LOL, before the thread self-destructs...
The problem with the difference between 'decided' and 'invited' is that they are two different things. (Didn't we recently have this discussion when J/K confused 'need' vs. 'want'?) Why is it so difficult for them to say, "We got invited to a baseball game," as opposed to Jon just coming up with it off the top of his head? Just like how he happened to buy the Playskool Farmer's Market. (Though I'm pretty sure he didn't say he bought it, but worded it so it didn't sound like it was just given to them.) Does he/TLC/whoever is producing this show think that people are so stupid that they believe he just up and decided to go to a baseball game one night and the manager's wife happened to have jerseys already made up for them? Why not just SAY SO, is my point.
FTR, I watched last night's show one time.
It doesn't take much "dissecting" when the show has become sloppily shallow.
I don't care that they were given it for free, I care that Kate then goes on national TV talking about how she puts the kids toys on layaway and has to pack bag lunches because money is tight. I don't care that Kate isn't really a stay-at-home-mom, I care that it's being lied about. I don't care that they are paid to give talks, I care that they give talks in church and then lie on their show. It's because of people like them that a lot of people get weary of Christianity as a religion, because they talk the talk but they don't walk the walk.