Kate at the Australian Zoo (Whatever)

Sorry, I forgot that there was a Kate episode on tonight.

66 comments:

Elleigh Straight said...

Highlight of the show:

One of the older girls (don't know her name as I don't watch the show enough), looks at the camera while she's sitting on the couch and says: "Isn't she [Kate] afraid to do everything?!"

So true, so telling.

Widowed Young said...

Love It! Let's hope that 1.3 million forgot about it too (minus the 15 teenagers and baby mama, of course)!

barbee said...

That was Mady that commented on her being afraid of everything.

And then there was Cara sort of tossing aside the 'animal meatloaf' she was supposed to make at the zoo because kate pushed right in and was doing it for her. Of course, then kate had to comment about 'not supposed to help her' (guess SHE doesn't know HOW to HELP her KIDS either)!

Rainbow68 said...

Mom and I have been watching the show together for some time on the phone (we live several hours apart). Fifteen minutes into it, she said, "Another forty-five minutes of this?" Five minutes later she said, "I'm falling asleep." I told her to go to bed, that I'd give her a recap in the morning. Basically, it was a series of people getting into very risky situations with dangerous animals - we've clearly learned nothing from Steve dying from the manta ray sting. Kate way too close to a tiger, to the point that Aaden was crying and had to be comforted after it was over. Kate squealing a lot. Kate being New Nice Kate. More than anything, it was very slow.

LittleMissJayy said...

I flipped by last night and saw it raining horribly at the zoo while they were there. I thought ,it's not raining it's Steve Irwin weeping over her being there. But OMG! how adorable is Steve's son and Bindy (his daughter) is getting to be a beautiful young lady. Made me miss him so much. Then Kate squealed and I had to turn it off.

cossysmom said...

happened to see the last 15 min before I went to bed. It was nice to see Terry, Bindi, and Robert Irwin interact with the Gosselins. The Irwins are smart, polite, mature children.

Kate carried on like an idiot about the koalas. She told Terry Irwin that she wants to do more for the koalas and led her to believe that she would be doing fund raising for them and her zoo. Since this was filmed months ago, does anyone know if she did any work for the koalas yet? Not conjecture, facts please. I have not heard that she has done anything for them.

Cheetah said...

I think this was the first time in a long time that the children really seemed to enjoy an excursion that they have been taken on for filming.

It was so cute when Leah saw Bindi for the first time and called her name and ran to her like she was her idol.

Tonight, Alexis said her favorite animal is a cheetah. Ah, good on ya, mate. Great choice! It seems the alligator has fallen to second place (and third too).

Poor sweet little Aaden crying with relief that his mother did not get eaten by the crocodile. It was a sweet moment, even as it underscores that Kate is passing her fears on to her children with her over-dramatic antics.

What a relief when Kate told the children, "Mommy still has her legs; the crocodile didn't eat them!" Just imagine if Kate got disabled and the children were forced to go to work to support her (oh, wait...)

kinman said...

Is this show going to be a weekly hour-long show now? Once they are back in the States, I am not sure it will be sustainable. Even as cool as the Australia Zoo was, I thought a whole hour of Kate and the kids was too much. I was impressed by how poised and mature the Irwin children are, and by how kind Bindi was to the Gosselin kids. Of course Kate is such an immature role model (with her hand-flapping, screaming, and acting like a petulant child herself) while Terri Irwin acts like an actual adult, and the kids take their cues from the parents. Of course Kate had to slip in some "Kate-ism's" such as referring to the tiger as "majestical, and referring to the "funnest" part of the trip, and of course she has never considered herself as animal "activist-ish". I wonder if she will actually follow through on her plan to help save the Koala bears. Oh well. I wonder what the ratings will be. I imagine they will be less than last week.

tweetiegirl said...

I forgot all about it too... until I went to check on her twitter stream last night out of curiosity and saw that she "live tweeted" it. Ugh. She added commentary on twitter in addition to her commentary on the show. She is so full of herself.

Her twitter stream is bizarr-o.

winsomeone said...

