Caroline Manzo

Caroline explains why she rather be a bully than a coward.

on May 24, 2010


Wow, I’ve got a lot on my mind after watching this episode, I hope I can get all of my thoughts out without writing a novel!

First, let's talk about Teresa and her delivery. How hilarious is she?! I remember going to the hospital to deliver all three of my kids, nowhere in sight was there makeup, jewelry, and heels! Only Teresa!!! I have to say, she was fabulous! Watching the labor was intense, ughhh, there’s got to be a better way! How many women out there were brought right back to the day you gave birth? I know I was, I was watching with a friend of mine and we were both feeling every contraction along with Teresa! Joe was cute; I think it’s amazing how most men don't have any idea how to deal with their wives in the delivery room. You can see that he felt bad for her, and he was proud of her too. He just didn’t know how to tell her or what to do to make things better for her. I’ll never forget my husband when I was in labor with Albie, there I was in the delivery room for hours (16), and right smack in the middle of everything my husband tells me, "Hon, I think I’m going to go get a turkey sandwich with your Dad, you going to be OK?" Ummm ... yeah, I guess that’s a man for ya! So, when I was watching Juicy Joe, I have to say, I get it. Audrianna is a little beautiful nugget, and just like her sisters she is larger than life already! The scene with Jac and Nicholas visiting was priceless, could there be a match in the future? We’ll have to wait and see I guess! I thought it was really cute the way Teresa asked Dina to be the Godmother, can you imagine the way that child will be dressed? Between Dina and Teresa she should be quite the fashionista!

Christopher, Christopher, Christopher ... I remember the day he was born, I called my mom and said, "Mom, he has the biggest Charlie Brown smile on his face!" To this day, that smile is ever present. However, I don’t recall saying, "Mom, he’s going to be the owner of a strip club one day!" Al and I have always told our kids to follow their dream, whatever it might be. Two rules that can never be broken – don’t ever do anything illegal, and don’t ever do anything with intent to hurt someone. Beyond that, it’s their life, their choices, we can only sit back, watch, and hope for the best. Christopher handled both the car wash and the Gentlemen’s Club experiences the way I would have expected him to. He was professional and focused. Naturally, he put his little Christopher twist into the mix, but did you expect anything different? For those of you who aren’t quite sure what he does on a day-to-day basis, I will tell you. He works at The Brownstone as a manager booking and overseeing parties, as well as managing the valet department. He works six days a week, 15 hours a day. I’m proud to say that he just purchased a two family home as an investment property. Not bad for a 20 year old, wouldn’t you agree? Oh wait, he’s 21 TODAY! Happy birthday baby, mommy loves you! I don’t know what the future holds for him, but I can guarantee that whatever path Christopher is on in life, it will be ablaze with smiles and God willing, health and success. One thing I CAN guarantee, both Albert and I will be his biggest supporters, watching from the sidelines, cheering him on.