Saturday, November 6, 2010

Family with six 7-year-olds passes on fame and cameras. 'Stuff is just stuff'

The Headricks are giving their sextuplets the gift of
anonymity that no one can put a price on.
Finally a family with nearly identical circumstances to the Gosselins has just proven that not all families would do what the Gosselins did because they "had no choice," or "have to feed the kids" or "want to give the kids amazing opportunities" and other ridiculous excuses (cop outs) for selling children's privacy forever to the highest bidder. And boy does this family get it. The Headricks of Kansas, who have 7-year-old sextuplets and a 10-year-old, had this to say about the Gosselins:

"I think it would be really hard with a camera in front of your face all the time, especially with eight children," Sondra said. "We had an opportunity a week ago, and I said, 'I'm sorry but that's not just me.' We like to live our quiet little life, not be under a microscope."

Eldon agreed. It's difficult to know how much of the Gosselins' life is staged. "Life is stressful enough with six 7-year-olds running around the house, without the media," he said. Sondra's asked their six how they would feel with a camera watching their every move, and they agree they wouldn't like that. Older sister Aubrianna likes her "normal" life, too.
And as for passing by lucrative endorsements that could have gotten them the mansion the Gosselins have? Seems the Headricks realize the more stuff you acquire, the more money you often have to pay out. The richer you are, the more expensive your lifestyle is.

A larger new house would have meant property taxes and utilities beyond their means of Eldon's job working for the city of Wichita, despite the opportunity to have more stuff. "But stuff isn't all that important," Sondra said. "Stuff is just stuff."
Ironically, are the Gosselins actually in a worse financial situation now that they have been given everything? We think probably.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Todaystop/simple

88 sediments (sic) from readers:

Administrator said...

Thanks Auntie Ann for finding this article. It is so refreshing to finally have another family with sextuplets go on the record to specifically say actually NO we would not do what the Gosselins did. Cheers to them.

Reality Bites said...

Kudos to the Headrick parents for putting family above fame ahd fortune. Aside from protecting their children's innocence they also dodged the infamous Reality TV Curse that has claimed so many victims, most recently the Masche marriage.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/the_curse_of_reality_tv/the_curse_of_reality_tv.html

BerksPa said...

It all comes down to priorities.
What are you willing to risk for earthly treasures, fame, fortune.
Kate (and Jon) traded a nice 3000 sqft home in a nice area of PA, a family and church that cared for them and instead received a 5000+sq ft home, pathetic notoriety as a punch-line to late night talk show hosts jokes, more bills, a broken marriage, children that are acting out etc.

I would chose what the Headricks family chose!

MT said...

great article! Those kids look so happy. I agree "stuff is just stuff". Actually I hate stuff. Stuff makes your life unhappy.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Well, there you go.

I wonder how the sheeple are going to spin this...

Good for The Headricks! Their kids are cute too!

Now here is a good example of a family with parents that have their feet firmly planted on the ground. It's obvious that Mrs. Hendricks is not using her children to chase fame & extreme fortune.

P.S. Don't forget tomorrow is "Tune Out TLC Night"! Doing this will send a strong message to Kate & Dicovery Corp. that it is unexceptable forcing children to work. To them, those kids are just 8 little money bags, nothing more.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

CANCEL THE DAMN SHOW ALREADY,
FREE THE GOSSELIN 8-
BOYCOTT KATE + 8!!!

P.S. re-runs count too...

Laura D. said...

Thanks Auntie Ann. Now we all have a physical link we can provide whenever the sheeple try to tell us welfare would have been the only other option for the Gosselins. A link is worth a thousand words :)

Mary Ann said...

Another Kate inconsistancy -- during the shopping trip episode one of the tups screamed irately in a store. I believe it was during the time they were told to sit on the "dirty" carpet near a cash register. Kate turned and admonished her with the rules for screaming -- not unless you are bleeding was one. Kate was displeased! Well, I saw the eonline ad for the Alaska show. Kate screams -- loudly (yet again!). Now, where do we think that the kids have learned a deafening response to anything provoking? Why doesn't mommy have to follow her own sensible rules? It really irritates me the way she spouts rules as if they have been carved in Gosselin stone -- when it is obvious she just makes them up at any moment to exact control over every breathing moment of the kids lives.

(And, just for the record I did not watch the show until days later in repeat when no ratings were being scored.)

mama mia said...

History will show Kate Gosselin to be a child abuser. Her legacy might well be the incorporation of laws to protect other chldren from what hers have suffered. Not good.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

I checked back to her "blogs" because I remembered one that has really stuck with me: it was posted 5/13 "The Complaint Department is Closed". In this blog she basically says there are numerous fights between the children daily and she tell them to handle it themselves. I guess hitting is how they handle it. Thats how mommy handles Daddy.

And off topic here, but, Lauren, congratulations on the SF Giants winning the World Series. I live in Texas and was cheering for the Rangers, but the Giants really deserved it, they were all-around great. It must be a great time in SF!

Hippie Chick said...

How many of us have lots of "stuff" anyways? I mean we have "stuff" we've accumulated over the years that have meaning, but material things do not mean anything, unless there is a story, a memory, or a happy thought behind it. That's what Kate doesn't see. She just wants the "stuff" that makes her seem more rich, more celebrity-like.

Good for The Headricks. It can be done. Before TLC became the channel of 'too many' (ie, too many kids, too many limbs, etc) They were actually a Learning Channel, right? What the hell happened?

Administrator said...

I love this family! In one fell swoop they put a sock in five of the most popular pro-Kate arguments.

1. If you were offered a TV show you would pimp your kids out too.---Um no, no we wouldn't and neither did this family.
2. Kate has no choice but to pimp them out to keep three crackers and a grape on the table--Actually this family manages to feed their kids without feeding them to the public.
3. She has eight kids, eight!--So does this family, almost.
4. Do not judge you have not been in her shoes--This family IS in her shoes in almost identical circumstances and they chose something different.
5. Pimping the kids out has brought them so many wonderful things like mansions, trips, toys!--Stuff is just stuff. The Headricks realize the obvious, that mansions and stuff are a huge financial drain, not to mention don't really add anything to your life. It's better to live within your means.

Administrator said...