The pale blue sweat jacket Katie was wearing couldn't have been any tighter, and have her still be able to breathe..it certainly looked like it might have been one of the twin's jackets.That constant squealing like a stuck pig is so annoying.

Robin said...

I didn't see the show but it was reported on another site I visit that Kate actually said that She and Terri Irwin had a lot in common because they were both single moms! If so how incredibly tacky and insensitive. Um Kate? Terri's a widow who lost her husband under tragic circumstances, you are divorcee that nagged and belittled our husband until he said enough(and I know his no saint either)

Protect8 said...

A highlight of the show was when Terry Irwin joked about waiting another hour for the photo which was a civilized, kind way to get things moving. And then Kate had the revelation that she is JUST LIKE TERRY! That she does the same thing in telling people to get it done so they can get out, or whatever. Another sign of delusion.

Interesting that they are alike in ways. Some Australians have told me that Terry Irwin is disliked in their country for exploiting Bindi, and now Robert, to make money. Steve Irwin's family were so against the whole Bindi exploitation that they are estranged from Terry.

Perhaps someone from Australia here on the boards can clarify.

Protect8 said...

Oh no - did one of the little girls actually ask if an elephant is a big animal? Was there some context of this question that was left out?

She's Come Undone said...

I watched Bethenny, but flipped to Kate during commercials three times. I got enough to see her go ape s**t over the koalas. I guess it's just dogs she hates. I also thought it very sad that at the end one of the girls said that the zoo people told them (the children) they could name a baby animal, "and mommy named it Honey." She is such a fame you-know-what, she couldn't even let her children pick out a name like they were asked to do. She is a sick, sorry excuse for a mother.

capslock said...

It appears I'm not missing anything. I haven't watched the show in a LONG time and watched bits and pieces of K8 at 1am trying to fall asleep. I found it slow and boring.

A few things stood out to me.

One: Kate was walking in the light sprinkling rain holding a MAMMOTH umbrella to protect her while the other kids were getting wet in thin plastic capes with nothing protecting their heads. Why is Kate SO special?

Two: Wanting to be a Wildlife Warrior for Koalas. Right. She was smitten with the German Shepherd puppies when they were new and exciting and now they are treated like garbage. The same would happen if Kate worked with or played with Koala Bears for a little over a week - they would become tiresome.

Three: The way she phrases things. Specifically "The weather decided to cooperate."

It's never I hope the sun comes out soon, or I hope it will clear up so we can spend more time at the zoo...it's always as if she's saying "THE WHOLE WORLD AND WEATHER PATTERNS SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME AND WHAT I WANT AT EVERY GIVEN MOMENT."

Bottom line - Nothing has changed. I tuned in to see some wonderful Australian wildlife and K8 ruined the experience for me. Done with the show!

capslock said...

There is a HUGE difference between the Gosselins and the Irwins:

The Irwin legacy IS the Australian Zoo where animal preservation, rescue and awareness means everything to them.

Kate's legacy is simply creating her OWN zoo and exploiting them on a reality show for money and fame alone.

Tami said...

I didn't see the show but it was reported on another site I visit that Kate actually said that She and Terri Irwin had a lot in common because they were both single moms! If so how incredibly tacky and insensitive. Um Kate? Terri's a widow who lost her husband under tragic circumstances, you are divorcee that nagged and belittled our husband until he said enough(and I know his no saint either)

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I saw on Twitter where Kate said she wants to BE Teri. I hope that doesn't mean she'd rather be a widow than divorced, but you never know with Kate.

Kia Ora said...

I think Terri Irwin & Katie Irene have a lot in common. There was a big to do about Terri pushing, pushing that child to walk in her fathers steps (looks like the same with Robert)to keep that almighty dollar rolling in. Bindi, to me anyway, acts like a miniture adult. Its just not normal. So much so if she's on any show I have to change the channel. She probably is a very nice child, but she dosen't come across as a child for a few years now. All for commercial purposes. I believe it.

capslock said...

"I saw on Twitter where Kate said she wants to BE Teri. I hope that doesn't mean she'd rather be a widow than divorced, but you never know with Kate."

