Sun, Seashells, and Scrapes - Monday, June 1

While Kate and Mady share some relaxing mother-daugher time in San Diego, Jon hangs with the other seven children back at home. The little kids are full of energy, but is the excitement too much when one of the sextuplets has to be rushed to the doctor?

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SctJulAmnAlxJck said...

Is this the one where the tabloids are going on about how Kate didn't go to the hospital when one of the boys hurt his finger? Now how was she supposed to do that if she was in San Diego and the kids were in PA?

my9cats said...

Gads. Who writes this crap?!

Nicole said...

Does anyone think this is to improve the perception of the Mady/Mom relationship, or to even out the twins camera time after the Cara/Jon go to Utah episode?

SpoiledMom said...

I love the promo, er not, for tonight's show:

"Sometimes when life becomes too stressful...a break is needed."

Kate flies to San Diego to go "spa-ing" with Mady in tow. This had to be filmed before the proverbial sh*t hit the fan, literally.

I, as I am sure many moms on this site, would love to run to the spa or "getaway" when things get stressful.

Must be nice to be Kate and oblivious to the recession that is plaguing the country right now.

Wonder if Kate ever thinks that first class, five star, mini-vacays and mini-mansions could be the stress inducers in her life.
um, no...

KiSSy said...

Poor Kate. She seems to be having a hard time sleeping in the bed that she made with Jon, so she's off to the Spa to try to make peace with her conscience.

In the previews Kate and Mady look so sad. Nothing like the one on one fun that Jon and Cara enjoyed in Utah.

Kate will soon learn that you can't fill the void left in her life from pushing every one out of her family's world with massages and pedicures.

I also noticed in the last episode that she is overcompensating for Jon's absence by being overly affectionate (out of character for her) toward the children. This is a very common response when a couple seperates...been there done that.

SpoiledMom said...

Now we know the explanation behind one of the boy's green hand cast that was clearly shown on the cover photo of the May issue of Ladies Home Journal. In the inside spread, some of the pics tried to hide the cast. All of the Gosselins were dressed in white. I am thinking this was all pre "Jon getting caught".

OrganicLollipops said...

This is the way it's going to be. They'll have to keep thinking of ways to get one parent out of the house for each episode until they either a) reconcile or b) divorce or c) treat the viewing public to their marriage counseling sessions.

Until I started reading this blog I literally had no idea that they are supposed to be Christian. Did I miss those episodes? If they are Assemblies of God, shouldn't there have been a lot of praying and mentioning of God? Did I miss the kids saying their prayers at night and things like that? Just wondering.

SaNdY said...

Poor Mady...stuck with just Kate alone on a 'spa' trip....Mady's acting skills on this episode should win her an Emmy nomination..

Bmoremom said...

Actually, I think this episode does not refer to Collin's cast. I think it is Alexis who gets hurt since in the previews she is holding some type of cloth on her lip, then leaves with Jon and later is shown saying she needs to drink, whatever she is holding for her mouth.

AnneMarie said...

SctJulAmnAlxJck said...
Is this the one where the tabloids are going on about how Kate didn't go to the hospital when one of the boys hurt his finger? Now how was she supposed to do that if she was in San Diego and the kids were in PA?

6/01/2009 3:53 PM
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YA! That!!! I thought she was HOME for that. And I hate the way things get edited anyway, like this has all just happened this last week. The injury was on the front page of a mag. AGES ago. The Spa trip was in April. I swear they should be forced to put dates on the darn thing. That is, IF I cared to watch them, but ACK, it would show they film more than 2 hours a WEEK.

SaNdY said...

OrganicLollipops said...
This is the way it's going to be. They'll have to keep thinking of ways to get one parent out of the house for each episode until they either a) reconcile or b) divorce or c) treat the viewing public to their marriage counseling sessions.

Until I started reading this blog I literally had no idea that they are supposed to be Christian. Did I miss those episodes? If they are Assemblies of God, shouldn't there have been a lot of praying and mentioning of God? Did I miss the kids saying their prayers at night and things like that? Just wondering.
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Yes, the Gosselins are Christian...allegedly...there was one episode of them in church and dropping the kids at the church daycare, Kate had bible verses on paper plastered all over their old house, and when they were on their North Carolina vaca last year, Leah said grace before they ate (but not before she hit one of the boys, just to balance it all out, I guess).... Kate has said that Figure 8 or TLC 'edits' out their Christianity, or something...interesting that they don't edit out the Duggars religion

Sister Snark said...

I was a member of the Assemblies of God about 7 years ago and I can say that the Gosselins are far from the typical AofG church member. Most people from the AofG pray often and spontaneously, read the Bible and speak often about God and Jesus.

I think the saddest things are seen in the previews. Previews are supposed to show the highlights that will pull viewing audiences in. Does a sullen Kate and tense Mady sitting on a beach represent a highpoint of the episode? If so, then that is just more proof how fast and far this family has fallen. They need therapy and solitude, not cameras and spas.

Level Head said...

Er, don't they have spas in Pennsylvannia. Oh wait, those are probably too $#%^ for Katie Irene, the "REAL" ones are in California.

Whatever.

Two more months, max, for this bunch of winners.

jill said...

I heard on TMZ that this was taped BEFORE she knew about Jon's girlfriend. TLC is just spinning it so it looks like they are on a break!

MommaMia said...

Can't wait for this episode. Just for entertainment's sake, b/c it actually offends me that yes, we are in a recession, and couldn't she have found a spa a little closer to home???
They are Christian and one episode included the family going to a "play" or show that was something about the Bible.

WPA said...

Kate's first book has bible veres throughout and she thanks her mom for all the prayer notes in her hospital room. Where is her mother now - they never talk about her. The book didn't say what religion they practice.

Marinka said...

I hope that the sextuplets take good care of Jon! He's at that tender age, you know...

Babs said...

Not gonna watch it. Nope. Wouldn't be prudent. Done. Over. Finished.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

This out of sequence timing is going to quickly get very irritating. They are editing and flip-flopping so much they are hoping none of us recogize when was when (not)

Just like the end of last weeks - with the back yard picnic - you can SO tell that was filmed before the "news"........arrrggghhh

Lyndsay said...

wow, when my parents were on the verge of divorce, I wish my mom had had the luxury (and money) of taking me on a spa vacation to California!

instead, I listened to the fighting from my bedroom, like most kids who's parents go through "a rough time".

twins241 said...

the bibs are back!

nice try said...

its obvious this was done before everything happened because there is a webisode on TLC with Mady, Jon and Kate being interviewed and it appears before the birthday party, season premier webisodes etc..

Alyson said...

Lyndsay said...
wow, when my parents were on the verge of divorce, I wish my mom had had the luxury (and money) of taking me on a spa vacation to California!

instead, I listened to the fighting from my bedroom, like most kids who's parents go through "a rough time".

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I totally agree. My parents divorced when I was 5, and I stood outside of the den listening to the screaming and yelling going on inside of that room. If I could have spent 1:1 time with either parent before the divorce, I would've been in heaven

Sister Snark said...

The Duggars have an agreement for the show not to edit out anything about their faith. It woudl be pretty hard to do a show about the Duggars without religious footage since they live and breathe it.

If TLC was editing out the Gosselin's faith, couldn't they change that now that they are producers of the show?

JerseyShore said...

the spa was filmed between end of season 4 (May 25? - around April 13? (around Easter). It was filmed during the twins' spring break. Don't know when they filmed the interview because they have non-winter clothes on, April or May?

Kristen said...

Alexis was too funny while she was sitting in the car and one of the camera guys I guess it was was talking to her about her lip. She was like "I have to get a needle" and made the goofiest face haha!

Sue said...

Not watching! Seems like a lot of other people aren't either!! YIPPIE!! Looking forward to the recap.

I do have a question. Who has the money to take an 8 year old to a SPA IN SAN DIEGO!! I live in Cali (I get TLC HD on east time that is why I made the comment about not watching - I could be right now) Anyways....a SPA in San Diego would be VERY EXPENSIVE. Just seems like a lot for an eight year old.

jill said...

TLC has lost me. I have no respect for this network. It used to seem "smart"...now it is just trashy.

I would rather watch The Weather Channel!

jill said...

Did not watch the first episode.

Just turned TLC off...felt SOOOO good! Kinda like my own personal F-U to Kate! LOL

JOIN ME!!!!

Angie said...

Do Jon and Kate not talk before these interviews or while she's away? I tuned in for a brief moment on this episode and found it odd that she's so shocked about the "toilet" situation and the fact that she said they have a rule not to call each other while she's away unless it's an emergency. I find it odd that a mother who supposedly loves her kids doesn't allow them or her husband to call her while she's away on a trip. Wouldn't she want to talk to them to see how they are doing or check in on her husband? I just find it weird that she doesn't but then again maybe not.

Janeth said...

Just goes to show Kate is NEVER home. She had no idea one of her kids had broken the toilet tank cover?

Also Jon is an idiot, just because the toilet tank cover is broken does not make the bathroom unusable.

Level Head said...

Jon had to go away so he could "help" physically challenged kids (well, one) on the slopes in Utah. What "help" did he provide exactly???

This episode (more than any other I think) brought home how young and immature those tups are. I was brought up in the UK and we went to school at 4 1/2 (whole day, proper school, kindergarten etc doesn't exist). At that age we wore school ties and that was one of the things you had to know before you could go to school - how to tie your own tie. I CAN NOT even imagine any of those kids being able to do something like that never mind sit still and be quiet for two minutes to actually learn something like how to read or write!!!!! They act like they are 3, not 5!

I think Mady was taken away as a bit of a bribe. "You can go away w/o everyone else if you behave more/don't give up any more information when the crew is around".......

bcsurvivor2001 said...

I so agree with the last few posts - her utter "shock" at the toilet cover breaking? give me a break......a 1.3M house and unusable bathroom due to a cracked toilet bowl LID? "now they have to use the downstairs one"......

bout as bad a mady's overflowing cup of love .............

Navi said...

I flipped the show on for a bit, it was super boring. It was obvious it was filmed before the tabloids started going crazy. I do like that new TLC show cake boss though :)

Expositor said...

Not watching any more. Someone posted about gorillas at the zoo and how it hit them that THAT is what those kids go through, and when I read THAT, it hit me.

I can't go it any more.

overwithKON said...

jill said...
Did not watch the first episode.

Just turned TLC off...felt SOOOO good! Kinda like my own personal F-U to Kate! LOL

JOIN ME!!!!
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F U Kate! Its funny, because what I want to say sounds like I am jealous, but really I am not. Anyway, yep everytime my husband and I have a rough time( around every payday!) I head to the bath tub in my bathroom and turn on the music and the water jets and tune out life. That costs me about $6 for the hot water and electricity. I wonder how much a CA spa trip costs? Arghhhhhh...... Idiot!

allissa said...

Didn't watch and didn't miss it! Already the comments show that it's the all about Kate show and damage control. Felt good to not watch!!!!!!

bcsurvivor2001 said...

this had to be before the big reveal........they are way too cordial with each other - actually even laughing and joking - relaxed and LOOKING at each other - so opposite of the opener just last week

HiThere said...

Kate-
the word is jealousy, not jealousness.
Jon-
it's eCstatic, not estatic.
Mental midgets.
Any little kids who watched, while cuddling their teddy bears, must have just loved it when Kate wisecracked- "stuffed animals-the WORST gift on the planet".
Kate is so smug and arrogant.

leesehere said...

My love cup is empty...do you think Kate will have TLC pay for a trip for me?
OMG... I watched with my 2 teenage daughters and we all laughed so hard! Love cup... Humm did TLC buy new drink cups and bibs?

Scruffy's Mom said...

Keight commented to Mady about getting purses for the girls so Mady could put their Sea World bracelets in ... did Kate and Mady go there while in San Diego?

Naj said...

Angie said...
I find it odd that a mother who supposedly loves her kids doesn't allow them or her husband to call her while she's away on a trip.

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What? Huh? I don't think I've ever known a parent of young children who didn't call them nightly while they were away.

That is just pure cold!

Jill said...

Scruffy's Mom said...

Keight commented to Mady about getting purses for the girls so Mady could put their Sea World bracelets in ... did Kate and Mady go there while in San Diego?
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Allegedly, according to Kate at least, the crew only was "allowed" to film one day and they were there for four. Right. Kate only let them around her for ONE day. Riiiiiiiight.

Pixie said...

When Mady was so proud about getting a stuffed toy for Cara and Kate called stuffed toys "the most useless gift ever"... I was SO reminded of my own mother.

My own mother, who had all of Kate's perfectionist, neat freak and control freak tendencies, along with the complete lack of affection, that managed to screw me up WITHOUT TV shows, divorce or any of those things.

