I LOVE Jon and Kate Plus 8. I just think it's fun and easy and I really enjoy the real-life, totally uninteresting drama that takes place--especially now as a mom. I think we can all see a little bit of ourselves in Jon and Kate and that is really comforting. But, I started seeing less and less of myself in them. Vow renewals in Hawaii for a family of 10? Um, no, I won't be doing that anytime soon. Then, the new house, the mansion on hundreds of acres. Again, not quite as easy to relate to. But, I thought, good for them. If I had the resources I wouldn't be living in 1500sq ft of mostly-remodeled house in the most depressing and culture free city (unless you call Red Robin and Azteca culture) in the state, except for maybe Kent (I guess we're just the Kent of the north). Anyway, I digress, I was watching the show tonight and they played a preview for next week where they glimpsed the couple talking about how they're marriage was in "trouble." I'd also been hearing rumors of this, so I decided to get online. I discovered 2 things. 1. People are ridiculous. They're posting pictures of Jon posing with 2 women and using it for proof that he cheated. 2. Jon and Kate are HATED. I mean hated. I decided to see what all the fuss was about and came across this article: http://www.phillymag.com/articles/jon_and_kate_gosselin/page1
Okay. Probably most of you won't read that article--it's 6 pages long, but it's thought provoking (I can't believe I just said that about something so ridiculous). I know that it's so easy to target people in the spotlight and judge them really unfairly and without considering their feelings or their reality, but this article struck a chord. Maybe it's not all so fun and sweet and charming. Which sucks, because now watching this show is not a better, less ridiculous option than the Real Housewives of New York. They're now equally ridiculous and equally fake. Although, at least RHNY doesn't claim to be something it's not, except none of them are actually housewives. Whatever. I can't believe how feeble this is making me sound. Listen, I work really hard in school and at being a mom, sometimes you just need an escape. My escape is watching a woman who has a lot less time and a lot more children than me--it just makes me feel a little better about my situation.
Why am I fascinated by this garbajsh (that's French BTW)????