Jon and Kate Plus 8
Ok, so I will admit, I have never seen one of their shows. I have no interest. I don’t follow the Octomom stuff either. But! But, with every channel and every website and every gossip rag raging on an on about Jon’s affair, Kate’s affair, their impending divorce and how much every one HATES Kate! I find myself knowing far too much than I want to know.
So, I have an opinion. I came to this conclusion after chatting with a bunch of the WisRWA gals Saturday night over a few glasses of wine. Here’s what I remember hearing.
One: Kate does pick on Jon. She’s hard on him in fact. Ugly hard.
Two: Kate is the driving force of the show.
Three: Jon quit his job to help out at home.
Four: Jon was also going to go back to school.
Five: Jon isn’t that much of a help and hasn’t enrolled in school.
Six: Jon is a putz.
My thoughts: From what I have seen and heard: Jon is weak in character. So not hero material. He’s been quite content to allow Kate to use/exploit/whatever you want to lash out and accuse her of doing, the fact that they have 8 kids, to further their means. Big deal! If I had 8 kids and someone came to me with big bucks and the offer of a reality show, damn straight I’d take them up on it. It costs almost 100K to send a kid to a second rate public California college, and that doesn’t include expenses! Do the math! Kids are expensive! With 8 she needs help, and not the lazy ass kind Jon is offering. Domestic assistants, cost big bucks. The more you pay the better the employee (in theory anyway). Housekeepers cost. Give me a break! The woman needs domestic help so she can be a mom! Kate is a businesswoman. She needs a business assistant! Hell two or three of them! Give me a break people!! Why is everyone so hard on her?
And then there is her weak-ass husband. Would someone slap him? Wah wah wah. I’d be riding his ass too. She’s doing it because she’s frustrated that he hasn’t stepped up, and since she has, she’s catching all the flack. No, she isn’t perfect, but damn if that woman isn’t made of steel and seeing to the current and future welfare of her children. And yes, damn it, herself!
Is she perfect? Nope, not even close. But I bet you a hundred bucks if her limp noodle of a husband turned into a man she’d back off the bitch wagon real quick.
I say, leave her alone.
So? Am I totally off my rocker? And for what it’s worth, most of the WisRWA ladies I was chatting with think Jon’s a worthless wuss too.