Sunday, July 11, Work Day & Child's Play

Current info is from MSN:

With summer here, the kids are ready to play while Kate has plans for much-needed home maintenance.

30 minutes, 9:30 PM

110 comments:

Scraping The Barrel said...

Oh yeah. Because we've seen K8 do SO MUCH 'home maintenance' all along.

And she was just so very polite and interested when getting her freebie solar panels installed.

anotherthing... said...

In the phrasse "much needed home maintenance", is 'home maintenance' code for therapy? An intervention? Reality check?

Because if 'home maintenance' is just home maintenance, this hot mess is just got worse.

PS... I bet those kids ARE ready to play. No telling when theyll be able to, though. Sad.

Lorrie said...

Much needed home maintenance? Oh, so that's why Kate's been whining about no room for food as of late. She's setting the scene for building that unnecessary pantry, and filling it with freebie Whole Foods crap.

Angel1 said...

Maybe the 'home maintenance' thing is her putting the screen on a window again. As I recall, that was quite an accomplishment for her.

GiGi said...

Must be the new walk-in pantry installation. The one she HAD to have and couldn't live without.

Kate's idea of home maintenance is filming the lastest freebie being installed while she barks orders and pretends to be appreciative for 30 seconds.

I wish someone would ask her what charitable contributions she's made this year. She is such a disgusting human being. All take and no give. I like how she considered that scooter that was GIVEN TO HER and then she turned around and gave it away ...she considered that a charitable contribution. It was no skin off her back, and she probably didn't even want it junking up her garage.

couch potato said...

Naw, she is just going to put the instruction manuals in a binder. It's something I've done for 30 years. Put the instructions to the hot water heater, kitchen appliances, sprinkler systems, brand and color of paint I've used to touch things up. And I keep the business cards of repair people or installers in there.

Kate is such an organizer! OMG.
She's showing how she can get by without a man.

Corrin, are you there? Cause most military wives are gonna think she's bonkers, cause they hold down the fort all the time while the guys are deployed.

Kate thinks she is so tough, and she really has no clue. Not too many military wives go around whining like she does.

TLC -- The learning channel! There's not much I want to learn from Kate!

She'll probably just change a few light bulbs or something.

How many Gosselins does it take to unscrew a light bulb?

We will find out on July 11!

Eagle eyes said...

To TLC and Kate: So what?

jasmine said...

Maybe Kate cut down her own trees and built a new pantry and used the leftover lumber to make paper plates.

NT said...

So that's why she got the new pantry. Cos TLC was paying for it. We all know that Kate doesn't pay for anything with her own money.

fidosmommy said...

My understanding of the pantry is that it is a piece of furniture she put into the dining area right off the kitchen - where they all eat in their high chairs - rather than any kind of a kitchen remodel.

Those of you who watch will have to fill me in on the real story.

Tami said...

They are really trying to emphasize that SHE works (she doesn't) and they just play (they don't!) Ridiculous.

fidosmommy said...

Ah Ha. I just had a thought.
Remember the Amish guy on the back of the flatbed in that one picture?
I thought he was there to bring chicken feed for the new flock.
But another possibility is that he was there to build that piece of furniture in their "eatin' room"
from scratch.

Cry Me A River said...

NT said...
So that's why she got the new pantry. Cos TLC was paying for it. We all know that Kate doesn't pay for anything with her own money.

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Except Steve's matchy-matchy outfits that is, now we know where all the color coordinated outfits come from. Frock's a sugarmama - who knew.

Cry Me A River said...

I can't imagine what a walk-in piece of furniture might look like. That would be worth watching, but won't be able to bear it. I tried last time--if they would keep her off the frickin couch I could. But she would rather die than give up that one on one time with the camera.

I will never forget how she lit up when the camera clicked back on for the first time. Where is the remote -quick - hurry, I'm gonna be sick. My son diving for the remote - it was hilarious. I had to watch the show with the remote glued to my hand just to get a glimpse of the kids to see how they were doing. I soon found out - not so good. That was the end of that.

I hope they have her driving some nails out in the chicken pen. Hammer and nails - that is home maintenance in my house. Oh the horror if she should miss one (insert smiley face).

Lucy said...

How many Gosselins does it take to unscrew a light bulb?
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Just Khate! She holds the lightbulb and the world revolves around her.

Hippie Chick said...

The only maintenance Khate needs to do is on her inner self. She strives so hard for material things, what about her INNER self? Jeez, Kate, money cannot buy happiness. Look at yourself. You look worn out, dragged down and weathered. Try working on your inner maintenance for a change, then maybe some people will actually be happier who have to be around you, like YOUR KIDS. It's not all about the "stuff" you can accumulate. It's about the people around you that love you, and how much you can love yourself.
That's my Hippie Chick lesson of the day. :)

Mary said...

Hi

I have a perfect boy friend for Katie Mel Gibson.. I am throwing up here all the a** kissing to Kate.. Ohh God this is the worse I can't believe this.

waiting for lightening to strike or Kate's nose to grow
Mary

couch potato said...

Lucy,

LMAO -- Good one!

Monster Mommy said...

@ Hippie Chick...

Yes. A lesson I learned, long ago... Thanks to a mother and father that told us, what was important in life. I have often questioned the Kreider parents- but then I think of Kevin, and realize they can't be 100 percent at fault. Kate is an adult, and responsible for her choices, and the damage she has done to her kids.

(I'm a hippie chick too... only my fashion sense can't compare!)

Ohio Buckeye said...

Wait. The same woman who, last year, seemed to think she deserved a Congressional Medal of Honor for changing a household screen, is going to now do actual home maintenance?????

And the woman who disallows her children to walk barefoot on hotel carpeting is now welcoming a coopful of chickens?

Is TLC going for comedy now or what?

Ella Beanie said...

argh, I've been watching TLC on and off all day and the previews for this episode are so annoying. if she shrieks one more time from touching a window screen, I might scream myself.

Here's a note, K8: pretending to "maintain" your home when it's obvious that TLC is paying muscle men to do it for you.... you're not fooling anyone.

Swissmiss said...

