Once upon a time, there was a family called The Kardashians. In this family, there was a mother, Kris, and five little girls: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie. They would become the most watched famous family in the history of reality television. While the spotlight shines on the girls, where does that leave Kris?
Well, for those who don’t Keep Up With the Kardashians, Kris is not your average stay at home mum. Instead, she is on her feet 24/7, dealing with the highs and lows of her daughter’s scandals and dramas. The latest we can recall for Kim is her Paris robbery, the size of her butt implants or something to do with Kanye West. Kourtney’s broken up with her boyfriend, Khloe is rumoured to be pregnant and so is Kylie. For Kris herself, the divorce of her husband who transitioned into a woman (Caitlyn Jenner) dominated the press for weeks. Honestly, we could be here for days.
To get straight to the point, Kris is the mother and the manager to all the children in her family. According to various sources, Kris also gets a good share of the money that her daughters make. While she’s working her butt off to provide, protect and nurture her family, the million dollar question is whether she is a good mother or a good manager?
When you’re a working mum, you hope that you can at least give some useful advice on life’s curveballs. But it comes with its downsides: catfights, drama, tension, and backstabbing moments. So it’s hard to tell – maybe when Kris is in manager mode, she has to be confrontational and direct, ordering people to please her and doing what’s best for the family. Look at it like the English Royal Family (hopefully The Queen doesn’t mind when she reads this!) Kris is The Queen, and as head of the family must allocate a number of jobs to her children to promote the brand and image of their family.
They claim to be “a very private family”, and we can never know the true extent of Kris’s ability as a manager or a mother. She could be great in both roles for all we know. All of her children have grown up to be famous and spoilt, but at times they haven’t been the best to Kris who’s put all the hard work in. Has Kris tried? I’d say so – but let’s leave the judging to the viewers.