Eileen Davidson: I Haven't Seen That Much Drama Ever

Eileen dishes on her husband and weighs in on "the Munchausen silliness".

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Ken seems to be having the best birthday week ever, right? He finally got his miniature horse, and his reaction was pretty priceless. But wait, there are two of them! And like he said, twice the poop. Hmmmmm. Maybe not the best birthday after all? Last week, he got rained out, thrown into a pool after hip surgery, and potentially ruined those expensive shoes. And now he’ll be on perpetual pony poop duty. Perhaps Lisa V. should have just settled for a nice watch? All I wanted was to hug those little horsies. But they were having none of it, or me. Talk about playing hard to get!

Fifteen years of being together, and my husband still makes me want to laugh and murder him at the same time. His new lifestyle choice of “nothing controversial before 9 a.m.” is a perfect example.  Most days before 9 a.m. I’ve already worked out, memorized my lines, made breakfast, packed lunch, taken Jesse to school, and gotten on the road to work. Like just about every other mother, I’ve mastered the art of multi-tasking. How about I start living by the motto “nothing stressful before 9 a.m.”? Or I’ll take one step further: “nothing stressful before 9 p.m.”?

I always love seeing Lisa R.’s and Kyle’s daughters. And about Kyle raising FOUR girls? I also do not know how she does it. Mostly, I’ve only had experience with raising boys. And it is definitely different. Watching the ear piercing debacle...wow! For a moment I thought I was on set. I haven’t seen that much drama EVER, and drama is what I do for a living! One thing I think Lisa R., Kyle, and I have in common is we want to give our kids everything. But giving them everything also means rules, curfews, and reality checks. We all want to instill good values in our kids, but you can’t ignore those undeveloped frontal lobes. Good luck, ladies! We all need it. 

In light of what’s recently come about Yolanda and David’s divorce, it was hard to watch them in this episode. They seemed very in love and supportive of one another at that time. It’s sad to see how much of a toll this illness has taken on her quality of life. And also their relationship.

Great seeing more of Erika this week. You have to admire any woman who’d let herself be filmed trying to get into a compression cat-suit. Trust me, you won’t see me squeezing into one of those things and singing for the Pope -- if nothing else, but for the sake of my Catholic mother. Besides being an absolute riot and having the best skin ever, Erika has coined the most interesting new word: “snatchy.” It does mean what I think it means, right?

Clearly, I’m out of the loop when I walk into the conversation at Lisa V.’s. I could tell something was going on because the air was thick with it. Looking at that now, I see I was being naive. In terms of the Munchausen silliness, from what I had seen, Lisa R. had engaged in a conversation that she felt was ugly. My advice to Lisa R. was, and still is, if she feels bad about being involved in it, just own it. Humans make mistakes. Talk to Yo about what happened and apologize. Hopefully, she’ll understand, accept the apology, and then everyone can move on. I’m starting to think that in this case, things aren’t quite that simple. Unfortunately, a can of very ugly worms has been opened. And all those worms are crawling out now.

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