Kate, covering their material needs is NOT enough- I speak from experience.

How can she say her book tours and speaking engagements are for her children? She earns a college education for one of them every time an episode airs, never mind the free stuff. What MORE could they possibly need? What in the whole world can she give them that they don't already have?

A mother who isn't absent 20 days out of 30?

Abby said...

I didn't watch tonight...how did Alexis get hurt?

Didn't Kate say in People Mag that she's on the phone with the kids "every spare moment" when she's away? But tonight said the rule is only call if it's an emergency??

Hmmm....did TLC catch Kate in another lie??

Mimi said...

Ok so if this was filmed around b'day time, wasn't that after the Season 4 finale in which Jon and Kate were very unhappy and Jon was not sure if he was going back because he couldn't just be Jon anymore? March 25 they were in Mr. Chow and then Kate was gone for almost a month, coming home early May for Mother's Day (People magazine article) and then the b'day party where they were not looking at each other. So someone explain why they are so nicey nice again on the couch when this was filmed in the same time frame as all the cheating rumors end of March until end of May. It looked to me like it was shot the same time as the season 5 premiere last week on the couch. What a crock!

WishIWasAtASpa said...

1. It is so incredibly obvious that TLC is monitoring this site because each episode they try to explain away some of the criticism the gwoppers hand out in the comments. How great would it be to get paid to read GWOP all day?

2. Whose Mercedes was Jon driving when he was taking Alexis to the pediatrician? Of course they only showed small bits of the car but from the looks of the wheel and the curve of the rear of the car it appears to be an S-class and also it seemed to be bigger than an E-class. The price of a brand new S55 can approach 100k. Just guessing that it is an S-class.

3. Jon and Kate keep talking about doing the show to support their kids, well just maybe they would be able to support their kids if they didn't spend money like it is going out of style.

4. Why in the world did they need a big giant bus to drive them to Charm City Cakes? Why not take the Sprinter and use less gas. Gosselin's Going Green is such a crock of baloney.

5. Yes, I did watch but from my 20 year old crappy tv left over from college that doesn't have any type of cable box attached to it. I am paranoid about adding to the viewership numbers.

5. What kind of ridiculous dinner was Jon serving those children while they were wearing bibs and sitting in high chairs? Do those poor kids ever get a hot meal?

Jill said...

I like the rest of ya'll, refuse to watch this show or the TLC channel anymore. TLC has lost all credibility in my eyes.

I can not believe after all the negative comments about this show and the obvious concern for these children, TLC and the Gosselins insist on continuing with the show.

I cannot believe these people and TLC cannot see the danger this show imposes on these children. I guess they just don't care. Everyone in America now knows, these kids names, where they live, where they may possibly go to school, what they like, what they don't like, their temperament, intimate details about their personal lives, and where they might be at any given moment.

We are aware of the dangers of children giving away too much personal information on the internet and are constantly reminded to talk to our children about it. We are warned to tell our children not to share this type of information; especially to an unknown audience.

These parents are advertising their childrens' personal information and broadcasting it to millions. Actually, these kids are sharing even more extensive intimate details than I think our own children would themselves.

I do not understand how the authorities have not gotten involved before it came to this. If I plastered videos (with the explanation that I wanted to document their lives and for the viewing audiences entertainment) of my small children using the bathroom, walking around with their hind end showing while their pants are around their ankles, and hysterically crying, among other things, the authorities would be all over me. And because the parents are getting paid by TLC for permission to broadcast personal information and the use of these images makes it even worse.

Teryn said...

SpoiledMom said...
Now we know the explanation behind one of the boy's green hand cast that was clearly shown on the cover photo of the May issue of Ladies Home Journal. In the inside spread, some of the pics tried to hide the cast. All of the Gosselins were dressed in white. I am thinking this was all pre "Jon getting caught".

6/01/2009 4:24 PM



I'm pretty sure the article in Ladies Home Journal ( the cover of which was Collin with a bandaged hand ) said the interview and photos for that cover were done in December.

proudmama2 said...

OMG I have been watching Jon and Kate since the beginning and I am so done with the show. I will no longer watch it. In the beginning us Mom's could relate. However as a stay at home Mom I can't relate to fake tans,time at the spa and a stylist dressing me each day. This was suppose to be a "reality" show there is nothing real about it! I saw on aol an article about how Jon gets a motorcycle and Kate gets a pink scooter from OCC. Did they get those free too??? I think at $75,000 per episode and whatever they get from Beth's oops I mean Kate's book deal they need to start paying their own way... they certainly can afford it now. I will no longer watch the show they need therapy and those kids need to know what a normal life is.

BMWoP said...

Abby said...

Didn't Kate say in People Mag that she's on the phone with the kids "every spare moment" when she's away? But tonight said the rule is only call if it's an emergency??

Hmmm....did TLC catch Kate in another lie??

6/01/2009 7:37 PM

Yep. Thought the very same thing when I heard her say that. I think the latter is the "reality" ( no news is good news ). There's no way she is on the phone with her kids when she is away, except maybe to say good-night when she peels herself away from Gray.

Kent S from Georgia said...

These were my two favorite lines from Kate (not direct quotes):

* "We spent four days in San Diego but I only let you film one so that we could spend time alone." No, you filmed one day, focusing on the spas logo an amenities so you could get the trip for free.

* "She is eight and a half. Time goes by so fast and then you cannot do this." True, when the kids are older and aren't cute . . . the free meal ticket is gone.

proudmama2 said...

OMG I am not sure why I will watch this show. Kate is so phony, When she first started the show I could relate. I can't relate to a Mom with a fake tan, and obviously has a stylist dressing her. I saw on the internet that Jon got a chopper from American Chopper and Kate got a pink scooter, were those free too??? Come on at $75,000 per episode plus her book deal I think they can afford to pay their own way now. That show is as fake as Kate's white teeth and spray on tan! I think this was the last night I will watch. They need serious therapy and need to give those kids a normal life away from cameras.

anotherthing... said...

i am proud to say that i did not watch. sounds like i missed a whole lot of the 'same-old-same-old'....

from the comments that are being left... i cant help but wonder if they "only taped 1 day" in san diego actually means that they didnt get much footage of the 2 of them together/not pouty/not fighting etc etc...

and... i can NOT get over that kate doesnt talk to 'home' while shes gone???? a "rule" that unless its an emergency...????

pretty telling.

babeeberry said...

I didn't watch but I did hear some strange shrieking from Kate about Mady's behavior in the airport...and how Mady's "love cup?" is running over?! Please....Kate....Please. No amount of ass kissing is going to erase any of the ugly things you have said publicly about your beautiful daughter Mady. Children may be quick to forgive at her innocent age, but when they grow older (like me!) they become a whole lot less forgiving. Your daughter was probably dragged to Ca. for some new show material as she is just 1 of the 9 props in the new "Kate Gosselin Sympathy Hour."

Ugh, sorry. Kate is working my last nerve. Thank goodness I didn't watch tonight.

~~Kristin~~

anotherthing... said...

jill said:

"...If I plastered videos (with the explanation that I wanted to document their lives and for the viewing audiences entertainment) of my small children using the bathroom, walking around with their hind end showing while their pants are around their ankles, and hysterically crying, among other things, the authorities would be all over me..."

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you are exactly correct, jill. very well put.

marypoppins said...

Level Head said...
This episode (more than any other I think) brought home how young and immature those tups are. I was brought up in the UK and we went to school at 4 1/2 (whole day, proper school, kindergarten etc doesn't exist). At that age we wore school ties and that was one of the things you had to know before you could go to school - how to tie your own tie. I CAN NOT even imagine any of those kids being able to do something like that never mind sit still and be quiet for two minutes to actually learn something like how to read or write!!!!! They act like they are 3, not 5!
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Im glad you brought this up. Fisrt I did not watch either episode tonight.

In my country in the Caribbean the school system (never mind being independent for decades) follow the Bristish Education system. Children start Primary School at ages 4-5. In the recent past, the government introduced free pre school education ages 2 1/2to 4/5

The tups speak more like toddlers and their actions are babyish.

Preschool here is 5 days a week school 5-6 1/2 hrs a day and includes more seat work than artwork and crafts.
They spend way more time with paper and pencil than with construction paper and gluesticks.

A five year old here can def dress themselves, wipe themselves, cut with scissors, write their names, count in 2's, 5's and 10's, tell time, recite poems, READ and the pre schoolers here can spell "camera" and "cleaned".

At age 5 most kids are already enrolled in music lessons, dance , martial arts etc

Anyone having a meltdown like they do would be stared it.

I hope i have not stepped on anyones toes. Im just comparing what I see on tv to my everyday life.

ICExploitation said...

I think Mady was taken away as a bit of a bribe.I think it was more of a punishment. I think spending one on one time with their mother is a punishment and something to be fearful of for all of them. Except maybe Hannah.

HannaBelleLechter said...

I didn't watch but appreciate reading your comments. I'm floored that Kate wouldn't be in touch with her children while away from home. Who the heck is she always talking to on her cel then? We will have to speculate.

The splicing and editing and backdating sound amateursville. Poor TLC. It doesn't know if it's coming or going with how to present Jon and Kate to their best advantage. I think it's a losing battle because, at this juncture, neither Jon nor Kate looks like a decent parent or spouse -- or human being.

How will the network present the Emeril episode or the American Chopper show? Both of those shows have Kate and Jon together -- pre-big-reveal-of-his-cheating-heart -- pretending to still be a couple. If TLC wasn't an enabler of pure child-exploitation, I'd be feeling sorry for them. But I can't muster any sympathy for Ms O'Neill & Co.

marypoppins said...

Jill said...
I like the rest of ya'll, refuse to watch this show or the TLC channel anymore. TLC has lost all credibility in my eyes.

I can not believe after all the negative comments about this show and the obvious concern for these children, TLC and the Gosselins insist on continuing with the show.

I cannot believe these people and TLC cannot see the danger this show imposes on these children. I guess they just don't care. Everyone in America now knows, these kids names, where they live, where they may possibly go to school, what they like, what they don't like, their temperament, intimate details about their personal lives, and where they might be at any given moment.

We are aware of the dangers of children giving away too much personal information on the internet and are constantly reminded to talk to our children about it. We are warned to tell our children not to share this type of information; especially to an unknown audience.

These parents are advertising their childrens' personal information and broadcasting it to millions. Actually, these kids are sharing even more extensive intimate details than I think our own children would themselves.

I do not understand how the authorities have not gotten involved before it came to this. If I plastered videos (with the explanation that I wanted to document their lives and for the viewing audiences entertainment) of my small children using the bathroom, walking around with their hind end showing while their pants are around their ankles, and hysterically crying, among other things, the authorities would be all over me. And because the parents are getting paid by TLC for permission to broadcast personal information and the use of these images makes it even worse.
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There are dangerous people out there and they have probably purchased the picture book, mug ( selling a mug with you kids pic on it???) and dvds.

The kids are currently kept safe in their estate and always surrounded by bodyguards.

But what happens when they get older and go out into the world on their own at 14, 18, 21? How will they be protected then?

SAHM said...

How do you go about finding out how many viewers there were for these two episodes???

Pauper Princess said...

I also thought the phone call thing was weird. My hubby and I call each other every day, and I'm only at work! :)

Also - Jon may have not been ALLOWED to let the boys use the "broken" toliet, or maybe it was his way of punishing them.

marypoppins said...

proudmama2 said...
OMG I am not sure why I will watch this show. Kate is so phony, When she first started the show I could relate. I can't relate to a Mom with a fake tan, and obviously has a stylist dressing her. I saw on the internet that Jon got a chopper from American Chopper and Kate got a pink scooter, were those free too???
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J and K people PR people I hope you are reading...It will be very cool if they donate or sell the scooter and bike and give the proceeds to charity.

Jana said...

HiThere said...

Kate-
the word is jealousy, not jealousness.

Jon-
it's eCstatic, not estatic.
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LOL! I didn't watch tonight, but your comment, esp about Jon, reminds me of a spoof they used to do on In Living Color. Anyone else remember when they used to spoof Mike Tyson and his language. Estatic was one of the words! lol

Chuckles said...

I am glad to see Mady had a great time in San Diego. Maybe Kate has changed since the dissolve of her marriage!
Also, whose car did Jon drive Alexis to the Dr in?
Alexis was so cute with her Frappacino! A bit to much sugar for a 5 year old in my opinion but whatever!

Jana said...

I also can't get over the rule that Jon and Kate don't call each other (or I guess let the kids call them) when they are not at home. That is definitely bizarre, and sounds like pure Kate to me. When she's away from home, the last thing she wants is a pesky phone call from Jon or any of the brats, errr, her kids. Especially if she is busy with Mr. Nield. That is grounds for severeness!!!