Oh Sure (sarcasm). She wants the "image" of Terri, but not the responsibility. Like Kate would ever get up in the wee hours of the morning and clean cages of poop and work with "dirty" animals everyday.

That would actually be a show worth watching!

Personal disclaimer: I don't think animals are dirty, but Kate certainly would considering she can't touch anything without hand sanitizer. Speaking of which, did she have that on hand after touching the Tiger and the Koalas?!

capslock said...

Kia, I don't think the Irwin children were pushed to do anything. It's a family business and a passion.

The whole family sincerely LOVES animals. You don't see Bindi or Robert looking sad and depressed. Nor are they probably bombarded with unwanted attention, paparazzi, and a bully for a mother.

They are JOYFUL children who love nature and animals.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Flipping through channels, who should appear but K8G.

Since K8G obviously doesn't have the sense (or class) to do so, you'd think TLC would remove the woman's gum before filming.

The porcupine and elephants eating was easier to watch than K8G chomping that gum.

Moving on to another channel and looking forward to LOW, LOW ratings so this joke of a show will meet its long-overdue demise.

Kia Ora said...

Capslock- My first post, for whatever reason didn't come through. So I am reposting my first post. Maybe this will now make sense. If not so be it. My point was fairly obvious between the mothers. Not the children. Hope this rectifies matters and put my second post into perspective. Cheers!

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/bindi-irwins-family-pain/story-e6freuy9-1225861031857

...just dwindle away said...

capslock said...
Kia, I don't think the Irwin children were pushed to do anything. It's a family business and a passion.

The whole family sincerely LOVES animals. You don't see Bindi or Robert looking sad and depressed. Nor are they probably bombarded with unwanted attention, paparazzi, and a bully for a mother.

They are JOYFUL children who love nature and animals.

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Caplocks, I think you are likely very right. And I for one applaud what you say.

However, word for word, the sheeple are saying the same thing.

"...the Gosselin children arent pushed to do anything. The show is the family business... The whole family sincerely LOVES filming! Cara and Mady are NOT looking sad and depressed... They are JOYFUL children who love trips and filming!..."

That IS what they say...

Proud Grandma said...

"That was so berserk" The word is "BAZAAR" lady. She said "the turtle ate those hibiscus flowers, that is so berserk"
I watched the Australia Zoo episode, as I wanted to see the Irwins. But was sad it was all about Kate, see Kate scream, see Kate run, see Kate chew gum, see Kate annoy her kids, see Kate have more maternal instinct for a Koala than she ever had for her kids. See Kate suddenly decide she is going to become a humanitarian, yea right!.
You know there was a lot of flack for Terry Irwin after the death of Steve. But she can be proud of those two kids and the work they do. But Kate, you will never become a Wildlife Warrior. Ever. You are too self absorbed

No Biz Kids said...

Kia, I don't think the Irwin children were pushed to do anything. It's a family business and a passion.

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Kids have no business being in a family business. Their business is being kids.

Sharla said...

Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm)
- 1.214 million viewers
- 0.5/1 A18-49

Sharla said...

While the Irwins were on the episode, only that part of their lives is pertinent here. Posts mainly about the Irwins are going to lead discussion off topic. Thanks.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm)
- 1.214 million viewers
- 0.5/1 A18-49"

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Time for Katie Irene to get off Twitter and hop onto some job search sites.

As the old '50's song goes: "Get a Job". A REAL job, Katie-rella; midnight has struck and your coach has turned back into a pumpkin....

No Fan of Kate or Zoos said...

"That was so berserk" The word is "BAZAAR" lady.

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I think the word you're looking for is BIZARRE.

A BAZAAR is a shopping market that sells all sorts of items.

barbee said...

ya know, if we're going to correct kate on all her grammar, spelling, pronunciation, etc., shouldn't we be a little more careful on our own part? Agreed, the word used should not have been beserk (just one of many of her words used in error), but bizarre is the word for unusual and bazaar is like a street market.

