I am thrilled that Aunt Jodi and Uncle Steve are back in the Gosselin children’s lives. They were only out of everyone’s lives because of Kate’s alleged falling out with her brother and sister in law when they wanted to get paid for their on camera appearances at TLC, and rightfully so.
I remember that in every episode where the kids were with Aunt Jodi, they were so happy. Aunt Jodi was so nice to them and sweet and level headed- the opposite of Kate who always seemed upset and angry. The kids were calm and had fun and loved going to her house and doing fun things with her. Mady was especially partial to her little cousin and had a very special and tender relationship with him. That was so good for Mady psychologically, who was usually seen angry, yelling and crying and being upset at everyone, She was calm and happy around Steve and Jodi’s little boy.
So now that Jon has custody during his time, I am glad that there is more positive family bonding here. If you look at the body language in these reunion photos you see Aunt Jodi with a wide gait and stance and a huge genuine smile with her hand outreached. Although you can only see part of Jon’s face, there is also a genuine smile THERE AS WELL. His shoulder is relaxed and arm is outreached to Jodi. They are both looking at one another face to face . And even though Jodi has on sunglasses, they are both gazing eye to eye which illustrates a genuine connection and affection.
Then we see the two brother in law hug. It’s heartwarming. The fact that their toes are directly pointing in one another’s direction means that they really, really like one another. Their bodies are mirroring one another lined up in synch and their hugs are solid. As they hug, their hands lie flat one one another’s back indicating a solid connection in conjunction to the spread out and relaxed fingers, This indicates genuine sincerity, It is wonderful to see as it has been way too long that these two have not hung out together. They always seemed to like one another on the show and to get along so it is great to see that they are bonding again.
Even though it looks a bit awkward Jodi’s hug is genuine as she holds on to Jon’s back and shoulder in a strong gesture of friendship, Jon reciprocates, Jodie toes are pointed in his direction indicating that she really likes and misses Jon. Her smile is genuine. But Jon does look a bit ambivalent as far as his body language goes. His upper body is turned toward her while his lower body is turned and pulled away. SO in essence, part of his body is receptive and part isn’t receptive. There is clearly some ambivalence on Jon’s part as far as Jodi is concerned. But there is no ambivalence on Jodi’s part based on her body language towards Jon.
I wonder why that is. If any of you reading this blog have a suggestion I welcome that as well. The only thing I could think of is maybe deep down he agreed with Kate that their family should get the money from TLC because they needed it more and not Jodi and Kevin . Maybe Jon is embarrassed about acting like a jerk with all the women and back and forth with Kate about money and not letting the kids on the show. The bottom line is he doesn’t feel right about something and I am not sure about what that something is. Perhaps they will be able to straighten everything out during their visit together.
Tomorrow night Kate makes her solo debut with her own Q and A time, You can bet I will be scrutinizing her body language and reporting to you the following day as to what I observe.