Hello everyone, hope you enjoyed your Sunday! The weather is gorgeous in N.J. today! Spending the day shopping with Lauren in Hoboken and may meet up with the boys for dinner later. Life is good.
Let’s get to tonight’s episode. I’m not going to lie, I only watched it once and that was on Wednesday, so I’m a little fuzzy about it’s content.
The scene with Teresa and Gia bra shopping was cute. I remember those days well, when our kids want to be “grown ups” and we can’t keep the smile off our faces as we watch them navigate their way through life. Treasure those moments, you blink your eyes and they’re adults and you scratch your head and wonder where the time went.
I'm very happy NOT to hear the more than usual bad mouthing from you at tonights show. Maybe the cameras were diverted because it has gotten to be ridiculous why you are all self-righteous. Teresa was very cool about everything and that woman has got to learn to stand up to people like you in shorter sentences. Today was actually a fun show to watch. It's fantastic seeing the family getting together. Caroline, it was great you got in there with the tug-a-war! Good for you! Why miss the fun - we've missed seeing that. Loosen up woman.
I didn't see a challenge from Teresa, she simply said she doesn't get involved in other peoples kids, so don't get involved in hers. She did not yell at you. Teresa may be wrong with her family, but I didn't think she was wrong in this situation with her daughter. Gia is a kid, and her emotions got to her, it wasn't your place to get involved. You should have gone and gotten her mother, and kept your mouth shut. I think you just love to lecture!
You were exactly right in how you handled the situation with Gia. Love the scenes with Lauren. She is such a trooper. I wish BRAVO would show the scenes where she is being complimented more. I love her and wish her all the best. She is beautiful inside and out! Thanks for being the voice of reason on this show!
I know you were trying to help Gia, but her pain is not about the field day but about the fight between her mom and her uncle.
Caroline, you and Jacqueline were out of line disciplining Gia. You kept at her and didn't go get her mother. I would be royally pissed off if someone took it upon themself to discipline my child and try to teach them a lesson by reading them a book. No, you GET THE MOTHER.
Also, I found it interesting that you automatically believed that Teresa was lying about the text. Not for one second did either you or Jacqueline stop to think maybe she didn't get the text. I don't believe that Joe sent it to her the next day. He probably sent it on field day. When he and Melissa were on their way to Jacqueline's, he mentioned that he had sent the text. It only took Melissa a second to find it. If it had been days ago, it would have taken her longer to see it. Teresa probably really hadn't seen it. Something to consider . . .
Caro, Do me a favor and ask your boys to lay off Lauren. Their teasing her about her weight is not helping her and it hurts more coming from them. I have 4 brothers and I know it hurts more when my brothers tease me about putting on some weight. This was the second show since she started this diet that the boys were giving her a hard time and its not nice. Tell Lauren I think could loose some weight but I this think she is beautiful as is. We all have crosses to bare and hers is her weight but she has such a beautiful face. Can she get the lap band? She is much to young to be so unhappy with herself. I wanted to bunch the boys in the nose for her during this show. Tell Lauren I will drive to Jersey and step on the boys for her.
Also I have now figured out Tre has selective memory and she all ways will. Thats what my brothers call it when we only remember what shows us in the good light.
I think it's time for Teresa and Joe to go from the show!!!!! They brought the show down more than ever this season and who wants to watch all the arguing, name-calling and bad words towards family members? We have enough of that in our own lives.
Caroline - keep up your good work... You rock and I miss seeing more of you on the show...
When a child asks for their mother, you get their mother. Would you want people acting like you and Jacqueline to your little kid? Gia knows that you both hate her mom. She probably thought that you both were ganging up on her too. She was disrespectful to adults though.
