September 14, Movie & a Catch

While Kate's at home with the kids, she decides to have another movie night, but this time they're taking it outside in their own backyard! When it's Jon's opportunity to spend quality time with the kids, he decides to teach them how to fish.

30 minutes

180 comments:

Ohio Buckeye said...

Sure to be another lawn yawn fest. When exactly was it that Miss proudly "Not Naturish" became so endeared with the outdoors???

Since I no longer am a viewer of J&K+8, I will look f'ward to reading the recap here, and thanks in advance for it.

me too said...

When they first did the camp out in their yard Kate did say that she had fun and would do it again. She just said she wasn't the hike-up-the-mountain-to-go-camping kind of girl.

So maybe she finds the stuff they do outside in their yards fun.

KidsrGreat said...

I'm so happy. It feels so good and right, I'm not even tempted to watch. Finally, I'm through with the show, to the point where I can't even take it anymore as much as I adore the kids. I do believe those innocent children deserve their privacy, with all they have to deal with now, especially. Have a feeling I'll slip with The View though. I really am curious how that's going to play out

KatesNoMom said...

I no longer watch this horrible woman's show, but I saw the previews and what is up with her? She sounds like an escapee from the psych ward, with that horrible cackle and the popcorn box on top of her head. ::shudder::
If I were one of those kids, I would be having NIGHTMARES.

That preview was horrendously horrendous horrible.

Ohio Buckeye said...

metoosaid... I dunno, even when they were in a redwood forest or at the ocean or (you name it - beautiful outdoor places), she never participated, never seemed to have much appreciation for it.

I also recall her freaking out at a local park when her little boys wanted to (gasp in horror!) roll down a small slope - K8 was unwilling/unable to just let them have fun - worried only about potential grass stains.

This "nature woman" thing, I think, is just one more piece of the new! improved! Can Do Kate v2. Personally, I am not buying it.

I'd be surprised if K8 finds ANYthing (except her spa trips) fun. She seems to have absolutely no joy about life.

NoUse4Kate said...

Oh gee! It sounds like such a fun filled episode with hate. Unfortunately I can't waste an hour or even a half hour of my life to watch her try to act in front of the cameras. I hope Jon and the kids had fun fishing. I know my son loves to go, perhaps I will take him tomorrow night, it's been a couple of months. :)

Dr,HouseTwopFan said...

I don't watch anymore but I saw the preview. My word, Kate's is acting so "like a real mom" not at all like the Kate I used to watch last season. What happened? Obviously, she has new PR people trying to change her image now that she hangs with Oprah and Maria Shriver. She is so fake and looks so uncomfortable trying to act like she is having fun with her kids. Even the kids are looking at her like they don't get it. Poor kids, it must be so confusing to have a Jekyll/Hyde mom.

rural mon said...

My dog ran for cover when the commercial for the show came on..I have no clue what Kate is screeching about but I hope nobody bothers watching.

BobS said...

That "hat" and fingernails-on-a-blackboard screech really piques my interest in watching the new episode (NOT). An entertainer K8 is not. Looks to be another been-there-did-that-saw-it-all-before episode. Thankfully Monday Night Football will now be on.

In the office, my coworkers see through the charade except for one sheeple.

keeblerc said...

Watching a movie in the backyard with mom and fishing with dad? It's official; the writers and producers are just phoning it in while they look for other work......

Melissa said...

I saw 30 seconds of the advertisement for this episode on TLC, and all I can say is this:

Kate, wear the popcorn/giant pink thing on your head more often. It's far more flattering.

I'm also willing to bet that your kids were more horrified than amused with that squeaky "fun" voice. If I never have to hear it again, it'll be too soon.

Exhausted said...

Ding dong, the show is dead. Where are they still finding viewers? There is no dramatic tension, there is not even a semblance of character.

It is fake and ridiculous.

Kate with that pink thing on her head looks insane. The kids are just staring at her like, "Okay, now mommy's performing, so we have to indulge." They are too old to be fooled into this BS anymore. And who even believes this is real? What a farce and a travesty.

I'm happy to see this ridiculous couple fade into obscurity (I wish the children could first fade into a home with loving parents who put them first), but I wonder why they don't show the real dirt. That's what would pull in viewers. Not this make believe crap.

Show us how the exchange goes every week. Do J+K even speak, or are there a handful of moderators? Show where Kate's bat cave is that she heads to and how she occupies herself when she's off-duty. Show Hailey going through Kate's stuff and then show the gaggle of employees. Show every laundry folder and grocery stocker and Nanny 1 and 7 and 9. Keep the kids off camera, but give us a sense of how often they're left to their own devices and how unavailable their deadbeat parents are even when it's their "week." Show Kate's people pitching ideas at her left and right to keep the brand afloat. Show how bloody dumb and uninventive Kate is without all these coaches. Show them calling the paparazzi and working out the various deals with them (School bus yes, Kate's hotel no).

I shouldn't have to tell this to the realest reality show out there, but they seem to be running out of ideas...

marypoppins said...

I feel sorry for the sound technician guy who was probably wearing a headset/headphones.

Wont be watching this and I never watch the view anyhow.

Ohio Buckeye said...

keeblerc said, "Watching a movie in the backyard with mom and fishing with dad? It's official; the writers and producers are just phoning it in while they look for other work"

LOL! I agree! Since the format seems to have changed to something for the Travel channel (K8 does the shore (again. groan), K8 pretends she is Annie Oakley at a dude farm, K8 views a ship (... yawn). Since TLC seems SO into K8's travels these days, why not have just K8 board a replica of the Titanic, since we all know J&K+8 is sinking...
sinking...
ba-bye, K8

Janet said...

Another episode filmed NOT IN THE HOUSE. Hmmmmmm.

NursingStudent said...

Ya'll cracked me up with the comments about the commercial. That awful ear piercing screech!! I don't know how many times I've heard it already. Why can't she be natural with the kids? She's so awkward with her own children...its weird.

I watched TLC today for all the medical shows and I think that Kate screech played every single break. The mute button on my TiVo remote doesn't work so I had to listen...AHHHH!

Ava said...

Why did they have to do a movie in the yard? I can't imagine the set up that had to take place to do this. Whatever happened to popping a DVD in the tv, popping some microwave popcorn, and laying out with the kids on the floor watching a movie like most families do??

Works_for_a_living said...

Isn't it ironic how the poor Gosselin kids, who are on the "realest reality show ever" will NEVER have any clue what reality actually is?

Tami said...

Well she can't film this in her own home on $$$ furniture with a huge screen tv, now can she? The sheeple might start to think she is not a poor stay at home mommy married to Jon the IT guy anymore.

No thanks said...

An outdoor movie in the woods? Do they not have mosquitoes I'm PA? Sounds like hell even without the Kate screech.

NeverLikedKate said...

Oh, I don't know. My family and I love outdoor movies. But we do live in California.

I don't watch TLC at all and so haven't seen what sounds like a horrible preview. Good thing judging from what people are saying. What a strange person she is.

shel said...

she is such a normal mom we all have production assistants to help us figure out the popcorn machine when it breaks in our back yard too don't we.
she pretends she does everything herself but their is always a PA there to help, put up tent, fix machine, entertain the kids by allowing to be pelted by eggs.

shel said...

An outdoor movie in the woods? Do they not have mosquitoes I'm PA? Sounds like hell even without the Kate screech.
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I was just going to post the same thing. lol

does anyone think how confused these kids will be when the show is over and Kate is no longer doing stuff with them. they will actually probably think the cameras are a good thing

readerlady said...

I certainly hope Khate's choice of film is more appropriate for 8 little kids than the film she chose for "Gosselin Movie Night" - the wildlife documentary that had Mady so upset because one animal killed another animal onscreen. That is sooooooo not appropriate for littles.

wickedsmart said...

If you think about it they have not filmed anything in the house in a while. Makes you wonder if there were some rules imposed?
If so, whose rules? The state of PA? TLC? or Kon?

Jupiter said...

I cringe every time that stupid commercial comes on. Her screech could be used to torture prisoners.

I have no desire to watch this and I feel sorry for whoever is doing the recap.

Ms.Peach said...

No thanks said...
An outdoor movie in the woods? Do they not have mosquitoes I'm PA? Sounds like hell even without the Kate screech.

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Since they don't want to film indoors much anymore and the cold weather is coming, I guess those kids will be dragged all over the place until the show fades away. Their school needs to stand firm in not allowing so much missed school time. The older they get, like Cara and Mady, the more they will not want to miss class.

wildflowers said...

Nothing about this show is ever normal. A huge popcorn maker - not micrwave. Outdoor movie set up - not dvd.
Why can't someone tell her how to pretend to be normal. She obviously doesn't have a clue or wants everyone to think she is better than the rest.
Just makes her look even dumber.

cdnmom47 said...

It strikes me as very odd that everything they film is outside the home.

I haven't watched in a few years now so I'm not 100% sure on this....has anything been filmed in the mansion in the past few months?

Laurie said...

OK, I have to say that I was flipping channels last night and that commercial was on - my ears are now bleeding after hearing that screech!

My son was home for a vist and when he heard "the screech" he said "Mom that's the voice you weren't allowed to do when I was that age because it sounded like the Wicked Witch of the West and she scared me to death". The G kids didn't seem to mind the voice and lined right up for the popcorn...oh never mind they live with one of the wicked witches and she rides a wooden spoon and not a broom....

Vanessa said...

We all have noticed that there haven't been any new episodes that have been shot "inside" the konpound, but of the ones that were, has anyone noticed the bad lighting? It always looks very dark? I wonder if Khate said no to them installing the lights on the ceilings like at their old house. OR if they are getting investigated, the house won't LOOK like a studio, much like the E-town house did.

Team 8 said...

Hey Kate! How come you're not having the movie in your front yard like you do enerything else?
I guess the [a[s said they couldn't make it.

