Kate Plus 8

Posted By: Kurt Wallace http://www.b1057.com/blogs/kurt/home.aspx · 6/28/2011 9:16:00 AM
I was watching that Kate Plus 8 show on tv the other night.  Wow, it seems like she has it all together, taking care of those 8 kids, all by herself!  3 days in Tennessee volunteering at food banks, soup kitchens, appearances and racing around Bristol motor speedway, all wrapped up neatly in a hour show!  Amazing!  Got me to thinking of the "real life" that happened between the edits.  How would we view Kate if we saw what got chopped on the edit room floor?  I bet we'd see a stressed woman who has lots of help with those kids.  What plays for reality on tv, isn't reality at all.  Mom pleading with someone to carry the laundry basket downstairs, put the toilet paper on toilet paper holder and to please close the kitchen cabinets when you're done!  That's real life.  Letting the dogs out, deciding which bill to pay and which one to let slide another month, telling the kids at the door selling sausage and cheese for a band trip "no" for the 4th time that day.  That's real life.  It doesn't make good tv, but, it's our reality.  I like Kate Plus 8, but, I don't think I'd trade my reality with hers anytime soon!

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