Hello Gosselin Fans! You know how it gets right after a new episode.. I have to resist the urge to slander the trolls for their usual "I promised myself I wouldn't watch, but I did" speech as well as resisting any urges to read how anyone looks for ways to rip apart & episode. Since i knew Kate was going to be away for this one, I was concerned that they would take the venom out on the kids. They decided to leave most of that for Jon instead. But isn't this what they all said they wanted? To see more "day in the life" episodes? For me personally I have gotten so spoiled seeing them do all these super cool things, I get really bored watching episodes like this. So I'm slightly more judgemental. These episodes are like the "filler" songs artists put on albums. You know they got the 4 top 10 hits, and the rest just stretch the time a bit.....
A Walk In The Woods was based more on Jon trying to take care of the kids while Kate's away. I love this man do I get super defensive when trolls start to bum rush him. He did NOT loose his temper, the kids were NOT being cranky because they were being forced to walk. NOT ALL KIDS LIKE THE WOODS. Mine certainly don't. Its not "so sad" or "horrible". If you watched you saw how great they were once they ate. Perhaps a small snack before the walk would have been better. I too am not an outdoors person, but that shouldn't have stopped Jon for at least attempt to take them out once and see the land. So the kids had a meltdown. It happens and you knew it was coming. So the trolls need to stop finding trivial mundane things to complain about and just know that kids are kids. Kids+sticks-sticks+no snack= cranky kids
I actually liked that Jon took the kids on the tractor individually and got to spend time with him. The kids seemed to love it and it ended the morning on a high note. I loved the Walkie-talkie idea and the kids having fun with that. But what loved the most was seeing each child after lunch doing their own thing. Some actually WANTED naps (holy cow!) and some wanted private time on the computer. I can see why a bigger house was so important to this family. Now I partially blame the crew for obviously making them interview late at night. Because you KNOW the trolls will start off with "Kate yawned and didn't touch Jon, the marriage is OVER." Please people. Have you no children or spouses? Or you truly live some perfect tribal life real people don't know about? (They also re-played the flu-episode when Joel was on the floor toinght and I agree 100% that Kate did the RIGHT thing there! I mean, minutes later he was back in their room and he threw up all over their rug! But him sleeping peacefully on the floor was NOT OK??) I admit Kate was tired tonight, but I don't think she knows what to say or do once shes not in a episode. Or had any sleep for that matter. But that's OK! I love me some Kate ;) But this was Jon's show, and I loved how her was able to make a ordinary day with the kids be fun. And he dressed them all by himself! (lol) And isn't that what we all wanted in the first place?
Alas, apparently all the fuss in blogger land isn't even about A Walk In The Woods, but rather next weeks episode. OMG! KATE GETS NEW APPLIANCES! Here we go again. Is Kate NOT allowed to furnish her house? Or is that just more jealousy stew to feed on for a week until next weeks episode? Favorite Part: Alexis having a blast on the trailer. Least Favorite Part: Feeling bad for Collin that he couldn't AND SHOULDN'T pick up at least 10 more sticks.....
Soup And Surprise Video Recap / NY Times Best Seller List
OK, until I figure out how I am going to get all of these on my site I'm just going to take requests. Since this episode was requested by a reader I am just adding it HERE from that episodes post until I can find one spot for all of them. I'm sorry but for this particular show I only found the first 10 minutes..... And FYI, Multiple Blessings shot back up to number 6 this week and the NY Times Best Seller List after an astonishing 14 weeks. Who said it wasn't going to last??
Eight Little Faces Book Excerpts
Thank you 3KMOM for sending the link for these! (You need Adobe Acrobat to view). 2 excerpts from their new book! HERE and HERE!
UPDATE: Due to an illness and scheduling conflict Kate will be at the Palisades Mall for her Book Signing in NY TOMORROW at 7pm instead of today.