07/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jon & Kate Plus 8: Suck It Up


I am tired of Jon and Kate Gosselin.

The Gosselins need to grow up, put on their game face and quit acting like teenagers. Seriously. I'm sure it's stressful raising eight children. Having the media track your every move would be tough. I agree that Jon & Kate have challenges.

But it's hard to feel much sympathy for some of the challenges Jon and Kate have right now because millions of people would love to trade problems with the Gosselins!

You want real problems, Jon and Kate? How about having no health insurance for your children? Think getting followed around by the paparazzi is stressful? How about getting laid off and not being able to find another job?

If Jon and Kate want to know about stressful situations, they should check out Silicon Valley Moms Group. I write for the group and we participated with Katie Couric's CBS News feature about children and the recession. Some of the stories are just gut-wrenching.

Too many hard working people are having trouble feeding their families right now, so it's hard for me to have too much sympathy for Jon and Kate, when they earn more for one episode of their show than some people make in a year!

I've watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 for years. I haven't been a "Kate Hater" and I don't think Kate Gosselin is the worst mom on earth. It's clear the Gosselins are having problems but I don't have patience right now for people who have success in the palm of their hand -- and they find a way to be unhappy.

I think both of the Gosselins need to suck it up, quit whining and act like responsible parents to their eight kids. The gossip magazines are writing about the family so much because Jon and Kate are giving the paparazzi lots of stuff to cover by acting so immature.

Kate Gosselin travels on a book tour for the better part of a month? I'm an author and there are ways you can promote your book without having to be gone from your family for 20 days.

US Weekly reports that Jon Gosselin was snuggling in Park City, Utah with friend Deanna Hummel on his wife's 34th birthday.

Is the US Weekly story proof Jon cheated?

I don't care! Because I think this couple should start acting like parents instead of children.

I've been divorced and even when it is the right thing to do, it's awful. Before this couple puts eight children through the hell of a divorce, they owe it to their kids to try to work it out like adults. If they can't, they need to unwind their marriage in a way that doesn't cause more damage to their kids.

Those eight kids didn't ask to be born. They didn't ask to go on national TV. Jon and Kate Gosselin need to remember what is best for their children and quit thinking about themselves.