Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline thinks Ashley could try a little harder with her art and Teresa could try a little harder with Melissa.

on Aug 15, 2011

Meanwhile, how adorable and well behaved were Melissa's kids trying to wait patiently for their cousins to arrive? They're beautiful. CJ drives me crazy sometimes while waiting for his friends to come over. He actually sits in front of the window and waits impatiently until they get here. Every once in a while I hear him yell, "MOOOM, when are they cooooming?" How the heck could I know the answer to that? I just want to give him a tootsie roll lollipop and ask him to count how many licks it takes to get to the center and not to call my name again until he figures it out. Maybe by then his guests will have arrived!

I love how Teresa told the girls on the way over that if they didn't behave she was going to send each of them away, and then you hear a little voice ask, "In different places?" LOL! Wishful thinking I guess. Ha ha ha! Too cute! That was a clever comeback. They all had adorable stylish outfits on for that play date, even if they were unhappy with Teresa's choices! In the end, mom wins. Mother knows best. The cousins get so excited and look so happy when they get together. 

As far as the recent play date goes, it was like watching a mini-Melissa and a mini-Teresa playing together, wasn't it? They even acted like their mothers may have acted when they were younger. Watch that clip again, if you didn't catch it.  I think it's painfully obvious that the adults don't share the same enthusiasm toward each other as the kids do when they greet each other.

They both say that they want so badly to try to make their relationship work for the sake of the kids and for their family, but it's clear that it's not that easy. There are too many deep wounds that haven't been healed. There's just a Band-Aid on it for now. I can still sense the animosity. It's hard to watch. Their guard is up. Let's SINCERELY give this relationship a try instead of dishing out hit and runs and backhanded compliments.  If you dish it, be prepared to eat it. The relationship between them won't work if it's not real, and I think it's pretty obvious that they are still harboring resentment. I see Melissa making an effort here, but Teresa…come on, girl! I'm rooting for you! Either resolve it or fake it until you make it.