A six-year-old’s solution

I love watching Jon and Kate Plus Eight with Jackson. I figure if he sees the chaos and stress going on in their household, that maybe, in comparison, the chaos and stress of life with a work-at-home-mom might not look so bad. (That is not to say that I don’t think they are doing a fabulous job raising all those kids! I think they are awesome and I love how committed and loving they are to each other despite how exhausting their lives must be.)

Jackson loves to watch it too, so tonight we popped some popcorn and settled in to watch some episodes I taped.

At one point when Kate was visibly stressed, I said, “That must be really stressful. Mommy and Daddy get stressed out with just two kids – it must be really stressful having eight!”

Jackson calmly replied, “I could do it. I wouldn’t get stressed. I would just do Karate moves on them if they weren’t listening.”


  1. says

    Oh–so Karate is the secret, huh? I guess I’ll have to learn some moves!

    What a great idea to watch it together and take the teachable moments about how life has changed with a baby in the house.

    Smart mama!

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  3. says

    I adore that family! I’ll be so sad when it goes off the air. They are the most fun family to watch. I loved Jackson’s reply to all the choas! LOL

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