Real Housewives of New Jersey – Cast Blogs
“Hi Sweethearts! Can you believe we’re finally back? Did you miss us?”
Only if you mean we missed you like the plague! And calling us, “Sweethearts,” really? You obviously don’t know me well… lol… Oh well, at least you didn’t call us “fans.”
“After last season (which was not fun) and the horrible reunion, we all took a big break from each other. We didn’t see each other for over a year. Not seeing my brother and his family was heartbreaking, but after what Joey and Melissa said at the reunion — that they were moving and didn’t want to have anything to do with me or my kids — what could I do? I had to respect their wishes and give them space. It broke my heart, but it was what they wanted. I just concentrated on my own family, on my girls, and prayed that they would find their way back to our family.”
You adults all needed to be put in a “time-out.” It’s just too bad you weren’t all sent to bed without your supper, too! Your words and actions on the reunion were horrible – all of you! That being said… I can’t blame Teresa for taking a break from her brother and his family – They were saying they were going to take drastic actions to “move” away from them… Her bro’s family made their bed… now they need to lie in it. But while they’re lying in it – I do hope they don’t decide to tell us anything more about Joe’s “poison.” But seriously, the really sad part of this whole thing is that both sets of kids are suffering the repercussions of adult childishness.
“Hurricane Sandy hitting New Jersey was the first thing that started to bring us all closer together. When the hurricane hit, it was bad. Scary bad. The storm itself was terrifying and the destruction left behind was unbelievable. Everyone was affected in some way. When you know your friends and family are hurting, when you live through this giant natural disaster, little things like who said what don’t matter any more.”
“We were one of the only houses that still had electricity, and we hosted everyone we knew who didn’t — my parents and lots of our friends. While my brother wasn’t talking to me, I did check up on him through my parents. He told them he had electricity and everyone was fine; he even invited my mother to come over to his house and stay. It was only later when people told me on Twitter that he didn’t have power and that there were pictures of Antonia and her brothers bundled up cold on the couch. It killed me. I would have loved to shelter them at our house.”
Sorry, Teresa – All stupid clichés like “You are dead to me” fly out the window when life/death tragedies occur – Every single time… No exceptions! This is your one and only brother… You should have just shown up at his house ready to do and be whatever he needed. And, once his own family was squared away, he should have shown up to your house to make sure you were okay, too. But no, instead you waited for him to come groveling to your house with his tail between his legs needing something from you. If you’d shown up to his house, the transition for his family to stay at your house could have actually happened. The truth of the matter is that both of you should have directly checked on one another and not relied on information being relayed about you through your parents or others. I’m sure Joe didn’t want to add any worry to your parents so he minimized the gravity of his own situation to them.
“Watching this first episode and reliving everything was hard. It was hard to see the devastation of Sandy again. It was hard to see my brother thinking I didn’t care about him. It was hard for me to see Jacqueline cry for her son.”
What else was Joe supposed to think? Even after you knew he was in need… did you ever reach out to him? Nope. Sorry… this is family. Family is there for each other during these times. Even if he had turned you away – You could sleep better knowing that you did everything you could. You could have modeled adult like behavior to your kids – especially because you have the oldest kid. Gia sees everything that’s going on… how you act and react will have severe repercussions on her for many years to come. We’ve already seen signs of it… [Note… I’ve got to say that I was surprised that Teresa did NOT mention in her blog the scene that showed Milania wanting to donate her huge teddy bear to another kid… Teresa even said something like, “Oh, you want to give this to another little girl?” Milania sagely corrected her mother, “To another little girl or boy.” Perhaps it was just me… but it seemed like they were donating items that they weren’t going to use any more – which is awesome… but Milania wanted to donate an item that was special to her – which makes the act so much more generous and meaningful. Anyone can donate that pair of shoes or an outfit they don’t want to wear anymore… It takes someone special to donate a favorite stuffed animal. We can all learn a lesson from that Milania girl…]
Teresa then talks about how she’s giving Jac credit for her telling Nicholas’ story… I won’t go into that now… We have “The Manifesto” to look forward to for that… She then talks about how happy she was “to get Milania and Antonia back together for the first time in over a year!” Ummm… Actually, Antonia was the one who first initiated it with that awesome letter to her cousin. And wasn’t Milania’s first instinct to clutch the letter and hug it to her heart so natural and heartwarming? It’s a little scary that the 7 year olds are acting more like adults than the adults, no? Teresa continues, “But happily, they are back together! Antonia and Milania are in the same cheerleading class now, so they are thick as thieves again! I hope they are never, ever separated ever again.” That is until one of them makes the cheerleading squad and the other doesn’t… or worse yet… when one of them is picked as the Captain… Yikes! lol
“You can see how I raise my kids to respect and love their family no matter what. Even after all the hurt, I still had Melissa listed as “Zia Melissa” in my phone. Adults might not always get along, but the kids shouldn’t suffer because of it. I hated the time I didn’t see Kathy and Rosie growing up, and I would never want that for my kids.”
