Dec 9, 2008

Jealous of 8's Jon and Kate


I have been dying to watch the infamous 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' on TLC. Challenging task since we only receive 2.5 television channels--sometimes. But now it's on DVD so off to Netflix I went. I gotta say, it's a little boring. You'd think six 2 year olds (six!) and two 6 year olds would be wayyyy more--and I mean wayyyyyyyy more--noisy, violent, chaotic, wild, and messy, to say the least. So what happened? What did this woman do? How is it that her house is so clean, her kids so calm and disciplined? They stay in their cribs, keep quiet during nap time, stay put in their high chairs, refrain from throwing food and plates on the floor, and Kate is great at ignoring fights. I tried ignoring toddler fights for awhile, let them work it out on their own, but man it was getting dangerous and bloody. No good. Yeah, so Kate gets cranky and snappy, but then who wouldn't and man you should see my scary wife routine. And although she doesn't seem fun to hang out with, she is an incredible parent. Or rather, what I have witnessed deems her so.

I hate her. I am stinking jealous. Such a fine manager with such a large multiples brood is she. Yet I imagine our life witnessed on TLC to be much more entertaining. Then again, it may get a little too Andy Warhol watching mama slowly slowly lose energy (imagine the music getting slower and slower) and go catatonic on the couch. Not enough Warhol movie fans out there to sustain the show I guess . . .

Maybe I am jealous since she has surely topped me in the multiples arena. Oh, if only we had six more just like my three. Just kidding? I dunno, but here's another video for your entertainment. No music, night lighting, but still lots of laughs.

12 comments:

Meg said...

Don't be jealous - they have 24 hour nannies (paid by the show). In fact the show is doing so well I think the husband finally quit his job.
Nothing to be jealous about there - unless of course you want 8 kids!

Nancy said...

It's t.v.! She gets a lot of help and I am sure it is edited for audience appeal. I have seen it a couple of times and I think I would die. They were actually talking about having another!!!

Sheila said...

OMG, triplets in Hanna Andersson!! I'm sorry, this totally trumps J&K+8 any day.... I only have twins myself and my husband often comments "can you imagine having THREE like those triplets in KS?" We can, and I can't say we envy you, most of the time. :)

Kathrin said...

Great post. The boys are getting so big. Cute outfits!

Kerry and Tom said...

now you now how i feel about you!!!! here i am with twins and i look at how together you are I have always been so jealous of how easy you make it all look.

I truly dont know how john and kate did it in the beginning i would have been heading out on the first plane out of town!!!!

ellenhopes said...

I had to forward to the end of the video to see if the tree was still up!! I love Jon & Kate...my husband turned green the first time he seen the opening...
ellen

Cindy said...

Ellenh- I am so happy to report the tree is still up and thriving! We almost said no tree because of our worries about constantly saying "no no no, stop toppling the tree over and grabbing the lights off!" Last year they most def would have teamed up, each taking a side, and brought that tree tumbling down.

Autumn and Dan's family said...

I'd rather watch videos of your family than Jon & Kate any day!!!! What a happy house.
Autumn

lmstephenson said...

It would be a very special thing to have her 8 children, but if it meant I would have to have such a dull personality, then I would pass on having such a unique family. Boy were your three having fun in that video! It was fun to watch. Sorry, I can't tell your boys apart, especially since Tsega had his hair cut. However, Candace has the turquoise and green shirt that one of them had on in the video. THose colors look so pretty on their darker skin.

Lynn

Sarah said...

I am a serious Jon & Kate plus 8 addict. In my early mama to twins overwhelmed, staring at the walls state, I watched her show almost non stop. it got me through the bad days =) HOWEVER... they do have full time help! They have someone who comes over just to fold laundry! I have learned a ton of tricks and tips from her but I try not to compare myself. They also now into their 3rd or 4th season have oodles of $ from doing the show and are able to just put all 10 plus other people for help on a plane and head to Hawaii for a couple weeks. Not really real...
I'll stick with the authentic days with my twins.

Lauren said...

I like Jon and Kate +8- they live about 15 miles from where I grew up and the activities they do with the kids were things my parents did with me. It's nice to get a Dutch Wonderland fix from Indiana and not to have to take any kids around an amusement park.

Easties and Co. said...

I've never seen this game before....is it called Tackle Basketball? So cute! I love how almost always 2 are down and one is standing...but hardly ever 3 standing. lol