The couple sat down and answered all of the questions that have been sent to them by viewers.
Here are some highlights:
Are you worried that the exposure the kids have from being on TV will keep them from having a ‘normal’ childhood?
K – Our kids lives are amazingly enriched. They have traveled more than they would have ever traveled for a family with 8 kids.
J – They are so well adjusted now and so warm and friendly. You walk into a room and they’re like “hey”.
K – People think that our kids will be scared for life in doing this show. They are learning incredibly more than they would have ever ever learned. It’s been a good think over all. Do we think they will be upset with us? No! They will be thrilled that they will have the funding to go to college when we are done with this. the kids are positively effected if anything. We don’t worry about them.
J – They’re fine.
I have always wanted to know if are going to let your kids get involved with different activities or if you think it would be too hectic?
K – They are already involved in sports. Kara and Maddy already do sports. Kara does soccer and Mady does clay class
J – and skiing
K – Kara does skiing and rollerblading Mady does spa and beaching(?). Is that a sport?
J – No that is not a sport – next!
When your kids turn 18 will you buy them a car or make them get a job?
K – 8 kids will we buy them a car? I don’t think so. As soon as we can have them out there. They can make their own money. Maybe we’ll match it. They’re gonna share a car.
J – They’ll have mopeds by then. They’ll be like a gang.
What are your favorite things to do together?
K – I feel like we do everything together.
J – I like Friday night movie night with my kids. Just hanging out watching whatever. We have dinner together.
K – That’s nice. We talk about the events of the day.
J&K – We travel together.
J – Going to Utah together as a family. Going to Hawaii. North Carolina.
K – That was awesome. Perfect
I would just like to know if you would like to have any more children? Just checking…
J – I ‘m not hoping to get pregnant again.
K – Yup, I lost all my weight just to turn around and gain it.
J – We don’t plan – we don’t know.
K – I think eight is enough. Wrong show!
Could you go through each kid and name one thing about them that makes them to easy to parent and one thing that makes them hard to parent?
J – Very easy going.
K – Sweet and Kind yet she holds her feelings in when she’s angry.
J – Then she explodes
K – She never holds in emotions or feelings, but she’s nice when she wants to be.
J – She has a big heart – a really big heart
K – Yes she does
K – Alexis is smart, catches on fast she will ask what she doesn’t know.
J – She’s very..
K – sneaky
J – devious and naughty
K – but very cute
J – Big helper, but she can have a huge attitude.
K – She thinks she rules the world
J – Everyone thinks he’s cute and cuddly
K – Yes, and he is – yet he can’t do anything include dress himself. He likes to be a baby.
K – I could talk an hour about Colin.
J – He’s a caring guy
K – He’s very sweet
J – But, he’s the most stubborn person.
K – Honestly the most stubborn person I’ve met in my lifetime. Colin is going to give us a run for our money – for sure
J – Cute
K – She’s just nice
J – I know. She’s the mastermind
K – She’s secretly naughty
J – She’s the mastermind behind all of it.
K – I know, but I buy all the cuteness
J – Yup
K – Joel is a good kid J – He’s a little winey
K – ehhh –