All snarkiness aside, that blows my mind. I would never, and I cannot stress it strongly enough, never tell my son he could not call me. Even when I'm at work, he may call me after school, two or three times if need be to say hi mommy, I did my homework Mom, what's for dinner, etc.

It's unnatural to want to be disconnected from your kids when you're away -- totally unnatural!

GAmom said...

Producers are obviously following GWoP! We are nice to the help!(Mady being served at the hotel) Our lives aren't constantly being filmed! (We let you film one day out of 4) Oh, and we do have a little "help" at home! (Jon about the babysitter). Lame, lame, lame, TLC. Please try to be a little more subtle next episode.

wendyzr said...

I can't watch anymore. I'll go on here to hear what I can tolerate.

But I have to know...what EXACTLY is the rule about not calling while she is out of town? Who can't call? Jon or kids or both? Please explain because that will really do it for me.

It would prove she LOVES leaving those kids (like we don't know that already) and would not quit no matter what. I could not stand to not talk to my kids if I were away for any length of time.

Please tell me I misunderstood about the "rule"

carol said...

First off, since when does Kate sit around the house dressed in a silk tank. What happened to the person who wore sweats, shorts, and t-shirts. I know when I am at home, I am always dressed to the nines for my children, yeah right!
Why are the sextuplets still wearing bibs at age 5??? Seriously, they should know how to eat without making a mess by now.
I feel bad for Jon. He seems like a really good Dad with the kids, but Kate has destroyed him as a man. How long can you take being talked to like a dog?

worried about the kids said...

marypoppins said...
But what happens when they get older and go out into the world on their own at 14, 18, 21? How will they be protected then?
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Exactly!!!!!!!! I don't think that the show will last long enough for them to still be filming at these ages (at least I HOPE not - but I bet if Kate has her way they will be.) Who knows what kind of sick, twisted, psycho is out there watching these kids? THIS is one reason that I just can't understand why this show is still on TV. If this were my family, I could understand the curiosity and MIGHT agree to a yearly update, but the thought of some crazy person becoming obsessed w/ my kids would terrify me. This is why even the more "wholesome" reality shows about families (Little People, Big World - 18 Kids & Counting)creep me out. Even though those shows aren't filled w/ the nastiness that J&K+8 is it still concerns me that the parents allow their children to be broadcast on TV sets all over the world. Of course it's not likely, but it's certainly possible that something tragic could happen to these kids. The young woman who was shot by a crazed fan @ her home in the 80's(can't remember her name sadly), Selena, & John Lennon all come to mind - heck even David Spade was attacked w/ a taser by a former employee (I think). WHY DOESN'T KATE SEEM TO BE CONCERNED W/ THESE THINGS? I wonder if she plans on having bodyguards around for the rest of their natural lives? yeah...that's totally "normal" - just like the "average" family.

TinyDancer said...

Alyson said...
Lyndsay said...
wow, when my parents were on the verge of divorce, I wish my mom had had the luxury (and money) of taking me on a spa vacation to California!

instead, I listened to the fighting from my bedroom, like most kids who's parents go through "a rough time".

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I totally agree. My parents divorced when I was 5, and I stood outside of the den listening to the screaming and yelling going on inside of that room. If I could have spent 1:1 time with either parent before the divorce, I would've been in heaven

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So if you wish that you could have gotten the opportunity to have 1 on 1 time with your parent, why not celebrate the fact that Mady got it?? I am happy she got to spend time with Kate alone. The both seemed very peaceful and relaxed. I actually found it refreshing and a nice change.

carol said...

Oops, posted on a combo of the two episodes in my post, sorry!

Lyndsay said...

I haven't seen this part mentioned in the comments yet - Kate said, while sitting next to Mady on the couch, that Mady was "awful and horrible" in the airport on the way there - which is a nice thing to say about your kid as they're sitting right next to you!

Kbrs23 said...

I was wondering about the car Jon was driving as well. The reply is on right now and I noticed there are a million Honda commericals on during it. So I went back in and looked and I think he was driving a Honda. It looked like the Honda 'H' on the steering wheel.

Lyndsay said...

HannaBelle Lechter said: "How will the network present the Emeril episode or the American Chopper show? Both of those shows have Kate and Jon together -- pre-big-reveal-of-his-cheating-heart -- pretending to still be a couple. "

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but I thought the American Chopper episode was only filmed within the last couple weeks?

jennifer said...

carol said...
First off, since when does Kate sit around the house dressed in a silk tank. What happened to the person who wore sweats, shorts, and t-shirts. I know when I am at home, I am always dressed to the nines for my children, yeah right!

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When she is just sitting around the house with the kids she is wearing a sweatshirt. She only put on the tank when she found out they were going somewhere. So the "person who wore sweats, shorts and tshirts" was on tonights episode.

gasmom said...

The truth from Kate Gosselin: "I know it looks like it's all about me all of the time." Wow, more self-aware than I gave her credit for (or perhaps she is simply reading the lines she was given).

...which was followed by the biggest lie ever: "Everything I have always done is for my kids."

Really? What about...

- The boob job, tummy tuck, and teeth whitening?
- Ever-present "bodyguard" Steve?
- Cutting off ties with their closest family members?
- Going tanning on their birthday?
- Dragging them around on trips despite their constant meltdowns?
- Promising that mommy and daddy would be together forever, knowing this is not true?
- Isolating them from other kids?
- A revolving door of pseudo-family members consisting of paid helpers, cameramen, and nannies?
- Being gone for 2/3 of the month?
- Badmouthing Daddy to People and EW magazine?

Yep, all about the kids.

Did anyone notice how she was quick to point out that the San Diego trip was several days but she only allowed filming for one full day? Liar, liar. We saw them in the spa itself, and also on what they said was the last day of their trip... suggesting that this WAS filmed on more than one day. And would a child, unprompted, really request a trip to SAN DIEGO out of the blue (perhaps this coincided with her book signing)? That trip was so fake, and I hate to say it, but Kate acted like she couldn't stand Mady. I really hope Mady didn't pick up on that.

Does anyone believe that Mady and Cara had any part in planning her birthday surprise, or that the sextuplets concocted the bus dialogue on their own? Or that Kate, not knowing what the surprise was, took the time to change into tight jeans, a pink silk top, the leather jacket, and pink heels before leaving? Oh, and the money shot: Kate pretending that this wasn't planned solely by production in advance: "Oh, my, there is a bus!" Kate was syrupy SWEET ("Hiiiii, Mary Alice!!!! with enthusiastic waving) when coming into the store.

And, finally, is there a single soul that believes Jon's trip to Utah was charity-based?

J&K, I'm not buying the BS you're selling.

gasmom said...

Now that I think about it, Kate's "we allowed you to film one full day" comment probably had more to do with her being gone 3/4 days they were in San Diego on signings, etc., rather than some newfound scruples about privacy. The filming day was probably the only day she actually spent with Mady.

Her comment about being on the elliptical the morning she received the call about Alexis was revealing; where was Mady while she was in the hotel gym? Hmmm...was it the not-nanny or Steve that was left with babysitting duties? And why would there be a nanny/babysitter with them if they were together for the 4 days?

gasmom said...

Sorry, I did a combo post as well.

Jacksprat said...

Wow, that was boring.

Not sure why I bothered to watch, because both episodes were really boring and pointless.

peaches927 said...

I couldn't help but watch and I thought the episode was kind of boring. I made note of a few things though:

1. It is really obvious that K8 is trying to look like a good mom, but I think it's too late. We've already seen who she is.

2. Jon says that this season they will sometimes interview on the couch together and sometimes separate depending on how things are going.

3. The swing set from the old house is finally in the beginning stages of being put up by Jon and the crew.

4. K8 made it a point to tell us that she and Mady were in San Diego for "4 full days" and only allowed one day to be filmed because it was important for her to spend time alone with Mady. If this was really her intention, then kudos to her, but we all know that K8 did not make that decision on her own. PR people are hard at work.

5. Jon decides to take the other 7 kids for yet another walk in the woods with the sticks to see the deer. He complains about how loud they are and then Alexis falls and bites straight through her lip. Jon calls the pediatrician and then Kate, who knew something was wrong because they usually only call each other if there is an emergency. (We suspected as much given her usual surprise on the couch when Jon tells what the kids have been up to while she's gone) They say that all of the kids really like going to the doctor and Alexis wasn't even crying. She was excited to go to the doctor alone with her father. Maybe it's the only alone time with one parent the sextuplets can count on. Sad.

6. Dictionary K8 says that when one kid gets something that the others don't, you can always count on "jealousness from the other kids"

7. While having lunch at the spa with Mady, K8 decides to degrade her 8 year old daughter instead of showing her how to sit at the table properly. She tells the attendant that "she (Mady) needs to be pushed in and (then directed towards Mady) you need your napkin on your lap please. The way 8 year olds eat! Bleeeech!" The female attendant was very sweet to Mady and calmly helped her to arrange herself. I am glad that K8 said please, but she was very hateful in her approach. Another golden learning and bonding opportunity missed.

8. Mady was very sweet and wanted to pick out souvenirs for her brothers and sisters. When she proudly told the camera that she got Cara a stuffed turtle, K8 took the opportunity to bitch about stuffed animals by saying that they are "the most useless gift on the planet". Poor Mady. K8 just can't hold back her ugliness.

9. Towards the end when Jon has completed the slide portion of the swing set, Collin excitedly runs towards his sisters and says "Hannah, Daddy's building our tree house up"! K8's favorite, Hannah, has apparently been around Mommy too much because her response is "I can see that" which sounds normal enough, but it was practically dripping with attitude. I must say, I have nothing against the kids because it is not their fault that their parents have raised them badly, but 5 year olds should not have attitude!

Marissa said...

Kate-no one is buying what you're selling anymore. You've been faking a picture perfect image of yourself and in essence,lying to the public in order to make money. We don't believe anything that you say or do and can see right through your self-serving actions.

You claim that filming is no big deal to your children and yet, you made it a point that you only "allowed" filming on one day of your San Diego trip. You've also made a comment in the past about not allowing Mady's orthadontic appointment to be filmed. Yet in the show's opening it sure looks like Mady is sitting in a chair looking in the mirror smiling at her braces, as if she's seeing them for the first time.

I think that you are confusing not being filmed with not being broadcast. Just because the footage isn't being shown, doesn't mean that it's not being filmed. Cameras are only rolling four hours a week, yeah right.

nanasez said...

Any little kids who watched, while cuddling their teddy bears, must have just loved it when Kate wisecracked- "stuffed animals-the WORST gift on the planet".
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Imagine how Mady felt, hearing her mother say that about the gift Mady got for her sister. Kate is so busy trying to mug it up for the camera, trying to be so witty and funny, that she doesn't have a second's thought for what her words do to the people around her. She disgusts me.
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But I have to know...what EXACTLY is the rule about not calling while she is out of town? Who can't call? Jon or kids or both? Please explain because that will really do it for me.
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They never gave an exact "rule." Just said that they don't call while she's traveling, so they live by "no news is good news," and when she saw that Jon was calling she knew it was bad news.

Now, of course this goes against what she said not long ago, that she talks to the kids every day that she's away. But that "every day" comment also went against a previous comment, not long before that, in which she stated that she talks to Jon from the road, but it's always so noisy they can't really hear to talk to each other.

Can't keep the lies straight, but that's nothing new for them.

AeroSpice said...

"It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it?" grrrrrr, call me full of 'jealousness' but even their paper plates are the more expensive ones now. they should be grateful to even have food to put on those plates with 8 little ones running around......I hope this hype isn't all just swept under the rug..i hope someone out there is researching and documenting all of the lies TLC is supporting and condoning and contributing to..I guess one could still consider TLC a learning channel if you look at it from the point of view how NOT to act and treat ppl. Nice job TLC! Makes me all 'fluffily' inside! I feel so bad for those children.

red said...

"Nicole said...

Does anyone think this is to improve the perception of the Mady/Mom relationship, or to even out the twins camera time after the Cara/Jon go to Utah episode? "

For sure, I thought the same thing, I bet as self absorbed as she is, she reads anything about herself on the web, including the post on this site that suggested just this episode.

Sue said...

I didn't watch but I am wondering if Kate is home they have bibs. When Jon is home there isn't any? I know last week there were no bibs but Kate wasn't there.

Can anyone that watched confirm this thought?

Just curious!

Thanks!

AndiMominIL said...

Did anyone else find it really funny that Jon glued the toilet tank lid back together??? C'mon, you're making enough money you could have renovated the entire bathroom Jon! I actually laughed out loud on this one. I don't make a half a percentage of their salary, and I would have even bought a new tank lid!!!! ROFL

I know people will disagree with me, but I think Jon is a good parent. Not perfect, but I think he genuinely cares for his kids and tries to make them happy. I also think if left up to him, he'd have dumped the show a while back.