Lord have mercy, how many times is TLC going to run that same promo for the 'home maintenance' show? What a farce.

More Kate shrieking while others do the work. I still haven't forgotten how unforgiveably rude she was when Steve Thomas arrived with a crew to install $10,000 worth of energy items. If I had been Steve, I would have picked up my tools, taken my crew, and walked off the job.

I've already decided I will tape the next show and watch only the children, fast-forwarding through anything with Kate only.

Her shriking drives me up the wall. You would think she was being murdered or something.

Hippie Chick said...

@ Monster Mommy, I have thought that also, about Kate's parents, and how they have raised her, and about her brother. It IS her choices, and her's alone. And it is so sad that she puts her outer needs above all else, and teaches this to her kids. Inner beauty is so much more important than outer, a lesson Kate must have missed.

*It is nice to know there are other Hippie chicks out there! Peace & love & harmony to you and yours... :)

maynardsmom said...

If I lived in the big house with helpers and had the money I would pay someone to do the maintenance. Way too fake even for this show. The promos are just plain gross. Kate is pitiful trying to be a star because she had kids. That was a few years and a husband ago. She has no talent. She will soon vanish from our tv sets with any luck. All we can do is hope the kids have protection. I notice how the Jackson kids are slowly being turned into money machines to support that clan. One of these days a Gosselin kid may say hey mom I'm tired of supporting you wheres my money.

couch potato said...

saw the promo

My daughter wants to know what kind of idiot gets up on the roof in a mini-skirt?

Looks the home maintenance is power washing the house and screens.

I just hire the college students on summer break for my power washing needs. It's pretty much a no-brainer.

Well, except for people who haven't got a brain, that is.

Joyce Ann said...

@ Lucy... that was too funny! I loved it!
As with most of the rest of you, it seems to me that Kate thinks this show is about her. She hogs air time and has some distorted view that shrieking makes it all that much better. I don't even watch for the kids anymore. It helps that they are growing up.

I wish Jon would stop getting tats... said...

@Swissmiss:

More Kate shrieking while others do the work. I still haven't forgotten how unforgiveably rude she was when Steve Thomas arrived with a crew to install $10,000 worth of energy items. If I had been Steve, I would have picked up my tools, taken my crew, and walked off the job.

ITA! i couldn't believe it either! but when Steve mentioned the TAX CREDITS SHE WOULD RECIEVE, her EYEBALLS GOT REALLY BIG|! i can't believe she had the nads to ask that man at the toyota dealership to GIVE HER THE 65K SUV for FREE! she is crazy! if i was the man i would of said, ms. gosselin, i can't SELL you that vehicle today, i am sorry, but i am going to have to ask you to leave. boy that would of set her off. i wished he would of had a voice activated tape recorder on her and download it on youtube. hahahaha

nailsonachalkboard said...

While watching Table of 12 last night, my husband LITERALLY kept his finger on the remote button to quickly change the channel during commericals to avoid hearing Kate's 'chicken' impression and screaming! Due to TLC's need to repeatedly run the 'nails on a chalk board' promo for the upcoming Kate + 8 episode, we opted to NOT watch the last 20 minutes of Table of 12 and watched the Detroit Tigers take the game win instead!

winsomeone said...

Who but Kate would have a power washer wand in her hand and say "I don't want to get wet?"

savetlc said...

Hey TLC,are there and listening,you still have time to save the Gosselin money train and redeem yourselves.It could be an even bigger hit the J&Kplus8 in it's heyday.The show was at its best when it showed the actual day to day lives of the family.Getting kids to school,doing laundry,getting nap time babysitting to marathon it to the grocery store.Having one parent distract while one cooked.NOT staged phony stuff like day trips to farms,crooked houses,swimming with dolphins or shopping in China Town.Kate if you want to be liked show us what your real day to day life is like with the kids.How hard it is to get 8 kids up at to bus stop on time.Forgotten backpacks,and fights to brush teeth.And TLC stop the Jon bashing,be nice, work it out do a few Jon plus 8 specials, show what a great parent he was in the past, show what a great Dad he still can be. Document the difficulties of a single Dad who went from everyday access to limited access with his children.Show you forgive him for his brief wild faze after his parole from Kate.If you film this the money will come.

Cry Me a River said...

In the book it talked about them being upset that they got a 1099 tax form from someone that gave them what they thought was a freebie. They were hoping that no one else did that. I say they because they had the most access to Jon but he spoke for both of them then I am sure. Maybe all that debt is with the IRS.

wpa said...

I haven't seen the promos - what is TLC thinking? ...She doesn't want to get wet while power washing? ...She is on the roof in a mini-skirt? Does she have her high heels on also?

Jon always did the maintenance work - who will believe she is actually maintaining anything in that house (with all the help she has)?

I'll be watching the Food Network at that time.

Oh - someone criticized Kate for not allowing her kids to walk barefoot on a hotel carpet - I agree, and I also wouldn't lay on the bedspread.

readerlady said...

@wpa

I don't think people are criticizing Kate for not allowing her kids to walk barefoot on a hotel room carpet, as much as they are pointing out the hypocrisy of that in light of her allowing them to walk barefoot in the chicken poop and her going barefoot on the sidewalks in NYC. I wouldn't walk barefoot on a hotel room carpet either (although I do walk around in my sock feet on hotel room carpets). That's what they make house slippers, flip flops or slip-ons for. She made such a big deal about how gross hotel rooms are, but thinks nothing of walking barefoot where people and animals spit, urinate, defecate, and God knows what else. It's silly and potentially dangerous. Especially running around in a chicken coop barefoot. She apparently never learned in her nursing classes that chicken droppings can be a source for salmonella, campylobacter and histoplasmosis.

IDModo said...

CryMeARiver- I've often believed that Kates legal expenses were monies owed to her tax lawyer and tax accountants. With all her sources of income, she would need the best tax lawyers in PA!

Poor Kidz said...

Kate was so mean, evil & impatient with her children on this show, it's all about her of course, her comfort, her wishes, etc....they really are all going to have self-esteem issues!

boo said...

