I really had been looking forward to Mauricio's birthday in Hawaii. For the first time ever, I was not able to enjoy our White Party. I really felt bad about that because it was also our daughter Alexia's and Faye Resnick's birthdays (Alexia's is June 18th, Mauricio's is June 25th, and Faye's is July 3rd). We always throw the White Party in honor of all of their birthdays.
When Kim told me she was bringing her boyfriend Ken to Hawaii I understood that she wanted to have someone to be with. I wasn't thrilled, obviously, because I had never been a fan of his. One of the issues that Kim and I argue about is her being irresponsible. We all showed up at the airport on time, except for Kim. I was frustrated and disappointed because I thought it would be fun for us to all fly together. That's half the fun!
When I first laid eyes on the island hopper "plane" that was supposed to take us to Lanai, I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. It looked like a 7-Up can with a propeller! It's no secret that I am not a good flyer. However, I will say, that the hypnotherapy you all saw me go through on Season 1 really did help. Carrying the Zohar (the red book you see me holding) also makes me feel better. The girls love to tease me about my issues with flying. Watching the episode and seeing Brandi slumped over in her seat on Xanax, I thought, "OK, I will stick with my Zohar." I become quite religious when I fly.
The hotel was beautiful and I was so excited to be away. The first night was fun and we all had a good time. It was funny seeing Lisa telling Brandi to get her hands off Ken. Lisa handled it better than I would have. Haha!
On the beach the next day, Lisa and I were both surprised to hear Taylor call us and say she left Russell. Taylor had said many times that she should leave but never had until this point. . This was the first I had ever heard her say they really were done. All of us were relieved. Some of the group doubted she would stick to it and end up going back to Russell. I knew this was something that had to be done for both Taylor and Kennedy.
The next day Kim finally arrived! At this point I was feeling that she had already missed a lot of the fun. I never saw her all day until dinner that night. When Kim and Ken showed up and acted like it was just any other day. I was beyond frustrated. I expected her to explain what happened (truthfully) and or apologize. It wasn't like it was a secret. The entire group knew what was going on. Kim likes to brush things under the carpet. I like to put them on the table. The reason I need to do that with my sister is if we don't address what is bothering us, it builds up and then our relationship becomes very passive aggressive -- as you witnessed in Season 1. I wanted my sister to just be honest -- not just about Hawaii but about everything. Mauricio has never had an argument with Kim before, but he has witnessed my hurt and frustration and felt compelled to say something.
A lot of you tweeted me asking why Kim called him Maurice instead of Mauricio. . . that was not a dig. Some people do call him that. Both my sisters do and my Mom did as well. Some family and friends also call him Moe (just to clarify).
Anyway, I knew I wasn't going to get anywhere with Kim that night and had resolved to let it go and just have fun on our trip. However, when Kim kept us waiting again the next morning, I was embarrassed. It's different when it's your sister. If it had been a friend I wouldn't have felt the same. After waiting in the bus and then trying to get her out of her room, we had been waiting almost an hour. I felt a combination of frustration, sadness, and guilt that she would be missing another beautiful day in Hawaii. We DID have fun and laughed a lot that day. I was happy once I got past the guilt of seeing my sister at the dock.
On our way to dinner that night we had barely spoken. She stayed near Ken and laughed with the girls but never mentioned the boat or barely seeing any of us on what was supposed to be Mauricio's birthday party. At dinner, I could no longer pretend everything was OK. Ken wasn't helping matters either. I didn't trust him and felt he was not a positive influence on my sister. He knew I didn't care for him and made sure I knew he felt the same about me. No love lost there.
I was very worried about my sister and didn't care what he thought about me. I know I seem overly emotional at times regarding my sister but I had been keeping a lot inside. We already put so much of our lives out there but I felt certain things were a private family matter. However, not for long. . .
Until next week. . .
XO , KYLE
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