Thomas Ravenel caused a bit of a stir among Southern Charm fans when he revealed that his 3-year-old daughter Kensie and 18-month-old son Saint Julien live in his guesthouse during the Season 4 premiere. In the episode, Thomas explained this was "because kids are messy and destructive. And I want to be able to retain the peace of mind knowing that if they spit up, it's not on a $30,000 rug but a $200 rug."
Well, accidents do happen, especially when you've got little ones around, and Thomas jokingly proved his point by posting a photo of what looks like some spilled milk on a rug on Twitter Thursday. "[G]lad it wasn't a $30k rug! Lol," Thomas tweeted, along with the pic.
It looks like Thomas has been able to find the humor in the situation now, but he admitted during a recent interview with PEOPLE that he "caught all this grief" for the living arrangement. He also explained the real reason why he thought it would be a good idea for his kids to live in the guesthouse. "I was taking the advice of my nanny, who said that would be the most appropriate place to raise the children because the front house is like a museum that’s four stories — it’s very dangerous. There are no open areas to play, you have all this antique-y furniture, you know, it’s just not conducive to raising children, it’s not kid-friendly," Thomas told PEOPLE. “I mean, this is a woman who’s a phenomenal person who knows her stuff.”
Go inside Thomas' stunning Charleston abode, below.