This weekend the Gosselin sextuplets will be celebrating their sixth birthday. Kate stocked up on wrapping paper and apparently Jon invested in some high-octane water guns. But what should the Gosselin kids really be getting for their birthday? Here are five of our picks.
Have you ever noticed that the sextuplets are always wearing matching outfits? I’m not sure if it’s a convenience in shopping, an easier way to get them dressed in the morning, or if the family just really embraces the whole “look we’re multiples!” thing. Regardless of the reasons, it’s about time they got their own identity and wore what they want.
I don’t know why this makes me so nervous. When I see the kids riding on their bikes and their mini ATV without helmets on, the mother in me wants to fly to Pennsylvania and strap some on their noggins.
Their own dog
The family has/had two German shepherds, Shoka and Nala. The dogs have been used as a commodity in the parental power struggle with Jon taking the dogs away from the home during the breakup. Perhaps a cute little puppy, of their own, could be just the thing to anchor this family.
Now this is one they probably already have, but they could probably use some more! These kids have a lot of baggage for being just six years old. Some one-on-one sessions to deal with these issues would be a priceless gift. Hard to wrap but priceless nonetheless.
A month with mom or dad
When was the last time Kate or Jon was home with them for a long time span? With Kate’s publicity tours, book signings and TV appearances, she is often gone from home. And Jon always seems to be gallivanting off someone like New York City, Los Angeles or the ski slopes of Utah. What these kids need is some consistency and some undivided time with one or both of their parents.