Friday, September 03, 2010

Kate Gosselin

According to a fan site, an American television personality I had never heard of called Kate Gosselin has a shoes-off policy in her home. Good for her.

9 comments:

Sandro said...

It's so pity that we feel it worthwhile with things which are nothing but a common sense

Moderate Mouse said...

I had heard of Kate and even of the show she had been on with her family (Jon and Kate plus 8), but I've only seen parts of that show at best.

I guess it's just me not following every single bit of celebrity news out there, but it did become a shock to me that the marriage ended up falling apart to the point of divorce. (I don't know what it's like elsewhere in the world these days, but in the US at least, families with no history of divorce in them whatsoever are becoming more of the exception rather than the rule. There are divorces that are understandable, but still...)

Sandro said...

Recently, Lady Gaga visited Yoko Ono's place, apparently a shoe-free one. I am just wondering if she took her shoes off,

Celestial Fundy said...

MM, it's always sad hearing about marriages breaking up.

Celestial Fundy said...

I suppose so, Sandro.

Sandro said...

there is just one photo of the visit with Lady Gaga playing Lennon's white grand piano, but her feet are out of the frame.

richyrich said...

I read Kate Gosselin's fane site and it seems that some of the media thinks she's "odd" because she has a "shoes off policy". For goodness sake she has 8 children, just think how filthy her house would be if they all trampled around the place in dirty shoes and she hardly has the time to clean continuously!
The attitude of some of the media shows that there is still some prejudice against "shoes off policies" in the U.S. and the U.K. but as media celebrities like Kate Gosselin are seen to practice them on screen in front of multi million audiences, more and more ordinary people will come and see its common sense.

Moderate Mouse said...

"MM, it's always sad hearing about marriages breaking up."

Yeah, it is. I've heard from someone in my family (who is still married to their original spouse) that divorce is especially hard on the children even if they're full-grown. (I was 11 when my parents split and took it hard at the time, but I came to terms with it a long time ago.)


As you may have heard, this year, golfer Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren also divorced. I don't know if they had a shoes-off rule in their home or not (not that I have thought to even seek out anything that confirmed or denied it), but since Nordegren is from Sweden, I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that they did. (If they did, they did. If they didn't, they didn't.)

Celestial Fundy said...

And Tiger Woods is part-Asian and Buddhist.