I agree that Gia was being disrespectful to you Caroline, but Jacqueline was completely egging her on. Why would she approach her and tell her if her team won, things would have been different. I can totally agree with Teresa not wanting either of you wanting to be involved with her children. All you have done is bash her this entire season and choose sides with Melissa to bring Teresa down. I wouldn't want you near my kid pretending to love them either. I think you should all listen to Lauren and not get involved in everyone else's drama. Keep your family events to strictly family. You claim to not want to be involved in all the drama, but what you are doing is adding wood to the fire.
I love watching the love you have for kids. Lauren is gorgeous with dimples to die for! She has a great opportunity to reach out to young women & girls with her own story about weight loss, health, beauty, self esteem - she should really write a book!
Caroline, You continue to ba an inspiration to me. You are a wonderful mom, wife and friend. Something that I lacked in my upbringing. I watch you, and wish I had a mom like you. Your kids have such beautiful hearts, and that's a rare thing. Your family is beautiful inside and out. I look forward to meeting you one day. You have no idea how you have touch my life. Wishing you a great evening....xoxo
I love how you include people in a positive way. Some other blogs, well one, just go I, I, I, I, me, I, me, I, mine, I.
Your family is adorable :)
I wouldn't have minded another adult, esp a family friend, speaking to my child if he behaved badly and was disrespectful. I'd have to hear the adult's version of what happened before jumping to my child's defense. They do perceive things as unfair if not going their way. How many times have I heard, that teacher is unfair and have had to have a separate conversation, away from my sons, to assess what really happened .Any mature adult knows that children tend to exaggerate and play up the dramatics to get attention. "Aunt Melissa was mean to me as usual"??? Sad that Teresa has influenced Gia this way. Unless BRAVO cut those scenes out, I was thinking once again Melissa got thrown under the bus when she didn't do anything! UGH! Anyway, field day looked like a lot of fun otherwise!
Hello Caroline, It was a good episode all but the beginning and ending. Joe cursing at Teresa and threatening her AGAIN. Turns my stomach. He belittles her alot, now thats SAD. I do feel for Lauren, I know what your going through, I have 5 older sisters and they are all twigs. I have always gone up and down with my weight, words are more painful than a knife. Don't let anyone get to you. Take a gook look in the mirror, Your beautiful !!!!!!!!! I have to say watching Teresa and Gia talk about bras and getting your period was funny in a great way, It brought back memories. Teresa was right, my Mom was old school Italian..we didn't talk about it. I learned from my older sisters. Thank God for them on that. Everyone looked like they were having fun for the games. I wish we could have seen more of it. The ending was shocking with Gia, She was very emotional about the games, I was surprised because she competes in gymnastics and here she had a meltdown. I feel bad for this kid, she is so tornup and you can see it. But you can tell that she does hear alot of badmouthing from her parents because even if Melissa isn't around she badmouths her too.
I didn't think you should talk to Gia like that. Those who disagree don't have children. You would have flipped your lid if someone would have talked to your daughter when she was age ten and you know it. Totally out of line.
I know you wanted to help Gia when she was upset, but when she asked for her mother you guys should have reached out to Teresa to tell her what was going on. Gia should have never been put in situation where she had to tell her mom "I wanted you, and they wouldn't get you". Also, as a mother of 3 I don't understand how you can say she was acting "bad". She was upset and disappointed ...she's 10 ...kids throw temper tantrums ...it happens. I know if it were one of your kids you would have that attitude about it. I think you just look for various opportunities to point a finger at Tre ...just saying.
Caroline, Let me just say that I admire you and appreciate you as women, mother and mentor. You're an amazing mother. I agree with you 100% regarding Gia's behavior. I am a mother of three and grandmother and if a adult was to correct any of their bad behavior it wouldn't upset me. Keep being yourself and know that you're the only/main reason majority of us watch the show.
I think you are 100% correct I am a mother of 3. Two girls and a boy all under the age of 3 and would have a field day with their behinds if they ever acted that way. I may only be 31 but I was brought up to always have respect for adults and if you got out of line may God have mercy on your soul. That's coming from my old school Mexican and Italian family members.By the way I think you are a great mom.
i love you Caroline. I fully understand where you're coming from in so many things. Your son Chris cracked me up this episode. Other than the meltdown, it looked like Field day was a blast. Glad you had a good time.
