First Ireland episode done, two to go! Of course, being pregnant on the trip kept me from joining in the pub-crawl and partying with the rest of the ladies, but watching everything back, I’m glad I wasn’t included! I can’t wait to one day go back to Ireland with my baby girl and the rest of my family to experience the culture and our heritage together.
For starters, I feel I need to comment yet again on all of the comments about me “drinking while pregnant.” It’s really upsetting to me that people would actually think I’d put my baby girl in danger by drinking alcohol. It was actually really fun for me to try to get everyone else drunk and I purposely excluded myself from certain activities in Ireland, knowing that the only thing the girls would be doing is drinking. Doctors will tell you that it is perfectly fine to have a glass of wine while pregnant, but I thought it was extremely nice of the Irish pub to offer me non-alcoholic beer to join in the fun. It was disgusting, by the way.
I’m so glad that I was able to meet with the genealogist at the hotel! I have already done a lot of my own research on my heritage and family history, but it was exciting to learn even more from a professional. When he told me that I could be related to most of the people just five miles away, I was blown away! That would never happen in the OC or St. Louis! You’ll see next week though, that it wasn’t quite as easy to find a relative as he made it seem.
It’s hard to watch Kelly be so passive aggressive with Michael. I hate it when people act like that and I feel like Michael really seems to want to please her, but can’t. She acts the same way towards the girls, too. I don’t understand why she can’t just apologize, take ownership and move on. When she says, “I’m sorry you guys are sensitive,” that’s not actually an apology. Again, it’s passive aggressive. That whole evening Kelly continued to dig herself a hole with all of the ladies. First, the Jewish stereotype was crossing a line and then saying that Heather couldn’t afford their lots so they had to get a loan? Getting a loan doesn’t exactly mean they couldn’t afford it. And then to hear the comment she made about Tamra’s daughter? Tamra looked so broken during that scene and that never should have been brought up. When Kelly came back to the room and was filling me in on everything that happened, all I was thinking was about how happy I was that I missed everything. But at the same time Kelly truly felt attacked and if perception is reality then she has and had my empathy.
All of this went down within the first 48 hours we were there. There’s even more Ireland drama next week!