As always I will NOT be watching.

Vanessa said...

I just love how she now always starts her couch session with "I HAD THIS IDEA...I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN..." Sure Kate. But of course every IDEA she has, she's the star! Why couldn't the kids be the ones selling the popcorn?
Every episode is so contrived now, it's like a school play, except the kids seem to be getting all the lousy parts. Queen Khate gets the lead and pretty much has the same calibre of acting talent as
someone from the drama club. (no offence to drama club kids, my son is in one, so I hope you get my meaning!)

Melissa Vegas said...

I don't watch the show anymore. The very last episode I saw was the one with the divorce announcement. After that, it seemed to get very boring from the reviews I've read on this site. Still find the gossip interesting, but I don't tune into the show anymore.

Jen said...

Ah, that shrill of a voice, little one's looke scared, can't say that I blame them. Another waste of t.v. time, TLC and Kate trying to convince us that she is a changed woman, yeah right...bwahahaha! I'm sure she is still having her hissy fits as soon as the shot is taken.

Jen said...

Works_for_a_living said...
Isn't it ironic how the poor Gosselin kids, who are on the "realest reality show ever" will NEVER have any clue what reality actually is?

Yep, so true! They are growing up in such a cloud of confusion.

Comet said...

Their show is not a "reality show, it is in the new category, "sitCON"

fidosmommy said...

Vanessa said...
We all have noticed that there haven't been any new episodes that have been shot "inside" the konpound, but of the ones that were, has anyone noticed the bad lighting? It always looks very dark? I wonder if Khate said no to them installing the lights on the ceilings like at their old house. OR if they are getting investigated, the house won't LOOK like a studio, much like the E-town house did.

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I haven't been watching for quite awhile now, so I haven't noticed.
However, just for fun, I was thinking that perhaps TLC didn't want to pay to install all those lights because they knew the Gosselins would not be living there long enough to make the
expenses worth it. They may have known that the show was on its last season.......

marypoppins said...

Vanessa said...
We all have noticed that there haven't been any new episodes that have been shot "inside" the konpound, but of the ones that were, has anyone noticed the bad lighting? It always looks very dark? I wonder if Khate said no to them installing the lights on the ceilings like at their old house. OR if they are getting investigated, the house won't LOOK like a studio, much like the E-town house did
______________________________
Hopefully this is an effort to keep the house a home.

Differentiate between working and not working.

Reduce stress.

Or slowly get them accustomed to no cameras/production people in the house etc

Beejcctx said...

Folks,

This is all for product placement, I am certain some one provided them an inflatable screen (available at Best Buy/Sam's) along with the DVD/Projector (ditto) so they can show "how easy" and how the kids "really enjoyed" seeing a movie outside.... uh huh.

Yeah right.

I agree she is keeping people out of the mansion. But this stinks of product placement to me.

Swissmiss150 said...

As far as limiting filming inside the McMansion, I think they don't want people to realize just how large a place it is.

quincy mackenzie said...

Holy Smokes!

The promo for tonight's show is absolutely frightening - her "I-Am-An-Insane-Popcorn-Vendor" sounds like something Steve Carell's character on The Office would do to try to be funny - and makes everyone uncomfortable instead which we all know is part of his character.

Being a producer and (probably) having editing dibs, I would think she'd have said, "Absolutely not! Cut it! Cut!" Is she so delusional that she thinks she's being cute?

Horrifyingly horrifying.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"As far as limiting filming inside the McMansion, I think they don't want people to realize just how large a place it is."

It really isn't that large in this area. Oh, it's a nice size, but there are many, many upscale homes bigger and grander than that one. What the property has, which elevated the purchase price, is the land. It is not, by any means, considered a "mansion." Perhaps in some area of the country it would be called an "estate," but not here.

Haley said...

She sounds like a screech owl. I change the channel every time because my ears can't take that kind of noise. It is scary and I feel embarrassed for her. The kids just stare at her. Now that's funny!

livnluv said...

What I don't understand is why isn't TLC editing? I mean they know kate's cackle is ear splitting and that stupid hat is just plain ridiculous. And it's been played hundreds of times. The commercial is obnoxious on purpose. Is this supposed to draw in viewers, and does it?

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I saw the preview for this one. None of the kids looked amused at her screechy "movie theater employee" voice. One of them was clearly giving her a "What the hell are you doing?" look.

ILLinIllinois said...

Imagine the outdoor winter episodes that are being written even now.....The TUPS first time shoveling a massive driveway!! The TUPS sledding down a massive driveway!! Cutting down our Xmas tree from our very own estate and having a PA drag it home!!

Bundle up kids, it's gonna be a long, cold winter.

ugh.. said...

It's SALmonella, not SAMonella..how many times has she said this so far?

TheLoneReader said...

Stopped on TLC as I was surfing for something to watch tonight. Not watching Jk8, but caught a snippit of Kate saying she gets "lonely" at night. All alone. Aw gee, Kate. I am sooo sorry about that. NOT! You ran Jon off. He was probably the best thing you ever had. I think you are going to get just exactly what you deserve. And I don't care if you are alone for the rest of your life. I also think this is a set up for you to bring in your lover. Whoever...You wanted to be a single mom so deal with it!

linda said...

were the juice boxes and popcorn organic???????? I heard this morning that she stated on the View that she only allows organic food

Snap! said...

Poor Kate- all alone with 8 kids- and she is just realizing that she no longer has Jon to boss around -so Kate actually has to get up off her plastic chair and take care of the kids. Boo Hoo!!!

Maybe she should have thought of this before treating her husband like a servant instead of a partner.

Storm said...

Yawn...........time to turn on the Big Ten Network

shilohpeace said...

BARF!! I don't believe how badly Kate comes across - as a very bad actress - but there is not an ounce of sincerity oozing from her phony facade. Yuk!! She is simply not being real. She is acting.

And to top it off, she is using the show to jab at Jon. Like when she said Jon is here some of the time. Jon is there a lot!!!

Also, her crying boo hoo I'm lonely crap and her fake crying about leaving her kids.. Did this woman feel like that when she left her kids for two years with Jon and traveled the Class A lifestyle all around the country with her bodyguard? Why now is she suddenly hating leaving her kids and wondering if they are happy (barf barf barf!!!)

to be honest, I held back from watching the View today but since so many other GWOP posters did watch, I decided not to hold back and I watched the show tonight. I watch it because Kate makes me cringe which is an awful reason to support the show. I don't support it but I love to see the kids and I wonder what this witch is doing to them. I feel confident about them when Jon is around. But Kate and her fake laugh and fake actions - it is just too much.

She would make an awful talk show host!! I guess her books sell well to her stepford sheeple fans so get her off tv and let her write books.

I have predicted from the beginning that Kate is going to fall apart at the seams one day. I sure hope her meltdown over the weekend was not in front of the kids or any one of them!!

Aunt Chris said...

Does anybody know if Starbucks is organic? Just wondering.

hang my head in shame said...

Caught the first ten minutes and Kate actually says, " I'm here a lot of the time and Jon is here (quietly) some of the time". Such a conniving witch.

She also mentions salmonella poisoning and hospitalization no fewer than 5 times during dinner. No thanks, mom. I'll eat some kibbles-n-cheese cubes from craft services.

MayDay said...

9:36 EST and my tv is on channel 32 HGTV- listening to someone buying a house for the first time. It feels good not to watch.

shilohpeace said...

Jon's fishing with the kids was priceless. I just burst out laughing at Aaden trying to hold the fish still and accidentally wacking Joel in the head with a fish!

there was an adorable asian looking girl hugging one of the girl sextuplets in the background. I wonder if that is one of their cousins. It is great that they are being exposed to other kids when with Jon.

Jon is being more real by introducing his family into the mix. but Jon scares me when he talks about being in New York and such. He really seems to have separated his father life from his single I'm a New Yorker life.. and that is a concept I cannot understand.

But a lot of people need to have some individuality in order to be better parents.. I just am not one to judge Jon (too much) as I like him. I think his relationshp with Hailey is indeed way too soon and it is going to fizzle out and it will be embarrassing. I cannot stand Kate, sorry.

We don't watch said...

Just for the record, a LOT of GWOPers did NOT watch The View nor do they watch the weekly episodes. We do not get as many posts as we use to (so many have lost interest), but when we did you could tell that many more people were not watching.

shel said...

I thought it was funny when Jon says he gave them a stick and barb wire to play with lol.
I don't get kate. she is so sad when she leaves and she wonders if Jon is relieved when he leaves, I think she is trying to put ideas in peoples heads. why would she say that. this show is so stupid with the sad music playing when she is crying give me a break.
how one of the boys walked up to Kate and said they only do fun things with her. right out of the blue he says that yeah right someone obiviously told him to say that. 5 yr olds are not like that. TLC made sure the kids said they don't have fun fishing. I don't believe for one minute Kate sat on the ground at night at watched a movie. there would be bugs crawling all over her yuk yuk yuk.

Anonymous said...

I have to give Jon credit. When he plays with his kids, he is a loving guiding adult. When Kate plays with the kids, she feels the need to be a fool. You can totally cut the forced effort of playing with her children with a knife.

tlcsucks said...

well, its interesting that kate needs a bodyguard...but announces to the world on tonight's show she is ALL alone in the house at night.

i think steve neild is the same kind of bodyguard that phil spector had.
the kind that protects people from their client.

PJ said...

One of the boys said it was alot more fun with Mommy than Daddy. Wonder what that was all about>

Seeing both Kate and Jon home (sperately) with the kids was much more like the early seasons.

