Monday, October 12, School Days

It's time to go back to school and this year, for the first time, all 8 of the Gosselin children are heading to the classroom. With all the kids away, how will Kate handle an empty nest for the first time?

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jojo said...

Kate will shop until she drops.

She will visit her plastic surgeon for more botox.

She is never home anyway. She always finds excuses to leave home, interviews, this tour, and that tour. Don't forget the spa treatment.

The only time she is home was when TLC required her to come home and film.

Annabella said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say she is going straight to the spa....

It's a rough life you know.

Pilgrim Soul said...

This is the natural point at which the show should come to a close anyway, even if Jon and Kate Gosselin lived happily ever after. The cute factor has worn off, school (real life) has begun... Adieu!

Ladylou said...

Oh how the almighty dollar can change a person.

Remember way back in the earlier days when Kate was a real stay at home Mom? She didn't have help, she didn't dress in expensive jeans and high heels. She made meatloaf and soup and looked content to stay in her sweat pants and just be a Mom.
Granted not the best Mom but we were all guilty of that at some point through our child rearing days.

When we watched that episode where her and Jon went shopping for some clothes she seemed genuine when she said clothes were not important to her.

I think she used to enjoy her time in the Elizabethtown house. The garage was the play area... and yes she sat on the white plastic chair and didn't play much but she was there in mind as well as body for the kids.

I really began to see the change in her with the move to the new house. She began to equate that house with the new Kate. Million dollar digs and running around in baggy pants and no makeup just wouldn't cut it.

With that said she does what all the rich and famous do...
leave their children with sitters and nannies, think only about themselves, plan out what they will buy or do that day and the next to fill the void that keeps getting bigger. Live a life so shallow none of us everyday people would want it.

If it's true that TLC has packed a van with the equipment and Kate's new show what ever it is doesn't pan out, she will find herself alone and forgotten while the children are at school.

It's kind of sad and really too bad she lost the good life that she had.

marie said...

my guess is that with no show Kate will put the tups in full time for school. That way she won't have to pretend to be a mom all day long.

thehazlettfamily said...

ET or ROL has a post that says she "hired" her friend to babysit. If she's home why does she need a sitter? She no longer works (show) and if Jon does not work, why can't he come home and be with kids when she is doing interviews. My opinion is that neither should be allowed to do any interviews or appearances when it is their scheduled time with the kids. If they must "work" then they need to arrange to have the other parent come be with the kids. Jon only gets weekends with the kids and Kate is still gone all the time and won't let him come see the kids.

ErinKate said...

What will she do?

Maybe what I did, Get a job?????

fidosmommy said...

I think she used to enjoy her time in the Elizabethtown house. The garage was the play area... and yes she sat on the white plastic chair and didn't play much but she was there in mind as well as body for the kids.


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Sorry, but I have to disagree. I think she started to zone out on Mommyhood in the E-town house. She
started getting snarky with her kids there, she started caring more about the show than the subject of the show, she started
letting Jon know he was an idiot even though she needed him to do just about everything for her, and she began to see herself as the biggest star in the solar system.

I don't recall her cooking much more than Ol' Grandma's soup, Monkey Munch and pancakes at the E-town house because that's when the
show started earning big bucks and TLC coughed up the Kate Helpers. She had laundry folders and who knows who else there. That was when she started polishing her crown to go with her throne, IMO.

fidosmommy said...

She'll spend the first few months of it visiting with her lawyer.

Mandy said...

She will say "it makes me cry" but then not shed one tear. She'll pity herself and her hard life, yada yada yada.. we've heard it all, seen it all.. is it over yet?!

Momof2 said...

I'm sure TLC is working hard on the voice-overs for this episode before it gets released for viewing tomorrow.

That way all the Sheeple can say "poor poor Kate".

Cherier1 said...

She'll play with her lable maker and mark EVERYTHING "Mine, ALL MINE".

so funny said...

Cherier1 said...

She'll play with her lable maker and mark EVERYTHING "Mine, ALL MINE".
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Hilarious! You guys are cracking me up.

Kim said...

"This is the natural point at which the show should come to a close anyway, even if Jon and Kate Gosselin lived happily ever after..."

Exactly. But Kate is delusional. She thinks they can keep doing the show until her boys start growing mustache. She thinks we will still say "aww...how cute". She is crazy.

She could have bought a smaller home with decent size and more bedrooms for half of the money her current mansion costs. But no, she has to live like a rich and famous. The maintenance of this mansion over 12 months is someone's one year salary.

She really needs a mental intervention.

Hilton said...

This is a phony episode showing you "look, empty nest". TLC wants you to think it's ok for Kate not to be home 7 days a week because kids are in school anyway. The brainwash begins- let the mom travel and do interviews (trashing her ex husband and crying poor) and live in hotels with her Steve the bodyguard. What's the big deal, kids are in school anyway.

Tizzie said...

Maybe she'll change her cellphone voicemail message to "Hellooooooooo!"

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

I think things really began to change when she started traveling, and being in that chair in that spotlight on stage surrounded by "sheeple." It was after a trip that she came home and told Jon it was over but that they were to continue w/ the show as though they were still together. That he could do what he wanted...she set him up to fail and wanted him to get caught as a smoke screen for her own actions. And then when they got the big house and the kids were out from under her feet she stopped looking after them and they became little tyrants. She under-estimated Jon considerably, she thought she had him trained for life.

Robin said...

Oh, no, her best lines were bitching about the coupons!!!!

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Kids gone? Off to the Spa! I also wanted to comment on Kate's new show, the one where she travels to different organic restaurants-- Don't worry, no on will watch & it will quickly go away. There have been bigger stars whose shows failed quickly, think about it? There have been shows on FoodNetwork that didnt last. I recall one with 2 guys who cooked together who'd won a contest for a new "FoodNetwork Star"...if its not interesting-no one watches.

She has no manners. Who wants to watch Kate interact UNCOMFORTABLY with strangers, be totally uninterested in what they have to say, and chomp her food down like a cow like she does on J&K+8? Besides, she doesnt like to eat all that much other than salads! She didnt even eat her own chicken caccatore!!

Yes, we will ALL tune in for her 1st new show, but then ...its over

Howmuchforschool said...

I wonder if TLC was footing the bill for the private school? Around here, for Mady and Cara's grade you can spend at least $20k, probably more. For part-time Pre-K/Kindy, it's at least $10k. So for all 8, we're talking $100k in tuition easily. That's a lot of money for any family... even one earning what the Gosselins did. It's even more for an unemployed family.

I predict public school next year. Or in January, if TLC didn't agree to foot the entire year.

MickeyMcKean said...

Until it is announced officially that TLC has cancelled the show, I think it is still a good idea NOT to watch any new shows and add to the rating numbers.

I suggest to read the recap here and watch the rerun the following week.

The goal is to keep the kids off the air, right?

Again, TLC may just be in a "holding pattern" - waiting to see if the ratings continue to fall or to see if Kate can go ahead with filming with court approval. But if the ratings continue to tank, TLC will figure that it is not worth it to do so.

marypoppins said...

i saw the ad for this episode. She says Jon showing up to see the tups off on the first day of school was a big surprise.

Nonone is buying that Kate!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Fido'sMom: I agree completely with your assessment of K8.

The playing mommy was merely a means to an end.

The end in K8's case was massive attention, adoration, & an elevation above an 'ordinary' life.

Now that her ability to use the kids to achieve K8's end is waning, I really worry WHAT K8 will do, as my take on her is that she needs that massive attention, adoration, and an elevation above an 'ordinary life' like the rest of us mere mortals require oxygen.

First on her agenda these days OUGHT to be a visit to the yellow pages to find herself a psychiatrist, who will give her an intesive psych eval. Lord knows she needs this.

Sadly, most likely what K8 will actually do is claw and scratch and beg and play victim, further humiliating herself, in an attempt to hang on to her 'oxygen'.

She's a sick one, that K8.

Sasha222 said...

She'll sigh, clamp her hands together in front of her, and yammer on and on about how she FINALLY gets a break and some time to herself. That she will miss her children dearly, but will FINALLY get a chance to rest. While I'm pretty sure if the cameras weren't there the Nannies would be getting the kids up and ready for school since I'm positive Kate wouldn't get out of bed for less then several grand..

I wish she (and other "celebs") would take a cue from famous moms like Jennifer Gardner and such. She is fabulously rich and famous, but in all the pap shots and stories you can see she is a devoted mom who puts her kids above everything. She is always photographed taking them places and doing various activities with them. Her older daughter ALWAYS has a big smile on her face and looks so happy. She doesn't leave the house in head to toe glam, and she certainly doesn't whore up all media outlets while leaving her kids with the nannies.

It's completely obvious that both Kate and Jon squandered their money. Kate probably thought the gravy train would never stop (with TLC backing her up) so she was spending more then she would eventually bring in. Once TLC is out of the picture she is absolutely screwed. Otherwise, if she had invested wisely, she could totally go away quietly and live a comfortable life with her kids in private.

After seeing that video of the twins being picked up from the bus stop, my heart literally broke for them. They looked absolutely miserable. So sad.

stopthemadness said...

Who cares how she "handles" it?

She had Jon getting the girls off to school from Etown, so her lazy butt could stay in bed, I'm sure one of the Staph will get the kids ready while mama tanks up on "Starbucks" so she can be viewed dropping them off, storming the bus to take pictures (when she notices that is what normal parents were doing, you know, the ones who don't have crews following them around to capture those memories.)

What was the viewership on the basement organizing gig? Are we at a million or fewer yet? Just the sheeple, who've been waiting 6+ weeks to buy their kids a new lunchbox or pair of shoes, til they can see how "hands on Super mom Kate Gosselin" did it with America's favorite family?

They've had this footage since early Sept. How interesting that they keep it back for mid October.
Old Eileen must be pulling her hair out, what to do what to do, lookit the way the viewers and sponsors are leaving in droves.

stopthemadness said...

There will be a heartwrenching (for the sheeple) interview - probably recently RE interviewed - where Kate is asked how she feels, wherein she pretends to get choked up about the babies being old enough to start school, interspersed with shots smiling straight into the camera so it can catch her blue-white teeth. They will edit out the part about Jon saying how Jon feels. They will edit out the shots that include him coming to say goodbye to his kids on the first day, so that a bleating cry goes up from the Faithful: He didn't even care enough to come and see the kids off for the first day of school!

Well, they probably can't edit him out of the actual footage, but I'm guessing the interview will have been changed to reflect the "reality" of their "changing family" ie, now we are mad at him, want you to view Dad as a loser punk. And mom as the only one who "has to do it all."

How will she ever cope with an empty nest? Same way she did with full one. Get someone else to do the work, sleep in, get on phone and pretend to be important, lord it over whatever lackeys you still have access to.

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...

I wish K8 would use this time to take stock of her life. Maybe, open her Bible to Proverbs 31. And say to herself, "I could be that woman". And move to that end. There is always hope. Sometimes when we take a wrong turn, life allows us to backup and turn that car around. Its not too late.

Lucy said...

With so much time on her hands Katie could get a new hobby! She can become a seller on Ebay and make extra money selling all of the previously donated, and in mint unused condition freebees she got such as: those childcare books, the psychology self-help books and "The hot one is the stove, the cold one is the refrigerator" learning to cook books. Her freebies alone would pay the mortgages for a month or two.

gardensla said...

She'll have plenty to do strong-arming the kids into participating in made-for-tv activities. Can't you just see it?

Hannah: "I don't want to be the Virgin Mary in the Christmas play!"

Kate: 'Too bad kiddo, we need something holiday themed for this weeks show."

Or

Aiden: "I'm a science nerd, why do I have to play soccer?"