Bella said...

I must say that those previews from last week were so misleading! They made it seem like Mady and Kate were in the throes of despair and trying to cheer themselves up with a spa vacation. *insert eyerolling here* But in the actual episode Kate claims that it was Mady's idea because she wanted to have one-on-one time and go somewhere because Cara did. Apparently it had absolutely nothing to do with "le divorce" or the big reveal. Mady actually seemed HAPPY! And what happened to Jon's comment in the preview about "opting out" of the spa vacation and giving the camera a "look"? Hmmm??! It was nowhere to be found in this episode! Instead he said "oh I get to be home with the kids!" These episodes were very obviously both filmed before those incriminating pictures hit the web.


Honestly, if Jon never would have been caught with that teacher no one would even KNOW that J&K were on the rocks because on the two episodes tonight they seemed like they were acting normal with each other. Jon said that the reason they were filming interviews separately at times and sometimes together was because they both had busy schedules. Nothing at all about how their relationship is in trouble. So this begs the question, were they carrying on this charade even when the cameras weren't rolling? Those poor kids! They must be so confused. Could you imagine having your mom and dad pretending to be married while the cameras are on but then once the film crew leaves so does daddy?? Ugh. I feel so bad for them.

I just don't get why TLC is trying to spin everything to tie into their "crisis" situation here. Maybe to try to keep the viewers interested. But it really looked like any other episode from the last 4 seasons.

Dee said...

Sue said...
I didn't watch but I am wondering if Kate is home they have bibs. When Jon is home there isn't any?...
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Jon had bibs on the kids this week. But - the way TLC is juggling episodes, not sure how long ago this was shot.

ntvnat said...

An open letter to Kate Gosselin from a mental health expert:

http://victimologyblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/letter-to-my-neighbors-jon-and-kate.html

momoffour said...

sometimes when you get too much stress, you have to take a timeout and lovely trip to san diego and a spa?

get real TLC, some of us who have gotten laid off barely can afford the necessities, like food.

that promo really irked me.

chocoboat said...

I enjoyed this episode for a change, it reminded me a lot of the older episodes.

I'm so not used to seeing Happy Mady.

TeriAnn said...

I didn't have a problem with Jon repairing the toilet tank lid instead of throwing it away. The garbage that family generates must be astounding. (PAPER PLATES, BUSSES FOR TRANSPORT, ETC. )

Jon seemed like a normal father tonight and I think he is probably a pretty good father - the kids seem to like him and more importantly he seems to enjoy the kids.

But yeah, this episode was all about damage control - especially for Kate and her big mouth.
1) One on one time with her most difficult child. Check.
2) Enjoying meeting fans at book signing. Check
3) Sitting too far away from Jon on the couch (which has gotten much larger this season) to be able to smack him. Check

Will it be enough? Maybe. For the new viewer - probably. For anyone who's been watching for two years? Not so much.

ThisIsn'tRealLife said...

My mom has just battled a rare form of cancer for the past six months. I would LOVE to spend a day at the spa with her! I think she deserves a day at the spa! But you know what, we live in the real world, and as real people we just can't afford that, especially with my mom's medical bills. But wait, I just saw a Jon and Kate Plus 8 commercial with the song "Everyday People" playing. They can't be serious. Every day people are people like my mom and myself, people who go through hardships and don't have money for the spa even though we might really need a relaxing day off. And we can't just jet across the USA to California if we want to, just to spend some mother/daughter time together no matter how much we need it.TLC can NOT say that Jon and Kate are typical! Also, I didn't get my mom a cake from Charm City Cakes for her birthday because no matter how much she deserved it, we don't have the money! The Gosselins and TLC make me very mad! This is the last time I watch their show! TLC I want to see more of the REAL "every day people" like 18 Kids and Counting or the Hayes family! Stop Jon and Kate!

anotherthing... said...

does anyone know what ever happened to beth?

why arent these people (mom, dad, family, UNPAID friends, etc) from their past talking???? just kevin and jodi, so far. and kudos to them. but for two adults to have no one (who is not on the payroll) around, or in their past....

they cant ALL have signed confidentiality agreements....

am i missing something? what do you guys think/know?

ManicNarcissism said...

Angie said...

Do Jon and Kate not talk before these interviews or while she's away? I tuned in for a brief moment on this episode and found it odd that she's so shocked about the "toilet" situation and the fact that she said they have a rule not to call each other while she's away unless it's an emergency. I find it odd that a mother who supposedly loves her kids doesn't allow them or her husband to call her while she's away on a trip. Wouldn't she want to talk to them to see how they are doing or check in on her husband? I just find it weird that she doesn't but then again maybe not.

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Good catch!! Wasn't it in People that she said she is on the phone with the kids every chance she gets while away?? And now she doesn't call unless there is an emergency.

I kind of understand this, when I was working out of town, me and DH touched base once a day or so (before I had unlimited texting or we would have been texting all day long, lol!) But, I hardly ever talked to my DD. She would start crying and it would take my DH hours to get her calmed down. So sad. I hated it, and then I would be unable to cope and do what I needed to do. I didn't want to travel I had to to keep my job. And I had a trade off, I went out of town once a month from Mon-Thur and I got to work at home 2 days a week when I wasn't on the road. It still became too many days away from my family and I quit the first chance I got, even though I only have a HS diploma and had worked for 7 years on this career to move myself from Office Manager to Director. I gave it up and our financial security to not have to hear my DD cry one more night. We struggle now financially, but I would never trade money or "career" for my kids happiness.

SO THERE KATE!!! LOL!

ManicNarcissism said...

It was on People. Here is Kate's quote given to People on the tup's birthday right?

But Kate is quick to point out that even when she's not at home, she's in constant contact with her children. "I've been doing major emotional support of my kids," she explains. "All the spare time I have, I am talking to my kids on the phone. They're all pretty oblivious to what has been going on. Which is a huge blessing.

Aeris said...

I once joked about the tups possibly having a celebratory bib-burning on their 5th birthday. Hopefully the bibs are gone, for the kids' sake. We've seen post-birthday footage w/o bibs, and pre-birthday footage with them.

I am curious about the lip injury, though. I watched only two minutes, cumulatively, of the rerun tonight, the part with Jon stating the extent of Alexis' "teeth through her entire lip" about four times. Wouldn't she need stitches for something that severe? I flipped back in time to see that she was prescribed popsicles, but from the way Jon was going on about it, it sounded rather severe.

Megan said...

When I first heard Kate say that Mady asked to go to San Diego, I thought "how spoiled" I would never have just suggested to my mother that she pack up and fly me across the country because I wanted to spend time with her. Then I remebered that Mady is almost constantly working, and that she has certainly earned a vacation. I cannot even imagine being eight years old and knowing that almost have my life has been filmed and knowing that there are 38 episodes left to film this season. I'm exhausted just thinking about it! Mady earned that spa trip.

Hooked_on_Konics said...

Sister Snark said...

“I think the saddest things are seen in the previews. Previews are supposed to show the highlights that will pull viewing audiences in. Does a sullen Kate and tense Mady sitting on a beach represent a highpoint of the episode?”

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Sister Snark I think that is exactly the angle that the producers are going for. The prior seasons could be viewed as Comedy and now the shift is to Tragedy. Perhaps the hook this season is an appeal to feelings of schadenfreude in the viewers.

Natari said...

I'm happy to report I didn't watch last night but did take a peek at a commercial break from another show I was watching. I sadly saw her bashing the dogs again. They were on the couch and she said "The dogs don't like the motorized toys" Then very sadistically added "We don't care if they do not" She repeated it twice. I then returned to another channel satisfied I was correct in NEVER watching that bs again! Thanks for the recap they are starting too flounder.

woopbambaloolah said...

I didn't watch.. I started to and it got too weird and boring.. How much more can people watch of Kate going to the spa. Weird.

zoey said...

anyone else crack up when Kate was trying to show Mady etiquet and she was saying "put yer napkin on your lap" while her mouth was chock full of food!

Aguyudontknoe said...

Being that I'm a young male viewer..( my girlfriend loves this show because of the kids), I'm very disgusted by Kate. She has extremely intelligent children but restricts them from having fun... It's a shame because honestly, the kids are priveledged to go on those fun vaca's but then she party poops on their experience.. From the crayon factory to disney world.. Always overreacting when the kids acted like kids... Its one thing that it was their first time taking the kids out, but if an annual vacation come prepared and let the kids be kids... Let them get messy let them have their fun! Its almost as if they shouldn't have gone on the trip(s)in the first place.

There is so much to say about Kate.... Mainly negative things... I don t know if it's because of the productions editing or the shows story producers... But she does seem very annoying and a pain in the butt... But then again bashing Kate intensionally on the show would risk low ratings and lost of production Aka jobs... So the stuff we see on the show might just be the way Kate really is... With this seasons episodes, I noticed a huge transformation for the worse... Kate seems more " camera" ready... For example her hair and nails are done for the interviews when she never did before, she sports ( wears) heels more often and over dresses when it's obviously not the right time for her attire... Like when we was super over dressed when she was setting up the kids 5th birthday party at the park... Heels, dress and a trench coat when it almost looked like it was going to rain? No right minded person would dress like that in that weather, let alone set up a kids party in a park! Come on... And i notice the Kate gives a negative vibe when ever she mentions Jons name... Just like at the end of the episode when Kate and Mady go to San Diego, ... Kate sounded like she was 5 and basically complained that Mady mentioned that she wished that Jon was there with them... And as Kate cried that only Jon has help with the kids I couldn't help but noticed that Kate had 4 "helpers" for the birthday for the kids... Hmmmm interesting...

Also I have noticed that Kate only defends herself as Jon defends the family..And she only highlights moments on the show that involve her..

Well as much as I bash her I know nothing is going to change. And to be honest we have no right to tell her how to raise her kids... We can only say that she sucks as a parent ... And she needs to stop using the kids for air time... Because if she didn't want the attention.. She didn't have to sign for more seasons, she should just make the show bland so figure 8 would cancel the show... I know I would if the cams were getting out of hand... But then again working in the industry I already know how " reality tv" can go wrong... So I wouldn't put myself in that situation... Idk just my $0.02 and I apologize for my grammer, and typing... I wrote this all on my iPhone ... So spell check is a negative...

gorenknows said...

First I fell asleep, then I woke up and decided to go sort my sock drawer instead of watching this.

40 more episodes?
You're kidding, right?

I'm going to start getting alot more done on Monday nights.

K8TERH8TER said...

OMG! Can you say DAMAGE CONTROL??? I was laughing thru the entire episode. My husband never even watched the show until I gave him the "scoop" about what's been going on...so he watched last night just to see the craziness. Even he said it was all fake. None of it flowed, and it was clear to him that the entire episode was a "cut and paste job" where little "pats on the back" for Kate were thrown in every few shots. I thought it was hilarious when Kate made a point of saying that cameras were only with Mady and her for 1 day, and that they were left alone the other 3 days while at the spa. Ummm...if that's true...how did the cameras get footage from start to finish of the entire trip? Someone had documentation from day one until day 4. Nice try. Also...since when does MADY sit on the couch and add her 2 cents into the adult end-of-show wrap up? Guess TLC thought they had better fill in the dead space between Jon and Hate. Too funny! But the best part was at the end when Kate's "cup was runneth over" in LOVE!!! More like runneth over in vomit!!! I noticed how Jon was taken out of the screen shot when she went on and on about all the love she and the kids have for each other. His eyes were probably rolling out of his head!!!! Come on TLC...you need to do better than that if you want to convince the world everything is just 'peachy' at the KONpound. You are beginning to look as ridiculous as KON at this point. These episodes just get dumber and dumber. I'd be so embarrassed at this point to even be in this farce of a show. Kate is so into her self-celebrity status that she is blinded by how silly she looks. Jon obviously has caught on. It's amazing what people are willing to do/act like just for money.

Mom2Maddie said...

Actually I think the call rule was explained on the hair plug episode and I believe it was Jon who said it was extremely difficult on the remaining parent or sitter (in that case Beth & Jodi) when the traveling parent calls the kids because then the kids get upset/crying. Last night Jon was the one who started to say "we have a rule not to call" and then Kate repeated "we have a rule not to call when away" and added the "no news is good news."

Now I personally can not imagine not speaking with my spouse everyday because: A. I would miss him and B. I'd want to a least get a recap of my child's day. But I will say we have several friends that do not call each other daily while traveling, and do not call their kids because it upsets them. Who knows maybe they keep in contact via email. (Or kept..doesn't seem like their speaking at all anymore).

A Mother's Walk said...