On to her ratings, that is a drop isn't it? And it seems like the range LPBW (or BWLP, never remember which it is) was in when they were dropped. The funny thing is that show didn't generate the disgust k+8 does. WHY can't tlc realize that people are tired of watching kate and her kids keep being showered with all things great while the average Americans are struggling so hard for necessities. The smug look on her face as she kept saying how happy she is that HER kids get to do ALL these things and go all these places is enough to make you vomit. And I completely agree with those who have commented on how dangerous it is to let the kids do a lot of the things they do. i.e., having one (1) little child around 'wild' animals is dangerous, letting 6 milling around like that is stupid. Allowing 10 year olds to jump off buildings in harnesses is beyond their years, as well as dangerous and stupid. A parent putting themself in a dangerous position in front of small children, to the point that the children are crying in fear, is dangerous, stupid and cruel, and to then continually try to face that child into a camera to get the best 'shot' is borderline abuse. Put these all together and what do you get? Kate Gosselin, the prime example of the least qualified parental figure anyone can imagine.

Kia Ora said...

Don't you just love those dwindling numbers. Tweeter boy isn't helping much is he? Let her cook in her own stew (grandma's soup)? Good one!

fidosmommy said...

barbee, I agree with you so much.
I have to wonder if Kate talks at the kids (at, not to) about the horrible danger Mommy is going to enter now, pray for Mommy to not get hurt, that man over there is going to make sure Mommy's legs aren't bitten off, etc. just to hype up the kids for filming. So when Kate enters the danger zone, she starts to scream like an idiot so the kids get upset that Mommy is going to get hurt. Then she gets out of the water and announces "That was AWESOME!" so she looks like a brave woman, teaching her quivering children
about building courage.

All in the name of filming.

Bleah. If that's what she's doing, she deserves to be whacked with a red spoon and sent to the time out mat until the kids are ready to deal with her.

Kia Ora said...

While I'm on a roll. Through my friend, I heard that stinking heathen was praying to God to save her from some animal, and kept repeating "all heaven to save her" not excact words but, what ever? It was all saints in the world, to save the silly screaming banshai. What a hypocrite.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Kate remarking that the turtle eating hibiscus flowers is beserk not only shows her lack of language skills, it also shows how indifferent she is to what animals can and/or like to eat.

I thought travel was knowledge? In Kate's case, I have to "un-agree".
; )

Proud Grandma said...

No Fan of Kate or Zoos said.. You are right No Fan, as soon as I hit the button to post my comment, I realized what I had done. Too busy trying to cook supper and post a message. So sorry. :(

ChurchMouse said...

No Fan of Kate or Zoos said...
...A BAZAAR is a shopping market that sells all sorts of items..."

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Well, isn't she selling eight items?

Ampersmom said...

Sadly the kids are worried their mom would be hurt because they have already dealt with so many losses in their lives and it has been shown even abused children worry about their parents. All the people that Kate has cut out of their lives, grandparents, aunts, uncles, caregivers and even limited their time their dad so fear is strong.
So now for filming they are in a strange country so far from home and there appears in a child's mind that their mom may be hurt or killed...can one just imagine the terror that child must have felt? So sad that Kate and TLC once again played up on that.

Tami said...

OK, so the word berserk is closer to demented, but one of the definitions is wild. I don't see anything all that wrong with it. Bizarre would just be another word to use, but not the only one. She probably thought she was being cool and heard someone else use it.

Re: The Irwins in comparison to the Gosselins--Exploitation is exploitation to me, whether you are a Duggar, an Irwin, a Gosselin or any of the other dozens of reality shows they have out now. Example: See the Kardashian family. The mom sold them all out, right down to the little girls now acting like they are 30 years old (see also Dina Lohan and her trainwreck raising of Ally that is currently going on, not to mention Lindsay!) That's not what I would want for MY kids.

No Fan of Kate or Zoos said...

No problem Proud Grandma. We all get distracted from our tasks!

I didn't "go berserk" over it, I promise!

Spring Has Sprung said...

Tami - "OK, so the word berserk is closer to demented, but one of the definitions is wild. I don't see anything all that wrong with it."

