Monday, June 27, Hodge Podge Dinner

For the first time ever, Kate lets the kids take over her kitchen, from baking treats to planning their own meal. They are off to the dialysis center where she and the kids hand deliver baked goods to those undergoing treatment.
30 minutes

76 comments:

O-Hi-O said...

Wow, so this most recent (and desperate) reinvention is a two-pronged ploy: An All New Fun, Loving Mommy who (supposedly) suddenly ENJOYS sharing kitchen activities with her kids (contrary to all previous J&K+* footage/evidence) AND Saint Kate who, has also had a sudden awakening to her desire to 'give back' to others.

We've SEEN how she treats anyone who dares enter her sacred kitchen (including Emeril) and we've also already SEEN her 'giving back' behavior in the St. Jude episode.

Memo to TLC: you are beating a dead horse. There are no further ways for Ms Kreider-Gosselin to fail. At least none viewers care enough to watch. She is a Fake at All Trades, Master of NONE. Wake up, smell the coffee, and follow the lead of your viewers by DUMPING this Also Ran. Time for Kate, the nag (pun intended) to be put out to pasture - on her own acreage so as not to befoul our tv viewing any further.

The party is OVER. Deal with it.

Amy2 said...

Kate lets the kids take over her kitchen, from baking treats to planning their own meal
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Now we're getting recycled story ideas. This was done before when Mady & Cara did the cooking one day. Snore.

Jenny O said...

I still remember the episode where the twin girls fixed a meal. Kate set it up so basically the girls would be in over their head and "fail." I predict more of the same this time around. Then Kate can stand and survey the mess that she will supposedly have to clean up. Heavy sigh. Poor put upon single mom. What a load of baloney.

TLC is so lame.

O-Hi-O said...

Wait a minute.... K8G refuses to eat food her children have prepared (she considers it too germy), but she's going to take her kids' baked goodies to physically compromised dialysis patients??? HUH??????

Lick-ered Up said...

Why are they filming all of these at home and in the neighborhood episodes? Is TLC refusing to expend any more funding on expensive trips, or do they know that viewers don't want to see any more of these travelogues because the average family cannot afford them?

Either way, the show is doomed. The at-home episodes aren't being watched, and the vacation shows aren't being watched. Face it, TLC, the only thing that generates viewers is watching a drunken Kate in a bar with men slobbering all over her.

Is this really the "family show" image you want to portray? If so, by all means, work it! Just leave the kids out of it.

barbee said...

the twins should be able to cook something decent. my 9 yr old granddaughter has been fixing me pancakes, scrambled eggs and french toast for over a year. and even if it is less than perfect, I would NEVER tell her that, unlike super tramp, who delights in telling anyone and everyone what their shortcomings are (as IF SHE has none). She is one BIG shortcoming!

How true that her ignorance shows through in everything she says and does. She's right, she 'just doesn't get it'!

SmileyGrl752 said...

We've SEEN how she treats anyone who dares enter her sacred kitchen (including Emeril)

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I've never understood that. The woman can't cook, so why is she so possessive with the kitchen?

kate, don't show up at my clinic said...

SmileyGrl752 said...
We've SEEN how she treats anyone who dares enter her sacred kitchen (including Emeril)

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I've never understood that. The woman can't cook, so why is she so possessive with the kitchen?


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She is a control freak. She is also jealous of anyone including Jon and the kids making anything and it be good because it puts her in bad light.

She has a problem about this. She set Jon up to fail when he was trying to cook the Korean meal. She set up Mady and Cara to fail when they cooked. And she treated them all horribly, even Emeril.

And she hit him twice with the wooden spoon, hard, he was a rubbing, and what does she do when the cameras are off and she is there with the kids?

Shoka's Understudy

ChurchMouse said...

Part of our girl scouts cooking badge was to be able to cook three meals: breakfast, luncheon, and dinner. We had to do it by ourselves, with no shortcuts, no using of mixes.

Since I had been learning cooking from my grandma and mother, these things were easy for me.

