The Posche fashion show was great fun and the evening was a complete success. Jacqueline, Melissa, and Teresa did a great job on the catwalk as well as all the other models. There was a great energy when it was over, and I went into the room where all the models and stylists were gathered. I decided to congratulate Teresa on a job well done and complimented her on how nice she looked. Having said that, I asked her if we could have a moment to talk somewhere a little quieter. I walked her into an empty room away from the crowd. I wanted her to feel comfortable and know that I was not looking to cause any embarrassment. I started our conversation by trying to encourage her to talk to her brother or to Melissa. Immediately she went into defense mode and told me she knew her brother and I didn't. In hindsight, I should have just turned and walked away. I was embarrassed and hurt. I was not approaching her from a place of disrespect or accusation. I didn't want to initiate a battle with Teresa, that was never my intention. I simply wanted to try and bring the two sides together.
When Teresa could not think of an intelligent response, what does she do? Hmm, she then decides to attack me for leaving the christening. Does anyone else see a pattern here? Why is it that whenever Teresa is confronted, she flips the table? Come on, you've all been watching.
I told her I was concerned for not only my children, but all of the other children as well. That's when I mentioned that I saw Gia and tried to comfort her, and that I wheeled Audriana and some other little ones out of the commotion. As far as my kids are concerned, they are both in high school. Fights break out now and then, I've always taught my kids when they are witness to a fight or altercation, they should not be bystanders. If things are out of control, get out and get help. As parents we must lead by example.
Make no mistake, the comments I made about my concern for her children were not meant to be an insult to her parenting abilities. It is very clear to anyone who has ever witnessed Teresa with her girls, that she is a loving and caring mother. Teresa is absolutely obsessed with her girls, and they adore her. Furthermore, it is not in my nature to attack anyone for their parenting. As parents we learn as we go along, and we all do the very best that we can. Every family is different, and we all have to do what works best.