MirandaB2008 said...

another staged performance. Question here? How come Kate gets a brand-spanking new BBQ to 'figure out how to use' and if she is such a terrific Cook/ why even BBQ'ing would she end up with undercooked chicken! Puke! ... She has been cooking long enough to be able to tell when chicken is cooked thru no matter what the Cooking Gadget? And to laugh at your child eating under-cooked chicken. She makes me sick
She had this Brand new BBQ and yet when Jon was there with the kids? he BBQ'd on an older one all coated with 'use' etc? I don't get it?

She tries the Single=Mom card but it doesn't Wash with me. She has " Ashley" out with the kids in the pool while she makes dinner/
Tell me this? how many ' Single Mom's' have that luxury.
Then she has an Audio Guy and an expensive piece of equipment to show these " Movie's out on the Lawn" -
Again? how many single mom's have this?
The popcorn machine? those are very expensive aren't they?
what's wrong with DVD's in the family room with Microwave popcorn like every other " Single Mom" ..

trying to show her Sad Face because she had to 'pack up and leave the kids' .. What an Idiot? she's been doing that for months and months!! so why is this now different.

no sympathy from this corner.

Janice G said...

Hey Kate! How come you're not having the movie in your front yard like you do enerything else?
I guess the [a[s said they couldn't make it.

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It wasn't? I watched House reruns, but I was sure she would use the garage door as a movie screen

MirandaB2008 said...

oh yes forgot to add. In the event that you read these posts Kate? sticking a Stupid Neon Pink Clown wig on your head with a popcorn box and using Fake Silly voices, doesn't make you a Good Mother...
it just makes you a Clown is all.
Being a Good Mother more than when the cameras are rolling makes you a Good Mother.
You don't need to do it for the Viewers during 'filming' .-- please just do it for your children the other 98% of the time as well.

Nita said...

Mady went to her Grandma's house. (While Jon and the kids were fishing.) It was wonderful to hear that. I hope the other kids get to go at different times and spend one on one time with her too.

I just shake my head when I hear Katie Irene talk about taking the high road. She still manages to bash him every chance she gets. "I'm here most of the time, and Jon is here some of the time" and she was talking about how much she misses them and thinks about them when she leaves, but she says she isn't sure if Jon misses them or is happy to get away. Or something like that.

This from the woman who, in previous episodes, was rarely shown playing with them. All she did was cook, bark orders and complain about getting stains out of clothes.

ManicNarcissism said...

Linda,

I'm sure they were organic. You can get both products organic at your local store so why not?

cossysmom said...

Only caught the end of the show,so I missed Kate's segment but I can tell you this: Kate has no desire to be "Can Do Kate." She also has no need to be (plenty of not-a-helpers available). TLC created Can Do Kate in an effort to keep the show going and make it relatable. Kate is not capable of being a "can do" type of person, nor is she a loving mother. No amount of PR will make her so.

I think they are filing so many things outside and away from the house because Kate doesn't want the cameras in "her" house.

Is anyone besides me disturbed by the couch interviews with the kids?

Snerk said...

So it is work when when Jon and Kate are interviewed, but play when the children are interviewed? Do these people have any sense at all?

TandLMommy28 said...

Oh was that show on tonight? I was watching REAL reality TV - Monday Night Football. That was TV worth watching. :)

livnluv said...

observations:

When it's Jon and the kids it's about the kids.
When it's kate and kids it's about kate.

When it's Jon's turn the kids get to visit relatives.
When it's kate's turn the kids have no one to visit.

They ask Jon what it's like to have to leave after visitations. He says it's hard.
They ask kate what it's like to have to leave after visitations. She says it's hard (and adds a few forced tears).

No one asks the kids what it's like. And I'm sure their tears are real...

When is this farce going to end?

livnluv said...

cossysmom said...
Only caught the end of the show,so I missed Kate's segment but I can tell you this: Kate has no desire to be "Can Do Kate." She also has no need to be (plenty of not-a-helpers available). TLC created Can Do Kate in an effort to keep the show going and make it relatable. Kate is not capable of being a "can do" type of person, nor is she a loving mother. No amount of PR will make her so.

I think they are filing so many things outside and away from the house because Kate doesn't want the cameras in "her" house.

Is anyone besides me disturbed by the couch interviews with the kids?
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Yes, can do kate lasted about a week. I think she needs to change it to "can't do sh**"...

hmmm...aren't couch interviews part of every child's normal play activities. Surely it wouldn't be classified as "work".

shel said...

she is an insult to single mothers. I am a sole parent by choice and proud of it. she makes me sick she is complaining that she is in the house getting supper ready whent he kids are in the pool with the sitter and wishes she could be with them. WHO IN THE HECK IS GOING TO COOK THEIR SUPPER KATE. most single parents work all day and then come home and cook supper, clean the hosue, do homework, bathe the kids and get a few mins to play with them so give me a break and dont play the single mother card to me chicky. you are a loser Kate and I think your tears are not for having to leave the kids but that your show is failing.
I have never wanted a show that I used to love to fail so badly as I want this show to go off the air tonight.

"Come and get your popcorn!" said...

After seeing the promo for this episode, I'm so glad I stopped watching the show. Kate's fright wig and maniacal screeching, even in small doses, are enough to cause nightmares.

And what's this about Kate coming up with the idea of showing a movie outside? I'm bracing myself for her announcement that she invented the drive-in.

cdnmom47 said...

BINGO!!!!!

Vanessa, you hit the nail directly on the head when you said that perhaps they're not filming inside because they don't want to install lighting due to the ongoing investigation.

That makes so much sense that I think you could be right. No lights installed in the house means that their house is just a home and not a film studio.

Though filming inside or outside is irrelevant as the kids are working hard no matter where the cameras are. Poor things.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Shelsaid...
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Applause! You nailed it! Thanks!

kates_a_snake said...

Kate, your manipulation doesn't work on me. All the little dig about John isn't fooling me, and hopefully anyone else. I truly believe that you are a very scary person. A psychopath of sorts. I can only imagine how you talk to John when the camera are off. I am sure you have put him through hell and then go on tv crying about how hard it is to be a single mom and bad mouthing Jon every chance you get. Hoping the viewers will side with you. Well, Kate, I don't I can see through it. I am on Jon's side. It's too bad he is with a young collage girl, but after being with you he must be so screwed up mentally he probably doesn't know how to even relate to women. So I cut him some slack for that. You kate are a cold heart manipulating biatch.

kate can't do sh** said...

Does Kate realize how incredibly stuck up she appears when the paps approach her and ask her questions? What is stopping her from smiling and offering a "no comment thank you" in a friendly, non-defensive way? Her decision to clam-up just adds to the intense dislike people feel for her. Who the hell does that anyway? Someone who thinks they are a star. In my life,I have never seen so many people want her to suffer for her selfish decisions and sense of entitlement. I find that odd and telling. Seems kind of sick but I suppose we all know how accurate karma is. There should actually be 3 truths in life: death, taxes and karma.

Snap! said...

Wow- that totally makes sense- they are always filming outside because of the lighting- and the investigation into child labor is preventing them from having lights installed indoors-
Makes sense now!

shawna said...

Regarding the organic food....

That doesn't look like "organic" mayo and mustard she is using to make the deviled eggs.

One other thing....

Why is it Kate always has help while taking care of the kids and we don't see Jon with any?

G35 Suck said...

OMG, I just can't stand Kate. She again repeats herself by saying, she feels lonely, she hates leaving the kids when it's Jon's turn to come in and she says she always wonders what they are doing when She's gone.

This isn't new to her. She's been leaving the kid every week to go on her book signing trips. How is she going to pretend that this is new to her? She usually leaves for her trips for days. And this goes of for several months. Why is she "Lonley" all of a sudden? She's spending half the time with the body guard anyways.

The kids are also messed up. They're afraid of dirt now? Jon took them fishing, and the 1st day, the kids hated it. If that was Kate taking them, Kate would have given up and never take them fishing again. The kids would have missed out. The 2nd day, the Kids loved it. They caught several fish and thank God Jon didn't give up with the kids and showed them different things they can do.

The kids will have more experience because of Jon and his "willingness" to let the kids be kids.

Unlike Kate, who won't let the kids roll down a hill.

SundayRose said...

kates_a_snake said...
Kate, your manipulation doesn't work on me. All the little dig about John isn't fooling me, and hopefully anyone else. I truly believe that you are a very scary person. A psychopath of sorts. I can only imagine how you talk to John when the camera are off. I am sure you have put him through hell and then go on tv crying about how hard it is to be a single mom and bad mouthing Jon every chance you get. Hoping the viewers will side with you. Well, Kate, I don't I can see through it. I am on Jon's side. It's too bad he is with a young collage girl, but after being with you he must be so screwed up mentally he probably doesn't know how to even relate to women. So I cut him some slack for that. You kate are a cold heart manipulating biatch.
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Yes! Well said!

G35 Suck said...

The good thing is that when the kids are with Jon, they are with other people. With friends, and relatives. This is good that Jon is exposing the kids to different surroundings so they do not become social outcasts like Kate is.

The fact that Jon lets his kid spend time with other family members, (grandma, cousins, etc etc). Is a good sign.

Whereas before, KatetheSnake would ban anyone from seeing the kids. Ever her own FATHER....

Canadian Mom said...

It's been said that most Canadians are "so NICE"......

I'm NOT feeling NICE right now. I'm feeling frustrated and ANGRY.

I, too, am a single mom. We live in a 4-plex - MAYBE 600 sq.feet. There is no pool here.

I have beginning stage pancreatic cancer (followed Patrick Swayze's story and am sickened that he passed away today). I am unable to work. There is no popcorn machine here, no PA's to assist me do ANYTHING, no nannies to 'take over' when I'm feeling ill (let alone making supper!)

Yet Ms. Gosselin whines and complains about how hard her life is. She literally has the world at her feet - good health, wealth, adorable kids, an estranged husband very involved with those adorable kids, enchanting vacations, a cute bodyguard, and assistants galore.

