1.28.2009

kate or michelle...

no, i am not pregnant again and looking for girl names. i am sure that was your first thought. no, but here is my thought for the day...

i have been watching jon & kate plus eight and also 17 and counting (duggar family). and i was thinking about the moms on both of those shows, kate gosselin and michelle duggar. i tend to like watching jon & kate better than the duggars. and i this is why.

i am a lot more like kate when it comes to personality and parenting. i feel like i can relate to her. kate's facial expressions and her getting frustrated with the kids, the mess or with jon is so real to me. she is very organized and has a plan, but her house and her life is still chaotic and crazy. she hates messes and germs. but with a house full of small kiddos those things still happen. to me kate is so real. so i love to watch her show!

michelle is probably the mom i wish i could be, calm and cool, soft spoken and seems to have it all together. she too is very organized and you can tell, her house is always in order. with 18 kids i don't know how she can be like that, but everyone is different. and we all handle what is on our plates in a different way. but then again she has several older children to help out.

each of these mom's lives are completely different a perfect example of uniqueness. neither is "better" than the other. i am sure there are moms who identify with kate and moms who identify with michelle.

for me i am like kate. and watching her, i realize it is ok to be who you are. not every mom is like michelle. and that is ok!

so which mom are you more like kate or michelle??? leave a comment and let me know, i am so curious!

7 comments:

Christy said...

yeah... definately more like kate! when I look at Michelle... not often I don't get the channel... but I think, that's so crazy! She has to get mad, she has to raise her voice sometimes... to me she doesn't seem real...

Chelsea said...

I will inform Justin that we need cable, so that I can conduct this experiment! I need to do a little more research on Kate and Michelle. Then I'll let you know the results! (Don't hold your breath):)

The Hemphill Family said...

i am definitely more of a "kate" mom. i saw michelle on the view the other day and she said she wants more kids!! that lady is amazing --it takes a special person to have 18 kids and still keep hoping for more!

4torock said...

awww I thought u needed me... lol No I soooo favor Kate's style - I luv her humor..... that is my FAV show and what a fab name she has:)! and YES Chelsea worth it for cable and all the baby shows too!!

Patti's Chat said...

Oh girl - I'm a huge fan of Kate! I love that show! She is organized, has bad days, longs for quietness but I love when they are on that chair together narrating the different scenes. I vote for Kate! I've done the homeschooling and loved it but I wouldn't do it with 18 kids and to be honest I probably wouldn't be as conservative - I respect Michelle and what's she's prioritizing!

steph said...

i'm more like michelle.


are you still laughing? since you've known me since the day we became moms 8 years ago, i think you know the answer to this question. :-) it's funny, bc actually just yesterday we were in the middle of children's place yelling for the boys to stay put for "just one second" and i said to michael that i didn't get how the duggar's can take all 18 (or heck, even just 5) of their kids somewhere and not only is michelle calm and collected...her children aren't actually freaking out all over the place trying to wrestle each other down underneath a rack of clothes!!
so yeah, i'm definitely kate. btw, read her book "multiple blessings"...i just finished it - awesome!!!!!! you'd love all the nursey, medical, baby stuff. love ya!

Marybeth said...

oh boy, am I kate! I think she gets a lot of flack for the way she acts towards Jon mainly-- yet I know if someone followed me around with a camera you would capture some pretty questionable moments... I think people should cut her some slack!

Love the photos-- Sean just did ours and I can't wait to post them!!