I have such sweet memories of making dough with my grandma. And cookies. And helping with vegetables. And learning how to make homemade gravy from scratch.

I feel so sorry that these kids missed out on their extended family and the normalcy of learning fro their elders.

fidosmommy said...

Yeah, I remember the time in NC when Kate wanted all the kids to help with the 4th of July cake. She didn't like the way they were doing it, and she barked at them for wanting to eat the strawberries out of the container. She sent Mady and Cara to cooking school where they learned some recipes, but then made life difficult for them when they tried to cook at home.

So, what will the twist be this time? I don't care enough to find out. I'll be too busy doing something else. My cat's litter box needs to be scrubbed out on Mondays, I'm pretty sure.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

I have such sweet memories of making dough with my grandma.

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...and eating the raw dough!

heavennoseven said...

Great. Now, she gets to talk about how the kids cant cook and have germs. I wonder if she`ll let the boys help.

Crate Kate said...

I've never understood that. The woman can't cook, so why is she so possessive with the kitchen?
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I have often wondered this myself. When I used to watch the show, I was never impressed by her cooking skills, yet she made it almost impossible for anyone else to use the kitchen. I found this very odd behavior. I am thinking that she figured if she never let anyone else cook, this would serve two purposes. 1. No one would ever be able to out shine her so to speak so she would never have to admit someone cooked something better than she did and 2. she could continue to play the martyr. Poor me I have to cook 3, count em, 3 meals a day for 8, count em, 8 kids plus Jon. Oh woo is me, look how hard I have to work.

She also contradicted herself over and over, which I do not like. If you have to use a recipe, you aren't a real cook, then we would see her using a recipe. In fact they showed a couple of them on the show. I distinctly remember them showing the one she used for pancakes, which wasn't all that impressive. We only eat organic and then she would make Muddy Buddys from the Wheat Chex recipe and call it Monkey Munch. Most of what she did cook was basic cooking and I noticed that some of what she made was from recipes or ideas that have been around for years. Like the flag cake and so forth. Nothing new or original and certainly not difficult.

I could never figure out why she was thought of as such a great cook. Even the organic beef was a lie. They never paid for that, even though they made it sound on the show like they sacrificed in order to afford it. They were sacrificing nothing. If it was so real, why didn't they just say the organic beef was free in exchange for promoting his farm on their show. No big deal.

Plus, there was the whole catering lie when she was pretending she was preparing the food that actually came from the craft services. Again, why not just be honest about it and say we have this perk now and it is great because it frees me up from cooking so much. No big deal, but again, they lied about it on the realist reality show on TV. I, for one, do not appreciate my intelligence being insulted like that.

I guess that is what bothers me about this whole Jon and Kate deal. I cannot stand a liar and Kate and Jon (he went along with it for quit a while) are the biggest ones I have seen in a while. It is clear to me that neither her nor Jon nor TLC has any values or morals and that money is their God. It is a shame that two young parents were so lazy and so greedy, that they decided to put earning the families income on the backs of their children instead of going out and working themselves.

All the money and free stuff they have received over the past 7 years will in no way make up for what they have lost and will continue to lose and the damage they have done to those children.

O-Hi-O said...

This will be one more experience that will showcase K8G's absolute inability to engage/relate to her own children. Her concept of fun activities with her kids (or with anyone else for that matter) is for HER to bark out orders in a way that gives NO ONE credit for being able to figure anything out for themselves, followed immediately by her unrelenting criticism for how they carried out her unnecessary directives.

The woman has a HUGE problem with intimacy on ANY level - she is simply unable to relate warmly with any other human being.

IMO, the woman so obviously needs professional psych help, and, so, TLC's attempt to portray K8G as some kind of model mom is ludicrous.

E-town Neighbor said...

I don't care enough to find out. I'll be too busy doing something else. My cat's litter box needs to be scrubbed out on Mondays, I'm pretty sure.

