On Second Thought: Episode 7 – I Shouldn’t Have Hit Willow with the Refrigerator Door

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 Seven, Air Date: July 10, 2012

On second thought, I shouldn’t have told Gino about Levi cheating on me with that girl at the fight.

(It just made him jealous!)

On second thought, I shouldn’t have tried to make Willow participate in our Valentine’s Day dinner.

(I can’t make her do anything.)

On second thought, I shouldn’t have cut the stems off the strawberries.

(But they tasted better than they looked!)

On second thought, since Valentine’s Day turned out to be less than romantic, I should’ve invited Andy to eat with us instead of sending him home to his mom and Carl’s Jr.

(You can’t have romance with Tripp around threatening to topple the candlesticks.)

On second thought, I shouldn’t have sat so close to Willow during the bonfire because I knew she’d stick snow in my boot.

(No fire could’ve melted her anger toward me.)

On second thought, I shouldn’t have hit my sister with the refrigerator door.

(I should’ve used something bigger.)

 

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  • Heather Laurin

    Sisters fight and they get over it. You wait and see, Willow is going to end up being the best friend you have ever had.

  • Charli Chad

    Hahaha. Thanks for the laugh. You girls are silly and I hope someday you don’t fight anymore.

  • Patsy Carlisle

    I felt so sorry for Andy. Willow bette be careful, he will start looking around. Also I really am liking Geno. Hope you guys are still an “item”. He is so good with Tripp as is Andy. It amazes me how comfortable everyone looks in all that cold and snowy weather. I would never stick my head out the door. But then I’m from Alabama so it would definitely be a shock for me. LOL

  • Alison

    lol some were funny and some were serious but just remember that it’s not so much how you respond to your regrets but what you do about them in the future.

  • Gina

    Ah, sisters. :-) Been there, done that. But it gets better, you’ll see!

  • Dara B.

    I agree with Heather! My sister and I are about the same amount of years apart as you and Willow and we HATED eachother growing up. Now, she’s one of my best friends and I love her so much! Willow is also at that age where she’s invincible and everyone but her is stupid. She’ll grow up and y’all will end up being the best of friends! I enjoy your show! Keep being strong for your values and your family!

  • Theresa

    I’m the same age as you and I have two younger sisters (one who is Willow’s age) and we fight the same way, but it’s great to know that you’ll always have them as best friends; even when all you want to do sometimes is hit them with the refrigerator door! We love your show, your family is real and you can tell it’s not one of those scripted reality shows either.
    Always in my prayers, don’t let the haters get to you! Thanks for being an inspiration to so many!

  • Tami Goodman

    You say, “Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television.”; so why put it on TV? There is no need to backtrack and say “on second thought”. The first thought should be stay off TV and live your life out of your Mother’s shadow. Do something with your life as she has with hers. : D

    • Cookie

      Cue Emma Lora reFudiating your comment in 3, 2, 1..

    • Emma Lora

      lol Ok Cookie

      Well since you are waiting…..here goes….. people make choices and plans and for the most part positives and negatives come w/ the choices made in life. Most people like Bristol’s ” first and second thots”… and some don’t. Choices… you can watch/read or you don’t have too. Now that I responded to your negative post … I will add a positive one.. The Palins have been in public service for years… They are great role models at a time when there are so few. Most here are positive.. and I hope you can feel comfortable with your differences.

      Thanks Cookie!! lof

  • Emma Lora

    ha ha enjoyed the humor. Well there is always next yr. Enjoy your summer!!

  • Claire

    I know reality tv shows rarely show true reality, but i Love watching Life’s a Tripp! It makes me laugh, and I love watching you and your family interact. Tripp seems like a real blast! I’d just like to see more of Riot! That pup is so cute! And you and Gino seem awesome together!

  • Traci

    @Tami Goodman : We all have “on second thought” moments in our day to day lives. Most reality stars are too self-involved to notice them and if they do they don’t have the humility that Bristol has to admit them publicly. Bristol is not living in her mom’s shadow with this show, she is an author and an outspoken advocate for teens and kids. Keep it up Bristol, God is using you more every single day!! Blessings

  • Michael Mills

    It’s ok. You were with the people you love, so it still turned out to be a great Valentines Day. You and Willow will be fine. She loves you and y’all have been through much worse. Your family is amazing and can handle it all.

