On Second Thought: Episode 11 – Grin and “Bear” It

Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television. That’s why every week, I’m going to do a blog posts called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes of my Lifetime show as I process the issues presented now that I’ve seen them aired.  I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now! 

Episode Eleven, Air Date: July 24, 2012

I miss my sister when she’s not living in the same city.  Because we’re four years apart so we’re either best friends or worst enemies depending on the day! Willow went to Arizona to hair school, and I’m proud of her for pursuing her dreams.  But I missed her and – finally — Gino, Tripp, and I packed up and went south for a visit.

Also, this blog made its Lifetime debut!  Many of you awesome readers have been here from my very first post.  I so appreciate having a place like this to share my life with you guys.  Thanks for sticking with me all the way.  (If you want to be a super-reader, please subscribe by clicking here.  I can have each post sent to you by e-mail!)  If you’re a long time reader, you know that normally this blog consists of my thoughts about faith and family, and sometimes politics. Once or twice, I’ve written posts that caught fire.  As this episode was filming, we were dealing with the aftermath of this post in which I questioned President Obama’s decision-making process regarding gay marriage. Which, you might remember, was quite strong.

However, that’s the good thing about America.  We have the right to speak out.  In fact, if we love our country, we should.

In this episode, Willow asked if Gino lives with me.  However, Gino and I decided long ago that living together before marriage is not the right thing to do.

Things I learned during this episode: Willow doesn’t have a high tolerance for pain.  (She was scaring me when she went first on the Cool Sculpting!)  Also, I don’t think she really wanted a bear in her apartment!!

Oh, and one more thing I learned.  Bull riding is scarier than I thought it would be.  That was a long few seconds, but I was proud of Gino for doing so well.

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  • bellagrazi

    I have to be honest, Bristol, I was not a fan of the bear. Haha Too big for Willow’s apartment. A bear rug would’ve been better. I loved Tripp’s “growl”! Hahaha The three of you were super cute doing that. I’m not really a fan of the Cool Sculpting, either. I think it’s probably not that painful for someone who’s been through childbirth (great line! Hahaha) but probably very painful for the rest of us. I think I’ll pass on that one. The posts about Obama seem to get the most reaction on your blog, Bristol. I would assume that most of your fans are not a fan of his. I know I’m not. That’s why it’s always fun for us when you school him. I was extremely proud of Gino for holding onto that bull for as long as he did. He reminds me a lot of your dad. He’ll try anything. And he looked really cute in that cowboy hat! It was great to get a glimpse of your house, Bristol! Absolutely gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, you look amazing with a tan! You should spend more time in the sun.

    • BlueVA

      “The posts about Obama seem to get the most reaction on your blog, Bristol. I would assume that most of your fans are not a fan of his.” What clued you in, Einstein?

  • mlynn

    I love your show Bristol and Tripp is a smart child for a 3 years old boy. I know it is a tough job to raise a child but don’t give up…you are doing a good job.

  • Kim A

    Always enjoy watching the show, Bear idea may have not been the right one for Willow!! Agree with the sun tan comment. You look awesome!! You haters out there are really a joke….spend some quality time watching the Kardashians they’re more in touch with your ilk…

  • Laurie

    Love your show regardless of what critics say. You and your family are amazing. Thank you for letting us take a peak in y’alls lives. The bear idea cracked my mom and I up although it probably wasn’t the best idea for decorating. =)

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  • sylvia

    i like how bristol says she has to ask her mom if she can ‘cool sculpt’ before her and willow go have the fat cells melted from their tummies.

    these two just ooze maturity, class and maturity.

  • ashley

    I was curious what you thought about your cool sculpting procedure? I’ve been debating it since I had my second son and I was wondering if you saw the results they claim? If it was worth the money?