May 20, 2009

My Rant on Kate Gosselin


First of all, let me preface this... I have maybe watched Jon & Kate + 8 all of once when my sister-in-law (bless her heart) tortured me through it while staying with us to watch Jack one weekend. Despite whether or not I watch the show, or whether or not I even liked it, I'm going to have to take Kate's side here. I know her husband thinks of her as a total overbearing bitch (as does the rest of America it seems), but unless you are a Mom, you just don't know. You just don't get it. Putting aside the stupid tabloid rumors of infidelity and contracts stating that their marriage is technically over but are together for the cameras (good God), taking care of kids is tough work. I have one and it is hard work, but to have EIGHT? She has every right to be as big of a bitch as she wants. She fricken gave birth to eight kids. Why shouldn't she want things her way? Why shouldn't she be a little greedy? She's got a lot of mouths to feed! As far as her appearance? Good for her getting stuff fixed! I'm envious! For real though. I am hard on my husband as well. While he definitely does his share of parenting, I do have the bulk of many of the responsibilities and when I leave things in his hands, there is always something missing. Granted, I'm a little more willing to let him make some mistakes and figure things out for himself, but sometimes I get in his face about how to care for our baby. It'll certainly be interesting when I go on vacation next weekend.
Another rant of mine is of course dealing with the care of our babies from outsiders. They say that Kate fired more than 40 nurse nannies because they did not fit her standards. Well, I say GOOD FOR HER for being picky and choosy about who takes care of her kids! It is not easy to find a good match when it comes to childcare. As you all know, I have plenty of issues with mine. Anyway- those are my thoughts about Kate. Again, I say, if you don't have children yourself, you have NO right to judge her. You have no idea what it is like to care for a baby and how much pressure it is to have the responsibility of raising your child right- whatever you might be your "right" to be.
In other news... another daycare FAIL. Jack got his first baby owie. Now, I know... this is bound to happen sooner or later, but it doesn't mean it irritates me any less. Supposedly, Jack was reaching out of the infant treehouse on the playground and he toppled and they couldn't catch him fast enough. I guess my question is- if you're going to put an infant in this thing who has only recently learned how to crawl and doesn't really have any sense of balance, WHERE were you? WHY wasn't the teacher right there looking out for them? This isn't social hour!!! He's got a little goose egg above his eye that doesn't seem to be phasing him much, but still. One of the reasons we chose this place is for the low child to teacher ratio and they seem to be having a poor time managing it.

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