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Celebrity Wife Swap Recap: Kendra Plus Eight Is NOT Great

February 26, 2013 07:08 PM by Megan Thompson


Celebrity Wife Swap returns to ABC tonight.  Yes, love her or hate her, Kate Gosselin is back on TV! There is no doubt that Kendra Wilkinson gets the short-end of the stick on this swap, when she is left to manage Kate’s eight kids.

The show starts with a short-review of who Kate Gosselin is – just in case you have been under a rock for years.  “I’m a very scheduled, very strict, routine mom,” Kate tells the cameras.  This is where we see Kate’s servants children running around doing a bunch of chores.

Then we have Kendra Wilkinson, the former playmate turned wife and mother.  Kendra doesn’t like rules and she doesn’t have any rules for her one child, baby Hank.  Not only does Kendra have her husband to help her out, but she has a full-time nanny. “She basically just runs the house and I just sit in it,” Kendra brags.

The two women pack their bags and head to their new homes for the week.  Neither of the ladies know who they will be swapping with, until they are in the homes.  “Can I open a bottle of wine please?” Is Kendra’s reaction when she finds out that she will be taking care of eight kids!  One kid for Kate is going to seem like a breeze, especially with a nanny and husband to help out. 

All eight kids run in to find Kendra as their new mom, but they don’t look too excited. While Kendra is getting used to the schedule of eight kids, Kate is surprised to have nothing to do! “I hope you get used to relaxing,” Hank tells Kate.  Kate looks uncomfortable doing nothing as Hank does the cooking and pours her a glass of wine. 

“This has been the longest day of my entire life,” Kendra tells the cameras right at bedtime.  While Kendra just wants to go to bed, Kate is going out to a swanky LA club with the girls.  It doesn’t take long for Kate to start downing some shots and loosening up. 

The next morning, Kendra is frazzled trying to get eight kids off to school.  Even with the kids off to school, Kendra has a ton of laundry and grocery shopping to do.  Back in California, Kate is lounging by the pool and then heads golfing with Hank.  Where is the baby?  Oh, baby Hank is with the nanny.  “This is what I’ve been missing!” Kate tells Hank.  No kidding!  What stay-at-home mom wouldn’t like a full-time nanny!

Right after dinner in Pennsylvania, the chore chart comes out and it’s time for the kids to go to work.  Kendra hates being strict and tears up because she feels that kids should be kids -not be doing all these chores.

It’s rule change time, where the new wife makes up new rules for the house.  Kendra wants the Gosselin kids to have more fun and wants to switch things up.  One rule that all the kids love is, no chores after dinner time!  While Kendra is scrapping the schedule, Kate demands Hank they need more of a routine.  Kate even gets rid of the nanny and tells Hank she will be doing all the cooking and cleaning.

Kendra’s wants to show the kids spontaneity, so she decides to have a taco picnic in the family room.  Can you imagine Kate’s reaction? It was beyond messy and even the kids were freaking out! Then Kendra has an ice cream truck come to the house and the kids love it.  This is where Kendra realizes she wants to spend more time with her family. For the last day, Kendra takes all the kids to an indoor play area.  She really wants the kids just to be kids for a while.

“I can’t believe Kendra would give up these mornings with me,” Kate tells the cameras.  Kate has pulled baby Hank out of school, so she can play with him.  Kate is acting more like super-nanny than a real mom.  “You are doing way more than your 50%,” Kate tells Hank. 

The swap has ended and Kate is excited to meet Kendra and find out how she did.  The ladies meet each other and have a lot to say about their experiences. ”It was a unique experience to do nothing,” Kate slams Kendra.  Kendra doesn’t want to take Kate’s criticism, so she defends her clubbing and drinking behavior. Of course, Kendra tells Kate that she needs to relax more and take time for herself. “I have grown up so much,” Kendra tells Kate.  Kendra will change, but I don’t think Kate wants to change anything she does.

What did you think about tonight’s Celebrity Wife Swap?  Let us know how you think Kendra did with eight kids, leave us a comment below.

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4 Responses to “Celebrity Wife Swap Recap: Kendra Plus Eight Is NOT Great”

  1. barbara Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Do you know the name of the indoor play area that Kendra took the kids to???

  2. jacko Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I think they need to have single multiple mums swap. Kate Gosselin and Nadia Octomum. They are both trying to manage big families. I think Kate could help and get Nadia Kids and house running better than it is. So far all people do is help Nadia with money but if she had a parent swap, Kate could help her wih her organization skills.

  3. Peaches Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    When is Kate going to go away? She is no Celebrity and nothing but a stuck up wanna be. Her smug faces and rolling her eyes are so immature. I’d take Kendra ANY day over Kate. Jon made a GOOD decision!!! Hank, you’re GREAT!!

  4. Kim Mac Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    How soon we can forget. Sounds like St. Kate presented an image of being home with the kids 24/7 but that is impossible when she leaves the house when it is Jon’s turn. There are many reports of her not being around while the kids are left with nannies or Jon esp when a camera crea isnt around. To give the impression the kids do not get to go anywhere is also bogus. Every episode of their show had them going on a free trip somewhere. Come on.

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