Has anyone read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad? It's an excellent popular book about financial fitness but the author is also very harsh on the way some people behave when they have a lot of money. His thesis is basically just because you have money doesn't mean you're actually rich, or will stay rich. He defines wealthy as how many days you can live off your money without working. The more days, the wealthier you are. He points out that if all your money is tied up in so-called "assets" that are sucking your money--mortgages, boats, home theater systems, appliances, so on and so on, you actually aren't wealthy at all. Your money should be tied up in income-producing assets, in his view. I don't think Kate is wealthy at all according to him.

In any case, he really has some good things to say about people like Kate. I'll post some of his quotes if I get the time.

BeDoneNow said...

mama mia said... History will show Kate Gosselin to be a child abuser. Her legacy might well be the incorporation of laws to protect other chldren from what hers have suffered. Not good.
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I couldn't agree more. I have always said that. It will be a very interesting sociological study regarding the sheeple and the manic feeding of the abuse. The group dynamic on the internet and e-rags of a few loud people coming together to support Kate's right to abuse her children for cash payments and spa pamperings.

Not to mention the additional illness of those who continue to gawk and feed the ratings, gaping and peering at the abuse, enabling it one pathetic viewer at a time.

*On another note: the kids above, whose name escapes me already, look happy, healthy, normal and relaxed. Have a great life with your loving mommy and daddy.

Crabitha Codswallop said...

I had never heard of the Headrick family until Admin posted this article.

I guess that blows the theory that you can't lead a normal life with HOMs.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Good for the Headricks. Pretty much the same siutation, but their priorites are all about their kids having a quality normal childhood. Not stuff, but what is best for their family/kids, and they make do. I also read another article on them, and the Headrick sextuplets are not clustered as a package to be sold, but rather treated like six different kids.

Kate and Jon had enough time to plan out how they would support them during her pregnancy- Jon could have worked his job during the week, and Kate as a nurse on the week-ends. They had plenty of financial donations and local willing to help out, and could have clearly managed but... then the book...... Even at that point, they could have lived off the book revenues, with Kate scheduling local book tours when Jon was not working. But we all know that Kate was out for herself, trying to make a name for herself, using her kids every step of the way. And we know where things went from there.... her ego went out of control. And her priority was fame, kids became a huge afterthought.

I agree, stuff is just stuff, but for Kate nothing is ever enough. Will not be watching her show and am hoping that all of the very recent "stuff" reported - kids in cornfield for 20 minutes having the time of their life (sarcasm), mom sleeping in van with kids on Halloween at 6pm (who does that), babysitter quiting because Kate if a witch, and possible suspension of her child, puts an end to the exploitation and insanity.

I am probably being naive, but maybe TLC has had enough of crazy Kate and are not willing to carry her anymore, financially, etc.. and want to unload her. Hopefully, her behavior on DWTS and then diva act with Palin, as well as chronic reports of her ego and costs of production will end this show once and for all. Please, for the sake of the kids, go out with a fizzle Kate...

These kids need privacy, support, parental attention and not stuff. Sheeples love the fact that Kate is a glorified Mom, but I am not sure that even "some" of them would engage in "some" of the behaviors that Kate has.

By the way, I think the Taco Bell incident was ridiculous. Poorly handled by J & E. When do these kids ever get a break? They need parents, not circus performers. Rant completed.

Michelle said...

And the Headrick kids haven't seen Alaska and all the other "experiences" Kate feels are so important for her kids, but they are on baseball teams, softball teams, go to bible camp - experiences the Gosselin kids are denied. I think most of us would agree on which set of experiences are more valuable to a child.

AuntieAnn said...

You're welcome Admin - and thanks for posting it at more length. You're right it is refreshing to see parents with their heads screwed on right. They wouldn't be bought and because of it their kids can swim in public pools and go to 4-H fairs without cameras in their faces. Talk about getting priorities straight. Their story blows every excuse Kate ever had right out of the water.

AuntieAnn said...

Laura D. said...Now we all have a physical link we can provide whenever the sheeple try to tell us welfare would have been the only other option for the Gosselins.
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Wanna bet they'll say there's no comparison, that Kate is raising eight kids, not seven, and all on her own because her husband abandoned her. Or they'll say the Headricks are a fictional family. They'll never admit Kate is anything but a martyred saint in their eyes.

Administrator said...

The one few good things about the whole Gosselin fiasco is that at least it seems like families like this are learning from it. Not that this family didn't have enough common sense to know it would be a bad idea to expose the kids publically in the first place, but now that HOM families, and really any families with something unusual someone wants to exploit, sees the Gosselins they are probably even more likely to think geez look what exposure did for them that's definitely not for us.

Linda said...

My teenage daughter is so private that when she made high school cheerleader, she said she didn't want me to order and buy that little megaphone sign that goes in the front yard with the cheerleader's name and school on it. She said it would feel "creepy" that her name and high school was right there in front of her house for anyone to read.

Can you imagine what her reaction would be to me attempting to sell her identity and private life on TV for millions of viewers? Even being a teenage girl, she'd take a pass on the money side of it to keep her privacy and anonymity.

I've long said that to anyone who has claimed that ANY of us would make the decision Kate Gosselin has made. No, we wouldn't. Not even close.

Denise said...

The more I read about this family, the more I admire them!
A new home

Volunteers are eager to pitch in again to help the Headricks build a home in Norwich. The family has been approved by Wichita’s Habitat for Humanity, and Eldon and Sondra have completed the required 400 hours of volunteer work at area Habitat job sites to qualify for their own home.

The house plan will include enough space for seven growing children and even a dinner table, says Sondra. In their mobile home, the table long ago was replaced by six highchairs.

Sondra donated her hours at Habitat’s second-hand store in Wichita and was such a hard worker that she was hired to work weekends.

Administrator said...

I like too how the kids are wearing normal clothes, maybe Target stuff, and they all look different. Each girl has a different hair style, each outfit is completely different.

I have never wanted to be on TV and I never will. I was a nanny on a set and the director thought he was giving me the experience of a lifetime making me an extra in one of the scenes. I appreciate how nice that was of him but I mortified, I never wanted to do it again. I wanted to watch the kids from behind the cameras, not be on camera. I watched the scene I'm in once in a rough cut (it was fine you could barely tell it was me) but to this day I have not even seen the final cut of the movie, I don't want to. But that was my choice, I could have said no, I cannot imagine being a little kid being FORCED to do something like that that makes me so uncomfortable. I've had all kinds of opporunties to network with people in the entertainment world, I chose not to I don't WANT to be involved. Why can't people get that this kind of thing isn't for everyone?

