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post #61 of 3013
I can never remember when this show is on............
post #62 of 3013
Just set it up on the DVR! Can't wait to check it out!
post #63 of 3013
I am like a deer in headlights whenever I watch this show. : The kids are absolutely beautiful and the couple seems to have a pretty normal, healthy relationship based on the limited episodes I have seen, but wow . .I have to wonder, if in the same circumstances, I would do as well. Yikes!
post #64 of 3013
I love them, but has anyone seen the first time?
post #65 of 3013
I just started watching this show. Honestly I see a lot of Kate in myself, but I'm definitely not that organized and OCD, but I do get very snippy when stressed. I think this show is very realistic for having 8 DC 6y and younger, no judgement from me at all.
post #66 of 3013
It is always on so late here and the reruns are the same ones I already seen.
post #67 of 3013
Woo hoo, the season premier was finally on! It was a good show.

Ugh, all the junk food at the 3rd birthday party. I also thought it was funny that Kate thought the kids wouldn't destroy the crepe paper!

Jon cooks breakfast once a year? Is that what I got out of the Mother's Day episode? Wow.
post #68 of 3013
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Woo hoo, the season premier was finally on! It was a good show.

Ugh, all the junk food at the 3rd birthday party. I also thought it was funny that Kate thought the kids wouldn't destroy the crepe paper!

Jon cooks breakfast once a year? Is that what I got out of the Mother's Day episode? Wow.
Well even Kate said that she never gives the children that kind of food. From previous shows it seems she is really obsessed with giving them healthy food. I noticed that the eggs John were using were brown, and he did mention it was all organic.

I dont think he said he ONLY cooks once a year, but just that he does cook on Mothers Day every year. It doesnt mean he doesnt cook at any other time. At least thats what I thought it said.

I thought Kate was kind of MEAN talking about how fat John has gotten! Had it been a man saying that ("youre not going to drive! Walk instead" etc) and talking about how flabby he has gotten.... yeah I wouldnt want to embarass my husband like that in front of people! She can be so snippy with him.

Anyhow, I watched the 2 episodes last night with my 2yo who thought it was great LOL. She loves birthday parties. I wish I had all those friends and family members to help me out!
post #69 of 3013
I love the show too but I'v only seen a few of them Does anyone know of any sites I can see the rest of season1?
post #70 of 3013
FREE JON!!

I wish she wouldn't pick on him so much. DH and I bicker a lot, but it's more our way of communicating (ha ha) and it's good natured. I can't stand it when she looks at him and goes, "hel-LO!!!!!!" like he's a complete moron. And when she started freaking out about the water on the floor from the washing machine...I thought one of the kids had gotten hurt, the way she was carrying on.
post #71 of 3013
I love the show. Kate is totally at the end of her rope and I think that's why she snaps at Jon so much. I would be kind of snippy too with eight little kids.

Paper plates, eh. I'm not sure I would do it that way, but, again, I don't have eight kids.

One thing I don't like is that it feels like a lot of the episodes have the parents going away from the kids ... I like the ones that are more about how they manage the chaos at home.

I missed the third birthday one, can't wait to see it.

Also -- were the sextuplets drugs or IVF? If they were IVF, I'm kind of surprised the doctor implanted that many eggs when she had already had twins.
post #72 of 3013
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Also -- were the sextuplets drugs or IVF? If they were IVF, I'm kind of surprised the doctor implanted that many eggs when she had already had twins.
I think she said on their website that the sextuplets were drugs not an IVF. Actually, I think the twins were conceived the same way. I think it was an IUI w/meds (not positive though).
post #73 of 3013
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I think she said on their website that the sextuplets were drugs not an IVF. Actually, I think the twins were conceived the same way. I think it was an IUI w/meds (not positive though).
Yeah I think I remember her saying it was drugs and they took them so they could have just ONE more kid, and they got 6!
post #74 of 3013

Jon and Kate Plus 8

I actually thought of posting this in Parents as Partners because my main issue with the show is the way Kate treats Jon.

While I find her very inspiring as a mom-- she has 100x more energy and organization than I have-- I really dislike the way she bosses around her husband and is critical of him. Would you say they have a healthy marriage? He even had issue with her when she yelled at him in the toy store "like a dog" (his words). And remember the time she started talking in a hushed voice to the camera about how much less attractive her husband is now than when they met?

And have you noticed that she does all the talking when they are interviewed? :

Is it just me, or do their kids always seem to be whining and crying... omg... my kids are whiners but they have it a lot worse.
post #75 of 3013
The way Kate treats Jon is what really turns me off to this show. Yeah, she is the dominant one and with 8 kids, I'd get grouchy too BUT she really crosses the line at times. I'd go as far as to say she is verbally and emotionally abusive towards him.. For instance, when she demanded that he walk instead of drive because he needed to lose weight. :

I'm still carrying a lot of baby weight and if my dp talked to me like that
(esp. on national tv) my feelings would be really hurt.
post #76 of 3013
I think they are both dweebs. : I watched the show once and they annoyed me so much I wanted to throw things at the TV. Cute kids, though.
post #77 of 3013
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I think they are both dweebs. : I watched the show once and they annoyed me so much I wanted to throw things at the TV. Cute kids, though.
yeah.....although what really kind of bugs me is the "look at us....we have so many kids.....it's so rough..." bleahhhh.....My friend has 8 children....under the age of 10 ..(they adopted) and she doesnt have a tv show.....I dont know....I have 6 and get no attention...maybe i'm bitter
post #78 of 3013
I think it also kind of goes without saying that anyone who puts their family with small kids on national tv and airs their intimate life events on the same has some kind of issues.
post #79 of 3013
I thought that she was a right in toys r us.I turned it off after that one.I also didn't like ho she made her one of the to year olds face the wall in the corner and then guilt him by saying"daddy wants you to obey mummy when he's at work!!" WTF:
post #80 of 3013
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I think it also kind of goes without saying that anyone who puts their family with small kids on national tv and airs their intimate life events on the same has some kind of issues.
Very good point!

I do feel she is verbally abusive towards her husband. And he just takes it. If I tried bossing around and criticizing my DH like that, I'd get an earful!
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