Thursday, May 7, 2009
Jon & Kate
Have you seen the headlines about Jon & Kate lately? She was on The Today Show this morning to promote her latest book and address the rumors that Jon was unfaithful to her. As much as I LOVE the show, I hate what I see it doing to their family. I do not want to see this couple on the cover of US Weekly and I certainly don't want to have to listen to her defend her marriage while promoting a book about family. Why does the media have to do this to people?! Even if he has cheated on his wife, which I doubt, why do magazines need to splash it all over their covers for us to read about? This is just a nice family from Pennsylvania who happened into an extraordinary life. I know that they have benefited financially from their show, books, etc. Who can blame them for trying to make the most of their 15 minutes?! They have EIGHT children. Just the cost of college alone for that many kids is staggering.... It's just sad that they are being subjected to this. As much as I would hate the see them end their show, I wonder if it wouldn't be the best thing for them to do at this point. Especially as the kids get older, this kind of media attention is going to have such a negative effect on them. It's so hard! I don't want to lost my Jon & Kate Plus Eight but I also want them to be happy! What a dilemma....
Now, since I'm talking about the show.....what are your thoughts on it? Do you think Kate is a wee bit - what's the word - bitchy? I hate to say that but she is a little hard on Jon sometimes. That being said, I don't know how I would behave if I had eight children. Yikes.
Which of the children is your fav? I think I like Aaden and Hannah the best. Aaden is adorable (is it wrong that I wish that my own child will have to wear glasses?) I love that Hannah is a 'little mommy'. So cute!
What ever happened to Aunt Jodi? And what's the deal with Jon and Kate's parents? Why aren't they in the picture? I know his father passed away but I can't imagine a grandparent not wanting to be involved in the lives of those little ones.