Many people that know me… know that I love, LOVE watching Jon & Kate +8. My children LOVE watching them &... I even get Matt in on the action too from time to time! 😉 However, last night.. was a very sad episode. To see what they’ve become. It’s awful. Do you remember the day (episodes) when Kate had to have Jon take her out & help pick out her clothes because she didn’t have a clue as to what looked great together?? Remember the episodes when they did fun stuff together.. & they talked to “each other” as if the camera’s were just rolling in the background.. ?
Now, it seems that they (Kate) have to give US (ME) you,.. TV land.. a story, an episode, to watch so we can enjoy them & so that.. they can get money to pay for their new lifestyles. Between Jon & his fancy new ride & Kate & her tan, nails, makeup, hair. GEESH! All I have to say is… Hey, you didn’t start of the show with all this extra STUFF! I know that “stuff” is NOT what got your ratings up! I loved the show because, Kate had some great money savings tips & I was amazed at how they worked together to keep their family going & still make time for each other. I loved the fun episodes where they did simple things.. like just going on a picnic together.
I am NOT going to blame everything on Jon & I certainly AM NOT going to blame everything on Kate. I feel that they both need counseling.. Together. To work this work. FOR THE KIDS! For once.. i wished they would OPEN their eyes! Pull the DARN plug on the show. I haven’t heard Kate say yet that she would quit the show to save the marriage. I have heard them both.. “with their priorities out of whack” say my kids are what matter.. “I’m in it for the kids”.
First off, I don’t care how many kids you have… your relationship with your HUSBAND/WIFE… should come before your relationship with your kids. PERIOD. That is how GOD designed it. Yes, it’s hard to do, But, we have to make time for each other. Let, me just say .. I would hate for the cameras to follow me & Matt around for even a week. Our house is NOT by any means “Perfect”. But, I haven’t signed up for such a thing… & neither has Matt. My question to Jon & Kate is.. Why are you so mad at the paparazzi & people for scrutinizing your every move… when YOU HAVE allowed people to watch your EVERY MOVE? That’s like asking for a piece of cake… and then getting mad at that person for giving it to you! It makes no sense. If you want it all to stop…. you have the power to do so, don’t sign another contract!
My hope is that they can get it together “for the sake of their marriage” get the counseling that they need (without the cameras rolling.. because that’s nobodies business). Take a season off to get their family back together. Re-claim their lives as a Christian family & don’t compromise their faith.
I too am a watcher of “Eighteen and counting”. They have NOT comprisized their faith not once!! They still get their clothes from Good Will for heaven’s sake & guess what.. they do all that so that they can GIVE back to God’s people. I watched an episode not too long ago where they went on a mission trip. It was great to see their kids helping and giving back to a community that so desperately needed help & to see them huddle together and pray with those families.. Touched my heart. That is what I want to be watching… someone who is giving back.
Sadly,..I will NOT be watching Jon & Kate anymore. Just because,.. I feel like,.. by me watching it.. it’s like reading a tabloid. It’s like watching all of those other “reality” shows that have ALOT of “drama”. There is enough drama in the world…just here around us in our own hometowns. I’m sure you can relate. I just refuse to be apart of something that I don’t agree with, & I don’t agree with either of their actions. I think they both are making very poor decisions. I will DEFINITELY continue to pray for their family, & hope that they choose to put God first in their marriage.. then each other, then the children.