tv. These kids are just ordinary kids, sorry to say. I mean no disrespect to them but they are no better or different than any other children their ages, and I don't want to watch any of those kids either.

However, I DO want what is best for those kids. No tv, no cameras, no invasions and a return to having parents who love and care for them.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I don't want to see them on t.v. either. The kids don't need "fun". The kids need love and stablity in the home. They need their Grandmas and Aunts and Uncles. They need family friends. They need neighborhood kids to play with. They need to know it is okay to dirty your clothes when you are 5 years old, and they don't have to match your sibling.

Ken said...

I'm OK with Twins Day. But, if the producers and TLC have any sense of responsibility they will put this show to bed for good.

Kate is kidding herself if she thinks she can control how these children develop emotionally and mentally. These aren't groupies fighting for the attention of a washed-up musician. These are children fighting for the attention of a overbearing attention-starved mother and a detatched father.

ganana said...

My idea: Stop doing anything, or at least stay off the road. Stay home and make cookies, do crafts, fingerpaint, pet the dog, take naps, get a bubble machine, make a garden, create a mosh pit in the back yard, smush Cool Whip all everyone, have water battles with the garden hose, read books, or be read to, have a picnic in a wildflower meadow, go fishing with cane poles, get rid of the cameras before it's too late. What a horrible nightmare these innocent children are going through, and all for $$$.

RealMom said...

Spend the summer in your beautiful new pool in your beautiful new home with your beautiful family and friends.

Ann said...

With all that room in the basement, can't Kate have one messy creative art room. We have one. It is a room full of stickers, paper, stamps, clay, perler beads, evreything creative. I bought a cheap table at ikea and my kids know the room can get messy, the table can get marked. It has been a great room for book projects and present making. I love to see my kids by choice going in art room over playing the wii.
I know Kate likes a neat house, but one room tucked away in the basement for creative fun would be great.

tallblonde said...

RealMom said "Spend the summer in your beautiful new pool in your beautiful new home with your beautiful family and friends."

Ummmmmmmmm - what friends?

tallblonde said...

Jon Can't Do Anything Right - dlisted.com
(I'm censoring a bit *LOL*)

Kate Gosselin dragged her beaten down beaver hair onto Larry King last night to pimp out that book she wrote about being a big ass ****. No, the book is about kiddes or something. But she really should write a book on how to embrace your ****ness, because she is quickly becoming my **** idol.

Of course, Larry brought up the whole "Jon is bumping on a teacher" thing. Larry read a statement from Jon where he once again denied ever getting sexy with that woman. Kate blamed fame. But she also blamed Jon for being so stupid in the brains.

Kate told Larry, "I am not a celebrity. "I am a mom and a wife. And I feel that Jon is having difficult times realizing that, you know, you can't go to the grocery store without people whipping out their cell phones, calling everyone they know and taking pictures of you. He is dealing very poorly with it. And I feel like these, you know, things are making him realize, oh, my gosh, I cannot go anywhere without everyone knowing. I look at life as a glass half full is my attitude. And I feel like we have learned a lot, the kids have gained a lot. We have benefited a lot. And life lessons is -- you will see in our show. And this is full of life lessons. Life happens. And, you know, we all have to react to what happens to us. And I choose happiness. And I choose to survive anything."

And you also choose to be the biggest **** who ever ****ed. Heather Mills better hop up her game.

You know, does Jon do anything right, Kate? I'm sure can't pee pee right. He can't wipe his *** by himself right. He can't even cry over his slaughtered balls right. ****, he can't even cheat right! The only thing he does right is do everything wrong! Preach it, Kate!

lindahoyt said...

The boys should get to decorate a cake, for pete's sake! They didn't get to decorate or eat their birthday cupcakes last year; and got yelled at for asking if they could help decorate the forth of july cake...poor things...

LKG said...

How about an episode where they take the tups to see a speech therapist and Jon and Kate meet with professionals to discuss how to get them on target for their age before they start kindergarten.

hearthis said...

day in the life...an entire season's worth. i'm talking camera-worthy real, not the real we're all suspecting is real...ride bikes, make family meals, show us your chore list...

get some ROUTINE back into your kids' lives, and your own.

fake it 'til you make it, gosselins.

Cheetah said...

Ummmmmmmmm - what friends?
Jon has friends! Oh wait, he only gets together with them when Kate and the kids aren't around.

lea said...

Isn't twin days just another show & pony act. Mady & Cara have been paraded around enough.Maybe the parents should spend time with them in Pa and stop traveling all over the place. Besides, they are too big to be doing twin thigs. I am sure that they are sick of it too.

Maybe it's time that the media and bloggers top talking and blogging about them. That would make J&K go away. Of cource they are still going to be on TV there are how many sites and blogs created JUST because of them. You really want TLC to stop taping and "free" the Gosselin 8, well stop discussing them daily!!

Heidi said...

How about a bug day?

They could get someone like Bill Nye the Science Guy to take them out to a arboretum to catch, observe, teach, and release.
They could learn about flowers and fauna.
Or have them go to a community garden and learn all about gardening geared towards kids.
Minus Kate and Jon. Do not want to see them AT ALL! Unless they are buried under a steaming compost heap.

Tina said...

As a mom of twins, I took mine when they were about a year old. We haven't been back since and we live about 20 minutes away. My husband and I both thought it was quite boring. There was not a whole lot to do even for older kids. It was kind of like a really small town fair. I do know someone who has twins that goes every single year for all three days. She has also dressed them identically for all of their lives. I don't do that. I think Kate would fit right in in that aspect-the rest not so much. I guess it's just not our thing.

Pamela Jaye said...

I think they should all go see the Hayes family.
I'm not used to seeing happy, functional families. Maybe they aren't either.

It wouldn't help, but it would be interesting to watch.

runciblespn said...

Do you think that Kate would permit her children to be lost in a sea of other twins? Uh-uh! (I am from NE Ohio and knew of TwinDays long before I had twins myself.)

Mady is in dire need of some individual attention . . . like her own show!