Kate: "Hey, humiliation is nothing compared to having to live in a moderate house in a nice neighborhood like we used to. Start earning your keep and kick the damn ball.'


I can envision a thousand such little dramas for us to enjoy!

REALemptynester said...

First off, the episode description is ridiculous; 'empty nest' implies a phase in parental life when your children are grown and left the house, ie college, married, etc. The youngest Gosselin children merely attend school full time , 3 days a week.
I hardly doubt that Kate will spin around in circles not knowing what to do with HER life the days that the tups are in school. #1 Kate is rarely home long enough to even notice when her kids are coming and going. My guess is, the episode will consist of nothing more than clips of past episodes when the tups were 'babies' with inserted voice overs of Kate boo hooing about HER struggle with infertility and months on bed rest and how she wishes the tups could remain HER 'babies' forever. If Kate wants some ideas of what REAL empty nesters do, how about going back to school, getting a part time job, volunteering, or enjoying some well deserved quiet time and re connect with your spouse.

Pamela Jaye said...

With that said she does what all the rich and famous do...
leave their children with sitters and nannies,


now, now - you're giving the rich and famous a bad name ;-)

for example, Scott Bakula for years wouldn't go to Star Trek conventions as they were planned too far in advance and he wanted to be available to see his kids' school plays and events (apparently not planned far in advance) and coach the kids' soccer teams.
(Recently appeared at a Con in England and brought the family.)

Can you imagine Kate coaching soccer? What if someone got a grass stain?? (oh wait - if they were not her kids, it wouldn't matter)

stopthemadness said...

Maybe she'll get on the treadmill and work off some of her aggression and anxiety that way before the kids get home. Specially if yoga pants and stiletto heels are on the menu for today; what to wear when having a credit card decline at gas pump.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"She had Jon getting the girls off to school from Etown, so her lazy butt could stay in bed, I'm sure one of the Staph will get the kids ready"

Staph? As in infection? LOL!

Pa Mom Knows said...

I went to WalMart yesterday in search of some office supplies. There, next to the staplers, were the label makers. Gave me a real good chuckle when I saw that they were selling for $18.88. If that's all it takes to make her life complete, just think of all the money she wasted on tans, spas, clothing, etc. Oh, wait! TLC paid for those.

Ohio Buckeye said...

StopTheMadness said, "How will she ever cope with an empty nest? Same way she did with full one. Get someone else to do the work, sleep in, get on phone and pretend to be important, lord it over whatever lackeys you still have access to."****************************

Amen, sister, well said. K8 used the mom-of-multiples thing to ride that Lazy Train long enough.

Time to disembark that train and re-enter real life, K8. Start by GETTING A REAL JOB.

KyPastor said...

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...
I wish K8 would use this time to take stock of her life. Maybe, open her Bible to Proverbs 31. And say to herself, "I could be that woman". And move to that end.

*****
Speaking as a church pastor,

Excuse me? The Proverbs 31 woman? I don't wish that on anybody, including Kate Gosselin. Sorry.
Way too unrealistic, way too much
Husband is King, Wife is Slave mentality for me.

Unless, of course, you mean to be a self-sufficient, capable, caring, peaceful woman with much meaningful work to fill her days and surrounded by people who respect and love her. If that's what you meant, then I'm back in your corner.

big sister said...

with the kids at school kate needs to take some needed time off with her newest girlfriend. perhaps kate and her new girlfriend could write a book, oops forgot...she's already doing that. that friend from michigan (author) is the new "beth".

heard her new TLC show was going to be a travel show, lol!

she is never going away....

Ohio Buckeye said...

This afternoon I caught a clip of K8ieIrene on The Soup - hadn't seen the episode, so this was my first view of it (except its description on GWoP) - there was K8, playing victim AND superior (amazing how she multitasks with this particular combo, victim yet better-than-everyone else) - stating something about 'if only she had other ORGANIZED people (like herself) around her, maybe their basement could remain orderly, but alas, since everything is on poooor K8 all by herself, how long will the professionally-done organization last?'

My question: if she's so bloomin' organized, why, with kids 9 & 6, has she never taken the time to TEACH her children her wonderful organization skills?

She has milked that 'I have to do everything for everybody in this household' ad nauseum.

Your kids have been way past the stage where mommy has to do full-on total care for YEARS, now K8. We're all tired of your same old, poor me (but aren't I wonderful) broken record.

Find some spa in some far away land, and book yourself there for all eternity. Just please GO AWAY.

anotherthing... said...

the kids off at school...

kate will get 1/2 way through her day and say "oh, what? theyre not here?..."

because shes not a hands on mom. she doesnt interact with the kids unless the camera is zoomed in on it.

her nannies and PAs attend to them.

by the accounts of the last epi, when a tup is screaming bloody murder upstairs, she doesnt bat an eye... because she doesnt have anything to do with handeling that sort of thing.

kate lives in kateland. the kids being there from time to time is just a happenstance. her paid helpers deal with that.

....or should i say 'dealt' with that.

Tired of K8 said...

Actually I'm glad all the kids are getting off to school. Hopefully, school can provide some normal routine, interaction with non-Gosselin children, and improve their manners and speech patterns.

Having them at school, full or part-time is a very good thing for these kids. I wish them the best.

Ohio Buckeye said...

StopTheMadness suggested K8 get on her treadmill to work off some of her aggression & anxiety........

Lordybe, let's hope she has an INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH treadmill (and fire extinguisher) because with the amount of aggression and anxiety that screams forth from K8, any ordinary treadmill would surely burst into flames in an attempt to burn off K8's level of ill feelings toward the world and everyone in it.

Ignorance is bliss said...

When I saw The Soup's take on the organizing episode I fell off the sofa laughing--the sound effects thrown in with blood curdling screams in the background was brilliant. So perfectly a parody of the Gosselins--a self-absorbed mother going on and on about trivia and children apparently being skinned alive in the background. Too, too funny. Then I saw the episode. Uh, oh. My bad--not sound effects. It was a whole lot funnier before.

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...

KyPastor said...
Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...
I wish K8 would use this time to take stock of her life. Maybe, open her Bible to Proverbs 31. And say to herself, "I could be that woman". And move to that end.

*****
Speaking as a church pastor,

"...The Proverbs 31 woman? I don't wish that on anybody, including Kate Gosselin. Sorry.
Way too unrealistic, way too much
Husband is King, Wife is Slave mentality for me.

Unless, of course, you mean to be a self-sufficient, capable, caring, peaceful woman with much meaningful work to fill her days and surrounded by people who respect and love her. If that's what you meant, then I'm back in your corner."
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That's exactly what I meant. And once K8 reaches that end, her children would indeed rise up and call her "Blessed". At the very least.

GoPoshGo said...

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend
*****
Speaking as a church pastor,
[snipped]
Unless, of course, you mean to be a self-sufficient, capable, caring, peaceful woman with much meaningful work to fill her days and surrounded by people who respect and love her. If that's what you meant, then I'm back in your corner."
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That's exactly what I meant. And once K8 reaches that end, her children would indeed rise up and call her "Blessed". At the very least.
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With all due respect to the two pastors, I think it's pretty clear that the Christian boat sailed away a long time ago. Kate's new Bible is her bank book. In fact, I cannot think of one "Christian-ish" thing Kate has done in quite a long while. Aside from not killing someone, I think she's broken just about every commandment.

It's women like Kate who make me thank God I'm an agnostic. ;)

Ohio Buckeye said...

GoPosh: Wow, are we on the same page. I second EXACTLY what you said. Especially the part about K8 being the kind of "Christian" that makes me glad I'm agnostic. ish.

She's a fake said...

Actually it's women like Kate who make me glad I'm a Christian.

samcarter said...

She will curl up in her giant Jon-free bed with her label maker and whisper sweet nothings to it, seeing as how it is the love of her life.

I knew a woman once who was addicted to her label maker. She even labeled all the shelves and drawers in her fridge and pantry, it was SCARY. "Lettuce/carrots"; "Cheese" "Deli Meats"....she said this way everybody knew where everything was supposed to go.

It honestly freaked me out but I can totally see Kate doing that.

Suzi said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

there was K8, playing victim AND superior (amazing how she multitasks with this particular combo, victim yet better-than-everyone else)
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What a perfect summary!

I watched part of the episode on Youtube and couldn't help thinking that the nice, cheery organizer lady probably has a husband who lost his job due to the economy, two kids in college and is caring for her elderly mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's and has no long-term care insurance. And of course, somehow finds the time to say "ohh" and "ahhh"...

Oho Buckeye said...

That's a special kind of dumb that needs a label to identify things like carrots, lettuce, etc.

I once knew a guy who printed on his baseball glove in big red letters, "THINK". If it takes a written reminder, doubtful there's a whole lot of worthwhile thinking going on.

Also knew a coworker who used to fill in the top of each working day, 8:00 in her Franklin Planner (remember those?) "Plan Day".

To each his/her own, but these examples seem more obsessive compulsive than helpful, efficient, necessary. Can totally see K8 wasting time on this kind of 'organization'.

JFaye said...

Now that she has 'free time' and Jon has shut down TLC Kate will drive her attorneys even more crazy trying to micro manage and control every aspect of the divorce. She will continue to court public opinion and complain to anyone who will listen to her how horribly she is being treated but how much her kids love her and how she is trying to be strong for them.

What she will not do, is take a good hard OBJECTIVE look at herself and her family , start putting her children first, act like and adult and try to re establish communication with Jon, who is the children's father, so that they can co-parent these children and help them become functioning adults. Allowing the children to get acquainted with and spend time with extended family and friends like Beth and her husband, would be a step in the right direction.

JFaye said...

To all of you saying that Kate should get a real job, I totally agree with you, but who would hire her? I would not want her to work for me. Her sense of entitlement is beyond reason, she has no compassion and she is lazy.

Monica A said...

That's exactly what I meant. And once K8 reaches that end, her children would indeed rise up and call her "Blessed". At the very least.
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I'm sure her children will call her lots of things, but I don't think 'blessed' will be one of them.

Ohio Buckeye said...

MonicaA, I agree: People, including the Gosselin 8, will always have plenty of descriptors for K8, but seriously doubt 'blessed' will ever be on the list.

Can't See Sheep said...

Cherier1 said...

She'll play with her lable maker and mark EVERYTHING "Mine, ALL MINE".
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LMAO! Yep, I can see her out there doing that to all those trees on her property.



Kim said...

"This is the natural point at which the show should come to a close anyway, even if Jon and Kate Gosselin lived happily ever after..."

Exactly. But Kate is delusional. She thinks they can keep doing the show until her boys start growing mustache. She thinks we will still say "aww...how cute". She is crazy.
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You know, I thought about this. Had they been smart & done a Christmas show once each year, leaving it at that, they could have probably endeared themselves to the public to the point where we would have really looked forward to that one show a year & made it part of our Christmas tradition of shows to watch. They could have probably made 'A Gosselin Christmas' the rest of their lives & we would have watched because they would have become such a part of the spirit of the season, instead, they chose this, all the nastiness we see now.

As a side note, I don't think this was what Kate was thinking about when she was thinking of getting divorce. Bet she envisioned it with fewer obstacles.

KateGoddeslin said...

To all of you saying that Kate should get a real job, I totally agree with you, but who would hire her? I would not want her to work for me. Her sense of entitlement is beyond reason, she has no compassion and she is lazy.
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You forgot rude, demanding, self-absorbed,obnoxious..... oh the list could just go on and on.

Dima said...

Ha, Ohio Buckeye, I was just thinking about how she used to say "Lordybe!" So funny that you brought that up.