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Kate said berserk instead of bizarre? Berserk is nowhere near bizarre, or demented. If someone is berserk, or goes berserk, it is behavior resulting from anger or excitement, causing that person's actions to be out of control. I doubt that the turtles eating hibiscus caused them to go off on a rampage.

Jane in CA said...

Just dwindle away made an excellent point. Some feel that the Irwin children aren't being exploited, just having fun working in the family business. But that's exactly what the sheeple say about the Gosselin kids - they are just having fun, getting all these great experiences, and the trade off is that some part of their lives are filmed for TV.

We who have been following this train wreck know better -- and we know that taking away children's childhoods and privacy is a bad thing - across the board.

I feel the same way whether it be the Duggars, the Gosselins, the Roloffs, or the Irwins. It's a sad state of affairs when parents exploit their children because they long for the limelight and the money.

I am happy to hear that the show didn't bring in more viewers. Let us hope that the ratings continue their downhill slide. It gives me hope that people are at last growing tired of seeing Kate shriek her way across the screen.

fidosmommy said...

I think we can mostly agree that Kate struggles with her native tongue.

Still, she uses the $5.00 words, thinking she knows how to use them correctly. She doesn't. She would do so much better if she would just stick to the $1.00 words, quietly saying "Isn't that cute" or wonderful/interesting/
fascinating/touching/beautiful/whatever. Instead, she must pull out her invisible vocabulary cards, not having a clue how to use them in proper context.

This is a perfect example of WHY our teachers used to make us use a word IN CONTEXT, as well as know how to spell it. It was not a futile exercise after all.

His Name Was Rico said...

This is a perfect example of WHY our teachers used to make us use a word IN CONTEXT, as well as know how to spell it.

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Oh, Fidosmommy, I remember those days. "Use the word in a sentence." We did. I'm glad that we did!

readerlady said...

I do beleive the Irwin children, especially Bindi, are being exploited. However, the big difference between the G8 and the Irwin kids is that the Irwin kids have a modicum of privacy. They are filmed "at work" (and yes, I believe that this is wrong on so many levels), but their home lives are not being filmed. They haven't been put on national television puking their guts out on a boat that their mother refuses to have turn around. They weren't filmed on the potty chair, where their mother took pictures of their first "deposits". They haven't been filmed sobbing in fear that their mother will be injured. They haven't been filmed sick, and placed on the laundry room floor to avoid making a mess. Their every move and meltdown isn't dissected online, ad nauseum. Their mother doesn't go on national television and discuss their "medical issues". So, while Terri Irwin and Khate Gosselin do have much in common, and do both exploit their children, at least Terri has some filters and gives her kids some degree of privacy.

Jodie said...

Am I the only one who thinks all the bragging about her kids getting to be able to do all this travelling is less about sticking it to the American people and more about sticking it to her own parents? I have a feeling Kate just thinks of them as simple people who never cultured her and she resents them for that.

PA G-ma said...

I didn't see the show but from the comments of those who did, I am upset over what can be abuse of the animals involved.

I believe that this "zoo" is a wild animal preserve. Screaming and shrieking by a person(s) who is not familiar to the area can be distracting and upsetting to the inhabitants. These are WILD animals not domesticated pets. Even so, if strangers came in contact with my cat and dog in my house, there would be a definite reaction to the noise.

I guess the "Zoo Keepers had their hands full after Chaos Kate left. This woman should not be allowed to be any closer than the distance of a football field to any animal. She is "animal abuse" personified.

Idiot is an Idiot said...

Crossymoms....yep, she is helping with foodbanks all across America and saving Kaolas in the entire World........sccccccccccccccccchhhhhhh! Hear her coming now.

Amy too said...

I will not worry about Kate providing for her children. She has plenty of money. She will just adjust to not having anything more than a part time housekeeper.

If she wants to keep her property, then she can mow the grass, she won't have to run the roads, she can push that mower around. She can wash her own windows, she can run that washing machine, dryer and fold those clothes.Oh yes, put the clothes away too.