    • Lisa G

      Actually, considering everything, I think they’re the strongest, most amazing people ever. Who else has so much bs spread about them? how many “celebs” relationships fail because of fame?

      That is why this family is admirable. NOTHING gets them down.

      • Cookie

        I grudgingly agree lol! I’m not a fan but I do admire their resilience in spite of the mindless irrational criticism they keep on going leaving the energizer bunny in the dust. :-)

  • Michael

    On second thought, I shouldn’t have hit my sister with the refrigerator door.
    (I should’ve used something bigger.)

    Typical sisters!! As someone who grew up with 3 sisters, 2 of whom were older and had NO PROBLEM reminding me every chance they got, this sentiment sounds OH SO FAMILIAR!!!!! ;-);-)

  • Katie DiFrancesco

    My brother is a little over three and a half years older than me and believe me – it’s often a challenge to keep from fighting when we’re less than thirty feet apart. I tend to be the one who starts the fights, but I don’t mean to. Like typical siblings, we get frustrated at each other about 90% of the time and there will be times when we don’t get frustrated at each other.

  • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

    All valid points but the big faux pas was mentioning Levi to Gino. Gino seems like a keeper and any remarks about Levi will be hurtful so make it a priority to not bring up his name again. Never talk bad about him infront of Tripp or on camera and you will always come out the better person for that.
    Let us know if you hear anything about Track as we are praying for him and those serving with him.

    • Piscean Gal

      No, Eileen, let her keep disparaging/maligning Levi on camera or in print, in front of the camera for Gino, Tripp and whomever else to hear or see or read. I hope she does…let her hang herself with that. I hope Levi is sitting back in the cut, watching, recording, documenting all the things she does and says for a future court date….

  • bellagrazi

    Nothing wrong with a little jealousy. As long as it’s kept in check. Just shows how intense Gino feels about you, Bristol. But he has no reason to be jealous of Levi. He’s your past, Gino is your future. Not to mention that Gino is a much better boyfriend to you and father to Tripp than Levi could ever think to be. And a much better person all-around. He’s romantic and he likes your cooking. He’s a keeper. It was cute when you didn’t want to kiss Gino on camera. (very refreshing for reality television – Jersey Shore comes to mind) But very sweet when you did. That scene of you and Willow cooking reminded me so much of me and one of my sisters. She’s a year older than I am and we had similar intense fights. But we always made up. Sisterly love. Haha

  • Justine Stewart

    Oh my gosh you crack me up about the strawberries and refrigerator!
    I also felt so bad for Andy. He seems like a nice guy!
    Every new episode that I see keeps becoming my new favorite episode. I’m obviously loving your show and look forward to Tuesday nights! ;)

  • http://tinyurl.com/25wbddu mistah charley, ph.d.

    There’s a French phrase for thinking of what we should have said or done after the fact – it’s called “the spirit of the staircase” – l’esprit d’escalier”

  • Maleena

    Bristol, the scenes with yourself and Willow remind me of my sister and I at your age! It is normal and just like my sister and I, you two will be BFF’s forever!

    I also felt bad for Andy :(

  • Kim Castro

    Bristol, I agree you’re sisters and its normal interaction. Its a blessing that you both get along so well! Totally agree with Emma’s post….and wishing you all my continued Prayers for strength, wisdom and health <3

  • http://www.comeonhome.net Carolee Sperry-Hollenback

    Heck, my sister put my brother IN the refrigerator!

    Sibling rivalry :-)

  • Claudia

    That’s what sisters are for Bristol! She deserved it…poor Andy! LOL!

  • http://www.owespirit.com Sherry

    Bristol, this is SO off-topic, but didn’t know where to go for general posts. I love your family, of course, stemming from your mother’s accomplishments as a politician. I am a thinker and wonder what like minded (or not) people think at times. If this must be deleted, I understand, but wondering what your family and followers think about subjects like this. I have given my FB peeps this tonight as food for thought:
    Deep thoughts (not by Jack Handy): Last night, someone near and dear to me who is new to Facebook, brought my attention to a post by someone she cares about, where the post started, “Hello, Haters!” She asked ME what that means with the knowledge, she doesn’t understand new age internet lingo. I answered quickly, to my surprise, that I “think” that is just a modern “cool” address amongst young people these days calling attention to friends. I added, it’s the same as back in the 70′s & 80′s when we said, “Oh, that’s bad”, meaning good. Now they say, “that’s sick”, meaning good. They also say, “I’m DOWN with that”, meaning I’m “UP” with that. Here is where the deep thoughts come in. I am a Christian (with flaws), but I KNOW God SPOKE this universe into existence. I am a believer that we have the same power; to speak what comes to us as we are created in His image (which is much more than physical). I am asking everyone, based on that thought process, who gets what I’m talking about, to relay their thoughts about kids, adults, everyone really, to tell me why they think speaking the opposite of what we really mean is good. ? Just how misled are we, and for those of you who understand how the “liar” works …. what do you think of this? Have you thought about it?

