Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jon "talks" about the family

A little older article, but interesting for what it doesn't say.

From the Philadelphia Parenting Examiner

Jon & Kate Plus 8's Jon Gosselin talks holiday gifts and in-laws

Jon Gosselin, star of the popular TLC program Jon & Kate Plus Eight, recently spoke to an Evansville, Indiana radio DJ at Hot 96 WSTO about buying gifts for eight kids and his suggestions for holiday shopping. He suggests purchasing one large family gift and then getting smaller stocking stuffers for individual children.

What will Santa be bringing the Gosselin gang this Christmas? According to Jon, they'll be receiving a new family computer with all the bells and whistles. This choice of gift comes as no surprise to some, as the reality TV dad recently paired with Microsoft to plug technology gifts that "help stretch the family dollar."

Both those who like and those who dislike the show often wonder about the Gosselins' relationship with their extended family, particularly Kate Gosselin's parents and siblings. While the alleged rifts in the family have never been directly addressed, DJ Atom from WSTO did sneak in a question about the extended family by asking, "Whose family is harder to deal with? Your family? Or her family?" Jon answered by laughing and saying, "I'm not going to answer that one. We all know the answer to that one. My family is cool. You saw them on TV, all chilling out in Hawaii." He went on to say, "My family's like whatever ... whatever goes."