The New Kate

Kate has declared Clean Slate Kate. If you could change only one thing about Kate what would it be?

126 comments:

readerlady said...

I would change Khate's attitude toward other people - all other people. That would go a long way to getting rid of a lot of the behavior we find so odious. If she were more aware of others and their feelings, she would be less boastful, less ostentatious, more loving and gentle with her children, able to form lasting relationships with real friends rather than bought and paid for hangerson, and just generally be a more likable person. Many of the complaints we have about Khate are just cosmetics - clothing, hairstyle, teeth, etc. The real change has to come from her heart and her soul.

barbp said...

Her soul.

Charlie Rose said...

If I could change anything about Kate, it would be stopping her from ever becoming a mother in the first place. But since it is already done and the children are here, I would make sure she never worked in the "entertainment" business again.

PA Woman said...

readerlady said...
I would change Khate's attitude toward other people - all other people. That would go a long way to getting rid of a lot of the behavior we find so odious. If she were more aware of others and their feelings, she would be less boastful, less ostentatious, more loving and gentle with her children, able to form lasting relationships with real friends rather than bought and paid for hangerson, and just generally be a more likable person. Many of the complaints we have about Khate are just cosmetics - clothing, hairstyle, teeth, etc. The real change has to come from her heart and her soul.

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Thank you Readerlady. Exactly what I was thinking, and I couldn't have said it better.

Mommy In Canada said...

The LIES. I hate liars. You lie once and thats it. Everything else out of your mouth is a lie and I'll never believe another thing thats said.

I hate liars.

Jane in California said...

This is too easy - I would give her a working heart.

TK said...

Her mothering "skills" would be the first. Then I'd get started on the hair.... !

uneasy said...

I would like Kate to be more self-aware.

Sorry, I'm Harsh Here, but... said...

I would change to her status from "born" to "never conceived".......

Maybe harsh - but she is harsh to her children and ex.

And she has ABSOLUTELY no understanding of what a horrible wife and mother she is.

I have to wonder if her parents have stayed out of the public eye because of their severe embarrassment about what a craptastic daughter and mother she is.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Regarding "Clean Slate Kate", that's just what I'd like to do...clean the slate of ANYTHING Kate, and get back the hours I've wasted...

JaxMom said...

The way she treats others--her children, ex-husband, family, etc. I don't think many people would have a problem with Kate if she actually cared about other people (including her own children) and treated them well.

Virginia Girl said...

Her self centered attitude.

fidosmommy said...

Her inability to accept responsibility - her blaming everything on something or someone else.

Her inability to just be honest about herself and her life. If she had just not tried to dupe people she might have won a lot more hearts along the way.

Oops, that's 2. OK, let me try again.

Her sense of entitlement - that she is owed what she wants.

Oh darn, that's 3.

KyPastor said...

What would I change? As an imperfect person myself, I may be
out of line answering this, but I will make an attempt. It is more of how would I like to have seen Kate avoid making long-term mistakes.

I would roll back time and have her
repeat Season 1. Then, after each and every episode, I would have her sit down and watch what happened with a personal life coach or her pastor beside her. Together, they would analyze the interpersonal interactions between family members, the facial expressions, the emotions. I would have her look carefully into the faces of her children and her husband to see what they were telling her. The point would be to learn what she was doing right and what she was doing inadequately, and to make
improvements along the way.

I would recommend Jon join in this
activity so he could do the same thing and they could learn together for the benefit of their marriage and for the sake of their children.

If TLC would pay for trips and bodyguards and hair pieces, this might not have seemed an extraordinary expense and may have saved a family from destruction.

Tyra said...

Her narcisstic behaviour.

dustilies said...

Instead of just talking all the time about the fact that she has two sets of multiples, I wish that she, an RN, would learn something about the inner world of a sextuplet and adjust her parenting to help those kids through the good and bad things about having five siblings your exact age.

Oh, but that would require personal growth, empathy, study, and a willingness to believe that someone knows more about something than you do.

Never mind. Anybody got anything more plausible?

Andrea Murdock said...

KYPastor - loved reading your post; however, Kate would have to admit not being addicted to the limelight and we all know that will never happen. She is a star and a diva in her own mind. Until TLC quits feeding her the bull, she will continue to believe it.

HW said...

I would change her denial about her own horrible behavior and how it contributed to the breakdown of her family. I so wish she would acknowledge how horribly she treated Jon and her children, show true remorse, and take responsibility for her own actions.
That would go a long way in making her "clean slate" look genuine.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I'd get rid of the fake boobs, hair, and nails and, instead, give her a soul, heart, and brain transplant.

Without these, Kate Gosselin is hopelessly deluded and obnoxious.

Irene said...

Kate Gosselin needs an Extreme Makeover Attitude Edition.

& I do not know if that would even help but I am trying to answer what the post is asking.

OzNTM said...

Her personality.

Brummygirl said...

In the words of Robbie Burns!!

"Oh would God the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us!!"

Failing that, I would glue her mouth closed!!!

just wondering said...

If we could just find a way to mute her I think half the problem would be solved.