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LOL, Fidosmommy. I usually do that right before trash pick-up, and thought about doing it on Mondays, but Pawn Stars is on at 10 p.m. and I don't want to miss that. They are far ahead of Kate in the ratings. If, however, Kate's time is changed to 9 p.m., I'm sure that the litter boxes (and bird cage) need to be cleaned at that time.

I'd prefer cleaning up poop to watching a Kate episode, but then again, are the two really that much different?

Jodie said...

Wait a minute.... K8G refuses to eat food her children have prepared (she considers it too germy), but she's going to take her kids' baked goodies to physically compromised dialysis patients??? HUH??????

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She is the ultimate hypocrite.

Aunt Connie said...

Amy2 said...
Kate lets the kids take over her kitchen, from baking treats to planning their own meal
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Now we're getting recycled story ideas. This was done before when Mady & Cara did the cooking one day. Snore.

6/22/2011 12:18 PM

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And she planned a difficult meal for Kara and Mady to "cook all by themselves."

Then she said something like, "and they didn't like it one bit!"

As if they were supposed to just go do it, without any cooking experience in their lives.

That mother is totally vicious.

fidosmommy said...

Kate lets nobody in her kitchen because they are in the way when she wants to control what they are doing, and because they will leave a mess that only she is qualified to clean up to her "standard of quality". Nobody does nuthin' better than Kate Gosselin.

Annie2 said...

"And she planned a difficult meal for Kara and Mady to "cook all by themselves.""

What did she have them cook? I remember cooking for my family when I was their age. The meals were simple. I remember cooking pasta and salad for them more then once. It was fun because my family appreciated it.

Religilicious said...

If memory serves, the whole 'twins cook' episode was a Narcissistic Masterpiece, in which the mother purposely made the meal prep more difficult than it needed to be. The mother's main goal seemed more about getting the twins to realize how hard SHE works to cook for them - i.e., 'maybe now they'll see how hard I work and how wonderful I am.'

Chelle (Tori & Lucas at Home) said...

I'm sure they'll be cooking something ridiculous that no kid would ever really choose to cook and then Kate can claim that they have such mature tastes because of their all organic diet. I'm sure she picked what the kids made so that it makes her look good (if that's even possible at this point).

Hey Kate, while you're at the treatment center, here's an idea! Apply for a job. Because you are gonna need one!

readerlady said...

Annie2 - Khate had Mady and Cara (who were 7 at the time) preparing some kind of hot casserole that required a lot of measuring and prep. If it had been something less complex, like a pasta dish, they might have been more successful. They weren't even old enough to turn on the oven at the time. IIRC, she made several snarky comments at the time that, although she never came right out and said so, led viewers to believe that she deliberately made the task impossible for them so she could reinforce just how dependent they were on her and how grateful they should be to have her.

WonderButton said...

Would this be the same dialysis center where she once worked? Or do you think it will be passed off as the same place, even if it is not? More damage control. As I recall, there have been posts here in the past about how Kate was not well liked when she worked there.

fidosmommy said...

You can read an excellent recap of
"The Twins are Mommy for a Day" episode that was posted right here at GWoP. Just Google that episode title and look for the
gosselinwithoutpity site.

MayDay said...

Twins are Mommy For a Day. This is the episode that some posters are referring too. Mady and Cara were expected to make BBQ Pizza in the oven. The oven was to be set at 400. Next there was French or Italian bread with the middle bread scraped out. They had to fill it with pre made BBQ chicken pieces, spread on tomato sauce and then slices of cheese on the top. You can google utube Twins are mommy for a day and click on part 3. The meal was set up for them to fail and for Kate to come in and rescue them. Original air date was December 2008 so the twins were about 8. Why couldn't of served PBJ or bologna sandwiches? Because that was something they could handle without Kate.

Put a bag over her head said...

Everytime I see that kitchen, I'm reminded of KrazyKhate hugging the sink "It's mine, all mine" in reference to the mcmansion.

bytheriver said...

Food is probably ditched the first chance possible at the dialysis center. I know diabetics end up on dialysis - baked goods? I would expect that other dialysis patients are on strict diets to avoid things that tax the kidneys. Odd choice.