I think I'd be willing to forgive everything and watch the show again if she promised to say that once an episode--complete with the randomly appearing/disappearing Southern accent that lasts only for the one sentence...ah, the good old days.

Shari said...

Ignorance is bliss said: the sound effects thrown in with blood curdling screams in the background was brilliant.
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Those weren't sound effects. Go watch the episode and listen closely because those blood curdling screams are real! I had to rewind several times because I thought I was hearing wild animals.....well, I guess I was.

Calamity Jane said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
MonicaA, I agree: People, including the Gosselin 8, will always have plenty of descriptors for K8, but seriously doubt 'blessed' will ever be on the list.

KateGoddeslin said...
To all of you saying that Kate should get a real job, I totally agree with you, but who would hire her? I would not want her to work for me. Her sense of entitlement is beyond reason, she has no compassion and she is lazy.
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You forgot rude, demanding, self-absorbed,obnoxious..... oh the list could just go on and on.

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Yep, sure enough--lots of adjectives, but none of them "blessed." Too bad, really. She was blessed with eight healthy children, loving extended family and friends, a comfortable (if not extravagant) home, and more. But she chose to exploit the kids and push Jodi, Kevin, Beth, the kids' grandparents, and others away. And then the E-town house wasn't good enough anymore.

So many people would have felt truly blessed to have what she took for granted and then discarded. Sad.

rural mom said...

She will petition the state for continued funding to keep the kids in private school because of Jon's immature and irresponsible behaviour. She'll also request round the clock security, housekeeping, nannies, gardener and errand boy because of Jon's selfish, egocentric and greedy ways. The BFF will move into the mansion to oversee things and Kate will take off to film her next show because EVERYTHING SHE DOES IS FOR THE KIDS.

wilma said...

@Oho Buckeye ...regarding the ball player who wrote "think" on his glove.
K should write THINK on everything.

Before you speak THINK:
T - Is it thoughtful?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?

If what you have to say meets none of the above, then maybe you need to keep it to yourself.

readerlady said...

@ Pamela Jaye
And I just read an article about Kyle Chandler (of Friday Night Lights) where he talked about being up very late filming night scenes for the show and still getting up at 6 AM to help his wife cook breakfast for their 2 daughters. He and his wife take turns driving the kids to school. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are another good example. When she signed on for "The Closer", he cut way back on his career to stay at home in NYC with their children while she's in LA filming. Many of the "rich and famous" are very hands on parents, even when they do have nannies to help pick up the slack.

wkh said...

I was watching an older episode a few weeks ago, the one where Hannah poops in her crib, I guess the kids are quite young then. She does a mild (for Kate) freak out. Today it would have required hospitalization. She takes Hannah to the bath to clean her up. A bit excessive, IMHO, but, well, Kate.

And then she does something totally UN-Kate We Know Today. She bursts out laughing. A totally natural laugh. And just leans over and kisses on Hannah.

I think that was absolutely the last time she was remotely relatable.

Janet said...

The synopsis of this episode is a joke.

Yes, how will Poor Katie cope with having no kids around? Um, just like she does all the times SHE is gone! She freaking loves it.

Does TLC really think anyone will buy her Poor Mommy act?

Niki said...

I know this is banal, but I can't stand the way Khate pronounces the word "sad" in the commercials. She says it like "say-ed." Anyway, like she has a right to be "say-ed" about Jon not being there to see the kids off to school when she probably told him not to.

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
GoPosh: Wow, are we on the same page. I second EXACTLY what you said. Especially the part about K8 being the kind of "Christian" that makes me glad I'm agnostic. ish.

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That was beyond funny-ish. Thanks for the chuckle.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are another high profile couple who put their kids first. They raised their kids in an idyllic little town in New York State, where Tim even coached his son's little league team.

marypoppins said...

rural mom said...
She will petition the state for continued funding to keep the kids in private school because of Jon's immature and irresponsible behaviour
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The state pays for free education of all children- it is called PUBLIC SCHOOL

momof5 said...

I went to TLC & looked at stills from this epi & what do ya know they end up at Stride Rite where I'm sure they will be getting 8 new pairs of shoes. 8 pairs at $40-50 each=$320-400

TLC this show is no longer reality. Reality is most of us can only take our kids to S.R. once or twice a year for shoes & in between we get them at Target.

Jaci said...

This episode will probably be a "tear jerker" like the B-day party. The tups are sent off to school while Kate plays remember when (and plays the "this is so hard to do alone" card) and the show ends with a corny montauge of the tups way back when they were still cute.

I agree that this would be a perfect, natural ending for the show, but we all know Kate is going to ride this horse until it drops.

Personally, I think the perfect ending for the show is to have Kate sitting in that white chair in an empty driveway, just staring down the street waiting for the bus to come. ~FIN~

karma train said...

rural mom said...
She will petition the state for continued funding to keep the kids in private school because of Jon's immature and irresponsible behaviour
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The state pays for free education of all children- it is called PUBLIC SCHOOL
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we taxpayers fund public schools!!!!!!

Tuitionx8 (x2) said...

marypoppins said...
rural mom said...
She will petition the state for continued funding to keep the kids in private school because of Jon's immature and irresponsible behaviour
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The state pays for free education of all children- it is called PUBLIC SCHOOL
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The state doesn't pay for jack... the local taxpayers pay for the public schools in Pa. Which is why there are districts that are so so so poor in some of the more rural communities, but suburban schools tend to be quite good for the most part. My real point is that Jon and Kate PAY for their kids to go to public school... they also pay for them to go to private school. Even the Amish community pays school taxes, but send their kids to their own schools.

Karma said...

Yes I saw the Soup episode with the screams in the background. Pretty scary, eh? I thought it was some kind of animal caught in a trap or something. Then I realized it was one of HER animals. I wonder which sweetheart it was? Sounded like one of the girls. Very disturbing.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Wilma said....................I love your T-H-I-N-K post. More words to live by. (Wouldn't hold my breath waiting for K8 to adopt these wise words though.)

Mom2Three said...

momof5 said...
I went to TLC & looked at stills from this epi & what do ya know they end up at Stride Rite where I'm sure they will be getting 8 new pairs of shoes. 8 pairs at $40-50 each=$320-400
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Was wondering when we'd see the shoe shopping. Saw pics on sosugary -- the little kids dressed alike and the film crew in some of the shots. What an interesting theme. . . nothing holds my attention more than children trying on shoes!

konspiracytheory said...

Noooo...not Stride Rite! I go to their outlet to get seamless socks for my 'sensitive' child, and double wide sneakers to fit over the ankle braces that my little one has to wear. This is going to be a tough boycott to find substitutes for - man, do these people tick me off!

Minka's tail said...

With all due respect to the two pastors, I think it's pretty clear that the Christian boat sailed away a long time ago.
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Oh, no, GoPosh, you are wrong! In the Good Housekeeping today, Kate was playing the Christian card loud and strong. She keeps telling the kids,
"Jesus loves them no matter what" or something like that.

Actually, I find that sort of an odd thing to say. Why on Earth would they think Jesus doesn't love them? They've done nothing wrong. It sounds like they feel guilty about something, and I wonder if someone (and I can guess who) is laying some sort of guilt trip on them for something. What is the "no matter what?"

Weird.

OMG...WTF said...

Did you know that you can go on the the TLC website and download wallpaper of J&K + 8 or ringtones? You can get the theme song with or without the voice over, you know what they start the show with. But you can also get Bickering which is just this family of 10 fighting. This has got the be the STUPIDEST thing I have ever seen!!!

Minka's tail said...

Noooo...not Stride Rite! I go to their outlet to get seamless socks for my 'sensitive' child, and double wide sneakers to fit over the ankle braces that my little one has to wear. This is going to be a tough boycott to find substitutes for - man, do these people tick me off!
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Please worry about your own children more than the Gosselins. If Stride Rite makes special orthopedic products that your children need, buy them without guilt. The cost of getting some offensive show off the air should not be pain to your children's feet, especially if these feet are in braces of some sort.

I'll boycott Stride Rite for you, if you want. I've been boycotting them for years, ever since my feet got big!

Sasha222 said...

OK so all of us here know that it's absolutely ridiculous how entitled Kate it, but I am absolutely baffled that there is still a pretty good majority of people who buy her pity-party and believe she deserves more then any other parent.
I don't get it. SHE ISN'T THE ONLY PERSON TO HAVE HAD 8 KIDS OR MORE!!! I don't want to think that there are so many stupid people in this country but when I hear people defending her (*cough* The View *cough* *cough*) it just blows my freaking mind. Her main excuse for everything is that she has so many children, things are so much harder for her, and she needs millions of dollars to take care of them. It makes zero sense. A) It was her choice to have all those kids and B) it's not societies responsibility to take care of them for her. Simple as that. Could she be so incredibly ignorant as to not know that people have been having even more children then she has for hundreds of years and usually they are/were dirt poor? There are so many HUGE families that got by on what they could, had jobs, got LEGITIMATE help from family, friends, and churches, and their children turned out perfectly fine because they were loved and not exploited. I honestly think Kate needs a lesson in humbleness. She needs to have all her material crap that she thinks her family needs to be happy taken away so she can see what is really important.
I know the Duggers aren't the greatest example (strictly because I think their religious mentality is creepy and outrageously ridiculous) BUT they have waaaaaaay more children then Kate and the mother is still more patient, loving, understanding and humble then Kate could ever be. Even all those kids have manners, morals, and actually respect and obey their parents. Yes, they have a huge house but they kind of need it because they have 22 people in their family...lol. Kate should maybe watch her own channel once in a while.
She also needs to understand that the main reason people (especially mothers) hate her so much is because here we are struggling to feed our families, keep our homes, and still give our children the love they need, while Kate trollups around America with her tearless cries screaming poor me because she can't have all the luxuries she wants. It's like spitting in our faces basically. It's beyond shameful how incredibly lost she is. There are so many families who would give anything and BE GRATEFUL for just one nice vacation for their families, one nice pair of shoes or an outfit for their kids, or even a freaking roof over their heads! And Miss Katie doesn't even see what she has right in front of her. She can't even be happy and grateful that all of her children are healthy. Maybe she needs to visit some children's hospital wards or listen to the stories of parents of children with terminal illness. She is in for a rude awakening. Those kids may be physically healthy right now, but they are in for a whirlwind of psychological problems in the future. But why should Kate care? It's societies responsibility to pay for their therapy since we invaded her privacy right?...ugh. I'm really getting sick of this woman and am at my breaking point. I think I'm going to have to step away from reading any more stories about this monster and just pray (although i'm atheist) that those kids will be OK.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Sasha222: I hear you, sista'! Well said.

K8 went to visit kids at St Jude Hospital once. On camera (of course).

I saw no difference in K8's behavior/demeanor after that visit.

Like a proverbial jackass, FIRST you have to wup K8 upside the head to get her attention before you even have a wisp of a hope of getting her to vary from her OWN agenda.

Since the visit to the brave kids and fams at St. Jude did not appear to have any meaningful effect on improving K8's priority setting in life, my guess is K8's is a hopeless case. (Which, by the way, is what St. Jude is the patron saint of in Catholic world.) Good luck, St. Jude, you have your work cut out for you with K8ie Irene.

livnluv said...

Actually, I find that sort of an odd thing to say. Why on Earth would they think Jesus doesn't love them? They've done nothing wrong. It sounds like they feel guilty about something, and I wonder if someone (and I can guess who) is laying some sort of guilt trip on them for something. What is the "no matter what?"

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Exactly, a guilt trip. She may as well have said, "don't worry, even if you DID do something to cause this, Jesus will still love you". She's a real sicko and those kids need help SOON.

GoPoshGo said...