BeDoneNow said...

I would change her complete and total unwaivering sense of self-entitlement. She probably doesnt even know what that means.

Soul-less TLC Sell Out said...

barbp said...

Her soul.

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You can't change what you don't have to begin with!

PS - Along those lines, I would give her some sincere, true, LOVE for her children.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Ky Pastor, a beautifully articulated, wisely constructed plan for Kate. A++++!

Can't See Sheep said...

I'd get rid of her narcissism, it'd help so much.

Cesca said...

I would make her invisible! Ha!

Laurie said...

What would I change about kate? I would have her transfer that unconditional love that she has for herself to her kids. All kids deserve unconditional love from their mom....so sad that she always puts herself first.

Barbara in VA said...

I would roll back time so that Khate couldn't have any children no matter what procedure she tried or how much she wanted to adopt. This woman is not mother material.

Laura T said...

katie Irene referred to herself as the forgetten middle child.
I think she never got over that and seeks out attention.Getting a show just fed and magnified that.
That explains why she liked Jon (given his personality), sought to get pregnant the 2nd time, needs the bodyguards, friend around,,,
Ever realise on the show once the attention was on the kids, she would find something to squeal about , drawing attention to herself.

I wish she would address that.

Rose said...

I would love to see Kate learn how to be kind, genuine, compassionate, generous, and affectionate toward her children without worrying about who's looking. I'd like to think that at some point down the line, she'll realize that she needs to stop putting on a show and start being loving toward her family because IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, not because someone's going to see her and praise her for it.

rural mom said...

I would also change her ability to have children because I don't think a fame addicted narcissist like Kate can be taught how to love, respect, care and protect them.

Jen said...

I'd take her to Oz and ask the wizard to give her a conscience.

MickeyMcKean said...

First I would jerk the high pedestal that Kate is currently standing on out from under her feet.

After Kate hits the ground on her butt ... hard ... so I know that I have her attention, then I would change everything that Readerlady has already said in the first post of this thread.

debbiejo said...

I'd also go to OZ and ask for a heart...true love like the scarecrow had.

Irene said...

I would be glad to step up & follow the yellow brick road with Kate & ask for a BRAIN. Then maybe she might know better than to exploit her children & pander money from others.

Am I dreaming...or are they? said...

I have a dear friend whose husband left her (for another woman, of course) with 6 children to care for. She is mother who secretly returned her own Christmas/birthday gifts to buy her children new shoes, clothing, etc.; as they were raised with hand-me-downs.

Now I'm not suggesting that a mother should not have new or nice things; but this is a rare and sacraficial kind of love ;). She loved God first, then others, and finally herself.

If I could, I would change Kate's priorities.

Karma said...

Her country of residence.

Ladylou said...

To be able to see in herself how we all see her.
To be able to feel what we feel about her.
To realize we know the true person she is and can see right through her.
That she might truly open her eyes to the fact she is just a regular person, no better than anyone else. No talent, no special qualities and certainly no role model to anyone.

Lisa said...

1.Her selfishness- She puts her needs and desires above what's best for her children and did it to her husband, too. Couldn't get up in the mornings, didn't like to drive the kids anywhere, passed the kids off on Jon to deal with constantly, etc....

2. Her sense of entitlement. She feels that she deserves to live a lavish lifestyle and be a celebrity because she gave birth to 8 children. WTH???

get a job said...

I'd love her to support herself and the oversizef brood she had on purose and stop being the parasite that she's been her entire adult life. Those kids have no example of a gainfully employed parent; how weird is that?

anonymouse said...

I guess can do Kate, couldn't do it. Might as well start all over as Clean Slate Kate.

I Second The Motion said...

Tyra said...
Her narcisstic behaviour.
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My sentiment exactly, but I understand it's a personality dysfunction that can be extremely hard to change. So maybe the one thing for change I'd want to see in Kate would be a WILLINGNESS to change (to help herself and everyone around her, i.e. the desire to do the hard work of change).

Callie said...

Would just give Khate a true sense of love,compassion and empathy for all those around her but especially those precious 8 children!

Duckman said...

I'd trade out the Konpound for Alcatraz.

She'll be in the middle of everything, yet nobody will give a crap that she's there. She'll also have plenty of room for exercise (gotta flash those boobies at passing boats).

Momof2 said...

I would change her PR person, and instead give her someone who is going to be brutally honest to her so maybe she'll see the light.

I think her ego is inflated by those that surround her, I really do. If someone tells you something enough times you tend to believe it. Something Kate practices often in her speaking as well.

observer said...

maybe she should just give up the pr team, seek real help on parenting. pr people are not looking out for anyone's best interest but their own, and kate needs parenting skills badly. I don't care if she's 34, she's just plain dense on being a parent. too many meddling people of tlc, and the kids are messed up. no one knows if they're coming or going. all because she wanted to be a star. well she needs to stop, she isn't a star and those kids to me look so dysfunctional. if she really cared, she'd stop. put the brakes on tlc and attend to her family. she has money and if need be downsize like everyone else, she is NOT above anyone.

