Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bravo-Blogs: Ask Caroline and...

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Who wears it better?

From Teresa's blog for this week's episode:
"...Gia cried at school this week, because the kids were making fun of her family. I never, ever thought that would happen...."- Teresa's blog (link herE)
Well, all that I can say to that is that maybe there is the slim chance that Teresa never really considered how reality television would affect her children in school, but now that she has admitted that Gia has had some kind-of problem being teased about it in school, maybe it is time to think about it?
Also, in this episode, we saw how Teresa's daughters are starting to get embarrassed by their mom. Personally-I thought that Teresa's "Super-T" costume was a really cute idea, but the reaction from the girls showed that her kids are going-through a self-conscious stage where everything that their parents do is embarrassing.Teresa's blog is full-of saying that she never wanted her family to be hurt by reality television. It remains to be seen if there is any sincerity behind those words.
Teresa also claimed to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! that one of the Grandmothers were supposed to be watching baby Audriana when the brawl broke-out. Yet she goes berserk on Kathy, not because she is terrified that her baby was left-alone during the fight, but because Kathy is insulting Teresa as a mother, for not knowing where her baby was during the incident. Yes, Teresa was just hearing this news from Kathy during episode 2, but everybody saw Kathy herding children in episode 1, (or did we?). In any event, Kathy is telling anyone who will listen that she rescued Teresa's baby during the scene, and at this point, Teresa should know what really happened, since it was taped.
On to my un-posted reply of the week. This week it was a question to Ask Caroline. And to be fair, she really only can answer a "hand-full" of questions and it clearly states that when questions are submitted. I sent my question, and I'm posting it here as well. By the way it was really nice to hear from readers of this blog in my email this week! I will post your replies to Bravo Blogs here, but I will not post emails that are sent to me unless I have a request, or permission. If anyone sends me an email and I can post it here, please say something like, "You can post this on your blog", or "Post my Blog reply"...sorry to make it so confusing, but I am actually very squeamish about posting emails and I would not want to accidentally post something online without explicit permission.
The blogs were pretty boring this week, so people may have a shot at having their replies posted at Bravo-who knows?
So, here is my un-posted question to Ask Caroline (link here.New questions/answers posted on Mondays):
Hi Caroline-my question is how could your boys have obtained a lease on an apartment in Hoboken on their own? Most leases and condominium by-laws these days require a co-signer unless the lessor (or lease-signer), has a triple "A"-credit rating, plus certain job-history, and other items that would disqualify your sons from renting without a co-signer.
I guess that I'm asking-did you and your husband help them rent their apartment?
The reason I ask is one, because most young people do run into this problem, and two, because -of your attitude towards Ashley.
Assuming that your sons did not need your help, because they earn enough from Bravo, I would have to say that Ashley also has Bravo income, and even-if she was not being paid for the internship, she does have income, and she did not actually ask Jaquelin to pay for an apartment, she said that she wanted an apartment-big difference.
I think that I would cry too if someone were so mean that if I said, "I'm thinking about renting in NYC" (the Bravo reply thingy ran-out of room here! so that is all that I sent but here's the rest)...., if they acted as-if I had asked them to pay for it!
How insulting and presumptuous! But irregardless of Ashley & Jaquelin's problems Caroline and who's paying the rent,deposit, or co-signing, why did you act like Ashley is out-of-line for wanting to be out on her own, but for your boys you act proud?
Is it because Ashley is a girl?-I would really like to know.
Personally, I think that it is safer for girls to live at home, but boys can get themselves into trouble too, and into dangerous situations. 
I'm asking you about this because like I said, in general, it really is tough for young people and they do need their parent's help, so I'm curious about that.
But I also have seen a theme of you specifically undermining Ashley and treating her like she is somehow not deserving of the unconditional approval that you give your own children.
I know that Ashley is not your own child, but you do have to see how suggestive Jaquelin can be, and how Jaquelin looks to you for approval herself.
Is it possible that you don't understand how much influence you have over Ashley? Maybe if you looked at it like that, you would see that you have a responsibility to Ashley just like you have to your own children, and that it wouldn't hurt to spread the love around a little bit more there?-from

*Episode Title preview: next episode, (3)"Sealed With A Diss". After that, (4) "Gobblefelllas"