  • http://us4palin.com Ron Devito

    My wife, Elsy and I dip strawberries. Yes, strawberries intended for dipping should not be cut. They’re finger foods and the stem area is what you need to grab to hold them. Cut the tops when making fruit salads, or serving on cereals, etc. For dipping, try dark chocolate next time. If you think the milk chocolate was delicious, the dark is a whole ‘nother realm. Dark chocolate is purer, not quite as sugary. Or, if you want to get fancy, do a mix of dark and white chocolate. White chocolate is very sweet.

    I agree with most of your other second thoughts. I have mixed feelings about your telling Gino about the cheating. Part of my agrees with you – it made him jealous. But, part of me also feels that it was part of your life and part of your history. If Gino is going to be a partner in your life’s road, you should be able to confide in him in being able to tell your history truthfully – what you don’t want to do is sound like you’re pining – that would incite jealousy for sure and is a big turn-off. And you never want to tell it more than once. Never.

    I agree with you 100% on your second thought re: Andy. He should have stayed.
    Not mentioned in your post, but I think you handled the matter of snow machining with Tripp the right way. From what I see, I don’t think it’s fear – it’s just not something he’s interested in. Maybe that interest will form over time, maybe it won’t. Don’t force it. The only exception is if he falls off a bike (or snow machine) – that’s the one time you have to force to issue – to make sure he gets back up and back on – otherwise, he’ll never go back. Picking yourself and dusting yourself off is a must in anything in life.
    Congratulations for facing your fear/gross-out of reindeer head-on and doing the run. I think that will be a defining moment for you. Facing fears head on usually is.

  • Lee

    I don’t know, but I think everything about this show smacks of hypocrisy! In this episode Bristol tells us that she is terrified and grossed out by reindeer. Um, but in the very first show, she takes Tripp to a reindeer park and they were in the pen with all of them encouraging Tripp to touch and feed them. (so sweet) She never once expressed any fear!

    Then she tells Willow to leave her house 4 times, so Willow leaves. Then Bristol spends the rest of the night re-writing history by becoming the victim. She tells Andy Willow left her “hanging” . Gino then comes and again poor Bristol tells him Willow abandoned her and she had to cook the dinner all alone. Poor Bristol is always the victim. Willow never stays around and does her bidding! Doesn’t stay in LA to be her nanny and watch her kid while she goes out to a bar and won’t stay and cook her dinner.

    • Piscean Gal

      THANK YOU, LEE!!! GREAT POINTS!!!!

    • Emma Lora

      Something to ponder about your comments!! Maybe Bristol did express dislike of reindeer but it wasn’t caught on tape. Maybe she did not want Tripp to have the same fears so encouraged him to touch. She was excited about his lack of fear.

      Willow agreed to go and sit for Tripp. (In first show) but decided to back out of her agreement. She is young….. those things happen. But this is another perspective.

      Sending someone out of the house (maybe to cool off the bickering) is not sending them home to not come back. Another perspective.

      If you want to be negative then you will take the accusative perspective. If a person does not want to be negative than perspective w/out accustions will be in order. Everything on this show is snippets of a much bigger picture. Every reality show I see is the same way.

      If you are bothered by it… why waste your time on it??

      • BlueVA

        Lee was actually quite positive about Willow — defended her point of view, rather than Bristol’s. So there’s something positive about Lee’s post, E.L. It’s not the perspective that you’d take, but as always, you’re quick to point out how much better your perspective is than someone else’s.