Kari said...

This really cracks me up! Kate is so ignorant. I am a nurse who works in Dialysis and the phosphorous in baked goods is extremely high and generally not a good idea to consume when on Dialysis. Whatever Kate.

overthehill said...

i would love to see kates definition of organic

Nancy said...

In the twins' episode of "playing mommy for a day", they were seven years old, right? The same age as the tups are now? Their level of maturity compared to the tups is interesting.

Orem said...

I just watched a little clip of tonights eposide on radar online. That is all I want to see of this eposide. Did she really tape garbage bags to her counters or was that a tarp? Who really does that?

Kat - Ruthie-dos.blogspot.com said...

I saw the clips on radaronline and my jaw dropped... Kate looks like she's aged 10yrs in the past year... her face looks haggard... any pretense in the way of looking like a human being, let alone one who cares is GONE... she looks like a robot reciting words.

And I'm sorry, but kids learn through doing... and praise, not negativity... I'm all about kids helping clean, but COME ON... don't berate them for spilling and being kids... let them have fun, don't sweat the small stuff, and then give them all little dustpans and hand brooms and let them clean (of course you shoo them outside to play after and follow up with a swiffer or mop, but seriously)

irish wonder said...

I think watching fidosmommy clean out the kitty litter box would get better ratings.

TLC pull the plug already, not liking Kate aside, there is NOTHING left to see.

emm said...

If that many different items were going to bother Kate and "drive her crazy" then why bother at all? Maybe because then she wouldn't have anything to complain about...

WallyWinnie said...

Why did we need a "gross item" for the hodge podge meal anyway?

Are bagels and cream cheese really a main course?

I did not see or hear organic mentioned once during this show.

Damage control (and proof that they read this blog) about showing the chickens in the barn!
Aaiden just stood there in the barn and said he didn't know what to do just proves he is not involved in those chickens. Collin said there were no eggs, so they are busted trying to pull off that lil charade about the chickens!

Kate just had cereal instead of the kids hodge podge meal, which was all her idea!

PS most of the meal was all prepared items that the kids barely touched too.

Protect8 said...

"Twins for a Day" is perhaps the primary episode that awakened me to Kate Gossein's cruelty. Gumgate is a close second. Twins for a Day was one of the clearest examples of KG's narcissism. She wanted the twins to fail so that she could say she was the best mommy.

If I remember correctly, the episode ends (after she has made sure the twins know that they can't handle their younger siblings on their own - thanks to Kate's setting up failure) with Kate in a closet where she is supposedly packing up old clothes that are too small for her children. She asks Hannah, the only child present, to tell her who she thinks is the best mommy and of course, Hannah is so well indoctrinated by the narcissism by this time, replies, "You!"

To watch a mother compete with her two seven year old daughters, and deliberately want them to fail is one of the most disgusting things I've seen on this show. Unfortunately, Jon had a hand in this - but Kate was the boss.

If I taught a psych course that included explaining personality disorders, I would show this episode as an example of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

For all of us who grew up with mothers with NPD, we know what the future holds for the Gosselin children and it is not good.

High Road Faker said...

Four words: still in high chairs

fidosmommy said...

irish wonder said...
I think watching fidosmommy clean out the kitty litter box would get better ratings.


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LOL. All done. My cat came and got me at exactly 10:00. I did a VERY thorough job, and when it was all sparkly clean, I did it again. Rinsed a very long time. Took exactly one hour. Exactly.

Hmmmm. Did I miss anything between 10:00 and 11:00, exactly?

(snark)

Annie2 said...

"My cat came and got me at exactly 10:00. I did a VERY thorough job, and when it was all sparkly clean, I did it again. Rinsed a very long time. Took exactly one hour. Exactly. "

I cleaned my hedgehog cages. They also got the sparkle treatment. Then, I gave them a bath. Hedgie baths are more interesting then Kate Plus 8. They are sometimes more painful but only when I trim their nails. They are stubborn and will roll into a ball of spikes much like Kates previous hair style.