Not everyone wants to be on camera, not everyone would trade being on camera for ANY price.

Administrator said...

And the Headrick kids haven't seen Alaska and all the other "experiences" Kate feels are so important for her kids
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Exactly but I bet they hung out with their schoolmates all summer long, relaxed, regrouped and never missed a little league game.

Administrator said...

On another note: the kids above, whose name escapes me already
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If their name is escaping us already, this family has done a great job.

We're not SUPPOSED to know the names of SEVEN YEAR OLDS we don't even know! Get it through your thick head, Kate!

LisaNH said...

"They aren't at all like having six puppies that you can feed and put them in the yard and forget."

Wow, what a great quote! Sounds exactly the way Kate treats her children. Just have the nanny feed them and put them in the yard.

Kathy said...

We don't need to know their names let alone which one is "wild, stubborn, sneaky, loud, mommy's helper, the one having the most trouble with the divorce, everyone's friend" and on and on.

The invasive way Kate has marketed and sold each child is crazy to me. Even in the 80's and 90's child psych experts cautioned parents against assigning children 'roles' in the family so not to limit them (such as "the pretty one" or "the studious one" or "the tomboy").

Kate has done so many things wrong as a parent, that it's no surprise her kids are acting out now. They literally have no one.

MickeyMcKean said...

IF EVER there was an episode of Kate Plus 8 that needs to be totally ignored - NOT WATCHED OR RECORDED AT ALL - it is the one that will be airing this Sunday with repeats on Monday.

Please help save the children - what Kate is wearing is not more important than these 8 precious kids.

Admin will you be recapping this episode? If so, please confirm so people won't feel that have to watch because there is no recap.

I believe that with the events of this past week, especially with the story about the 2 week school suspension, if the viewer numbers are low I figure TLC will just cancel this show. They have other shows to focus on such as Sister Wives, Kate and the kids are old news.

SAVE THE 8
Do not WATCH
Do not RECORD
Kate Plus 8

Thank you!

Administrator said...

Yes I will be recapping this Sunday's episode AND I'll recap Sarah Palin's episode if Kate makes an appearance, which I'm not sure anymore she will.

Aeris said...

Glad to see this family is living a normal life. There are probably a dozen or more families with sextuplets living the same way. But Jon and Kate were in a unique situation. Kate sought out a TV show, I do not believe any TV station came to them. They had little money, no ambition and their marriage was probably "over" when the show began.

I also beg everyone to stop watching the show. After no watching it for a good two years, I would never go back. Kate it too toxic for me.

Anonymous said...

Linda said...

My teenage daughter is so private that when she made high school cheerleader, she said she didn't want me to order and buy that little megaphone sign that goes in the front yard with the cheerleader's name and school on it. She said it would feel "creepy" that her name and high school was right there in front of her house for anyone to read.

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Your teenage daughter is right. Why would you want to announce to the neighborhood that your daughter is a cheerleader? That megaphone screams pretentious status symbol to me.

Anonymous said...

Administrator said...

On another note: the kids above, whose name escapes me already
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If their name is escaping us already, this family has done a great job.

We're not SUPPOSED to know the names of SEVEN YEAR OLDS we don't even know! Get it through your thick head, Kate!

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And yet here you are, posting an article and picture and discussing these children you aren't supposed to know. If you don't see the irony in that, you must be blind.

Administrator said...

And yet here you are, posting an article and picture and discussing these children you aren't supposed to know. If you don't see the irony in that, you must be blind.
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It is a brief discussion to make a point. You just don't want us to discuss this family because you don't want anyone to know that there are other familes out there JUST LIKE KATE'S who live NOTHING LIKE KATE.

Administrator said...

Anonymous if we were discussing this family day after day after day, yes I would think it was ironic. It was one post for pity sake. The point was made. There are only a few comments on them, relax.

Anonymous said...

How can you recap the show on Sunday if you don't watch. Everyboy walks away with a different opinion.

Also, I bet that other family has had help through their state which is fine, but please get all the facts.

Moose Mania said...

And yet here you are, posting an article and picture and discussing these children you aren't supposed to know. If you don't see the irony in that, you must be blind.

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If you want to talk about "blind," there's always the sheeple, who think that Kate needs to pimp out her children to maintain the lifestyle of the rich and famous. This was the purpose of this article -- to show that there are large families who don't need to exploit their children.


"That megaphone screams pretentious status symbol to me."

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It also screams that "here lives a young, single, cute female." With all of the girls who go missing every day, what parent in their right mind would want to advertise that?

Linda said...

Anonymous, they have the signs for kids in band, orchestra, the tennis team, you name it. It's not a status symbol--more like school spirit and being proud of your kid.

Administrator said...

Also, I bet that other family has had help through their state which is fine, but please get all the facts.
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What facts are we missing? What does having help from the state have to do with anything? I would gladly give my tax dollars to help this family make ends meet, any family, if the other alternative is pimping them out on TV.

The point of this post is that you CAN raise sextuplets without putting them on TV. There are many ways to do that, and if that includes sometimes turning to public assistance, then that's what you have to do. Kate didn't have a problem turning to public assistance for in-home nursing and she even said the state owes it to her, she tried to extend the nursing beyond what was permitted. So if this family has ever used public assistance, so has Kate.

Mary in California said...

Anonymous, they have the signs for kids in band, orchestra, the tennis team, you name it. It's not a status symbol--more like school spirit and being proud of your kid.

Sorry, there are ways to let your kids know you are proud of them without advertising it to the world. I agree with whoever said it was dangerous in this day and age.

What a lovely family the Headricks seem to be. I hope they never make the news again because they are busy living their full and happy lives.

Remember when the tups were walking but still very small? Kate used to police them and break up the fights and make them hug each other and apologize. What happened to that? Too exhausting? Parenting is a job that lasts for at least 18 years; I don't think Kate realized that. They are still too young to "handle it themselves" if they are not shown how to handle it.

Kate makes me ill. Simpsons and Family Guy are my Sunday night families; I won't be watching Miss Thang. Admin, you don't even have to recap as far as I'm concerned. I don't even want to know anymore what goes on in that family.

A4Eliz said...