Wasn't she seen going to a consignment shop last weekend? She knows the writing is on the wall. She is selling things.

In other words, 8 kids or not. As with every large family. Each child has chores, they work together.

Unfortunately, she will have to learn their likes and dislikes. That will come up when there is no phone ringing, no trips, no filming.

My fear is how much will it cost to provide security for herself and the children. I know they have it full time, round the clock right now.

Her twittering can lead to no good.

I do give pause..... wonder what B.M.'s twitter name is? She must be in her glory right now.Maybe she is "iwanndatekate"........me thinks could be.

Ah Kate, remember the days when no one could get to you? Now you are a tweet away. lol lol

Ya came down from the mountain, huh?

We knew you would, just took so long.

WonderButton said...

Saw most of this in a rerun the other night. I was disgusted how she was sitting on the couch, trying to use her knees to hide her girls. They were HUGE. Definitely had a boob job. Gee, bet she'd come clean about it if having a boob job was something shared by "anybody who's anybody" in Hollywood.

Also loved when Mady said "Isn't she pretty much afraid to do anything?" That was classic.

And poor Cara - I could cry for her. She seemed so sad and dejected. I think she really misses her dad.

My take on the way Kate was carrying on about almost getting eaten by the animals is that it's a type of emotional abuse. Poor Aaden. Fear of the loss of a parent is only heightened after an actual loss of a parent through death or divorce.

You made your little boy SOB in fear of being left alone. And then you broadcast it to the world, adding insult to his injury.

Proud of yourself, Kate? You must be, your chest is certainly all puffed out.

dustilies said...

Amy too . . .

babymama has cleverly disguised herself as . . .@babymama. Yep, she's in her glory.

I only know cause I went their today in a desperate act of procrastination about grading some student papers.

Kate not only sounds dumb on her tweets, but desperate to please, like the third-string BFF of a highschool queen bee.

Sharla said...

The "berserk" argument ends now. I'm sure the two people who want to continue it know who they are.

JoyinVirginia said...

I just want to say that if the moderator here has forgotten about new eps, the Katie Kreider saga is speeding toward the inevitable end. The endless travelogues are boring. Let the kids spend their next school break at home, without a film crew.

Tami said...

You made your little boy SOB in fear of being left alone. And then you broadcast it to the world, adding insult to his injury.

Proud of yourself, Kate? You must be, your chest is certainly all puffed out
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She loves to cause this kind of action in those around her. She loves the turmoil and the attention. She squeals and pretends to be scared of everything. The kids are over it. Mady's reaction says it all. She acts as if she is the child and needs protection. Imagine the kind of fear and insecurity it causes in her kids. Like when she threw a fit at the airport because Jon would not lead her. The kids don't see a mother who is in charge. They see another child and it causes fear because there is NO authority figure in their home even if she is mean and bossy. How can they be expected to adapt at school?

C'est La Rose said...

The kids are over it. Mady's reaction says it all. She acts as if she is the child and needs protection.

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When I read this, I thought you mean that Mady acts as if she needs protection, and then I figured that "she" is Kate.

I would imagine the kids have also seen her going off on other people, such as the paps, maybe someone in a parking lot, and they know that she has a mouth. They see that she does not need protection, but is a controlling, "my way or the highway "adult.

On the other hand, they also see her as a mother who asks the kids, "Will you take care of me someday? Will you look out for your mom" (Battleship episode).

The kids are getting mixed messages and two faces of Kate, one being the controller, the leader; and one asking the boys if they will take care of her.

Moon Over Miami said...

Amytoo commented that she knows that they have security full time round the clock right now. I won't question how she knows this, but I would hope that, considering all the tweeting that's being done about the children's whereabouts, that this is true.

However, when we see photos at the bus stop, we don't see security getting on or off the bus. We don't see security getting into Kate's SUV or van with the children. If the above poster knows that they have round the clock security, then round the clock means that security is always with them, 24/7.

