Saturday, December 19, 2009

Little People Big World

The Roloffs and how they get along in the world.

6 comments:

fidosmommy said...

"The Roloffs and how they get along in the world".

That's how it started. I learned quite a bit from Amy and Matt about
dwarfism, something I knew virtually nothing about before. I appreciated knowing about Matt's company that provided height-assists in hotel rooms, etc. My sister was the ADA advocate for my home state, working with the disabled to get their workplaces and homes modified to suit their needs, so LPBW was exceptionally
interesting to me.

I appreciated knowing what health issues went along with dwarfism. I had no idea.

But dwarfism and the challenges of being a little person are not the theme any longer. Being little or being average height has nothing to do with getting your homework done, cleaning up after yourself, how you speak to your parents, or how family members interact. Now, it's just a family that needs to decide they all like each other again. Their size has nothing to do with it, and I'm learning nothing. I do appreciate the concern Matt has for little people who can't afford their surgeries, but other than that, there is nothing noteworthy about this family any longer. I do not choose to tune in to watch parents bicker, to listen to children show disrespect to their parents, and to see what big plans they have for spending money.

I'm tuning out.

Marianne said...

I agree with fidosmommy that it's no longer interesting, especially since Matt and Amy appear to be going the way of J&K.

I really like how Discovery handles Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, the Canadian child with primordial dwarfism. I really enjoy the update episodes we get every year or so. I also follow her on FB, haha.

I have stayed away from the Roloff's and pretty much every TLC show since the Gosselin family implosion. Shame on TLC, they make me sick.

Marianne said...

And let me also add that I think Jacob Roloff needs to be smacked around a little bit. What a little brat he is. So annoying!

Tetotomom said...

Marianne said...

And let me also add that I think Jacob Roloff needs to be smacked around a little bit. What a little brat he is. So annoying!

I whole heart idly agree with this statement Marianne...He always has been like that tho. There have also been times when all the kids seemed to need a good smacking. Like someone said they're going the way of J&K and it's disgusting. This time tho I think it's Matt and his always wanting something a bit bigger or newer. I was glad to hear Amy say that it was embarrassing to drive that Mercedes when she was fine with her old van.
I wonder what has happened to Mats parents being on the show .

fidosmommy said...

Speaking of Jacob, does he have any friends? He always seems to me to be alone or with his brothers
when he's not on the soccer field.

I haven't watched in awhile, but that always kind of bothered me about him. He looks basically unhappy to me, and have to ask if he's had enough of the cameras and if being on a show has had an impact on his friendships.

Of course it could just be preteen angst.

fostersmom said...

Speaking of Jacob, does he have any friends? He always seems to me to be alone or with his brothers
when he's not on the soccer field.


If you had a son Jacob's age, would you let him visit the Roloff house? I wouldn't. Between Amy's lack of control over her boys and the behaviors she brushes off (destroying and burning the house, beating the hell out of each other, and running wild with any random dangerous implement they can find), the last place I would send a preteen boy would be that house. I would a) live in fear my kid would be maimed or killed the whole time they were there and b) be pretty certain my kid would be doing things I would never in a million years approve of or want them to be doing. Jacob would be the kind of friend that I would want my kid to only hang out with at my house, where I could actually supervise them.