K8 talks about wanting her kids to have "normal" lives but they haven't gotten to play sports or go to summer camp. Playing on a team would help the G8 learn to get along with other kids.

Anonymous said...

Denise said...
A new home ... Volunteers are eager to pitch in again to help the Headricks build a home in Norwich.


Denise, I think that might be a different family getting a Habitat house. I found this article dated 8/15/10:

For an update of the Sondra and Eldon Headrick family of sextuplets, along with older sister, Aubrianna, a photo from Sondra shows all six, now eight years old, on the rock formation entrance to Camp Horizon, the United Methodist Church camp near Arkansas City.

With Norwich schools scheduled to start next week, on Friday, Sondra and the six, along with Aubrianna (7th grade) were in Pratt buying back-to-school shoes and outfits along with "all the good stuff" needed as school supplies, dad Eldon said. Sondar, a para-professional for the Norwich school, Sondra had spent the day at a workshop while the children spent the day with Eldon's aunt Linette Fawcet.

Having seven children means keeping the tires aired up on seven bicycles and going through four to five gallons of milk weekly for starters.

For a brief run-down of the sextuplets interests: Jaycie, the mother-hen school-teacher did a math workbook over the summer and taughter herself to write cursive; Ethan is the family video gamer with Sean as his assistant; Danielle plays the part of the budding singer, dancer and actress; Melissa, "Miss Sensitive," keeps tuned in to everyone's feelings and Grant remains a sports guy, as predicted by his mother when he started kindergarten. He's a hard worker, works outside and wants to help his grandmother in her garden. Aubrianna, who will enter junior high, seems the typical tweener.

Sondra and Eldon purchased a home in Norwich and moved in with the remodeling underway - not a good idea they've come to believe. It's mostly finished except for trim work and hanging pictures. They have arranged the four-bedroom home with a room for Aubrianna, one room each for the three girls and three boys, and their room. (an earlier article from '09 said they started with only 1 bedroom upstairs and a basement with room for the other bedrooms which they were remodeling themselves one room at a time. They impress me as loving, hard working and definitely living within their means.)

They skip the TV shows that star other sextuplet families.

"We don't need reality TV when we have it in our own living room," Eldon said.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Lifesmoments/SUN--ad-astra-life-s-little-moments--1

Midnight Madness said...

Linda said...

Anonymous, they have the signs for kids in band, orchestra, the tennis team, you name it. It's not a status symbol--more like school spirit and being proud of your kid.

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Much better to show that you are proud of your kid by attending the games and/or concerts, helping with fundraising, car-pooling to games, etc., than to put up a sign in the yard. Anyone can do that, and it takes no effort.

Robin said...

Regarding the signs for cheerleading, band, sports, etc.: first of all, I didn't realize this existed in real life - I thought it was just on Friday Night Lights for "good tv". lol

But second of all, I do think it raises some pretty serious safety concerns to announce your child's name and activity in your front yard. This may seem to be an off-topic comment, but it is kind of related to the issue of putting a child on television, because it involves the child's privacy and the public just simply knowing too much about them. We're told as parents to not put our childrens' names on the backs of their shirts because it gives strangers too much information about the child that someone could use in a negative way....signs in the front yard tell a stranger not only the child's name, but where they live. I think the cheerleader who didn't want the sign in her yard has very good instincts for not only her privacy, but her own safety. :-) There are so many other ways to show your child you are proud of them - I just think this one is dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How can you recap the show on Sunday if you don't watch. Everyboy walks away with a different opinion.
Also, I bet that other family has had help through their state which is fine, but please get all the facts.


Admin never said she didn't watch the show. She's the one who watches for all of us who DON'T and we read her thorough recaps.

As for facts? What facts do you feel we're missing?

Here's and article from when their tups started kindergarten titled "Back to School X6: http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/headricks

One from '09 "Kansas sextuplets growing up without much notice":
http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/sextup

Another one titled: "The Simple Life Times 6", 7/12/09:
http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/simple

And what looks like the most recent: "Six-pack' is 8 now, and sis is a tween":
http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/SUN--ad-astra-life-s-little-moments--1

Crabitha Codswallop said...

Don't be baited by the trolls.

They are so desperate to find ways to protect Kate's tattered image that they will even attack the Headrick family.

It's almost funny.

Administrator said...

Guess we figured out how they would spin this. We don't have all the facts! I want to know where are the facts these kids have ever been on TV? Where are the facts these kids have ever been exploited?....Crickets.

This is what Jon and Kate should have done. Brief, yearly updates to satisfy everyone's curiosity and leave it at that. The kids would remain anonymous and for those who are interested they would get their fix.

I like how this family doesn't watch out reality shows about HOM.

What's next? said...

I do wish the Anonymous posters would choose a screen name. If you are from a Kate fan site why not use your screen name from there? If you're going to post it, own it.

What's next? said...

To further clarify, at times there are numerous people all posting as Anonymous and at times it makes it difficult to tell which Anonymous is being responded to unless their post is quoted. Other times Anonymous is being used because the person doesn't want to own their comment.

Lee said...

Anonymous said:

Also, I bet that other family has had help through their state which is fine, but please get all the facts.

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What on earth makes you say this? They've got a working father and a mom who works at least part-time. Why on earth would you assume that they got state help? There are lots and lots of large families who don't get, and aren't eligible, for "state help".

And then there's Kate Gosselin, who not only informed the citizens of the world that it was their obligation to support HER children, but also pitched a fit - publicly, in the newspapers - when she hit the deadline for her state-supplied nannies.

As we all know, Gosselin went on to grift and graft her way through pocketbooks across America, screeching "entitlement" all the way. For every one of Gosselin, there are hundreds of families who are just quietly raising their children, the way responsible people do.

Don't measure the responsible people of the world by the actions of the Gosselins. There's just no comparison, in any way, shape or form.

And, Anonymous, you'd do better to refresh your memory before posting. It does you little credit to post in complete disregard of well-documented reality.

AuntieAnn said...

Anonymous said...And yet here you are, posting an article and picture and discussing these children you aren't supposed to know. If you don't see the irony in that, you must be blind.
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Irony? lol..the Hendricks article that was posted was from 2009. It's no secret they had sextuplets. They just didn't sell them.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

It must be really irritating for the sheeple/trolls to see case after case of families with multiples living normal, happy, modest lives away from the cameras.