However, I am wondering if this would be true during the school day (going to school, during school, the ride home from school, the ride from the bus to their home). I can't imagine that security follows them everywhere they go, even if it means following them in a separate car. If so, then it would mean that security makes the 45-minute trip to school and back every day.

We've seen photos of Jon with the kids during his time with them, but I don't recall seeing security with Jon, Ellen and the children.

If not, then they don't have full time security round the clock right now. Perhaps, though, there should be.

Tami said...

My fear is how much will it cost to provide security for herself and the children. I know they have it full time, round the clock right now.

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I don't know why. They are not the President's children. When will the security end, I wonder? It certainly can't go on forever. I know mommy has security, but probably not so much the kids. It should tell Kate and TLC something if they need security 24/7, like take the kids off camera!

Jane in California said...

I don't think that Kate or the children have 24/7 security. In fact, I don't think the children have security more than occasionally, and only when they are with their mom. It's Kate who has the "security" guard, Steve Neild. And he's there more to protect the public from Kate, in case she has a huge melt down because someone dare to approach the Queen.

However, I do have real concern for the safety of any child that has been put out in the public eye, as have the Gosselin children. Sadly, there are too many twisted people out there who will obsess over these kids, and even some that may go so far as to stalk them (now or when they are older).

That's yet another reason why I am so against reality shows that feature children. If an adult makes the choice to become infamous and possible gain some creepy stalkers in the bargain - that's their adult choice to make. To put that same burden on your children is unacceptable, IMO.

cossysmom said...

There can certainly be debate about whether Terri Irwin exploits her children, but there is one glaring difference between Terri and Kate. When Terri speaks to her children it is with respect and when she speaks about them it is with pride. I don't recall Kate ever interacting with her kids, much less with respect and pride. Jon--yes, Kate--no.

Anonymous said...

I've never posted here before, but have to say about this episode: am I the only one who thought the whole "Aiden crying with fear" was manufactured for the cameras? All I say him doing was hiding his face; when it appeared, he did NOT appear to be crying! I think that was scripted just to give Kate an opportunity to appear to be a caring mother who would actually be missed if she WERE eaten by a crocodile! I've seen and heard those kids REALLY cry on camera, and you can see the difference... Lame!

Amanda, Iowa said...

Wow, Kate is Supermom!!!! How does she find the time to single-handedly take care of all her kids needs, feed the poor and starving masses and safe the koala from mass-extiction all while finding the time to train for a marathon, fight the paparazi, tweet nonstop and go to bed at kid-bed-time?

Amy too said...

How do I know the kids have 24/7 security.

I work at a place where the kids and Katie with those enormous bazooms go to, everytime they leave town.

The people who guard are regular people, you don't see them on camera but if you did, you wouldn't remember them. They dress normally and your eyes are on her on camera, they are never filmed.

We who work here laugh at her because she is like a cartoon. She is very skinny (yes, sorry to burst that bubble) but has gigantic breasts for someone with a small butt and she toddles on her high heels and they are very high. Not good for traveling. Her skirts are always very short. She has shorter legs than you can imagine, kind of weird as she has short foot to knee length. Mentioned it because it is strange, we guess that is why she wears the heels and short skirts to give the look of long lean legs. Not so.

She sits with that phone until they decide to film something then all the kids and she get animated for filming, then they stop filming and everyone settles back down.

The twins are like mini moms and the tups climb all over the twins, but not on Kate, not unless filming.

This is the truth. And the security forms a ring around that family. You don't even notice them as the kids don't go near them in public. Have no idea any other time, but if the kids need the restroom, someone from security goes in and waits until everyone is out and blocks the room. Never saw Kate use the restroom. Maybe she had her pee pee sewn shut when she had the kids. I have no idea.

Oh you want to know about Steve and she? He watches her and he is the only one who really talks with her and he seems to direct everything, has the thing in his ear and so do the security people and he talks to them.

Yes, you would think the president of the US was coming thru.

During delays we have seen the tups fall asleep on the twins and camera crew, not on Kate. Sometimes on Steve's lap. Not on Kate.

She looks straight ahead, doesn't acknowledge anyone, even if people yell her name. She is the STAH, that witch.

