At one point or another I’m sure we’ve all caught our selves preferring one child over another. I mean, there’s nothing to really be ashamed about because I’m sure it even happens to the best of us. One day you love your son more, the next day you find yourself loving your daughter a little more. It all depends on your mood and of course, whatever crazy shenanigans might have been going on that day.
But when it comes to celebrity mother Kate Gosselin, some people think that she might have ulterior motives when it comes to her eight children. Yes, we’ve already established that she might or might not have put them in front of a television camera in order to cash in on a TLC paycheck. We get that. I mean, she is a reality television star after all. Yet some people seriously believe that Kate might be favoring her daughters over her sons. If you haven’t noticed, she’s always putting her daughters in the spotlight while sort of putting her sons in the backdrop. And it happens each and every time. A coincidence? I think not.
With that being said, here are 15 reasons why Kate Gosselin prefers her daughters over her sons.
15 Her Daughters Always Come First
First and foremost, a lot of people have noticed that Kate Gosselin’s daughters always come first, and especially her two older twins, Cara and Mady. Whenever Kate has important business to conduct like interviews on Good Morning America or The Today Show, they always come. They don’t always oblige, but they are there more than the sextuplets.
Now, we don’t know why Kate likes to use her two older daughters as media magnets, but we rarely ever see her having any one-on-one time with her sons. It’s almost as if they don’t exist in their world. Sure, we knows that they are there but for some reason we can’t explain she doesn’t give them much attention. It’s almost as if she wants to use them as backdrops and unfortunately, not much else.
14 Problems With Dad
It’s no secret that Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin absolutely hate each other. The two have had such a hard time getting along that they can’t even stand being in the same room with one another. It’s just that bad. Ever since the couple pulled the plug on their marriage back in 2010, they’ve struggled with every little decision they’ve had to make as co-parents. It’s almost as if Kate would rather fight Jon just to say that she’s right rather than to do what’s best for their eight children.
A lot of people believe that Kate doesn’t spend much time with her sons just because she still holds some resentment towards their dad (and the fact that most of them look like him, too!). We don’t know that for sure, but it’s a good guess. What we do know is that Kate Gosselin would rather eat a pile of garbage then be nice to her ex-husband.
13 She Always Treated Jon Badly
But then again, anyone who has ever watched an episode of her earlier days on Jon and Kate Plus 8 will tell you that Kate has always treated Jon like he was a second class citizen in his own room. She always belittled him or ridiculed him in one way or another. Jon just couldn’t catch a break. Sure, raising eight kids was no walk in the park, but Kate apparently made things worse by always criticizing him and telling him everything that he was doing wrong.
The older the kids got, the worse their problems became, too. It’s no wonder Kate and Jon eventually separated and divorced back in 2011. We can only imagine what kind of mental state Jon would be in if he were still married to Kate today. Yikes.
12 Does She Mock Her Sons Like She Mocked Jon?
One of the reasons why it was so difficult to often watch Jon and Kate Plus 8 is because Kate used to mercilessly mock her husband in front of the camera. It was awful. She would make fun of everything he did and said and even made jabs at his appearance, including his thinning hair, the way he spoke and for even breathing too loud. SMH.
One can only wonder if she acts the same way towards her sons, too. While we don’t have any concrete evidence of this, here’s hoping Kate doesn’t talk to her sons the same way she used to talk to Jon in the past. No one deserves to be treated that way. We definitely felt sorry for Jon and everything he has to put up with while he was married to Kate.
11 The Colin Mystery
If there’s one thing that people have been constantly asking these last several months, it’s where’s Colin Gosselin? It almost seems like he’s mysteriously disappeared from the rest of the Gosselin family, right? Well, according to his mother Kate, Colin has been “sent away” but she would specify just where. All we know is that Colin had a lot of struggles and challenges and as a result, Kate thought it would be a good idea to change his school and send him away.
The sad part is that the rest of the Gosselin kids absolutely miss their brother. And it’s without a doubt that Colin wants to be back home with his family, too. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon. Even his father Jon doesn’t know where he is.
10 Lack Of Father Figure
If there’s one thing that is missing from the Gosselin household (ok, make there are a LOT of things), it’s a father figure. With only Kate Gosselin at home, her sons are definitely missing out on having a second parent around. Actually, make that both her sons and her daughters. Just like Colin, Jon is missing and half the time no one knows where he is.
Again, and we’ve already repeated this, but Kate might be resenting the fact that she doesn’t get any help around the house with her kids. The kids know that they have a father, but he isn’t as present as their mother is. And for the Gosselin children, that has to be very difficult to deal with. And this might be especially hard for the boys, who probably miss their father the most.
9 Kate’s Excuses
According to Kate, she did what she had to do. As a mother, she knows that sending off her son is her only choice, especially since he has special needs. Again, we don’t know what kind of special needs as Kate has failed to elaborate on the issue. It’s almost as if she wants to keep it swept under the rug and not say anything about it.