Ummm…No, I don’t see you raising your kids to respect and love their family “no matter what”… Wasn’t that you who just said you went through a whole year with your kids not seeing their cousins? Just which part of your darling husband calling Melissa a “Horseyface” while talking to one of your kids is being respectful and loving towards their aunt? I wonder how much worse is being said when the cameras aren’t rolling? Isn’t “Zia” just the Italian translation for “aunt?” Are you saying that you should get a medal for not removing her “aunt” title because of an argument? Or perhaps you want the medal because you didn’t rename Melissa as “Zia Stripper” on your cell phone? Arguably, there are lots of names I would call Melissa… but this is a blog about you… Melissa will get her turn soon enough…
“I honestly didn’t care what anyone said about me in their interviews (although I did laugh at Jacqueline’s bleaching comment!), I’m so happy Joey and Caroline have found love. God bless them! Love doesn’t have limits. Loving one person doesn’t mean you can’t love a million more. I love that people love my brother.”
None of us laughed at Jac’s comment… Seriously, most of us had to actually reach for the bleach to scrub that visual out of our brains but when we realized the comment was actually about bleach – We had to go for the acid instead. I really don’t know how to interpret the rest of your comments – If you were normal, I would think you are being sarcastic and witty. The thing is… I truly believe all of this hoopla stems from the issue that you just couldn’t handle your brother getting married to anyone and it’s been a problem ever since… You were jealous not of Melissa herself, although she’d love us to think so – but it’s more because someone else had come along and had taken away your brother’s attention. It happens all the time. Most people get over it.
“The only thing that hurt me was when Melissa said staying away from your siblings is how Joey and I grew up because of Kathy’s mom and mine and Joey’s dad. The issue wasn’t between my dad and his sister. It was between IN-LAWS: Kathy’s dad and my dad. And it was over business dealings. Family is everything to us, and that’s how we were raised. Melissa wasn’t around back then, so she really has no idea. I would never make a comment about how her dad raised her because I have no idea. It’s not my business, it’s disrespectful, and I wasn’t there. Her comment was months ago, and we’re in a good place now, I just wanted to clear that up on behalf of my family. You know how protective I am of my parents! I adore them and owe them everything. They raised Joey and me in a house of love.”
Yes, and I’m quite sure your parents are just so danged proud of the both of you right about now… I can hear them weeping from here… I’m sure your parents have probably said things like, “Learn from our mistakes… family is the most important thing in the world – Don’t do what we did.” Thanks to being part of a reality show, you’ve done exactly what your parents did – Just for different reasons. However, the outcome is the same – Cousins are not seeing each other for years at a time because the adults are fighting. Guess what kind of behavior you’re modeling to your kids this very moment? I honestly believe that if your darling husband Joe wasn’t in your ear and if Melissa wasn’t in your brother’s ear that you guys might have gotten back together as a family much earlier and in a healthier way. You both need to stand up to your spouses and do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do – not because of the perception of who is going to “win” or “be the bigger person.”
“And yes, I did move Gabriella’s First Communion party so my parents could go to both hers and Antonia’s. I couldn’t move the day because we don’t go to different churches, we live in the same town, and that was the only day they had First Communion services. The girls had different times though and had separate parties. The most important thing to me was making sure my parents could be at both. I didn’t grow up with grandparents and I missed it, so I always make sure my parents are there for my kids and Joey’s too. A few people did ask me why we didn’t have a joint party for the girls. Because we didn’t think it was fair to each girl. They each deserved to be a princess for the day. We have different extended families to make them each feel special, and my parents were there for both of them. Everyone was happy!”
I was going to comment on the First Communion saga… but since Teresa says that everyone was happy with the outcome… Surprisingly, I’m gonna STFU. But don’t you worry boys and girls – it’s only temporary… I will say that I was surprised that Melissa didn’t say anything about it in her blog – perhaps it’s because she knew her comments would make Teresa look good.