WonderButton said...

Full disclosure, I didn't watch, but commenting on a statement above regarding the chickens in the barn.....

I agree it was damage control. But, there's no way of knowing if these were the original chickens or replacements. Didn't she tweet something to the effect that Shoka got 8 of them? I can't remember exactly.

Of course her kids aren't involved with the chickens. One doesn't shovel out ckicken droppings with a golden spoon (golden plate).

And of course someone at TLC reads this blog. I regret now my past criticisms of her which may have steered them in their feeble attempts to apply "correctives" to Kate's image.

Sadly, there is no fix for a mom who won't eat food her kids make. Way to make them feel good, Kate. You're my vote for mother of the year. NOT!

I'm Ready, Mr.DeMille said...

I did not watch the show but I have questions....did they actually take their baked goods to a dialysis unit? Was this shown?
If it was shown. what was the reaction of the staff and/or patients at the facility?
If it was not shown, it probably means that there is FINALLY someone at TLC who is somewhat sane.

formerfan said...

She doesn't understand people's "warped" view of her. THEY WATCH YOUR SHOW KG. You behave atrociously, treat people, including your own children, poorly and speak to them without an ounce of kindness in your voice. Your behavior hasn't changed over the years. No matter how many times you SAY it, you haven't improved. Saying something over and over doesn't make it true, and people are smarter than that. Add to the fact that you always, always defend your poor behavior and bad attitude...just as you are on twitter regarding last night's episode. Do you know how many Mom's would love to have half the life you have...a beautiful home, a private education for their kids, never having to worry about plenty of food and clothing for their children? You DO have all that, at the expense of your children, and if your attitude and outlook on the show reflect the true you...you appreciate NONE of that. It is so very sad.

Rarity said...

If Khate thinks she's such a super-awesome cook, she should go on The Next Food Network Star. They would have a field day with her.

txmom said...

Two things I noticed...when the kids were on the scale at the foodbank, Kate exclaimed they weighed 275 pounds collectively..if all 6 little ones were on the scale, that's only 45.83 pounds per kid...and they are SEVEN.

Secondly,the kitchen scene...two KA mixers, I didn't look long enough to determine their sizes, but TWO? What was more shocking to me was, the mixers didn't MATCH, lol... (for the record, I have two KA mixers, different sizes, but they match,haha. I also paid for mine!)

Kate Gosselin has to be one of the stupidest, most ignorant women on the planet.

Surely Jon has a legal right to refuse that the kids cannot be signed to another contract when the current one expires..

Brenderneddie said...

Her eyes are made-up nicely but appear....dead. I've seen plastic dolls with more expression....it's borderline scary to look at her anymore....I hope that's not what her children have to see every time they look at Mommy...Kate, please think of how you appear to your kids, they love you.

MDonCall said...

Two things I noticed...when the kids were on the scale at the foodbank, Kate exclaimed they weighed 275 pounds collectively..if all 6 little ones were on the scale, that's only 45.83 pounds per kid...and they are SEVEN.

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They just turned seven. Their weight is perfectly normal. They are not tall kids and they are of slight build. Average weight of a seven-year-old is 45-55 pounds.

Elvira said...

According to the CDC, the 50th percentile for girls at age 7 is 50 pounds. The tups are on the smaller side of the growth curve as a group.

Glenda said...

I didn't see the part in the dyalysis center but I did watch the part about the dinner. Why bother letting them draw things if they are just going to switch around? Cara drew main 3 times then drew another. Then when a tup drew main she wanted it back. I was also confused about bagels and cream cheese being a main dish since when? Also if you are going to let your kids pick the meal don't complain the whole time you are doing it. I mean how low are these kids self esteem. also at the end she couldn't have been more bored giving a wrap up of the show. BORING!!! Also PUT YOUR LEG DOWN KATE!!!

Sharla said...

1.0 million viewers.

WallyWinnie said...

