It's hard to believe, but we are at the end! I have to say...YAY! I need a break! It's been a long year. It feels like this year went a little longer than last year, and I am ready to take a vacation with the family and not worry about my phone, laptop, blogging, etc. It was a fun year with many new opportunities, many new friendships here and gone, and many experiences that make you sit back and say, "What?" Yet there is still so much to discuss, so here are my thoughts from the grueling reunion.
I never knew there was something wrong with the way I say Amex until Gretchen pointed it out. Here I am going around saying "AYMEX," when I guess there is an unwritten rule that it is called "AHMEX." It's all in good fun, and I still say "AYMEX," and I chuckle now every time I say it!
I have a hard time with Tamra doing the bath tub scene. I'd be lying if I said I didn't. What bothers me about it is she sat on that couch at the reunion and claimed she's a "strict" parent, yet she has no problem jumping into a tub naked with her new boyfriend months after a divorce, when her devastated children supposedly don't know this man. She never considered that her kids will see that scene or for sure will hear about it from their friends at school. My son is so technologically savvy, and my girls too, that they already know how to find the two cartoon stations on TV that they watch. The only way to ensure that Tamra's children have never seen that scene is to make sure there is no TV in their home or any of their friends' homes, and we know that will never happen. So as a parent (and I know there is NO perfect parent) I just feel I would have had a small voice in the back of my head telling me maybe this is something my children shouldn't see now, nor later in life. And Tamra comparing her scene to my accident with the twins at the pool is not at all similar. One is an INTENTIONAL act, one is an UNITNENTIONAL act, or an accident. Anyway, I hope Tamra learned a lot this season, but it seems like she always says sorry or "I wish I wouldn't have done that," and then continues to do it again and again.
The next thing I know Tamra is apologizing for bashing me all season. I accept her apology, and I am hopeful that she means it and next year will be different, but we will have to watch what happens for that one.