May 28, 2009

It Was Bound To Come To This

But everybody else is doing it!

Yes, if everyone else jumped off a bridge, I would do it too.

In this case it's blogging about Jon & Kate Plus 8. Before the recent broughaha, I watched maybe a total of 7 minutes of this show. I mean, damn, 6 babies? I'm into some questionable stuff but watching that kind of torture isn't a fetish of mine. Of course I've heard that Kate is an eviscerating tyrant and the babies are adorable and Jon is essentially an abused spouse. Then, all my favorite blogs got hijacked by Kate-Hate and I'll admit I caved to the pressure. In the last few days I've devoured all that is JK8 and I've come to my own conclusions.

None of you should be surprised to find out that I'm leaning a different way than most of you.

First of all, she has 8 kids. Eight! I've got 2 and I'm about to climb a tower with a rifle some days. The mere fact that she isn't rocking in a corner somewhere speaks volumes for me.

People are all kinds of pissed off at Kate and there is no mercy to be found. People are pissed because her looks have changed and she's "vain". Yeah, she looks different than at the beginning. Do you think for one second if someone, anyone, offered to pay for cosmetic procedures for me that I would even consider saying no? And anyway, how is she different than any other celebrity when they get super-famous? Take a peek at Jennifer Aniston before and after Friends.


People are pissed that she quit her local gym to use a personal trainer at home and because she has help with the kids and housework. Who in their right mind would opt to sweat like a pig with the masses over getting private personal training at home? Not I, said the pig.

People are pissed because they get so much free stuff and because she takes a bodyguard with her most places. So you're telling me that you would reject free Gymboree clothes for your kids? Whatev. And if I read about myself the things written about her, I'd feel the need for a little added security, too.

People are pissed because they live in a huge house and take lavish vacations. Guess what? They are rich now. Very few people who come into money keep the same standard of living as before. I assure you I would be jetting off to far-away places and living in a mansion if I had that kind of money. And so would the majority of you.

People are pissed because she is gone a lot for work and because she doesn't treat her husband right. I'm way irritated over these issues. If the roles were reversed and he was gone all the time it wouldn't be an issue at all. He'd get the atta-boys for working hard and providing for his family. It's bullshit. And as far as the way she treats him? You know what? Grow a backbone and stand up for yourself or pack your shit and go. I am definately not on the Poor Jon bandwagon.

That season premier was sad. All in all, you and I don't know a damn thing. We know what The Enquirer tells us, we know what the editors of JK8 choose to show us, and based on that, we think we know what is going on. We don't. Talk about judging other mothers and tearing other mothers down...

28 comments:

**~Paula~** said...

I totally agree with you! Although they did not pay for that house or their lavash vacations!

Jessica said...

THANK YOU, TY, TY!! I have been DYING to write the exact same thing. People are jealous and envious of her life, hell i'm a little jealous(of the free stuff, $ etc.. not the hubby issues of course). Anyway, I can't believe people are JK8 hating, its funny you will love a show, someone, something and when your watching the show you actually fuel their income and then get mad they make that much $ and use it? There was a time they couldn't afford anything! Be happy for what they've done for themselves. Let them deal with their relationship in private, we're fueling that too. The more we care the more it'll be on the cover of US. I'm sad for them. They are still a FAMILY that is falling apart. And have you seen photos from her wedding and college days? She had long blonde beautiful hair, she wasn't always frumpy. Who cares, I'd want to look good again too! Sorry for ranting on your comment board. LoL!

The Red Headed Mama said...

I turned an episode on maybe in season 2 (I think). I couldn't stand Kate to make it through the whole show and haven't watched since.

I don't have issues with her changing her looks, her gym or her house. Whatever. She just annoys me; her tone, her attitude, everything.

I get that she has 8 kids and it's not easy but I'm pretty sure she'd be a bitch with just 1 (or 2).
I'm also not in camp Jon. He's an adult, he should have stepped up a long time ago and told her to STFU :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Well said!! I, personally, dont watch the show... my co workers do and I have heard it all... but we are not in their lives daily and you are right about the producers of the show... showing US what THEY want us to see... damn reality tv... so bad but so addicting!