Kate and the kids did go to deliver the baked goods to the dialysis center. They showed her hugging her former co-worker, as if they were long lost best friends! Kate has not been back in 5 yrs or so and they expect us to believe she had that much fun and the people missed her? I do not believe it was the real place she worked at. I would love for anyone local (another nurse?) to verify this charade.


Kate, naturally, had to prove that she could set up the blood filtering machine after all this time away. No way would a legit hospital allow her to actually touch those machines. They were not actually going to use that certain machine in my opinion. Insurance and liability issues would trump Kate and TLC. That was just some prop for the show and a waste of time (fill) if you ask me.

She won't eat her kids cooking but expected the patients to eat those "goodies"!? They are not homeless, hungry people like from the food bank episode. They also are not diabetics. Those people may enjoy the treats , but it isn't like they are starving!

Ally said...

I would just like to know one thing... Why are these kids still in high chairs?!

heavennoseven said...

I saw a clip for a moment it auto started on Rader online when reading comments. Gosh, she is so rude. I thought the voice belonged to someone screaming on a tv show I watch,but it was Kate G.

Sharla said...

I rejected a comment for flawed analysis. Please read on the TV websites to understand how they are calculated before sending through false analysis. Thanks.

irish wonder said...

formerfan- Kate may have a beautiful home, but it has a $9,000 a month mortgage.

She is by no means set. She is not a movie star making 20 million a picture.

She is running out of steam, I would be willing to be there isn't much in investments.

I would also be willing to bet at some point the Konpound will have to be sold.

Look at how many real TV stars go broke and lose homes after they lose their sitcom.

And they don't have 8 kids.

Sharla said...

In partial answer to a question:
Wasn't the second half hour a repeat of the tups'birthday? I no longer watch the show so don't know what aired. Ratings for repeats aren't really an issue here. So basically a rerun of the tups' birthday was pretty much as good a ratings draw as a new episode?

Definition of rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

The .4 for 18-49 means that less than half of a percent of the 18-49 year old audience watching TV last night tuned in to Kate.

kate, not at my clinic... said...

I can't believe kate went to the dialysis center where she worked at. They couldn't stand her there. It wouldn't suprise me a bit if she went somewhere else, or they went to the one where she worked and hugged someone who had never met her before.

There is no way kate can assemble and get a machine ready with the new filter line system that they have at my clinic. They just started it and the girls (love them dearly) are getting use to them.

She had to of put them on a machine that they were not going to use on a patient. The liability! lol

I have told several nurses at my clinic that kate was a dialysis nurse and they go, are you serious?

lol.

Shoka's Understudy

Annie 2 said...

"I would just like to know one thing... Why are these kids still in high chairs?!"

I have two theories on this.

1) Kate is waiting for someone to buy the chairs for her.
She is a big fan of freebies.

2) It makes the kids appear younger then they actually are.

Either way, I don't think its right. They should have been in regular chairs around the same time they got regular beds.

ncgirl said...

"I would just like to know one thing... Why are these kids still in high chairs?!"

She said in a tweet that would change this summer. It'll probably be a stupid show.

Angel 1 said...

Anonymous High Road Faker said...

Four words: still in high chairs

6/27/2011 10:32 PM

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And a few more words...why are the any of the kids, much less the twins who are 10, still using those stupid compartment trays??? And I see that Khate is still feeding them hardly anything at all. Shame on you Khate, and I hope you choke on your cereal.

Leigh Ann said...

"I would just like to know one thing... Why are these kids still in high chairs?!"

She said in a tweet that would change this summer. It'll probably be a stupid show.
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I hope they don't make that a show. "The Sextuplets ditch the high chairs". Those poor kids won't be able to show their faces at school.

Jenny O said...

I agree with Irish Wonder, regarding the possible state of Kate's finances.

First of all, Kate is not very intelligent. She's greedy and grasping and appearances are very important to her. That's why she couldn't be satisfied with the prior house the family was living in and had to purchase that huge home with the $9,000/month mortgage.

