Be Careful What You Covet

Post submitted by Dew and NancyAnne

Those of us who are critical of Jon and Kate and their actions are often dismissed as "we're just jealous." But who is really jealous here? Could it be Jon and Kate themselves? The Tenth Commandment from the Old Testament says: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

I think Kon actually coveted all the nice things their neighbor Beth had, all the things rich people they knew or saw had. They were the ones jealous of others and they were the ones who couldn't be content with simply having what they needed. They coveted a bigger, better house, an improved spouse with hair plugs and tummy tucks and a hip wardrobe, a string of nannies, housekeepers and other employees working for them (the modern day slave), purebred dogs they haven't the first notion how to properly care for, expensive vacations, spa trips, VIP treatment, and of course, lots and lots of money. The sin of coveting their neighbor's things led them down this path. Kon was jealous, not us.

I have absolutely no desire to:
Raise 8 kids
Clean 7,000 square feet
Rule my husband
Be alienated from my family and friends
Be scrutinized on TV by the entire country
Have my children's private moments watched by millions
Put material gain over the welfare of my family
Choose the spa over playing with my children
Be away from my kids any more than necessary
Have absolutely no privacy in day to day life
Either have sheeple kiss my ass or critics kick it
Be tangled in such a daily web of lies that I no longer know what the truth is
To put 8 innocent lives emotional health in jeopardy because of my actions
Constantly, but constantly, want more and do anything necessary to get it
Never know when the flow of money will stop
Not know if/how long my marriage will last
Wonder how I will support my children when the cameras stop rolling, the charity stops flowing and the audience has found another focus.

What is there to be jealous of? I just don't get it.