This episode I was happy to see my sister Kim initiating plans with the girls. I watch Kim with her kids and know it's hard on her to see them growing up and knowing that eventually they won't live at home. I think that it is so important to have your girlfriends as a source of support, especially because she isn't married. Growing up, my parents were divorced. My Mom always had amazing friends surrounding her and our home was filled with love and laughter. Yes, we have our moments in this group. But we also have a lot of fun and do support each other at the end of the day.
Brandi looked beautiful at the photoshoot. I laughed out loud when she said she didn't like that her thumb has "wrinkles." We are so hyper critical of ourselves. With legs like that, a little thumb wrinkle is only fair.
I was so stressed taking Alexia to the DMV. I wouldn't have been as stressed if she hadn't failed twice already. She was scared and so was I. I knew there would be tears if she failed again. Fortunately, she passed.
That's when it was time for me to get emotional. My Mom used to tell us, as soon as your child gets their license, they're out the door. Why was she always right about everything? Driving my children around is exhausting at times. Between school, doctors' appointments, dentists, parties, sleepovers. . .I often feel like a chauffeur. However, it's also a time that I cherish. We talk, laugh, sing, and share stories. I know that once she is driving completely on her own, she will be home less and those moments in the car will be missed. I have already gone through this with Farrah. I know that the next big milestone is leaving for college. Ugh. Why can't they stay little forever?
I rarely go away on girls trips, but when I do, I feel like a kid. We laugh nonstop (especially me, I'm realizing) I am always amazed at how we are able to put things aside on these trips. At least sometimes. Lisa and Adrienne had only just "made up" but were both still up for going on the trip. We all knew there may be a few awkward moments but I guess we thought we could get past that, which we do. . .for a little while.
There is an ongoing joke with the girls about who gets the best room on these trips. This started way back. Lisa will joke and say to us "How is your hotel room? I don't know why I got this huge suite. I don't need five bedrooms," knowing that we are ALL in the same one bedroom rooms. Then I will say "Don't you love that we have a piano in our rooms?" To which all the girls would reply in unison "YOU HAVE A PIANO IN YOIUR ROOM?" Kidding!
Truth is ALL the rooms were beautiful, but don't think I was going to miss the chance to tease Lisa and Brandi for getting the room with the unusually small twin beds.
I loved watching the girls’ faces when we were told we would be sharing rooms. Everyone was thinking "who am I going to share with?" Some combinations of the women could have been flat out awkward. At least Lisa and Adrienne didn't have to share.
The dinner started out really nice. I was happy to be out with the girls and really having fun. All the girls were really bonding and getting along. I could not hear what Kim and Brandi were talking about. All I know is all of a sudden I heard "Shut the F--- up." Oh no. . .The fun has just ended. In watching the episode, I see it differently than I did that night. Because now I can see and hear what was going on.
Although I think there was a better choice of words for Brandi to use, I can see where she was annoyed that Adrienne announced that Kim was crying. I DON'T think Adrienne meant that to be mean in any way, perhaps it was a lapse in judgment on her part. Whatever it was, the dinner shifted after that. . .You will see next week. . .As far as the previews of us doing gymnastics. . .well . .You'll see. . .
Until next week!