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The Referee

Aviva laments her middle man status, her tight schedule, and the Ramona situation.

By Aviva Drescher

London. Ramona did not get invited. I stayed back from London, in part, because being a mother and wife will always come first. It is what is most important. As I write, I am sitting here with my youngest daughter, Sienna. She is 22 months old. We just returned from crabbing at Flying Point beach. As I dressed her in her bathing suit for the beach, I said to her, "Little girl, get out there and own it!" I know I know, she is only 22 months, starting the lectures early. Yet, empowering women is so important.

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I would like to give a shout out to all the "cool girls" I have the opportunity to meet, and their "cool-ness" comes from facing life's challenges and never giving up. Good luck to those who have the courage to follow their dreams at the London summer Paraolympics and Olympics. . .Always give your best and learn from your experience!

Back to London on RHONY. In general I am not fond of cliques, groups, or exclusion of any kind. While I understand that Heather was offended by Ramona, in this case, I am not sure the punishment fit the crime. In my opinion, it was a huge statement to exclude one person out of six on a trip. I would sooner have an unpleasant trip or feel uncomfortable before hurting someones feelings.

Speaking of uncomfortable, I really disliked being a referee between Heather and Ramona at the clothing store. Next time I am charging a mediation fee or taking a phone call outside like Carole did.

While the girls are planning their trip to London, I am so excited thinking about a potential anniversary party. As I wrote above, family is what makes me happy. When discussing with a collaboration with Sonja, please note that when planning dates and parties, I was subject to a very packed schedule. Dates are often out of our control because of so many schedules, trips, etc. Unfortunately in order to have the party when all of the ladies could attend, the schedule was determined by higher powers.

I am having so much fun interacting with you all on Facebook, Twitter and through my Website. You feel like an extended family and your feedback is always appreciated. Thank you for watching, reading and interacting.

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