The show was called "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" but I'm voting to change the title to "Kate." Because these days, it's all about her. As a matter of fact, I wasn't sure how to spell "Gosselin" so I started typing her name in my Google search toolbar. And all I had typed was "Kate" and the first choice at the top was "Kate Gosselin." Hmmmm.
As if she hadn't filled her plate enough, Kate recently committed to Dancing with the Stars. Which is funny in itself, because she isn't a STAR! If I had any respect for this woman, it is now all gone. It was bad enough watching her freakish control over her kids and her husband. It was sad enough watching her hit the road at the end, leaving her kids behind when she knew the separation was right around the corner. When her kids need her the most, off she goes.
I find it ironic that America sat and watched Jon be treated poorly in almost every episode, and as soon as they split, he is made to look like the bad guy. I've not paid a terrible amount of attention to the stories. But from what I saw, he did nothing wrong except live his life knowing that the media was going to plaster it all in their rags. Perhaps he should have lived like a hermit for a while, but the fact is, both of these parents are a bit distracted, don't you think?
Having been through a divorce, I know how this works. There is a period of shock, mourning, grieving, and recovery, where the kids tend to take a back seat for a time. You really are just trying to get from one day to the next. But that's not what we are talking about here. We are talking about a mom with EIGHT children that we ALL know need her now more than ever, and she is doing a frivolous dance show?! This is a HUGE committment. I don't care if she practices while they are at school. I don't care that if she was working full time she would be gone more hours for a longer period of time. She should be taking this time to rest and prepare so that she can manage eight children after school peacefully. We all know Kate...we all know how she freaks out over the littlest things. She's going to dance all day and then be a loving, caring mom for EIGHT kids? Right. I'm sorry, but someone needs to wake up and people need to stop making her offers. I've seen enough. And no, I won't be watching Dancing with the Stars...