Well, Thank You! I am openly opining that material desires have played a significant role in Kate's thinking from the beginning.Originally Posted by mushybrain;4048484;
I think everybody, parents and non-parents alike, has their own ideas about what children need and don't need, what is acceptable or not acceptable, what constitutes an absolute necessity and what would just be a nice luxury to have.
You may be right. I don't think that many people would argue that certainly now she has a definite taste for fame, etc.Originally Posted by mushybrain;4048484;
What I am suggesting is that in her view, before she became famous, space to play and organic food, etc were things that she believed that her children needed, that it would be unacceptable to her for them not to have those things. And I believe that's why she agreed to do the show.
Now once the show became successful, she obviously enjoyed all the perks, and once her marriage began to unravel on the show, and it became a huge hit, clearly her notions of what her kids - and she - need and must have has gone way beyond room to play and organic food.
I don't remember at exactly which episode in which season the show "jumped the shark," but I do remember LOTS of discussions, online and off, in which I joined others in lamenting that the show had ceased to be about the day-to-day life of an ordinary family with eight small children, including sextuplets, and begun to be about the family's endless series of public appearances, sometimes all together, sometimes just Kate, and how well her books were doing, and the difficulties of keeping the papparazzi at bay.
I guess I'm a difficult viewer to please, because I just noticed I started my 1st post in this thread complaining about how boring the recent "specials" have been, all about Kate and her faulty hose spigot!
A TV show isn't going to be an option for most of them. Unless the "lot" gets up there in Duggar territory, or some of the children are sextuplets. The bar has been set pretty high now.Originally Posted by mushybrain;4048484;
But I think you make a very good point. I know people who don't have a TV. I know people who consider a TV to be a necessity.
I can say the same thing about electricity, a pool, an indoor kitchen, an indoor pool, water piped into the house, an indoor bathroom, multiple indoor bathrooms, shampoo, goats, air conditioning, a car, a Chanel bag, teeth, straight teeth, - the list goes on!
We all have our own notions of where the line is drawn, what's acceptable or not in terms of our standard of living.
I'm certainly not advocating Kate's as a universal one that everybody should have, I'm just saying that's hers - or rather, that was hers.