Being a stay at home mother, Kate finds it very important to keep "her" house in order and everything the way "she" wants it. While being filmed doing "her" many motherly duties, "she" hears heavy breathing somewhere down the basement. Showing the viewers how strong and brave "she" is, she heroically gathers the kids and forces them to go down to the basement.
Each step they take down the stairs, the breathing gets louder and louder. The kids aren't afraid at all, they think they know what it is. But Kate, finds it very irritating that someone is breathing "her" precious air. "Her" heart rates increases and she trying to figure out who is breathing in her basement.
The kids are the first to reach the basement. They see someone and screams. Kate afraid of "her" own life, runs back up to "her" safe zone, "her" kitchen. Back in the basement, the kids are screams, "yay it's daddy!". They run to him and jump on him and he gives each one a kiss. It was only Jon sitting in the interview chair waiting for Kate.
Feeling like a total idiot, and not wanting to look foolish, Kate runs down to the basement and slaps Jon on the face. "She calls it a love tap. The kids are witnesses to the abuse. Not wanting the kids to rat her "out" in therapy, she grabs each one into the rest room where they meet "The wooden Spoon".
Based on a true story.
The former staffer also claims Kate would routinely drink a bottle of wine a night. She seems to be laying off the sauce recently, though, at least in comparison to absent husband:
Kate Gosselin is a regular boozer with a hair-trigger temper who has angrily paddled her kids with a kitchen utensil, an ex-staffer for Kate and her estranged husband Jon charges.
In an explosive exclusive interview, the former employee also reveals that she saw Kate getting cozy with bodyguard Steve Nield, the silver-haired hunk with whom she’s been rumored to be romantically involved…
“By the end of the day after the kids were settled, Kate would drink a bottle of wine by herself. This happened several nights a week,” said the source, who worked with the Gosselins for six months and quit at the end of summer 2008…
Kate was “short-fused and demanding,” according to the source, and while off-camera, she often disciplined the children in a very harsh, sometimes even violent, manner.
“When one of the boys closed a door on another one once, Kate got in their faces and yelled, ‘You tell me the truth about what happened!’” the source revealed.
“The children just stood there, terrified. Then she dragged one of the boys into the bathroom and spanked him five or six times with a large plastic mixing spoon.
“You could hear Kate forcefully whacking the child and the child screaming at the top of his lungs. People told me it happened more than once, but it was off-camera because Kate didn’t want it in the show.
The source also witnessed the growing closeness between Kate and her bodyguard, New Zealand native Steve Nield.
In a surprisingly intimate gesture, “Steve often put his hands on her hips to guide her.”