Minka's tail said...
Oh, no, GoPosh, you are wrong! In the Good Housekeeping today, Kate was playing the Christian card loud and strong. She keeps telling the kids,
"Jesus loves them no matter what" or something like that.

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Oh, Minka, say it isn't so. Well, I suppose Katie Irene has come full circle -- she's back to trying to convince the Sheeple that she's a good Christian mom. Are a new round of church appearances and love offerings in the near future??

I didn't read the article, but I imagine Kate's full quote goes something like: "Jesus loves you kids no matter (a) how much mommy is incapable of loving and caring for you; (b) that daddy ruined our lives by taking you off the show; (c) that we have not stepped inside a church in God knows how long; (d) that the almighty dollar is now my god; (e) that you're losing your 'cute' and costing me my career."

This woman is shameless. And the Sheeple who believe this bull-poopy are completely pathetic.

Kate clearly doesn't realize it, but the only people she has not completely alienated in her life are the Sheeple. Personally, I think Kate should just cut the PR crap and seek help directly from those who are stupid enough to give it to her: Her dumb, devoted fans. No doubt they'd descend upon the McOrphanage in droves for the chance to serve their mistress. Can't you hear their squeals already??:

"Oh my gosh, I got to fold her panties!"

"Really?? I got to make her coffee AND deliver it to the dead-bolt-locked bedroom (she gave me a KEY!)!!"

"I held her purse!"

"I bought more paper plates!"

"I hosed down the white, plastic chair. Oh, alright, I'll admit it ... I sat my big 'ole butt in it for just a second -- got a photo and everything!"

Ugggh. If nothing else, I would sleep better knowing all the Sheeple were contained on one Konpound.

Rebecca said...

"That's exactly what I meant. And once K8 reaches that end, her children would indeed rise up and call her "Blessed". At the very least."
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"I'm sure her children will call her lots of things, but I don't think 'blessed' will be one of them."


MonicaA, that cracked me up! Thanks! :)

FreetheEight said...

wilma said...

K should write THINK on everything.

Before you speak THINK:
T - Is it thoughtful?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?

If what you have to say meets none of the above, then maybe you need to keep it to yourself.

Wilma,
Thanks! I will have to remember that gem.

Molly said...

She's so full of crap. THE SCHOOL does not ALLOW filming...or her on the bus! She's claiming that it was HER decision....give me a break...

Katie O said...

Kate just said that they do not film at school or the bus stop because that is their children's "place to be". Why is their HOME not their place?

Also, the preview for next week's episode said "with only a few episodes left...." I hope it's official.

nanasez said...

I know this is banal, but I can't stand the way Khate pronounces the word "sad" in the commercials. She says it like "say-ed."
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I hate the way she says "little." She says "lit-toll." It drives me mad every time I hear "the lit-toll kids...."

BTW, first episode I've seen anything of (except for The Soup clips) since last season ended. I was sewing a costume for my grand-daughter, and got so wrapped up in figuring out the sleeves that I didn't turn the channel when LPBW ended. So on comes "Kate Is Great," which from the five minutes I saw, I assume is the new name of the show.

OMG, when I turned it off, I couldn't believe it had only been five minutes! The woman is insufferable. That five minutes felt like fifteen or twenty. It's just non-stop Kate talking about Kate's day, Kate's thoughts, Kate's struggles, Kate's fans, Kate's feelings, blah-blah, blah-blah, blah-blah. And TLC thinks they're going to make some other show around Kate? Wow. That would be painful.

Sssshhhh said...

TLC took their stuff out of the house Friday. What they have now is all we'll see. Finally!

KLabmom said...

Did anyone else notice the commercial said "with limited episodes left, they are spending time with the ones that mean the most." Do you suppose for Kate that means her shoebox full of cash?

gherkin said...

Just watched the last couple of minutes. Kate was THROWING stuff out of the kids' closets and down the stairs. Toys, clothes, hangars---they were all hitting the wall. What in the world? I don't care if she is cleaning stuff out--you don't treat things or your walls like that.

Complained that she didn't have much of a break with the tups only having half a day of school.

She is horrible.

Steph said...

During a preview for next Monday's show the announcer said there's only a limited amount of episodes left. Guess it's really over.

While I'm happy it kind of makes me sad cause WTH will we talk about on this blog now? And more importantly will this blog shut down after it's over? I hope not! :(

KooKooKate said...

This really has become the Kate show. The kids have almost no air time. I should go back and time how many of the 22 minutes Kate is talking. My guess is about 19. It's a complete bore. I guess she doesn't realize that people have always tuned in to see the kids, not her.

shmedelle said...

I hope this is the end of the show for the kids sake.
I hope TLC replaces this show with one that actually inspires moms and gives tips on things that I could actually apply to my life.

Someone who is creative, a mom that has real tips for cleaning and organizing. Someone who reminds us of how wonderful it is to be blessed with children.

nanasez, I'd like to see a show about how to figure out those tricky sleeves!

AMD said...

Yes,she always manages to turn the focus of everything her children do back to her. Have never heard so many "I"s and "Me"s uttered by one person in such a short period of time.
And she found six bags of garbage in her children's bedrooms after they left for school? When was she last in there?
The show has definitely lost its magic with the departure of Jon and the absence of the kids when in school. Kate does not have the charisma to go it alone.

Moira the first said...

Was it really six bags of actual trash or was Kate just dumping stuff that wasn't important to her no matter what the kids think?

chocolatebee said...

Haven't watched this show in a long while which says a lot especially since I used to be a faithful watcher, but I did tune in to see the kids going off to school.I still feel they are the victims that no one seems to discuss.I was ok for the first few minutes of the show and almost gave Kate credit until the Stride Rite debacle.Even though it wasn't said, I found it so funny how Kate was so "annoyed" because of the chaos when other people where in the store, though she never said it was the customers.Surprisely moments later, the store was clear and now she could "think".I felt sick to my stomatch as I watch the pseudo celebrity she is as they departed from the double doors of the store into the crowd of waiting fans.Kate is so self centered with her heads in the clouds that its unreal.And although I haven't watched many of the new episodes since the split, I guess its required that Kate mentions the paps each episode. I was again sick when she made this big deal about the paparazzi and the school bus. Kate is so annoying and diluted that it is pathetic.

gherkin said...

It wasn't six bags of "trash". It was just stuff Kate decided she was going to trash herself. One thing looked like a cute wooden high chair and that was sent flying down the stairs crashing into the walls and floor. Who treats things like that? Obviously she cares about nothing. She'll just throw stuff out that isn't hers and she doesn't care about damaging her walls, etc. That will be TLC's problem or someone else's problem to come in and paint and pay for the damage Kate inflicts on her home.

PatK said...

This episode was absolutely laughable!! Thank the stars (and Jon!) this is steaming down the track toward the end.

You made lunches and didn't realize your kids only had to go for a half day the first day?

We're to believe YOU do the laundry?

You were going to ride the bus the first day and tell us you didn't because the paps would follow? You don't think that the paps don't know where the school is??

I can't even go on....

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised J&K+8 is ending, after all, the kids going off to school probably would've been the end whether or not they stayed together. Logically speaking, there's not much to film when all of the kids are at school anyway. Maybe on weekends, but it's kind of hard to do weekly shows like that. Maybe they'll have 1-hour documentaries, like "A Gosselin Christmas", "A Gosselin Summer Vacation", "A Gosselin Graduation".

Jaci said...

I saw a plastic coat hanger being thrown down the steps from Mady and Cara's room. I wonder if she screamed, "NO PLASTIC HANGERS!!!!"

First episode I've caught in a long while. Man, does Kate look harsh! Also...the kid's still sit in high chairs.

I love how TLC isn't allowed to film at the bus stop or at school...yet they bought footage from the P-people of the kids getting on the bus. (Classy.) I'm surprised Kate didn't throw open Cara and Mady's window and invite the paparazzi to film the "mess" with a long distance camera.

Shameful.

mom of two said...

Sasha222 said...

Amen!!!!

JJ said...

At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"

So I guess it is true-Kate is only a parent when the cameras are on-according to them she can't spend quality time unless TLC is filming!

I couldn't believe they actually said that.

Sukie said...

I really wish Kate would s.t.f.u. and stop moaning about how she is "doing it all alone" - give us all a break, you have an army of nannies and only have the kids 1/2 the time anyway due to Jon being with them the other 1/2 of the time. We does she have to be so over-dramatic about doing simple things, like putting the kids to bed or getting meals ready for them - jeez, lady, you've had them for 5 years now - get over it!

OH - and what was up with TLC using "actual papparazzi video" - you'd think if Kate was so completely opposed to paps she def. wouldn't allow that type of footage to be shown, minutes after saying that TLC wasn't going to film the kids at the bus stop!!! Wow, so many lies and contradictions, but can't say I'm surprised - TLC truly does stand for "The Lying Channel". Plus, the more Kate talks about the paps in front of her kids just makes me think more and more that she is in cahoots with them, tipping them off and for monetary reasons.

I still find it unfathomable that Kate is seen as the "better" parent in the media and that she is such a "hard working single mom" blah blah blah - are these people watching the same show that I am???!!!???

PJ's momma said...

I was waiting for my husband to call and say he got to his destination - because (SHOCK!) we talk to each other when he's traveling. The show came on and I decided to count how many times Kate said I, me, or my. Ready for the total? First 6 minutes: 36 times. Second 6 minutes: 28 times. Third 6 minutes: 37 times. Last 6 minutes: 33 times. My count is no doubt off, as at times they were coming so fast and furious, I lost track. I was hoping she broke a hundred, and the total was 134!! I realized that her eyes light up the most when she is talking about.........herself. I hadn't watched this show in ages (and won't again) and was appalled that it was all her, talking on the couch or whatever. VERY little of the kids at all. Why isn't it just called Kate? That's all she and the camera crew seem to focus on! I am horrendously exhausted and the dog and I are in agreeance that we are both hungry-ish too, so I shall bid you adieu. I need a couple of tequilas with a pasta chaser. Cheers, everyone!
PS: MANY teasers that there are limited episodes left.........oh, that it would be so!!!

Anonymous said...

K8 K8 K8 IT's all about K8

chellt said...

Tuitionx8 (x2) said...
marypoppins said...
rural mom said...
She will petition the state for continued funding to keep the kids in private school because of Jon's immature and irresponsible behaviour
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The state pays for free education of all children- it is called PUBLIC SCHOOL
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The state doesn't pay for jack... the local taxpayers pay for the public schools in Pa. Which is why there are districts that are so so so poor in some of the more rural communities, but suburban schools tend to be quite good for the most part. My real point is that Jon and Kate PAY for their kids to go to public school... they also pay for them to go to private school. Even the Amish community pays school taxes, but send their kids to their own schools.


Actually, property taxes only cover a part of public educaion...the state kicks in $$$ (a certain dollar amount per student everyday)...and some states offer vouchers to pay for private school if you opt out of public....not sure if PA does...

Suzi said...

PatK said...

You were going to ride the bus the first day and tell us you didn't because the paps would follow?
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I didn't watch, but this is something that drives me CRAZY! All of the children on that bus already have a long drive and presumabley the bus is on a tight schedule, so why does Kate think it's OK to spend everyone's time with her theatrics? Does this bug anyone else??

Minka's tail said...

Boy, I would not want to be Mady, Cara or the cleaning lady on that day. Well, I never would, actually. I'd die before I took a job working for her. But can you imagine the reign of terror they will face for not keeping that room clean? I imagine cleaning lady is fired, and Mady and Cara are in Big Trouble for--what exactly did they do? Not bring their dirty clothes to the hamper? Were they supposed to put the high chair in the hamper as well?
Oh well, I'm sure Jesus will still love them even if they didn't take proper care of their laundry.

