I don’t really talk TV on here, mainly because I don’t really watch too much TV, but did anyone else see the season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8?
If there’s one thing that pisses me off about the media portrayal of women, it’s that if a woman is “a bitch” she automatically deserves for bad things to happen to her. After the whole: Jon got caught leaving a bar with a woman at 2 am while calling her “babe” fiasco, it seemed like every blog I read there was an abounding mass of comments that said ‘Kate’s a bitch of course he cheated, she deserved it.” I’m just going to go ahead and say that no one deserves to be cheated on. It’s a reality in many relationships, but once you commit to someone, sleeping with, flirting, or making googly eyes at other people is just not kosher. Oh, and yeah, when you have a family, you’re not just cheating on your spouse, you’re cheating on your kids too. I feel like parents have no idea how hurtful that can be to a child. And they have a lot of friggin’ kids! Okay, there got that off my chest.
I may be the only person on the planet to not think that Kate is uncharacteristically a bitch. I think she’s a mom, with eight kids and that’s a friggin hard job, and she probably wouldn’t get anything done if she was all sweet and Donna Reed-esque all the time. I think Jon is a Dad, and for some reason (at least in my experience) Dad’s tend to be more laid back, because let’s be honest the brunt of parenting often falls to the mom’s (not all the time, but certainly in many cases). I think if Jon was so unhappy in his relationship, he probably should stand up for himself, not just walk around like a kicked puppy all the time. Oh, and dude, put down the hair gel. You’re a grown man, with a growing bald spot. Accept nature and move on. All in all, I think they’re a very normal couple, maybe that’s sad, but they’re certainly not rare, except of course that they’ve got their own show and paparazzi following them around everywhere.
I thought the show last night was really heart breaking. I thought, Jon seemed a lot less emotionally honest than he usually does-this is the first time I thought he seemed like a douche (although, I’ve always wanted him to grow a spine), and possibly the first time that Kate actually seemed emotionally vulnerable. And, it seemed to be rubbing off on the kids, like when Alexis (I think it was Alexis) said “Daddy, I don’t want you to leave anymore.” I just about died.
I feel really bad for both of them, and especially the kids. The viewer in me, thinks the drama is just getting good, but he human being in me thinks the show needs to end so they can focus on their family. And, they probably need marriage counseling that doesn’t come in the form of reality TV.
Sorry about that spew, but I saw it late last night and it’s been on my mind.
Lara: Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I’m not the only one self conscious about their feet.
I’m heading to the gym for a mid-day spin class in a few minutes, then I’ll do a lower body exercise DVD. Later today I have a voice lesson and then my language class. Busy day.
Here’s the food (from last night and this morning):
Grilled Chicken w/Grilled Tomato and Zucchini
1/2 a cantaloupe