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E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Refrigerator_Light » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:53 am

RecklessDisregard wrote:Jared's brother Ryan is a stay at home Dad. He is married to Anne's mom, Maria, who I think is a dentist. My guess is she's at home in Colorado, working. She has a blog called Raising Mecham, where she wrote a thoughtful post about the potential negative consequences of YouTube careers (but responded to a negative comment about E+J saying she didn't agree they had changed for the worse). In the past, Anne's parents have mostly tried to keep her out of the vlogs, or at least film her only from behind or profile so that her face wasn't in frame (same deal for Matt's much smaller vlog).


She is a dental hygienist.

And they have a beautiful piece of land out in the country in Colorado. A true property, unlike E and J's version of "property" haha...
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Playsinrain » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 am

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Playsinrain wrote:That play kitchen was $699 btw...


I love the sink oven part of these high end wooden kitchens- but I always end up feeling like the refridgeraters look just like a simple cabinet. I feel like if you are going to go for that simple look- why not consider having someone local make one of the cute painted pinteresty type ones- out of an old piece of furniture. (If you spend a lot of time on pinterest looking at kids stuff- you've seen this DIY style.)

I felt the same way about Ollie's kitchen.

I always feel like why not something like this one and its only 150- and IMO- just as nice as the 700.00 one they got.

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I just realized that this is the same one that Gaines got for Christmas, only in a different color! It so much more realistic and has so many more features to it than the $700 E&J got!!! I would totally pick this one over E&J's any day, even if price wasn't a factor!
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby calliepaige84 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:15 am

I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Denlillehavfrue » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 am

Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Denlillehavfrue » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 am

Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.
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E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby HelloSweetie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:23 am

Denlillehavfrue wrote:Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.


This. Even the nicest dog can nip out of instinct if hurt or startked. Labs tend to be gentle, but kids need to learn that not all dogs are. One benefit to having a family pet is being able to watch and learn their body language. It isn't hard if you know what to look for (and respect what they are telling you).

How hard is it to teach your children to respect animals? I don't think my kids have ever tried to sit on the dog. Maybe I've just stopped them before they even had the chance...
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby alexandriablue » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:28 am

calliepaige84 wrote:I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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I think for a lot of vloggers this should definitely be a concern. However, as annoying as I think Jared is, I do think he works hard to attend events, network with other creators, go to business meetings, etc...and seems like he may be trying to branch out into technology reviews. If YouTube ended I do think he would have a good skillset to continue in a business/marketing or related field. Ellie, on the other hand, is just going to be a SAHM for the rest of her life? After her kids are school aged or go off to college, I'm not sure what she will do with herself. Go back to hairdressing? Be a housewife?
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E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby HelloSweetie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:43 am

alexandriablue wrote:
calliepaige84 wrote:I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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I think for a lot of vloggers this should definitely be a concern. However, as annoying as I think Jared is, I do think he works hard to attend events, network with other creators, go to business meetings, etc...and seems like he may be trying to branch out into technology reviews. If YouTube ended I do think he would have a good skillset to continue in a business/marketing or related field. Ellie, on the other hand, is just going to be a SAHM for the rest of her life? After her kids are school aged or go off to college, I'm not sure what she will do with herself. Go back to hairdressing? Be a housewife?


If YT interest somehow goes down though, there will be actual tech review YTers looking for work as well. Jared is the YT equivalent of someone that works at Verizon. If anything he'll be able to do something like his dad, and it's debatable how profitable that business is if Jared is actually giving them money as speculated.

If the money starts drying up YTers will start selling of all of the material possessions they've amassed. How depressing would that be to experience your success in reverse.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby natalka81 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:59 am

One of the many things I found irritating about watching Dora the Explorer with kids in the early 2000s was how much Dora yelled at the audience ("LET'S LOOK AT THE MAP!!!"). Jared yells significantly louder and more frequently than Dora.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby tratra58 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Scar2016 wrote:
HelloSweetie wrote:Looks like Ellie may be double dipping on the sponsorships. A healthy diet/weight loss website and Mott's fruit snacks.

Surprised it's not a Fondue set sponsorship. We know how they enjoy that sort of double dipping.


LOL Yuck:)
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby tratra58 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:07 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
alexandriablue wrote:
calliepaige84 wrote:I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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I think for a lot of vloggers this should definitely be a concern. However, as annoying as I think Jared is, I do think he works hard to attend events, network with other creators, go to business meetings, etc...and seems like he may be trying to branch out into technology reviews. If YouTube ended I do think he would have a good skillset to continue in a business/marketing or related field. Ellie, on the other hand, is just going to be a SAHM for the rest of her life? After her kids are school aged or go off to college, I'm not sure what she will do with herself. Go back to hairdressing? Be a housewife?


