Tonight on TLC Kate Plus 8 continues with an all new Tuesday January 20, season 3 episode 2 called, “Rocking the Boat,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode the Gosselins’ family vacation continues. Overcoming fears of seasickness, the family boards a boat and learns to trap lobsters.
On the last episode, Kate and the kids headed north for one last summer adventure. There were fun things planned along the way like a stop at Plimoth Plantation, lobster filled lunches, arts and crafts, and outdoor excursions. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the TLC synopsis, “the Gosselins family vacation continues. Overcoming fears of seasickness, the family boards a boat and learns to trap lobsters. Later, there are crew lessons, shopping for souvenirs, a day at the beach, and per tradition, an ice cream family dinner.”
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Regardless of her ex’s assumption that there’s ice in her veins, Kate is in fact very a red-blooded human and she showed that by being terrified of small boats. And while that might sound irrational to some, Kate fears it so it’s at least real to her. Yet, she still got onto a tiny boast on tonight’s all new episode in spite of that just so she could have a fun vacation with her kids.
Kate took the kids out on a lobster hunting trip. And it just so happens they stopped over on a famous island where a murder mystery was written for lunch.
The teenagers were so excited about that island that given the choice between lobster catching or staying on the island, by themselves, for a little bit longer – the teenagers chose to stay on the island. Where they then promptly took videos of themselves as the younger kids got to back out on the water.
The younger ones seemed to really love capturing the lobsters but Kate noticed they weren’t all that excited about potentially eating them. The kids appeared to have befriend their lobsters so they started to view them as pets rather than food. And that brought back an ugly memory of Kate’s.
When Kate was little, she would have these pet rabbits and eventually her father would kill these rabbits and fed them to her as dinner. So Kate knows how traumatizing it can be to see a pet die. And so she changed her mind in the end about cooking the lobsters. Instead she let the kids release the lobsters back into the wild.
Then, after their lobster dinner had been ruined, Kate came out with another fun exercise. She took the younger kids rowing and she let the older girls take private paddling sessions. So that they still had some independence.
However the older kids weren’t great paddlers. Maddie thought the instructor took a dislike to her and so she ended up quitting the exercise early. And then she complained about the boring time she had.
The younger kids though lived up to their mother’s expectation. None of the kids had originally liked the idea of rowing but Kate knew her kids would change their minds once they were at it. And the younger kids did have fun. They had felt like they had accomplished something.
So, really, the older kids didn’t enjoy themselves unless they were on a murderous island or shopping. Kate had taken everyone out shopping and she had allowed them to hold their own money. Something they’ve never done before.
And how did that experiment work out? Well something of them forgot they had wallets and almost left them in the car. Luckily, everything was remembered before the car got broken into.
Though, shopping with so many kids turned out to be a hassle. They each had their own idea and Kate was stuck accepting it. She found some of the things they bought to be silly and sometimes couldn’t understand their buy. But there was a point to the shopping trip. Kate was going to finally throw her own Seafood Extravaganza dinner and she needed supplies for it.
The kids still wanted to eat lobster but they had preferred it if someone else had done the killing so Kate had ordered out for that, cooked the shrimp herself, and bought up some clams. Then for their annual ice cream for dinner – she let the kids pick out all the toppings they wanted. And the ice cream they created was also the highlight of the trip for Aaden.
So the vacation wasn’t that bad but to get the kids to admit to that of their own free will would honestly take a miracle.
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