        “If you want to be negative, then you will take the accusative perspective.” Written like one who’s been there…

        • Emma Lora

          Hi Blue! I thot you said in previous post you were not going to respond to me. Here you are and that is OK.
          Willow’s change of heart is what young people do… change their mind. We were all young once and did the same thing.
          I posed another perspective. There may be more from other people. Choose is the operative word Blue. If I choose to be positive than of course I think positive is better then accusative and negative. Lee’s foundation for his reasoning is the show is hypocritical. That is negative. He chose to have that perspective and all his reasonings were to support that foundation. IF you want to choose and support that foundation for yourself.. so be it.. IF it is who you are than it is who you are.

          • BlueVA

            Peck, peck, peck, peck, peck!! You are a hen-pecker, E.L.

  • Piscean Gal

    With ALL your “on second thought” comments listed, hopefully you’ve learned a lesson, THINK FIRST… NO, you SHOULDN’T have told Gino about the girl Levi cheated on you with. I don’t think Gino was jealous at all, I personally think it just pissed him off more, and gave him MORE ill feelings towards the FATHER of your son. NOT COOL.

    NO, you SHOULDN’T have hot Willow with the refrigerator door. HOW IMMATURE and CHILDISH that was. It just made her claim of YOU being a 20 yr old immature mom, that much more clear. You also SHOULDN’T have gone around telling people, Andy and Gino that WILLOW LEFT you hanging, when YOU told her to leave. You didn’t have her help, when she WAS in fact helping you? That’s YOUR fault for being such a BRAT to her in the first place. YOU gave her nothing but attitude. YOU owed HER an apology for the way YOU treated her and the attitude you gave her. Then turning around and writing that on second thought you should have hit her with the refrigerator door?? NO WONDER your son is the way he is! You are an undisciplined brat yourself!

    • Emma Lora

      “we all screw up, and naming others’ sin as noteworthy while remaining silent about your own is arrogant”. author.. C. Piatt

    • sodakhic

      I knew Dr. Phil would comment sometime.

  • Rosali Elzig

    Once in Brazil years ago,my sister hit me with her typewrite,{why did i have to get it without her permission?} but the refrigerator door? poor Willow! second thought…why did she have to stick snow in your boots? that’s what sisters are for,we wouldn’t be nothing without them!!! got to love them. And i bet you do.

    • elle

      I totally agree with you. You may be the most mature person in the world but most of that goes out the door with siblings. And you know what I think it toughens a person up faster if they have siblings that can deal it back when necessary.

  • casy

    pure trash

    • Sue

      Easy, easy , go take a nerve pill maybe you’ll feel better. I n fact why don’t you just ignore the Palin’s if you don’t like them. I’m sure we’ll all be better for it.

    • liberty

      casy are you looking in the mirrow again.

      • BlueVA

        It’s “mirror,” you idiot.

  • casy

    Immature Mom, rotten kid, what is new. Sex before marriage is the Palin way. Following her Grandmother & her Mother”s steps.

    • liberty

      WHATS A MATTER NOBODY WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU . YOU SKANKY WITCH GO TAKE A BATH AND BRUSH YOUR TOOTH casy .

      • Cookie

        Liberty, what a warm ray of sunshine you are!~God Bless :)

  • casy

    Wasilla, white trash is Bristol

    Nothing but white trash are Britol & now Willow.

    7

    • Emma Lora

      easy, does being angry and a trasher come “easy” to you? You don’t have to watch you know? Hope the rest of the day doesn’t make you so angry.

    • http://yavho0 millie

      casey,
      You have a problem don’t you. Trash seems to be a favorite word of yours!! Maybe a
      vocabulary problem???

    • Sue

      Rascist?

    • liberty

      Well casy you are just plain trash why don’t you do everyone a favour and go throw your self in the town dump where garbage like yourself belongs.

  • brenda

    casy, shame on you! Bristol is only trying to make a living off of of her son. Tripp may be only three years old, but he is bringing in the money for Bristol. Go Bristol, use Tripp to make money!!!!!

    • Frederick Lang

      @Brenda, if it’s going to send the little guy to college, then why not. I would do the same thing if the opportunity presented itself. He would grow up appreaciating what his mother went through for him, the ridicle and brow beating by those many people out there who hate her and her mom for no apparent or justifiable reason.

    • liberty

      Brenda Why don’t you get out of your parents basement and stop posting your PDS garbage and get a JOB

  • OGottaGo

    Oh look, the Obots are here!!!!!!!!

    So apparently the Bristol show can’t be doing too bad.