“This is a work in progress for him that we’ve sought many specialists help on. There are changes coming for him. I think it will result in a change of school for him for this upcoming year and beyond that, we’ll see," Kate said back in 2015. Still, some people aren’t convinced. They want to know where Colin is and why it’s taking him so long to come back home.
8 She Shares More Pictures Of Her Daughters
For anyone who has taken a quick glance at Kate Gosselin’s multiple social media pages, they will easily see that Kate seems to take more photos of her daughters than her sons. That, or she likes to post more photos of the girls than the boys on her Instagram account. What mother even does that?
But then again, we will give Kate the benefit of the doubt here. Some girls just love to pose for the camera, while some boys can be rather difficult about it. I’m sure every parent has experienced the hassle of trying to get their kids to cooperate for photos. But for Kate, it seems like the only kids who want to be near a camera are her daughters. What gives? Where are the boys hiding, Kate?
7 She’s Closer To The Girls
If that weren’t enough, a lot of Kate Gosselin’s critics have pointed out that she’s closer to her daughters than her sons. This is pretty evident in her behavior on television, in her interviews and even on social media. She also seems to like to talk about her girls more than her boys.
While a lot of mothers are close with their daughters (just like fathers are close with their sons), something just seems off when it comes to Kate Gosselin and her parenting decisions. People aren’t convinced that she’s giving each and every child the equal time they deserve with their parents. Of course, we don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors at the Gosselin household but one thing is for sure: there’s no way Kate is managing all of her kids on her own. It almost seems impossible to have so many kids and keep sane!
6 The Boys Aren’t As Clean As The Girls
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned about Kate Gosselin while watching her on television, it is that a clean house is very important to her. As a matter of fact, she’s so obsessed about keeping her home orderly at all times that she’s even fired her cleaning lady for not dusting behind a hamper. I mean, the woman is just that extreme.
One of the reasons why Kate might often get upset with her boys (and we are just thinking out loud here) is because they often are messier than their sisters. They don’t like to put their dirty laundry in the hamper, they often don't clean up after themselves and they certainly don’t keep clean throughout the day. And for Kate, that has to be a huge struggle.
5 She Has A Lot Of Breakdowns
Again, anyone who has watched Kate Gosselin on television will know that she’s had plenty of breakdowns, both on and off camera. As a single parent, it’s just not easy for her. And mix in the fact that Jon Gosselin is an absentee dad, Kate sometimes struggles to do things on her own. She never gets a break!
It’s no wonder that Kate always looks like she’s angry or she’s about to scold one of her kids. But according to the celebrity mom, she knows when enough is enough and when she should take a break. If there’s one thing that keeps her going, it’s her children – and that’s all of them. She’s even said in the past, “I'm still breathing because I have faith. My faith and my kids are the two things that matter.”
4 She’s Not Perfect
Kate Gosselin might want the entire world to think that she’s got everything under control but truth be told, it’s not always like that. As a matter of fact, Kate has said time and time again that she’s not perfect. She has to be organized because that’s the only way she can get a grip on her eight children, but that doesn’t mean it always works out in her favor. A lot of people often say that parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world and for Kate, it’s tough times eight.
She’s even said on the record, “I realize that life isn't perfect - it can't be perfect. I can drive myself nuts trying to make it perfect, or I can just have a lot of fun with the kids.”
3 Is She Dealing With Too Much Stress?
Another reason why Kate Gosselin always looks like she wants to throw in the towel (seriously, does that woman ever smile?) is because she might be dealing with too much stress. I mean, the woman has got eight children. Some people can’t even handle raising one dog on their own. Yet parenting is a struggle that Kate has to deal with every single day of her life. Or at least until all of her kids reach the age of 18.
Yet, according to Kate, it’s not as bad as it seems. Or at least, that’s what she wants us to believe. She’s said, “I've learned to deal with stress. In fact, things that would make the next person go over a cliff don't even make my radar anymore.” What do you guys think?
2 She’s Dedicated Her Entire Life To Her Children
If there’s one thing that Kate desperately wants her fans to believe, it’s that she’s not a bad mom. She truly thinks she’s doing the right thing, day in and day out. It’s a tough job but Kate Gosselin understands that it’s a job that she also signed up for. She’s not about to quit or throw in the towel just yet.
Kate once explained, "My kids are the reason I have always done everything. My kids are the reason I laid on bed rest for 30 entire weeks. My kids are the reason that I wrote the books and it's always about them. And, I know that it looks it's all about me all the time and whatever, but what you don't see is down deep inside it's a desperate desire to provide for my kids."
1 What’s Next For Kate Gosselin?
Of course, no one knows what the future holds for a person like Kate Gosselin. To be completely honest, we are even surprised that it’s almost 2018 and we are still talking about her. She’s done an excellent job of extending her 15 minutes to almost a full decade. You’ve got to give it up to her as the world still wonders out loud about her and her children.
What we all want to know though is how long Kate Gosselin will continue to manage her household without breaking under pressure. That, and we certainly want Colin Gosselin to come back home. Watch this space. We are sure there’s more to come! In the meantime, do you think Kate prefers her sons to her daughter? Let us know by leaving a line in our comments section!
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