Neill compares being attacked by a Southern belle to taking some hair spray in the face.
Posted by Neill Skylaron Aug 15, 20110
So when Courtney blurted out some of those not-so-nice things within the first few minutes I met her, she left me stunned like a deer in headlights. She asked why was I out having dinner and not with my son with a snide look as if it was bad parenting. I was a bit stunned, because I’m with him most of the time. And nights out are few and far between! So it kind of hurt like a bee sting. Or maybe a big cat attack and scratch. Rawr! Yikes.
However, after the shock, I decided not to take it to personally. You see there is no way she can understand what it’s like to be a single mother balancing a full-time career. As a responsible parent you do your best to be there as much as you possibly can for your child. But it’s a challenge when you are also single and trying to balance a full time career. I don’t have time like Courtney or other girls without kids to sleep in, shop, go out with friends, and even date! I have to schedule everything in. On top of that…I’m only twenty-three. I do want to do that stuff sometimes. And that’s hard enough to do as it is. So come on! Give a girl a little break. I’m pretty sure I lead a harder, more sleep deprived, busier life than most. And despite that, guess what? I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s also the most rewarding, life changing, beautiful blessing I’ve ever experienced. I see things differently now. I’m more aware. I am not focused all on myself anymore and I have more compassion for other hardworking people trying to balance kids and life.
Hi, after viewing that first episode I truly felt for you, the gull of those (really that) jeolous insecure texas bell (ya right). I was sooo horrified and offended for you, and I know exactly how it feels being a 22 year old single mommy myself in a similar situation. You are so mature and wonderfully poised don't ever let that get you down, you owe no one an explanation. I have gone through the same thing with girls not knowing a thing about me and deciding they think they "know". keep thriving, love the hell out of your baby, and do what you love! your deserve it.
Neill, you don't have to justify yourself to us. We saw the whole thing and Courts' attack was based entirely on immaturity and not on values. You're a good person trying to survive and provide for your son. She was not a good Christian...at either dinner. Not polite.
I am a single mother of 5 and I want to say you are one classy lady. I am much older than you and was amazed at the stupidity of others. Okay 1 person...lol I can't wait until she does have a child and sees what it is like. Even if she's married I can guarantee she's going to want/need a break. Her reaction was the most childish comment and not to mention the lack of empathy. So sad that she has no clue. You are an amazing role model for your son and he's a very lucky boy. Thank you for setting such a good mature example to other young single mothers struggling with the endless guilt of being a single mother. You're amazing.
You are down to earth and have goals and dreams, those other girls have mommy and daddy's money and have time to kill, you are better looking than the other 2, and with your attitude about life, you will be the 1st one to get married, that is my prediction! Have fun, and ignore the ignorant, jealous, daddy gives me money biaches behind!
As a fellow single I completely agree with needing the occasional adult and I feel that the reaction of others was not justified or fair since the are not mothers themselves. Good for you for being a good mommy that now some adult time makes for a better mom!!
Any mother will relate to you needing mommy time. You get to step back and breathe for a minute and that will do nothing but good for your son. You're right, she just doesn't get it. I hate to sound cliche but NO ONE knows how hard being a parent is unless you actually are one.
Your son is adorable!! You can see right off how great the relationship is- just do what you know how to do and ignore the jealous ungracious people. I was taken aback by the viciousness of Courtney's approach. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but being rude,unkind, and inappropriate is uncalled for. She was so quick to judge your life without even knowing you for 5 minutes. So it's obvious to all the viewers the attack has no basis in reality and was 100% about Courtney's own insecurities.
You have a wonderful way about you and you will be a success in life. Especially since you have the brains to not allow people get under your skin. I can't wait to see more of what you accomplish!
Take care and good luck! xx
You handled that with class and grace. What a lovely person and your son is such a cutie! As a single working mom I know that you need time for you. Courtney came off as judgemental and narrow minded. How can you comment on a life you never experienced? She was being jealous and it's not attractive. You are the only reason I found so far to watch this show.
Hun, brush her off of your shoulder. If Court has her way it will end up the "Courtney Show" if in fact she doesn't turn off all of the eligible men in America who see how she acts in this show. She acts barely 12. Its too bad that she doesn't realize that she is a beauty in her own right instead of showing the sour negative person she really is deep down inside. Its an ego thing for Matt. He loves that when he calls she drops everything she is doing to be with him only to torture her. If he were a real friend knowing how she feels for him he would let her go or sleep with her and hopefully this illusion that he is prince charming incarnate will dissapate. You have nothing to worry over hun. You are a beauty that could do better than this Matt character as well. xo
I was so mpressed at how you handled yourself. You didn't let her see you sweat...you kept that beautiful, gleeming smile. You have such great manners and it was appropriate for you to excuse yourself from her...she was just nasty. I caught myself shouting at the television..I just could not have sat there like everyone else without saying something. She is a bully in a horrible diarreah colored dress..with gaudy imported jewelry. Pls tell her to do something with that ratty mess of a ponytail...the top was somewhat polished but the back looked like matted horse hair. Maybe thats what she meant by being a lil bit country. Neigh! LOL I really enjoy watching you. Oh and Major...MAJOR CUTIE PAH-TOOTIE!