Chris said...

I can hear it now:

"May God bless and keep my mother...FAR AWAY FROM ME"

Madeline Gosselin

konspiracytheory said...

Thanks Minka's tail - it has been a rough day, and I needed a laugh! Don't worry, I'll still go to Stride Rite if I need to - it just makes me crazy to put $$ in the pockets of a corporation that is still willing to participate in the obvious exploitation of these children.

Suzi said...

Minka said...
With all due respect to the two pastors, I think it's pretty clear that the Christian boat sailed away a long time ago.
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Oh, no, GoPosh, you are wrong! In the Good Housekeeping today, Kate was playing the Christian card loud and strong. She keeps telling the kids,
"Jesus loves them no matter what" or something like that.
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GH probably edited out the "even if your daddy doesn't" on that quote...

Nice, Kate.

Mommy said...

RIDICULOUS. I was so irritated with Kate when she responded to one of the boy tups, coming into the kitchen asking what she was "cooking", by turning to the cameraman and saying "Boys are led to the kitchen by their nose." It makes me sad to know just how often she ignores those kids for the cameras. I imagined my son coming into the kitchen and asking me what I'm cooking and I'd gladly reply to him. She's blindsighted by the cameras. Also, to say that TLC is not allowed to shoot at the bus stop and then immediately after you say that you show the footage from the paparazzi is so contradicting!! What's the point? You still invaded their space by showing that footage. It may not have been TLC's footage, but it was on your show on TLC! Common sense is somthing both Kate and TLC seem to lack. Also, my eyeballs rolled to the neighbors backyard when she made this dramatic announcement (seriously, I think even the music stopped) that her kids did not cry for her and that showed just how well rounded and adjusted her kids are!! WHAT?!?! Those kids are so used to people coming and going that they will NEVER meet a stranger. And when was the last time she went into Mady and Cara's room?? She said that the cameras are not allowed in the children's rooms so maybe that explains it. We all know Kate won't go anywhere without a camera following her. She was throwing nice things down the steps with no concern of scratching her walls or floors or breaking the girls' things. I even saw a really nice, wooden doll highcair that had to cost at least $60. That's not something that I would be throwing down a flight of stairs. And you can tell that TLC is through b/c they did not do well with damage control for her this episode.

The best part of this episode was the commercial that said that there are only a limited number of shows left. Sorry Kate, your camera time has expired. Time to learn the value of a dollar.

Midnight Serenade said...

"At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"

Michael Lohan and the message therapist?

...Amy... said...

KLabmom said...
Did anyone else notice the commercial said "with limited episodes left, they are spending time with the ones that mean the most." Do you suppose for Kate that means her shoebox full of cash?


I figured they meant "the ones that mean the most" were the camera crew and producers. It could be the cash, though...

Also, my mom and Kate are so similar in some ways which is quite scary...case in point: Kate "cleans" (aka: goes through the twins things and throws them out) when they're not there and the twins have no say in what goes or stays, and then (I'm sure) yelled at them for having such a messy room. Oh, the horrible memories...

Midnight Serenade said...

"I went to TLC & looked at stills from this epi & what do ya know they end up at Stride Rite where I'm sure they will be getting 8 new pairs of shoes. 8 pairs at $40-50 each=$320-400'

But most certainly TLC paid for the shoes! You don't think that the family paid for them, do you?

goawayJandK said...

She didn't have help....

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Ladylou, K8 and Jon have had TONS of help since day 1. That is one of their first and biggest lies. Even on the first episode (that was marketed to all the networks) K8 claims to be home all by herself.

To this day, I doubt K8 has EVER been alone with all 8 kids by herself.

khatres said...

umm... why JUNIOR K and not regular kindergarten?? they're 5!

Suzi said...

And I just read an article about Kyle Chandler (of Friday Night Lights) where he talked about being up very late filming night scenes for the show and still getting up at 6 AM to help his wife cook breakfast for their 2 daughters. He and his wife take turns driving the kids to school. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are another good example. When she signed on for "The Closer", he cut way back on his career to stay at home in NYC with their children while she's in LA filming.
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick reportedly lost almost all of their assets in the Bernie Madoff scandal and have had to do some major downsizing. Maybe Kate can take a lesson on how to do that with dignity.

Tired said...

"At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"
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Sheesh, overly dramatic, or what? Sounds like someone is dying or something similarly tragic. Not the end of a gravy train.

Two kids.. said...

OMG...did she have SHOES on a table?????? That is so unsanitary!

dede02 said...

just now watching tonight's episode. this is the most selfish woman i have ever seen!!! btw, i loved it when, k8, is preparing the tup's lunch & one of the girl's says, if i don't like it (her lunch) i will just sell it on EBAY!!!! they still sit in high chairs, but they know about EBAY??? wonder how? K8, maybe? gotta make money & sell off all those sheeple's gifts. i wish someone who knows their way around ebay could find out if this is what K8 (or probably Jon) does with the things they don't want. it would be alot easier to hide!

JJ said...

Look-Kate is wearing her nightgown to film! I hate that I watched-please make it stop.

Hambone said...

dede02 said...
just now watching tonight's episode. this is the most selfish woman i have ever seen!!! btw, i loved it when, k8, is preparing the tup's lunch & one of the girl's says, if i don't like it (her lunch) i will just sell it on EBAY!!!! they still sit in high chairs, but they know about EBAY??? wonder how? K8, maybe? gotta make money & sell off all those sheeple's gifts. i wish someone who knows their way around ebay could find out if this is what K8 (or probably Jon) does with the things they don't want. it would be alot easier to hide!

10/12/2009 7:47 PM

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I thought she said "I will just eat it anyway".

Tired said...

Suzi said...

I didn't watch, but this is something that drives me CRAZY! All of the children on that bus already have a long drive and presumabley the bus is on a tight schedule, so why does Kate think it's OK to spend everyone's time with her theatrics? Does this bug anyone else??

10/12/2009 7:16 PM
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YES, this bugged me too when I saw clips of loading those kids onto the bus. Besides, I would be really busy keeping my kids out of the way of those goof parents and their cameras. How annoying. How rude and self-centered, I thought.

SO said...

What's really different and makes it not workable, even if the kids were home-schooled is that the tups are old enough now that they are aware of the cameras and seem almost a little shy. When they were babies they would play and play and it was all spontaneous and cute. That's gone now and even they are strained and rehearsed.

my9cats said...

Tired said...
"At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"
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Their lawyers, PR, paps, salon, spa,Jaime, Lohan, am I missing anybody?

jill said...

"At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"
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Sheesh, overly dramatic, or what? Sounds like someone is dying or something similarly tragic. Not the end of a gravy train.

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So, is the show OVER??????

BMWoP said...

It is sooooo obvious that those kids don't quite know how to act when Kate is playing up to the cameras and being sweet to them. The look on Joel's face was as if he was trying to figure out why she was being nice, and the girls look at each other as if they are telepathically communicating, "Enjoy it while it lasts and let's just play along with her". They all seem uncomfortable and leary when she's being sugary nice. They're probably thinking, "Oh crap. As soon and that red light goes off, she's gonna blow....again".

Fake.Fake.Fake.Fake.Fake.Fake.Fake.

And Fake!!!!!!!!!!

livnluv said...

This is Kate, the dedicated, self-sacrificing mom who knows all about her children.

First day of school and the epi makes a big deal of getting lunches ready the night before with all the kids involved. It's not until the kids are on their way to school the next morning that good 'ole mom remembers the tups only have half-a-day of school for the first day. Good thing she remembered to pick them up from the bus stop.

What a piece of work..

my9cats said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"I went to TLC & looked at stills from this epi & what do ya know they end up at Stride Rite where I'm sure they will be getting 8 new pairs of shoes. 8 pairs at $40-50 each=$320-400'

But most certainly TLC paid for the shoes! You don't think that the family paid for them, do you?

10/12/2009 7:36 PM

They will now. That is unless the sheeple will send donations or someone runs a telethon. Maybe the lovely ladies of The View would like to run it.

Elvira said...

So, is the show OVER??????

TLC appears to have pulled the plug. They removed their equipment and property last Friday. Kate's TLC credit card was canceled. The only question is how many shows they have already made.

Kate Is Toast said...

my9cats said...
Tired said...
"At commercial the announcer says,
"With only a limited number of episodes left, Jon and Kate spend some quality time with those who matter most"
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Their lawyers, PR, paps, salon, spa,Jaime, Lohan, am I missing anybody?

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You forgot Hailey, Steve and his wife, the jeweler who is making her divorce ring -- and a special heartwarming return appearance from the dogs! LOL!

Brummygirl said...

Well she soon got over the parting.
"What on earth am going to do with my time? I know, I will knock seven bells out of the walls as I throw my beloved babies' toys and clothes! There, that is better enough of the soft mommy touch for today!!"
She nearly had me at the beginning, but no, reverted to her old self!!!

Kate Is Toast said...

Oh, and don't forget Henry her Amish buddy...

You know, whoever said Kate only has relationships with people she pays is totally correct!

my9cats said...

Steph said...
During a preview for next Monday's show the announcer said there's only a limited amount of episodes left. Guess it's really over.

While I'm happy it kind of makes me sad cause WTH will we talk about on this blog now? And more importantly will this blog shut down after it's over? I hope not! :(

10/12/2009 6:39 PM


Not to worry. J&K will never allow "their" public to forget them. With KON there is no expiration date.

percol0768 said...

So I watched...(shoot me later), the one thing that stood out to me, was when Kate was saying there was no one to say to "We did it". She couldn't have turned to Jon in the parking lot and said that? If nothing else, yes you both got the tups to age 5 and the twins to age 9 and they are in school. A divorce doesn't change that. What's next Kate? You can't enjoy a moment like this with Jon? What happens when they graduate high school? Get married? I come from a divorced household. But when my mom remarried, my step-dad and his wife were able to be together in the same room at both weddings for my step-brothers and enjoy the moment. I really don't get her pleasure of pushing EVERYONE out of her life. I really, really don't get her need to be alone.

Darcy said...

I confess, after the discussion tonight I caved and watched the replay on TLC - and I saw the preview teaser about "with a limited number of episodes left... (blah blah blah)".

My initial thought was, OH NO! They aren't talking about ending the show; they are talking about the episodes of J&K+8! The reason I think that might be what they mean were the shots of Kate and Jon, as well as the voiceover referring to "they".

Did anyone else get that impression or am I way off base (as I sincerely hope I am, for the sake of my sanity).

MyBusInTheParkingLot said...

Why are the highchairs still at the table? The subtitles and poor english is bad enough...but they STILL have highchairs?

Can they not purchase the children higher chairs, with arms that AREN'T highchairs?

Good lord.

And I really enjoyed her surprise at Jon showing up and the school bus in a strip mall parking lot? heehee..that was priceless.

This show is stupid.

MyBusinTheParkingLot said...

Oh and one of the twins referring to the tups as "things"....Niccccce.

Robin said...

Eww, still sitting in high chairs, no placemats, tippy cups. scraggy hair on little girls.
PLEASE, get those little tup girls a decent hair cut!
Khate, they are NOT babies forever!And, obviously, it never occured to Khate to actually SIT DOWN with the littles.........such a witch...

Robin said...

Don't forget to drag out Nanna Janna for the last episode..
Not like she ever got paid...

enoughalready said...

Why must does she insist on wearing these low cut necklines and exposing half her boobies to the paps? Why doesn't she just wear a bra and ditch the blouse altogether?

She knows thats the only place to get attention so thats why she dresses up to drop off and collect the kids from the bus.

LP said...