“I’m so happy myself right now, and I can’t wait for you all to see how we got there. It was a long road with lots of ups and downs, but if we can do it, anyone can!”
Well, just reach out your arms and pat yourself on the back, Tre. She then starts talking about all of the products she’s promoting… Yadda, yadda, yadda… However, you should be aware that she does, in fact, say that she loves us all! That warms the cockles of my heart… No really, it does… = )
“I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I last blogged. So much has happened. Miss us?”
It’s hysterical to me that in the opening lines of both Mel and Teresa’s blogs they asked us if we missed them. Ummm… No!
“First and foremost, last October Hurricane Sandy battered New Jersey hard. I’ll never forget walking into our Toms River shore house and seeing the destruction. We were so lucky only to lose our second home. We can rebuild. That was nothing compared to what others went through. I was born and raised in Toms River. Places I knew as a child had been swept away by the storm. We felt horrible for the victims. Joe and I had to do something! We went to Target and filled carts with diapers, baby wipes, socks, children’s clothes, blankets and sweaters — the stuff people really needed. We brought it all to Toms River Intermediate East, my old school, which was a hub for distributing supplies to displaced residents. Alongside the principal, teachers, and other volunteers, Joe and I packed boxes of food and clothes. What became evident quickly was that the main resource that was needed was man power. They needed people to get out there, roll up their sleeves, and help their communities. We’re still committed to doing what we can to help our neighbors get back on their feet. In the meantime, the boardwalks are open for business! We’ll be back on the beach this summer, as soon as we get a chance.”
I hope you go often this summer… Support your local businesses! Make it a priority… Tell your kids why you’re doing it. These are called, “teachable moments.”
“The storm definitely put the show drama in perspective. I didn’t need or want that negativity around us. I built up an emotional fortress and had to put distance between my family and those who meant to do us harm. At the time, cutting ties with the Giudices seemed like the only logical decision to protect my family. That was a year ago. Things have changed. We are in a better place now. But on the episode, I was very much in Protective Mama mode.”
Let’s get a little perspective here, Mel. Teresa and Joe did not mean to do your entire family “harm”… If anyone, it was just aimed at you. And you say that it was all because they referred to you as a “stripper” or a “gold digger?” Well – by your own admission you worked at a bikini bar… So, to most of the world it’s not that far of a leap, really. Aren’t we all just splitting hairs? A simple, “Although I wasn’t ever a paid stripper, I do have some sexy moves” while laughing it off could have taken care of the whole danged thing. If you were afraid of what Joe’s parents would think about the rumors – You could have just talked directly to them. But nooOOOoooo… You needed to create all this drama for a TV show. Teresa doesn’t like you – Big whoop de doo – Get in line. Most have in-laws of some sort who aren’t crazy about them. And really, who cares what her gorilla of a husband thinks?
Basically, because of your actions, you’re teaching your kids to take their toys and go home every time someone calls them a name. Worse yet, you’re teaching them to cut all ties with that person even when they’re family. Surely, accusations of this type shouldn’t come from your own family but come the freak on… And… because you were so adamant about proving you weren’t a stripper we all found out that it was actually your husband who was a stripper. Great… Now we forever have that visual emblazoned in our minds. It was much more palatable to think that you were the “stripper” in the family… And it’s all recorded for posterity so your kids will all be mortified throughout their teen years.
“Teresa and I hadn’t spoken in a year. I simply couldn’t stomach listening to one more lie. The distrust was just too deep. My emotions were hard set, and they weren’t going to change overnight. As far as I knew, she felt the same way. Then Antonia sent the letter to Milania. Suddenly, Teresa was overwhelmed with missing her brother and niece. She invited Antonia to their house for a play date.”
You actually have no idea how much Teresa was missing or not missing her brother because you weren’t in her life at the time. You’re the one who made the decision that the cousins wouldn’t see each other. In retaliation for Teresa’s words and actions you used your own kids as pawns to get back at Teresa and Joe – and in the process you caused your own kids heartache since they obviously really missed their cousins. Congratulations to you! I will say that I give you props for actually sending the letter to Milania. That was a classy thing to do – and it was the right thing to do.
