Two new grades.
And one proud and sentimental mother.
Amidst yet another battle with her awful ex-husband, Kate Gosselin has shared a fresh photo of her sextuplets, but it’s not just any photo.
It wasn’t snapped on just any day.
It was taken on the first day of eighth grade for Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah; and the first day of their senior year in high school for 17-year olds Mady and Cara.
“Feels like school never ended,” Kate wrote as a caption on Instagram. “And they’re already back! #SeniorYear #EighthGrade #ProudMom.”
As we’re certain many readers will note, the heartwarming photograph is missing two kids: Hannah and Collin.
In 2016, Kate revealed that her now-14-year-old son had moved out of her Wernersville, Pennylvania residence to enroll in an education program that teaches “life skills” to help him overcome his “educational and social challenges.”
She hasn’t said much about Collin since, which has angered and confused many celebrity gossip followers.
This is what Gosselin admitted a couple years ago about Collin, though:
“There’s a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.
“This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own.”
What about Hannah, however?
This is where the aforementioned controversy with Jon comes into play.
The teenager has been spending a lot of time of late with her dad, which is encouraging we guess.
For years, it seemed as Jon was an absentee father at best; a total deadbeat and bankrupt dad at worst.
Now, though, Jon has seemingly gone in the opposite direction when it comes to Hannah at least, as he wrote on social media that this daughter now lives with him “permanently.”
Except she doesn’t. Not according to Kate.
“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine this week, further confounding everyone who follows this situation.
Why would anyone actually follow this situation anymore?
That’s a fair question.
It’s almost impossible to remember that Jon and Kate rose to fame back in 2007 when TLC debuted the series Jon & Kate Plus 8; it chronicled the crazy lives of this couple and their eight kids.
In June of 2009, however, the Gosselins announced they were splitting, surprising absolutely no one who had watched them fight, scream and yell at each other for years.
Ever since, Jon and Kate have battled in public and in the press over their children and over which of them sucks more.
In 2015, Jon filed for full custody of Hannah, but he was denied.
We’re glad she’s getting along better with her father these days, but we still feel sorry for Hannah and her siblings.
Because Jon is still her father.