While the announcer might have said that there are only a limited number of episodes left...what was left unsaid were the words "of Jon & Kate +8" because as TLC has already announced it's going to become Kate + 8. I don't for a minute believe that this is over. As long as Kate has a breath in her body she is going to fight to keep those kids on TV. She will not go quietly and without a fight. TLC may look like they're pulling out but they are not. This is their moneymaker and TLC is not about to give up just yet.

Hannah said...

I wish someone would throw away all Kate's stuff down the stairs and make her clean it up.

THAT WAS SO RUDE. The kids are having a hard time, why toss away childhood toys.

I wonder if they are in Jun K because they aren't ready yet, due to filming

Or did they do that to add an extra year of filming.


I hope they sell the house and move some place far away. where the kids wont be mocked for having their first poop etc on TV.

nanasez said...

Actually, property taxes only cover a part of public educaion...the state kicks in $$$ (a certain dollar amount per student everyday)...
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And states get their money from taxes paid by taxpayers.

Doesn't matter if the money comes from property taxes, personal property taxes, income taxes, or sales taxes. With the exclusion of lottery income, governments get their money from taxes, thus the taxpayers are the ones footing all the bills.

Midnight Serenade said...

"They will now. That is unless the sheeple will send donations or someone runs a telethon. Maybe the lovely ladies of The View would like to run it."

The outlets in Reading would be a good place to start. Great sneakers at a discount price. Maybe she will learn to love those stores as much as she loves the lunch boxes that match the backpacks. Finding those was enough to move her to tears. Move over, labelmaker! Your rival has come upon the scene!

TLC Sucks said...

This episode was pure PR spin. Too late TLC, we're not buying it.

1.The kids so well adjusted.

Implied: All of this intense scrutiny hasn't negatively affected them.

Reality: The kids are used to the people and places in their lives constantly changing.

2. Bedrooms and school are off limits to filming.

Implied: Filming boundaries have been set so it can't be considered invasive.

Reality: There were once night vision cameras installed in their bedrooms. Kate published a book with a picture of the school's id on the twin's shirts.

3. Different styles of shoes were allowed.

Implied: Kate's flexible.

Reality: She still dresses the tups in matching clothes.

4. Surprised Jon showed up.

Implied: Vegas trip was more important than his kids.

Reality: Doubtful it wasn't planned ahead of time. The added voice over was just another opportunity to throw Jon under the bus. Maybe Kate should have allowed Jon come help get the kids ready instead of calling the nanny.

5. Foiled paparazzi by not riding bus.

Implied: Don't like paparazzi attention and trying to be protective mother.

Reality: Kate LOVES the attention. A protective mom wouldn't be fighting to keep exposing her children's lives.

NatalieM said...

Ugh, I am so sick of Kate and her stupid gestures when she is on the interview couch, she just thinks she is the cutest thing and makes the wittiest remarks, how annoying.

also, I was really bothered by how surprised she was about the mess in the twins room. Really? How long has it been since you've in their room that you are surprised by how much crap piles up.

Cheetah said...

Kate was going to ride the bus for two days??!! I bet it was the school that put a stop to that, rather than Kate changing her mind due to the paparazzi. Speaking of paparazzi, if the school has said no filming at school or the bus stop, what makes TLC think it's all right to show paparazzi footage of the bus stop?

Kate said, "Boys arrive in the kitchen via their noses." Of course there were also two girls there, but they were not similarly mocked.

Apparently Kate has no interest in teaching her children how to tie shoes. Perhaps she is expecting the school to do that? But how can they if the children only wear velcro shoes? Maybe Kate is just waiting until she figures out whether the tups are left or right-handed before teaching them to tie shoes.

Kate was apprehensive about school because the children would be in the care of others, and she wouldn't be with them. Apparently Kate has amnesia about the events of the past three years.

livnluv said...

enoughalready said...
Why must does she insist on wearing these low cut necklines and exposing half her boobies to the paps? Why doesn't she just wear a bra and ditch the blouse altogether?

She knows thats the only place to get attention so thats why she dresses up to drop off and collect the kids from the bus.
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I always wondered if it wasn't embarassing for Cara & Mady around their friends.

f8k8 said...

Kate talked way to much. For this episode and the last. All we got was Kate talking and talking. It went on and on.

It this a preview of what is to come with Kate +8?

The only thing saving the show was when Jon showed up and the kids got really excited and hugged/kissed them. I think Mady even let out a tear or 2.

You can see the awkwardness of Kate being affectionate to the kids. LOL
The kids looked really confused when Kate was being luvy duby with them.

livnluv said...

Kate was apprehensive about school because the children would be in the care of others, and she wouldn't be with them. Apparently Kate has amnesia about the events of the past three years
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I think Kate is also worried about the kids saying something in school about their life at home. 5-yr. olds often blurt things out that parents don't necessarily want the teachers to know. She is losing control whether she likes it or not. It's usually something personal but funny, but who knows with Kate.

jibberjabbers said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjcjCTumBbc&feature=channel

LOL @ the voice-over. You can clearly tell that Kate's voice was added when Jon showed up. Maybe she said something different when he showed up?

1:24 into the video. You hear what sounds like a recorded audio cut and pasted onto that scene. "I was really surprised.. blah blah blah"...

It did not match the tone of Kate's voice earlier in the scene.

susan said...

Give Kate an award she actually corrected one of the tups pronouncation! I can't remember what it was; but it was one of the boyz while they were sitting in those stupid high chairs eatting their box lunches said something incorrect and she said no you say it like this.

I don't know why Kate would think there would be tears when they went off to school for a half day. She isn't in there lives on a daily bases and the have muliply care takers/Nannys taking care of them why should they care if they don't see Kate for 8 hours. They don't see her for days while she is on her talk tours.

I'm glad someone wouldn't let her ride the school bus, Why should she when no other parent gets to do that. Was she going to sit in the back of the class room and tell them how to act too. Like the rules on eatting their lunch and behaving on the bus. Are they such spoiled brats that they need threats to behave in public.! UGH get out of their life Kate let Jon have them so they can be kids.

And will they be able to buy shoes with ties when they are 21 yr old ~ when does she plan on teaching them to tie shoes; she had all summer to teach them. Let them grow up and stop with the matching outfit. If they can have different shoes then let them dress different.

And what so called organized mother that doesn't know that her twins room is a trash heap. doesn't she tuck them in at night and make sure the are doing their homework in their rooms. Throwing all those toys and their blankets down the stair and throwing in the garbage what about donating them. I'm sure that is what the twins were upset about when they got home not the tups calling their names while passing their class rooms. That should prove they have enough free stuff if you throw away blankets and pillow.

Kate get out of those boob showing shirts especial now that other kids on the school bus can have a look.

I love my fans I didn't see any fans praising her they were just take photo of the bit-h mother. I don't think Jon was suppose to be in Vegas the suprise was that he got through your security and the twins like him better thats why he drove them to the bus.

Get over it kate its over sign off and get a real job if you are so lonely while the kids are in pre-kindergarten.

Janine said...

I didnt watch like I usually do, and honestly I dont care. Kate has become SO repulsive lately that I refuse to give her the enjoyment of knowing she has my ratings.

I really hope one dat REAL REALITY smacks her straight in the face and she comes to grips with what she has done to her marriage and family.

PS. With her attitude, I dont see her ever getting married again...especially with the evidenceon re runs on how she treats a spouse.

Vanessa said...

Yes Jibberjabbers! I noticed that very obvious voice over too! Now seriously? Your were "surprised" that Jon came to send the tups off on their very first day of school?
Come on! "Gee, I know the nanny might have been here, or maybe Steve...but Jon?" Totally ludicrous, she's trying to pull the wool over the "new" viewers eyes, she is seriously demented.
And I love how she pointed out that they were not going to film anything pertaining to "school, shool bus etc." but then play the paparazzi footage. AND she makes a point of telling us her children ARE sooooo well adjusted that not one of them cried or made a scene?
WTF? They've been going in 100 million directions since the day they were born, they've been with sooo many different people why WOULD they all of a sudden have anxiety over leaving Mommy Dearest?
Plus, haven't they been going to pre-school?
And the "love" she was showing her fans outside of the shoe store was just soooo tangible, wow she really does like them doesn't she?
I wonder if scowling and looking anywhere but "at" them is a sign of appreciation? But then look who we're talking about.

unfreakinbelieavable said...

Just watched a clip on youtube after reading the comments about her throwing stuff down the stairs. She never goes up there??? She doesn't tuck her kids in bed and kiss them goodnight in their beds?? She should still be reading to the tups at bedtime and I still tuck and kiss my 13 year old!!!!!

tinyurl.com/journalofduh said...

I want the show to end as much as guys do -- and I'm pretty sure the G8 kids want to show to end, too -- but, that whole next week's promo saying "...With limited episodes left..." HAS to be taken w/ a grain of salt.

What do they mean by that? Well, look at the clips *before* that announcement. "Separate lives" (Jon and Kate ending their marriage). "Separate adventures" (Kate w/ 3 or 6 kids; most likely only 3 and Jon with 3 or 6 kids, split into 2 segments to fill the half hour). Then those fateful words.

I think what they're doing is gearing up for *their* hopeful (most of all Kate!!!!!) transition from 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' to 'Kate Plus Eight'. It's kind of a deceiving way to make the desired impact.

Now the ONLY way this could be the END-END, is, if Jon's court order to prevent TLC cameras from filming the kids remains PERMANENT!

Although fired from the show, I can see Kate conceding alimony/child support payments or throwing some sum of large money at Jon to allow him to let her tape the kids and Jon will go for it.

The kids *may* not be out of the woods just yet. Then again, maybe all this headache for TLC isn't worth it and they'll cut Katie Irene loose (hopefully including her 2010 "second show", even though I doubt EITHER know what in the hell she'd do on it!). This will make even MORE certain if you all continue to (((stop watching))) and keep viewership at 1 million or lower!

Keep up the good work, people! Child exploitation is WRONG!

ATLGA said...

"Suprised" at Jon showing up? She was already loading up the Land Rover with their book bags before he came...8 kids won't fit into one of those.

Also, during her rage in cleaning the girls' room, she threw down a pillow with Cara's name sewn onto it. Scary woman.

JFS in IL said...

I was so THRILLED to see this episode - always wondered what in heavens name a mom did at home alone once the kids were in school. Hey, wait, I AM a mom home while the kids are in school. I do not need to watch this drivel!

(yawn) it is like watching grass grow

(ps I won't mention the sheer, unadulterated excitement of,..gasp... SHOE SHOPPING!!!)

Ms.Peach said...

Watched on Youtube. My fear is that TLC is watching for a ratings bump.

First: Yada, yada, yada. Can Kate just shut up? What a joke how she will miss the little kids----she's never home anyway.

And the doofus made lunches for the kids when they will be home by lunch! Plus she made a scene in the shoe store about finding the matching lunch boxes. This goes to show how out of touch she is as to what is going on in her kids' lives.

Oh, LOL, did you catch Mady swing her bag at the boy tup on the way out of the store?

Apparently Kate never goes up into the twins' room. I can tell you from experience, my daughter, as early as their age, absolutely hated me to go into her room and throw out stuff while she was in school. Hey Kate, we had rules in my house about dirty clothes and junk in bedrooms. I bet there was some screaming from Mady when she got home. I doubt Kate really cares what their room looks like, but obviously she needed to show that she cleans and does laundry. The house is clean because there is a housekeeper. Remember, Kate's ex said she was a pig. The neat freakness is a myth to sell her image.

Limited episodes? That was in reference to the old Jon and Kate show. Let's not be popping champagne corks yet.

Ms.Peach said...