Without naming names, there are currently 17 families with sextuplets, and octuplets- some of these families already have twins, or single siblings in the mix. I can tell you that they are all living peaceful, private lives, their marriages are intact, and to boot- are not lavishly, and excessively living like the Gosselins. The fact is Kate & Jon have made a very poor choice of raising (and making money off) their children in front of the cameras. No good came from it, and no good is ever going to come from it.

It has to be awfully frustrating for Kate's sheeple to see that their idol, Kate cannot ever make a wise decision about anything. Sad really. Indicative of an impulsive and unstable personality as well.

Anyway, I hope and pray that after Kate-mania dies down (which I predict will happen very soon), the sheeple will lovingly learn from their mistakes, and aim higher the next time they choose someone to emulate.

Remember Sunday is "TUNE OUT TLC" night.

BOYCOTT KATE + 8-
AND YOU SAVE THE GOSSELIN 8!!!!!

SmileyGrl752 said...

Mary Ann said...

I believe it was during the time they were told to sit on the "dirty" carpet near a cash register.

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For a germaphobe, she sure doesn't seem to mind telling her kids to sit anywhere dirty.

The Name's the Game said...

I don't understand the "anonymous" flap. I post here using many different names. If you see a familiar name that makes you feel comfortable? And there's no safeguard here that prevents me from using someone else's name. What's the big deal about the name? An opinion is an opinion, no matter the name being used. You're talking to anonymous people anyway.

Linda said...

Not to harp on the sign thing, but putting one in your yard AND going to games, etc, are not mutually exclusive things. You can do both. I only brought it up because it's a great example of how kids often know privacy is a good and important thing. And when you respect your kids' wish for privacy--as Kate certainly has NOT--that is also a good thing.

What's next? said...

The Names the Game, At times there are several people posting as "Anonymous" and there are several people responding to "Anonymous". If the person responding doesn't quote the remark they are responding to it makes it difficult to follow exactly who they are responding to since more than one person is using the same screen name. An example was the other day someone posted "I agree with you Anonymous". There were several Anonymous posts by different people with different views, which one did they agree with? Does it make sense to you now?

Anonymous said...

For the poster who said Admin watches the show and reports back to us, wow!! I have seen things said here that I never saw on the show. I would say you are being lead to think just like everybody without viewing destails for yourself. No way coul I ever form an opinion without watching any show whether it be news or any other TV show.

I would love to have Admin follow the family and see how their new home comes out. While I paid for my home, I also have volunteered for HH too. Many hours of FREE labor are donated. If they had to pay for all that labor, what do you think their home would be worth. An electrician in our area gets $100.00 bucks an hour for just a service call, before they look at your problem.

Administrator said...

For the poster who said Admin watches the show and reports back to us, wow!! I have seen things said here that I never saw on the show. I would say you are being lead to think just like everybody without viewing destails for yourself
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Please provide specific examples of a time where my recap including things you "never saw on the show." The show is awful enough without me wasting time making things up. Come off it.

I have always said, anyone is free to watch the show. Anyone is free to read other recaps. Anyone is free to just read mine. We are all adults.




I would love to have Admin follow the family and see how their new home comes out.
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Follow what family, the Headricks? That's the whole point of this article, they don't WANT to be followed. Why would anyone follow a family who made it crystal clear they want to be private?

. No way coul I ever form an opinion without watching any show whether it be news or any other TV show.
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You know the news itself is just one take on something, just like a recap. News shows often have spins, viewpoints, even if they pretend to be fair and balanced. Ever watch say, Kate Couric after an Obama speech? Ever watch Fox news after that same speech? I'm guessing you're not going to get the same story whatsoever. I trust that the people here are adults able to understand this blog is one take on something and capable of forming their own opinions without someone telling them how to think. I don't sell the readers here short. Most of them. Anyone can watch the show if they have questions about something I said in a recap.

If they had to pay for all that labor, what do you think their home would be worth.
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I don't understand. The cost of labor has no bearing on the price of your house.

Midnight Madness said...

If the person responding doesn't quote the remark they are responding to it makes it difficult to follow exactly who they are responding to since more than one person is using the same screen name.

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Yes! If someone writes, "Captain Kangaroo isn't playing with a full deck" (not that anyone would necessarily write that!), we can look back and see exactly what Captain wrote and why he/she is one French Fry short of a Happy Meal!

However, if someone writes the same thing about "Anonymous," and six Anonymouses are posting, we're not sure which "Anonymous" the poster believes isn't the sharpest tool in the shed!

Moose Mania said...

An electrician in our area gets $100.00 bucks an hour for just a service call, before they look at your problem.

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A service call in our area is $60, and if you decide to have the repair done, the service call charge is deducted from the cost of the labor/parts. If the repair and labor is only $30, that's what you pay. The service call charge is waived. Nice, huh?

I'm with Admin on this one. How does what a person pays an electrician determine the value of a house? I think the poster might be saying that since labor is free and they didn't have to pay for hiring contractors, that the cost of the house is so much less for them, but worth as much as if they did have to pay for the labor. I dunno...

Talk About Being a Sheeple said...

Administrator said...

For the poster who said Admin watches the show and reports back to us, wow!! I have seen things said here that I never saw on the show. I would say you are being lead to think just like everybody without viewing destails for yourself
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Please provide specific examples of a time where my recap including things you "never saw on the show." The show is awful enough without me wasting time making things up. Come off it.

I have always said, anyone is free to watch the show. Anyone is free to read other recaps. Anyone is free to just read mine. We are all adults.




I would love to have Admin follow the family and see how their new home comes out.
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Follow what family, the Headricks? That's the whole point of this article, they don't WANT to be followed. Why would anyone follow a family who made it crystal clear they want to be private?

. No way coul I ever form an opinion without watching any show whether it be news or any other TV show.
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You know the news itself is just one take on something, just like a recap. News shows often have spins, viewpoints, even if they pretend to be fair and balanced. Ever watch say, Kate Couric after an Obama speech? Ever watch Fox news after that same speech? I'm guessing you're not going to get the same story whatsoever. I trust that the people here are adults able to understand this blog is one take on something and capable of forming their own opinions without someone telling them how to think. I don't sell the readers here short. Most of them. Anyone can watch the show if they have questions about something I said in a recap.

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You're missing the point. Nobody should be forming an opinion on an episode of a television show if they don't watch it themselves. You all constantly refer to the "sheeple." There is no more sheeple-like behavior than to take someone else's word for something rather than forming an opinion based on your own observation.