Gimme Gimme said...

That she never chose to have multiples so that she could be supported by them in the fashion that she longed for, when she is so clearly not mother material.

gorenknows said...

Is this a trick question?

I would make her inaudible and invisible.
Is that two things?
Then inaudible.

Melissa said...

Her woe-is-me attitude.

Minka's tail said...

Her temper. She needs serious anger management.

Smacking the kids? Because of her bad temper.

Screaming at Jon? Because of her temper.

Disowning people? I doubt she calmly sat down and made a list of pros and cons over whether she should stop speaking to her parents, or what the implications would be if Jodie got a salary or not.

Imagine what their lives would be like if she were calm and rational. Kids would eat cupcakes on their birthday. Gum on a bear would be calmly cleaned off. Kids that were sick would lie in bed. Jon would still have his computer job (supposedly, she screamed at him and threatened him if he didn't quit--read it here a few months ago). Kate could start to think about phasing the show out and trying out for a Talk Show for Moms. She might even have gotten the Paula Deen job if everyone didn't despise her.

She ruined everyone's life, and probably soon, her own.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Laura T said, "katie Irene referred to herself as the forgetten middle child."

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K8's complaining about this is in alignment with her constant complaints and whining about EVERYTHING all the time.

My guess was that, even as a child, no one could ever do anything 'right' by her standards and, no matter how doted upon, K8 still felt 'forgotten' and that she was unfairly treated.

I doubt this person has had a joyful or greatful moment in her entire lifetime.

I, too, am a middle child. Of 5. I loved my place in my family because I got to enjoy all the good things from the older 2 while also enjoying fitting in with the younger two.

Kate is (and probably has always been since birth) a malcontend.

I feel sorry for her parents.

ErinKate said...

I would change the fact that I even know who she is.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

get rid of her huge sense of entitlement and get rid of her reign of tyranny

just wondering said...

Can we sew her lips together?

cossysmom said...

If I could ask for one thing for Kate it would be for her to have the capacity to love.

What a sad, empty life she must have--and there are so many people willing to lover her if only she would accept it.

Laura T said...

Ohio Buckeye said... Kate is (and probably has always been since birth) a malcontend."

You explained this very well and I will bet that her posture, teeth and eye didnt help her self esteem too much either.

Ive never heard her say anything positive about her childhood.

The phrase she used "They do it because they love us" sounded more like she reassuring herself.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Laura T said, "I will bet that her posture, teeth and eye didnt help her self esteem too much either.

Ive never heard her say anything positive about her childhood.

The phrase she used "They do it because they love us" sounded more like she reassuring herself."

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Wow, good point about her esteem. What a shame. I thought K8 was a pretty woman b4 she had all the 'work' done and became The Amazing Synthetic Woman.

That last statement sounds reminiscent of what I've heard victims of child abuse say. I'm NOT saying Mr. or Mrs. Kreider were abusive, but something seems very off about Kate and/or her perception of her childhood.

PaMa said...

I'm NOT saying Mr. or Mrs. Kreider were abusive, but something seems very off about Kate and/or her perception of her childhood.

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Maybe what's off with Kate's childhood is that, with her narcisstic personality, she just wasn't the main focus of her parents' attention ... afterall, there were 4(?) other children for them to parent. Anything short of center stage would not have been acceptable to her and resulted in her not being a happy camper.

Ohio Buckeye said...

PaMa said, "Maybe what's off with Kate's childhood is that, with her narcisstic personality, she just wasn't the main focus of her parents' attention ... afterall, there were 4(?) other children for them to parent. Anything short of center stage would not have been acceptable to her and resulted in her not being a happy camper."

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Good point. From K8's constant whining & ongoing criticism of everything and everyone around her, I'm guessing that even if K8 had been an indulged only child, she'd STILL feel she deserved MORE. More attention. More adoration. More material goods.

IF (and that's a big IF) we are to believe anything on J&K+8, I feel very sorry for Mady, who seems to share some of K8's personality traits in that she seems to need alot of attention and seems to enjoy being in charge.

I wish K8 had the wisdom and insight to see that Mady seems the child who works hardest to emulate her mom. Sad that it is Hannah, the one who seems to instinctively know her best bet is to cater and cling to K8, that seems to be the favored child.

Been There said...

I'm NOT saying Mr. or Mrs. Kreider were abusive, but something seems very off about Kate and/or her perception of her childhood.

My narcissist sister has completely deluded herself about her childhood. She is the only one in our family who got private art lessons and private swim coaching and she still wants to paint herself as the deprived child she wasn't.

KyPastor said...

PaMa said...
Maybe what's off with Kate's childhood is that, with her narcisstic personality, she just wasn't the main focus of her parents' attention ... afterall, there were 4(?) other children for them to parent. Anything short of center stage would not have been acceptable to her and resulted in her not being a happy camper.

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Agreed. Even well loved children can feel they are a 5th wheel in their families. Their idea of being loved is to have the majority of attention on themselves, which of course is impossible. If they have to do without something they want, they feel it's like having bread and water denied. It's all or nothing.
You either love me enough to give me everything, or you simply don't love me at all. This crops up in all children at certain ages, but
maturity usually clears it up.

