Hello RHONJ friends, welcome back! This has been amazing week meeting and talking to some of you. I am so grateful to have you all in my life and I appreciate you taking the time to get to know me, as well as the other newbies!
I wanted to clarify a few things from last week before I get into the details of this episode, especially after reading the twins' blogs (I can’t help myself). The only thought that comes to mind with them is… chill out! None of us should take ourselves so seriously, especially considering we signed up for a reality show. I really hope everyone can see that I like to cut up and have fun. I am giggling the entire time during my interviews. There will be moments that I tease others and moments that I get teased, nothing more than good-spirited fun. We are not curing cancer, nor am I conducting my oral thesis for a PHD.
I do have to make one point about my term, "Guidette Book of Etiquettecy." OK, everyone, if you are going to give me grief every time I make a grammatical error, you are going to have a lot of material. Yes, I did graduate from an Ivy League school, but that was seven years ago and I have been a mother ever since. My brain has officially leaked out of my head. I have traded in my books with subjects that included neurophysiology, physiology, brain adaptation, and neuroplasticity to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
OK, time for me to poke a little fun (again, I can’t help myself)! Speaking of made up words, if you saw TeRESA’s house tour she made up a new word "orientated." Now, that is a completely new, made-up word and I am jealous that I never thought of it. If the grammar police wish to assist the needy, they should start at home with their family. Could someone please tell the twins that being Italian is not a tradition, it is an ethnicity. A tradition is an act which a person, family or entity repeats on a regular basis. A tradition in our house is making gravy and meatballs on Sundays.
OK, now on to the episode. I thought that this episode was so fun to watch! I loved seeing how each family spent their holiday. I can feel the love everywhere and it was so beautiful to see!
Ginger Bread Houses
We had so much fun building the ginger bread homes. However, I had no idea how hard it was! It took thirty minutes to get those babies up, and when Sebastian purposely knocked it down…oh boy! I remember that it took at least another hour for the kids to come down from their sugar highs. I loved watching that moment play back for us. Watching them grow up and be silly is the best part of life, I feel so blessed to have it caught on camera.
I hope you all could see how much fun we have as a family. I believe it is the little things like building a ginger bread house which bring families closer together. And yes, I do actually try to make even St. Patrick’s Day perfect. On St. Patty’s Day, all the milk and toilets turn green, we have corn beef and cabbage, and we set traps for the leprechauns. The little ones still think we will catch a leprechaun one day if we put enough gold to catch him.