The first day of school is right around the corner.
For Kate Gosselin, it’s a really significant milestone.
The famous single mom recently blogged excitedly: “ALL EIGHT OF MY CHILDREN will, for the first time ever, ATTEND FULL-TIME SCHOOL this year!!!!”
Having just turned six, Kate and Jon Gosselin’s famous sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Collin, Alexis, Hannah and Leah are full-time elementary schoolers now.
To nine-year-old twin sisters Cary and Mady, it’s no thing.
“I stand in awe, amazement and slight sadness at the thought of this [insert sad, nostalgic mommy music here please],” Kate writes of the moment.
Kate Gosselin will finally have some free time.
“I can remember … thinking ahead to the day when I would send eight children off to school Monday through Friday… at the time, the thought of having eight children at home Monday-Friday scared the living bejeebers out of me.”
Kate, who just reached a custody settlement with Jon, says when she was preggers, she “drew the conclusion that someday my house would, thanks to the school system, sorta somewhat calm down again … Uh yeah, or so I hoped!”
Of course, since the sextuplets’ birth, of course, the brood became reality stars on, the couple divorced last year, Jon Gosselin paraded around with various mediocre girls, and Kate appeared on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
Still, Kate certainly isn’t taking things for granted.
“This milestone is a privilege, never a guarantee, especially not in a high-risk sextuplet pregnancy,” she writes. “I feel honored (even if a bit sad) to send them marching off to school… Just like Snow White and her 8 (please, just on this occasion?) Dwarfs!”