I didn't watch...stayed strong. I hope you did too. xoxo

careaboutthekids said...

Great interview with Matt Lauer and a psychiatrist on the Today Show this morning. Also featured comments from Paul Peterson.
I'm feeling disappointed that so many people watched this week. Let it go...you'll read the recap and see clips on all the entertainment news shows. The only way the show will go away is if we go away.

sueshe said...

What makes better tv than gluing a toilet lid. I bet a new one replaced the glued one, and of course, at the expense of TLC!!! LOL

DYINGMOMOF6 said...

I slept on this comment because I wanted it to be "calmed" down.
I am terminally ill! I will not see my children grow up and have children!I watched this with my three teenage daughters..(my idea as I complain about this woman often they wanted to see it for themselves). The love cup was simply better then the morphine for me.(now a joke in our home)..OMG..we got the giggles.. you see Kate, TLC, PR team and anyone else involved in the show.. YOU DO NOT GET IT!!
When I die, I will not take any of my possessions...Not even "memories". I will leave them to my loved ones! So hear I sit wondering what loved ones Kate has...NO family, NO friends... Her children will come to resent her later for what was filmed..how do I know...Have you ever had your parents put on an embarrassing moment that was captured on 8mm years ago..(equal to a video camera). You want to die! It was not broadcasted for Everyone to see.
I am a wicked mom..Honestly..in the last year 19 surgeries later ..I wipe up the floor with my husband and kids if I am hurting..I feel horrible for doing it! I will do anything to take it back...take them shopping, give them money or even to get their nails done..GUESS WHAT! It does not erase the damage that I did! I can blame this Damn Cancer..the NF1..NO it is me!!!
My one daughter said you were a great mom when I was 7 and under..(great right..about when I got sick).I am done making excuses
Why am I sharing all of this.. because no matter what happens in the future you cannot take back what is done.
Will Kate learn from it? NO.
I do think Jon might!
Is this all worth it...I guess to Kate it is...another free trip to the spa!
What lesson is she teaching the kids...time is going to tell their families!
I do not care about Mr. Gray or Jon and his 23 year old.
Jon & Kate are throwing out 8 children precious moments. It cannot be made up with money or a trip to the spa. It is going to effect their families and how they raise their kids someday!
So as I sit here trying to take back the memories of me screaming in pain..unable to tell the kids why I screamed at them when they were only trying to sit next to me.. Life is to short..I will never have money, my health or a future.. I pray that my kids will remember the "better/healthy" mom. I pray that I did not screw up my great grandchildren!!!!
Kate said it all last nite.. I could talk to her! Kate a normal mom does not take their kids to a spa in California..even with that said you still had a filming crew in her face for your "private" talks. Your last comment about the love cup and what Mady said..it was overflowing..great comment did Beth write that or your PR team.
These out of order episodes are so wrong in so many ways.
Sorry to rant!! I guess I have to have my love cup refilled when my kids and husband get home today..it is half full....

Janice in NC said...

To DyingMomof6

Wow, i cried reading your post. You sound like a very special person and I hope you continue to have wonderful times with your hubby and kids. How i wish you could look Kate in the face and tell her your story. You're right, she doesn't know what 8 special gifts she has and she's trading it all for money. God Bless you and your family and thank you for sharing!

swissmiss said...

Jon did almost nothing with the disabled kids on special skiis. Just an excuse to justify a free trip to Utah.

Maybe the charity hopes they can drum up some more volunteers from the publicity.

I feel sure that the San Diego trip was planned in connection with a book-signing tour. Why would someone from Penn. fly all the way to San Diego just for a spa? And the kid is 8 years old. I'm over 60, and I've never been to a spa - who can afford it?

When this show ends, the kids are going to have a horrible time adjusting to real life.

Mommy2Joe said...

So, I've been reading a lot of comments about how annoyed people are with the fact that these shows were taped before Jon-Gate and all, but TLC seems to be editing as if it is all current. And really? I get that. I mean, people aren't tuning in to see what happened last March, they are tuning in to see what's going on right now. So I don't blame them for editing current voiceovers and interviews with 'older' footage. Just goes along with all that's fake about 'reality' television.

The part that really bothers me is all of the butt-covering now, though. I mean, it's not like GWoP just started bringing up all of these concerns and observations - it's SO annoying to me to only see them being taken seriously NOW. And so transparently. There is nothing slick about the way they are addressing things - from Kate's (now non-existent) ear pulling, bibs, her take on fans, her statement about only 'allowing' TLC to film 1 full day of the San Diego trip, etc.

My husband said he'd watch with me next week if we could make a drinking game out of it - a shot for every GWoP "shout out". But I think we'd end up in the ER . . .

Elle Rose said...

DYINGMOMOF6 said...

I slept on this comment because I wanted it to be "calmed" down.
I am terminally ill! I will not see my children grow up and have children!I watched this with my three teenage daughters..(my idea as I complain about this woman often they wanted to see it for themselves). The love cup was simply better then the morphine for me.(now a joke in our home)..OMG..we got the giggles.. you see Kate, TLC, PR team and anyone else involved in the show.. YOU DO NOT GET IT!!


Your post brought tears to my eyes. I know that you don't know me at all, and have no reason at all to want to talk to me, but I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I'm praying for you and can always lend an ear. If you'd like to email me to talk or vent or just be friends, please do so. You can reach me through my blog which is linked to my name here. Elle

Mommy in PA said...

twins241 said...
the bibs are back!


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Both episodes last night were filmed a couple months ago, before the sextuplets birthday episode. So this was before the bibs disappeared in the first place.

SmartenUpTLC said...

ManicNarcissism said...

It was on People. Here is Kate's quote given to People on the tup's birthday right?

But Kate is quick to point out that even when she's not at home, she's in constant contact with her children. "I've been doing major emotional support of my kids," she explains. "All the spare time I have, I am talking to my kids on the phone. They're all pretty oblivious to what has been going on. Which is a huge blessing.

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Maybe Kate does call the children (probably not) but places the call through not-a-nanny and gets updates on the children through not-a-nanny instead of through her husband.

Dor said...

Dyingmomof6 - Your story is compelling. I too wish you could have a moment with Kate and show her what being an mom is all about. I have had my not so good moments with family when times are tough and I always regret it too. The important thing to remember is that even though you did have those not so nice moments, your kids know and realize what you are going through and they also know that you love and adore them. Make every moment count now as you are and know that you are human and sometimes we say and do things that we shouldn't, but KNOWING our faults and improving on them is what matters. I pray for you my dear. Give lots of hugs and kisses to your children and husband.

Mommy in PA said...

Did anyone catch the voiceover from Jon near the beginning of the episode - he was saying that during this season they may be interviewing separately sometimes due to their "busy schedules".

Also when he was giving the kids their lunch he was going on about how he & Kate alternate staying home with the kids, also due to their "busy schedules", so that there is always at least one parent at home with them.

Yeah, was "busy schedules" code for them "getting busy" with other people??

Oh and Mady in the middle on the interview couch was a nice touch - Jon & Kate didn't have to find an excuse for siting so far apart.

Mom2Maddie said...

peaches927 said..

7. While having lunch at the spa with Mady, K8 decides to degrade her 8 year old daughter instead of showing her how to sit at the table properly. She tells the attendant that "she (Mady) needs to be pushed in and (then directed towards Mady) you need your napkin on your lap please. The way 8 year olds eat! Bleeeech!" The female attendant was very sweet to Mady and calmly helped her to arrange herself. I am glad that K8 said please, but she was very hateful in her approach. Another golden learning and bonding opportunity missed.

The attendant asked Kate "Does she need to be pushed in?" Kate replied "yes she needs to be pushed in." I didn't take it as she was ordering the attendant to do anything or attempting to be rude, I thought she was just simply replying to the question.

We are all so passionate in our belief's on the Gosselins, I think sometimes both sides of the argument tend to read more into what is actually happening. Much like we all do in our own lives when we feel wronged. It tends to put us all on the defensive with the person we feel wronged us which can make even their most innocent actions appear to be malicious.

Cherier1 said...

To Dying Mom,

Oh my dear. You brought tears to my eyes. Bug cyber ((((hugs))) to you and your family. Please do not be too hard on yourself. You are only human and sound like a great mom and a wonderful caring person.

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Josie said...

I didnt' watch but a friend of mine who did sent me an email this morning and said it was very OBVIOUS that both of these shows were taped BEFORE all this other mess happened..

Mom2Maddie said...

marypoppins said...
But what happens when they get older and go out into the world on their own at 14, 18, 21? How will they be protected then?

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You make a valid point that I hadn't even thought of. I mean I've often thought about their physical safety in the state of the world today with children being stolen and sold into slavery which is why I assumed they got bodyguards in the first place. But wow I hadn't thought about how they would handle the safety issue after the kids are grown and the show is over.

Laurie said...

I think someone on another site may have hit the nail on the head when she said: Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm starting to buy a little into the publicity theory. So recently, Jon causes a stir by being seen out with two women who people are left to speculate about due to recent behavior on his part. Then Kate is caught on film in a Bikini causing a stir for a couple of days. Then Jon comes forward and says the two women he was seen with were family friends... the Glassman's, the wife and daughter of the Doctor who did Kate's tummy tuck. Think they are paying the good Doctor back by drumming up some new business for him? I'm sure they really are having marital problems, but it also shows that every move they make is calculated to meet their agenda.

Jen said...

Don't know if someone mentioned this (I don't think anyone did...) but when Kate was explaining that she only let the cameras follow them for one out of the four days of the San Diego trip, I saw Maddy putting up finger near Kate's face as like some sort of victory sign that she only had a camera in her face one day out of the trip. You know Maddy probably wanted a trip alone and Kate bargained with her to have the cameras there for a little while! Well actually I should change that...she probably wanted a trip with just her father, being that Kate said Maddy complained she wished her father was with them when they were at the airport!

Natalie said...

Those slurping noises are really not necessary Kate! REALLY!

caroleena said...

After everything that has happened with the Gosselin family, now it is like watching a train wreck, the layers of Kate are being peeled away and as more of her "personality" is revealed the uglier things have progressed. Everything that comes out of her mouth is completly opposite of what she has said in the past. TLC is to blame for continuing this charade. Even though Jon has showed poor coping skills you never feel his love for the children is contrived. He is by far the superior parent. As you see Kate interact with any of the children, the "mommy" has left the building, she seems so uncomfortable and forced in her actions. She is not lovable, sweet nor warm with anyone. TLC is plainly deceiving the public and everything GWOP has forever been concerned with is addressed, The charm that existed has been forever erased and TLC needs to move on and let those children salvage what is left of their childhood.

A Mother's Walk said...

Does anyone know what the ratings were for last nights episodes? I am curious to know if they got the same number of viewers this week as they did last week??

tallblonde said...

Just a note - on The Today Show this morning - there was a mention that last night's two episodes were filmed BEFORE everything "blew up" between Jon & Kate. More "out-of-order" episodes by TLC.

Interesting though - Jon was back out in Utah alone....family said "School Teacher" had been out to Utah.....I'm just sayin' ;-)

Dunwoody Mom said...

These episodes were filmed in March and were to be the season premiere episode. TLC and Kate and Jon were going to continue to try and perpetuate the myth that they are still "America's Family". Then, the tabloids got hold of the initial story about Jon cheating? Gee, I wonder how that happened? Then, The Lying Channel got the great idea to make the premiere episode all about the marriage crisis. Question to Eileen O'Neill, how do you sleep at night? Do you realize that most likely these children when they get older are going to sue the pants off of you, Figure 8 and TLC?

delilahboyd said...

A new & improved Kate?

A "giving back" Jon on the slopes?

A smiling Mady?

A "Hannah Gets Scolded" moment?

I have two questions for Jon & Kate:

1. Who in the world gets home from a spa week and has no idea that there's a broken toilet tank lid or that her boys are using a different bathroom?

2. Who in the world gives a 5 yr old a cup of coffee (even if it's decaf-- decaf isn't totally noncaf, Jon) as a treat?

There's so much so wrong with this couple, even TLC can't hide it!

MollyP said...

At the spa, Kate was so disgusted with "the way 8 year olds eat....blech!", but did you see her at their bbq at the house last week? She was eating sausage and had her fingers all over it instead of using a knife, very classy. Or maybe she just needed to make sure we all saw her new fake nails.

RealMom said...

The shows were taped earlier but the couch interviews were taped recently. I saw the promos.

I didn't watch last night though.

TandLMommy28 said...

I didn't watch. I am darn proud of that :) But wow, she doesn't allow phone calls when she's away? Really? I can't even imagine. That makes me want to vomit. I bet she allows phone calls from people who want to give her freebies. Blech.

BobbieL said...