Kate wants the most, the best, the
priciest, the most notable, the
enviable. Nothing less will do.
That in itself seems to be what some admire about her. However, when your happiness and sense of self are based on your wants, then
there is no deep and abiding joy, only hollow victory. Much is never enough because there is no
inner peace. There is always something more to want.

We know what Kate wants. So does she. She will always be seeking to add to her wish list. We also know what Kate needs. She still must learn that and search for it.

katan the stupid said...

If the children's safety could be ensured, then I'd love for Kate to really walk the walk of a single mom. Let her actually shlep the kids to and from school, birthday parties, soccer practice, etc. Go grocery shopping, cook dinner, wash dishes, do laundry, all those things that even moms with a spouse and a housekeeper do. Kate has eight kids and works less than any mom I can think of.

Emily said...

Her smarminess. I got so tired of her exclamations. Her attitudes about what women can or can't do and what she's teaching her kids about gender.

katan the stupid said...

Kate has spoken dismissively of her parents and her childhood, "They tried...". Well, Clean Slate, that's more than your children will say about you when they are older.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Ky Pastor: another beautiful posting. Thank you. I love your kindness, wisdom and insight - thanks for sharing both.

Marie France said...

I'd set her up for a personality transplant. While they are in there, they could throw in a soul or a conscience!!!

LongIslandChick said...

I would change Kate's attitude on life - it's too sad she can't see and appreciate the small things. And that I believe makes her incapable of enjoying life in general. Being a SAHM with 3 young children has really tought me to slow down my pace and find beauty in small things, be it a smile or a giggle from our kids or a beautiful flower we see together when taking a walk.

What I also don't understand about Kate is if she really felt so deprived of love and attention being the middle child of a family with 5 kids, why the heck did she want to have so many kids herself?! She could have stopped at two (Cara & Mady). In her twisted mind this should have been the "better way" to have a family (meaning the less kids in a family, the more attention each individual child can get from the parents...). I am sure she feels everything her parents have done in the past is somehow wrong! JMO

CityGirl said...

I would quickly change Kate's financial status. Just as a friendly reminder of how truly grateful she should be. Can anyone imagine the two plus the 8 trying like the rest of us to get through these especially difficult times? They would be back living with parents or family at best. If not for the show and the selling of the children. She really does need a friendly reminder!!

she is evil said...

Re: Kate's lies. Kate lies about things large and small. I'm broke, my kids don't know what a Dorito is, I only cook organic, I don't have a nanny, all eight kids were sobbing in the van, etc, ad nauseum. Here's what I wonder: what do those kids think when she lies, especially on camera? Particularly when she lies about her motherly devotion? How awful to have your mom lie to make herself look like she actually takes care of you, instead of a paid employee. What is this teaching them? Will they grow up to be liars or to not trust that others speak the truth?

Lydisa said...

I wish Kate would actually (at least try to) change. The first semester I taught, my students filled out an evaluation of my teaching and I was shocked by what they had to say. I immediately went to my boss and asked her to help me fix the problems my students had noted. We talked about the students' comments and what I should do differently. I did my best to fix those problems and I keep working to improve my teaching. While I get a lot fewer negative comments now on my evaluations, I still take those comments seriously.

If Kate chose to, this blog (and others like it) could have helped her as much as student evaluations help me. She could have seen what we thought her biggest mistakes were, started to fix them, and then read the blog some more to find out what problems she still needed to work on.

For example, I wish Kate would say to herself (maybe also say to a pastor/counselor, but not to the cameras and the magazines), "They think Hannah is my favorite. What am I doing that makes the viewers think that? What can I do differently to make sure ALL my kids know I love them equally?"

observer said...

bottom line..there is no new kate. mommie dearest is what she was and is. j&k both with tlc abused an idea, it failed.

Vanessa said...

Katan, You are sooo right! It's true, this mother of EIGHT works (and I mean both in the home and out of the home) less than ALL the moms I know. How can that be possible? Only Khate could have mastered that!

Elainesc5 said...

I've got to go with her soul too....I'd like to see her have one.

Laura T said...

Lydisa...snipped "They think Hannah is my favorite. What am I doing that makes the viewers think that? What can I do differently to make sure ALL my kids know I love them equally?"
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maybe the kids think they are loved equally, but maybe the show is edited to play up the hannah and mommy relationship to create drama. We really would not know.

ps not defending, just looking from all sides

Laura T said...

she is evil said...
Here's what I wonder: what do those kids think when she lies, especially on camera?" snipped
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Im sire they already pick up on it. Cant recall specific detalis but Kate says something and many of their faces have this confused and "HUH?" look on them.

blue said...

CityGirl said...
Can anyone imagine the two plus the 8 trying like the rest of us to get through these especially difficult times?
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Picture this
J and K and 8 living in the old house- could have already been paid off with earnings.
2 vehicles-not brand new anymore but well maintained and paid off.Plus school bus takes kids eveyday.
Jon working full time- helps with his self esteem, direction , purpose
Free/paid baby sitting from Jodi/hired a couple of hrs after school kate at part time job

These two could have been sitting very very comfortable if they had maintained their normal std of living.. what a shame

Anon 3:14 said...

