The Marriage Killer

I’m watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 — the season opener, and it’s killing me. As I saw the previews it killed me and I even watched the first few minutes and then had to turn it off. But, tonight’s my night to do the 10:30 feeding so I have some time to kill so I decided to watch it — just like looking at an accident on the side of the road.

It’s killing me.

Eight kids, they have eight kids. They went through twins, and then sextuplets and it took getting rich and famous to break them up.

Honestly, to even consider divorce when 8 kids hang in the balance. It’s just insane to me. You NEED a partner.

I just can’t believe it. I mean, I’ll agree — she’s manipulative and controlling, but I don’t think that the show enhanced that — I think he knew he was getting that when he started. To me, I think it boils down to one thing — money. Now she works outside the home, and he’s at home, because they make more money that way. You can see it’s killing him. I think there are very few dads who can stay at home full time with small children and not lose it. They’re just not programmed for that.

They keep saying it’s all for the kids. But the kids need a mom and a dad, not a dollar.

{sigh}

I hope they fix things. I hope they watch that episode and see that they weren’t “together” at the birthday party — that they were anything but.

Eight kids people. Eight kids. Drew and I can hardly stay civil some days and we only have one newborn.

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Comments

  1. says

    I didn’t watch it but I just want to shake them and say… “Life is stressful right now! Very stressful! You can’t have that many young kids and not have it be stressful. But suck it up and stick it out… it won’t always be this hard!”

    There have been times in our marriage that have been so hard and so stressful and I honestly thought I wanted to leave. But what does leaving get me? Nothing! If you can get over the hard times, the bumps and all the icky stuff it makes you stronger and your marriage better.

    My marriage will never be perfect. I dn’t think its supposed to be perfect? But I love him. And I promised my husband and God that I would make it work. So I do. Every day I try to do good by my husband and by God. Sometimes I do better than other times. But I try.

    And how the heck are they going to make it work if they divorce with eight little kids??? ugh.

    Knowing what they know now I wonder if they would have done the show. Most people can’t handle fame!

  2. says

    I’m not sure what all is going on, just what I see on the magazines in the check-out line, and I don’t put much stock in those. I love them, though, they have to stick it out!

    I guess that’s why the scriptures say that the love of money is the root of all evil! I hope they can get it worked out…for the kids sake!