Quotable: Jon And Kate Sign Off (For Good, We Hope)

Well, here’s a big reason to give thanks this week: Last night TLC aired the final episode of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” Holla! In it, both Kate and Jon individually spoke directly into the camera about ife as a single parent and what they had to say was markedly different. For his part, Jon spoke about his bachelor pad in Manhattan, saying:

“Although I live there, it’s not like I’m at my house. Now it’s like I have a place to go. When I get sick of the city and all the press and the media, I cross the [George Washington Bridge], I go back to my country place and I can just chill. I’ve got the best of both worlds right now.”

Kate is a little more realistic about her new role as a single mom, saying:

“When I’m driving to get school supplies with the kids or try on shoes … it always crosses my mind that I should be in the passenger seat and Jon should be driving. Every single time. To clarify, maybe I wanted roles to change and for people to step up and stress loads to shift. [But] I never wanted him absent from that driver’s seat.”

[via US Weekly]