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Admit It, You've Had a Kate Gosselin Moment!

Admit It, You've Had a Kate Gosselin Moment!

Much of America loves Kate Gosselin for her honesty and still others begrudge her candor. One of the reasons I admire the mama of multiples is because she allowed the cameras to roll through the good, the bad and the ugly — even capturing her Jon and Kate Plus 8 antics over stain fighting, bubble gum and discounts. While I've never gone on a tirade over a coupon or wigged out over my kids' marker use, I do watch her on television and relate.

There are times when all moms and wives overreact — like when I bagged my husband's clothes and put them by the front door because I was tired of tripping over them as I walked around our apartment or how I sound like a broken record when he or my kids don't respond to my inquiries or when I went into the living room to find a box of cereal crushed into the rug and cried because I was sick and tired of vacuuming up other people's messes. Moments of insanity and the fits that follow come with motherhood. So rather than crucifying Kate for her actions — I mean Jon's laid back demeanor and eight active kids can really take its toll on a type "A" woman once in a while — why don't we divulge our less than perfect behaviors and be thankful they weren't captured on film!

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kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Oy vey. I had my 'Kate' moments, have and will have them until a long time. Yes, sometimes it's overreaction (which is realized soon after and soon apologize for when needed--thanks hub for being laid-back when I do snap) and sometimes it's stress or that 'Aunt flo' and I sometimes think it's 'genetic' LMAO (thanks mom!). Well, my mom is totally Kate (in the aggressive, outspoken, controlling, berating, critical department, definitely). When I saw how freaked out Kate can get over (everything she doesn't approve of), man she seems/acts like my mom. I was like, whoa that's my mom in a 30 something yrs old white woman LOL--we're Asian family btw (although my mom was way worse especially when it comes to academic--she's super perfectionist and even kept her old report cards from her school days to show me that she got perfect grades in school!). And no, my mom didn't have 8 kids, she has 2, me and my younger bro. And we're not tv family too, and we lived in another country (different lifestyle than here) and my parents's occupation (mom and dad working full time as engineer and an investment banker), make it possible for us to afford to pay chefs, personal drivers and servants (they do ALL housework--both my parents and us didn't have to lift a finger to clean/cook/etc). We never were in hard financial time too back then. Mom was well-pampered (and showed it) and she cared so much for appearance, etc. But every good things we had didn't make my mom more easy-going or less 'paranoid' or less controlling or less critical. And yes, although my dad was the one bringing home more money, it didn't 'save' him from her berating him too LOL (but they're still married and my dad is very much a 'saint' when it comes to patience and understanding). So no matter how many help, money, etc, it won't change your behavior/attitude regardless. Seriously, seen that happened with my own eyes. Thank goodness my mom is now more able to 'bite her tongue' especially after I'm an adult and run my own household (although never think that she ever stops trying to tell me what to do), then again, I'm more understanding of her attitude now, she might be unhappy or stressed out about something. Maybe Kate will temper down once the kids are adults and are not in her care, but seriously, she needs to bite her tongue more often and be more remorseful when she overreacted, then again, it IS a fully-edited show, I can't assume that during 'private' time (just her and Jon), they won't be talking or she won't be apologizing. Just dunno. :p
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I can honestly say that I have never had 8 children and pimped them out for free shit.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Kate is very dramatic. How stressed can her life be when her viewers practically pay for her house, her dogs, her liposuction, her vow renewal. I think she is a terrible example for parents. No mom in her right mind would walk around screaming and yelling all the time. If you had that many kids willingly, AND you get that much help -- what does she have to complain about? Raising one child with just you and your husband is way harder than raising 8 with how many hands of help? Even in preschool the rule is usually one person per six children. She get more than one (and even 2) for 8 of them. I don't think she is that hands on, honestly. She doesn't seem like the person who devotes every waking second to her child -- like most people do. She seems like a self-serving brat. Staying on TV to gain more publicity, and probably more goodies for herself. I have never met one person who lashed out as much as she did.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
