Monday, December 17, 2007

My new fave show: Jon and Kate Plus 8

Party of 10I've recently become addicted to Jon and Kate Plus 8 after it was highly recommended by my sister. It's basically a documentary-style show that highlights the day to day lives of this young couple Jon and Kate and their eight (yep, eight!) kids. And not just any eight kids - six year old TWIN daughters and three year old SEXTUPLETS (three girls, three boys)!

I'm not sure why I'm such a fan of this show. It airs on both TLC and the Discovery Channel and those networks air other shows about couples with "multiples" but I don't find the other shows that interesting at all. There's just something so cute and fascinating about Jon and Kate's family. The couple is impressive, too. Kate definitely rules the house (as most moms do) but when the Dad is home, he contributes as well.

I love how they have a "just go for it!" attitude. They'll take the eight kids everywhere and make sure they have the same experience as most normal kids that aren't from such a huge family. For example, the two of them took the eight kids to the local theme park. Each parent pushed a three baby across stroller - one for the girls and one for the boys. To help keep track of all of them, they made each kid wear matching T-shirts that were numbered 1-8. Oh boy.

They get a lot of help from the community, too. I think their church donated a bunch when the sextuplets were first born. A local hair cut place gave them free haircuts for all the kids until they're five. Kate was able to get free plastic surgery for her belly (which she actually showed on TV! It was very doughy like.) I think Dr. Phil supplied them with free nanny service for awhile, too.

Now that I've watched several episodes, I've learned a lot about the kiddies. My sister and I agree that Aaden is our favorite. He's the little boy with the glasses so they nickname him "The Professor." He also likes to pretend that he's different animals and even tries to imitate them.

Anyway, if you want to feel like maybe your life isn't that hectic, then watch this show. And it's super cute, too.

P.S. You can find more info about the family on their website.

3 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Michael said...

Melinda likes this show a lot too.

Anonymous said...

I love this show too. I really admire Kate and her organization and patience. I would love to know where they get the kids' matching t-shirts.

Mrs. Furious said...

I also love the cute little professor. And Leah the little tiny girl. Cuties.