Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time out to read this!
First off, I got a couple questions about the shirt I wore at the finale. It is from crescenttie.com, the designer is a friend of the family and has a really great line of clothes for both men and women. I suggest you check his stuff out.
What do I think about the book?
I couldn't care less about the book, at the end of the day it was written 25 years ago. Danielle's past is none of my business.
What was I thinking when Danielle brought the book out?
I couldn't stop saying to myself, "Is she really going to do this here?" I don't see the point in showing up to a dinner party if your intention is to cause a problem. She makes it very clear in her interviews that this was a calculated move on her part, and she went to the dinner with the sole intention of bringing up the book. Don't get me wrong, I think Danielle had every right to explain herself if she chose to. She certainly didn't owe anyone in that room an explanation. But there's a time and a place for that, and the dinner was neither. There were several people in the room that had nothing to do with any of that nonsense, so why put each of them in such an awkward position? Does anyone think that it was easy for Lex and Ashley to watch their mothers scream at each other? Or for Uncle Chris to watch his wife argue with his sisters? I just can't wrap my head around the fact that a person could actually think the need to "clear something up," transcends the feelings of others in the room, especially the kids. Her own daughters said they "felt scared" and "wanted to help" I just don't get how anyone could put a child in that position. This whole thing could have been dealt with privately, all this "pain" and "embarrassment" could have been easily avoided if, you know, it wasn't addressed on national television. But hey what's done is done, and let's be honest I think we're all kind of ok with the fact the table flipped now aren't we?
I feel the need to clarify something about my mom. Her problem with Danielle stems solely from Danielle's behavior towards my aunt and ultimately the effect it has had on my family. The book is about Danielle's past....alleged past, my mother understands that and the content of the book does not play a role in her opinion of Danielle.
I think it's important to say that everyone has moved on from this. We're a family, family's occasionally fight. But when it's all said and done we would be there for each other in an instant no matter what. The birth of baby Nick has definitely brought us all closer together. Thanks everybody for watching, it's been a great season and I hope we get to do it again. Thanks especially to all of you who took the time out to write me on Facebook, I'll be writing back soon!