Once the show is over, I fail to see how Kate will maintain that mortgage. I don't know the particulars of Jon's income, but if he's making $150K per year, I'd be very surprised and he should be thanking his lucky stars. If he is court-ordered to pay 1/2 of that salary for child support, that's still only $75K per year. That doesn't cover the mortgage, much less would it cover the property taxes, utility bills, maintenance, not to mention the private school tuition, clothing costs, health insurance costs, grocery bills, etc., etc.

I wonder when push comes to shove, will Kate pull the kids out of private school before she even considers trimming any budget items that apply to her?

Sharla said...

Hi everyone. I'm not sure of the origin of the $9K a month mortgage figure, but would appreciate people not continuing to use it unless someone can substantiate it. And no, I don't want this to begin a mortgage discussion. :)

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Hi everyone. I'm not sure of the origin of the $9K a month mortgage figure, but would appreciate people not continuing to use it unless someone can substantiate it.

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Makes sense to me. Someone did pull the mortgage figure out of a hat and state it as fact and it was posted. Nobody here knows how much mortgage Kate is paying, and as such, any amount set forth is just rumor.

I wouldn't even begin to speculate on her finances or how much she has invested. I can pretty much figure, however, what she needs to maintain that property and other expenses that go along with it, including taxes, utilities, tuition and the like. It's a considerable amount.

ronlee said...

She lives in Conrad Weiser School District, same one I live in...I just received my school tax bill today....$7,900...My home is accessed at $380,000.... her taxes has to be more... she has to pay her taxes, plus pay for private schooling....(anyone have an idea what that costs for 8 children?)

Chelle (Tori & Lucas at Home) said...

txmom said...

Two things I noticed...when the kids were on the scale at the foodbank, Kate exclaimed they weighed 275 pounds collectively..if all 6 little ones were on the scale, that's only 45.83 pounds per kid...and they are SEVEN.

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So? As much as I dislike Kate, I don't see what's wrong with seven year olds weighing in at 45.83 pounds each???

My six year old is 48.25" tall and only weighs 46 pounds. 46 pounds is considered exactly average at 6, but the fact that she is super tall makes her very thin. She eats nonstop, but she's very active (and honestly, growing like crazy!!!)

I'm guessing the 6 aren't tall at all and that my daughter is taller than them. Therefore, their weight seems perfectly normal to me.

I'm all for criticizing Kate, she makes me sick, but not for things that aren't actually a problem!

Mary said...

was Cara and Maddy on that scale

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

she has to pay her taxes, plus pay for private schooling....(anyone have an idea what that costs for 8 children?)

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Six in first grade, two in fifth grade = $134,000 (within a few dollars) annual tuition, up from last year, not including uniforms, books and supplies.

The total taxes for her home is found on the internet.

JoAnne said...

Regardless of the specific figures of their mortgage, property taxes, and tuition for private school, I think we can safely say that even if Jon and Kate were still married and living in the same household, a nurse and whatever it is Jon does could not afford it. Once the big showbiz bucks stop, whatever Kate has that isn't locked up in trust for the kids will only last so long. It's very frightening to contemplate what Kate will do when she has to go back to living as she did before. From what he know of her, she believes being a star is her destiny, and she never accepts blame for anything. I truly shudder to imagine what it will be like for those kids once her showbiz career is over for good.

Jenny O said...

I truly shudder to imagine what it will be like for those kids once her showbiz career is over for good.
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Considering it's pretty miserable for them right now, one can only imagine how much worse it will get. If she is threatening them to not spill a single speck of sugar on the floor while they are still earning money for her, what sort of attitude will she have toward them once their usefulness for her is over?

And I'm sorry I repeated the quoted mortgage figure. I have no idea of the monthly mortgage amount she pays, only that it has to be quite large considering the purchase price of the home. Also, some general information is public, such as property tax rates and private school tuition rates.