I'd make her live in a Homeless Shelter for 6 months. Maybe more.

Heather Stocks said...

Speaking of abuse, I am surprised Katie Irene hasn't pulled that card out of her bag of tricks. After all, wouldn't that garnish up more attention for herself?

The Kreiders were never abusive to Katie, Katie was never satisfied with her life. Never was, never will be.

Reason: Simply because she does not put who she should first in her life.

Go AWAY Kate! said...

clean slate kate looks horrible. with all her money and plastic surgery her hair looks like my kids barbie doll, after my kid has washed it hair a couple dozen times and taken scissors to it to give it a trim.

and her face looks so haggard. maybe if she ate and fed her kids more beef and "real" food instead of crackers and cheese all the time maybe they'd look healthier. i swear if i saw those kids in public i'd want to give them all a sandwich they look so starved!

kate, with her new hair because its long looks like she lost her chin somewhere. i bet she now has surgery for a chin implant. i was poor but i never begged for a thing in my life. my clothes are from target but at least i can walk with my head held high because i never accepted freebies or asked for a hand-out. kate new show is going to bomb and then she'll finally get off my tv set!

Kate is a horrible mother said...

ugly is as ugly does. now after all that plastic surgery kates going to find out that if your ugly on the inside it shows on the outside. you just can't hide greed and exploiting your kids it takes a toll on your face kate.

Brummygirl said...

Lydisa said:
She could have seen what we thought her biggest mistakes were, started to fix them, and then read the blog some more to find out what problems she still needed to work on.
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Sad to say, she would not acknowledge that she had these problems. She would think it was our problem. I fear there is no hope for Kate, even though I do not like to say it as all people should be redeemable, but she has gone too far to make her way back now. It would take a very big miracle to put Kate together again; that is if she was together in the first place.
Just like Humpty Dumpty contemplating on the wall!!

Ohio Buckeye said...

It is mind boggling that K8 can apparently watch DVD's of the J&K+8 seasons without gasping in regret and embarrassment about her ongoing behavior.

Instead, she seems to believe the DVDs capture for all to see just how loving and hard working a mom she is.

That's truly an amazing disconnect.


I recall her saying more than once something to the effect that when her kids see the DVD's in the future, THEN they'll know what it was like for HER (so hard working and self sacrificing). The woman just may be THE most narcissistic person on the planet. (If not, she's in the top two for sure.)

Sadly, I think the kids' take away is more likely to be some variation of 'no WONDER our dad adiosed,' 'WHY was our mom always so unrelentingly critical to everyone?' 'why did she always assume HERS was the only RIGHT way to do EVERYTHING?' 'why was she always complaining about being 'exhausted' when all she did was sit in her chair while we played?' 'Why did she say things to the camera that were not true?' 'Why wasn't the freebie tummy tuck enough - why did she have to waste $ on the boob job and constant nail and tanning appointments and the tacky wardrobe?' and finally, "WHO IS this woman, our mom????"

If K8 were a smart and emotionally healthy person, she'd be DREADING the day her kids are old enough to fully comprehend and articulate the huge gap between K8's 'reality' and the real world.

Lorrie said...

Is it true Kate is being forced to take anger management classes?

KyPastor said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
It is mind boggling that K8 can apparently watch DVD's of the J&K+8 seasons without gasping in regret and embarrassment about her ongoing behavior.

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Sadly, another alternative is that her children will view these videos, tell themselves that this is the Kate people admired and emulated, and believe this is what you do to gain friends and succeed.
I pray not, and we can hope they do see what was wrong in their household.

I understand that the same sex parent is the most powerful influence on a child. So, if that is true, the girls are being greatly influenced by Kate and the boys by Jon.

Andrea Murdock said...

I agree with you Ohio Buckeye. Kate when watching the DVDs thinks she is a star. She doesn't think about the children so she couldn't possily think she is a perfect mother to those children. She sees the "actress" in herself and not the "realist reality show out there" part of it. This show was never about the Gosselins. This show was always about Kate. She ruled the roost and most of the crew would tell you so if they weren't under a iron clad confidentiality agreement.

Laura T said...

Instead, she seems to believe the DVDs capture for all to see just how loving and hard working a mom she is."
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When the family spent a night at the donated apt ( ot the ronald mc donald house) Maddy throws a fit about oatmeal for breakfast.A very irritated Kate can be heard saying "day after day of that child".

I cant imagine how an older Maddy will react to this.

The Free Lunch Blogger said...

I'd click my heels together and take her over the rainbow... I hear an Oz there is a man who gives out hearts!

Laura T said...