The irony of the bloody, hen-pecked rooster is that roosters are trouble? Is there a soul watching who didn't see a different irony there? Like if the hen pecks and pecks the rooster until it's bloodied and helpless, it has to leave the coop to survive?

By the way, when's the last time anyone heard a "peep" about Twist of Kate?

maynardsmom said...

Didn't watch. More of same. Didn't click radar either. It is time for this to go away. I assume one of the kids will report any abuse at school. How something that started out so sweet has turned into this disgusting mess.

Jane in CA said...

readerlady said:
don't think people are criticizing Kate for not allowing her kids to walk barefoot on a hotel room carpet, as much as they are pointing out the hypocrisy of that in light of her allowing them to walk barefoot in the chicken poop and her going barefoot on the sidewalks in NYC.
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Yes, that moment was just another example of Kate controlling others just because it feels good to her. There was no valid reason that the children could not take their shoes off and walk around in the hotel room in their socks. But Kate likes to exert control at will, just because. On that same trip, didn't she step out of the car at a gas station in her bare feet? And when called on it by producer Jen, it was shrugged off.

It's no wonder Jen did last long, since she dared question the Queen. Everyone knows that the Queen's subjects (children) serve at her will and pleasure. A queen does not need to make sense, as a queen is always right. Silly peons!

All joking aside, you have to be twisted inside to take pleasure in making your children keep their shoes on after a long day driving, just to suit your whim of the moment.

couch potato said...

Hi savetic,

I think that Kate is past all point of honesty. The show would be the nanny getting the school kids up and off to school. The nanny would be responsible for forgotten backpacks. What would be ideal if you had something like the Brady bunch, with Alice taking care of the kids, and the Bradys trying to raise the children by listening to their children, and trying to guide them.

Naw, TLC needs to drop Kate like a hot potato. Nobody can relate except to poke fun at Kate and her stupidity.

I just watched the rerun on You Tube where Whoopi tells Kate she's an idiot for going over the house when it is Jon's custody day, not Kate's. I love laughing at Kate on You Tube.

Mary said...

saw a clip of katie with hose. she shuts it off but goes to end and the hose is still running water. She starts screaming for help and screams some more the camera pans back and you see one of the boys turning the water on. I almost fell out of my chair. she never sees him.

Tthen she yells she wants be out of there. and almost says she hates being with the kids. But kids know she does not want to be with them.


Mary

ami said...

I wouldn't lay on a bedspread in a hotel either. Those things are never washed.

MommaS said...

Kate says: Am I grumpy? Yes. You would be too if you had to run 26 acres alone.” Blah, blah, blah, then some more complaining about the kids.
Camera pans to the fence and one of the little girls is hiding behind it, listening to Kate complain & she has the most saddest, defeated look on her little face...so much emotion on her face in that one shot. I have a feeling the camera man knew exactly what he was doing when he zoomed in on the little one.

Kate's an idiot said...

What a hateful bitch she is. She wanted those frickin chickens yet loses it because the hose doesn't work perfectly when she's trying to fill the birds' water jug. Got an honest glimpse of her nasty temper and disdain for the kids she forced Jon to have with her. Now that jon is no longer around to take her crap, the kids are being tortured. It's horrible to watch those kids jump thru hoops to try to make her happy, or at least non-violent, all to no avail. She actually tells Collin to go away, bye bye and then tells him she has to pee and slams the door in his face. All he wanted to know is if he could drive his toddler car over the hose. All she had to do was listen and say yes or no. That poor kid is so wound up trying not to anger the beast. And if she really is working out as much as she says, it's quite sad....still built like a man with back fat and a large wide ass. That is her karma; she wants so much to be beautiful and sexy and it will never happen. If only she worked on something worthwhile, like her subpar parenting skills. Those poor kids have the meanest mother and now all of their classmates know it.

Oilcojackie said...

Oh, I couldn't agree with you more about the scene with Collin and his little car. You could tell he was terrified to take the word of the other kids and drive across the water hose. He knew if he made a mistake there would be hell to pay!!! It was very sad to see how anxious he was to find Kate and to get her to LISTEN to him so he could "do it correctly." I'll give him credit, he did not give up. He searched and searched for her while she practically ran from him but he was NOT going to drive over that water hose until he knew for sure that he had permission and she wasn't going to freak out. Sad, Sad, So Sad!

You were being ironic, right? said...

savetlc said...

Kate if you want to be liked show us what your real day to day life is like with the kids.


Kate would alienate the only viewers who still like her, if they ever showed truthfully what her day to day life is really like, because it's only 'with the kids' if and when the camera is rolling. Otherwise she's off either pampering herself or promoting herself while paid help raises the kids.

Angel 1 said...

Went to YouTube and tried to watch the chicken coop epi. Good Lord. Kate really is full of herself even more than usual. And one of the comments that someone left was that Kate is articulate and smart. My God, what delusional people there are out there. How in the hell is she either one?

house said...

I saw most of this episode on youtube.

I dont think the kids should have been allowed to play next to pressure hose machine.
It's purpose was to heat and add lots of pressure to the water.

I felt really bad for Collin and i could feel his frustration. He was trying to be a good boy, following the rules and was brushed aside.

I hope Collin's personality, his eagerness to please is not taken advantage of as he gets older.

house said...

Blah, blah, blah, then some more complaining about the kids.
Camera pans to the fence and one of the little girls is hiding behind it, listening to Kate complain & she has the most saddest, defeated look on her little face...so much emotion on her face in that one shot. I have a feeling the camera man knew exactly what he was doing when he zoomed in on the little one."
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This reminds me of the scene in the airport on the way to dolphin cove. Kate carries on about what the kids would whine about and one younger girls looks at her puzzled and says "what are you telling?"

It must hurt when she complains to complete strangers (who come to do work on the house) how tired she is dealing with you.

clue said...

ami said...
I wouldn't lay on a bedspread in a hotel either. Those things are never washed.

Yup, i know someone in the hotel industry and that is very true. Most hotels are getting rid of them altogether.

The next germy item in a hotel room is the remote for the tv...

AJW'sMom said...