For your reading pleasure, Z's review of last night's episode:

'Jon & Kate' - Mom's narcissism devours a big day
What did you make of the promo Monday night near the end of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" in which the announcer's voices says, "With only a limited number of episodes remaining, Jon and Kate spend quality time with those who matter"?

Is that a confirmation of my "the end is near" prediction for the series, or acknowledgment that Jon has shut down production for good? Or, are they maybe just trying to hype the gate for next week's episode by letting us know we are near the end of a season? Only by my count, we should be nowhere near the end of the season yet.

Wouldn't it be nice if just once TLC could be straight up about this show rather than vague and duplicitous in keeping all its options open to go in whatever direction the wind blows with these two selfish, immature foolish people?

Meanwhile, wasn't Monday night just more confirmation that this series can no longer be saved from the narcissist in its midst and needs to end?

The narrative of the first day of school for the six kids should have made for a knockout episode. School is the biggest of big deals. It's the only thing that might save these kids from their crazed parents.

But instead of viewers witnessing a rite of passage for the kids, once again, Kate sucked all the air out of the McMansion -- and made it all about her.

Here is where I started gagging, when Kate rather than staying focused on the kids, talked about the legions of her followers: "Everywhere I go...I have seen major, major support.... [They say,] 'We're behind you, Kate. You're doing the right thing, Kate. Don't give up.' ...I feel very supported. Thank you for that."

I wonder do thelittle people line up up at the airports and throw flowers in her path as they shout their humble fan encouragements -- or do they actually kneel down and bow as she passes on the way to her next "speaking engagement or public appearance."

And how about the video of the kids getting on the busses. Kate stressed how there is a "rule" about no filming at the bus stops, like she actually knows what she is doing and has laid down safe parameters. And then, we see video of the kids at the bus stop.

A caption under the video says: ""Actual paparazzi video." Is that supposed to be funny? It's not, if you think the rule of no-video connected with school matters. And what kind of a rule is it if the producers who work fro TLC buy video from others of the kids doing stuff they can't film? School matters, and this is one more example of contradictions, confusion and compromises by Kate, the production company and TLC that can hurt the kids.

The last of the "limited number of episodes" can't come soon enough for me.

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

I caught the tail end of this episode and was speechless. What mother, stay at home or working, does not enter their nine year old's bedroom at least once a day. Does she not say good night to them or wake them up in the morning, ever? I'm not saying my kids shouldn't be responsible for the mess in their room, but I'm well aware of the messes that they have in their rooms. Also, if they haven't taken their laundry to the laundry room (in how long?) wouldn't they eventually run our of things like underwear and wouldn't Kate notice that she hasn't washed any of their stuff? I guess that is assuming that she is the one washing and folding the laundry. I'm not saying that some of these "celebrity" parents are any more hands on, but Kates whole public ima ge is based on the premise that she is a stay at home, hands on Mom doing it all on her own.

Natalie said...

Only caught bits and pieces of this episode. Boy Kate is more annoying than ever. Something that struck me as VERY OFF was the use of the paparazzi footage from the "bus stop scene."

How can she claim that she "hates" them yet TLC goes ahead and uses thier footage? That tape surely didn't come for free, they would have had to seek it out and PURCHASE it! So, does she hate them or does she do business with them?? Which is it?

And it's rather hypocritical to claim you've decided NOT to tape the bus or school yet you will use footage the paparazzi gets!?!? Why not just film yourself then? It's the same thing Kate!

Natalie said...

Has there been an announcement about the end of the show?

The previews for next week said something like "With only a few shows left."

Is that in reference to the end of the season? The halt in filiming? Or the end of the show?

thisshowissad said...

Steph said...
During a preview for next Monday's show the announcer said there's only a limited amount of episodes left. Guess it's really over.

While I'm happy it kind of makes me sad cause WTH will we talk about on this blog now? And more importantly will this blog shut down after it's over? I hope not! :(

10/12/2009 6:39 PM
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I just figured they meant a limited amount of Jon & Kate Plus 8 episodes left. I think TLC and Kate are certainly planning to continue the Kate plus 8 show if they can find a way/enough money to get around Jon.

MomofFour said...

I don't know how this show could be a money maker for them anymore. The kids are bratty and ill-behaved, Kate is a diva who threw her husband out and continues to stomp on him, the husband went nuts....it's probably the saddest example of a reality show gone bad that I can think of. Why would TLC be proud of this show and want it to continue? Now they're trying to exploit the Roloff family and their marriage woes. I watched the first show of the season last night and it was all about Amy and Matt growing apart. WHAT NEXT?? TLC has decided that America does not want good family shows to watch. TLC has decided that it's much better to promote divorce and chaos in American families. What a JOKE!!! I don't want to watch this garbage. Don't give me that "It's just reality" crap. I don't want to watch families fall apart. I want to watch good family shows with my kids and feel good. So enough of this. I was REALLY ticked off with that season opener. TLC needs to get a life. I'm tired of Hollywood deciding what I want to watch. They can't pick my president and they can't force me to watch their garbage either.

pogo said...

Episode: Poor Kate has empty nest. The trip to the shoe store was a let's make a scene in a store, and have mom have a near break-down. Let's make lunch, so I can pick them up at lunch anyway. What was this to show off their lunch boxes. Also, let's cut the twins off about the shoes, film Kate. Drama Queen part:Oh, poor me in empty house what do? I will first deal with financial stuff(maybe hide some more money and other assets and plot to rid herself of Jon)I clean the kids rooms and throw stuff down the stair case(to make work for myself), then when the kids come home later, I'll complain of what a hard day I had(picking it all up and moving it to the garbage) and listen to the twins complain about their room and tell them this is what happens when you don't clean your room. So, kate, I guess you have not been home too much over the last couple of months to see that the twins rooms were a mess? and that you had to make a scene about it. Try being a mom once in a while, instead of a drama queen. I wonder how the twins felt having their room violated. I would have made them clean their own rooms. Poor Kate said twice about keeping the peace for the kids sake. I love how Jon was on all of 4 seconds. Thank you TLC for at least acknowledging that he was there. Though they could have taken the van with everyone including Jon driving to the bus stop. But Kate had to be anal. Oh, yeah, she spoke of her travels and the many fans who support her(oh, please stop ) Another lameo pointless episode.

thisshowissad said...

Also, found it interesting from the clips that she had no idea Jon was going to be there the first day yet she was taking her new vehicle that doesnt hold them all when Jon just showed up out of the blue.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

I'd like to watch this again and actually time the amount of filming vs. couch interview time. It seems to me that we watched/listened to HER explain to all of us dumb dumbs what she was doing MORE than the actual "doing". Like we can't see she's making lunches or buying shoes?

And the scene of throwing the twins entire room down the stairs - I ask this simple little question......when was the last time she was actually upstairs and IN that room? Apparently not the night before to put them to bed before their first day of school....otherwise she'd known PRIOR to coming home what was up there.

AND - why did she go up the stairs WITH a laundry basket to GET THEIR LAUNDRY -- yet says at the top of the stairs as she's throwing things down - angrily - that if they don't bring their own laundry to the laundry room she's not doing it (or something to that effect).

She is such a queen of inconsistencies

Maude said...

Kate hadn't been in Mady and Cara's room in a while and so didn't know what a mess it was.

So she doesn't tuck her kids in and kiss them goodnight?

Not a big surprise.

Lisa said...

I did not watch this episode, but I have been wondering? Was this really the first day of school for the kids? Maybe it's just me and the area I live in, but here, most parents take their kids to school for their very first day...especially for their first day of school ever! I understand that some parents work and are unable, but Kate certainly does not. Where I live, there are parents that even take their Middle School and Junior High kids on their first day (not me, my kids would kill me). I just found it a little odd that that she would not take her little ones to the first day of school and meet the teacher and take pictures and all that other crazy stuff that we proud moms do. She is always talking about the importance of memories and whatnot, so I just found it a little odd, but again, I'm just speaking from the experience of where I live.

zoey said...

When she was Trashing Mady and Cara's room, i totally expected her to use the " no more wire hangers" line.
She looked like a Crazy person tossing the kids things down the stairs then saying "id hate to be the cleaning lady" what a psycho. remember when YOU were the cleaning lady, Kate?
also, it shows a huge level of disrespect to trash your kids stuff when they are not even home. Rude. just Rude.

Tribbles101 said...

Don't forget the cost of the packaged socks K8 ripped into since the children went shoe shopping in sandals without socks. I thought, "No footies at Stride Rite"? But then slapped myself back into reality by remembering who I was watching. Can you just imagine the horror?

moi said...

Hold the phone: Kate threw the girls' things down the stairs?? I don't watch anymore but I like coming here for the snark but WTH??

And surely there will still be people who defend her! "Well those girls deserved it" or something. Kate could run after all 8 of those kids with a machete and there will still be a mass of stupidity claiming "can you imagine how stressed out she is? Divorce is HARD! And she has 8 kids, EIGHT!!"

Dude, she has 8 kids. Not 10, not 12, not 25. Eight. And a ton of help. Don't buy into her martyr act. If you are, it's like wearing a sign saying that you aren't the brightest bulb in the shed, just sayin'.

Suzi said...

I did a first and went to BM's Sheeple site to see what they thought of the episode. Hilariously, they are a couple saying that is exactly how they clean out their kids' rooms and how great it was. I'm cracking up.

Ms.Peach said...

To Lisa, I believe I heard Kate say they had already met the teachers. In my area, there's a meet and greet before school starts because the school does not want parents trolling the school hallways plus the kids may cry in front of their classmates, a definite no-no. I put my kids on the bus with no regrets because they thought it was cool to be like the big kids. At least she did take a picture with her iphone.

Boring said...

The shows this season have been dreadfully boring but last night's could have been good. It went back to the original point of the show (raising kids! And now they're off to school.)

The thing stopping it from being bearable was the 'celebrity' of it all. The hoard of fans outside the shoe store and Kate's blurb about them. Constant reference to the paparazzi. Jon looking like a tool in his trendy vintage style tshirts, slouching on the couch and Kate's voiceover about him being in Vegas, Kate's completely altered appearance....

This was the one episode that could have taken us all back to how the show used to be but they destroyed it with celebrity. No one relates to that. They should have left it all out. Moving to the mansion was the jump the shark moment for me but if TLC were smart, they could have kept the show going on its original premise but they worked the tabloid stories, expensive trips and paparazzi etc into the plot and that destroyed all sense of what relatability was left.

Carli said...

It made me LOL how they tried to make it look like Kate is the beleaguered single mom of eight, fixing meals and doing cleanup and laundry herself, when in reality she has servants for all of it. But what really scares me is the fact there are even a million people in the country who are so gullible as to believe it.

rural mom said...

This show is off the rails, Kate looked mentally ill tossing the twins things down the stairs. Her face looks weird now, not sure if it is botox or bad make up but it is repulsive. The lunches she made for the kids were so unhealthy, but it is all about convenience for Kate. I'd like to see her roast a chicken, cut up vegetables, cut up fruit and serve up real food, not crackers, fruit roll ups, rice crispy squares, juice and peanut butter and jelly. Her kids get a lot of sugar.

Frustrated said...

What really bugged me about last night's episode, they said that TLC will not film anything to do with school - no school and no school bus, as they want it to be "kids time" and yet, when the paparazzi filmed the kids getting into the bus they used that footage in the show. Frustrating. It doesn't matter where the footage is from, if you show it on TV it's invading the kid's privacy.

cjmiller53 said...

I had to laugh when Kate was going on about when the kids went off to school there were no tears because the tups were so well adjusted. Lady, there were no tears because they were so happy to be free of the cameras and not working for YOUR living. Also, how long has it been since she was in Mady and Cara's room? Guess they told Kate if the kids weren't allowed in her room then Kate couldn't come in theirs. She is so out of touch with reality...even her own kid's reality!

