Wednesday, May 6, 2009

God, the child support alone

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Dad's Affair Confirmed

Took a little gossip break a little while ago (I enjoy spending my lunch hour doing productive and useful things) and ran across the above news. Now I know logically this should not have even caught my attention, let alone bother me as much as it does. But I always aim to be honest here.

This saddens me. I'm not a fanatic for the show but there were a few months there where I did get into it for awhile and would watch a few episodes here and there, particularly on a boring Saturday night. Especially after I started with the fertility crap - then all fertility stories and parents-of-multiples suddenly were fascinating to me. It didn't take long for my interest to fade, mostly due to all the hype it started getting (I like to jump on bandwagons either before or long after everybody else has) and also because I have the attention span of an tse tse fly right now.

But I couldn't help having a little flashback reading about this. Say Jon really is having an affair. Or hey, say he isn't, but is just acting REALLY stupid right now, because for chrissakes it's not good form to be seen hanging out with young women (multiple times) in the middle of the night sans your wife. Either way. I thought about my own marital crisis and how I would've felt had I woken up one morning in the middle of all the hell to see Brian's and the Harpy's face splashed all over the magazines. And the internet. Even CNN did a story on this I think. With someone hiding outside my house waiting for me to appear (all sad and ugly and no make-up) so they could take my picture and ask me idiotic questions like "How do you feel about your husband's affair?"

Whether or not Kate is truly the bitch she seems to be, this isn't what she deserves. Well, I guess you could argue that all fame whores deserve to have their bidness spread everywhere, but I just remember saying back then "I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone. Well, maybe Osama Bin Laden, but no one else." I still mean that. The pain of dealing with your spouse having an affair (whether or not you're also having one) is horrific; to me it ranked pretty close up there with losing my dad. And that was without the entire world knowing, talking about it, and sharing their stupid opinions about it.

And we didn't have eight kids when we went through it. Ugh, those poor kids.

I received a comment the other day from someone who'd just read all my posts about the separation and she told me I left her hanging and she needed to read the ending. Leave it to me to give everything I do my whole 95%. I have no excuse, except that I've always been really bad with the follow-through; just watch my golf swing if you don't believe me. But she's right and here soon I'm going to write the last part of it and get it over with. It's the least I can do for Jon and Kate.

I wonder if TLC is going to have a new show out this Fall: Jon Minus Nine.
Too soon?


Shari said...

I was getting my teeth cleaned today and my hygienist told me about this, and I kinda flipped out a little. This makes me really sad. I am not a big fan of the show either, but have enjoyed a few episodes here and there and marveled at how "normal" they seemed, right down to Kate's bitchiness and Jon's taking it. It just seemed like "their thing." Sad.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm tired of men staying with bitchy women. It's kinda refreshing to see one getting away. ;)


Anonymous said...

Run Jon! Run!

LL Cool Joe said...

I don't know the people you are talking about at all. Sorry.

Kim said...

Joe's comment made me laugh - there's no reason you SHOULD know them either!
I'm moving to England.