I have a 3 year old daughter who, like most 3 year olds, misbehaves at times. When she is six, I'm sure it will still happen... but I would much rather have her misbehave once in awhile and be a "normal" kid rather than be so afraid to make a mistake around me like the Gosselin kids fear kate. Making a child fear you that much has to be a form of child abuse!! But no... Khate thinks of it as a form of accomplishment. In her eyes, when her kids "obey" her she wins. Who even uses the work "obey" these days??? Its so demeaning, in my oppinion. But at the Gosselin house, whomever doesn't "obey" queeny khate has to clean the poop from the coop!!

She can no longer boss Jon around and belittle him, so now her poor kids are taking the brunt of her craziness.

It melts my heart when I see the sad expressions on their little faces.

IDModo said...

AJW's Mom: My daughter, who is married to an Evangelical Pastor, uses the word "obey". I think it's part of the background that Kate was raised in.
However, that's the only way in which my beautiful, competent and loving daughter is like Kate Gosselin!

KyPastor said...

In her eyes, when her kids "obey" her she wins. Who even uses the work "obey" these days???

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It's very Biblical. The Book of Ephesians speaks of the family unit, and part of it is 'children, it is your Christian duty to obey your parents' (TEV).

The problem with this, as I see it, is that parents utilize this verse (and some in Proverbs) in a way they were never intended. These verses were intended to make children into disciples (followers of a moral, decent way who make the choice for themselves) rather than to be yes-children to their parents. The lessons of personal growth, making good decisions and such things are lost when all a child has done is obey the parents.

I obeyed my parents because the
ramifications of not doing so were ugly. I grew up not knowing a thing about how to make my own choices, how to make mature decisions. It was not an easy road, but at least it was peaceful at home when I was growing up.

kidsfirst! said...

With regard to the incident with Collin and his little car, it sounds like a case of learned helplessness. I did not watch the show, but when a child is scared to make a move for fear of consequences that is sad.
From the Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence:
"Learned helplessness in humans can begin very early in life if infants see no correlation between actions and their outcome. Institutionalized infants, as well as those suffering from maternal deprivation or inadequate mothering, are especially at risk for learned helplessness due to the lack of adult responses to their actions. It is also possible for mothers who feel helpless to pass this quality on to their children. Learned helplessness in children, as in adults, can lead to anxiety or depression, and it can be especially damaging very early in life, for the sense of mastery over one's environment is an important foundation for future emotional development. Learned helplessness can also hamper education: a child who fails repeatedly in school will eventually stop trying, convinced that there is nothing he or she can do to succeed."

Karen said...

I read a while back that Kate is on antidepressants and sleeping pills.

If this is true, my question is why is she still being so mean?

If she's not on them, perhaps she needs to consider them to calm her irritability. If she is on them, and still feels so ready to explode over something as minor as a beat up hose, she may want to consider going back to her doctor.

She has obviously never been through anything traumatic in her life, because if she had, a kinked hose wouldn't even be a blip on her radar. Instead, it was a major meltdown catastrophe.

I'm convinced Kate wakes up every single morning with a chip on her shoulder and chooses to be in a pissy mood before her feet even hit the floor.

Jane in CA said...

KYPastor - that was a very insightful post about the biblical term "obey" and how it can be misused or misunderstood.

Although initially, Kate and Jon made an effort to appeal to the conservative religious viewing population, it is clear to me that both of them were only play-acting for the camera. The only time I heard Kate discuss God with any of the children was one time, when she told Collin that his getting hurt was punishment from God for not listening. Not only does that poor child already know that he'll get no love from his mother, she instills a belief in him that the only time God intervenes in his life, it's to punish him for being "bad".

another chester county mom said...

Kate reads like a 3rd grader. And she was really rude to the water guy. I'm still watching (on youtube) but had to come say that.

K8STFU said...

Ky Pastor:

Thank you for always providing such thoughtful posts. I have learned a lot from you as well as other posters.

Do you mind if I use your previous post for my sermon of the week ? I missed last Sunday's and my mom is not too happy with me =)

K8theGenius? said...

Went to YouTube and tried to watch the chicken coop epi. Good Lord. Kate really is full of herself even more than usual. And one of the comments that someone left was that Kate is articulate and smart. My God, what delusional people there are out there. How in the hell is she either one?

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Is K8G smart or articulate? I guess the answer is another question: compared to WHAT???

If you are as dumb as the proverbial bagful of hammers, then I guess one lone hammer all by itself, might look pretty smart to you.

NT said...

Just read an article on themorningcall.com that Kate is planning to write another book. This one will be a guide for single women with kids on how to handle everything on your own!!!!! Are you kidding me??!! When is she ever doing anything on her own? This women has got to be stopped. Hopefully no one will be interested in publishing her "book".

Grumpy Acres said...

"Kate says: Am I grumpy? Yes. You would be too if you had to run 26 acres alone.”

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Ok, WHICH of you out there held the gun to K8G's head and FORCED her to buy that big @** place with the 26 acres????!!

Oh, wait.....that was all K8G's idea........ (even though she already knew the divorce was impending though kept secret at that time).

Elvira said...

Isn't it amazing how all the things that Kate whines and complains about can be traced to a decision made by . . . Kate!

Arthur Author said...

"Just read an article on themorningcall.com that Kate is planning to write another book."

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"Love is in the Mix": cancelled

"I Just Want You to Know": embarrassingly low sales.

I'm thinking her authoring days are Oh So Over.

IDModo said...

Thanks for the Biblical reference, Ky Pastor.My daughter uses "obey" in the sense of "Please do what I am asking" and the consequences are natural consequences, not ugly ones.
But I can see how easily this word could be used as a bullying tactic in the mouth of a punitive parent!

HBailey said...

Kate appears to be distancing herself even more from her children, which is absolutely consistent with a narcissistic mother. As her children grow older, she will continue to distance hereself even more. Once the children are old enough to become a 'burden' to the narcissistic mother, the mother's view of her children changes drastically. As they get older and lose their "cuteness", they will become tools for the narcissist to get them what they want. She does not see people as human beings - only as tools/objects to fulfill her needs. He children are no exception.

Narcissists like Kate do not have the capacity to love others or have empathy for others like normal people do. They simply do not see humans - other than themselves - as having needs, wants, desires, FEELINGS! It's just not possible for them.