i can honestly say i have never had a kate moment. i have a toddler and one on the way and a husband that works all the time so i am left with virtually every duty in the house....but i seem to handle it with grace on most days. when i can not handle it i call my best friend to bitch and hear her tell me i am exactly right, my husband is lazy and works too much and blah blah blah. after that i usually feel better and continue on with my day.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
#17, how do you know exactly how much time she spends with her kids? I'm sure it's less this year than previous years because she seems to be working and traveling more, but it's still not clear how much she is gone. Plus, do we tell mothers who work outside of the home that they aren't "real" moms because they aren't the sole childcare provider 24/7? And I don't know what you're talking about with the "society owes her" business. Sure, she has help, but she pays for it herself and it's not like she's using some government subsidized daycare or anything.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
If I had twins and sextuplets, my entire life would probably be a "Kate moment". Oh yeah, and I don't know why lil keeps blogging about them. I mean, no one EVER comments on the Jon and Kate Plus 8 posts. Clearly there is no interest here!
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
lickety split, my daughter has Asperger's. It's so unnecessary to stare at distressed people, and a child...I've been there. I've been there a million times. Saying you're sorry is good, like Tara said. Caterpillar Girl, lol.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
my girls heard from friends at school that jon and kate were getting a divorce and asked me why. i said "think about when you've been mad and said something to your sister in a really mean way. now think if that one moment was played over and over and over and on youtube for anyone to see for the rest of your life. after you're not mad anymore that ugly moment is still there. none of the good thinga you did or said are going to be interesting enough to be talked about, so just the bad things will be remembered. people can't really ever be forgiven if the moment is never allowed to be forgotten". i have a child with autism, so yes, i have had my short tempered-stop-staring-at-my-family-as-we-shop-at-target-you-rude-ass moments.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Jon needs to take a breather and before he goes, accidently sideswipe kates Squidbilly haircut with a weed whacker,
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Is this a "parenting blog" or "Jon and Kate plus 8 blog"??? How about starting a momversation on Kate and see how many other bloggers agree with you.
Akpril Akpril 8 years
I've had my moments where I've been exhausted and stressed and snapped a bit- like when the baby woke up every twenty minutes and wouldn't stop screaming one night and I snapped at him. I felt horrible for a week. And I apologized to the five weeks old. Because that is how you should treat the people you love. You make mistakes, you apologize, and you try not to do it again. But those moments are few and far between. Treating the people around you like crap has no excuse. It just teaches your children that is an acceptable way to communicate. I would love to have a big family. I grew up in one and absolutely loved it. My home was a happy place to be, mostly because I have had an amazing mother. Not everyone has the patience to mother a gaggle of kids and while I loved all my brothers and sisters I'm not positive I have the patience to raise that many kids. It seems like Kate (or Jon) has never gained the emotional tools to raise a lot of kids.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
"...and that on its OWN has been immensely stressful." I wish we could edit...
luckyme luckyme 8 years
I think each and every person has moments when they break down, male or female, parent or not. I don't know that I would call them a 'Kate Gosselin' moment, because like the PP, I think she is over the top with so many things. Getting pissed about toddlers getting ice cream on their shirts at Disney World = Over. The. Top. I will admit that I have had several breakdowns in the last few weeks. I'm nine months pregnant, have a two year old, watch another two year old and now, my parents are divorcing and that on its has been immensely stressful. The tiniest little thing - like the chicken not thawing, for example - will have me in tears. Similar to your cereal story, Lil, I remember when my daughter was about 6 months old and it seemed like on this one particular day, everything I did was undone. I don't remember it perfectly, but I do recall my husband coming home from work to his sobbing wife sitting on the kitchen floor that she had just cleaned only to have the dog come in all sorts of muddy and ruin it. I just threw my hands up and broke out the tears.
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