    • Emma Lora

      I am humored and baffled by those who are bothered by Bristol, the show, the blog, etc. and still choose to watch, read and continue to be bothered. They watch and read with mental pen in hand to “catch” moments they can present as bothersome. Bristol’s choice to accept this public challenge presented to them will have rewards and challenges ; for us not in the limelight …our choices will also present rewards and challenges. That’s life… Whining about her whining, speaking negatively about her perceived negative traits, etc. is made easy for trashers because no one knows who you are and your own bothersome flaws are hidden….

  • brenda

    whine. whine

  • http://yahoo sandy

    love our show and you have come a long way

  • Lee

    Thanks BlueVA. I actually like Sarah Palin and her take on politics. But unlike some “cultist fans” of Sarah Palin, I believe one can say negative things about something “Palin” and still like the family. I just don’t care for Bristol and her attitude and I don’t think this show is doing her any favors. She seems whinny, entitled and full of herself, and everyone needs to be there for her! I think this show is scripted (but very badly scripted). Like in the episode where she was riding the bull. After the confrontation, she was in the parking lot crying to her Mom and Gino, I have all these cameras and stuff on me, oh poor, poor me.

    Well how the heck did she think they were going to film her reality show with no cameras. She’s the one who asked for the camera’s to be there. She says all these thinks for effect, but they make no sense. Just like her “fear” of reindeer one time, but not the next.

    • BlueVA

      Agreed. I’m not a Sarah Palin fan, but I SO want to see Bristol Palin succeed in life. I couldn’t imagine being a pregnant teen on the national stage. I happen to think that she should learn a trade, like Willow, or go to college, like her mom did. I can’t imagine that she’ll find much fulfillment in trying to earn a living on TV. And I don’t believe that Tripp, or any child for that matter, is well served by a parent who sells their family life for a profit. That said, I find “Life’s a Tripp” to be the most boring show I’ve ever watched. On a positive note, I think it’s a boring show because Bristol doesn’t act like lunatic, which seems to attract viewers to other reality shows.

      • Sue

        I think that Bristol works in a doctor’s office. They didn’t show her at work for the show because of patient privacy.

  • John

    Bristol, I enjoyed your show; Tripp is adorable.
    And don’t listen to the haters and jealous people ; those people only post on your blog out of resentment.

  • brenda

    Can anyone in this family graduate from a college? Any college would do, or they just to dumb?

    • Sue

      Speaking of dumb- you used the wrong form of “to”. Oh, and Sarah graduated from college.

    • Truth101

      They have more money than you, loser.

      • Cookie

        So do drug dealers and high end hookers.

    • liberty

      BRENDA YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVED AND NOBODY LOVES YOU. WELL THAT’S NOT TRUE IS IT SATAN LOVES YOU .

  • brenda

    Gino. what a catch. High school graduate. He can hardly talk. Stupid is his back ground.

    • Truth101

      You are one nasty loser.

  • brenda

    Willow needs to get knock up to continue the family tradition. She should not let down her Grandmother, her Mother, or her sister Bristol. Willow can have the next Palin show, “Called I am a Palin, unwed & pregnant & wanting to make money off of it.

    • Emma Lora

      It takes no talent… no intelligence… no character… to ridicule, accuse or trash…. And it take no courage since others do not know you. It is a cowardly act.

    • liberty

      Brenda are you Patriots brother I’M sure your father SATAN is very happy with you .

      • liberty

        Imean sister or not you really can’t tell with demons.

    • liberty

      Willow is going to college and all you will ever do is live in your parents basement because you are a LOSER and nobody LOVES YOU FROM WHAT I CAN TELL FROM YOUR POSTINGS SO YOU COME HERE TO SPEW YOUR HATE FOR A FAMILY THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE LOVES EACH OTHER . YOU ARE A REALLY PATHETIC PERSON . I really feel sorry for you because it is easy to see that you are unloved by your family.

      • liberty

        My post was in reply to that LOSER BRENDA.

  • Elizabeth

    Bristol
    I’m saddened to read the hateful comments people feel the need to post. Stay strong and close to your faith and family. I wish you much love and happiness always

  • http://FaceBook Cricket Nichols

    To the people that are calling Bristol names for having sex before marriage are hypocrites if you have ever had sex outside marriage. Just wondering how many of you are virgins!!!!