If YT interest somehow goes down though, there will be actual tech review YTers looking for work as well. Jared is the YT equivalent of someone that works at Verizon. If anything he'll be able to do something like his dad, and it's debatable how profitable that business is if Jared is actually giving them money as speculated.

If the money starts drying up YTers will start selling of all of the material possessions they've amassed. How depressing would that be to experience your success in reverse.


Success in reverse...I never heard that term, but it is a good analogy.

I wonder if Jared taking a few business classes wouldn't be a good idea so you have a Plan B. He has the time and money to do this.

I laughed at Ellie using their Emergency Fund ($400.00) for a skin routine, but in the end it was the start to their YouTube success. Jared letting this big purchases go when he was working at a lower paying job says a lot. That had to be a lot of money to them back in the day.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby tratra58 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:16 pm

calliepaige84 wrote:I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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They really are vulnerable. I wrote a message and another poster responded/wrote a message yesterday about YouTube is changing on Cullen and Katie's message board since Cullen seem to recognize this.
Bottom line, it is all about the kid audience who are the ones watching YouTube.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby tratra58 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:19 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
natalka81 wrote:To be honest, I really liked some of the ideas for presents for Jackson's birthday. I think it's really more about tearing wrapping paper open and celebrating the day than anything else, especially when you're three. I liked the painting idea and the kitchen idea a lot. Both are things that will last for a long time, and I don't think there's anything wrong with Jackson sharing them with his brother- it's kind of the nature of the gift- although do think it would be nice to give Calvin something along the same lines for his birthday, too. I also liked that Bonnie let her kids wrap up random things for Jackson- I thought it was rather cute! I think it's nice Ellie gave Jackson her old play food. My friend gave her kids her old dollhouse as a Christmas present from Santa last year and they loved it. It's better for the environment as it cuts down on all the unnecessary stuff! I am not saying Ellie does not favour Calvin (I really don't know enough to say- and I definitely DO agree that favourtism can take its tolls on children for SURE) but in all I think that the presents they gave Jackson for his birthday were nice. I even liked the clock! :)


I liked them, but I think the kitchen was way overpriced. Their money to waste, not mine though!

The clock I don't have a problem with exactly, but I feel like it's heading a bit too much into the "something you need" territory like we've seen with Ruby (her daughter got new sheets). He got other things though, so I'm fine with it.


They are likely making so much money right now they have enough for savings and extravagant spending.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Pency » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:40 pm

Jackson's birthday haul was so adorable.

As for the vlog....Calvin jumping on Penny's back and everybody thinking how cute it is? No. Calvin is a tyrant. I can't stand that kid, and it's Ellie's fault. Calvin playing alone downstairs while everybody else is upstairs? Maybe not too weird, but if my kid had stopped breathing more than once in his short life, I'd probably be a little freaked out by that. Also I like how Ellie finds absolutely no irony in the fact that Jackson wants to be where they are yet his room is in the basement.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby tratra58 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:01 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
Denlillehavfrue wrote:Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.


This. Even the nicest dog can nip out of instinct if hurt or startked. Labs tend to be gentle, but kids need to learn that not all dogs are. One benefit to having a family pet is being able to watch and learn their body language. It isn't hard if you know what to look for (and respect what they are telling you).

How hard is it to teach your children to respect animals? I don't think my kids have ever tried to sit on the dog. Maybe I've just stopped them before they even had the chance...


I don't think Ellie will react well if her Calvin is bitten by Penny which is an accident waiting to happen. Jared should be more careful and keep Calvin at a distance. She was passive aggressive when Penny broke the vase in the bathroom...I think she wasn't happy at all and is still talking about it.


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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Pency » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:03 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
Denlillehavfrue wrote:Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.


This. Even the nicest dog can nip out of instinct if hurt or startked. Labs tend to be gentle, but kids need to learn that not all dogs are. One benefit to having a family pet is being able to watch and learn their body language. It isn't hard if you know what to look for (and respect what they are telling you).

How hard is it to teach your children to respect animals? I don't think my kids have ever tried to sit on the dog. Maybe I've just stopped them before they even had the chance...


Well, it's not surprising that Ellie is unconcerned, considering there is an old video of her parents urging her to take a bone out of her dog's mouth when she was a toddler.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Boredomatitsfinest » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:07 pm

I always get extra irritated when they showcase Calvin's whiney personality for the mere fact that I know Ellie thinks it's cute. However, I don't know why it never occurred to me before that Jared is the one who edits the vlogs so it is, in fact, Jared who puts these clips in.

That means Jared supports that behavior and probably thinks it's cute too, no? *sigh* I guess I just had been holding out hope/had the idea that Jared's the one who would attempt to correct Cal when he acts this way.

