Jon & Kate Plus 8

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:17 PM

We started enjoying watching this family not long ago because we thought they were, well, fun to watch. Being a parent of two and watching parents of 8 and their struggles (lack of sleep; dealing with constant noise & crying, etc) helps to make things a little bit easier to handle. Just knowing that someone out there has 8 young children to raise shows you that you can raise a few and have nothing to complain about.

When I first started watching the show, I wondered why anyone would be willing to let a camera crew film their everyday lives and put it on television for the whole nation to watch! Then I started picking up on the fact that this was the mom’s career…promoting a book she wrote about her life as a mom of twins and then sextuplets. She also travels to promote this book and their family. They started off when the children were very young, but the new season started out with the youngest children turning 5 years old and the parents are apparently separated, or close to it. This is a sad turn around for this family oriented show. It was such an encouragement to see this couple raise their children together and now that they might not be together any longer, it changes the entire dynamic of the show.

I know that this is mostly the fault of the media, and some relationship issues with the parents are also to blame. Don’t know that I’ll be tuning in any longer, but I do hope that they can settle their problems, at least for the sake of the children. If not, life goes on and they will be ok.

by parker
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