We have celebrities and stahs like professional sports figures every day come thru. Always a "hey or hi" not a fuss made. They respond to people who say hello, but generally the public doesn't really get excited, some kids might, but they are left alone, but Kate? You don't go near her, you have to talk to Steve.

It is a trip and a half to see all of this, whenever they use this one place.

Okay, yeah it is an airport. Not saying which one as they use several.

Have I talked to her? Not really, but I have heard her mouth and she can get angry and loud, but generally she is on that phone.

If anyone finds out what someone does with a phone constantly and don't say watching a movie, because she is responding to someone or something.

Oh, yeah playing a game, huh? Who knows.

All I know is that the kids have security, they are pleasant and seem very aware of everyone around them, they are curious, they really watch other kids but I guess by now they know "you are all different and you better not get dirty and you better sit still, cause they do" They are good kids but sad to me. As most kids move around during a delay.

The twins do bring books and do read, some of the tups have computer games this last time and they play them but more often they watch other kids.

I have always felt it is amazing they are not allowed to play around with other kids, Kate does not speak to other mothers, etc. Usually that happens with a delay time of an hour of more. Not her. Stick up her butt, bazooms up to the sky.

Need extra luggage for the bazooms!
No, she carries nothing on her back unless it is being filmed, then someone else takes her carry on. She is such bull.

Mary said...

you all forget the kids have a birthday coming up. lets guess how many parties they get. May 10. Also I see she is still making them take naps. this woman is nuts. We also have Mother's day All filmed for everyone to see.


Mary

Be nice to have peace and quiet around here again said...

Jane in Calif.....security.

Even Hollywood stars, the real ones with identifiable children like Tom and Katie Cruise' little girl have security. Only in Calif, as other states, as long as you stay "so many feet from the kid" you cannot be arrested, so I think Kate's kids have security, but the lenses on these cameras that the paps carry can see you if you are miles away.

I mean George Clooney was out at sea, as was Ryan Seacreast and they were still photographed with their loves.

So, unfortunately, no one is looking to do that to get a pic of Kate anymore, although she swears that they do. I think when people visit a place like New Zealand (home of the boobyguard) well the paps were out because of it being maybe "meeting the parents day" for Katie with boobyguard's family.

Will say one thing folks, read that this blog has very well thought out and well written bloggers, take a bow. Yes, someone in one of the newspapers said that of all the blogs that are well known, this one ranks up there in the top 10.

So just check your grammar and we can keep our mods happy and watch our language because seems like we are making sense to someone!!!!!

Think that TLC reads this? I know Kate does. I can feel her eyes on me right now or her eye. I mean one eye on the twittering and one eye on the computer and what? How does she watch her phone at the same time? See, now that is Supermom for you, all 3 at once.

By the way, so glad I am over watching that show. See, miss a show and you do not feel so stressed, honestly. Doesn't she stress you out? Wow, did me. Just like taking pot shots at her on this site.

Can't find her in any mags or on the web anymore. Guess she will have to commit a crime or bear the special bra to get arrested.

Bosom Buddies said...

Amy too said: No, she carries nothing on her back unless it is being filmed...
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How often do they film Kate's back? I thought the cameras were always on her chest!

Mountaineer67 said...

How do I know the kids have 24/7 security.

I work at a place where the kids and Katie with those enormous bazooms go to, everytime they leave town.

((((

I don't think that they are at the airport 24/7. Just because they are seen at an airport with security does not mean that she or TLC pays for constant security. It is speculation that they have 24/7 security. Unless one is with them every hour of every day, and unless one sees who accompanies the children to school, and home from school, and to all other activities/school events, it cannot be said that they have round the clock security.

I don't believe for a minute that they do, and Kate tweeting where her kids are, where they've been, is just giving away too much information. It compromises their safety.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Amy too - thanks for your interesting post. I think you were spot on characterizing her as a cartoon. But the image of the little children sitting quietly watching other children during airport delays is very sad.
It's also sad - but not surprising - to hear that their interaction with Kate is different when the cameras are rolling.