Dana Wilkey

Dana shares how proud she is of her stepson's songwriting skills and gives her thoughts on Kennedy's birthday party.

on Nov 21, 2011

All in all Kennedy had a great time. I was very proud of Taylor's effort at being an event coordinator. She had a rough start, but things went smashingly after that. I have never lifted so many tables and chairs in my life, but it was worth it for my girl.

I got really frustrated with Russell that day because he kept changing things without realizing the impact it had on all the people and vendors working (including my son). All of these people had worked so hard for Taylor to make everything perfect, and he seemed to only care about the impression of his big gift. At that time, I also had some internal resentment toward Russell for other reason, which you can see in my interview.

This episode really shows the ladies struggling to keep their friendships alive. There were so many alliance shifts, I was not really sure who was close to whom. I remember not being sure how to deal with it that day. I actually really wanted everyone to get along. I remember asking myself, "Where do I fit in with these women?" and not really having an answer. I wondered if they would ever want to get to know me? Taylor and I have always been close, and Kim always made an effort to share a personal story with me and give us something to really connect on -- but with the others it was much harder. I kept really wanting to connect in a meaningful way with them, but no one would try not even Brandi. . .

See you next week.

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