I predict the majority of Kate's children will have very little to do with her when they are older. Kate will of course express complete and udder shock and disbelief and claim to have NO idea why. She will likely say something like "I worked and worked and worked to give my children EVERYTHING and this is how they repay me." Mark it down.....this WILL happen.

I think everyone believes Mady will be the first whistle blower - and maybe she will be, but I think Cara is the "sleeping giant" and will one day blow the lid off this charade with a tell all book and subsequent interviews.

I believe narcisisstic mothers to be dangerous not only emotionally, but physcially as well. I have no doubt Kate abuses her children in both arenas (we've seen the pictures of her spanking Leah, but I would bet big money that worse goes on when cameras are not snapping away). Don't get me wrong - I think parents should choose their own form of discipline for their children, and spankings are certainly an option, but when it's at the hands of a narcissist is when it will go beyond your garden variety spanking.

I am so thankful these kids have Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin and Beth Carson. They may not be a part of their lives now, but one day they will be able to reach out to them and assure the children that they are NOT crazy and that their mother is the one who is. This is so important to have this affirmation from someone on the outside when you are untangling yourself from a narcissist because they are masters at trying to make you look like the "bad guy" and the crazy one. These kids will need these adults in their future to be able to affirm their feelings.

It's all very tragic and sad. I quit watching anything with her on it a long time ago because I could not be a witness to abuse any longer.

Linda said...

Arthur Author said...
"Just read an article on themorningcall.com that Kate is planning to write another book."

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"Love is in the Mix": cancelled




It says in the back pages of her last book that "Love Is in the Mix" is still set for release in 2011.

Betty Boop said...

If they are going to release a book called Love Is In the Mix then they must be rewriting and reprinting it. The first printing was dumped overseas.

Cry Me a River said...

Why bother to print another Khate book. It will not do well. She has got to be the worst cook in all the world. Her food always looks like glop. I actually got nauseated at that oatmaeal glob she plopped in a bowl with no toast, no jelly, no butter. Just glop. Oh and they are still getting half banana rations. Those poor kids. She doesn't have enough practice.

Anonymous said...

Betty Boop said...
If they are going to release a book called Love Is In the Mix then they must be rewriting and reprinting it.

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Yes indeedy! It will be chock full of egg recipes! She was working on that cookbook the day she served the kids a EGGcentric
lunch. That's what she wants the chickens for, thousands of trials of deviled eggs, custard and egg salad. Who knows, pickled eggs might be on the menu next week.

;-)

potential star said...

Hi, I would just like TLC to know that I will be power washing my deck tomorrow. Just letting you know in case you would be interested in filming the proceedure. I could do a bit of screaming for you, shake my hair and then get really excited when it is all nice and clean. Sound worthy of a series? Just let me know, I also vacume, cook meals, put garbage out, pick up dog poo. The list is endless and oh so exciting. I'm open to a nice big cheque for tasks I do for free now.

Tami said...

Just read an article on themorningcall.com that Kate is planning to write another book. This one will be a guide for single women with kids on how to handle everything on your own!!!!! Are you kidding me??!! When is she ever doing anything on her own? This women has got to be stopped. Hopefully no one will be interested in publishing her "book".

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I think it was crystal clear when she was showing everyone her "great idea" for a manual (that she herself will not write) for household repairs, that she was promoting her next book idea. Just as her fake cooking was promoting her next book, so was this. It is not the least bit original and it is obvious she does not have a shred of credibility to teach anyone a thing, but they will crank it out anyway. :::sigh:::

CityGirl said...

I watched. Wished I hadn't.
Those scenes with Collin were heartbreaking! That poor child was so afraid to ask "mommy" a single question that he ended up asking alexis, aiden, and one of the camera guys before finally walking into the fire to ask "mom" anyway. She still wouldn't listen! I wanted to cry.

What if he were coming to tell her one of the kids had been seriously hurt? or needed emergency CPR? or anything. A cracker? Gosh!

This makes me want to go and hang out in the Target shopping center and wait patiently for the witch.

I would love to witness or be part of Kate being reduced to REAL tears. Ignore any and all questions from her. Then laugh myself to death when she reaches her lowest point! Right in her face. I feel so bad for those children!

I don't care how much money she ends up with. Those kids will hate her. I'm not even wishing this, I just know it to be the truth. She should start stitching a quilt out of those dollars to keep her warm. I have a feeling thats all she'll have. I can see the hurt in those children's faces caused by that insane mom of theirs.

Vanessa said...

What I don't get about all these so called "books" is that if someone is penning "advice", or "recipes", or "letters to loved ones" telling them of their value etc., do you NOT think the author would ENJOY these things????
She has always complained about cooking, has no passion for it, has no creativity in cooking, she makes it seem like torture...She HATES doing menial tasks, for the simplest things, she thinks she deserves an award, For God's sake she never filled up her gas tank! And the letters to her kids...well let's just say there's nothing she really "likes" about them, let alone "knows" about them.

Rosie said...

Two very disturbing things that Kate said when it slipped out, and she later tried to explain it away.
Speak about Freudian Slip.

1- "A one bedroom apt. sounds good about now." (or something similar)
2- "I NEED to get outta here."
(when the kids were filling the water bin for the chickens, and she
freaked out.)
It all shows that her mind is on leaving on her OWN and not Mothering her children. She's got hot feet and has the "travel and celebrity bug" (obsession) and only sees HERSELF in the big picture.
Plus, I am an RN for 30 years now, and watching her and listening to her tells me that she truly has mental issues. Something is very remiss with her. Not just flaky,
or an air head, but serious mental problems.

shelly said...

Did anyone notice when Kate was bitching about the hose the camera showed one of the little girls just outside the fence listening to her and then gave a look and kinda shook her head like she hates her mother when she gets like that? I think they ALL get scared when she gets like that,,,I mean really..The way Maddy had to say "thank you Mom for making us this meal" Good Lord!! It was ONLY eggs! Those kids are getting older and can understand now..Kinda reminded me of watching the movie "Mommy Dearest.

epitomeofhyperbole said...

