Thursday, August 28, 2008

Todays Thoughts, Jon & Kate Speaking Engagements & GWOP Has No Life!

Today's thoughts are about those that feel Kate loves her daughters more than her sons. These people must not have children. We have a week here until school starts and having my kids home has been crazy. I told my daughter I couldn't take her to a play date because the baby was sick & sleeping. She pitched a fit, screaming "You love that baby more than me! I wish it was never born!" I immediately brought me back to like, last week. I was fighting with my mom that my brother is still living at home and needs to get his own place. I used to say to her when I was younger that she loved him more because he was the baby.

Just because Kate makes some stupid comment that we all do at some point that boys are "icky" does that mean that she doesn't love her sons? Its so stupid to even respond. But our lovely hate site will have like a hundred ridiculous comments and posts on poor dissed Joel or non-loved Collin. We all have a point that one of our children might drive us to the point where they are on the sh@t list, but anyone that implies our hearts have not been make to love all of our children is as nasty and hurtful as the people on that site. And well when my girlfriend called back saying she would pick my daughter up, she came and apologized. "Sorry mommy, I know you told me you split your heart into pieces so we all get one." I know you love us all." So here I post perhaps another unseen Jon & Kate clip called "Meerkat Abduction." Alexis really likes to piss her brothers off! But Kate does love them ALL.

Jon & Kate Speaking Engagements & GWOP Has No Life!

Holy smoke people! Am I the only one shocked to see that there are those on that blog that exhaust themselves spending hours compiling info to take nothing and make it something about the Gosselins?? Some chick named BehemianMoon compiled a detailed list of the cancellations of some of Jon & Kate's speaking engagements and the new ones that were put in there place. They're are currently the exact same amount, roughly 10 around the same areas but more convenient times and dates for the family.

Now all the hoopla apprears to be rumored rises in speaking fees. I for one am glad that they have canceled a lot of their speaking engagements and that they are charging more for their time and story. They were charging a mere $3,000 + all expenses paid for a speaking engagement back in February and personally I didn't think that was worth being a way from you children for 24-48 hours, traveling, speaking, question and answers, arranging childcare etc.

Also, is there any proof that they now make $25,000 for a speaking engagement? By what one person says on GWOP is the the truth?? I find this to be really high. They do give a great talk and are very friendly, witty and inspirational...but I can't imagine they would pull in $25,000! Below, is the current list of when they are speaking in case you would like to go. Oviously I didnt put the canceld ones in, though you know you could see those at that slader site elsewhere.

September 14, 2008 - Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (Abington, PA)

October 2, 2008 - Birmingham Women's Show (Birmingham, AL)

October 11, 2008 - Southern Orlando Women's Show (Orlando, FL)

October 19, 2008
- First Assembly of God (Waynesburg, PA)

November 2, 2008 - Central Assembly of God (Bossier City, LA)

November 14 & 15, 2008 - Women of Purpose Conference (Hershey, PA)

January 10 & 11, 2009 - First Assembly of God (Marcy, NY)

March 8, 2009 - First Christian Church (Elizabethtown, KY)

March 20, 2009 - Roswell United Methodist Church (Roswell, GA)


jdmac said...

I thought the same thing when I saw gwop's post about the speaking engagements. To have gone to all the trouble to figure all of that out, if it's even all correct..., and then post. Eh, too much effort for me I guess. And I agree with you that charging a decent fee plus travel is not ridiculous, even for a church activity. A few years ago, our church wanted to sponsor an up and coming youth band to come and play for an event, and it was going to cost $3000 plus travel. The same group, who is more well known, now charges $10,000 plus travel and hotel. We can't afford that, yet have no ill will toward the band. I think some people hear "church" and think everything should be free. Not the way it works in the real or church world, folks!

Marmie said...

I agree with your comments on children and speaking. they are away almost once a week in OCT. I would expect alot if I was asked to be away that much.

nomoredrama said...

They are trying to act like the cancellations are so J & K can do some of these so-called 25k events (or 30 as ridiculousmoon puts it). Yet, I don't see them filling the old slots with new speaking engagements. Oh, and when BohemianMoon got called on her insanely high numbers, she said "well, this is purported." She is a weirdo who thinks she's a clairvoyant...maybe her spirit guide told her.

It's funny because even Serena says she thinks the numbers are high and a "Paige" went on to say that the Gosselins make about 6k an episode, not 60 as she "purported." It's laughable.

michelle said...

I know of BohemianMoon, she belongs to a J&K group on CAfemom that I also belong to (fan & non-fan group). She also is claiming that due to a bunch of angry emails to GH (from her & other GWOP people I assume) that the magazine decided not to honor Kate as Mother of the Month. Others stated that GH never intended to name her as such. Either way, to me it sounded as though GWOP made up the whole story so they could then take credit for making GH change it's mind about Kate.
BTW, I am sooo glad I was given the link to your site!! Keep up the good work :)