Have you ever seen the show called Jon And Kate Plus 8? It’s about a couple who have a set of twins and a set of sextuplets. Now I’ve been watching this show since it started. When the sextuplets were newborns. The mother tries so hard to stay organized and sane but sometimes they lose it. They argue, they bicker and they don’t always agree on everything. Which makes the house even more chaotic.
But isn’t that normal? Eight kids…six of whom are toddlers and going through normal 2 year old stages. I’ve heard from different people that they argue to much and they don’t get along. They obviously don’t watch the show regularly or they would see that those two love each other and are doing the best they can in an almost impossible situation.
So when does a reality show really mean REALITY? They are being their true selves and not sugar coating anything or acting like it’s so easy. They’ve been at their worst for the whole world to see yet being scrutinized for being what I think is real.
What normal person would be happy to go 24/7 under these circumstances? I don’t know what they’re going through. I only have one kid!! As many kids as they have, they have surprisingly pulled it off at the end of the day. Their kids are happy and healthy and that’s all that matters.
I take in a lot of what they show and use it in my own daily life. They could have said, okay, only show the good, the kids sitting quietly and behaving and only the good stuff but leave out the parts when we’re arguing about what shoes the kids should wear or who takes care of which kids the most. That’s not “real-ity!!”
So do they deserve to be scrutinized for being real or should they be fake and pretend it’s all blue skies in a house full of chaos? It’s refreshing to me to see that not every family is “white picket fence” perfect. If you get a chance to see this show you really should sit and watch it.