“Let me ask the Moms reading this: Would you send your child to a home where you knew for a fact that the parents were openly involved in spreading terrible lies about you? If you knew, for example, that your child might hear you called a stripper or a gold digger, would you rush her there and feel comfortable with her alone there for the day? Hear it right from the horse’s mouth: I wouldn’t. I don’t want Antonia exposed to lies and insults about her Mom by her other relatives. And I knew she would be. In this one episode alone, Joe called me “Horsey Face” and a “skank ass beeatch.” I don’t know which is worse. But I know it’s just wrong and Teresa didn’t correct him. He even spoke to his six-year-old daughter directly when calling me a name, it’s not like she just overhead them. It was also sad when I saw Teresa and Gia discussing my daughter’s supposed birthday party with Milania. For the record Antonia’s birthday was in August and she did not have a party. Her first communion was coming up and we asked her if she wanted a big party for her birthday or for her communion. She chose her communion, so for her birthday she had two friends sleepover at our shore house. Why they are discussing it three months later is beyond me, but that’s not fair to tell Milania she wasn’t invited to her cousin’s party, when it’s a complete lie.”
Honestly, I do think a play date was a great option. Having both you and Teresa in attendance was also appropriate. I’m surprised you guys couldn’t be a little bit more cordial to each other, though. In addition, it’s too bad you had such a stick up your dupa when it came to actually making the jewelry. Mel then makes a dig at Teresa about how Mel never involves her kids in mature matters. I gotta admit that I do think it’s true that Gia knows way too much about what is going on at the tender age of 11 and she has access to way too much unfiltered information gleaned from the internet. I also think Gia’s turning into a spoiled brat. I’m telling you, if I had copped the same kind of attitude with my mom as Gia displayed to Teresa when they were shopping – Not only would we have left the store without a single item, but I would also have been on restriction for a couple of weeks at a minimum. There might also be one less “Star” in the world because my mother would have killed me. That being said, Mel’s kids are much younger than Teresa’s so it’s really not a fair comparison.
“Why was she pretending to be nice, when she said she didn’t “give a sh-t about me?” Why was she acting like she suddenly wanted to fix things when she hadn’t lifted a finger in a year? It just felt completely insincere.”
Melissa – Your husband told Teresa that she was “dead to him.” That’s very direct and clear. You told Teresa that you were moving away from them so your kids wouldn’t go to the same school. That’s also very direct and clear. You initiated a clear message – and if you wanted to change the message you needed to be the one to initiate the communication. If I were Teresa, I wouldn’t beg you guys to be part of my life or my kids’ lives if it was clear that you didn’t want to be, either. As my husband would say, “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.”
“Her sudden change was so weird and confusing, I was thrown by it. I focused on helping the kids make jewelry. My OCD really came out when the kids were beading. I’m the same way about keepings things organized at home. I can’t help it! Bring on the neat.”
You were way out of line in controlling the number, order and color of the beads… Teresa was absolutely right in her perspective about just letting the kids be kids. You cannot possibly be equating keeping things organized at home with 7 year olds making jewelry, right? That’s just wonky! They didn’t seem to care much about the jewelry itself because they were focused on spending time together. They hadn’t seen each other in over year… why? Because of YOU! Melissa goes on to say that she wants the cousins to be close because that’s how she grew up. She blames them not being close because Teresa “had herself involved in a lot of wrong doings that brought hurt to our family.” Sigh.
“I almost had to laugh when I saw Teresa say I should apologize to her. For what, exactly? Did I miss something?”
Mel – there are a lot of things that you should apologize for – such as using your kids to get back at Teresa. In addition, while I’m not going to go into the whole thing… but I will say this: If you review the footage from last year’s finale – You’ll see that Teresa seemed to be blindsided as well. She looked shocked that the bald guy from the salon came to the fashion show. Then she continued to look like she was getting more and more nauseated as the evening wore on and it dawned on her that something was going to happen to you and that somehow he was involved. Seriously, if she was actively trying to bring you down at that point, I think she would have been way more gleeful and giddy. I’m not a fan of Teresa – I’m just calling it as I see it. It was really Jac’s accusation that Teresa was involved in the set-up that set everything and everyone off. I think Jac was basing her thoughts on a text that she received from someone she won’t name. Bravo even had Kim D appear on the Reunion show for the sole reason to say Teresa had nothing to do with it – and yet you still don’t believe it. That’s your prerogative – but don’t make the kids suffer because of your pettiness. There was a solution to the issue of getting the kids together to see each other – you were just too busy being stubborn to figure it out.
“What I saw this episode is that Joe Giudice can’t control his mouth. We all know that. He is the Godfather of my firstborn child, and he called me a skank on national television. How to do I take the certificate back?”
