It’s time for the Real Housewives of Orange County blog round-up! Heather’s blog was short and the only interesting thing is that she is worried that people will judge her for hiring a chef to add to her staff. She basically tells people to get over it, she can afford it and it frees her up to act and spend time with the kids. I say, more power to her. Vicki sounds very happy and it planning to go to Oklahoma next week for Brianna’s C-section.
Lizzie defends her relationship with Heather, and is grateful to have an ally in her since she’s the new girl on the show. She says when she saw the episode with Heather throwing Shannon out she felt badly for Shannon and thought Heather was wrong. She likes them both. Preston turns four on the 4th and I share her plans for that momentous day below.
Shannon’s blog is the most interesting as she is struggling with multiple conflicts. Tamra has yet to blog. As usual.
Here is the best stuff from Vicki’s blog:
Since I was there for two weeks, I had lot of friends rotate through. My brother Billy and his girlfriend Rhonda arrived first so of course they got the second master bedroom suite, and unfortunately that left the smaller bedroom to David and Shannon. I knew that they weren’t used to that type of room and probably expected the “Ritz Carlton,” but to me that’s the fun of being in Mexico. It’s the culture, creeky beds and not 5,000-thread count sheets that make the experience, but I did understand it probably wasn’t what they expected.
When I told my brother that I thought they were not happy with their room, Billy volunteered his which was awesome. Billy is the best and so easygoing — gotta love Billy!! After that little hiccup, everyone was happy and the Beadors woke up the rest of their trip looking at downtown Puerto Vallarta and the ocean. Voila! Problem solved.
I felt bad for Shannon when she said she thought everyone was always dissecting her marriage, but unfortunately it was the truth. They didn’t keep any of their “problems or issues” private so that’s what you’re going to get — people’s opinions. I didn’t like seeing Shannon pick at David every time he had a drink — especially the day we were on the beach tequila tasting. I mean, what the heck? It’s a gorgeous day, the waiter brought over tequila so what were we supposed to do, look at it? I just felt she was a bit uptight, but after some jet skiing and tequila she loosed up just fine. Way to go, Shannon, for rallying and enjoying the day.
Lizzie explains her issues with potty training:
This is an extra extra special birthday as we are doing away with Preston’s Pull-Ups because “big boys” don’t wear diapers. I don’t know how potty training has gone with you fellow moms out there, but Preston has really put up a fight in regards to using the potty. I have tried every method and read all the books! We tried the three-day intensive, the laid-back approach and just going cold turkey. We just can’t keep it consistent. Preston is a smart little guy and I think he probably knows exactly what he is doing. However, he knows that four is the magic number. We are saying goodbye to the diapers, for good. I’m sure it doesn’t help to see his little brother going on the potty before him! My two-year-old, Kingston, has started potty training and it’s going much smoother the second time around. I think with Preston I missed the window. I had two under two for a while and it was just a crazy time. Any tried-and-true potty training methods are greatly welcomed!!
Shannon’s blog is the most interesting this week. Here is what she has to say about her relationship with David:
It’s especially difficult to watch these episodes that are about my marriage. It was hard enough to go through as we were filming, but as I watch again, I am basically reliving it. While some of it is positive, some of it is not.
I am glad that you get to see David and I packing for Mexico. There is a sweet moment in my dressing room where I giggle when David hugs me. When David and I are connected, sometimes I act like a little kid and get giddy around him because I am still so in love with him. I am really looking forward to going on the trip and starting to initiate different approaches to my relationship because the ones I have been using have been failing miserably.
And now to the worst part of the episode. Prior to Mexico, David and I had our fair share of conversations about tequila. I was a bit shocked about his newly acquired taste for tequila because he rarely drinks, and never drinks straight alcohol. He explained to me why he likes it and the conversation was done. At dinner, I was just telling everyone that tequila was David’s new drink. In my head, it was my way of affirming him. I had no ill will or hidden agenda by making the statement. I was completely misunderstood by David and Vicki (and probably all the others) so I was frustrated. I don’t want to make excuses for my behavior because once again, it was wrong. I’m just trying to explain.
I am not going to lie and say it doesn’t hurt when David hesitates answering whether he enjoys spending time with me. But I do appreciate his honesty. If I want our relationship to work, I have to listen and hope that he continues to be open about how he feels.
At this point, I have basically reached my limit with people chiming in with their opinions about my relationship. You are seeing little snips of my life. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors. I understand that I am opening myself up to criticism by being on this show and I really am okay with it. It’s just that some days are harder than others.
Her thoughts on her relationship with Tamra and Heather:
I was very disappointed to see Heather and her assistant talking about me and suggesting that I “stir it up.” I never have a hidden agenda to cause trouble. If Heather feels that people are going against her, I have nothing to do with it. I don’t make decisions for other people or try to manipulate them.
I was even more disappointed with Tamra after seeing her phone call to Vicki. After she apologized to me for revealing confidential information to Heather, you see her doing it again to Vicki. Wow.
And of course about the bed situation:
Mexico had its ups and downs, but the ups definitely came out on top! David had never been to Puerto Vallarta so I was so excited to share it with him. Vicki’s condo was beautiful and the view was breathtaking! David and I have never stayed in a condominium with anyone other than our immediate family so this was definitely going to be a different type of trip for us! We were very appreciative of the invitation! When Vicki showed me to our room, I wasn’t as concerned about the size as I was about the noise. I am a very light sleeper and the bedroom window was right next to the highway; every time a bus or a motorcycle went by, it sounded like it was in the room. We travel with a noise machine, but that didn’t even drown it out and David and I were up most of the night!