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Dorit Kemsley: I Wanted to Have Some Fun to Lighten the Situation
"I honestly didn’t think she would care, but you live and learn."
This week it was lovely to see everything that Lisa V and Ken continue to do for her dog shelter and dog foundation, Vanderpump Dogs. She has so much ambition, passion and perseverance that she has put into this movement to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. She has certainly opened my eyes to the horrible situation. This resolution will be a major accomplishment when it passes, and I’m thrilled for her.
Going to the doctor’s office to see our darling Phoenix’s head scans was very nerve-wracking. She's had this plastic helmet on to shape her skull for so long, and although she wasn’t in pain and it wasn’t bothering her, it is still very worrisome, and as a mother you just want to see her relieved of it. She's just a little baby, and it’s a daily struggle to see her in the helmet, so we were incredibly relieved when we got the wonderful news that she didn’t need it anymore. I felt like the world had lifted from my shoulders at that moment.
I’ve gotten quite close to Kyle, but I still don’t know Lisa, Eileen or Erika very well and would like to get to know the group. I was looking forward to drinks with Lisa and Eileen. I’m aware of Lisa V’s past incidents with them, but I feel that it’s important to get to know these women for myself. I respect the success that both Lisa R and Eileen have. It’s great to speak with two hard-working women who have a lot of experience with raising children, and I’m sure I can get some tips and advice from them which I’ll appreciate! When I heard that Erika had suggested the idea of Escape Room, I thought it was a great idea and it would be fun. I love these kind of challenges, where we can work as a team and use our brains. I find it so stimulating.
This week I clearly still had the white party "no panties" mishap on my mind, and so I wanted to ask the girls about it. It had taken me and PK by surprise when Erika announced this to the group last week, and I honestly think it’s natural for anyone, man or woman, to look after someone says that out loud to a group. I would have! Personally, I’ve always been very aware of my clothing and what’s revealing or not. I take care not to reveal or let anything slip, but I’m not perfect and mishaps do happen. So, looking back, I’m sure it was an innocent mishap and Erika didn’t mean to flash, but it happened. Even Kyle had seen it, so I thought let’s laugh it off!
Whilst I was shopping with Kyle, I explained that I wanted to have some fun to lighten the situation, so rightly or wrongly, I decided to buy the panties for a little joke. I thought it would be a funny way for us to make light of what had happened and then put it behind us.
I think Erika has a great sense of humor and she wasn’t offended by the underwear gift. She was fun and accepted the gift and played along with the joke. But, I do see now how she felt it was out of line for me to talk with the group about it.
Given how openly she had shared she was panty-less, I honestly didn’t think she would care, but you live and learn.
I was glad we had the fun of the Escape Room to take our minds onto other things, and it was great to see Eileen and Lisa V work well together. It was a lot of fun and something different to do together. Afterwards when Lisa V asked about our no panties conversation at the lunch table, I knew it was time to finish the conversation and move on for good! After all it’s just a silly mishap and a bit of fun.
I’m really enjoying getting to know each of the girls and hope over time we’ll become good friends.