Teresa was dead wrong to not come down on Joe for saying awful things about you – Especially in front of her kids. She really does need to get a grip on that mouth of his. However, she can’t really be blamed for what her husband says…just as you can’t be blamed for what your husband says. Mel then tells us about how everyone in the world loves her husband and that’s the reason Teresa wants to fix their relationship now. Ummm… I’m not a fan of either Joe, quite frankly. Actually – all of the men on this show should be voted off the island as far as I’m concerned. Mel thinks that if Teresa really wanted to fix their relationship that she would have called months ago. Well, she’s calling now. Granted it’s through the kids – but she’s calling now. Answer the danged phone!
“There’s a lot more to come, a lot of emotional twists and turns. Being part of this family is a long, crazy journey. We’re not even close to hitting rock bottom. Wait until you see what’s coming. Buckle up. It’s going to be a wild season, but reconciliation is on the way. It’s so hard to go back to this place, but without explaining where we were then you’ll never understand where we are now.”
Can’t we just skip the drama and get to the reconciliation, please?
“Hello again! Some of you doubted I would return for Season 5. Many of you requested I come back and use my platform as a way to raise Autism Awareness. After much consideration, my family and I made the decision to come back and continue to open up and share our lives with you. Please understand that “Autism” is NOT my “storyline.” “Autism” is our “reality.” We live with it everyday. There is no way around it. A few ignorant people may call it “exploiting” my son, while I call it “raising autism awareness.” It has become our mission to recover our son while helping as many other families as we can. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished so far.”
Yep… I doubted you would come back. Except… How stupid was I? I never thought that just for a storyline that you would stoop to a new low just to exploit your newly diagnosed autistic son to the rigors, bright lights and creative editing that comes along with being on a reality show. Silly me, I thought that you would make him THE priority of your life and all decisions would be made with only his best interests at heart… Sadly, I was wrong.
“We reached out to People magazine to control how the news of his diagnosis would be released to the public. It was never anything we were ashamed of or ever wanted to hide. I would never want my son to be ashamed of his diagnosis either. I feel that people should be educated on what Autism is, to be able to understand it and empathize with others affected by it. Autism doesn’t just affect the child, it affects the whole family and those close to them. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects social and communication skills. They may also exhibit some various kinds of repetitive behaviors. They are also very loving and intelligent individuals. 1 in 50 children are diagnosed with Autism every year. Something needs to be done about this.”
“Since the diagnosis, I have spent the first year researching, collecting, and sifting through as many resources and as much information I could find and then putting a plan of action in place. The notebooks you saw on the table in the scene where I spoke to Caroline about speaking with Joe Gorga were all part of my research. Early Intervention is the key to recovery, so I’m trying to do the best I can to get my son on the right path for recovery.”
“I have also been using social media, blogging, writing articles for magazines, and speaking at various events and conferences to share my resources and journey with others, just to spread awareness. Just so the haters are corrected, I haven’t collected a dime from any of it.”
I couldn’t care less if you collected a dime from your speaking engagements or from the articles you’ve written. The issue and fact is this: You have only begun this very long journey. You have absolutely no long-term experience in the parenting of a child with autism. Perhaps in 5-10 years you can be of some help to others who are struggling… and then you can share your life experiences… but I repeat… YOU JUST FOUND OUT… Just because you read some articles and compiled some resources on the subject does not qualify you to be a mouthpiece for autism. It sickens me that you’re using this additional facet of your life to further fuel your thirst to be a “celebrity” and speak at conferences and special events about a subject in which you have very limited experience at this point. SIT YOURSELF DOWN and take care of your child, dagnabit!
“I wish I had been given a highlighted map of the exact path I need to take to recover my son, but there is no such path. It’s all trial and error, so we continue to learn as we go. The best thing you can do for your child is to get them an Individualized Evaluation Plan so you can see what areas your child needs the most help in. Seek help in those areas. Pay attention to your child to see which therapies and treatments they best respond to. Use your parent intuition!”
It is not my place to comment on the concept of autism and “recovery.” We have some amazing commenters on this blog who can speak from direct, personal experience. From this point forward, I am going to do my best to only include information about Nicholas’ life in future blogs when it’s presented in the best possible way. I refuse to add to his further exploitation. He deserves respect and dignity. He requires Jac’s undivided attention. For some reason I feel a need to protect him from his own mother. That’s sad, indeed…
“Devastating disasters like Hurricane Sandy and an Autism diagnosis can really shake you up and make you reevaluate your priorities in life. It makes you realize just how petty and insignificant some of the silly things we worry and fight about really are. At this point in time, I had enough of the fighting and I just needed peace in my life so I could keep my focus on more important things, like my own family, recovering my son, and restoring the Jersey Shore!”