Bridget/queenofhaddock said...

I agree with you on all of that...mostly the we "don't know a damn thing" part. It's easy to say what side we're on when they're just some people on TV. But they're more than just people on TV. They're people in real life. It's sad, really.

MoonNStarMommy said...

I use to watch JK8 all the time but then I stumbled across the blog of (apparently) the sister of Aunt Jody. Now if you didn't watch earlier episodes of JK8 - you probably wouldn't know who Aunt Jody is, so here is a little explo ... she was the most trusted friend who lived in this great big house that Kate would turn to anytime she needed a sitter for some or all the kids. After reading that I started seeing Kate in a whole new light, or maybe it was the show in a new light? I donno. Anyway - because of all the broughaha ... I DVR'd the newest episode, but I haven't watched it yet.

natalie said...

Stumbled to your blog, and I'm in right there with you. Very powerful last statement. It's so sad when mothers use their claws on other mothers.

melanie said...

AMEN!! I also believe that there are three sides to every story... his story, her story, and the REAL story... and I don't believe the real story is coming out through any sort of cut & paste reality show nor Entertainment Television...

Great post!

Krissi said...

I'm effin speechless..... seriously .... and not speechless because I can't think of a valid argument, but speechelss because I could not agree more with you! Effin Hell, what does this say about me???? LMAO

CaseyDeuce said...

*applaud*

I've been avoiding this post at my site...

The Main Ladybug said...

Hmmmm, don't know sh*%$ about JK8, but as usual, you've made some real good points! Women can be so catty and judgmental of each other. Throw in some fame and money, and you've got a virtual war going on!

Have a great day!

Sara Bonds said...

I'm sure you read my very strong opinion at my blog (posted before my most recent WW). I have been watching for so long, and researching out of a crazy need to know more. So, I am TOTALLY one of those Kate haters. I didn't use to be, though.

Jen said...

Thank you for a fresh perspective on this. I found this show when I was pregnant with the triplets and it helped me know that my situation was doable. I quit watching the show a long time ago b/c it mirrors my life too much and I want to watch TV to escape screaming kids not hear more of them.
Anyway, I liked this post. You are right on.

Jen said...

very very very well put! I agree with you almost 100%. We, the viewers, don't know shit about what really goes on and what gets left on the editing room floor. I don't have a problem with people having opinions on JK8 but its not necessary to rip them to shreds if you don't like them.

Stacie's Madness said...

i can finally get your page loaded...for real, I was having martian withdrawals...

Kathy said...

You are so right, but I still think she is a bitch. She just is a rich bitch now.

Anonymous said...

No.. no.. I do not agree w/her actions SLASH life style.. watch from the beginning.. she IS NOT the same.. yes. You benefit.. yes.. but.. you can still be a good person. She is stuck up .. stick up her ass.. my shit don't stink .. STUCK up.

I do admit i did feel bad when she cried.. when she had to plan the party by herself w/ her "HELPERS". Yes.. but.. She is STUCK.. like she said.. she does regret the way she treated Jon.. No.. I don't think it's right for him to cheat.. NO NO NO. He's an ass IF HE did. He probably did... yes... but.. asses meet asses.. the end. They ARE NOT the first family to have a effed up life.. Not at all... So.. only give you .. empathy so much.. not sympothy

Anonymous said...

I don't watch reality t.v. of any kind. Primarily because it really isn't reality, it's staged reality. That being said. I, as all of you, have seen the headlines and heard the sound bites. They complain that the media and the paparazzi are ruining their lives, they can't go anywhere, whine, whine, whine.
Here's a tip. STOP CALLING THEM AND INVITING THEM INTO YOUR HOME! Here's another one. DON'T SIGN ANY CONTRACT THAT READS, "WE THE MEDIA WILL BE UP YOUR ASS 24/7 AND OH YEAH, WE'LL ALSO BE CASHING IN (ALONG WITH YOU, THE PARENTS) ON THE CUTENESS OF YOUR CHILDREN. IN RETURN WE'LL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LOVELY HOME AND REALLY COOL HAIR STYLES AND SOME EXTRA CASH ON HAND." Please sign below.
I have no sympathy for these people or anyone like them.