I'm finally putting the pieces together and it's dawning on me what the real scenario is: Their marriage has been over since before they moved to the mansion. J&K have a contract with TLC for a certain number of episodes and TLC has contracts with sponsors and promotional/freebie-providers. The deal was to keep it hush-hush, but Jon couldn't be discreet and got caught. Probably someone with insider knowledge and a grudge and/or greed ratted him out to the tabloids. Now the threat of breach-of-contract suits all around looms. Lawyers say "fix it" and the spin doctors go to work. They try the hide/deny routine but know it's hopeless, so they decide to go it for all its worth...make lemonade from lemons. Thus J&K's escapades get dissed by all the talking heads on cable and splashed over all the supermarket tabloids. The saintly Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodi go live in all their somber, sweet sincerity (now those two are naturals...they would make great reality stars!)...for some undisclosed payment, but you know it must be substantial...and either the tabloid agreed to indemnify them against lawsuits from TLC and J&K, or else J&K and/or TLC was behind it.

TLC's plan is that once the sponsor contracts have been satisfied, they can kick J&K to the curb like trash (no pun intended)if the ratings have tanked, which I believe they will. The 1st episode drew huge ratings because of all the media attention. Lots of people tuned in who had never watched before. But if they were expecting juicy drama, they were sorely disappointed, and these latest episodes are mind-numbing as usual, so I don't see the gawkers hanging around, meantime a lot of the core audience has got to have been turned off by the scandals. It would astonish me if there were a season six.

mom-of-one said...

I'm now realizing that the frequent trips are also a great way for The Lying Channel to "blur the timelines" a bit. Pennsylvania is still cold in March and April (as we saw in the swingset clips, the kids had coats on). If the family travels to other towns, they can show the episode on June 1st and edit it to seem like it was filmed more recently. We all know here on GwoP that the epis were filmed pre-tabloid drama and therefore are very out of context.

I didn't watch this week (yea me!) but someone on here mentioned a Khate comment that there are no spas in PA? Ummmm, sorry Khate, but you live 30 miles from one of the most amazing spas in the country. In fact, you even had an episode a year or two ago where you went there with a girlfriend. Not sure if we are allowed to mention company names on this board, so I'll just hint that you can order a very luxurious "chocolate spa" at this chocolate company's resort spa.

I also saw a clip where Khate said that Mady was the one who suggested San Diego. Really? Did she REALLY suggest that all on her own? Does she really know where or what San Diego even is???? C'mon people, this 8 year old lives in Pennsylvania. A mere 2,700 miles away from sunny San Diego. Last I checked, the world of an 8-year-old was a little bit smaller.

I think Mady would have been just as happy to go to a local park and restaurant with Mommy Dearest for one-on-one time.

(PS: I wonder if Khate allows wire hangers in her mansion?)

What a Sham said...

Jill said...

Scruffy's Mom said...

Keight commented to Mady about getting purses for the girls so Mady could put their Sea World bracelets in ... did Kate and Mady go there while in San Diego?
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Allegedly, according to Kate at least, the crew only was "allowed" to film one day and they were there for four. Right. Kate only let them around her for ONE day. Riiiiiiiight.

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Yes, I thought it was interesting that she had to make a point to say that her and Mady were in San Diego for X number of days and she was only allowing them to film for just 1 of those days. Trying to full fill those child labor laws in CA perhaps?!

TandLMommy28 said...

Peaches927 said...
5. Jon decides to take the other 7 kids for yet another walk in the woods with the sticks to see the deer. He complains about how loud they are and then Alexis falls and bites straight through her lip. Jon calls the pediatrician and then Kate, who knew something was wrong because they usually only call each other if there is an emergency. (We suspected as much given her usual surprise on the couch when Jon tells what the kids have been up to while she's gone) They say that all of the kids really like going to the doctor and Alexis wasn't even crying. She was excited to go to the doctor alone with her father. Maybe it's the only alone time with one parent the sextuplets can count on. Sad.

*****

Actually, in an episode several seasons ago, Kate outright said "The kids love going to the doctor because it's the only time they get alone time with either of us." That's just sad.

Milehimama said...

I only caught the spa/SD episode last night, not the other one.

She fell down and bit her lip while on a walk with her daddy in the woods.

I loved the way Jon was playing with the kids in the driveway - just being a goofy dad. And I think it's touching that he kept the same swingset, and builds it himself, as a way to keep connected to his dad.

Although, it seems they have two sitters now? Ashley and Heather?

I don't think the show will last, though, if they keep these kinds of episode up. I didn't even watch most of last season because it wasn't "real life" - just a series of vacations and special trips.

Remember the first season, when it was all about playing and getting meals done and how do make life work with that many little ones? No special guest stars or cross promotions.

Now they have Chef Duff, and Sara Snow, and all of the hosts of series on their other networks popping in to say hello and film episodes.

Pauper Princess said...

AndiMominIL said...
Did anyone else find it really funny that Jon glued the toilet tank lid back together??? C'mon, you're making enough money you could have renovated the entire bathroom Jon! I actually laughed out loud on this one. I don't make a half a percentage of their salary, and I would have even bought a new tank lid!!!! ROFL

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I totally bought it. I recently had one of my toliet lids break, and it's not like you can go and buy one at the store - they don't sell just lids, only complete toliets. So, we lived with a broken one until the local Habitat for Humanity Restore had one that would fit our toliet. I don't blame him for trying to fix it.

Your other points are spot on, though. I think Jon has his faults, but he's still the better parent IMHO.

K.Barrett said...

I want to comment about the black car that Jon drove Lex to the doctor in....is the same car that was parked out in front of Deanna's when he was caught and taped leaving in the wee hours of the morning? I think it is.

I also think it's a Lexus.

Ms.Peach said...

EW's take on the episodes. Enjoy and read the comments.

http://www.ew.com/ew/
article/0,,20282611,00.html

There will be more reviews today and tomorrow.

LoosingFocus said...

In addition to the Duggars, Matt and Amy Rolloff are very open about their Faith, and I have seen they Hayse family be faithful, I highly doubt that TLC is picking on their "cash cow" family and targeting them on editing faith, when it is obviouse that TLC gives them everything else that they ask for. IMO -- religion is something they call on when the NEED soemthing ... either in prayers, or from the public... Odd how they were more "faithfull" when they were poor. I think now it is an out of sight out of mind situation, and when people question where theyre faith went, they just use editing as a scapegoat. Just IMO. Also, Kate seems the one that "broadcast" and "convince" the public how religiouse she is, but Jon has seemed to be the one that is more faithful by his previouse actions/interviews. They both really need to be back track..

Kelly said...

delilahboyd said...

2. Who in the world gives a 5 yr old a cup of coffee (even if it's decaf-- decaf isn't totally noncaf, Jon) as a treat?

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I agree that here is so much wrong with what is going on in the family but I wanted to clarify something. The drink he bought at Starbucks has no coffee in it at all. It's a thick vanilla cream shake with lots of ice. When he said it wasn't caffeinated, that is true because there was no coffee in it.

phillygirl said...

I'm watching a rerun of the california episode when J+K took Mady and Cara to see the redwoods, etc. It just dawned on me... Kate doesn't take pictures of the kids anymore. Remember in earlier episodes, Kate was always shown taking pictures, and she used to complain frequently how her camera was never very good?
When is the last time we saw her taking pictures of her kids? It made me really sad to think about that...

Jen K said...

Didn't watch, but I stopped by another board and they are acting all vindicated because there was the rumor that Kate didn't go to the ER when one of the kids got hurt. They're saying (about Alexis), "see, she COULDN'T have gone because she was in California!"

Problem...wrong kid. The ER incident was when Kate was in town and it was Colin and a finger injury. Had the cast on in some promo pics and pics for a magazine.

Sorry kiddos...the ER story sticks.

Nailed It! said...

BobbieL said...
I'm finally putting the pieces together and it's dawning on me what the real scenario is: Their marriage has been over since before they moved to the mansion. J&K have a contract with TLC for a certain number of episodes and TLC has contracts with sponsors and promotional/freebie-providers. The deal was to keep it hush-hush, but Jon couldn't be discreet and got caught. Probably someone with insider knowledge and a grudge and/or greed ratted him out to the tabloids. Now the threat of breach-of-contract suits all around looms. Lawyers say "fix it" and the spin doctors go to work. They try the hide/deny routine but know it's hopeless, so they decide to go it for all its worth...make lemonade from lemons. Thus J&K's escapades get dissed by all the talking heads on cable and splashed over all the supermarket tabloids. The saintly Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodi go live in all their somber, sweet sincerity (now those two are naturals...they would make great reality stars!)...for some undisclosed payment, but you know it must be substantial...and either the tabloid agreed to indemnify them against lawsuits from TLC and J&K, or else J&K and/or TLC was behind it.
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DING! DING! DING!

We have a winner!

Nailed It! said...

K.Barrett said...
I want to comment about the black car that Jon drove Lex to the doctor in....is the same car that was parked out in front of Deanna's when he was caught and taped leaving in the wee hours of the morning? I think it is.
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Yep. This is true too.

K8 ain't G8 said...

I didn't see Kate interact with Mady at all. She "watched" Mady...

1. Get a pedicure
2. Feed the ducks
3. Play in the sand
4. Learn how to use a napkin

Just like the good ole' white plastic chair in the garage days where Kate "watched" her kids play, but never involved herself.

Poor Mady, she just wants some love and attention off camera.

By the way, Kate should learn how to use a knife and fork before ridiculing an 8 year old who looks to her for guidance.

During the confessionals when Mady referred to herself as "sweet" because she selected souvenirs for her siblings, Kate paused, looked at the camera, and then decided to acknowledge her comment.

For goodness sake Kate!

Take your child and hug her!

Tell Mady how wonderful she is for her thoughtful gesture and forget about the cameras!

And lastly, I just read somewhere that TLC put an ad out for families with multiples!

WHY WHY WHY WOULD ANYONE SIGN UP FOR THIS KNOWING THE DEVASTATION IT CAUSES!

Dunwoody Mom said...

Kate doesn't take pictures of the kids anymore. Remember in earlier episodes, Kate was always shown taking pictures, and she used to complain frequently how her camera was never very good?
When is the last time we saw her taking pictures of her kids? It made me really sad to think about that...
Simple explanation. Kate has not only "checked out" of her marriage, she has "checked out" of being a mother. Kate is now concerned with herself and how many times she is photographed.

wendyzr said...

phillygirl said...

I'm watching a rerun of the california episode when J+K took Mady and Cara to see the redwoods, etc. It just dawned on me... Kate doesn't take pictures of the kids anymore. Remember in earlier episodes, Kate was always shown taking pictures, and she used to complain frequently how her camera was never very good?
When is the last time we saw her taking pictures of her kids? It made me really sad to think about that...
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Well of course. She has her "P-People" to do that now...

mom-of-one said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I watched a few episodes during the marathon over Memorial Day weekend. Our TV was on in the background while we cleaned, etc. This was before the tragic season premiere, and a time when my personal jury was still out. (I sadly admit that I watched the premiere, but am happy to say I did not tune in last night and will never again tune in).

Anyway, a few episode moments now stand out.....

1. An episode where Khate sat in her infamous plastic chair in the garage (old house) while the kids played and she barked orders at Jon. One of the twins even commented "mommy just sits in her chair and yells orders to daddy. She is the QUEEN BEE." Hahaha, how tragically humorous. These kids are way more intelligent and "aware" than either of their parents realize.

2. The episode where Jon was testing out one of the scooters while one or two kids followed behind. Jon left them in the dust and Khate just stood in the driveway (old house) screammmming that Jon should NOT be leaving his children behind. Ummmm, calling the kettle black, are we?

3. The episode where they had the "yard sale" in the church parking lot. Jon asked Khate if she was going to HELP unload the truck or just stand around pacing back and forth? She stopped pacing and looked at him incredulously and said "Jon, I'm waiting for the tables!!!!". Hahahah, she's just unreal.

momof2gs said...

delilahboyd
2. Who in the world gives a 5 yr old a cup of coffee (even if it's decaf-- decaf isn't totally noncaf, Jon) as a treat?

I do, I give it to both of my children there is a medicinal factor in the caffeine that helps with the respiratory system


This study goes back to the 1950’s and it is still sighted today.
BTW it was recommended to me by my doctor to give this to my kids

wildflowers said...

It appears that Kate wants to salvadge her 'career'. She is trying to appear the victim. She has to know what is thought of her during all of this - the lack of love, compassion towards her kids, etc.
But even as a PR play, you would think she would hug on her kids and give them all kinds of attention (albeit fake) just so she can appear as the better parent.
But she can't even manage to give fake attention.
Either she isn't capable or thinks people love her so much, that they will accept her as is.
She is really a very bad parent.