Tami said...
Just read an article on themorningcall.com that Kate is planning to write another book. This one will be a guide for single women with kids on how to handle everything on your own!!!!! Are you kidding me??!! When is she ever doing anything on her own? This women has got to be stopped. Hopefully no one will be interested in publishing her "book".


People dont typically choose to 'handle things on their own'but rather embrace a support system whether it be family members, friends, church community, some form of 'family plan' where children are delegated responsibilities and chores etc. Additionally, why would a 'single' mom with kids who is ALREADY burdened by the every day responsibilities and obligations of work and raising a family feel as if they NEED to do every thing on their own? The book store shelves are full of reference and instructional manuals, not to mention, the conveniences of the internet, ie Google search. IMO, Kate has no authority on 'teaching' single moms anything considering the number of individuals on her 'service help' payroll is more than the number of individuals employed by some small businesses.

bonehead said...

Well, I have to tell you guys that I was reading some of the comments about K8, Chicken Coop, thing and it looks as if some of her sheeples are defecting. Some wrote how they use to watch and support her, now they can't stand her. Isn't this great news, the Sheeples are awaking to the reality of what Kate has become. Bout time.

WonderButton said...

A manual for household repairs written by Kate, intended for single women?????

Now I've heard it all. As a single woman (I'm married now), I did it all firsthand, and can tell you Kate is NOT EQUIPPED. DH calls me Wonder Button for a reason - I've done light electrical, carpentry, painting, papering, spackling, plumbing, tile, hardwood floor installation, appliance repair......Also restored a little sports car (yes, including the engine, carbs, interior, etc.). I do all regular maintenance on my daily drive. Made several prom dresses, my wedding dress, knit, crochet, cook, play paino, organ and sing at church - oh, and BTW - am a published author of over a dozen biochemistry research papers and have just been approached to author sections of a biology text.

You know what? My life is so much more interesting than Kate's. I am exceedingly grateful to my parents who taught me these skills, and my heart goes out to these "essential orphans".

PS - I was raised by a single father as my mom passed when I was 8. Still miss her, but being raised solely by my dad didn't negatively impact me. I'm still hoping Jon gets sole custody.

Vanessa said...

It's not like she's had this drudgery of a life since she became a mother! She's HAD and makes sure to GET A LOT (too much) "me" time. There is NO reason for her to feel like "I have to get out of here!" The years she's spent as a mother, (well after the tups and ever since the show) she's spent like the over-privledged mothers on the "real housewives". At least they're up front with their lives, they don't try and hide the nannies, the cooks, the spa treatments etc...they are what they are. SHE on the other hand wants us all to believe she's the typical SAHM, in need of a desperate break! NOT

Jane in CA said...

So Kate thinks she can offer helpful advice to single moms? I can just imagine the pearls of wisdom that will be included in the book.

1. Look around for a single doofus with a wealthy father. You want someone who takes direction really well.

2. Marry him. Leech off his wealthy father.

3. Until you meet Mr. My Dad is Wealthy and Spoils me Rotten, here's a lunch time money saver for you single moms! Make a box of Wheat Thins and a bunch of grapes really stretch your grocery dollars by giving your children each 5 grapes and five Wheat Thin crackers. If they whine about being hungry, remind them of the time you made Old Grandma soup.

4. Only buy organic, but only if it's on sale. If organic milk is not on sale, then your children can drink water with their meals instead. Hey, it's free!

5. Children are never too young to help out with family finances. Put them to work earning money as soon as possible. Remember, it's not exploitation -- it's making ends meet so mommy can have spa days, go tanning, get mani-peds, and most of all - nannies!

6. Screech. A lot. I'm not sure why this is a helpful tip, but I do it, so should you!

7. Look straight into the camera, say seriously that you are giving it 1000%, and then give 2%. While whining. Or screeching.

8. Always have a box of wine or three in the house. This is crucial!

9. Shop at Target. If possible, enlist the help of a friend to push your cart for you.

10. And the most important tip for you single moms is: Watch Kate Plus 8!!! (Seriously, you gotta watch. My ratings sunk by a third in the most recent episode and looks like Cake Boss is gonna kick my worthless ass. Jon only pays me $20,000 a month, a mere pittance. Stevie will leave me if I can't keep up my payments! Watch me, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch me!)

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Jane in CA: I'm laughing as I'm reading your comment! Thanks! So funny and SO accurate!

K8G giving advice about ANYTHING, most especially being a single mom 'doing it all by herself' is as arrogant as it is ludicrous.

AS IF this chick as a sniff of a whiff of a clue what most single moms REALLY accomplish WITHOUT the $, the mansion and its work crews.

I especially laughed at: "Children are never too young to help out with family finances. Put them to work earning money as soon as possible. Remember, it's not exploitation -- "

I'd add: "Yes, and REMEMBER, single-&-doing-it-all-on-your-own-moms: it's also not exploitation BECAUSE we are just 'making and documenting happy childhood memories because I, as a (say it with me) SINGLE MOM DOING IT ALL ON MY OWN am just too busy to take pictures and videos of my kids. Oh, and also too busy to actually PLAY with and ENJOY them. Because I am such a goal-oriented, hard working person who loves a challenge, especially the goal of perfection."

Ohio Buckeye said...

"She's got hot feet and has the "travel and celebrity bug" (obsession) and only sees HERSELF in the big picture.
Plus, I am an RN for 30 years now, and watching her and listening to her tells me that she truly has mental issues. Something is very remiss with her. Not just flaky,
or an air head, but serious mental problems."

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I, too, am a fellow RN, and came to the exact same conclusion: K8G has MAJOR psychological issues.

Considering herself able to 'lead' others by writing books is delusional.

And yes, my take agrees with yours also in that K8G is obsessed with attention, $, celebrity.

I wouldn't waste time on any intervention, though. I am guessing K8G's family has dealt with her issues her whole life and have probably given up by now, as K8G is always SO SURE she has all the answers and 'no one knows how to help her'. I believe K8G is hopelessly K8G.

Tanya K said...

Here's some good advice for free- no need to buy my book.

