Friday, May 15, 2009

Secret Marriage Contract? WTF?!

I've never watched John and Kate Plus Eight. I was the oldest of 5 kids and the thought of just 3 more kids didn't seem that interesting to me. Plus, I have a low tolerance for reality shows (Except American Idol and The Real Housewives...)*

Nevertheless, you'd have to be living under a rock or just be really, REALLY good at ignoring mainstream media to not know that the Gosselins marriage is rather rocky.

He's a cheater, (ugh! Who would seriously sleep with him other than Kate? Unless it needs recalibrating, he's about a 2 on the Hot Hubby I'd Like to Steal Since I'm a Skank Scale!)

She's a cheater. (The bodyguard? Really? How original, Kate.)

Today, though this just made me sad.

If it was my brother spilling the beans about my personal family life, I'd never talk to him again. But then again, neither of them really seem committed to strengthening family relationships at this point, so maybe it makes no difference.

I feel so bad for those kids. Your dad's a whore, your mom's a crazy shrew and no one around them is thinking of what's best for you.

If it's true they have a "secret contract" to make everything look nicey-nice on tv, how long will it be until those kids figure it out? Kids are smarter than adults give them credit for and I'm guessing it wouldn't take much.

I can't imagine the show going on for much longer anyway because now that everyone knows (since all of this is rumored to be true) who's going to want to watch the sham? Is reality tv and the delusions of grandeur and fame to blame for this marriage going bad?

What a joke and how sad for the kids. It's their lives too...who wants to see the worst your parents can be on tv?

I'm feeling over judgemental today, but so what? I hate seeing children suffer for parental stupidity. Any decision I make puts my daughter first. No matter what happened, I'd like to think I'd at least try really hard to work through any trouble I had in my marriage before getting divorced if for no other reason than my child. Maybe that's just really old fashioned.

At the same time, I know I have my breaking point of when I'd walk away (Please God, don't ever test that limit!) but if I had millions of dollars on the line as an incentive, I'd probably control my passions and not cheat on my spouse, putting that money and my family's happiness in jeopardy.

kicking my soap box disgustedly and stomping away...

*Hush your mouth! I can enjoy the occasional tv junk food binge, too, right? It's low calorie!


Hyperblogal said...

This is one reason why I don't watch reality TV because it ain't. However, I do like Oreos.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I just saw them on the cover of a tabloid today. I don't think that any couple has survived a reality TV show. I can't think of one couple, not one!

Those poor kids. I never watched the show because I can't stand too much chaos at once but I do hope that the kids will be alright.

Hubby and I have a secret marriage contract and it involves me never eating Tuna Helper, stuffed bell peppers or liver and onions!!


Sharon Day said...

Well, they certainly made their ratings go bonkers! Everyone made fun of her shrewish behavior and his passive stance for a long time so this just plays into that theme even stronger. Honestly, I saw it a few times out of desperation (cable with 100 channels and nothing to watch!) and the older kids showed serious signs of wanting to upstage each other and get attention for the camera and the younger ones were figuring out they were being filmed and what that meant too. They're going to be in their teens on some skanky relation dating show trying to get attention from an even more elderly Bret Michaels. It's really scary what folks will do for publicity and $--the prostitution of children's spirits and character. It's Karma, I'm telling you.

Beautiful Mess said...

A total train wreak. It's very sad.

Stacey K said...

I can't watch reality tv because the level of stupidity makes me want to cry. Drag Race was an exception.

John and Kate have always totally disgusted me. It didn't seem like anyone really cared about how it was hurting the kids.

Sugar Britches said...

Kate is a hag. And I don't trust anyone who keeps their house that clean.

I only watched it a couple of times in passing and I can't stand her evil ways!