Here is my BIG issue with ole Jonny and Katie-Kate: You have signed up for this, you are being paid $25,000-$50,000 per episode, you have written two books, took a book tour, big resorts and companies are paying you to use their products and visit their properties (anyone remember Disney World and the lavish Hawaiian vaca for the vow renewal or how about that Whirlpool episode where the entire show was devoted to their new machines and how fab they are or the episode devoted to Allstate and their website), your FREE tummy tuck you received, you have a GIGANTIC home and all new furnishings, etc., etc., etc. I understand that the life in the spotlight is harder than you anticipated all of those years ago when TLC first came calling and you just wanted to share with the world what your life is like with two sets of multiples and eight children in all, but as you continued filming, continued to sign your contracts, continued watching your shows turn in to DVD sets, t-shirts made with your pictures on them, and folks from across the country buying your books that you chose to write. From ALL of this, you therefore signed up to share your life with the world.
I get that it can be difficult as you try to balance your life as a parent, spouse, and television star, however, you knew this was part of the job as your paychecks continued to grow. Surely, as responsible parents and adults, you had multiple conversations as you weighed the positives and negatives to this new found celebrity and exactly what being the stars of a successful reality show would require. If you solely wanted to share your life and experiences with the world as a documentary, then perhaps you should have stepped away and gone back to your life as you know it.
One more minor Jon & Kate qualm while I'm at it...the "babies" are now 5, I think it is time to graduate to BIG chairs and get the heck out of the restaurant high chairs! I feel better now that I have gotten this out. Breathe...
Hope you all had fun and relaxing Memorial Day weekends and were able to celebrate in style. I'll leave you with a kick off to summer picture of the minis from this weekend by the pool! Aren't they cute? Check out their Ralph Lauren suits-you can't get any more all-American than that!Don't forget that Molly Lou Gifts is giving 100% of their profits to the Boys Home of the South for the rest of the month. There are new mousepads, stainless steel water bottles, platters, and more that I just finished updating this weekend! Check out our Personalized Tableware page to see all of the new designs and offerings. We have the perfect gifts for weddings, engagements, graduations, birthdays, teacher, and shower gifts.
Have a great day! Cheers!