Count your blessings just ONCE you ungrateful, vacuous, ignorant, corrupt, parasitic B*TCH.

Tami said...

Why did they let the blatant bullying of Jon go on? What a horrible, unprofessional production. She tells outright lies about Jon like 'I am here often, Jon is here sometimes and there is no rhyme or reason to it'. BS. They switch off weeks! How stupid do they think we are? Then 'I have to put the house back together, save the world and get food back in the house'. Oh Bull! Or maybe Jon is smart and does not leave her anything, just consumes all or takes it with him. I would not help out that shrew either. I can't believe he would starve his children though. BS. And then she says she wonders if he regrets leaving when his time is up. wtf. Then they edit it to look like he is excited to be alone in NY when if you listen CLOSELY he says things similar to what she does, that he is overwhelmed doing it alone, misses them when he is gone, etc. I wish a black hole would just swallow her up already. I was not pro-Jon at all when they were a couple, but I am a person who refuses to be against the underdog. Everyone is piling it on him so I have to empathize with him and refuse to believe this garbage.

Tami said...

Does anybody know if Starbucks is organic? Just wondering.

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Dr. Oz would cringe if he knew she drank those glorified milk shakes daily. She bragged to him on the View that she is all organic and healthy? I hope the View women caught some of the show tonight. They will hate her even more. If they watched any of the dog rerun after, she'd really better watch out tomorrow! You could also see the hatred seething in Jon during this rerun!

Tami said...

Commercial came on during this for Swiffer. It showed her screeching about the stuff under the freezer in the basement when they moved in. Now we know why she did that whole fake horror stuff. She was angling for another sponsorship. Then I noticed on a rerun before the show which I caught a few minutes of, they were in Olive Garden for the twins' birthday. They were using their own sippy cups, not Olive Garden cups. Then they are always going on and on about those Olive Garden cups on other shows. Again, probably looking for free Olive Garden for life for advertising. Well, we have stacks of plastic restaurant cups. They are nothing special. Why would the Olive Garden cups get mentioned by name again and again as if they are some unique product and not just some plastic kid meal cup? They did not even use them while at the restaurant. Weird...

Inthedark said...

What a fuss she made of carrying Collin up to bed. I thought she worked out 2 hrs everyday. He couldn't have been much heavier than her suitcases she lugged out as she told her sob story, "I wonder if they know I love them." You have a right to wonder. Anyway, poor Collin, first he was an antelope on her lap, now he's a big lug.

Joan10 said...

Canadian Mom:

So sorry to hear of what you are having to deal with right now. I can imagine it was tough hearing about Patrick.

I definitely understand your anger at someone like Kate. I feel it too. Just the fact that she had 8 healthy babies was a miracle. Then she had all those volunteers more then willing to help. Then she received all kinds of free things. A decent person would be humbled by all that. She goes on to earn thousands of dollars for doing nothing continues to get all kinds of free things and still finds things to complain about.

Once in a while she will say the words she feels blessed but they never sound sincere. She just keeps wanting more and more.

It's one of those things in life that is so hard to understand. Why does someone like her get so much?

I wish I lived close to you so I could help you. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Ducky said...

Wow, Alex, the audio guy, was as Jon would put it, 'pecked to death by a duck.' Poor guy couldn't get a moment's peace as he tried to get the dvd thingy set up. Kids all over him. Well, I guess Kate figures if they're bugging him, they won't be bothering her.

So happy Jon's mother wanted to take the twins to her home. Maddy's probably very thankful too. She would have been forced to go fishin otherwise, and she prob would have hated it.

Canadian Mom:

Wishing you the best. Was sorry to hear about Patrick.

Canadian Mom said...

I'm ashamed I lost my temper at something so silly as Kate Gosselin.

I apologize for my rather, er, cutting remarks about her. (I still dislike her intensely)

I did not mean to spill my guts (ha ha) but Mr. Swayze's death just makes my situation seem a little more real.

Thanx for your kindness Ducky and Joan10, again, I am normally quite an even-tempered gal.

God Bless u all.

Maggie said...

Didn't watch. It just sounds so boring. It's even more depressing when you see the kids are more and more like Kate or their dad. It's very sad to see kids get heavy influence from the horrible parents.

I will continue to visit this board until the show gets canceled.

Ms.Peach said...

I watched "Pride and Prejudice" for like the 10th time on TV last night. Ahhh, no Kate Gosselin screeching, pretending.

I wonder if any of The View ladies will try to box in ol' Dr. Phil and Kate. I'd pay money to see that!

rural mom said...

The single mom ploy is going to backfire on Kate, she needs to be truthful with her audience and admit her kids provide enough income that she does not have to work, nor does Jon, they are both riding this money train as far as it will take them, caring not whit it is hitched to their children's backs.

Scruffy's Mom said...

It's so obvious she thinks she's "cute" when she lets out her fake screeches and squeaks.

Oh, and a popcorn machine is on sale at Target this week.

Barking Dog said...

Kate is lonely at night? Don't need a crystal ball to see what is coming next. She has been playing that "lonely" card from the very beginning. "I don't want to be doing this alone." This, the day she files for divorce.

So, when "the reason for the separation and divorce" is introduced, all will be forgiven.

Just my humble opinion, but I feel Kate had a "significant other" already lined up prior to removing Jon from the agenda. That is why Jon has been so angry, acting out and threatening to "tell the truth".

I support neither Jon or Kate . . . I raise and train dogs . . . but the one "with" the bone always acts like Kate . . . and the one who she took the bone "from" . . . acts like Jon.

K8TERH8TER said...

First, just wanted to say I have not watched the show in weeks. At first, it was a bit hard to not "sneek a peek". After a while, you just kind of move on from it. I live in Reading, so I get more than my fill of the Kate-drama by just going around town. Which brings me to my second point. This past weekend I bumped into an old friend of Kate's. Apparently they were pretty close up until she got pregnant with the sextuplets. She was even once nice...if you can believe that. Once she found out about the second brood, her wheels began turning with thought of 'how she could use the kids as a meal ticket'. It was at this time when she began dumping anyone who wouldn't be of any use to her...especially friends with young children who were too busy with their own kids to be at her beck and call. This lady told me they were pretty close...and now they no longer even speak. (which she says...and we've all witnessed on tv..is pretty much the way it has turned out with anyone she has ever known from her past before the tups.) Kate better watch out cuz' the only people who will be left standing around her once the show goes away are her 8 kids....and eventually they will grow up, get wise to her ways, and move on from her too. She thinks she's feeling 'lonely' now?? Wait 15 yrs. You're going to really know what lonely feels like then.

konspiracytheory said...

Wow, those kids have not been taught any manners. The way they attacked Alex (the audio guy) - sheesh. My kids can get a little too crazy at times too, but that's when you step in and redirect them, Khate!

The way she b*tched about having to pick up Collin - seriously? First of all, she was picking him up in such an odd manner - trying to keep him 'face out'. Wouldn't you carry him in a way that would allow him to rest his sleepy head on your shoulder?

That scene really touched a nerve for me. I have a son who is 10 months older than Collin (and similarly built). I *have* to carry him often because he has arthritis in his knees and feet. It is getting harder to do by the month, and I worry about how we'll manage as he gets older. Every time I pick him up, I think the same thing - "I'm not going to be able to do this anymore soon, and it's going to make me sad when that day comes".

I think I'm having a reaction that is similar to Canadian Mom's (and yes, please keep us posted as to how you're doing) - Khate is an ungrateful b*tch who has no idea how good she has it.

Diane said...

Much love to you Canadian Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Liv's Mommy said...

When Kate was picking up Collin I too found it odd the way that she was lifting him and carrying him and I commented about it to my husband and he said that he thought she was drunk, and I said probably. Now that I'm thinking about it she probably really was -considering when she was lifting them in and out of the bunks while they were on the battle ship she had no problem hoisting them up or getting them down.

Pamela Jaye said...

This "nature woman" thing, I think, is just one more piece of the new! improved! Can Do Kate v2.

Does that come with addition outfits, or its own minivan? Maybe a tent?
I still have my Barbie furniture.

Sassypaws said...

Canadian Mom, a woman at church was diagnosed with first stage pancreatic cancer 5 1/2 years-ago. It was a tough treatment road but she has been cancer free for over 4 years.

Hope and prayer goes hand-in-hand with medical treatment. My hope and prayers are with you.

billychappy said...

It's official, i hate Kate more than anyone in the popular media.

I wish, oh how I wish someone would tell her off on video tape.

Ms.Peach said...

Just posted by Z, the TV critic, Baltimore Sun:

Hey Jon & Kate, How do you think the kids feel?
So, Jon and Kate Gosselin feel great pain each time they have to leave their children because of their legal separation. Kate says viewers have no idea how hard it is. Jon says it is so "stressful."

I didn't have time to write about America's most discussed and dissed TV family Monday night, because I had to review the new Jay Leno show. But I did see it, and the overall theme of Jon and Kate feeling the pain of single parenting only felt more outrageous after I had some time to think about it.

Too bad if they feel sad. How do you think the children feel each time they see a parent leaving at the end of their temporary stay -- and the level of parental support drops by at least half? And who is responsible for them having to leave -- Jon to his Manhattan condo and Kate to her mysterious "elsewhere," which some folks still think is a condo in Maryland despite Kate and the unnamed "source" who say it isn't?

I really was put off by the producers trying to play on viewer sympathy for Jon and Kate Monday and ignoring the kids' feelings. I would hate to think how heart-breaking it would be if the kids' could articulate and we could hear their feelings about what's happening in this family.

But that's all right if the kids are sad, isn't it? We shouldn't feel so bad about it that we don't watch.

After all, they have tents and lanterns and cowboy outfits and popcorn machines -- the best TLC money can buy (or the cable channel can take in tradeout for product placement). Oh, and they can call their dad up and ask him where he is and what he's doing. And as Jon said Monday night, "And I'm like, 'I'm walking on Broadway' ...."