Forgot to add to above post

What about when Mom and Dad are making fun of Maddy's teeth complete with sound effects

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
I recall her saying more than once something to the effect that when her kids see the DVD's in the future, THEN they'll know what it was like for HER (so hard working and self sacrificing). The woman just may be THE most narcissistic person on the planet. (If not, she's in the top two for sure.)
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Delusional loonie springs to mind when I read kate saying this. Sacrifice is nothing more than a word like all the others in the dictionary to this woman. I don't think they're going to see what kate hopes. I think the kids will feel hurt, sadness & shame when they watch some of these DVD's, I think some of them will just bring back bad memories for the kids, but one important thing I hope they can see from watching them is that none of it was their fault. Kids have a tendency to blame themselves for a lot & they grow up with that staying with them. If these DVD's hold anything positive for them I hope it's that they realize none of anything that went on was their fault.

The DVD's will also be handy to have on hand for the kids to show their therapists no matter how old they get. They won't have to explain everything when they can hand the therapist a DVD that can tell them so much. Once the therapist recovers from the horror of what they see they'll be able to better counsel them, because there it is, for all the world to see. They'll also be good in any court cases when the kids are adults & are interested in having the money they worked for.

Can't See Sheep said...

If this has already been posted I apologize

http://glossynews.com/entertainment/celebrity-gossip/201001210559/kate-gosselin-taking-stupid-damn-anger-management-classes/

fidosmommy said...

Can't See Sheep said...
If this has already been posted I apologize

http://glossynews.com/entertainment/celebrity-gossip/201001210559/kate-gosselin-taking-stupid-damn-anger-management-classes/

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I don't buy it. The nanny would not dare talk and a psychiatrist saying anything is just not credible.

Reading news said...

Can't See Sheep said...
If this has already been posted I apologize

http://glossynews.com/entertainment/celebrity-gossip/201001210559/kate-gosselin-taking-stupid-damn-anger-management-classes/
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I am sure this is false. No therapist would risk his career publishing this about Kate or anyone else for that matter.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Can't See Sheep and Ky Pastor: Really enjoyed your comments.

@Ky Pastor: "Sadly, another alternative is that her children will view these videos, tell themselves that this is the Kate people admired and emulated, and believe this is what you do to gain friends and succeed.
I pray not, and we can hope they do see what was wrong in their household.

I understand that the same sex parent is the most powerful influence on a child. So, if that is true, the girls are being greatly influenced by Kate and the boys by Jon."

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Teen years X8 at Casa Kate is going to be challenging to say the least. For all involved. I fear we have not yet heard the last of the Gosselin kids - it won't surprise me at all to see them pop up on shows like "True Hollywood Stories". I would love to be wrong about this, but since the lunatic is running their assylum, their prognosis is guarded at best.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

Can't See Sheep said...
If this has already been posted I apologize

http://glossynews.com/entertainment/celebrity-gossip/201001210559/kate-gosselin-taking-stupid-damn-anger-management-classes/

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Hallelujah! I can't even imagine Kate allowing herself to really do therapy, but with her show-biz future at stake, you never know. I worry a lot about those children and hope their mother can learn to control herself.

I have to say that if I had found my kids playing in the sandbox with a bra, I would have been rolling in the grass laughing! It really is funny.

silimom said...

Can't See Sheep said...
If this has already been posted I apologize

http://glossynews.com/entertainment/celebrity-gossip/201001210559/kate-gosselin-taking-stupid-damn-anger-management-classes/

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Hope springs eternal, but unfortunately this is a satire site. It makes fun at popular events and media. Sorry. Kate's not getting help, folks.

I wish it were true, however.

chick said...

glossynews.com is a satire site. Kate isn't going to anger management therapy, the staff in the orphanage and the county psychiatrists aren't talking (openly), and TLC isn't doing anything about Kate's inner issues, they're just dressing her better, at least for now.

My wish for Kate? That she come join the rest of us in our reality, and have some true clarity about her actions.

sre said...

to write on her with chalk , then use an eraser and wipe out chalk and slate in one fell swoop LOL

dustilies said...

chick said:

glossynews.com is a satire site.

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Yes, absolutely--THE STORY ABOUT ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IS A JOKE (and pretty funny too . . . love the part about the tups playing with her push-up bra as a sandbox toy).

And posters on that site are waiting to see if we Gwoppers get that it is satire or take the bait and have a field day with it

Hippie Chick said...

I would change her to "unknown".

Boo Kate said...

I would change her to a nanny for the day so that she could comb her girls hair.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

dustilies said...
chick said:

Yes, absolutely--THE STORY ABOUT ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IS A JOKE
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How sad. I really would have liked that rumor to be true!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I would change her desire to be in the public eye, the fact that she craves media attention. I don't understand why she doesn't want her kids to live private/normal lives.

Tae_Ki_Girl said...

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

I think that if she did that, it would go a long way with her lack of honesty, empathy, and decency.

my9cats said...

Posters on ROL are taking the anger management satire as (as usual) truth. They are all up in arms that their precious icon of womanhood is being ordered to classes. When it's pointed out it's a spoof they don't believe it and resort to their usual namecalling--haters. Wow. I've never seen such a group of hateful people as on ROL. The hate Gwopers allegedly have doesn't begin to compare to the hate spewed by Kate's fans. Even to the kids. What an topsy turvy world these fools live in. In their myopic eyes and snot-filled brains the only truth is what's on ROL. Now they're after Aunt Jodie/Julie. They want her address. If anyone has communication with J & J please give them a heads up about the ROL gang. They are CRAZY.

mommadiane5 said...