Your hate for Teresa spilled over on to her child. You and Jac should have never interfered and got her mother when she asked you. Yes I have even told people to back of and not parent my children ( 4 kids, 1 in a master program, 1 in law school, 1 n 3rd yr of collegelast one 2 nd yr of college). Telling people not to parent my children in front of the kids has not adversely effected them.
When encountering a child, in need of parenting, I always go get their parent. I DO NOT presume to handle it myself. EVER!!
I agree with you Caroline. You're clearly a good person Caroline. Good luck with your family, you're a good Mom:)
she doesnt really stir the pot. im sure she has NOTHING to do with the guidices in her "real life". it is a TV show, and caroline gets PAID and is under CONTRACT to talk about her opinion of the issues going on with the cast mates in her confessional. It is for entertainment purposes. Get it renee?
You and Jacquline should have left her alone, she needed time to process on her own and you both took that from her. The boy Frankie was helping her to process and as they are the same age understand each other much better than an adult that is not minding their business.
I have to agree with you on the Gia situation. She is a 10 year old girl who is going through an emotional time, but the bottom line is she did disrespect you and you were right to correct her. Regardless of if Teresa agreed with you or not it was not correctly handled by saying she didn't in front of Gia. Gia will encounter situations like that when she will not have her Mom close by (ex. school) and a teacher would handle the situation the same way. That kind of behavior would result in a time out or being seperated until she could calm herself and she would not be allowed to be disrespectul. It was her way of getting attention (girls can be like that). Teresa should know that you would never say or do anything to hurt her child!
I think you were very wrong Caroline and I am tired of your interfering with everything that is not your business. It is not your place to teach Gia anything and especially with the state of your relationship with Teresa. It is also so wrong and judgmental to basically blame Gia's behavior on Teresa and her husband. Kids don't always just reflect their parents; they also have their own issues and personality. Stop talking about Teresa and Joe ESPECIALLY minutes before everyone is going to be arriving!
I love watching the way you love your kids. Lauren is gorgeous with dimples to die for. She has a great opportunity to let young women & girls about the struggle with weight loss, self esteem, giving them tips on health & beauty! She should really write a book for her generation. (PS site administrators - gave the wrong email earlier - so sorry!)
I agree and disagree with you at the same time. I was appalled by the way Gia was yelling at adults, and asking them to "go get her mom." At the same time, its really not your place. You should have left her alone, and let her mom deal with it. I am sure that someone like yourself who is so protective of her kids can see the wisdom in this. I also don't like that Teresa spoke to Jacq and you in front of Gia, but you took it too far when you made negative remarks about Teresa's parenting, and the environment that her children are growing up in. I remember you saying negative things about Danielle's Kids, it was wrong then and it is wrong now.
I'll tell you what if my child was asking for me and two grown women decided they had the right to "teach" a lesson instead of finding me I would have gone off on someone. Respect is a two way street! You can't stand her mother and you were out of line with Gia! Not really sure why anyone would want any form of advice from you. Wow.
Caroline Im always on your side about things. You see things for what they are and you called the Teresa situation early on but I gotta say this week your daughter was out-of-line to make a nasty comments about Melissa for no reason at all. I understand when Lauren says "lets just have OUR family at functions for now on because theres no drama"....that statement was fine and for her to comment on Teresa and Gias behavior was completely correct but then out of nowhere she slaps an insult over Melissas way simply because Melissa was talking to Kathy. Come on already, that was just rude and uncalled for. Melissa has never done anything to Lauren or You to deserve an insult. I love you guys. Your the best tho and please let Lauren know that shes better then the comment she made.