Jac… I’m pretty sure it’s not your personal job to restore the Jersey Shore. It’s okay to be selfish right now and concentrate specifically on the wellbeing of your son. Period.
“Follow our journey this season and see how Jersey came back together despite of the devastation that it left in its wake. This season is about the calm AFTER the storm, and the journey we took to get there.”
Oh I get it… It’s symbolism… “The calm after the storm”… How so very deep and clever of you! (Gag…)
“Hello again! Can you believe we are on Season 5? They say time flies when you’re having fun…. we are having fun, right?”
Nope, not really. You all are a train wreck… We just can’t look away… Caro continues to talk about Hurricane Sandy and how they didn’t have power for 12 days – but they had a back-up generator so they used their house as a safe house for others. I wonder how well your sister Dina fared through the storm? Did you call her? No? I didn’t think so… Actually I have no idea where Dina lives right now… but I had to add this to my comments cuz I just criticized another feuding sibling duo about this same subject – so fair is fair.
“During that time we were proactive in helping those who weren’t as fortunate. It was horrifying to see the devastation first hand in New York and New Jersey, but it was also wonderful to witness how everyone came together to help each other through the tough times. Fast forward eight months and people are rebuilding their homes and businesses slowly but surely and the Jersey Shore is fighting its way back as only N.J. can do! #jerseystrong!”
Sorry… but I just can’t be snarky about being proactive to help others through tough times. Hopefully, it wasn’t just when the cameras were rolling, pictures were being taken, or tweets were being publicized. It has been said that, “Character is what you do when no one is looking.” Close your eyes, Caroline – your 15 minutes is about up… then what will you do?
“I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our friends in Oklahoma and surrounding areas that have endured such devastation and tragedy over the past couple of weeks. Our thoughts are with you all.”
Gotta say… When we go through tragedy it makes us more sensitive to others who are going through their own… Too often, we are not grateful for the good things/people in our lives until they are gone. Way too often I take people and things in my life for granted… I’m trying to be better… Caroline goes on to say this episode was basically a recap of where they left off last season… and her blog is short and sweet. I can sincerely say I’m thankful her blog is short. See? I’m making progress already!
“As I start to write my thoughts, I don’t even know where to begin. Super Storm Sandy came through and completely devastated so much of our beloved Jersey Shore, not to mention N.Y. and Staten Island. It’s heart wrenching to look back at the destruction that was left behind. For many all that is left are the vivid memories of the splendor that once was. For me the Jersey shore will forever be a special place — family vacations and weekend getaways. We started to doubt if it would ever be the same again. But there were some bright spots that came out of it. Thankfully with everyone’s hard work and determination we are confident that it will be rebuilt and be even better than before.”
Most of Kathy’s very short blog talks about Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath. She counts her family as, “among the fortunate” since they only temporarily lost power and heat and didn’t actually lose their home. She continues, “We did what we could to help: I got in the kitchen started cooking and baking, donating food and our time to support as well as offered up our home to family and friends.”
“Often times it is the innocence and simplicity of our children’s desires that help balance our emotions and put everything into perspective. How sweet to see the joy in Antonia and Milania as they are reunited for a play date. I’m sure it was awkward and uncomfortable for Melissa and Teresa, but despite their own feelings they made their children happy. When cousins in our family have been this close in age, they’ve been inseparable. Rebuilding things after a natural disaster is not easy. Rebuilding severed relationships can be even more difficult. However, in both cases if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty, you will be amazed at what can happen with hard work and help from others.”
Wait… is Kathy trying to take away Caroline’s title and her tiara for being the “wise one” on the show? Such deep, profound thoughts from someone who seemed to be so willing to “roll up her sleeves and get dirty” when Kathy almost got into a major fistfight during last season’s reunion… Not to mention how batcrap crazy her scary sister got during their little altercation… and I love me some Rosie – but she seriously scared the living crap out of me.
“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much. -Hellen Keller”
Ummm… Kathy great quote… but even Helen Keller would clearly be able to see that you misspelled her first name.
“Regardless, we all worked really hard and learned so much about each other as well as ourselves. You will share some tears with us and I guarantee that there will be plenty of time to laugh at our ridiculous behavior.”
I weep for the children. I point and laugh at the adults.