I would like Kate to be responsible for her won actions and choices. Hold herself accountable. Nothing is her fault....yeah, right.

Kate<>Sheeple said...

I would really like for Kate to prove to the SHEEPLE that she ISN'T in love with them as they ARE with her.

completely clean slate said...

One thing to change about Kate: I'd really really like her to disappear from public view. She's worthless to the public, has nothing to offer in terms of example, advice, speaking skills, etc. I just fear for those kids if she is forced to join the real world.

Emily said...

I would make her willing to be a normal mother of eight.

If you look at her life, everything she does MUST be done in the flashiest, most attention-seeking manner possible. I have eight children (blended family) and several of my friends have large families as well.

The average mother of eight does everything for the kids. We plan our work schedules, vacations, and daily routines around what's best for the kids. We get up early to throw laundry in the washer and make a homemade breakfast. It doesn't stop until 11 PM. Perpetually matching outfits for the kids and every changing hairdos are so off the radar. There's no fanfare and no whining--I wanted these kids, every one of them.

How much better would the kids' lives be if Kate could just be normal? They could have two working parents, go to the school around the corner, attend soccer. They wouldn't be 'the Gosselins', they'd be Mady or Joel or whomever.

I get the feeling Kate is really bad at functioning in normal, everyday situations. Even now, they are talking about a show where she does normal jobs. Because Kate doing something everyone else does everyday is ludicrous. Everything is over the top with her, at the children's expense.

she is evil said...

Emily, you have eight, count em, eight kids? Do you think the government and churches should help support you? Do you think a reality show is your only means of supporting yourselves longterm? Do you think your husband is expendable with so many mouths to feed and babies to hug? Do you think your kids deserve life served up to them on a golden platter? Do you belittle the children's dad in front of them and the world? Do you think Double D boobs are necessary to care for all those kids? If not, could you please talk to Kate Gosselin because she seems to think she's the only person to have eight kids and she knows best how to handle it. You sound so great; your attitude is exactly what the world expects from a loving Mom. Maybe that's why so many of us see red whenever Kate opens her veneered yapper.

Can't See Sheep said...

Emily said...
How much better would the kids' lives be if Kate could just be normal? They could have two working parents, go to the school around the corner, attend soccer. They wouldn't be 'the Gosselins', they'd be Mady or Joel or whomever.
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Thank you Emily it's so nice to hear from a real mom of 8. It would be so nice for those kids to have stability at home, I have a feeling the only place they get that is at school. kate seems a little too prone to meltdowns & fits of anger coming from seemingly nowhere, emotional distance, long physical absences from home & she's probably not really completely at home when she is there, if you know what I mean, likely her attention is on the next show or whatever, but not on the kids, life is far too centred on mommy & her whims for them to have a sense of stability at home.

groovymom00 said...

I would give her pointy ears, a tail, and a pitchfork. Then she can't hide behind fake boobs, fake hair, and a fake smile.

gina said...

Jon and Kate plus 8 is as annoying as Octomom
Both families cashing in on kids produced by fertility drugs, born into equally unstable circumstances, both women trying to make a career out of artificial multiple birthing, plastic surgery and sponsorship deals.
Let's face it multiple births like this do not happen naturally, and until they do (unlikely), these silly money grabbing self absorbed people should go out to work like the rest of us and support their kids instead of flaunting their bodies at endless photo shoots keeping them away from the children for long periods of time, writing books, and worse of all depending on the welfare state to pay for them!
These people are as artificial as the drugs they pump into their bodies to create their broods and in time selfishly leaving an even larger carbon footprint behind to destroy the planet!

jibberjabbers said...

Is TLC giving up on Kate Plus 8? TLC moving forward?

TLC is looking for more family of multiples to destroy.

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http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/multiples-casting.html

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Wouldn't it be a slap in the face to Kate if Octomom applied.

Brummygirl said...

jibberjabbers said...
Is TLC giving up on Kate Plus 8? TLC moving forward?

TLC is looking for more family of multiples to destroy.

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http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/multiples-casting.html

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Wouldn't it be a slap in the face to Kate if Octomom applied.
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T.L.C. is disgusting and this is supposed to be a learning channel. The only thing we have learned is that they will stop at nothing in order to get ratings. They are the t.v. pimps!!!

Laura T said...

Tae_Ki_Girl said...
"Treat others as you would like to be treated."
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I wish someone had remidned Kate of this at her visit to St Judes

Im still steamed at how kate treated the young lady was escorting them there.

Bones said...

To, make her into a Caring, Loving, Giving, Forgiving, Un-selfish, Productive member of society. I think that would some it up. Or keep her off TV and out of the Media forever.

Jennifer said...

I would change the fact that Kate is a mother. She does not deserve to be around kids. Those 8 children deserve a real family.

