Sep 22, 2009 9:36 AM by MSNBC
When reality TV parents Jon and Kate Gosselin went their separate ways, they decided on a custody arrangement. The few-days-on, few-days-off rotation allowed each of them equal access to their brood, as well as a fair share of solo time to schedule those interviews and after-parties they seem to enjoy.
But recent reports indicate the "other obligations" now overlap the all-important kid share, leaving the youngest Gosselins without a parent in sight.
According to Radar Online, 8-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 5-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah spent last weekend in the care of nannies while Kate Gosselin taped a talk show pilot in New York City, and Jon Gosselin schmoozed a magazine publisher in the Hamptons.
Given the constant drama swirling around the grownup Gosselins, as well as their recent choice to cart off the family dogs, maybe a little time away from Mom and Dad was just what the multiples needed. Besides, it's not their first time under sitter-only supervision.
At least that's the latest revelation from Marci Santoro, mother of Jon Gosselin's ex-nanny gal-pal Stephanie Santoro. In an interview with Radar Online, Marci Santoro claimed Jon Gosselin left the children alone with her daughter and another babysitter while he swapped dad time for media time in New York City.