Suzi said...

Vanessa said...

AND she makes a point of telling us her children ARE sooooo well adjusted that not one of them cried or made a scene?
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Kate, honey, here's a newsflash for you. It's normal for a child to be nervous and even shed a tear or two on their very first day of school. It is not normal for five year olds to have screaming and crying fits everytime things don't go their way.

Please, Kate, get those children to a therapist and yourself to a remedial parenting class.

Swissmiss said...

It looked to me last night like she is still brushing the kids' teeth in the kitchen. Hope I'm wrong.

I also noticed the shoes sitting on the kitchen table.

I feel so sorry for Mady and Cara about their messy room. What will their classmates say when it's shown on TV?

Nothing like humiliating your kids, Kate.

Glad I was not there to hear Kate shrieking at the girls when they got home from school.

MBach said...

I WILL NOT WATCH!
Haven't watched for a long time, and I do NOT miss it.
But
one of my friends does. She watches just to hate on Kate. I can't get her to stay away no matter how much I beg or try to guilt her about "supporting" the show and woman she says she despises. She even comes to this website, and has commented a couple of times. Last night she called in the middle of the show -do you want to see the house? they are showing all the rooms, and the pool. - I told her that I couldn't care less.

Kate needs to learn to walk in love. Love for her children would let them live a different life rather then be objects for curious people to view. I still love my friend, even though she can't keep herself from watching Kate's gravy train keep on rolling.

I understand The Lying Channel ran a show called My Monkey Baby. What kind of ratings did the monkey babies pull in? Maybe more the Kate's money babies. Was TLC shopping for a replacement show? I don't think so. Those ads about the limited number of episodes left are only refering to the episodes of JON&Kate+8. The old titled episodes are going to run until the new KATE+8 starts in November.

I sure hope I am wrong about that.

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

She must have been mad at Mady and Cara. She can't even respect their privacy, that is something they should have done together. No wonder they can't stand her (it is plain to see how uncomfortable they are with her and so much more relaxed around Jon). TLC better be glad Jon did pull the plug, because her actions are getting more and more bizare and it would just be a matter of time before other people got involved that could do something about it. I am glad I didn't watch.

Jenny said...

I too was shocked when K started throwing stuff down the stairs and into the walls so violently. I truly believe she has huge anger issues, and not just since the divorce, but before that when she was cutting Jon down on every episode. I'm just thankful she took it out on "stuff" and not one of the kids...but I have a feeling her anger comes out in other ways toward the kids and everyone else in ways she's not even aware of.

For example, when she was so snippy and ungrateful to those organizer ladies...I couldn't even believe her lack of gratitude or even plain kindness toward them. I felt like she viewed them as servants sent to help the queen, rather than guests in her home who were there to help her!

I'm like so many folks I think, in that I absolutely loved this show in the beginning. But then I saw the total change in attitude on Kate's part toward Jon. So today while I'd much prefer to be here sharing about how fun the show has been and going on and on about what a great example this family is, I can't! For all the excellent organizational skills she has...and I'm more than happy to admit she is very skilled in that area...since she seems to put organization above nurturing and disciplining her children, I find I have no admiration for her whatsoever. So, so sad for this family and I hold TLC accountable for seeing the train wreck that was beginning to happen and not pulling the plug on the show! I read TLC makes around $186 million PER QUARTER in large part due to the advertisers of this show so once again, it's all about the money. I think less of TLC for how they've handled this. Anyway, thanks for letting me share my thoughts. I just discovered this blog and agree with so many of the comments here that I just had to share my thoughts with you guys. Gee, I can hardly wait to see what the results of today's hearing about the missing $. I read they have to go back again on the 26th. The saga just continues, it just keeps going on and on and on.

justaguy said...

Mommy said (snips):

Also, to say that TLC is not allowed to shoot at the bus stop and then immediately after you say that you show the footage from the paparazzi is so contradicting!! What's the point?

It may not have been TLC's footage, but it was on your show on TLC!


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Makes perfect sense, actually - it would explain what kind of loophole TLC had in mind a couple weeks ago when they were so careful about saying that they were suspending direct filming of the kids.

mrst said...

I did not know that you can ride the school bus with your kids to school. I am sure that she probably wanted the cameras to tape it.
I find that TLC really tries to raise up the drama in some of the shows that I have seen. The sad part is that they are accentuating these crisis with real people. For instance, LA Ink, the show lately is more focused on Aubrey drama than about the artists and their tattooing.

nanasez said...

Can someone explain something about the shoe store trip to me? Like I said, I watched only the first five minutes, and I was a little distracted by my sewing (which is why I didn't change the channel at the start of the show). But I was confused when Kate saw the matching lunch boxes and backpacks in the shoe store. I thought she said she'd just bought those lunchboxes, and was thrilled to see the matching backpacks. Then she went on and on about being so happy about finding Aaden's dinosaur lunchbox, she could cry. And she buys him the dino lunchbox, saying that now there's an extra if someone forgets a lunchbox.

I didn't quite get that whole thing.

Had she purchased the matching backpacks AND lunchboxes from some other store, but that store didn't have the lunchbox to match Aaden's backpack? So she got Aaden a non-matching lunchbox, that she was now replacing with the dino lunchbox, and the non-matching lunchbox would be the "extra" if anyone ever forgot a lunchbox at school? That's what makes sense to me...but the way she rambled on and never connected sentences, she never explained it that way. I kept wondering why only Aaden had a second "back-up" lunchbox...or if she meant that she'd bought lunchboxes and now could buy matching backpacks, but no one seemed to get a backpack from Striderite. I couldn't figure out if she was accidentally calling lunchboxes "backpacks," or vice versa. It was very confusing. But maybe I missed something

For a "professional communicator," she sure has trouble making sense.

ATL housewife said...

This is a perfect time to end the show: the kids are in school, divorce, dogs are gone... Kate at home is not interesting at all. However, she did remind me of "Mommie Dearest" when she was yelling and throwing the twins' things down the stairs. Although I didn't see any wire hangers.

sad stuff said...

How long has it been since she stepped foot in the twins room? "run up to bed and I'll be up in a minute to tuck you in".. B/S clearly she had not stepped foot in that room for ages and ages and ages. I'll bet she hasn't tucked any of her kids into bed or kissed them goodnight in years.

Does everyone notice how out of touch she is with all of the kids lately? The fiasco at the shoe store showed exactly how insane this witch has become. OMG I cannot believe how much she has changed, I think she is in love with being the mother of infants, and toddlers, not these precious "children" they have grown into. It seems to me that she cannot be bothered with anything they have to say. SAD SAD SAD

Jenny said...

I wanted to mention also that when Kate said the kids will miss the TLC crew...I think it's because they're the only other people in their lives besides the babysitters and nannies. The crew has been like a family to them especially since apparently they weren't allowed any contact with Jon's or Kate's real family. And we all know how K treats her friends...they're all gone now because I think if they don't do it her way, it's the highway.

I really do wonder how Kate is going to do in the real world when she gets to the point of not having paid babysitters, limos and at least the family of the paid TLC crew around to help with things. I truly think she has come to depend on them. I recall how the crew helped with the backyard campout setting up one of the tents...then also when they helped her with that stupid popcorn machine. Anyway, when her 15 minutes of fame are gone and TLC has no interest in her any longer, I'm guessing that's when she's going to get hit smack in the face with reality and realize how alone she is after alienating everyone in her life who genuinely cared about her. Just my two cents.

ErinKate said...

I did not watch but saw the preview. Where was she when she was brushing the boy's teeth? I couldn't tell if it was the kitchen or bathroom.

TotallyANanny said...

This is not trying to be a funny comment, but I know it will come out that way.

When Kate was getting the shoes, clothes, backpacks, and lunches ready on the round table; was she wearing a dress or a nightie? Honestly. I can't tell what it is.

I also found it so strange that she was planning on riding the bus to school so she could set the bus rules. What school allows that? When I rode the bus in elementary and middle school, the bus driver set the rules (and normally went over them within the first week of school). It's such a control freak thing (setting the rules for the bus and lunch). Even though I don't have kids, she was once relatable. Now I can't imagine anyone thinking she's just like us.

NYMomof4 said...

Lisa said:
Maybe it's just me and the area I live in, but here, most parents take their kids to school for their very first day...especially for their first day of school ever! I understand that some parents work and are unable, but Kate certainly does not. Where I live, there are parents that even take their Middle School and Junior High kids on their first day (not me, my kids would kill me). I just found it a little odd that that she would not take her little ones to the first day of school and meet the teacher and take pictures and all that other crazy stuff that we proud moms do.
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Not to defend Kate, but I have to disagree with you. Where I live (suburban NY), most kids ride the bus the first day. In fact, my son, who started kindergarten this year, was very upset when his bus was late on the first morning and I said I would drive him. Of course, some parents do drive their kids (or follow the bus). However, the first day is not a time to meet the teacher. Parents are not allowed into their kids' classrooms during the school day and certainly not on the first day (both public and Catholic schools follow this rule--I have kids in both). We have a separate Meet the Teacher Night about a week after school starts.
I did think it was odd that the bus picked kids up in a store parking lot, but I guess that is a private school thing.

fidosmommy said...

And the scene of throwing the twins entire room down the stairs -I ask this simple little question......when was the last time she was actually upstairs and IN that room? Apparently not the night before to put them to bed before their first day of school....otherwise she'd known PRIOR to coming home what was up there.

*****

I agree. Now, that said, I have to say I don't believe too much of what Kate says on that show. I have to ask if she knew the girls were not housekeeping very well up there but decided to go through her Oh, Lordy Be routine for the sake of the cameras. You know, to show that KATE does laundry, KATE takes care of the house herself, if it weren't for KATE nothing would ever get done.

I thought there were housekeepers.
Are the girls expected to clean their own room, or does the housekeeper help them out? Seems to me that Kate might be having a chat with any housekeeper with Cara/Mady room responsibiities. She's been known to let housekeepers go for much less than this - remember the tiny dust bunny
under a laundry hamper that caused her to decide this wasn't going to work out?

If I had come home from school and discovered my mother or any other living person had rifled through
my personal belongings, I would have been furious for that alone. To realize they had actually thrown out some of my stuff without my input would have been cause for a true rebellion.

This woman does not deserve to be a mother. She needs to be a (bad) drill sergeant somewhere.

fidosmommy said...

pogo said...
Episode: Poor Kate has empty nest. The trip to the shoe store was a let's make a scene in a store, and have mom have a near break-down. Let's make lunch, so I can pick them up at lunch anyway. What was this to show off their lunch boxes.

*****

YES! Kate Gosselin did NOT pay for those lunch boxes, did she? She got them free, so she needed to talk about lunch boxes over and over in the store, and then they had to be highlighted all over again when the lunches were being packed. Did they reappear when the children ate lunch? I would guess yes.

PA Woman said...

Lisa said...
I did not watch this episode, but I have been wondering? Was this really the first day of school for the kids? Maybe it's just me and the area I live in, but here, most parents take their kids to school for their very first day...especially for their first day of school ever! I
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Here that is strongly discouraged. And, if you drop the kids off you would not be allowed into the school to meet the teacher, etc.

Agreeance said...

I agree with those saying that the voiceover "limited amount of episodes left" was referring to JON & Kate Plus 8, since the show will be called Kate Plus 8 in a few weeks. At first I was like, 'What, it's over, really?' but then my husband clued me in that it was probably just referring to the fact that Jon is being taken out of the picture. Kate won't let it end yet! She won't go down without a fight.

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