Kelli said...

It was really nice to see Mady smile and laugh again.

I know that this is that this is the "All Kate-Hate, All the Time" place, but I feel nothing but affection for those kids and I enjoy seeing them happy or having fun. I LOVED the Starbucks jealousy too. Funny kid stuff. A nice break from the parental drama - of which I am beyond tired.

SkippyMom said...

Just one more thing - sorry -

But if Jon really said that they only call one another in an emergency when the other is out of town that is just SAD.

I don't know about you but when my husband is travelling or I am out of town taking care of my Mom I am on the phone a few times a day - once in the morning to say "Have a good day" to my hubby & the kids on their way to school and work. Then again when they get home to see how their day went and once more to kiss all of the goodnight via phone - and my husband does the exact same thing.

Now I don't expect them to make OMGOSH 3 phonecalls a day as we do, but to not even call ONCE? To check in? What kind of relationship/family is this?

And yes, I can judge. You chose to put yourself on TV so I get that right. You don't want my opinion then shut.it.down. and live your life in privacy - as the rest of us do.

And no Katie there is no "jealousness" here - nor is there jealousy [lordy woman buy a dictionary already] Your life and style make me ill.

You were given a blessing. You are destroying it. You are ungrateful, hateful and a shame to all good mothers and fathers out here in the real world.

Get rid of this insipid show TLC.

Mary said...

Oh GAWD if I have to hear Kate gush one more time about how much she "loves and appreciates" her fans I'm going to BARF! Give it a rest, Kate, everybody knows you're full of nothing but SHIT!

Shilohpeace said...

I do think that Kate is better behaved around the children without Jon. Thing is -- she never is around the children as we all know. I missed what snarky Kate said at the end of the show when complaining about Mady being horrible and wanting her dad to be there at the beginning of the San Diego trip.... versus the apparent change in Mady's attitude towards the end of the trip. Can someone fill me in on what Kate said, pls and tx?

Also, Kate is really lost in this glamorous activity filled artificial world. I wonder if Kate could have sat in her backyard with Mady and just talked - versus having to be dressed up to the nines, have a stylist do her hair, makeup, nails and outfit, have production set up the chair on the beach, and act like a movie star going to set to "act" like she is listening to her daughter. It is true - Kate is really really lost but if it takes away some of the arguing and crap that these parents expose their kids to, then to me,that is a good thing. I feel so bad for those kids coming into adulthood and actually sitting down and watching these episodes of their mother emasculating their father. It will be criminal - the emotional effect that Kate's behavior will have on them and they will no doubt begin to hate Kate.

On another note, there is another family on WE TV who have 6 kids who are now on the money making bandwagon. Raising Sextuplets is the name of the show = you can find out about it on the WE channel and comment on it - there are tons of clips. This is just the Gosselins starting over again. It is incredible to me that this family would do this after what we are witnessing on the Gosselins but everyone is out for money!!

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Pauper Princess said...
AndiMominIL said...
Did anyone else find it really funny that Jon glued the toilet tank lid back together??? C'mon, you're making enough money you could have renovated the entire bathroom Jon! I actually laughed out loud on this one. I don't make a half a percentage of their salary, and I would have even bought a new tank lid!!!! ROFL

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I totally bought it. I recently had one of my toliet lids break, and it's not like you can go and buy one at the store - they don't sell just lids, only complete toliets. So, we lived with a broken one until the local Habitat for Humanity Restore had one that would fit our toliet. I don't blame him for trying to fix it.

Ever hear of Home Depot or Lowes? You can buy replacement toilet seat sets (seat and lid combo), undo two bolts on your toilet, lift off the old seat, put on the new seat, redo the bolts and SHAZAM!! you've fixed your broken toilet..."DIY"...WHAT a concept!

dustbowl said...

I've stopped watching not because of the sadness and tragic family life...but because of the manic quality to Kate's ..."aren't we having fun and isn't this all so spontaneous?" act. It reminds me of two famous scenes from two wildly different movies: Annie Hall-where he tries to recreate the lobsters escaping with the new girlfriend and it's awkward and sad. Second-Kramer v Kramer-when dad tries to make pancakes morning after mom has left..and keeps repeating , "aren't we having fun??" So sad & tragic and it's what is happening with this family
Any traumatic, sad scenario just wears me out...isn't Kate exhausted trying to keep up the facade-all for free trips and free stuff?? I couldn't do it and look at myself in the mirror at night.
How will she know when enough is enough?

tallblonde said...

What last night's show didn't bother to mention:

Kate Spends B-Day With Kids While Jon Hangs With Girlfriend

Monday June 1, 2009

Tonight's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (filmed in March before Us Weekly broke the news of their marital troubles) showed Kate Gosselin spending her 34th birthday with just her kids.

Where was her husband Jon?

"I went out to Utah for, like, five days," he says. "I just wanted to get back out there and ride with my friends. It just happened to fall on Kate's birthday."

**Not shown on camera: Deanna Hummel, the 23-year-old teacher with whom Jon had a three-month affair. A source confirmed to Us Weekly they were together at a Spring Gruv party at The Canyon in Utah on Kate's March 28 birthday.**

Source: UsWeekly

Kelli said...

I missed what snarky Kate said at the end of the show when complaining about Mady being horrible and wanting her dad to be there at the beginning of the San Diego trip.... versus the apparent change in Mady's attitude towards the end of the trip. Can someone fill me in on what Kate said, pls and tx?
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She was just saying that when they were leaving for SD, Mady was acting up and complaining, but on the trip back she was loving being with her mom. As she said that Mady was laughing and really cute. There really wasn't any snark in the moment - just, IMO, the sweetest exchange I've seen between the two of them.

just wondering said...

Another fine example of Jon tossing out the patient and not following the advise of the doctor.

The doctor said to give Alexis a popsicle. He did not tell him to have her sip through a straw!

All that does is keep the wound open and increase the bleeding. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

JJ said...

Couldn't Jon have taken Cara skiing in PA or somewhere closer than Utah? Oh wait, they have a condo in Utah, better make the most of it.

Let Mady and Kate go wherever on a spa trip - for all the Mady defenders here, let her have her special trip somewhere too.

Bmoremom said...

mom-of-one said...
I'm now realizing that the frequent trips are also a great way for The Lying Channel to "blur the timelines" a bit. Pennsylvania is still cold in March and April (as we saw in the swingset clips, the kids had coats on). If the family travels to other towns, they can show the episode on June 1st and edit it to seem like it was filmed more recently. We all know here on GwoP that the epis were filmed pre-tabloid drama and therefore are very out of context.

I didn't watch this week (yea me!) but someone on here mentioned a Khate comment that there are no spas in PA? Ummmm, sorry Khate, but you live 30 miles from one of the most amazing spas in the country. In fact, you even had an episode a year or two ago where you went there with a girlfriend. Not sure if we are allowed to mention company names on this board, so I'll just hint that you can order a very luxurious "chocolate spa" at this chocolate company's resort spa.

I also saw a clip where Khate said that Mady was the one who suggested San Diego. Really? Did she REALLY suggest that all on her own? Does she really know where or what San Diego even is???? C'mon people, this 8 year old lives in Pennsylvania. A mere 2,700 miles away from sunny San Diego. Last I checked, the world of an 8-year-old was a little bit smaller.

I think Mady would have been just as happy to go to a local park and restaurant with Mommy Dearest for one-on-one time.

(PS: I wonder if Khate allows wire hangers in her mansion?)

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Mady does know what San Diego is, she went there last summer before going to Hawaii.

I believe the whole "there are spas in PA" thing is out of context. Yes there are spas in PA but I dont think there are Sea World's in PA. And I highly doubt they went to San Diego just for the spa, I am sure they did other things we just didnt see.

debi said...

Shame on all those who keep giving freebees to this family. Too me with all the money this family makes, they can pay for their own motorcycles, and if OCC did give them those for free, then they (OCC) are just riding on KON's pimp mobile and doing it for exposure. I would have been far more impressed if OCC would have auctioned off those bikes and given the money to a charity...or to a family that may have been hit hard by this recession we're in...not to this family who makes a ton of money and is handed everything they want.

I also read that for Kate's b-day that Duff is helping the kids make her cake? Well, there goes another show I will not be watching (Charm City Cakes). It seems like everyone is trying to get camera time/exposure from this family. Will Kate even appreciate it? No. She has also stated that she (and Jon) don't eat anything that the kids make or touch.

I would LOVE to be on a episode of their show because I would love to give them (for free of course) a boot up their a$$.

LR said...

I cannot stand this woman's voice - she talks as if she is in love with every word that she says - I just watched the Birthday episode where Kate is moaning and groaning about doing the party by herself with no help. She had tons of help. Nobody pities this biatch! How can she even think of acting like such a poor pitiful victim. AFTER ALL OF THE FREEBIES AND THE THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS.

teffi said...

Now why (to the sheeple) was it okay for Kate to be away on the kids bday, but it's not okay for Jon to be away on Kate's bday?

They sure don't double standard or hypocrit much do they?

Kelli said...

I don't get the spa animosity. First of all, spas are great. I'm a fan. But secondly, Kate is not the world's most cultured, worldly, or adventurous person. It doesn't surprise or bother me that she goes back to the one thing we've seen her actually enjoy. And I would rather see her spend her time with her child in a mutually enjoyed experience than hear her bitch the whole time because she is martyring herself to some activity that she hates, but the kid loves.

Ms.Peach said...

AnneMarie said...
SctJulAmnAlxJck said...
Is this the one where the tabloids are going on about how Kate didn't go to the hospital when one of the boys hurt his finger? Now how was she supposed to do that if she was in San Diego and the kids were in PA?

6/01/2009 3:53 PM
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YA! That!!! I thought she was HOME for that. And I hate the way things get edited anyway, like this has all just happened this last week. The injury was on the front page of a mag. AGES ago. The Spa trip was in April. I swear they should be forced to put dates on the darn thing. That is, IF I cared to watch them, but ACK, it would show they film more than 2 hours a WEEK.

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Ok. I read a reply to this post that the April Ladies Home Journal interview was done in Dec. This makes perfect sense because traditional magazines have a very advanced production schedule (I used to work for one).

That's the cover where they are all dressed in white but a boy tup has a green cast on his hand. Now one of the mag rags reported that during an interview at dinner there was an emergency phone call about a tup and Kate dismissed Jon from dinner to take the kid to the emergency room while she continued with the interview. Voila, that's the injury the magazine was referring to, not Alexis. I thought that would be it, but it wasn't. We still cannot be sure, with all the editing, the Jon was actually phoning Kate in CA about Alexis. I smell set up to add drama, but then I didn't watch last night.

I will try to find out when she was in CA in March/April timeframe doing her book signings. I doubt she spent very little time with Mady. Obviously, Mady was taken care of by a nanny while Kate enjoyed her time with the Silver Fox. He, he.

The ONLY reason Sea World wasn't shown was because they DIDN'T LET THEM IN FOR FREE. If that's the case, then YEA for Sea World.

Dee said...

phillygirl said...
...It just dawned on me... Kate doesn't take pictures of the kids anymore. Remember in earlier episodes, Kate was always shown taking pictures,...When is the last time we saw her taking pictures of her kids? It made me really sad to think about that...
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Kate has mentioned more than once that she loves babies. That may be true. She also said recently something like once they're 3, they're no longer babies. I think as they get older - when they have their own opinions, when she's not the center of their universes, when she can't play the martyred mother role as easily - she's just not that interested.

Ms.Kate said...

West Coast Tour Dates

Tuesday, 4/14
Barnes + Noble #2303 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Glendale, CA

210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

Tuesday, 4/14
Sam's Club #6240 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Glendora, CA

1301 S. Lone Hill Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740

Wednesday, 4/15
Interview & Book Signing
First Christian Church 6:30 PM
Huntington Beach, CA

1207 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Thursday, 4/16
Borders #212, Fresno, CA

7:00 - 9:00 pm, 7722 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno, CA 93720

Friday, 4/17
Borders #351 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Pleasant Hill, CA

120 Crescent Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Saturday, 4/18
Sam's Club #4835,1:00 - 3:00 pm
Renton, WA

901 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98055

Saturday, 4/18
Barnes + Noble #1915 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Bellevue, WA

626 106th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

I could not find her doing any book signings in CA in May.

Ms.Peach said...

Ms.Kate said...
West Coast Tour Dates
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Oops, I have Kate on the brain. I meant Ms.Peach.

Pragmatist said...

The only sincerity I saw in this episode came from poor little Mady, who couldn't believe her good fortune in finally being the object of her mother's "attention."

The rest was a crock -- who in American can stand to watch these disgusting, freebie-packed, outings any longer? A four-day trip to San Diego, complete with spa, etc.? Are you kidding?