No matter what, I definitely believe a lot of money goes out the door every month just to keep the roof over their heads and the appearance of wealth going. There will come a tipping point where taking cash advances from credit cards or using lines of credit won't be an option anymore, and the house of cards will come crashing down. (I still remember watching a show about Jose Canseco, trying to somehow come back from his disastrous choices. They showed the poor guy actually breaking into his home, which was in foreclosure. He was living with a girlfriend in her home or apartment, and I am pretty sure she was supporting him. This was a guy who once made millions and had it all. Kate is going down a similar path, overspending and refusing to face reality.)

Been There, Done That said...

No matter what, I definitely believe a lot of money goes out the door every month just to keep the roof over their heads and the appearance of wealth going. There will come a tipping point where taking cash advances from credit cards or using lines of credit won't be an option anymore, and the house of cards will come crashing down.

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Absolutely. Based on my knowledge of taxes, tuition, mortgage, household expenses, property maintenance, cost of living in the area, I sat down and figured out how much she needs annually JUST TO LIVE - nothing over and beyond for vacations and tanning, dining at upscale restaurants, etc., and the amount is staggering.

kate can't do sh** said...

I know a lot of people want Kate's house of cards to come crashing down on top of her but I think people underestimate her. She is no dummy when it comes to finances and stashing her money. I mean the kid's money. I am referring to her star performance during Coupongate. That says it all to me. I predict that if the money starts running out (and it won't for some time because there is so much of it socked away)she will downsize way before then. Hate to say this, but I give her a little more common sense than most people do. Yes, she blows a lot of cash on herself, but I think she budgets well too to keep her life comfortable. Again, this is just my opinion. I kind of hope I'm wrong though....heh heh heh. Sorry Kate. Almost sounded like I was defending you.

Tess said...

There are really no words to express how I feel about Kate and what she continues to do to those precious kids.
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txmom... if all 6 little ones were on the scale, that's only 45.83 pounds per kid...and they are SEVEN.
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My little guy is 7 and just jumped from 34lbs to 38lbs. He is 42" - just a small one. If they are 45lbs - they certainly outweigh mine. Some kids are just small. Though small, my son has been in a regular chair since 3 - can not believe those kids have to deal with the fact that their classmates could potentially see them on TV in highchairs with prison plates.

Brummygirl said...

Having had company from England for a month, I did not see any clips from the Hodge Podge Dinner or cookie making, until last night.
"Spill a speck of sugar and you are in trouble"??? Even on a plastic sheet that Kate put on the counter?
She hates messes but not enough to earn money filming it. Gosh, if she saw my kitchen when I was baking, I would be sent to my room for a decade!!
Besides the kids still being in high chairs, what is with the booster seats for the car? My daughters would have been mortified to be seen in a car booster seat at that age. The kids do not take their booster seats on the school buses, so why in the car?
I have only seen part one with the cookie making and the shopping part where the lady at the check out twice "said her lines" about the last time she saw them, they were at school! What? That makes no sense!! There again, nothing that Kate does makes sense.
Twitter on little Twit, no one important is listening.

Pony said...

"Besides the kids still being in high chairs, what is with the booster seats for the car?"

What is with the booster seats is a change in the laws since I had young children. In most states, kids under 57 inches tall and 80 pounds must be in booster seats when riding in cars. In PA, all kids must be in booster seats until they are 8, so the sextuplets don't have a choice. Laws about restraints on school buses are different, where most states don't require any seatbelts or booster seats.

fidosmommy said...

So, it looks like those kids will be small and in car booster seats until they are 16 unless Kate changes her obsession with limiting food intake.

Kat - Ruthie-dos.blogspot.com said...

boosters help the seatbelt fit properly... my own daughter is 7 and still uses a highback booster seat... not simply a backless like kate's kids were (and in that rental... a ford, there are no headrests to provide the needed protection from whiplash)

A child should use a booster until the seatbelt fits properly, usually between the ages of 10-12yrs old, when they are at least 4'9" tall... but it depends on the vehicle.

My son will turn 10 on Tuesday, July 19, and he can fit the seatbelt properly in my van, but not in the outer seats of his dad's car, so he still uses a backless booster there and will until the seatbelt fits properly.