Jon Gosselin is up to his old tricks. The dad of 8 has apparently been without power since at least October 25th if latest girlfriend Liz Jannetta is to be believed. Liz tweeted on October 25th:
We’ve got this rare still and silent night together. No footsteps nor electric. Hot Tea and candles and a ne instagr.am/p/ROtfirsepZ/
— Liz jannetta (@LJisGaia) October 26, 2012
(Yeah, I don’t know what a “ne” is either. It appears her tweet may have been cut off or maybe it’s what middle-aged broke dads do with their (latest) 20-something girlfriends these days? I’m out of the loop.)
Jon-Jon has a long history of getting his girlfriends to do his dirty work so it’s kind of interesting to me that Liz decided to share this nugget with the world after not tweeting for two weeks. What’s the angle, Jon? I know you have one. You always do and it’s usually to make Kate’s life hell, but in this case I don’t know what you gain by admitting that you are an under (or non?) employed middle-aged dad that can’t keep his lights on. Hey, I get it — we are in a tough economy, but a responsible dad does not let things get to this point. How in the world can Jon maintain a safe and comfortable home for his kids to visit with no gas and electricity? Does he have water? Depending on how his water is provided, if he doesn’t have electricity, he may well not have water. And I know many people are currently in that same situation due to Sandy, but Jon’s situation appears at this point (unless he has information to clear things up) to be due to his failure to pay his bill. Sad.
So I’m going to have to give an Jon a “F” in the providing basic necessities department. Unfortunately, that’s not the only area where he is failing. Remember how I said Jon gets others to do his dirty work? And one of his main pleasures in life seems to be sticking it to Kate? Well, Liz’s next tweet was to showcase a picture of one of the Gosselin sextuplets with a pit bull. After catching some heat from readers about that, a few days later she petulantly tweeted another picture of a Gosselin child with her pit.
Liz, if you are reading this, I’m going to give you some unsolicited advice. Do not tweet pictures – or in any way share via social media – pictures of another women’s children without her permission. It’s not good form. If (and this if is so huge you can drive a mack truck through it), you and Jon end up “making it”, you have already clearly signaled to Kate that you are trouble with a capital T. That you aren’t interested in participating in an effective co-parenting situation. That you are just here to be used to advance Jon’s goals of pissing off Kate.
Now, the delicate part which I’m going to pretty much take a pass on. I know there are strong feelings on both sides of the whole pit bull argument. It seems people are getting lost in that particular argument and missing the big picture. Until Kate re-tweeted today a follower’s link about children harmed by pit bulls, we didn’t know for sure where Kate stood on this. Now we do. And I’m sure Kate has told Jon in no uncertain terms how she feels about the kids being around Liz’s pit bulls. We can argue until we are blue in the face about whether Kate’s worries are well-founded or not. It’s not the point. Kate is the children’s mother and her wishes deserve to be taken into consideration. At the very least, they should not be outright mocked by the latest girlfriend-of-the-month on Twitter. So because I know Jon is behind this, that’s another F for putting petty desires to hurt an ex over the need to maintain a harmonious and respectful co-parenting situation.
I’m well aware that Kate tweeted today and confirmed what we already know – that Jon is still without power. (I can only imagine how wonderful his house smells at this point. Especially with multiple dogs!) Do I think that this is employing effective co-parenting? Truthfully not. But, I also think that Kate has gotten it from all sides for months now (and yes, I’m referring to Jon’s bro/BFF Robert Hoffman) and has maintained a respectful silence. Kate isn’t perfect, but day in and day out, she is the one there doing the heavy lifting, making sure the kids physical, mental and emotional well-being needs are met. One slip-up isn’t going to downgrade her in my grade book.