Also, OT but something I found interesting. I recently watched some old E+J vlogs where they take away Jackson's pacifier/transition him to a toddler bed, and it turns out they actually got rid of Cal's binky when he was younger than Jackson. Granted, Jackson had only been allowed to use his at nap time for a while beforehand.

I really wonder why they chose to take away Cal's sooner, and cold turkey without weaning him off by giving it just at nap time? My assumption is that it must have a direct correlation with something the dentist told them about the way his teeth have come in, but god forbid E+J disclose that and shatter their perfect image.


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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby carol_argentina » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:27 pm

RecklessDisregard wrote:I can't unsee that gif!! (From the previous thread, the sex one lol)


Hi!! I'm new here :) I'm sorry, I'm too far behind on the posts, I can't seem to find that gif, and I'm curious to see it loool
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby lmmomSD » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Pency wrote:
HelloSweetie wrote:
Denlillehavfrue wrote:Just because Calvin is a toddler, they need to stop acting like everything he does is cute. His behavior with Penny (including sitting on her) is not cute. He is not "soft" with her what so ever.


This. Even the nicest dog can nip out of instinct if hurt or startked. Labs tend to be gentle, but kids need to learn that not all dogs are. One benefit to having a family pet is being able to watch and learn their body language. It isn't hard if you know what to look for (and respect what they are telling you).

How hard is it to teach your children to respect animals? I don't think my kids have ever tried to sit on the dog. Maybe I've just stopped them before they even had the chance...


Well, it's not surprising that Ellie is unconcerned, considering there is an old video of her parents urging her to take a bone out of her dog's mouth when she was a toddler.

And have video of the kids actually riding that dog. Poor thing.

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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby HelloSweetie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:57 pm

lmmomSD wrote:Well, it's not surprising that Ellie is unconcerned, considering there is an old video of her parents urging her to take a bone out of her dog's mouth when she was a toddler.

And have video of the kids actually riding that dog. Poor thing.

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The Griffiths also let her have puppies just like Ruby did with her dog. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they decided to breed Penny for cute puppy footage given they all seem to think selling puppies is a good way to earn a little extra money.

Oh, and look at poor Sunny's swayback. I'm sure being ridden had nothing to do with it :x
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Ducklings4 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:03 pm

staceyeileen wrote:Is Jared's brother married? I've only really seen him and the little girl (Anne?) in the vlogs since he has been visiting. Where is her mom?

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I believe I saw his wife when Matt and his family visited them. Matt's wife and Ryan's wife seemed very friendly. I don't see Ellie in that dynamic at all.


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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Ducklings4 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:13 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
alexandriablue wrote:
calliepaige84 wrote:I know they have a lot of money and probably not a lot of debt.... But wouldn't you be afraid of YouTube just ending one day? Then what?
I know we've talked about this before.... But I worry for all these families who both are at home and are solely relying on YouTube and sponsorships.


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I think for a lot of vloggers this should definitely be a concern. However, as annoying as I think Jared is, I do think he works hard to attend events, network with other creators, go to business meetings, etc...and seems like he may be trying to branch out into technology reviews. If YouTube ended I do think he would have a good skillset to continue in a business/marketing or related field. Ellie, on the other hand, is just going to be a SAHM for the rest of her life? After her kids are school aged or go off to college, I'm not sure what she will do with herself. Go back to hairdressing? Be a housewife?


If YT interest somehow goes down though, there will be actual tech review YTers looking for work as well. Jared is the YT equivalent of someone that works at Verizon. If anything he'll be able to do something like his dad, and it's debatable how profitable that business is if Jared is actually giving them money as speculated.

If the money starts drying up YTers will start selling of all of the material possessions they've amassed. How depressing would that be to experience your success in reverse.


Interesting that reminded me of the book Flowers for Algernon. When the mentally handicapped man is given medicine to make him smart and then he loses his newfound capability and knows it. Very sad. As it will be for all these vloggers who do not save for a rainy day.


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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby coriann1911 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:45 pm

It still blows my mind how so many family vloggers change once they get money. Having infertility issues made me relate so much to ellie . I use to adore them and see how humble they use to be. But once that YouTube money started rolling in , everything about them has changed. It's sad and I truly wish they take a few steps back, take a hard look at their lives now, and realize just how much they have changed.. and not for the better.

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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Vincere » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:49 pm

Calvin with tomato sauce around his mouth looks like a baby Hannibal Lecter after he ate somebody.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Ducklings4 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:34 pm

Vincere wrote:Calvin with tomato sauce around his mouth looks like a baby Hannibal Lecter after he ate somebody.

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