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    I also think it's not a matter of not liking them or the show overall, but not liking aspects of what they do. Or even simply disagreeing with how they go about doing some things. I think they're doing well for themselves and obviously are having the ability to do many things that very few others can do. Which is why I don't understand their attitude towards helping other people out. That's where I come from regarding them. I love watching the show and will most likely watch the new episodes tonight too. It doesn't mean I have to love every single thing about them or the show!

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    Why doesn't Kate ever go on any of the boys' outings? I know Kate said it was because they didn't have a sitter but they always have a sitter when it's one of the girls' day out. She didn't go on Joel's nor Aiden's special day. Tonight when they were leaving the equestrian center Kate said that Hannah's favorite part of the day was walking hand in hand with both of her parents. Little boys like that too Kate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtope723;2881305;
    I cannot believe the number of people that are complaining about the Gosselin's. I think they do a great job raising their kids. I love watching their show because I can totally identify with them. My daughter is about the same age as the twins and my son is a couple months older than the sextuplets. I cannot imagine trying to juggle 8 kids 24/7. I applaud them both for a job well done!

    I also laugh a lot when I watch Jon & Kate interact because it sounds so much like me and my husband. We love each other, but there are times we get frustrated with each other -- I expect him to do things my way, and when he doesn't I tend to get upset. We both work full-time and try to spend as much time with our kids as possible, but it is not always an easy task.

    I believe their show is the most authentic of any reality show on TV -- kids fight, parents don't always see eye-to-eye, and there is always a problem to resolve. I only have two kids and have the same problems as the Gosselin's. My daughter gets upset/jealous at times because she believes her brother gets more attention. My son gets mad at his sister because things don't go his way. They are siblings -- it's normal to have spats. I can remember doing the same things with my brothers.

    As for Valentine's gifts, I don't know why some people are upset that they bought little dollar gifts for their kids! Everyone has a different way of raising their kids -- I thought it was great! How many of you made the day as special as they did? I know I didn't get up and make heart-shaped pancakes or packed heart-shaped sandwiches for my daughter lunch.

    As for their financial status - I really don't think it's anyone's business! But IT specialists generally make pretty good money, and many times they can work from home. I believe the money they receive from the show probably helps out a lot; but give them credit -- they do try to spend as much time as possible with their kids. I'm sure if they both worked the childcare alone would eat them alive. Do I believe they are selling-out their children - No. I believe they are trying to do the best they can with the oppotunities that have been presented to them. Doesn't everyone try to do that? If the shoe was on the other foot, what would you do? If the cameras and attention were that intrusive I don't believe they would continue to allow them in their home. I know they have scheduled speaking engagements that takes them away from their children, but I don't see the difference between them being away for a day or two on the weekends or not seeing them all day during the week.

    I know everyone has the right to their own opinion, but until you are in their shoes I don't think anyone can truly judge if they are right or wrong. Plus, if you think they are that bad, why do you continue watching the show? Find something else to watch.

    Ita I think we believe bcause we see an hour of taped footage of a real family that we know them. What the Gooselin's do with their money and how they earn it is nobodys business

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDiva2007;2884601;
    Ita I think we believe bcause we see an hour of taped footage of a real family that we know them. What the Gooselin's do with their money and how they earn it is nobodys business
    As was stated previously, it's not how much money they have but their sense of entitlement that bothers people. If the Gosselins wanted to keep their finances private and not publicize the fact that anyone can send their children gifts then it wouldn't be an issue.
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    I don't see this family as being entitled or feeling entitled. I watch this show for enjoyment. I don't frankly care how they make their money and/or who they recieve funds or gifts from. It just plain doesn't matter to me. I see them as a loving but large family and not some research project I need to disect. Anyone who can have that many small children and not be in a mental ward is ok in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDiva2007;2884690;
    I don't see this family as being entitled or feeling entitled. I watch this show for enjoyment. I don't frankly care how they make their money and/or who they recieve funds or gifts from. It just plain doesn't matter to me. I see them as a loving but large family and not some research project I need to disect. Anyone who can have that many small children and not be in a mental ward is ok in my book.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDiva2007;2884690;
    I don't see this family as being entitled or feeling entitled. I watch this show for enjoyment. I don't frankly care how they make their money and/or who they recieve funds or gifts from. It just plain doesn't matter to me. I see them as a loving but large family and not some research project I need to disect. Anyone who can have that many small children and not be in a mental ward is ok in my book.
    I enjoy the show for the children. They are precious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDiva2007;2884690;
    I don't see this family as being entitled or feeling entitled. I watch this show for enjoyment. I don't frankly care how they make their money and/or who they recieve funds or gifts from. It just plain doesn't matter to me. I see them as a loving but large family and not some research project I need to disect. Anyone who can have that many small children and not be in a mental ward is ok in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny555;2884263;
    Why doesn't Kate ever go on any of the boys' outings? I know Kate said it was because they didn't have a sitter but they always have a sitter when it's one of the girls' day out. She didn't go on Joel's nor Aiden's special day. Tonight when they were leaving the equestrian center Kate said that Hannah's favorite part of the day was walking hand in hand with both of her parents. Little boys like that too Kate.
    On the show last night she said they couldn't get a sitter for 8 different outings so decided to get a sitter when they take the girls out but for the boys they would go alone with Jon for 'male bonding'.

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    I don't see this family as being entitled or feeling entitled. I watch this show for enjoyment. I don't frankly care how they make their money and/or who they recieve funds or gifts from. It just plain doesn't matter to me. I see them as a loving but large family and not some research project I need to disect. Anyone who can have that many small children and not be in a mental ward is ok in my book.
    Anyone who can produce that many children by artificial means and expect special consideration for the choice they made, from expecting extra Medicaid assistance from the taxpayers when they weren't entitled to it, to selling out their kids' privacy to a TV show so they can profit from them, gets no respect from me.

    As for their finances, the Gosselins are the ones who made their circumstances public, no one forced it on them. There would have been no speculation about them if they had taken care of their own business, as most of us who prefer to lead a private life would do. But when you expect taxpayers to finance a situation you voluntarily created, and go public with it, then, yeah, people are going to talk about your finances.

    What's being discussed about these people is what they chose to put into the public domain, so I have no sympathy for what they've brought on themselves. No one is invading their privacy, they sold it to TLC when they chose to do a TV show and, in so doing, made themselves targets for criticism. If they're not thick-skinned enough to take it, they need to pull the plug on their show and return to private life.

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