KyPastor said...

I wish Kate had served some time in the Peace Corps, in the military
nurses program or in some kind of
service work before she started having her children. The military teaches respect, honor and duty.
The Peace Corps gives an opportunity for compassion. These
are qualities that serve a person forever and are the foundation for
family life. Coupled with a strong faith that is lived out daily, it is hard to go wrong when
these are at your core.

Christian_N_Daniel_Mommy said...

What are these women trying to prove??
I don't get it. Kate Gosselin thinks that her new hair will give her a new attitude about life? Could she possibly BE anymore self absorbed??
And what is with this Nadya Suleman claiming she's had no plastic surgery and is showing off a "perfect" body??
On the other hand Kate Gosselin practically begged for a hand-out when she showed her belly on television. Who cares? When you have 8 and 14 kids (respectively) who freakin' cares what your belly looks like? I wouldn't! I have 2 kids and yeah sure, I'd love a tummy tuck and to remove the stretch marks that scar up my belly but that is NOT putting my KIDS FIRST!

Why do people even pay any attention to these women?

They are LOSERS!
"Clean Slate Kate" sorry Katie Irene - there is no such thing. You've done so much damage to your family that there is no possibility of a clean slate for you. I hope you are haunted by all of your horrible actions for years and years... and years to come.

All of this begs the question: When will the G kids get their clean slate??

Rose said...

I appreciate your post too, Emily. It's great to hear from another mother of eight on this board - it's just a nice little reminder of what we've known all along...Kate is not the only woman who ever had a large family. I baby-sit for a family of seven all the time. I know of at least two other families in my parish who have 8 to 10 kids. My good friend's mother came from a family of 12.

Who does Kate think she's fooling? I, for one, am disgusted hearing her defend her "movie star" attitude by saying that you don't see a family of 8 every day, and that she needs this show in order to support them. Get over yourself, honey. There are families who are equal to or bigger than yours in size, and they exist everywhere in the world...past, present, and future. These days, especially, with the reality TV world, the concept of supersized families is idealized for many people. "The bigger, the better," they say. There are more and more women who fantasize about having a big 'ol family of their own someday, and the results? Thousands upon thousands of people who have a bunch of kiddos at home.

So what's the difference between them and Kate? Well, for "them", they didn't have anyone knocking on their door offering them a high-paying reality series and freebies on every corner. They didn't make their mark in Hollywood by telling lies, trash-talking their husbands, and taking advantage of the negative attention. But all those other people are certainly a heck of a lot happier than Kate ever will be.

I hope Kate will realize someday (if she hasn't already) that with a little hard work and a heaping dose of humility, she could have raised her family privately and happily, preserved her children's emotional health, and given them a completely normal life. I hope she realizes that whenever she told us that they could never be normal because "you just don't see twins and sextuplets every day", the world laughed just a little bit harder every time.

Anno said...

I'd wish she was kinder and empathetic - kind to her children, her (ex)husband, her extended family (and Jon's extended family) and anyone with whom she comes into contact. She's a bully and cruel and doesn't care how she treats others. If she did and tried treat others well, she'd be a much better person.

Gina said...

I can't really understand why the shows have been commisioned for as long as they have!
I'm from the UK and whilst bedridden throughout my pregnancy, through sheer boredom) I had the pleasure of watching Jon and Kate plus 8 on Discovery Home and Health.
From the outset I could not believe how 'wooden' kate was to her husband and her kids.
Look at their body language on the obligitory 'couch chat' in every episode...yawn...bodies turned away from each other!
In the earlier episodes it was slightly more bearable to watch but as the seasons have gone by, its more about'Kate' than the 'plus 8'.
I cannot imagine how someone who choses to have 8 kids (or 2 sets of multiples as she keeps banging on about....sooo what!) can make her famous.
How can anyone regard her as a celebrity! she had some kind of IVF which resulted in all these kids! That is no natural phenomenon!
Book signings? Has the world gone mad?
The plastic surgery, her false tan and perfect nails! Those are not the nails of a hardworking mother, but of a lazy wannabe.
Have you read her blog, it's nothing but self absorbed nonsense, and did you notice how she was glued to her mobile (cell) phone during the last season? Almost obsessivley i'd say! (probably waiting for news of her latest plastic surgery freebie)
Anyway, I just thought I would make a few observations!
There doesn't seem to be anything nice about Kate, she fits into a criteria of a type of person that never fails to amaze me...the sort that is attention seeking, immune from feeling and desperate to be someone she is not.
As for Jon, I know nothing more or less about the man than I did when the season started!
...enjoy it while it lasts Kate as I am sure another, larger IVF 'Miricle' will avert the worlds attention!
Although on a positive note 18 kids and counting is rather charming!

Azza said...

I would give her some humility so she'd wouldn't have had the fit about the beds that lead to her not talking to her parents or kept having sex after her doctors told her not to at her clomid appointments which lead to having 6 babies at once.

JFaye said...

I would have Kate discover that the children were conceived with someone else's eggs and that they are Jon's but not hers.