Funny in my mind said...

I personally think Jon is a putz. He needs a job so that when and if the money runs out, they can still feed the kids. Plus, he would be busy working instead of screwing around. The stupid show gives them all of these perks, I agree, take them while you can. I love to read tabloids, it makes my life seem easier.

parentingBYdummies said...

I'm sure you are right that people hate Kate for these reasons. I used to watch the show b/c I enjoyed her approach to organization and managing numerous kids. Like if she can w/8 I can w/3. But, if she's not even really doing that stuff, as in lots of people help her, then I don't really feel the same connection to her. Certainly if I have people help me I can make what I do look easy as well. It never really bothered me that she was a condescending biotch. Figured Jon liked it so whatever. And, I don't feel bad that they are being scrutinized by the media. Price you pay for being rich and on TV. I'd like a little media scrutiny, I think! Anyway, great post:)

Mommy of M's said...

I have watched this show from the very beginning, I have always loved it, and I am addicted to it and all the news about it lately.

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING you have said!!

Farmers Wife said...

I have only read a little about her, but now of course I shall be on wikipedia at once. This family is probably looked apon as a strange one by aussies....

Amanda said...

Damn straight.

Michelle said...

I am with you! Scarily enough my personality is similar to Kate's and my husband's to Jon's. When I started watching the show I watched it as much for their interactions as the kids. It was my marriage to the extreme. Sure she is bossy and short-tempered with Jon but she is under a lot of stress and he is not perfect either. It is sad. The show is not the same as the first two seasons before they had money and Jon still had to work. At this point I think the show needs to stop and they need some counseling. Fast! My husband thinks she is stubborn enough to insist the show go on even if it means her marriage which is a sad, sad thing. I would be fighting for my marriage. Could you imagine raising 8 kids as a single parent?

Debra said...

This is also why I do not watch such drivel. All these so-called "reality shows are a load of crap. There have been families throughout history that have had several kids and have all manage to survive without all the hype. I cast my vote by choosing not to watch ANY of them! Seriously, is this what we consider "entertaining"? These shows are nowhere near REALITY. People like to gripe when they get all the "free" stuff, yet if they just stopped watching the show it would end. I cannot comment on how vain she is, or how sad he is, or envy all the stuff that being on television brings, because I find it just too sad that the American people find this even remotely worth their time. Come on now do we really need to make people celebrities for having kids? setting up dates?screwing your friend?

Colleen said...

OMG Someone agrees with me...

People say she's too hard and freaks when she's off schedule... DUDE! Me trying to manage two kids and a husband and keep them in some sort of routine to go do something on time is like psychotic. But 8?! Hell no. I'd be grasping at order amidst chaos too if I were her. But I'll never be her. I'll never try for "just one more" and end up with 6 unless God reaches out and bitch-slaps me with an unlucky stick again (he's done that once when he took my first son's twin brother).

Anyways - I love your blog. Found you through Twitter. Laughed my ass off just now back reading your stuff.

Jo said...

Wow it's like it came out of my own mouth! Well said! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I just noticed I have a new reader...I wondered for a day or two if I'd always had 42 or if this was new! ;)
I agree with you on this one too. I feel bad that things have gotten so publiicized and not in a good way. I can't imagine being either parent of all those kids. IMHO John needs to man up and tell her where to stick it sometimes and she needs to bite it and stfu (sorry). We all need to be told we're wrong when we're wrong ... and I would totally jet off somewhere and upgrade my house if I had the money!

Lovin' what I'm seein' here at your Spot...I'll be back!