Anonymous said...

Administrator said...

For the poster who said Admin watches the show and reports back to us, wow!! I have seen things said here that I never saw on the show. I would say you are being lead to think just like everybody without viewing destails for yourself
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Please provide specific examples of a time where my recap including things you "never saw on the show." The show is awful enough without me wasting time making things up. Come off it.

I have always said, anyone is free to watch the show. Anyone is free to read other recaps. Anyone is free to just read mine. We are all adults.




I would love to have Admin follow the family and see how their new home comes out.
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Follow what family, the Headricks? That's the whole point of this article, they don't WANT to be followed. Why would anyone follow a family who made it crystal clear they want to be private?

. No way coul I ever form an opinion without watching any show whether it be news or any other TV show.
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You know the news itself is just one take on something, just like a recap. News shows often have spins, viewpoints, even if they pretend to be fair and balanced. Ever watch say, Kate Couric after an Obama speech? Ever watch Fox news after that same speech? I'm guessing you're not going to get the same story whatsoever. I trust that the people here are adults able to understand this blog is one take on something and capable of forming their own opinions without someone telling them how to think. I don't sell the readers here short. Most of them. Anyone can watch the show if they have questions about something I said in a recap.

If they had to pay for all that labor, what do you think their home would be worth.
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I don't understand. The cost of labor has no bearing on the price of your house.

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Huh? If you are buying new construction, the cost of labor most certainly does have a bearing on the price.

Administrator said...

For all the reasons people explained, please as a common courtesy don't use anonymous. This luxury may be disappearing soon anyway so might as well get used to it.

Just follow the rules, please. If your post is borderline breaking the rules, using anonymous makes it all the more likely I'm going to delete it. What is the point of posting something you KNOW I'm not going to publish? Just so I could see it? That's kinda creepy.

Administrator said...

Anonymous why do you care what people's opinions here are on the show? And I don't think you should lecture adults about how they should go about formimg the basis of their opinions. I'm flattered you think my recaps could have such power, but you forget most of us had enough evidence for a solid foundation for our opinions on this family literally years before I ever wrote my first recap here.

Administrator said...

The poster said what a house is "worth." That is a specific term in real estate, the fair market value doesn't include whatever labor you may or may not have put into it. The house is worth what it's worth and you don't factor in the 30 bucks an hour you paid this or that person. Now if they made improvements that might make the value go up. Labor is totally separate from the fair market value of a house, and would be broken down as such.

Anyway this is silly, I don't see what a house has to do with this family keeping their children off tv. This is an attempt to discredit this family and I'm not following the logic more than two steps down the road, because it's not logical, naturally.

Twinner said...

An electrician in our area gets $100.00 bucks an hour for just a service call, before they look at your problem.
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Wow where do you live? My husband is an electrician and gets billed out at $66 an hour, and takes home far less than that. I would like to move to your town.

AuntieAnn said...

I have seen things said here that I never saw on the show.
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That's because you have wool in your eyes. Why don't you write a recap and submit it for comparison? Watch it closely too - it might be the last one you'll ever see.

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I would love to have Admin follow the family and see how their new home comes out. While I paid for my home, I also have volunteered for HH too. Many hours of FREE labor are donated. If they had to pay for all that labor, what do you think their home would be worth.

Even though the Headricks keep a relatively low profile, they are not living in complete obscurity. They've given occasional updates on their family - which interestingly enough were on the internet long before 15 minutes Gosselin Style was ever a blog. And why on earth would you volunteer for HH if it bothers you so much that it's donated labor and material? If you don't think the Headricks are deserving of it maybe you could tell us why.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Administrator said...

Anonymous why do you care what people's opinions here are on the show? And I don't think you should lecture adults about how they should go about formimg the basis of their opinions. I'm flattered you think my recaps could have such power, but you forget most of us had enough evidence for a solid foundation for our opinions on this family literally years before I ever wrote my first recap here.

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So true. As a matter of fact a recap is not necessary, because "Kate + 8" has been/is so darn UNWATCHABLE.

As far as I'm concerned, the Administrator recaps that 1/2 hour (or hour) of screams, fake boobs, screeches, tantrums, freebees, trips, tears and kids shoving each other, as a COURTESY. I would not care one iota if I never saw another clip or synopsis of Kate's horrible-ish behavior and show. F- that!

Time for Kate + 8 to go.
Cancel the damn thing!


FREE THE GOSSELIN 8
TUNE OUT TLC
BOYCOTT KATE + 8

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

I think the Administrator has gone over and beyond to handle the newly ongoing onslaught of Anonymous comments, which seem to bait and throw mud at the Headricks, rather than address /debate specifically how the choice to film kids may impact on the Gosselin 8 overall well-being.

The Headricks have sextuplets, plus an older child. They chose not to put their private lives on film - a parental choice and they seem very comfortable with it, as do many other of the sextuplets families, with the parents always making the final decision. This site has many posters who believe the Gosselin kids' lives should be private, and should not constantly be filmed, as the kids in the long run will suffer the consequences of having their lives "scrutinized" by millions, which the children are not equipped or required to do. Agree or disagree but pick a name, as per the rules of the site. Have not seen any "legit inside information" that would qualify as Anonymous.

Any perks sextuplet/multiple families received "off-camera" are now being scrutinized by Anonymous posters, who won't choose a name. If you are confident in your comments, pick a name. In my opinion, it would be ludicrous to claim on one site, while using a Poster Name, that some haters got so ridiculous and threatening that you quit posting at some sites and now don't use your name. Pick a name, any name at this site. It is a rule of this site and the worst posters can possibly do is disagree. And I have never seen any threatening behavior here. Or I would not post/read here. At least this site has been open enough to entertain all comments, unlike other sites that do not allow comments that do not support Kate.

Honestly, if the Headricks did volunteer work for HFH and received some benefit while supporting their kids and keeping them off camera, who cares. If you recall Kate and Jon received a Home Makeover free of charge. Of course Kate hated it. Gratitude is not her alias.

Many people on this site do not believe ongoing filming of kids is healthy for their development or well-being, as many believe children should not grow up or develope under constant public scrutiny due to their right to privacy.

