Welcome back my friends to another week of mischief and mayhem, this time in Miami! Maybe it's the heat, or the water, or the herbs, but Aviva's dad George is something else. Things were pretty calm back in New York with the girls gone. I had a great weekend with my kids and Jacques in the city.
Ramona's behavior in Miami was pretty typical for her, a little pushy, a bit uncensored, and very energetic. I could see Ramona wearing on Aviva especially when she was ordering Aviva to get out of the pool. . .now! Why Aviva didn't tell her to back off says a lot about Aviva's personality. With Ramona, you have to say what you feel to her directly or else you run the risk of becoming resentful. Aviva was a gracious host and she kept her composure in spite of how Ramona behaved.
We can choose our friends but we can't choose our fathers and Aviva is blessed with quite a character for a dad. I thought George was charming, funny (but over the top), and I felt that he went a little overboard on the amore for Sonja's liking. Aviva obviously adores her father and she must find his antics both amusing and embarrassing. I really don't know how I would deal with a parent like George!