kate gosselin Stepford Wife Kate Gosselin Finds Old Kate Gosselin ‘Cringeworthy’
The shiny new, semi-emotionless, Stepford Wife Kate Gosselin finds the old Kate Gosselin ‘cringeworthy.’
In tonight’s episode of Kate Plus 8, the 40-year-old watches footage of herself parenting her then-toddler sextuplets and slightly older twin girls, and gives advice to her old self—you can watch sneak peek footage right here on Popdust.
Before she became Stepford Wife Kate Gosselin, with the frozen face and a tight leash on her feelings and emotions, the old Kate Gosselin wasn’t one to hold back—just the slightest transgression could tip her over-the-edge and bring out her inner screaming harpy.
And, quite frankly, in Kate’s defense, you can hardly blame her—even though she was still married to now ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, at the time, as anyone who watched Jon & Kate Plus 8, knows, the vast majority of parenting fell firmly on her shoulders day-in-day-out.
It’s tough enough parenting one small child pretty much on your own—so, try and times that by eight. It’s enough to make your head spin—as Kate’s did, figuratively, very regularly.
Case in point—Doorknob-gate
One of the old clips Gosselin watches is about her trying to get to the bottom of which of the kids removed a doorknob. The kids, being kids, refuse to own up to who’s responsible for the “property destruction” and as Kate’s frustration grows, so does the level of her voice.
I am clearly fit to be tied. Ooh. My voice sounds like it is booming to Texas. And the truth is, yes I was yelling, and I’m not proud of that and I’m not excusing it, but it sounds a lot louder than in real life…. A…
B, I’m cringing because it is a knob—which I’m never going to condone property destruction, it’s very close to the tippy top of rules you just don’t break in this house.
And they already knew that was a bad thing, because they were trying to blame it on other people.
In true Kate Gosselin style, the mom-of-eight was not going to just let it lie. She’s determined to uncover the culprit, busting out with the thumbscrews and waterboard, in her bid to get the truth.
Well, not really—obviously—but, the clearly frustrated mom starts firing questions at her boys. Who? Why? When? Where were you? Where were they?
However, all she receives in response is a string of lies and blame-passing—adding yet further to the harried mom’s frustration.
So, has anything changed with time?
Those boys… every day… to this day…some don’t answer…. nobody did it…he did it.. it wasn’t me.. i didn’t see anything.. i don’t know what happened… she did it.. i don’t know… wasn’t there…and that is probably in every household, and that is one of the most difficult things to handle, because now it’s not just about the property destruction….now there’s lying going on.
How does Kate figure things out?
I rarely do…unless there was an eye witness….and its exhausting.
Exhaustion and parenting go hand in hand, and it’s a shame because exhaustion makes you miss a lot of amazing memories and makes you react differently.
I’ve lived most of my life exhausted most parents would probably agree. I mean at that timeframe, or now, I don’t know how to fix that.
Sleep when you can, eat when you can, exercise when you can and make a memory when you can, but man, its just…. its a job….
Love her or loathe her, you’ve really got to feel for Kate Gosselin..... come on now.... at least a little bit?!!!
You can watch the new episode of Kate Plus 8, tonight at 10/9c on TLC
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This time, the single mom takes the cameras along as she celebrates (kind of) turning the big 4-0 in Mexico, with her eight kids and her best friend Deanna.
During what appears to be an utterly excruciating dinner—which Kate later professes to be “one of the most memorable nights” in a very long time (Jesus, what are her usual nights out like?!!)—she basically bitches and moans and gripes about how sick she is over everyone always asking her if she’s dating, and claims that the past five years, since she divorced Jon Gosselin, have been “the happiest of my life” (all while looking like she’s about to jump under a bus).
She later shares to camera (all while looking seriously depressed) that the night was particularly special, because she actually almost managed to forget for a while that she’s the mother of eight children.
Well, one thing is for certain, Kate Gosselin certainly isn’t mellowing or improving with age—in fact, she morphs more and more into a robotic Stepford Wife with each and every day it appears.
Well, happy birthday Kate, we guess….
Tune into TLC tonight at 10/9 central to see Kate have the
most miserable looking birthday ever time of her life south of the border with her poor long suffering best friend and her oh so lucky eight kids.