Caroline, you're right and you did nothing wrong with Gia. I have found myself in the same situation a few times (my nephew is a terrible sore loser!).
I thank God that there is still strong mothers and women on t.v with common sense. I can barely stand to watch these days because of Teresa but tune in to see you. I have a grown son and a 14 year old daughter. I was shot in the face 20 years ago during a robbery. Women like you show strength and power. You are a role model and strive to be half the mother and wife you are. Thank you for staying real and being you.
Gia is 10 yrs. old and you were trying to give her a lesson that you wanted Teresa to learn. Shame on you and Jaqueline. You act like you have everyone's best interest at heart but you only have your own. You want everyone to see things your way and when they don't you insult them and make them feel small. You want everyone to agree with you. With a friend like you who needs enemies. I can't even watch this show anymore because it makes me sick how each season you gang up on one person and make their life hell.
I understand that children should respect their elders BUT there was no reason for you nor Jacqueline to have bothered with Gia UNLESS she was causing any physical destruction to the property. All you did was make matters worse. You should have left her alone and let her chill out on her own; to diffuse herself. I agree that if the parent is present on the premises, notify them of the situation and allow them to deal with their own child.
I just wanted to say that I think Lauren looks great. In the last few years I've gained weight as well and struggled with it. However, I learned ways to work with it and I think Lauren is beautiful and carries herself well. If losing the weight will make her feel better all around then I say go for it, but for whatever reason it doesn't happen like she would like it to, please just tell her that she is beautiful and a role model to us bigger girls! :)
You are correct in your statement and you are very wise. You know Teresa so well, she is mean, negative and jealous...she just needs to grow up!
I agree with Caroline's assessment on everything, especially about Gia and Theresa's "handling" of the situation. Caroline rocks!
As a mother you should have known better to call her mother and let her mother deal with Gia's issue. It was not upto you and Jackqueline to deal with them. Shame on you for believing you are a better mother than Theresa
Caroline you are still my favorite, I love watching you, Albert and your kids each week, I can tell you have a very happy, loving family. I too have children in their 20's so can relate to much of what I see with your family.
Chris killed me this episode .. Too funny! From one logical person to another, I don't think you did anything wrong with talking to Gia. Why did Teresa and Gia attend field day if neither of them wanted to? Hopefully, they will go to the shore next time. I'm over them!
I understand that you expect respect from a child, and being a little older than you, I would expect the same. However, two adults trying to talk to a child that will not listen only exacerbates the situation. Therefore, I think that you should have told her mother what happened and got her mother to talk to her. We all know that kids are sensitive, especially girls when they are about to hit puberty, and everything is exaggerated with them.Her tantrum should have been ignored. I do not know any mother that would like or appreciate two adults correcting their child or reading them a book on being a bad sport. I don't care if my sister did it, I wouldn't like it. It is my job to console, talk to, and reprimand my children. The reading of the book was over the top. Leave the child alone if she wants to be alone, give them no attention especially if they are behaving badly, and get the mother and let the mother handle it. You would have been right to tell her mother of her disrespectful words and if me I would have spoken to my child and had them apologize. Teresa addressed it in front of all of you because you all spoke in front of her and Gia regarding the incident. Any child who has an adult, let alone two adults telling them what to do or not do and trying to correct them is going to feel overwhelmed. No mother would appreciate or like how the two of you handled it. No mother!! Actually, a lot of mothers would have had a lot more to say about the situation than Teresa did to the two of you. Reading a book about sore losers to another person's child is above and beyond what the situation called for. If a child is looking for attention and they are behaving badly, you ignore them and don't give them any attention especially until they calm down. There is no way if roles were reversed, that you wouldn't have had a mouthful to say to Teresa. Gia is 10 years old and entering puberty and acted like a brat. Your children are adults and have been seen on tv acting like brats.This was a dig at what is going on in Teresa's household and her parenting, i.e., your interview comments. Pick on someone your own age and size.