And do you think they might be wishing you were there, Jon, instead of walking on Broadway?

But let's all feel sorry for Jon and Kate.

Pam is Pissed said...

I am very disappointed to hear that Kate thinks her situation, in which she had a huge part in creating because of her attitude and ugliness, is a "true test" of survival, perserverance and determination.

She has NO clue what those words really mean!

As someone who is fighting for my life and wondering how much more time I have on earth, I am deeply offended by this statement. I'm sure the parents of the children striken with cancer that she visitied in the hospital ( too boost her own image ) are appalled just the same.

Kate Gosselin has no idea what a true test of these character traits entails. I'd trade places with her in a heartbeat, because I think her situation is a choice she chose and created for herself.

People with life threatening illnesses don't have that choice, and therefore are thrust into "true tests" of determination, perserverance and survival.

Get a clue, Kate Gosselin. This world is not all about you. You created your sitaution. Now deal with it!

shilohpeace said...

Anyone who buys Kate's cookbook after watching her cook raw chicken last night, is nuts! Lord knows anyone who can cook half way decently knows when chicken is done and when it isn't and I could tell watching it on tv that the chicken was not done when she took it off the grill. This woman is very strange! How could she not know the chicken was undercooked? While they were filming no less?

FormerFanofJonandKate said...

Why is it Kate always has help while taking care of the kids and we don't see Jon with any?
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I saw Jon with helping when the kids were fishing on last nights episode. It was a younger girl helping the kids with their fishing poles. The camera didn't show her much but she was there.

If you look at the "p people" pics on Radar Jon often has help...including the controversial babysitter.

BOTH Jon and Kate have tons of help...you don't think they'd raise their kids on their own do you?

They both feel they are entitled to have help and to not be parents because they have 8 kids.

KateIsSoDumb said...

First of all, the show would be 10 times more successful if it were just about the kids, and the parents were not filmed for interviews! So Kate claiming she is working her butt off on the show is for naught. Nobody wants to see her!

Second of all, the kids need to get into therapy now. I hope to God that Jon and Kate have involved some therapists to talk to the kids about their feelings. Jon and Kate are throwing activities at them which will only serve to push down the reality of what is happening to the kids...i.e. that they miss their mom when she leaves... and they miss their dad when he leaves... they are not letting the kids have time to sort through or even let their true emotions rise to the surface.

AgainstExploitation said...

I feel the same way most of you feel. Life is unfair. I have nothing to complain about. Absolutely nothing. I personaly am very blessed. I just see the millions of people that do have something missing in their life, especialy health. And then you see people like Kate, so narcisistic and ungrateful. Take care of yourself Canadianmom... Many here will be thinking of you...

Vanessa said...

Yeah, the undercooked chicken was weird. Whether or not you grill, if you cook then you know when chicken is done! Blah blah blah, I swear it's HER show now. I think she just likes to hear her own voice. Why is she talking to the camera person all the time? Is it to slowly turn the show into a talk/advice program with her as the "star"? "I" have to be strong, "I" have to come home and clean up, "I" have to re-organize...STFUU kate! That's what the F%$#% moms do, single or not, 8 kids or not.

livnluv said...

Pam is Pissed said...
I am very disappointed to hear that Kate thinks her situation, in which she had a huge part in creating because of her attitude and ugliness, is a "true test" of survival, perserverance and determination.

She has NO clue what those words really mean!

As someone who is fighting for my life and wondering how much more time I have on earth, I am deeply offended by this statement. I'm sure the parents of the children striken with cancer that she visitied in the hospital ( too boost her own image ) are appalled just the same.

Kate Gosselin has no idea what a true test of these character traits entails. I'd trade places with her in a heartbeat, because I think her situation is a choice she chose and created for herself.

People with life threatening illnesses don't have that choice, and therefore are thrust into "true tests" of determination, perserverance and survival.

Get a clue, Kate Gosselin. This world is not all about you. You created your sitaution. Now deal with it!
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I'm with you Pam. What a slap in the face to listen to her talk. Wishing you the best of all outcomes.

livnluv said...

Ms.Peach said...
Just posted by Z, the TV critic, Baltimore Sun:

Hey Jon & Kate, How do you think the kids feel?
So, Jon and Kate Gosselin feel great pain each time they have to leave their children because of their legal separation. Kate says viewers have no idea how hard it is. Jon says it is so "stressful."

I didn't have time to write about America's most discussed and dissed TV family Monday night, because I had to review the new Jay Leno show. But I did see it, and the overall theme of Jon and Kate feeling the pain of single parenting only felt more outrageous after I had some time to think about it.

Too bad if they feel sad. How do you think the children feel each time they see a parent leaving at the end of their temporary stay -- and the level of parental support drops by at least half? And who is responsible for them having to leave -- Jon to his Manhattan condo and Kate to her mysterious "elsewhere," which some folks still think is a condo in Maryland despite Kate and the unnamed "source" who say it isn't?

I really was put off by the producers trying to play on viewer sympathy for Jon and Kate Monday and ignoring the kids' feelings. I would hate to think how heart-breaking it would be if the kids' could articulate and we could hear their feelings about what's happening in this family.

But that's all right if the kids are sad, isn't it? We shouldn't feel so bad about it that we don't watch.

After all, they have tents and lanterns and cowboy outfits and popcorn machines -- the best TLC money can buy (or the cable channel can take in tradeout for product placement). Oh, and they can call their dad up and ask him where he is and what he's doing. And as Jon said Monday night, "And I'm like, 'I'm walking on Broadway' ...."

And do you think they might be wishing you were there, Jon, instead of walking on Broadway?

But let's all feel sorry for Jon and Kate.
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EXACTLY!! THIS IS WORTH REPEATING. And I too put a lot of the blame on TLC. Sad music does not necessarily make for a sad situation...just makes everyone look STUPID! Everyone was boohooing and ignoring the fact that these kids have to WATCH their parents come and go. Ya think it might be just a little upsetting to them? okay, I'm done ranting.

ratherbkayaking said...

To Canadian Mom - so touched by your post. My heart goes out to you and I wish you nothing but strength as you take on this incredible battle.

jibbers said...

I saw Jon with helping when the kids were fishing on last nights episode. It was a younger girl helping the kids with their fishing poles. The camera didn't show her much but she was there.

If you look at the "p people" pics on Radar Jon often has help...including the controversial babysitter.

BOTH Jon and Kate have tons of help...you don't think they'd raise their kids on their own do you?

They both feel they are entitled to have help and to not be parents because they have 8 kids.

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LOL, how was that little girl a "help" compared to the nannies and producers and bodyguard Kate has?

That little girl who hugged 1 of the sextuplet look more like a cousin. You know, someone who Kate didn't allow her kids to be with..

When the kids are with Jon, they are exposed to other family members and friends.

With Kate, the kids are stuck with the producers and bodyguard.

Anne said...

I was just reading the comments on the Z on TV blog at the Baltimore Sun. He said TLC hasn't been releasing the ratings for J&K lately. Without TLC releasing them, they're very difficult to get.

As he said, read between the lines. If they won't release them, we know they can't be good.

Yeah!

msrylee said...

Canadian Mom, I too am a Canadian mom. However, my life seems like a walk in the park compared to your situation.

Love, prayers and blessings from a cancer survivor of a rare form of childhood cancer. This is my 37th year in remission. Please be encouraged by all the support of those reading this blog.

BarbMae said...

I agree, it would be so much more interesting if the kids were the only ones interviewed on the couch. I confess I did watch bits and pieces, the fishing on the neighbor's farm was a joke. I'm sure the kids were getting eat up by mosquitos. and you have to also watch for ticks. I'm glad that they got to enjoy a "semi-real" fishing experience. But I really had to laugh when they asked who got hit on the side of the head by a fish and I instantly knew it had to be poor Joel and of course it was. Poor Joel is just not an outdoorsy boy. I have to say, I am guilty of not cooking chicken long enough on the grill. But you just then pop it into the microwave to finish it. He! He! Being a single Mom I still remember dropping my son off to Dad and going back to an empty house. I still miss him even though he is 20.
Now Jon's lawyer has quit. I'm sure he was fed up trying to give his "client" advice and couldn't adequately defend an idiot for a client. I'm sure Kate's lawyer has stacks a mile high of all his inappropriate behavior. The lawyer probably knew that Jon was going to lose everything and quit so hopefully the case can be salvaged for Jon. Jon at the VMA awards? What? Jon, get rid of the NY apt., stop going to pricey NY shops, stop partying at big hotels move back to PA closer to the kids. Jon has another month to straighten up but if he doesn't, he will have a huge regret when he looks back on this time 10 years from now.

Acertaingirl said...

I officially love Cara! Her coments regarding the mutant popcorn machine were priceless - she's also quite bright.

Yeaah for Miss Mady getting out of fishing - I bet Joel wishes he went with her!

livnluv said...

BarbMae said...
I agree, it would be so much more interesting if the kids were the only ones interviewed on the couch. I confess I did watch bits and pieces, the fishing on the neighbor's farm was a joke. I'm sure the kids were getting eat up by mosquitos. and you have to also watch for ticks.
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I have to say I grew up going fishing with my dad. Since we were 3 girls and I was the tomboy, it was our special time together. Mosquitos, ticks & hot days go along with the experience...and I wouldn't have changed it for anything in the world. My dad has passed but it's still one of my fondest memories. fish or no fish...

livnluv said...

Acertaingirl said...
I officially love Cara! Her coments regarding the mutant popcorn machine were priceless - she's also quite bright.

Yeaah for Miss Mady getting out of fishing - I bet Joel wishes he went with her!

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I believe she also told her mom it would have been easier to use the microwave. too cute.

readerlady said...

