Instilling work ethics in kids can be challenging because they think everything should come easy. I have the means to spoil my kids with whatever they want, but I choose not to because they have to understand the value of hard work.
My kids get rewarded for their efforts at school. So when I got their report cards from school, and saw their good grades I had to reward them. They said they wanted some pets and that they would care for them. I took them to a pet shop and we bought a rabbit, turtle, and a couple of lizards. They have been doing a great job of caring for their little buddies.
Alexia had an authentic Cuban dinner at her house. Alexia and Hermen went through a lot of trouble to hand pick dinner. It's not an easy task to pick out the right pig. I don't eat pork, but I was not going to insult her by complaining about the meal that took a lot of effort to prepare. Lea didn't think it was appropriate to have Little Miss Piggy for dinner. LOL!
Sophia is my best friend. We do everything together! We had a full day of laundry and cleaning. I called the nanny agency to set up some interviews. I wanted to interview English speaking and nurturing women for my kids.
What kind of blog is that. You are very pretty but I wish you would stay away from Cristy. She is a user and she makes you look like her. You are so much better than that. You started out not talking about everyone and then now it seems that is all you and Cristy do is talk talk talk and judge everybody else. Cristy thinks she is a socialite and she is so wrong. Please quit acting like her. You have it going on and I think you are a much nicer person than Cristy.
I agree with you.....even those of us out here in "nowhere land" miles from Florida, know that roasted pig is a cultural thing, especially with the Cubans, Lea should have kept her mouth shut, admired the meal...good manners would dictate it. You don't go to someone's home and insult their culture. You don't have to eat it --- just shut up and eat around the pig!! Rice and beans anyone??
I think that you are very sweet and sincere. You don't seem to take yourself too seriously. But, I do think you need to stop throwing around the nanny comments so casually. It comes across as snotty and as if you think they are benieth you.
It's really cool that you are teaching your kids the responsibilty of working because it's important. It helps them to become well rounded individuals who are strong and capable of living independently. It's also sweet that you had cute little sophia helping you with the laundry! I have all sons and I love them dearly, but sometimes I wish I had a daughter to clean and cook with as well! Sophia is a little princess and you're very lucky! Blessings to you and your beautiful family!
I so agree with you Janet Leigh! I like her but if I hear how cute she is 1 more time that like is going to change real quick!!!
I think you're gorgeous, but your insecurities drive me insane. Your issues with nannies make you seem very bitchy. You say you don't want an old nanny, because you don't want to have to follow her around and wipe her ass. But then you don't want a young nanny around your husband. You seem insecure as a mother and as a wife. You can be confident without peacocking around telling everyone you're gorgeous and perfect. If you were so perfect, I don't think you'd be growing through nannies like underwear.
Hi Larsa! U R my favorite Miami houswife by far! I think U R so sweet and luv how family comes first for U. I think UR a very dedicated mother and wife. Scottie is lucky to have U. xxoo
I am not sure what to make of you yet. I don't care for all your mean nanny comments and your holier than thou attitude, but you are starting to grow on me.
Larsa, I'm sure you know how blessed you are to have such a lovely family. If you must employ a nanny, I wish you luck. Perhaps showing them more respect than you have those you have fired in the past might work a little better for you. There is no gift more dear than our children. Each and every person we expose them to is to be carefully vetted. It is great that you want your kids to learn the values that can be learned from having a pet. Remember they also learn from seeing how you treat others. Even nannies are people who deserve respect.
Maybe they are editing you this way, but I have never in my life heard anyone say they really think they are perfect! Amazing! Inflated ego anyone? Yes you are gorgeous and blessed beyond... I just wonder if you really know how blessed and lucky you are.
Take a tip from Bethenny Frankel on how to treat someone who is helping you. Even though she is a strong, hard working, and successful women in her own right, she is also very humble and greatful. She treats her daughter's nurse with respect and also like she's part of the family. This is how you keep someone around; maybe YOU should give it a try.