Schedule the maintenance while the kids are in school or with their dad or keep them inside the house.

There is zero need for kids to be underfoot while large machines,
ladders,
chemicals,
strangers are on your property.

These people are not playmates nor sitters for your kids. They are professionals who must concentrate on their task and the safety of themselves and their employees.

ps: their equipment are not toys for you either

JB said...

Why on earth was she SO rude to the water filtration guy? She acted like he was intruding, yet she is the one that wanted him there? And she's freaking out because he set his tool box on her kitchen island - whats up with that?

Did anyone else notice her pulling at her hair when she kept pleading to the cameraman to "do something" about the rooster. She was really acting like someone about to have a breakdown, or something.

Tucker's Mom said...

Tanya K said...
Here's some good advice for free- no need to buy my book.

Schedule the maintenance while the kids are in school or with their dad or keep them inside the house.

There is zero need for kids to be underfoot while large machines,
ladders,
chemicals,
strangers are on your property.

These people are not playmates nor sitters for your kids. They are professionals who must concentrate on their task and the safety of themselves and their employees.

ps: their equipment are not toys for you either
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Amen, Tanya!!!!!
Kate constantly leaves her kids with whomever...the coop builders, the power washers. But you know the equipment and workers were there because there is a scripted shoot to do.
Reality my ass.

IDModo said...

Rosie and OhioBuckeye- I couldn't agree more! There is something seriously, mentally wrong wih Kate, and TLC is capitalizing on it by making her do things that drive her crazier and crazier.

They are well aware of what her tolerance level is and they are pushing her past her limits by choosing activities that are guarenteed to make her lose her tenuous control; then they are filming it as entertainment.

They have stopped advising her on dress and deportment and she is unravelling.

Let's all hope her final meltdown doesn't take the form of losing it with her children and becoming (more)physically and emotionally abusive.

miss mouse said...

Did anyone else notice her pulling at her hair when she kept pleading to the cameraman to "do something" about the rooster. She was really acting like someone about to have a breakdown, or something.
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if she cant stand the heat, lengthy filming hours, multiple takes, noise, crowd of people, lack of privacy, and stress, i wonder what the kids must feel like.

Of course noone is forcing her to do this and she is well compensated for her time and effort.

Mona said...

Kate's Guide to Home Maintenance.
Sure, why not?

Does anybody else remember the time
she had a little water leak in the
laundry room and she kept screaming for Jon to come fix it?

I thought screens had already been done. Didn't she put one in a few years ago?

PatE said...

Jon did absolutely everything.

Jane in CA said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
I, too, am a fellow RN, and came to the exact same conclusion: K8G has MAJOR psychological issues.
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Sooner or later, this house of cards will come crashing down on Kate. I do agree that Kate has some serious psychological issues and as time goes by, they will only worsen. I mean, look at Mel Gibson!! He's completely gone to pieces.

I only hope that the children will not be too severely damaged by their exposure to this toxic woman. Others have posted on this board that they survived a childhood with a narcissistic parent, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Gosselin 8. Maybe Mady can lead them to freedom some day.

p.s. Glad you got a good laugh out of my preview of Kate's newest book ;)

dustilies said...

Jane in CA wrote:
Make a box of Wheat Thins and a bunch of grapes really stretch your grocery dollars by giving your children each 5 grapes and five Wheat Thin crackers. If they whine about being hungry, remind them of the time you made Old Grandma soup.
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You totally cracked me up--and I'm trying to let my husband sleep!
Me, I wonder if anyone ever gets to eat Fresh Grandma Soup.

@Rosie, Buckeye, and IDModo,
Thanks for your comments. I agree that Kate seems to have a deep rooted personality disorder. I am one--among many here--who has survived a narcissistic father. Not a childhood I'd wish on anyone, but the teenage/young adult years were far, far worse as I asserted my independence. I do fear for the Gosselin kids, but hope against hope that Kate is part fiction, and not as incompetent or angry a parent as TLC makes her seem.

Lucy said...

"K8G has MAJOR psychological issues."
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As I've said before a psychiatric resident could do their whole thesis on Khate. Both Gosselin parents need counselling.

Daisy Girl said...

Why is TLC saying on screen Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4. Who are they trying to fool and why? It was all filmed on the same day. The boy's shirts are all the same as the previous day!!! TLC is really getting sloppy

Pat said...

LOL:


Instead the only place Kate does meets new men is when she's doing media interviews to promote her show.

"Kate is constantly flirting with all the hot male reporters she meets," a producer tells me. "She has a sparkle in her eye and gets all giddy when she's bossing reporters around. At first, we thought she was happy because she was talking about herself. Then we realized she was looking for a date."

http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/14/kate-gosselin-dating/?icid=main|main|dl2|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2010%2F07%2F14%2Fkate-gosselin-dating%2F

so sad said...

IDModo said...
....They are well aware of what her tolerance level is and they are pushing her past her limits by choosing activities that are guarenteed to make her lose her tenuous control; then they are filming it as entertainment.
=
And the day she crashes, tlc will be the one to run the special about what went wrong and bring out lots of never before seen footage.
They would not protect her, they will capitalise on it, you know, for more entertainment.

Surely Katie know this, or is the compensation worth her while.

Too bad the kids are along for the ride.

wildflowers said...

Daisy Girl said...
Why is TLC saying on screen Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4. Who are they trying to fool and why? It was all filmed on the same day. The boy's shirts are all the same as the previous day!!! TLC is really getting sloppy

My guess is it was a lame attempt on TLC's part to suggest to viewers that the children werent being filmed for long periods of time but over the course of many days to avoid yet another violation of PA child labor laws.

Snerk said...

Based on my experience with filming TV shows, I'd have to say the four day schedule is right on par with what it takes. On average it takes four 12 hour or so days to get a 30 minute TV show. You can't judge based on what the children are wearing as they could either let the children wear the same outfits while filming the entire time or have bought multiples of each outfit. On the TV shows where I worked most of the stars' outfits were bought two at a time in case of an accident. I distinctly remember red lipstick getting on a white dress and the need to immediately pull out the spare.

Mary said...

hi I gues none of my posts made it here. I have some problems getting into site.