If you feel strongly in your opinions, state them under a name other than Anonymous, as this is a rule of this site. At least be respectful of the Administrator, follow their rules (See Rules of Blog), or else, choose not to post here. You do have that choice. My hat goes off to the Administrator of this site as they have tried to entertain both Pro and Con comments, but some posters have taken advantage of this by refusing to follow the rules. If you don't like the rules, don't post. JMO.

Administrator said...

Here's the missing link some of the sheeple comments are lacking. They are posting saying See the Headricks got freebies too, thought you hated freebies! Except it's not the freebies in and of themselves some of us necessarily have a problem with. It's HOW Kate gets the freebies. By exploiting the kids. She puts them on TV, sells their privacy, and in return she gets free trips, free hair, free clothes, free Juicy Juice and so on and so on. No one was complaining when her church sacrificed everything to get her cribs (well, no one except Kate). It wasn't until she pimped out the kids to keep those freebies coming we took issue.

Habitat for Humanity has a very strict screening process. I don't recall the Headricks going on TV begging for it or using their children for it. If HH has determined they qualify, that is their business. They are a charity well capable of determining who is deserving.

wayward said...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said:

Well, there you go.

I wonder how the sheeple are going to spin this...
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Lol.. with their new, cutting edge, inventive snap du jour... "check your facts." Their immediate response was "they're probably on assistance." FACT: Dad is a city worker and Mom works for a school district so they are both WORKING. Any assistance, if they would even qualify, would be minimal. FACT: Between those two good jobs they surely receive health insurance, school district health benefits are usually very high quality. As a school district employee, Mom's work schedule is the same as her children's- all holidays and summers off which is ideal. FACT: Sondra and Eldon are still married. FACT: I have never heard of this family before, but I'm glad to see they are supporting their happy, well adjusted children by working honest middle class jobs. FACT: there was no mention of the need for a stable of nannies to raise these sextuplets and singleton. FACT: A large family does not need a reality TV show to make a living. Reality TV as a whole has had a detrimental effect on marriages, families and individuals, many who have committed suicide. There's something very shallow in being famous for nothing. And it appears to have an almost cancerous effect on those willing to sell their soul (and their children's) for a buck.

AuntieAnn said...

Excellent post wayward. Well said!

Karen said...

Who ever used the word "pretentious" in reference to Kate Gosselin is reading my mind. For several years I have felt she has become more and more "uppity." It's so unattractive and that attitude has to be rubbing off on the children. "Stuff is just stuff" and the more you get the more you have to pay for and take care of. I predict the day will come when Kate G will wish she was back in her lovely smaller home in a nice neighborhood and not on the 26 acre estate that will drain her bank account. Kids get more expensive the older they become and when that show tanks (it will) the day will come when the "piper must be paid" by Kate and Kate alone. I believe we'll hear about it someday.

CO said...

What is all the uproar about HH with the Headrick family? I found NO articles that mentioned this at all. In fact they are rehabbing an older house by themselves. It had one bedroom upstairs and they've remodeled the basement to add 3 more. Rather than take the word for someone who must have mistaken an article about a different family, read these articles and learn the truth about this hard working, unassuming family.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/sextup

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/simple

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/SUN--ad-astra-life-s-little-moments--1

alyssa said...

"With their seventh birthday behind them, and ready for second grade this fall, the Headricks are enjoying a busy summer. Last week was Bible school and a swimming party that celebrated the end of baseball season for the boys and softball for the girls."
Sheeple,THIS IS NORMAL,this is what G8 should haave..A team to be part of and second grade at 7, not being dragged to Alaska and still in kindergarten at 6! Wake up!

CO said...

What is all the uproar about HH with the Headrick family? I found NO articles that mentioned this at all. In fact they are rehabbing an older house by themselves. It had one bedroom upstairs and they've remodeled the basement to add 3 more. Rather than take the word for someone who must have mistaken an article about a different family, read these articles and learn the truth about this hard working, unassuming family.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/sextup

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/simple

http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/SUN--ad-astra-life-s-little-moments--1

Robin said...

Regarding the signs for cheerleading, band, sports, etc.: first of all, I didn't realize this existed in real life - I thought it was just on Friday Night Lights for "good tv". lol

But second of all, I do think it raises some pretty serious safety concerns to announce your child's name and activity in your front yard. This may seem to be an off-topic comment, but it is kind of related to the issue of putting a child on television, because it involves the child's privacy and the public just simply knowing too much about them. We're told as parents to not put our childrens' names on the backs of their shirts because it gives strangers too much information about the child that someone could use in a negative way....signs in the front yard tell a stranger not only the child's name, but where they live. I think the cheerleader who didn't want the sign in her yard has very good instincts for not only her privacy, but her own safety. :-) There are so many other ways to show your child you are proud of them - I just think this one is dangerous.

Administrator said...

Also, I bet that other family has had help through their state which is fine, but please get all the facts.
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What facts are we missing? What does having help from the state have to do with anything? I would gladly give my tax dollars to help this family make ends meet, any family, if the other alternative is pimping them out on TV.

The point of this post is that you CAN raise sextuplets without putting them on TV. There are many ways to do that, and if that includes sometimes turning to public assistance, then that's what you have to do. Kate didn't have a problem turning to public assistance for in-home nursing and she even said the state owes it to her, she tried to extend the nursing beyond what was permitted. So if this family has ever used public assistance, so has Kate.

Anonymous said...

Linda said...

My teenage daughter is so private that when she made high school cheerleader, she said she didn't want me to order and buy that little megaphone sign that goes in the front yard with the cheerleader's name and school on it. She said it would feel "creepy" that her name and high school was right there in front of her house for anyone to read.

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Your teenage daughter is right. Why would you want to announce to the neighborhood that your daughter is a cheerleader? That megaphone screams pretentious status symbol to me.

Kathy said...

We don't need to know their names let alone which one is "wild, stubborn, sneaky, loud, mommy's helper, the one having the most trouble with the divorce, everyone's friend" and on and on.

The invasive way Kate has marketed and sold each child is crazy to me. Even in the 80's and 90's child psych experts cautioned parents against assigning children 'roles' in the family so not to limit them (such as "the pretty one" or "the studious one" or "the tomboy").

Kate has done so many things wrong as a parent, that it's no surprise her kids are acting out now. They literally have no one.

Administrator said...

I like too how the kids are wearing normal clothes, maybe Target stuff, and they all look different. Each girl has a different hair style, each outfit is completely different.

