The eight Gosselin kids are fed up with their mom, Kate, and are begging to live with their dad. Would that be better?
The Gosselin kids were thrilled to go shopping for a Christmas tree on December 4, because it meant spending quality time with their father, Jon Gosselin. Unfortunately, their joy was short-lived and they got really upset when Jon took them back to their mother Kate. “The kids often say they’d prefer to live with Jon,” a family insider tells Life & Style. “Sometimes they cry the entire car ride home.” That’s so sad!
It’s pretty telling when 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 6-year-old sextuplets Joel, Collin, Aaden, Hannah, Leah, and Alexis would rather sleep on pull-out couches and portable cots in Jon’s two-bedroom apartment in Reading, Pa., than spend another night with Kate in their $1.1 million mansion in nearby Wernesville.
So, why are the kids so miserable in their mansion? According to the magazine, Kate regularly leaves the kids behind while she goes for pampering treatments in New York City. “Her hair and her looks are her top priorities,” another source tells the magazine. Besides chasing fame, she’s also been caught on camera spanking the kids in the past. “The kids are afraid of Kate,” confirms the source.
Meanwhile, after going wild immediately following his split from Kate in 2009, Jon has finally cleaned up his act and settled into a regular 9-to-5 job working with computers. It’s not glamorous but it pays the rent. And it affords him the luxury of doing fun, bonding activities with his children. “He’s very hands-on,” reveals another source. “He’s taken them on nature walks, plays games and builds things with them. he also helps them with schoolwork and practices reading and writing with them. That’s why being with Jon is so much nicer.”
But back in September, Kate said on Live! With Regis and Kelly that her kids can’t stand being at Jon’s place because it doesn’t feel like home. “I basically wait for the phone call from how many of them want to come home,” she said. Considering she lied to Today about Collin and Alexis being expelled from school, we find her claim hard to believe also.
Wow — who would have thought that Jon would turn out to be the more down-to-earth parent? From the sounds of it, the kids would be better off being with their dad. What do you think, HollyMoms?