    • Morpheus91

      It doesn’t work that way… Ms. Palin is being criticized for promoting abstinence while not engaging n it herself. She’s not being condemned for premarital sex, she’s being criticized for not adhering to her own stated code of morality. You don’t have to adhere to her stated code of morality (i.e., be a virgin) in order to criticize her for violating it.

      • http://heritagecreek.blogspot.com/ Debbie

        Bristol has MORE than been persecuted for her mistake. Like she said, who better
        to warn you about smoking than someone who has battled lung cancer?
        She has learned from her mistakes. Quit being a hypocrite.

      • Emma Lora

        The motives and purpose of postitive, uplifting comments are to encourage, support, show gratitude, comraderie etc.

        The motives and purpose of negative, destructive comments are what?? express jealous resentment? express mean spiritedness?? desire to destroy?? freakish Illusion of control?? desiring the illusion of superiority?? bulling to cover cowardice ??

        The difference is obvious.

      • Morpheus91

        @Debbie and Emma Lora: It’s great that there are positive comments to encourage and uplift. You’ll notice I never said that people should not be encouraging. I also never supported the comments mocking Bristol or calling her names. What I did say is that it is possible to level valid criticisms at her. You say that she has been “persecuted enough” as if you wish all criticisms would cease, and people would only support her. But that’s not going to happen, because she continues to act as a prominent voice for abstinence-only sex ed (as well as many other controversial issues).

        Again, I’m not suggesting that it’s alright to wish harm upon her or to call her a “slut” or anything of the kind. What I do think needs to be made clear is that Bristol herself made the failings of abstinence-only sex ed very obvious, and that this is an example of why more extensive sex ed should be mandatory in schools.

        You say that because Bristol has had a child, she’s a good person to warn kids about the dangers that can come out of sex. Okay, fair enough. But here’s where the problem comes in; she’s continuing to insist that the program that very clearly did not protect her is the program that needs to be implimented for others. If she were to speak about the responsibilities that come with an unexpected pregnancy and why it’s a good idea to avoid one, I’d be on board with her “I’ve gone through it so I can talk about it to you” line. If she were to make all of the pertinent information available to the folks she’s speaking to, I’d support her efforts. But she doesn’t. She neglects very important information about contraception, STDs, etc., because she’s viewing the subject from a standpoint of religious dogma, and refusing to take into account scientific evidence and facts that contradict her position.

        So, once again; there are very valid reasons to criticize her, and those who criticize her don’t have to subscribe to her standard of morality. She is the one who asserts that standard, so she is the one who can be criticized for not following it. She is continuing to advocate a dangerous and ignorant position, and needs to be called out on it. That doesn’t mean she should be called names or insulted, but she definitely needs to be criticized.

        • Emma Lora

          Morp-91

          I was not thinking of you when I was writing the post. It is an overview post after reading several obviously neg. post.

          • Emma Lora

            However… you post does not convince me of your perspective as being a good one…but it is yours.
            I could give people good advise from my mistakes. I listen to people give good advise from their mistakes. it is a courageous of her to put out her example as one that others should NOT EMULATE. She does not want other kids to follow her example. That is the purpose in her show… it is hard to be a single, very young mother. If you show your credentials for your premise you maybe will convince me.. Have you raised children? Are you licensed in this field with yrs of study? etc. Other wise the experience she had/has is the most convincing.

          • BlueVA

            Wow, Emma Lora. Given your response to Morpheus91′s very well considered reply, it bears repeating: you, by far, are the most judgmental person to post here. You complain that people don’t know Bristol, then you claim to be able to see through a person’s post to his or her soul. You look at young Bristol, who is literally feeling her way around everyday life while counseling others on how to live, and yet you ask for a person’s credentials for doing nothing more than expressing an opinion. You use a very shady passive-aggressive tactic 100% of the time — asking someone who has anything remotely disagreeable to say, “Why do you watch? Why do you come here? Why not change the channel? Why not choose to do something different?” You are truly something else, E.L.

          • Emma Lora

            Hi Blue,
            Once again I sense a fragility and see your defensive posture. I do ask those questions but those who complain about the questions.. never have an answer. No wonder you don’t like the questions.. I stand with the premise that if you don’t like the show, etc. why are you here?? I don’t claim to see thru anyone’s soul which is why I ask questions… which is threatening to” those who act as if they “see thru Bristol’s soul” and choose to see negatives, and are so bothered. So once again why do you stay when you are so troubled by Bristol? why does the questions bother you so? Disagreeable? then a challenge should not threatening. Negative with an agenda will be threatened by questions. Sorry Blue, your post is defensive posturing not positive defense of Morph 91.

