I have decided that not only is the Gosselin's marriage a sham, but their show has got to be too. Granted, I have only seen John and Kate Plus 8 a handful of times, but there is no way that a couple raising eight very young children could be that calm. No way. Each time I watch it I search for the staff of nannies, drivers, chefs, housekeepers, and gardeners that surely exist. What I really want to see is a true "Behind the Scenes" show about how they really live. It looks like a cake walk if you ask me.
I thought about the Gosselins a lot this past weekend. We went traveling with my sister, brother-in-law, and 20 month old nephew, down to Orange County to visit grandparents and go to Disneyland. There's something about throwing 3 little kids together that makes everything a little bit harder. Ah... the constant crying, fighting, Luke beating the little kids up, Charlie throwing everything around, Jonah throwing up... yeah, the Gosselin's aren't real. Like I said, no way are they doing this on their own, writing books, speaking, appearing on a television show and having affairs. They must have one nanny per kid.
The hardest part about the trip wasn't staying in the hotel or going to Disneyland, although those things weren't easy, but going out to eat twice in one day. Once in the morning with Alcoholly and once in the evening with my grandfather.
I saw this one episode of Jon Gosselin's 30th birthday where they went out to eat. All the little kids were sitting so nicely at the table. I just laughed. What, did they give them tranquilizers before they entered the restaurant? Was each child's assigned nanny hiding under the table? Maybe the Gosselin kids could come teach my kids how to sit still when we eat out.
Notice how we have to push almost everything away from Charlie and Jonah? Half the time, Charlie was nearly sticking a fork in his eye and I didn't take it away from him because he was entertained by it. It's crazy the things I will do in a high pressure situation.
Charlie, of course, insisted on ordering the most expensive thing on the menu. Seriously though, whenever we go out I find myself spending lots of money on ice cream, chocolate milk, i.e., things I would not normally find myself feeding the kids, just to keep them happy.
So, yeah, either Erik and I are wusses or the Gosselin Family is not real. (Don't answer that.)