@ kates_a_snake BRAVO!! (sound of clapping)

@Canadianmom So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'll be praying for you and, if you don't mind, I'll add you to my church's prayer ladder.

If Kate was so worried about the chicken being undercooked and "Saminella" (sic), why the h*ll didn't she use a meat thermometer. They make disposable ones. I always use one when we grill chicken. And for a nurse not to know how to pronounce salmonella - gheesh! I'd put it down to Regionalism, except Ohio and Pa accents aren't that far apart, and we certainly don't pronounce it like that here in Ohio.

Jon's fishing trip with the kids sounds like fun. That almost - almost I say - makes me wish I had watched it. Read a book instead.

HateKate said...

Did anyone catch the part when Jon was talking about taking the kids fishing. He arrogantly referred to the property as his. "My property runs up to a stream". I was under the impression that TLC owned the Goesslin estate and will turn it over to the kids when they reach 18. Who actually owns it?

wickedsmart said...

Way to go Maddy!!!!!!!!!!
She was given an option(By Jon)
and she took it.
Kudos to Jon for introducing some family to these kids.I hope Maddy had a great time. She deserves it. They all deserve to have Grandparents in their lives.
I always said Maddy was the smartest Gosselin and the most independent.
I understand Cara's need to stay with her Dad,but hopefully in time she will be able to take a stand herself.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I thought the pop corn machine was a nice addition to their fun day.

Canadian Mom said...

Wow....GWoP'ers never cease to amaze me with their intelligent and insightful posts...coming here and knowing so many others really know what life is all about (which is NOT how many freebies u can get while exploiting your family) really lifts my spirits!

I'm still appalled (sp?) at myself for my little outburst - I did NOT mean to sound so self-pitying :(

I shall THINK a little before pressing the SEND button.

God bless each and every one of u (and that is NOT some 'catch-phrase' a-la-Kate!). I mean it with all my heart - u guys GET IT.

XO

*db* said...

They did film inside the "NEW" kitchen with Kates time with the kids and Jons, but it did not go any further into the house.

I also thought the way she carried Collin was very unattached, like he was a sack of potatoes. I found it very comforting and emotional to carry or hold our sleeping children when they got past that baby wanting to cuddle stage. They grow so fast and you grab onto every moment you can because before you know it they are grown! Instead of complaining I would of snuggled Collin into the crook of my neck especially after the sweet little guy commented that they only do fun things when they are with mommy and he appeared to be genuine. Kids love their parents even when they are unworthy of their love.

The raw chicken was over the top, I'm sure we are all guilty of undercooking things so what do we do, throw it back on the darn grill or in the microwave for a bit. Don't let the kids eat it and then be thankful they didn't get sick. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb! Better yet, check it before you take it off the grill, chicken is the easiest meat to check to see if it's done all the way, it's not rocket science Khate!

luv my GSP said...

Did any of you feel sorry for Kate when she was leaving the house as it was time for hubby to take over and she commented about how hard it is for her to leave?

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Oh, hell no! Are you serious??? Have you ever seen a J&K episode other than this one??? Kate has brought allllll of this down on herself. It's unlikely that she'll live long enough to suffer enough sadness to even come close to being a payback for stealing those kids' childhoods away for HER almighty dollar. I hope she cries and cries and cries all the time and her eyes get puffy. She desevers to be sad and miserable because of all her selfish decisions she continues to make and lies she continues to tell. Geeze.

abbie said...

Kate DID buy a condo in Maryland, not far from where I live in a village (residential neighborhood) named Kingsbrook. Dunno if shes renting or bought it. I have this on authority of someone who isn't even "into" JK8 and lives down there, she knows the building no. and everything. So that settles that.

Susan said...

Did any of you feel sorry for Kate when she was leaving the house as it was time for hubby to take over and she commented about how hard it is for her to leave?

Sorry Suzanne. I might have if it hadn't been so damn FAKE! By the end, I was feeling sorry for myself because I was in agony. Did you not see how fake it was Suzanne?

For one thing, she is gone for weeks at a time ever since her book came out. It didn't seem hard for her to leave her kids then. We all wondered how she could be gone for 20 out of 30 days and she claimed it was for her kids. I think we all know that it was for money and her kids would much rather have their mommy.

Now she is after sympathy and to me it looks very fake. I could just see her pinching herself to squeeze out a few tears. So no Suzanne. I did not feel sorry for her. I do feel sorry for you because you seem like a nice person and if she knew you, she would use you chew you up and spit you out when she was done.

goawayJandK said...

especially after the sweet little guy commented that they only do fun things when they are with mommy and he appeared to be genuine.

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They only do fun things with mommy because mommy only does fun things on camera.
My heart breaks for those poor kids.

cheryl said...

Feel sorry for K??? Never!!
No one feels sorry for K.
She made her bed of roses - now lie
in it - the thorns are tough.

GoPoshGo said...

Suzanne said...
Did any of you feel sorry for Kate when she was leaving the house as it was time for hubby to take over and she commented about how hard it is for her to leave?

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Funny, if she misses them so much when she's away, why couldn't she be bothered to return home to them when "news broke" that Jon was cheating on her?????? Granted, we all know that she and Jon had an agreement, and it was no surprise to either of them that affairs were going on. BUT, as far as the image she was presenting to the public was concerned, this was "news" to her ... shocking news at that. So, what does this "devoted" mom do when she supposedly is blindsided by the news of her husband's infidelity??? Rush home to be with her kids, who undoubtedly have questions/confusion???? Rush home to try to work it out with her husband and save the family????

No. She continued her book tour and went on every national show to continue pimping the book she didn't even write, AND (as an added bonus due to the already scheduled appearances) got to bash Jon.

What "mother" does this???? I'll tell you: a narcissistic bitch who cares more about money and herself than any human on the planet, including the 8 innocent kids she selfishly brought into the world. What normal person has 6 more kids when they can barely afford the two they already have? Even worse, what 24-YEAR-OLD does fertility treatments after a year of marriage?? I'll tell you again: a crazy bitch who researched the gravy train of other parents with multiples and decided a clown-car uterus was going to be her path to fame and fortune.

She's a disgusting excuse for a mother and wife, and in my opinion a complete waste of [overly-tanned] skin.

where's Jon No more Kate said...

I enjoyed the fishing part. Especially when they started catching fish. Cara really seemed to enjoy it and I enjoyed her comments. First time I have not seen her look sad. If you've noticed she is rarely in the pictures that the paps take when they are outside.

Anonymous said...

I am finding it harder and harder to watch this show. I am even starting to get turned off by the kids. Don;t get me wrong, they are still cute kids but I am finding them more and more obnoxious. Their behavior with Alex, the sound guy, just irritated me. They are kids but they are old enough to know how to behave. Apparently, they aren't being told what is appropriate and what is not. No one seems to be parenting these kids. Same with their eating habits - every time they show them eating, they have food all over their faces. Someone needs to introduce them to napkins and teach them how to use them! I am even irritated by many of their comments lately too. It is all starting to seem too staged. I guess they are learning how to act at an early age! The interviews are not enjoyable to watch either. The kids are all over the place, being too silly and their speech is difficult to understand at times. I know they are kids, but I am just losing more and more interest in even watching them.....not to mention the dramfa the parents create!

shel said...

What a fuss she made of carrying Collin up to bed. I thought she worked out 2 hrs everyday. He couldn't have been much heavier than her suitcases she lugged out as she told her sob story, "I wonder if they know I love them." You have a right to wonder. Anyway, poor Collin, first he was an antelope on her lap, now he's a big lug.
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she says she does it all alone well sorry Kate I do it all alone and love it. my son is 8 and weighs 75-78 lbs and if he falls asleep in the car I carry him in the house up the stairs and put him to bed.
who wants to bet as soon as the camera went off a PA carried the kids the rest of the way upstairs.

getrealkate said...

I've been reading GWOP for some time now...this is my first post.

I get frustrated when I hear people bash this site and defend Kate...they don't know what they're talking about.

I'm `lucky' enough to live in their hometown. There is no love lost between Kate and anywhere she's `been.' I know previous co-workers and neighbors. The sentiment is the same across the board.

Kate began to do her `homework' asap after she found out she was pregnant with sextuplets. This would be her ticket out of a life of same old same old.....etc.

Think about it...how many millions is enough if all you really want to do is provide for your family and create a loving, nurturing home.

It's obvious to so many what her priorities REALLY are....unfortunately she won't get these days, months, years back with her children. I hope it's all worth it Kate.

Would Kate ever sit down and directly answer tough questions like...why isn't it important to have extended family (aunts, uncles, grandparents) in your children's lives?...where are your old and dear best friends?....why has your old church (seen in earlier episodes) distanced themselves from you?...HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH????

I'm so sick of hearing that all she does is for her kids...do we all have `STUPID' stamped on our foreheads? Give your children what children really need....TIME! and genuine love....NOT JUST WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE ROLLING....

Enough said

shel said...

I was under the impression that TLC owned the Goesslin estate and will turn it over to the kids when they reach 18. Who actually owns it?
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I didn't know this. where was this info at?

Snerk said...

I was under the impression that TLC owned the Goesslin estate and will turn it over to the kids when they reach 18. Who actually owns it?
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I didn't know this. where was this info at?



It's just rumor. Things get said that have no foundation and then people start taking them as fact.

There is nothing to support this one. The house is in fact mortgaged. The most likely scenario is that Jon and Kate had an attorny set up a trust to try to hide that they had bought such an expensive house and were moving.

livnluv said...

abbie said...
Kate DID buy a condo in Maryland, not far from where I live in a village (residential neighborhood) named Kingsbrook. Dunno if shes renting or bought it. I have this on authority of someone who isn't even "into" JK8 and lives down there, she knows the building no. and everything. So that settles that.
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Another one of kate's lies that's going to bite her in the butt. OMG, the day of reckoning is near

JaninefromNH said...

