Even if you don’t watch the reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” you cannot live on planet earth and have not of heard of this notorious family. Those of you who do watch, like me, know that last night was the season finale of the show. Or should I say, finale of one of the shows, there are a variety of spin offs. Personally I am waiting for Bruce and Rob take Palm Springs..(joking).
The Kardashian’s have been hit hard in the media. Being famous for being famous, started with a sex tape, the family of gorgeous brunette’s has gotten their fare share of criticism. But with the reality TV scene being what it is—glamorizing teen pregnancies and watching ridiculous guido’s get completely wasted all day/every day—could we actually take away something good from the Kardashian’s?
The world is what it is and we all have to deal with shit. But I truly believe having core values to guide you through life can keep you on a positive track. Values like family. I love the relationship between the Kardashian sisters and their mother. They are certainly not without conflict, but no matter what the turns and twists life takes, they remain close and committed to each other.
Here’s why I love the Kardashians and the family focus they bring to reality TV…
Family dinners…sure they have a chef cook for them, or get take-out from fabulous restaurant, but they try to get together at least once a week for a family meal together. And they don’t even drink! Most families who live together don’t even eat dinner together at the table!
Game night—this is a little more rare now that all of the siblings are advancing in their careers, but they used to get together once a week for a family game night. A good excuse to get silly and competitive and just hang out. Who does that anymore? I want a game night!
Baby time—It is obvious to everyone the love the family has for the Kourtney’s lil guy Mason. They all spend quality time with him, playing with him and being silly. They help and support Kourtney and stand behind her in her decisions. At last’s night finale, the entire family was there to witness the birth of Kourtney and Scott’s little girl. How sweet!
The Jenners—I heart Bruce And Brody, ok, maybe Brody a little more But all of the Jenner’s including Kendall and Kylie seem to have a good family values. I loved seeing Bruce share his Olympic experiences with his boys on last nights show. Sometimes I feel like Bruce gets the shaft.
Real life—this family provides a glimpse of some of the real issues that families deal with across the country. Things like divorce, marital issues, ex’s, heartbreak and infertility are issues that many people can relate to, but are afraid to talk about. I thank the Kardashian’s for reminding us that even fabulous people can make bad decisions– and they all get you to a certain point in life.
The fact that Kourtney and Scott have ups and downs and don’t sleep in the same bed makes them even more relatable. Maintaining relationships isn’t always easy, but these are the struggles of many couples. Scott has his own issues with drinking and staying out late, but even Scott (FOMO!) has turned around in my book. He’s stepped up to the plate as a semi-responsible husband and father and is actually a good role model for his kids. I used to think Scott Disick was the biggest douche..and I gotta say, I kind of love him now!!
In the past couple of episodes this season it has come to light that Khloe and Lamar are having issues with conceiving a baby. So many couples go endure the pain of infertility, but something about Khloe being honest about her battles gives many women a peace of mind. Looking at the Kardashian’s and all the glamour and money that surround them, it’s easy to think they have a perfect life. I appreciate this family being so honest and true to themselves despite the repercussions.
I started out as a hater! I refused to watch the show but somehow I started to like them. And now, I really like the Kardashians-enough to dedicate an entire blog post to their show. (Exactly how a hater can become your biggest fan!)
Thank you Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Robert, Kris, Bruce, Kendall and Kylie for always being true to yourselves and opening your lives for the world to see.