Anyone here watch Jon & Kate Plus 8? It’s the ongoing “day-in-the-life-of” reality show about this couple who had twin girls 7 years ago, tried for 1 more 3 years ago, and ended up with FREAKING SEXTUPLETS. All of Elaine’s mom friends keep asking her if we’ve seen it. Not like I watch TV anyway, but I’d personally avoided it cuz I just figured it’d be like the Osbournes or some other trashy reality show about some train wreck of a family.
Well we finally caved, mostly cuz Elaine was tired of introducing herself in her mom circles as “the one who hasn’t seen Jon & Kate Plus 8″… and it’s great! For starters, they’re a totally normal middle-class couple – normal jobs, normal looks, normal relationship; in fact, they’re so normal that anybody actually hoping to see total insanity will be disappointed. I have to admit there’s really nothing that a non-parent would find interesting about it, cuz all they talk about is the ridiculous amounts of laundry, groceries, toys, poop and pee there is but as a parent (especially with twins), I eat this shit up! (So to speak) It’s like… this is my life! Only with 6 more kids, but that’s just a gimmick to convince themselves this is worth showing on TV.
The best part that we saw was when Kate had to take 2 of the kids to the eye doctor and left the other 6, who didn’t have to go, with her sister for the afternoon. She was like, “I can’t believe what a RELIEF it is to ONLY deal with TWO KIDS.” OH SNAP. All of you parents of 7 or fewer kids… SUCK IT.
I also get why everyone poured the J&K+8 propaganda on Elaine especially thick: they’re an Asian guy/white girl couple, like us. And their kids all have that great mixed-breed look (but objectively, they’re not as good-looking as ours). So yeah I’ll admit, that does make me root for ‘em a bit more. This guy Jon’s like the Yao Ming of family reality shows.
Relatedly, Elaine’s going out partying out with her girlfriends from out of town tonight and crashing at a hotel in the city, so I’ve got Rachel and Adrian all to myself through tomorrow morning. After they’re done watching The Shining, I’m gonna teach ‘em to clean my handgun and then it’s lemon Pez for dinner!
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