Hello Gosselin Fans! UGH Happy Monday! These days its been so hard to recover from even the simplest of weekends. I work on Mondays, so to get homework, baths, dinner and bed done before my favorite shows is a feat in itself. I actually finally caved in and bought the DVR service (ugh), because my two favorite shows happen to be on at the same time! I am also adding more dates this week for Kate as she starts book signings for her newest "Eight Little Faces". So keep checking for your city each week on my updated list. She's not missing a beat! But is this a good thing or a bad thing? Depends on who you ask!
Family Matters For TLC and its Viewers
Please enjoy the video below and the article from TheBaltimoresun.com that talks a bit about the success of Jon & Kate and the new show called Table for 12. As you can see, I have not yet discussed this show. I wont comment on it until I have actually seen it. But since I saw the special, I'm a bit sad to say I am not as excited about this show then the others. We will see. But TLC is banking on you all not loosing that "Gosselin feeling" as they are showing marathon after marathon in the weeks after the season finale. The story also covers how TLC has risen from nowhere to become one of the top 10 coveted advertising channels. Jon & Kate is obviously the highest for that channel.
Slopes, Sleds & Sesame
Ok, so we all know that during this time Jon did his famous interview that you can re-see HERE.
This appears to be around the same time. I have to tell you I absolutely LOVED this episode until the very end. I was sad and upset that TLC even acknowledge that the family was struggling and having issues. It lends a nod to the haters that are out there looking for their marriage to fail. It ruined what I thought was a fun, happy meaningful episode that for once put the spotlight on Cara who so deserved it.
Anyone that even attempts to criticize the fact that Jon spent time alone with this precious girl should be ashamed. She is so deserving of spending time doing something fun with her father. That anyone would go on a board and have anything to say about it is so wrong. To see Kate, take the kids to a show on her own I really applaud her. I also went to this Sesame Street Live Show a few years back when my daughter was younger. Before it started I complained that I was paying too much for a show that short. Well let me just say how happy I was that it was the perfect length and yes, the kids do get fidgety after a while. Kate was super lucky that she got box seats where the kids can stretch a bit. Though she obviously didn't know she was going to be getting SUCH great seats, you can tell that they appreciated it. The boys are getting so old and looking so handsome! And the first thing my daughter noticed was the girls wearing the same Gymboree sweater she had (lol). The dogs were being "dog sat" and the kids got to meet the characters up close and even Mady enjoyed it. We also got to see Mady have some alone time with her mom while getting he braces checked, and it was a very nice segment as well. And lets not forget the puppies! It was also nice to see Kate (who we know really does love her dogs) taking care of them, feeding them before the dog sitter came ;) And for the record, I think Kate looks great. Why do people feel that just because she's not in sweats every week now shes no longer relateable. Do stay-at-home moms all have to look like a schlep in order for us to relate?
But what I loved the most was the interaction between Jon & Cara. They went back to Park City, Utah to The Canyon and it looked like so much fun. Even me, who hates to ski, would have loved to go down a mountain in a tube like they did. Jon got to do some cool things on his own as well, like actually riding with a coach from the Jamaican Bobsled Team. How cool is that? They put a camera on the sled and you swore you were right in there with them. These were some of the things I loved, along with seeing how well Cara has been doing with her skiing lessons.
At the end you see Jon & Cara having dinner. Jon spoke about how much he liked spending time with her and told her he loved her. My daughter loved this part. She said it was so sweet and now she wants her father to do that for her too (lol). All would have been a perfect end to this episode. But TLC has to ruin it be giving a commercial " It's all been leading up to this..."Seems to me that they're playing off of the recent press that they've received regarding the split rumors - did anyone else get that vibe off of the commercial for the season finale? I wonder if TLC re-edited the show to deal with all of the stuff being written and said lately about them. If that's the case then I'm truly disappointed. I know that all will be well, I have faith in them and pray that their marriage with get through all the hate & lies they are forced to read about them.