Canadian Mom...I'm sorry for your situation. Do you think it'd be helpful for your health to stop watching the show and following this story if it upsets you so? Spend your energy on something that makes you happy, not sad and angry!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"abbie said...
Kate DID buy a condo in Maryland, not far from where I live in a village (residential neighborhood) named Kingsbrook. Dunno if shes renting or bought it."

The first sentence says "DID" buy a condo. Second sentence is "dunno if she's RENTING or BOUGHT it." Um...which is it?

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Dumb, Dumb, Dumb! Better yet, check it before you take it off the grill, chicken is the easiest meat to check to see if it's done all the way, it's not rocket science Khate!"

Knowing that she wants to portray herself as an accomplished cook and author of a book of recipes, I can't believe that TLC wouldn't edit out that part. Dumb move, really dumb. Who would buy a cookbook authored by someone who didn't know how to tell when chicken was thoroughly cooked?

Canadian Mom said...

To Janine from NH:

I try to Ms. Janine, I do try....

thetimewillcome said...

livnluv said...
abbie said...
Kate DID buy a condo in Maryland, not far from where I live in a village (residential neighborhood) named Kingsbrook. Dunno if shes renting or bought it. I have this on authority of someone who isn't even "into" JK8 and lives down there, she knows the building no. and everything. So that settles that.
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Another one of kate's lies that's going to bite her in the butt. OMG, the day of reckoning is near

I have a feeling that once the divorce is final and before the ink is even dry the TRUTH about the REAL goings on with respect to Kate Gosselin will finally be told.

no lights said...

I remember in a Q&A Jon and Kate did that they said there would be NO film lighting in their new home. Actually, maybe it was during a chair interview, because Kate turned to one of the crew and asked "Aren't I so much nicer now without the lights? -meaning in the new house.

*db* said...

no lights said...
I remember in a Q&A Jon and Kate did that they said there would be NO film lighting in their new home. Actually, maybe it was during a chair interview, because Kate turned to one of the crew and asked "Aren't I so much nicer now without the lights? -meaning in the new house.


But they have shown several areas of the house in the past. They have filmed the kids in two of the living areas, we've seen the kitchen/eating area, laundry room, the mud room I believe and the basement, sooooo why are they keeping us out now????

SuzanneDeAZ said...

"luv my GSP has left a new comment on the post "September 14, Movie & a Catch":

Did any of you feel sorry for Kate when she was leaving the house as it was time for hubby to take over and she commented about how hard it is for her to leave?

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Oh, hell no! Are you serious??? Have you ever seen a J&K episode other than this one??? Kate has brought allllll of this down on herself. It's unlikely that she'll live long enough to suffer enough sadness to even come close to being a payback for stealing those kids' childhoods away for HER almighty dollar. I hope she cries and cries and cries all the time and her eyes get puffy. She desevers to be sad and miserable because of all her selfish decisions she continues to make and lies she continues to tell. Geeze."

Where is your compassion?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

jon shared his feelings and his woes as he is learning to process a new life. Did any of you feel sorry for him as well?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

The thought too entered in my mind why is it hard for her to leave when she has been known to leave them for days at a time doing her speeches. Then I thought perhpas it is hard because she is not choosing to leave to earn a buck but more or less forced to leave so her X can have time with the children.

No pity for Kate said...

@@SuzanneDeAz

Oh please. My compassion is with those who have been abused by Hate Gosselin, namely Jon and her children, and no I do not have compassion for a woman who has no concept of what compassion IS..where was Kate's 'compassion' for her son when he was crying in pain from constipation and Kate's more pressing concern was which bed she was going to buy. Was Kate compassionate when she put her sick child on a cold laundry room floor with a bucket when the child was sick with the flu. I could go on and on. Nope, no compassion for that woman.

Sandy said...

SuzannDeAz

Oh yes, I think many people felt compassion for Jon..his 'woes' are far more deserving of empathy than Kate's. I have no compassion for a woman that verbally, mentally and emotionally abused her husband. Where was Kate's compassion for a young woman who told her she was suffering from cancer and was basically brushed off without a word of kindness. Kate may fool some people but I think she has ice in her veins

Ms.Peach said...

db* said...
no lights said...
I remember in a Q&A Jon and Kate did that they said there would be NO film lighting in their new home. Actually, maybe it was during a chair interview, because Kate turned to one of the crew and asked "Aren't I so much nicer now without the lights? -meaning in the new house.


But they have shown several areas of the house in the past. They have filmed the kids in two of the living areas, we've seen the kitchen/eating area, laundry room, the mud room I believe and the basement, sooooo why are they keeping us out now????

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Obviously for those indoor shots they've used temporary lighting. Sometimes they just have to shoot indoors, but the image is important: hey, I'm a single, working mom "struggling" to support my family. I don't think such a grand house is the image TLC wants to conjure up when the average single mom doesn't have such nice things. I bet there are many people who have no idea how nice that property really is. Their old house and neighborhood is what most of us identify with. I think the reason they moved was because the marriage was over but they needed the space for Jon to live separately. Kate's scheme of Jon pretending didn't work out.

Ms.{Peach said...

abbie said...
Kate DID buy a condo in Maryland, not far from where I live in a village (residential neighborhood) named Kingsbrook. Dunno if shes renting or bought it. I have this on authority of someone who isn't even "into" JK8 and lives down there, she knows the building no. and everything. So that settles that.
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Abbe,
If this is true, this is huge. This would prove Kate is a liar and lives near Steve. Can you expand on this? Can the person whom you heard this from be contacted to verify?

Vanessa said...

The going on and on about having to carry Collin up to bed is just good old classic Khate. From the day this show went on the air, it was always her moaning about everything SHE had to do. From making x-amount of oatmeal, to having to change x-amount of diapers, from having to make-a-meal, clean-up-a-meal, make-a-meal...it's always the fact that everything revolves around her.
She has nothing to offer so she exaggerates the mundane/normal things we all do as parents. I thought she was ALWAYS Can-do-Kate,
from her past descriptions of herself? What has changed now?
Either you did it all before or didn't, which one is it?

NewWester said...

So InTouch Weekly(via Dlisted site) has Jon on the cover once again. The cover story is about the fling he had with former nanny Stephanie Santoro. I don't know how true it is, but either someone in Kate's camp is feeding the tabloids dirt on Jon, or Jon has a death wish when it comes to custody or liberal vists with his children. Funny how this story is coming out after the news earlier this week about Jon and his lawyer parting ways.
That sound you hear is Kate and her lawyers clinking glasses in a toast to Jon's freefall.

Swissmiss150 said...

Yeh, Kate is just a typical single parent with a babysitter to watch the kids in their own private pool on their own private estate while poor Mom cooks dinner - including chicken on an expensive grill.

Then they watch a movie with an expensive sound system only an audio tech can figure out - and Kate lets the kids crawl all over him while he tries to do his job.

That hyena laugh is unbearable. And her fake 'sincerity' is over the top.

Lonely? Why didn't she try and treat her husband like a human being instead of dirt? I wouldn't talk to a DOG the way she talked to him on national TV. She even told him he was breathing too loudly at one point.

One of the twins was taking violin lessons a few years ago. I think all the kids should use the Sazuki method and while Kate is stating every two seconds how 'hard' it is, the kids could accompany her as background music on their violins.

I'm guessing they are trying not to film inside the house because it might somehow sound better - as though it's somehow not a 'real' show. But what will they do when it's cold and miserable outside? TLC will have to be lining up some more trips - maybe to a warmer climate. School? Who cares? The kids have to earn a LIVING. It's show biz, baby.

K8TERH8TER said...

Finally, something good has come out of all this mess! Just heard the shepherds were finally taken from the house. Jon can't have them in NYC and Kate refuses to take care of them when she is at the house. (apparently keeps them in their kennels 24/7) Mady and Cara were upset, but the tups could care less. They shouldn't have ever been allowed to have those dogs to begin with. Glad the SPCA heard our cries and went out to the Konpound to take a look for themselves. Keep up the noise people. We are being heard and are making a difference! Now if only someone with some guts would step up to the plate and defend the 8...

Joan said...

I thought it was disgusting that Jon made the kids stay outside and fish despite their complaints that they didn't like it, and were uncomfortable in the heat.

And he snapped at one child and told him/her to be quiet at one point.

fidosmommy said...

My compassion for Kate would have been forthcoming if she had handled her fertility responsibly, through unfortunate circumstances became a true single mother, was truly struggling to pay the bills, was sacrificing her own schedule to give individual attention to each child, was grateful for every thing that was done for her children and for her, and who acted like she gave a crap about
anything important in life. I would have sent her a check every month, but she simply did not win my heart over from the get-go.

she will never be stopped said...

someone commented concerning kate's use of "I" and "me" throughout the episode, and wondered if she liked to listen to her own voice. i recall the disney episode, when getting in the van to return home, kate has a sore throat and can barely speak. she says that is a shame, since her voice is her best quality.

i have watched this show since jan 09, and it absolutely gets under my skin! i need to get a grip, get control of myself, and go on with my life. i am spending too much time wishing she (and jon) would change into wonderful parents, but i need to realize that the only thing i can do is not give them another thought. then, i win.

kate will never go away....she will find something to do with media work. if she gets the cooking show with paula deen (who i already don't watch, her voice is just as bad!!!), she will still do the kid's show as well (well, she did say, 'do you ever get paid enough?)

i need to focus on MY kids, and help them become responsible, compassionate, educated citizens.
i feel sorry for the gosselin family-perhaps the children will somehow manage to find a normal adulthood. let's all hope so.

and to Canadian mom, many prayers and positive thoughts are sent your way. It is comforting to see that people on this blog are compassionate and can be a means of support.

konhasyoufooled said...