Why is Steve there? she does not need protection while she is at the house (Not a home)

trash mouth why did not the camera following her in to film she had no Problem filming her kids doing it.

that egg sandwich she globed on the piece of bread was horrible, She only gave those kids a half of sandwich..... they not 2
there is no way she made that meal up

one time she said you could tell the diference between her eggs and store bought eggs. yet minutes before she said she had to order store bouguht eggs to that crao she made those kids eat

Mary said...

hi

they used 300 gallons of water in that house. it just hose hold water. she said the number of people but then quickly changed it. how many change of clothing does this woman wear. She must have to take a shower every time she touches one of her kids

when kids were eating outside she was carryon and on then she got the hose and hat to clean up the place.. why did she have to do that. thee kids should be eating with spoon and folks and not dropping food on ground

Mary

Vanessa said...

Anyone know how to find out how good the sales of the last magazine cover she was on were? Was it OK or Star, can't remember.
Just curious because last year she was on the cover so many times (she LOVED it!) but of course it was because of a scandal. Is anyone buying because she's now giving health tips??

NanaJen said...

Sad, sad show...saw the reun the other day. I need to randomly vent.

I feel these children are quite embarrassed by their mother's actions. You see it on their faces when they look at her, the way they respond to her constant direction and yelling, the way they roll their eyes. And that's on the edited version.

Kate's constant need for control of every created activity and meal that they film must be draining to those children. Hosing off the porch was not necessary...only created for her dramatics. She's most likely no where to be found during "normal" meals that are not filmed.

These episodes are edited and yet she still appears inept both at the created task at hand and mothering.

And what is with her concern of the "paparattzi" (it's so laughable) taking a picture of her landscape drawing vs them turning it toward the camera that is in the yard zooming in on it. Makes no sense.

Does Kate realize while on film she puts her children down everytime she speaks to or about them?

Oh, wait, she's an undiagnosed narcissist. All she sees is her own warped wonderfullness.

Ugh. I have to get out of here...maybe to a one bedroom apartment.

Ruthie said...

Hmmmmmm......

If Kate is so organic and all about being healthy, why was she serving her kids white bread?

Doesn't she know that white bread is stripped of all nutrients with actual bleach?

NanaJen said...

@ Ruthie

'Cause the buns were free.

fidosmommy said...

Re: the looks on the Gosselin children's faces.

I didn't watch, so I didn't see it for myself. But really, do kids that age actually seem disturbed by their parents' actions as a rule? As tweens and teens, oh boy, do they! But Kindergartners?

I'm wondering if the little ones are mimicking what they have seen other kids do when Kate is seen or talked about by their schoolmates
or people in stores. "My friend Lindy Lou said Mommy's a nut and made a face about something Mommy did, so I will too."

I also wonder if they are picking up from Mady and Cara the idea that it's OK to look at Mommy like she's a loon.

Either way, it's a disturbing family dynamic that will only close down when Kate gets them off TV.

NanaJen said...

@ fidosmommy

In response to the looks on the children's faces....

Hannah is standing by the gate waiting with her brothers and sisters for the chickens to arrive via a cardboard box...her mother is making chicken sounds or whatever she'd like to call it. Hannah turns around with a look of disgust telling her mother "shhhh...stop". I see embarrassment and disgust....not mimicking.

Mimicking can be done anytime at any given situation no matter the situation...I don't see that happening with these children.

When you see a loon being a loon then you respond to a loon in that manner...you're not mimicking...you're responding accordingly.

fidosmommy said...

Thanks NanaJen. I didn't see it for myself, so was only imagining
what was going on.

m.mouse said...

Kate's constant need for control of every created activity and meal that they film must be draining to those children. Hosing off the porch was not necessary...only created for her dramatics. She's most likely no where to be found during "normal" meals that are not filmed.
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Maybe they (hired help/kate) do, maybe they don't- we will never know. Maybe to get rid of dirt tracked in by camera and crew?
Also was it really necessary to do it at that very moment and have it filmed. It screams that the kids have no table manners and lack the coordination to feed themselves. Maybe it was to make kate look like a hard worker?

kikki said...

Does Kate realize while on film she puts her children down everytime she speaks to or about them?
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Well said. This just kills me. She did this to jon all the time and it was painful to watch. He tried to explain it to her in the toys r us episode and she just didnt get it.

Why cant someone explain to her using the footage what she is doing wrong. Its part of her nature now, it comes out even if she does not mean it.

Using the word "buddy" does not neutralize how hurtful it is.

Vanessa said...

The looks they give their mother are the EXACT looks SHE gives them. Remember the day they were going shopping for shoes and she's eating her "take-out salad"? They come up to her about something pretty serious to them, at least.
After rudely dismissing the kids, she gives THE LOOK to the camera guy? THAT look is what she gives everyone who has the misfortune of being in her presence.

becky said...

Kate used to be a mom, yes a controlling, bossy, uptight mom, but a mom. I tend to be a bit bossy and uptight, so I could relate. We watched her be bossy and efficien, but we saw glimmers of humanity, humility, and humor. At times, it seemed she enjoyed the children, and her and Jon actually enjoyed eachother. I never got offende about her "hitting" him and correcting him, my husband and I playfully bicker but we are best friends and have a great marriage.
We could relate to her, becuase she was tired, dressed in sweats and just doing the best she could. What we see have seen her become is a narcissist with extensions and a french manicure. She dresses like a teenager(always heels and a skirt, really?) She was awful to the water filtration man and awful to her children. I watched a little bit, and then I told my husband, she is awful, I just cant stomach her. Even when she raced the children, she made sure she ran faster and we can assume, won the race. She just does not enjoy anything. I have days where I want to run away from my girls, for about a second. She should have realized by now that time is precious, they grow too quickly. She needs to get dirty and have fun with her kids. That woman is a joke, and a priisy one at that. It must be torture to be her child. And what is with her grammer, "stalkerish", "here-ish", so annoying

JennN said...

I make homemade eggsalad all the time and must say that mine looks much more appealing that than crap Kate made. It did not even look right to me-looked like store bought to stuff. Yuck.