I have never wanted to be on TV and I never will. I was a nanny on a set and the director thought he was giving me the experience of a lifetime making me an extra in one of the scenes. I appreciate how nice that was of him but I mortified, I never wanted to do it again. I wanted to watch the kids from behind the cameras, not be on camera. I watched the scene I'm in once in a rough cut (it was fine you could barely tell it was me) but to this day I have not even seen the final cut of the movie, I don't want to. But that was my choice, I could have said no, I cannot imagine being a little kid being FORCED to do something like that that makes me so uncomfortable. I've had all kinds of opporunties to network with people in the entertainment world, I chose not to I don't WANT to be involved. Why can't people get that this kind of thing isn't for everyone?

Not everyone wants to be on camera, not everyone would trade being on camera for ANY price.

Administrator said...

And yet here you are, posting an article and picture and discussing these children you aren't supposed to know. If you don't see the irony in that, you must be blind.
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It is a brief discussion to make a point. You just don't want us to discuss this family because you don't want anyone to know that there are other familes out there JUST LIKE KATE'S who live NOTHING LIKE KATE.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Good for the Headricks. Pretty much the same siutation, but their priorites are all about their kids having a quality normal childhood. Not stuff, but what is best for their family/kids, and they make do. I also read another article on them, and the Headrick sextuplets are not clustered as a package to be sold, but rather treated like six different kids.

Kate and Jon had enough time to plan out how they would support them during her pregnancy- Jon could have worked his job during the week, and Kate as a nurse on the week-ends. They had plenty of financial donations and local willing to help out, and could have clearly managed but... then the book...... Even at that point, they could have lived off the book revenues, with Kate scheduling local book tours when Jon was not working. But we all know that Kate was out for herself, trying to make a name for herself, using her kids every step of the way. And we know where things went from there.... her ego went out of control. And her priority was fame, kids became a huge afterthought.

I agree, stuff is just stuff, but for Kate nothing is ever enough. Will not be watching her show and am hoping that all of the very recent "stuff" reported - kids in cornfield for 20 minutes having the time of their life (sarcasm), mom sleeping in van with kids on Halloween at 6pm (who does that), babysitter quiting because Kate if a witch, and possible suspension of her child, puts an end to the exploitation and insanity.

I am probably being naive, but maybe TLC has had enough of crazy Kate and are not willing to carry her anymore, financially, etc.. and want to unload her. Hopefully, her behavior on DWTS and then diva act with Palin, as well as chronic reports of her ego and costs of production will end this show once and for all. Please, for the sake of the kids, go out with a fizzle Kate...

These kids need privacy, support, parental attention and not stuff. Sheeples love the fact that Kate is a glorified Mom, but I am not sure that even "some" of them would engage in "some" of the behaviors that Kate has.

By the way, I think the Taco Bell incident was ridiculous. Poorly handled by J & E. When do these kids ever get a break? They need parents, not circus performers. Rant completed.

BeDoneNow said...

mama mia said... History will show Kate Gosselin to be a child abuser. Her legacy might well be the incorporation of laws to protect other chldren from what hers have suffered. Not good.
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I couldn't agree more. I have always said that. It will be a very interesting sociological study regarding the sheeple and the manic feeding of the abuse. The group dynamic on the internet and e-rags of a few loud people coming together to support Kate's right to abuse her children for cash payments and spa pamperings.

Not to mention the additional illness of those who continue to gawk and feed the ratings, gaping and peering at the abuse, enabling it one pathetic viewer at a time.

*On another note: the kids above, whose name escapes me already, look happy, healthy, normal and relaxed. Have a great life with your loving mommy and daddy.

Administrator said...

I love this family! In one fell swoop they put a sock in five of the most popular pro-Kate arguments.

1. If you were offered a TV show you would pimp your kids out too.---Um no, no we wouldn't and neither did this family.
2. Kate has no choice but to pimp them out to keep three crackers and a grape on the table--Actually this family manages to feed their kids without feeding them to the public.
3. She has eight kids, eight!--So does this family, almost.
4. Do not judge you have not been in her shoes--This family IS in her shoes in almost identical circumstances and they chose something different.
5. Pimping the kids out has brought them so many wonderful things like mansions, trips, toys!--Stuff is just stuff. The Headricks realize the obvious, that mansions and stuff are a huge financial drain, not to mention don't really add anything to your life. It's better to live within your means.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

I checked back to her "blogs" because I remembered one that has really stuck with me: it was posted 5/13 "The Complaint Department is Closed". In this blog she basically says there are numerous fights between the children daily and she tell them to handle it themselves. I guess hitting is how they handle it. Thats how mommy handles Daddy.

And off topic here, but, Lauren, congratulations on the SF Giants winning the World Series. I live in Texas and was cheering for the Rangers, but the Giants really deserved it, they were all-around great. It must be a great time in SF!

Mary Ann said...

Another Kate inconsistancy -- during the shopping trip episode one of the tups screamed irately in a store. I believe it was during the time they were told to sit on the "dirty" carpet near a cash register. Kate turned and admonished her with the rules for screaming -- not unless you are bleeding was one. Kate was displeased! Well, I saw the eonline ad for the Alaska show. Kate screams -- loudly (yet again!). Now, where do we think that the kids have learned a deafening response to anything provoking? Why doesn't mommy have to follow her own sensible rules? It really irritates me the way she spouts rules as if they have been carved in Gosselin stone -- when it is obvious she just makes them up at any moment to exact control over every breathing moment of the kids lives.

(And, just for the record I did not watch the show until days later in repeat when no ratings were being scored.)

MT said...

great article! Those kids look so happy. I agree "stuff is just stuff". Actually I hate stuff. Stuff makes your life unhappy.

Reality Bites said...

Kudos to the Headrick parents for putting family above fame ahd fortune. Aside from protecting their children's innocence they also dodged the infamous Reality TV Curse that has claimed so many victims, most recently the Masche marriage.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/the_curse_of_reality_tv/the_curse_of_reality_tv.html

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack · 4h4 hours ago
Sad that the media would even take such old docs & present them as if they happened 2day..


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They didn't present it as today, Milo. They very clearly said it was 2010. In fact, they said it THREE times, four if you count the photo they posted which also says 2010. It's not their fault if a doofus reader can't comprehend what they clearly said FOUR TIMES.