Canadian Mom said...

Wow....GWoP'ers never cease to amaze me with their intelligent and insightful posts...coming here and knowing so many others really know what life is all about (which is NOT how many freebies u can get while exploiting your family) really lifts my spirits!

I'm still appalled (sp?) at myself for my little outburst - I did NOT mean to sound so self-pitying :(

I shall THINK a little before pressing the SEND button.

God bless each and every one of u (and that is NOT some 'catch-phrase' a-la-Kate!). I mean it with all my heart - u guys GET IT.

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My heart also goes out to you Canadian mom. I am a cancer survivor 4 years now but lost my kidney's in the process. I have finally had a transplant which gives me a better quality of life and I am eternally grateful for organ donors that make it possible. I feel better than I have in 6 years but still have bad side effects from certain meds and will have to have blood drawn every month for the rest of my life. Small price to pay. It has been extremely hard in every way you can imagine and we do not qualify for any kind of help since my husband works and we pay our bills ourselves no matter. People like Kate make me sick to my stomach. She is so so lucky her kids are healthy.

I often wonder if the Stansel family are regretting trying to be Jon and Kate having a litter. Their 3 babies are fighting for their life. Why couldn't they have just been happy with 1? I sure hope I am around to see Karma.

Bless you and I pray for you

zoey said...

Kate wont be fighting custody with jon.. i assure you.... even she knows that she wants to go off and do her own thing and lets face it... those 8 little faces will only hold her back if she had full custody.

no sympathy for J&K said...

Joan said...
I thought it was disgusting that Jon made the kids stay outside and fish despite their complaints that they didn't like it, and were uncomfortable in the heat.

And he snapped at one child and told him/her to be quiet at one point.

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I hear you. I have no love for either of them, but my hair curls when I hear people defend Jon as some sort of amazing parent.

It seems like TLCs new formula for the show is to paint Jon as the typical "outdoorsy dad" (maybe to counteract his image as a party boy in the tabs, dunno), which is a role he seems completely unprepared for. I remember the episode when he took the kids to see a deer in the woods, because um, he'd seen tracks. Seriously, did he think he and the tups and a film crew could sneak up on a deer? Then he was disapponted that they didn't see it. The kids were complaining about being cold. Hannah fell and her tooth went through her lip. The doctor recommended popsicles for the swelling and Jon got her an iced frappucino ("it's decaf" he said in defense of himself).

Even before the split, I cringed almost every time Jon spent time with the kids. Not only does he seem like he has no idea what to do with them. He seems utterly bored and put out.

wkh said...

ftr, all that "behaviour" of Jon's is irrelevant in court unless he is doing something inappropriate with the children. No judge will take tabloid fodder for evidence. No judge is going to take someone who sold to a tabloid (Stephanie's mother) as a credible witness. That stuff will not even be brought up, because it's irrelevant to what is going on when he is with his children -unless he is doing something illegal. So he can go out and have all the hot dirty sex with 22 year olds he wants, provided he isn't paying for it or seen doing drugs or doing it in public or in front of the kids or some such.

Lawyers discharge from cases all the time, usually for very boring reasons, and often so that a more well versed in a specific area attorney can step in. Most likely we'll hear Jon has some hot shot now. Not everything is so salacious.

Ohio Buckeye said...

CanadianMom, Hang tough! I am positive many of us are out here holding you in our thoughts.

Peace to you.

asdf said...

Wow, everyone is getting they're 15 mins of fame. All they have to do is bash Jon and make up stories. LOL.


The nanny and her mom just sold her sold for a couple grand. Who in their right mind would admit to sleeping with Jon 9 times.

True or not. DISGUSTING!

I'm sorry, but why is the mother even getting the 15min? Sad sad world.

Ohio Buckeye said...

CanadianMom, you did NOT come across at all as self pitying, so no worries. You are allowed to be upset and sad and angry - it's all part of the process - just go with it, embrace each feeling as it comes, then, when you're ready, let that feeling go. Peace will be yours again....

KonHasYouFooled: Best wishes for your transplant and please know you are a source of inspiration as you face each day with courage and dignity. Be well and at peace.

Not so well behaved said...

I thought that the tups were very much out of control when they were clearly touching the audio mans equipment. If they were my kids I would have made them stop right away!!!

Dunwoody Mom said...

That sound you hear is Kate and her lawyers clinking glasses in a toast to Jon's freefall

Don't think so. Jon's new lawyer has come out swinging.

ihatefrogs said...

'She has nothing to offer so she exaggerates the mundane/normal things we all do as parents. I thought she was ALWAYS Can-do-Kate,
from her past descriptions of herself? What has changed now?
Either you did it all before or didn't, which one is it?'

That is one thing that I will never understand about the sheeple and faithful fans that are so awe inspired by Kate's hyperbole! I agree with the above poster that from the get go, Kate always claimed herself as the one 'in charge' and the one that 'had/has to do it ALL'. If the 'old' Kate didnt do it all the new and improved I Can Do Kat does, who was carrying the burden of her slack before? Why not give some credit where credit is do.

Im_in_PR said...

Jon's new lawyer has come out swinging.

I totally agree. Things are about to change big time in Jon's favor.

Now if the Judge in PA would just appoint a guardian ad litem for the children.

NT said...

where can we find the ratings for Monday?

Not a fan of either said...

Has anyone heard anything about ratings for the Monday night show? I made the mistake of going to Radar on Line to see if there were any ratings notices and they were bashing Jon and praising Kate. I will never go back to that site again. So please someone let us know if you hear anything about ratings.

1momski said...

Were ratings ever released for the Dude Ranch?

Anne said...

where can we find the ratings for Monday?
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The guy who writes the Z on TV blog at the Baltimore Sun said in response to a reader's comment that TLC hasn't been releasing the ratings and if they don't release them, they're hard to get.

He figured if they're not releasing them, obviously they aren't too proud of them.

KantDo said...

The new "can-do Kate" basically means that before the divorce, she was a negative, lazy, and does nothing but sit on the white chair and screams out order Kate...

So this "can-do Kate" TLC is promoting every time she's on camera, is just an admission that she was a lazy bum while she was with Jon.

Maybe she should have been a "can-do" women when she was married? Instead of letting Jon do everything while she sat on her butt.

Even in one episode, Jon says he's the one who fills the gas tank for Kate's car every week. Because Kate doesn't do it.

Not a fan of either said...

I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but it irks me that they aren't releasing the ratings. They sure as heck couldn't wait to release them when they were good. By not releasing them they are clearly covering up for Kate so the public will not know how foolish they are for watching a dying, dried up, no talent, show. I do apologize for saying that to anyone who did watch though.

Kate Don't Rate said...

konspiracytheory said...

That scene really touched a nerve for me. I have a son who is 10 months older than Collin (and similarly built). I *have* to carry him often because he has arthritis in his knees and feet. It is getting harder to do by the month, and I worry about how we'll manage as he gets older. Every time I pick him up, I think the same thing - "I'm not going to be able to do this anymore soon, and it's going to make me sad when that day comes".

I think I'm having a reaction that is similar to Canadian Mom's (and yes, please keep us posted as to how you're doing) - Khate is an ungrateful b*tch who has no idea how good she has it.

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Boy, do I hear you, konspriacytheory - any you, too, dear CanadianMom. I have a brother (he's 54 now) who was born mentally retarded - and with NO EYES at all. So, when I went over to YouTube and watched Khate blather on regarding Aaden's GLASSES - about how she wishes that all her kids were PERFECT, but that she will accept (bravely, was her tone) that Aaden has to wear glasses.......Oh, BooHooHoo, Khate!!!!

I wanted to take a SHOVEL to that hateful, ungrateful cow's head!!!

bigger problems than the tabs said...

wkh said...
ftr, all that "behaviour" of Jon's is irrelevant in court unless he is doing something inappropriate with the children. No judge will take tabloid fodder for evidence. No judge is going to take someone who sold to a tabloid (Stephanie's mother) as a credible witness. That stuff will not even be brought up, because it's irrelevant to what is going on when he is with his children -unless he is doing something illegal. So he can go out and have all the hot dirty sex with 22 year olds he wants, provided he isn't paying for it or seen doing drugs or doing it in public or in front of the kids or some such.

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I'm not a lawyer and I have never been involved in a custody case, personally. Still, I have a hard time believing a judge would not take into consideration the parent's respective relationship statuses/home life situation when determining custody terms. If this is the case, then Jon has bigger problems than just the tabloids, namely, Hailey's arrest for illicit drug use.

livnluv said...

bigger problems than the tabs said...
wkh said...
ftr, all that "behaviour" of Jon's is irrelevant in court unless he is doing something inappropriate with the children. No judge will take tabloid fodder for evidence. No judge is going to take someone who sold to a tabloid (Stephanie's mother) as a credible witness. That stuff will not even be brought up, because it's irrelevant to what is going on when he is with his children -unless he is doing something illegal. So he can go out and have all the hot dirty sex with 22 year olds he wants, provided he isn't paying for it or seen doing drugs or doing it in public or in front of the kids or some such.

_________________

I'm not a lawyer and I have never been involved in a custody case, personally. Still, I have a hard time believing a judge would not take into consideration the parent's respective relationship statuses/home life situation when determining custody terms. If this is the case, then Jon has bigger problems than just the tabloids, namely, Hailey's arrest for illicit drug use.
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I've had personal experience with my grandson and former dil. She remarried to a man who had previously been convicted of manslaughter and had prison time, and was arrested three times for lewd and lascivious behavior plus assorted other lesser offenses. My son had residential custody but the mom was still allowed unsupervised visitation at her home. It took years of court battles and a meth lab found in the home before unsupervised visitation was denied. You would be surprised how far a court will go to protect parental rights. That's why a guardian ad litem is so important to represent the children.