Courtney would have hated you no matter what because she's incredibly immature and totally in love with Matt. If you'd owned a ferret and left it at home she probably would've said you were an irresponsible pet owner and should be at home with your ferrett!! haha! Anything to keep you away from Matt and giving her any type of competition. I haven't read her blog yet but I don't know what she could possibly say to defend her childish behavior. It's always ideal to be married when having kids and committed to that marriage. But anyone who isn't a virgin (and I highly doubt Courtney is!) needs to eat a piece of humble pie and realize that anyone can get pregnant b/c there is no 100% effective birth control besides abstinence. You made the right decision after a wrong decision in raising your child. More power to you.
You're the only person that I enjoy watching on the show, as you are very mature and respectful towards other people. I totally didn't expect any girl to act this way on Most Eligible Dallas, however you have impressed me with how genuine and smart you are. You handled the situation with Courtney so gracefully and as a mother myself, I can tell that you are a wonderful parent already. Your son is lucky to have such a strong young woman like you for a mom! Courtney is getting on people's nerves with her immaturity and lack of respect for others. She has no right to question you as a parent, especially if she's never known you or your son. If she plans on becoming a mother one day, she needs to grow up first!
I can understand Courtney's point of view being a southern girl born & raised in the Dallas area, but I can't believe she's so old & still has the same point of view. She reminds me of myself about 2 years ago when I was in my young 20's. She's just sad.
You handled that dinner very well! Moms need mommy time without their kiddos every once in a while.... It makes you more clear headed and ultimately a better mother! It would be one thing if you were gettin wasted and throwing back drinks but Obviously you were not!
You handled Courtney and her interrogation very well. At 23, you are evidentally the most mature and classy of the entire cast. You're definitely my favorite after watching how well you handled that dinner and being in the hot seat. I felt that not only Courtney was rude, but the other's were copable too since they didn't tell her to shut the heck up! Keep being you. You're a cut above all of them. I'm truly impressed with what a special young lady you are!
You've chosen a hard life.....at least for the time being.....thank goodness you are young enough and have the energy to handle it all. I hope you have support, someone you can lean on regularly for advice or simply to spill your guts.......releasing those bad thoughts elsewhere will help keep you focused on what is important....actually.....focused on Who is important....that little guy who is depending upon you. I have a feeling, you won't let him down.
You handled yourself very, very well. Whether or not anyone agrees with your position, there are manners to be considered. Courtney came across aggressive, judgemental, and possessive. None of it was attractive. I'm sure Courtney is a great person but she could have used some restraint. Instead she looked bad where-as you kept yourself composed. Good for you!
I thought you were greta on the show last night and I couldn't have handled Courtney as well as you did. Not sure what i think about Matt, though. I think you could do better. Find someone who's not in player mode nd knows who he is. You are too beautiful for a player.
I think you are great and handled her catty remarks very elegantly. I think Courtney needs to reevaluate her life if all she wants is to be is a wife and mother. Not a reason to get married, love and companionship is what makes a good marriage and the ability to stand on your own in your relationship. Just wanting to be a wife is a recipe for disaster. You rock and I love your sense of values!!
Wow what a beautiful, kind hearted, genuine...and smart person you are for such a young mother! I thought you were so sweet and classy. Good going! I am so impressed by your determination, talent, drive, and how you balance it all with such grace. You are truly an inspiration to young women and moms. Keep it up!
Hey i think you are4 precious i am also a single mother and I understand needing adult time i wish you the best of luck and i hope the girls will come around to you... Bless your heart, I know exactly where your coming from!!! GOOD LUCK!
I was curious what you would have to say after that dinner. I think you handled yourself well and I am actually surprised by your maturity in your blog. I truly like Courtney and was able to understand her point of view because of her protective attitude. However, the fact that you GET it...wow! You are not attacking her or being all 'hurt'...I bet you are a great mother! Well done! I think I'm going to enjoy this show~
I like you. You seem like a warm, genuine young woman. You just happened to be ambushed by some bitter hag whose in love with your friend. Totally not your problem so shake it off! Best of Luck to you on the show. Have a great time and be beautiful. I will be watching you and happy for all your successes.
I like you. You seemed like a very genuine, warm young woman. Best of Luck to you and your son with the show. Don't take the comments of that bitter witch to heart. She's in love with your friend and denying it even when its obvious. She trying to be best friends with the man who dumped her. Bad idea, totally her problem. Enjoy yourself and I'll be rooting for you!
I like you. You were a very genuine nice woman. Best of Luck to you and your son. Don't take that bitter witch to heart! She is in love with your friend and denying it all over the place. What can you do? She's a scorned woman trying to be friends with the man who dumped her. Pretty sad for her.