I know I said I would change my rants to thought because of the tone, but after spending almost $200 on school supplies (I'm not even done yet) I thought I would let off some steam. For those without kids the end of Summer may mean no more casual Friday or getting out early for the weekend trip. For us mommies it means getting a ridiculously high endless list of back to school supplies. If you have more than one child you can see how this adds up. The problem is, its no longer the basic things your child will need. Its paper towels, wipes? and toilet paper. Its 4-5 marble notebooks that you know your kids will use like, 3 tops. Why are we paying taxes for this yet now we have to supply the teacher with everything? isn't that the schools job? Why are we buying so many sets of markers and crayons when our kids only maybe need one? I think its probably for those kids who might not have the funds to bring their own. Which that to me is ok. Whats not is each of the three lists I have include random things like dry erase pens for the teachers board. Why am I paying for HER stuff? Sorry, but this year I spent the most I ever did....Did you?
So now I pose another question. Lets say a friend of yours put their lives on TV, hit it big, and want to buy a new house. Would you be happy for them? Lets say your friends were Jon & Kate. Why did this family alone cause so much controversy to the blogging community that both Television Without Pity and Fans of Reality TV had to close the blogs due to the attacks on fans by Kate haters? Why do the people over on GWOP have such an issue with the Gosselins buying a bigger house? Because to them, they are no longer struggling therefore in their minds no longer relate able? I have to quote someone else from another blog I was reading:
"No, not "anybody" who doesn't like the Gosselins gets accused of jealousy. But if you complain at length about "freebies", carp about how you preferred when Kate was clipping coupons and how you can no longer relate to the family, bitch about the trips that they take and the house they may or may not be building and say things like, "I can't afford to take my kids to x place" - guess what? You are jealous! You're pretty much a textbook example of the word."
I truly cant get over the level of hatred and jealousy displayed by some of the people over there. Even if they aren't, why do they simply feel the need to attack a family so bad and try so hard to get any private info they have on the family which is none of their business to begin with? Why do they sound alot more like stalkers then normal people? The article HERE is from the Merchantville Local news about the house Jon & Kate visited in the previous episode. Regardless if they were going to buy the house or not, why begrudge them that they want a big house with land and space? Makes sense to me, and personally, Im happy for them. I surely don't think they would travel hours with their kids in the car unless they truly were interested. But the publicity these Realtors got for themselves in that outdated (lol) house made they view worth it 10 fold. I just hope and pray that if they do move they can find someplace as private as possible, away from the lookey-loos who think they seem to know whats best for someone else's kids.
Ohh and before I go, heres the cute Entertainment Weekly Jon & Kate Plus 8 TV Review.