This is my second post for the morning - see other one right below this one... see why I am speechless, and why this is reallllly bad timing!
I was in the salon getting my hair cut yesterday. As I waited I was presented with a basket full of magazines. These of course were all gossip related mags. Well, since I am not promoting these magazines by spending my own money on them .... why not take a peek. This is what I saw- John Gosselin (from U.S. tv show John and Kate plus 8) running around France with a girl over a decade his younger. This 20 days after his divorce was finalized.
I am not a big one to share celebrity gossip. It is what it is (or isn't).
But, there is something that I can't help wondering....
Why is it that a guy gets to go running off to the South of France while the mom is stuck at home with the kids. A guy gets to have a (not so) mid life crisis and go running around with a (too) young girly and the mom is stuck with the responsibilities. Yes I know, that according to the agreement Kate will get some time off and John will be at the house with the kids. But, my guess is during this time she will be planning things for her kids. Thinking of things around the house.
I do not favor Kate over John on this issue. I CAN NOT believe I am even writing an entire post on the topic - but seriously here folks.
In fact I have been in defense of John all along. See here. In fact I think Kate was a over bearing, controlling, b*tch, who quite frankly I couldn't have lived with either. I also think that people give up too quickly on their marriages.
It has been interesting for me to watch. How money and fame can effect a person - in this case in two opposite ways. As a married women I would like to think if I had been in that situation I would have seen it coming first of all (had Kate been home long enough inbetween book deals and promotions she might have ) secondly - I would love to believe that I would do what ever it took to keep my marriage - drop the show, seek counseling, move... whatever. Had John been more forceful with his feeling, stated that it wasn't enough to stay home and that he felt incomplete. Men need jobs- usually out of the house to feel like they are contributing, it is inborn. Regardless, there are kids involved here and their future is what matters. Enough.....
Back to the point. Men and their need to "get away". There are days, hours, moments- damn - !weeks! when I dream of jumping a plane with a hot young thing (you, of course Dearest ;) and jetting off to the South of France, or to a movie in my own town... sigh.... just sayin'
And I won't be saying anymore - cuz gossip is just that.