You are great and you have the cutest children!! What do you think of the show basketball wives? Or should they call it exwives and exgirlfriends. Your definetly on a better show!!
Please look into how to properly take care of a rabbit. They are the third most euthinized animals, after cats and dogs, because many people return them unaware of how much care they need. They are extremely intelligent, loveable, complex creatures. It breaks my heart when people have the impression that they are an independent rodent who doesn't need much attention. They're not rodents, they're lagamorphs. Also, as others have said, you seem like you're not a bad person. Either the people you're surrounding yourself with, i.e. Christy, or the excitement of this show has had a shallow, arrogant impression on you. Money is paper sweetie, you are a human at the end of the day like each one of us and your Nanny's as well.
Oh yes... and calling everyone your "sidekicks" lol really? Even your son? That's not right man. Tells a lot about your character.
You're kidding right? You didn't say you wish you had a daughter so she could clean and cook! I have both; they both started doing laundry at 8. After 8 years old, I never ever did their laundry. They were also responsible for keeping their rooms clean. I kept the door closed and chose my battles, but I never cleaned their room for them. Cook? Why can't you sons learn to cook? They are never going to be independent if your statement rings true as they are growing up in a home where the mom doesn't think they are responsible for cleaning and doing laundry. Raising mama's boys?
I have not yet watched the show, but I read the blogs, so I don't yet have an opinion of you.
However, good grades and doing well in school is expected, not rewarded. I do reward my kids for exceptional behavior, or going beyond what is expected of them. But schoolwork, studying, and chores are required and they know that those things are not negotiable, or rewarded, but expected. Now, that is teaching them responsibility and independence.
I really want to like you,since there so far is NOT anyone special on the Miami series that seems interesting, but you are coming off as crass to brag about your good looks. I can't say that a second season of Miami would be worth the $$ for Bravo. It is the only one that so far has been boring. I will catch the reruns at some point as bravo repeats a zillion times, but I don't have to wait for the program to come on first time, like I do the other series. Very dull so far.
I will no longer watch this particular RH show. It really should be on Telemundo tv.... it's more for foreigner's .
Agreed. Except Larsa doesn't even live in Miami, she lives in Ft. Lauderdale. It's not the same city, same county, or same crowd AT ALL.
It's funny you commented on the show how it will be good for the kids to learn the responsbility of taking care of their animals, but then you also state you hope the nannies will be able to take care of the animals - so if this is the case, then your children will learn nothing about responsbility other than that someone else will always be there to clean up the mess and it is not necessary to be responsible at all.
I appreciate your cultural sensitivity. Even though you don't eat pork you managed it with a lot of class unlike Lea.
I really hope that cage that the bunny was squeezed into will not be his/her permanent home. Rabbits need much more room than that. They are actually quite wonderful pets, when you understand what you're getting into! Also, if it is a male, you must get him neutered or they get very aggressive when handled. And please, stop talking about how beautiful you are. Everyone gets it- you love you.
What earrings are you wearing at your cooking luncheon? I love love love them!!! I've seen them a few times before and I've been dying to know who makes them! They are GORGEOUS!!!! (get 'em in every color, they looked great!) And I totally agree with you about how rude it was of Adriana to bring up all that dramatic bs about Lea's chairity.... I'm beyond sick of hearing about that woman's charity!!!! We get it, good 4 u, but bragging about charity like that is the exact opposite of what chariy is supposed to be. It's ALL about the people you are throwing a charity for, NOT YOU LEA!!! That woman drives me insane! Her & Adriana need ettiquete classes asap! They are really showing their true colors of rudeness at every cooking lunch/dinner you ladies have thrown! The pig comments at Alexia's house were beyond rediculous!!! I give you alot of credit for being able to stand that kind of bs & disrespect, if I had been at any of those lunches/dinners both Lea & Adriana would have gotten an ear-full from me! Good call on the Italian food! It was nice to see some other cultures being recognized in the show reguardless of whether or not any of you are or aren't Italian. Stay gorgeous Larsa!!! xoxoxoxo