And at the center of it all is the phoniest, most narcissistic, unamusing, BORING woman in the world.

Wake up America! Turn this drivel off. And then pray that these kids haven't gotten so accustomed to free trips, spa weekends (at age 8!!!!), expensive clothing, special favors, $1000 cakes and celebrity fawning that they are unable to live a normal life in which they, unlike their parents, must WORK for what they want.

Hater said...

Kate was in NYC a lot in May but not CA, Remember she was at Mr. Chow end of March right after Season 4 finale. I believe they filmed first 2 weeks in April because that was Spring break, the the kids left with Jon and were home Easter. Also Kate mentioned at one of her speaking engagements in CA that Jon was in the hotel pool with the kids.

Dee said...

Kelli said...
It was really nice to see Mady smile and laugh again.

I know that this is the "All Kate-Hate, All the Time" place, but I feel nothing but affection for those kids and I enjoy seeing them happy or having fun. I LOVED the Starbucks jealousy too. Funny kid stuff. A nice break from the parental drama - of which I am beyond tired.
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Yikes! I guess I don't see it as the "All Kate-Hate, All the Time" place. I see it mostly as a place where people are annoyed with Kate and Jon mostly because of what their greed is doing to the kids. If, as reported, TLC was actually going to change the format of the show to a 'Jon and Kate:Unleashed' show - with the kids out of the mix, think most posters would be happy to fade away. I also was happy to see Mady happy. But, bribing kids only buys their happiness for a short time.

I HATE EVERYBODY! said...

Hi, new here.

I watched the show last night and I get angry when she says "I'll do anything ... or "I do everything .... "For my kids". Yeah right like the rest of the moms out there aren't? What a bitch. Katie-Poo quit biting the hand that feeds you!

I barely know who Kate-Poo is and I dislike her ALOT. And there's nothing about her that makes me want to learn more. I predict their 15 minutes will be up fairly quickly.

Mimi said...

Please do not watch. And to all the people who have TV's that are also on with TLC constantly playing in the background, change the channel. There is no excuse for people saying that they hated to watch but the TV just happened to be on and J&K were on. Please we all need to wean ourselves from these people by not putting TLC on in the first place, unless your TV has no other channels!

Daner said...

Yeah, I didn't watch and I don't plan on it again! This show is such a joke and I just pray for the kids sake it ends very soon.

dingdong said...

Did anyone else notice the doorbell next to the front door of the garage? Now why else would you need a doorbell there unless someone was living up there. You can see it when the kids are outside riding their bikes around.

Not_Sure_Where_I_Stand_on_J&K+8 said...

I've watched the show from the beginning and just recently discovered this site (was actually looking for their official site one day on Google and stumbled across GWOP).

The tides have definitely turned on that show. I'm starting to resent Kate and her desire for more, more, more fame and money. I mean, from where I am sitting, that is exactly how she comes across!

About the bibs, my guess is that Jon used them because he is a guy and wanted the easiest way out with 6 kids. It was probably to avoid 6 messy kids and 6 sets of dirty clothes. I know that sounds odd. But my husband would probably do the same thing. He'd rather use bibs than make a new load of laundry. (On the 5th bday episode, Kate did not use them. So maybe they've phased them out. But with the flip-flopping timeline who really knows?)

And I have to say that Kate's comment to Duff about acting like a "fan" was *extremely offensive*. I have (or had, not sure where I stand right now) been a "fan" of theirs... Granted I've never bought anything of theirs and contributed to their wealth but is she that ungrateful to the people that have gotten them where they are? I would love to go to a book signing and when it's my turn at the table with her say, "Is this how a "fan" acts? Do I annoy you?"

Pauper Princess said...

ToTheMoonAlice said...

"Ever hear of Home Depot or Lowes? You can buy replacement toilet seat sets (seat and lid combo), undo two bolts on your toilet, lift off the old seat, put on the new seat, redo the bolts and SHAZAM!! you've fixed your broken toilet..."DIY"...WHAT a concept!

6/02/2009 8:40 AM"
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Hey, there's no need to be snarky to me. I wasn't taking about the seat/lid combo, I was referring to the PORCELIN TANK LID that was broken, as this was the same part that Aaden broke on their toliet.

If there is a store that sells them, please clue me in. I know my local Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes DO NOT.

A Mother's Walk said...

Mimi said...
Please do not watch. And to all the people who have TV's that are also on with TLC constantly playing in the background, change the channel. There is no excuse for people saying that they hated to watch but the TV just happened to be on and J&K were on. Please we all need to wean ourselves from these people by not putting TLC on in the first place, unless your TV has no other channels!

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AMEN SISTA!

I, for one, totally agree. I have to come and read comments here just to find out what is going on with the kids because I refuse to ever watch 'The Lying Channel' again!

ChinaMomof4 said...

What kind of husband goes away on vacation on his wife's birthday?

What kind of father takes no part in planning a party for his children?

What kind of mother doesn't call her family at least once a day when she's out of town?

Jon and Kate, that's who!

Oh, and I'd love to be able to drop everything and jet across the country just because my daughter wanted to. But you know what? Somehow my husband and I and our kids manage to have fun close to home--doing things TOGETHER.

Kelli said...

I also was happy to see Mady happy. But, bribing kids only buys their happiness for a short time.
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I wasn't referring to the "bribe" I was referring to the obvious pleasure she was taking in a)having her mom to herself for a while and b) having both mom and dad to herself for a while. Mady is a girl who needs to be the center of attention and she rarely is anymore. She looked so happy, I nearly cried.

Just a thought, Jon has many many faults and is culpable as Kate in this fiasco, but I will say that I am always struck by the genuine love I see in his face for all of his children.

ChinaMomof4 said...

Much as I enjoyed seeing Mady happy and not having a meltdown, I found it annoying the way she kept bouncing around and making faces on the couch. She is eight years old--more than old enough to sit still and be polite while her parents are talking. It's so clear that she needs to be the center of attention every minute. Sad.

Txmomof4 said...

She had no boobs in both these new episodes. You could really tell when she was in her bathing suit on the beach.

ITSNEVERTOOLATE said...

nanasez said...

Any little kids who watched, while cuddling their teddy bears, must have just loved it when Kate wisecracked- "stuffed animals-the WORST gift on the planet".

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Imagine how I felt when she said that. I actually sent personalized tbears from Vt Teddy Bear Co (at a cost of over $250) in my old "sheeple" days. Makes you feel like a real a$$!!!

littleangelkisses said...

Wouldn't filming ONLY ONE WHOLE DAY violate the whole "we only film 2 hours at a time" rule?

Just sayin....

Elle Rose said...

ChinaMomof4 said...

What kind of husband goes away on vacation on his wife's birthday?

-The kind of husband who's wife doesn't give a rat's ass about him and probably specifically told him to be absent. All part of her grand scheme, IMHO.

rxnnz said...

Did anyone else hear Kate say something about how special it was to celebrate her birthday on "the day of" her birthday and having her cake and eating it to? I guess she read all the comments about her being away for the kids actual birthday and celebrating it like a week later, and did you like the comment she made before she and Mady went into the spa area without the cameras, "It's a dirty job but someone has to do it."

It's as though she enjoys making sarcastic comments to the camera. It has become the "Kate Show"...

Pauper Princess said...

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Week Two: "It's Kind of Sad"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20090602/en_top_eo/126939

Midwest Mom said...

Gee, when my 8-yr-old asks to spend time with me, we go get an ice cream cone at the local Dairy Queen, sit on swings in the local park, and talk about life.

It never occured to me that "good moms" take their kids to San Diego, sit on their as* in a white beach chair, and only watch their child play in the sand, the mom isn't supposed to actually get off the chair and play in the sand with the child.

Do I have that correct?

I guess I've been doing it all wrong ! Thanks, Kate, for enlightening me as to what "one-on-one" time really is !!!!

Relatively Speaking said...

Alexis was too funny while she was sitting in the car and one of the camera guys I guess it was was talking to her about her lip. She was like "I have to get a needle" and made the goofiest face haha!

6/01/2009 6:43 PM
Blogger Sue said...

Not watching! Seems like a lot of other people aren't either!! YIPPIE!! Looking forward to the recap.

I do have a question. Who has the money to take an 8 year old to a SPA IN SAN DIEGO!! I live in Cali (I get TLC HD on east time that is why I made the comment about not watching - I could be right now) Anyways....a SPA in San Diego would be VERY EXPENSIVE. Just seems like a lot for an eight year old.

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It seems to me that it's all relative. I'm sure there are many people out there who might think that having HD Cable is very expensive.

Shut It Down! said...

Nailed It! said...
BobbieL said...
I'm finally putting the pieces together and it's dawning on me what the real scenario is: Their marriage has been over since before they moved to the mansion. J&K have a contract with TLC for a certain number of episodes and TLC has contracts with sponsors and promotional/freebie-providers. The deal was to keep it hush-hush, but Jon couldn't be discreet and got caught. Probably someone with insider knowledge and a grudge and/or greed ratted him out to the tabloids. Now the threat of breach-of-contract suits all around looms. Lawyers say "fix it" and the spin doctors go to work. They try the hide/deny routine but know it's hopeless, so they decide to go it for all its worth...make lemonade from lemons. Thus J&K's escapades get dissed by all the talking heads on cable and splashed over all the supermarket tabloids. The saintly Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodi go live in all their somber, sweet sincerity (now those two are naturals...they would make great reality stars!)...for some undisclosed payment, but you know it must be substantial...and either the tabloid agreed to indemnify them against lawsuits from TLC and J&K, or else J&K and/or TLC was behind it.
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DING! DING! DING!

We have a winner!

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Hence her comment, "It's mine, all mine!" after the move to the mansion and more recently last night, "I can have my cake and eat it, too!" (i.e. she can have the mansion, the lover, and still keep the show). She certainly is delusional. I just hope against hope that Kevin and Jodi were used as pawns by all involved and that they did not come forward just for the money. That would really break my heart because then there really is not a single relative who actually cares about those children.

Shari C. said...

I liked both of the shows last night. The only part I didn't care for was Jon and the handicapped skier. It didn't have any relevance to the family except give something to film Jon besides snowboarding all the time.
I thought Mady seemed really toned down for a change and that is a needed change.
Good job!

lindahoyt said...

I have been married about 30 years. They haven't all been happy; but we have more happy than not. It has been a growing experience.

Anyway, we are often separated for days, weeks and even months. He was in the military for the first few years.

I have to tell you, that the way we stay married, is that we are involved with each other's lives. We are each other's best friends, and friends talk everyday! We put our relationship before any other. Our siblings, our friends...but, no matter where we are, we talk somehow each day. Even when we are mad at each other---actually, that is the best time to hash stuff out. Letters and email are also a good way to argue. The other person has time to mull over what you said...and you get to say all you want to say, which is important.

This is one of the mistakes Jon and Kate have made in their marriage.

The first one was deciding that the show was the most important thing in their lives; and that everything else revolved around the show.

Mom2Maddie said...

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Pauper Princess said...
AndiMominIL said...
Did anyone else find it really funny that Jon glued the toilet tank lid back together??? C'mon, you're making enough money you could have renovated the entire bathroom Jon! I actually laughed out loud on this one. I don't make a half a percentage of their salary, and I would have even bought a new tank lid!!!! ROFL

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I totally bought it. I recently had one of my toliet lids break, and it's not like you can go and buy one at the store - they don't sell just lids, only complete toliets. So, we lived with a broken one until the local Habitat for Humanity Restore had one that would fit our toliet. I don't blame him for trying to fix it.

Ever hear of Home Depot or Lowes? You can buy replacement toilet seat sets (seat and lid combo), undo two bolts on your toilet, lift off the old seat, put on the new seat, redo the bolts and SHAZAM!! you've fixed your broken toilet..."DIY"...WHAT a concept!

6/02/2009 8:40 AM
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Just to clarify, it was not a broken toilet seat, it was the tank lid which you can not always find a replacement for, in fact at our lowes (only box store in town our town..I know we're in the sticks...lol) you have to buy an entire toilet which includes the tank lid but you can not purchase just the tank lid itself.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Just curious how many vacations has Kate taken in the last year? I count at least half a dozen, if not more. Someone should create a list.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Both episodes were rather borish to me and so totally unrelated to each other?

What did Kate's BD alone with the kids in a bakery MILES from home - have anything to do with Kate/Mady in San Diego and Jon finishing up a playscape?

If they're gonna do 2 - 1/2 hour segments why not have them at leas tie into each other and mean something?

Or just a do a 1/2 hour segment and be done with it.

And these pre-screened/post-screened couch interviews are really annoying now. The cut/paste editing is far beyond anything I've ever seen before.

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