For the past couple seasons, Jon & Kate plus 8 have been my secret, dirty, pleasure. You see, I’m not a kid person. I don’t particularly care for them, am not friendly towards them, and will probably never have any (social services can rest easy now). But there was something about those kids that was soooo cute and endearing. They made me smile and feel good, and that’s rare when watching reality tv, or anything on tv.
So when the rumors hit the tabloids about Jon cheating, then Kate, I stopped watching. A little too much reality in my tv. I’ve been standing by the sidelines, hoping the crap would die down so I could focus on the kids learning how to ride bikes and grow into the productive citizens they will be one day. No such luck. And now last night’s episode, with all the tension and the misery, I had to keep flipping away and peaking back. This sh*t is making me miserable. All I can think about are the kids.
What about the kids?
Divorce is never easy, not for the parents, not for the children. But now the kids have a living memory, hours of film footage of their parents’ divorce forever burned on film to peruse when they're older and want to know what it was like. How many of us would like our break ups, divorces, or parents separation documented on film? And the kids seem so blissfully unaware, which I think is even worse. Have you ever been somewhere, maybe a party or social gathering, and had the time of your life, only to find out later that some janky crap was going on around you, involving you and you didn’t know? Changes that happy little memory completely didn’t it? I think what they are doing to the kids, having their break up filmed, is a form of abuse.
Yeah I’m thinking about the kids. This sucks!
So what would I say if they asked me my opinion? I’d say turn off the cameras and take care of home. For better or for worse, yada yada yada. I’m so anti divorce its ridiculous. It just doesn’t work for me. I mean, I don’t care what other folks do, but this kid aint getting divorce. When I get tied up, its for life, aint nobody getting out unless they die. point blank. Makes my mate selection process quite intricate too. But enough about me. I’m still pulling for ya Gosselins!