I'd be remiss not to mention that when I was a kid I had a party where goldfish were the party favors, and even those seemed too high maintenance for parents to take. I ended up raising about 10 of them. I'd love to know exactly how many tots took home dogs from Alexis' party. Hopefully those kids are more convincing than my friends were.
Alexis on the other hand, was more concerned about taking that baby home. . .
Diamonds Are For Later
Despite Gretchen's dad's protest, Slade decided to go ring shopping. And, since you can't make a purchase without a Fancy Pants opinion, Heather comes along. Heather admits that picking out diamonds is right in her wheelhouse, and I have to say I'd entrust her taste in engagement rings fully. Heather is proud of Slade's commitment to Gretchen, and even if he hasn't fixed his issues yet, they still have the entire engagement to figure it out.
After selecting a ring that will blind people whenever Gretchen waves, Slade wonders if he could perhaps use a faux gemstone for now and then swap in something better when he can. Er, buddy. Maybe just go with something simpler then. A nice band could do the trick, and let it just be about you loving her and wanting to go to the next step -- whenever that might be.
And so when Heather sits down for a little chat with Gretchen, it's about more than just Heather's fabulous house and her bathroom sitting room. The gals get to discussing Slade's situation and how Gretchen really feels about what he has must do before they wed. Gretchen is worried that history will repeat itself and her marriage with Slade will be plagued with the same financial issues her first marriage was. But, despite all those hang ups, she can't imagine not being with him.
I admire Alexis' party for her girls!! I would have loved that!!! But honestly, I don't remember my 4th birthday. She should have done something extravagant later on down the road. I did not like the part where she spoke about herself. Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry her and her husband had to go through that, but I didn't find it to be appropriate for that time.
About Slade, I would be so embarrassed if I were Gretchen. I am embarrassed for her. I know he loves her and I know he is broke, but did that question really have to come out?? Especially on air!?
I don't want to rain on the Princess Party, but I strongly disagree that having puppies there is a good idea. A puppy can be over a decade of responsibility and adopting one - especially with very little kids - should be much more carefully thought out.
And since I was brought up to say something kind, the carriage was sweet and the party wasn't a $60K extravaganza, ala the 4th b-day party put on by another So. Cal. housewife in a nearby, wealthy enclave.