Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8

I am a faithful follower of Jon & Kate Plus 8.  My 5 yr old and I enjoy watching it together.  I know there has always been controversy over what type of wife/mother/person Kate is.  I personally think that she is just your typical strong personality person.  We all know those people who have a "bossy", or more assertive, personality.  So take that person, and add 8 children, 6 of which are the same age, and can you imagine how that assertive personality would change?  Sure she can be bossy, aka bitchy, to her husband, but can't we all?  And she has always said that yes, this is absolutely 100% reality tv, what you see is what you get.  Even on the entry to their show she states, "it may not be a perfect life, but it's our life".  So, obviously I imagine you're seeing that I don't have bad feelings towards her.  I have to give her credit for taking care of 8 kids.  Her sextuplets are the same age as my oldest son.  I cannot imagine having gone through the past 5 yrs with another 5 of him!  You would have had to admit me to the nut house!

Recently we've all heard the conversations about how Jon was unfaithful to Kate.  There is a part of me that finds it hard to believe his denials.  #1, your wife is out of town on a book tour, why the hell are you out at the bar with a 23 yr old girl?  I don't care if there are other people around, the girl is way too young, you are married, and who is keeping your 8 children while you're at the bar?  I believe it was on People.com where I read his statement about how he has spent time at her house and she at his, they are friends and that is what friends do.  I don't know about the rest of you, but if my husband was to bring a female friend home to hang out, there'd be some serious issues.  Especially if I'm not home.  There are appropriate friendships, and then there are inappropriate friendships, and in my opinion (which of course means it's right) his friendship is inappropriate.  Kate was shown on the Today show and right off the get go she was asked about the alleged affair.  Kate looked so reserved, and almost sad.  She said they have decided to handle this matter privately but that she hesitates to believe that Jon was unfaithful.  Chalking this up to "this is what comes with having a public life".  I just feel really sorry for her.  

So to Kate... if you ever happen to come across this blog, I think you're wonderful, you hang in there, and don't let your husband make a fool of you.  Maybe that last line isn't appropriate, I just don't know what else to say.

So to my readers out there, what do you think?  I'm sure this can be a pretty controversial conversation, but lets hear what you have to say! 

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I don't know much about it and I haven't watched the show very often, but regardless of the kind of person Kate is, you don't cheat on your spouse. You just don't. And you don't have friends of the opposite sex like that. What a crummy position she has gotten herself into...

Elizabeth said...

I meant she is in... not gotten herself into because its not her fault.

Cristina said...

I am with you girl...my husband would not be hanging out with a female friend at my house when I wasn't there! There is something seriously wrong with that

Trixie said...

I think guys should have female friends, just as I have male friends, but there are boundaries that you have to follow. But, if I was in the spotlight I would do everything I could not to look like I was doing anything wrong since the tabloids blow everything out of proportion.

I noticed you recently started following me so I tagged you in a meme to learn more about you. :)

S. said...

I am having a hard time believing that he would be unfaithful to Kate. However, I agree with you that his behavior us totally out of line. Do you watch the Hills?? Heidi draged Spenser to couple's therapy because he was hanging out with a hot girl from a bar and she said that whether or not he is acutally physically cheeting on her, he was having an emotional affair with this girl and maybe that is what's going on with Jon. That would be super sad, as I was really excited to see them renew their vows with their kids. I hope that he is not wavering, and that God will redirect his mind to the woman he loves.

Taryn said...

I have no idea what is going on in their lives- but I do not envy their fame. I used to think I would- but not anymore- way to stressful!

Also- I agree with you- if my husband was hanging out with other women, or bring lady friends to our home there would be some serious discussions. Appropriate and inappropriate relationships is dead on.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

After reading another article last weekend with comments from the girl's brother, I think it's true. He lives with his sister and Jon has been coming over and leaving hours later. I think a lot of people wait until their relationship is too unrepairable and fall into this situation (affair) instead of going to counseling to correct problems in their relationship. Like they are looking for something they don't have which is wrong, but sadly happens. I hope they recover from this for the kids' sake.