It’s been over a year since we’ve seen Kate Gosselin in a reality TV setting, and Tuesday night’s premiere of “Celebrity Wife Swap” really proved to us that in that span of time, she really has not changed when it comes to her attitude or her style of parenting. She’s very hands-on, very script, and anyone else that is put into her shoes is faced with a bit of a nightmare.
It’s hard to really be critical of Kate’s personality without also recognizing the journey that she has been on over the years: she was married to a man who went off the rails around the time the couple filed for divorce, and she spends most of her time raising her children as a single mom with the help here and there of nannies. With all of this stress, we’d probably be a little crabby too … but this crabby? We’re not quite sure.
The biggest surprise for us about this episode was Kate’s sense of judgment to Kendra Wilkinson about her difference in parenting style, as the former “Kate Plus 8” star effectively ripped her (and even made her cry) when it came to not spending enough time with her child:
“Imagine my surprise, then, when I arrived at your house and discovered you have one child. It was a very unique experience to sort of do nothing.”
Kendra, meanwhile, offered up in return that her style was to allow her child to have more time to breathe and find themselves, so that the time she did spend with him was a little bit more valuable. We can’t really say that this experience was altogether fun to watch, and we honestly have preferred to see them on a more competitive reality show in the future than settle for something here that is often more uncomfortable than entertaining.
What did you think about this episode? If you want to read more about this appearance, you can do so over at the link here.