          • BlueVA

            I am not troubled by Bristol, E.L. I think Bristol’s doing her best. Rather, I’m amazed by your hubris, passive aggressiveness, and they way you apply the same “assessment” to so many people. You’re fascinating to watch. Every now and then, I engage you because I’m interested in your reply. I am not fragile and defensive. You’re a faceless person on the Internet. I wouldn’t know you if I passed you on the street. What’s so threatening about that? And Morpheus91 stated an excellent case for his/her comments — no defense needed.

          • Emma Lora

            Hi again Blue,

            The reason I express the same basic comments is the negatives, regardless of what is said has the same attitude with possible different negative reasons? The posts I have written applies to almost every Bristol neg. post. (If you are bothered , why are you here/) The issues may be different but attitudes are the same To be a positive supporter is to think like one. The issues may be different but the attitudes are the same. Once again What is the motive to be negative? To feel the questions are passive-agressive is revealing. For someone to ask me why be positive… I can/do answer readily (to be supportive and encouraging) and do not feel the question is passive- aggressive. Why should bothered people feel differently about the same question? thank you for your interest in my response to omy post. LOL

            ps. my 2nd response to morph-91 ws a dissagreement to his stance. To feel you need to come to his rescue over statements of disagreement seems fragile. My first statement that started this was a general statement that morph-91 thot was for him. Have a nice evening Blue.

          • BlueVA

            “the issues may be different but the attitudes are the same To be a positive supporter is to think like one.” That’s a very simplistic assessment. Morpheus91, who states that Bristol DOES NOT deserve to be called horrible names but nevertheless disagrees with her attitude, is clearly not commenting in the same spirit as someone who leaves an awful, perverse comment and never returns to this blog. But you see them as the same — both negative, mean-spirited folks who shouldn’t come to this blog or watch Bristol’s show. Thank you, E.L. I believe I understand you now.

          • Emma Lora

            Dear blue,

            I agree with and applaud Morph’s positive statements. I expressed a different opinoin over some issues. (Morph’s first reaction was too a GENERAL post that he thot may have been towards his post.) I had not even read his post before that. Once he responded than I responded to him. I guess you also assumed the GENERAL POST was meant for him. I am now aware that the questions as to why?…and what are the motivations?…. and similar questions are really troubling for those that are or support negative bearers. Have a good week Blue!

          • Morpheus91

            Emma Lora: I am not a professional, nor a parent, just a person concerned about the problems I see in our school system. :) I don’t think it’s a good idea to pull the credentials card in order to support Bristol, because her only cred in this situation is that she is a teen mom. That means she is qualified to tell people “it’s problematic to be a teen mom, you should avoid it” and nothing more. It doesn’t give her any insight into the most effective way to help others avoid her situation, particularly because (as I said before) she just continues to advocate the system that did not work for her. If you really want credible material on the topic, I’d be happy to link you to some more scientific sources. :) If you like Bristol because she promotes a religious opinion you agree with, or just because you think she’s brave for going through this, that’s your choice of course. But please don’t pretend that she’s a reliable source for information about, well, most of the things she talks about. :P

  • Keelea

    Does anybody know why we can’t watch Episode 7 of Life’s a Tripp on Lifetime Online? I have been waiting since Tuesday to watch the Episode… I’m dying to know what happens with their Valentine’s Day but it doesn’t seem to be coming available… any clues as to why?!?!?!?!?!!!!

    • Emma Lora

      available now..

  • Cristolmeth Palin

    In case you haven’t noticed dear, no one but your right wing psychotic followers watch your crap fest of a show. You aren’t relevant. Your simply the daughter of an ignorant , racist, skanky woman in Alaska.

    • http://heritagecreek.blogspot.com/ Debbie

      Yeah, and according to your “comment name” you’re a drug loving liberal. Wow, what a future you have.

      • Morpheus91

        Debbie, didn’t you just say in your comment to me that it’s better to take a positive approach rather than tearing someone down? ;) It’s not very positive to assume that liberals are “drug loving” or to imply that because someone is liberal they don’t have a good future ahead of them. Try to keep your own moralizations in mind when you’re responding to your enemies. :)

    • liberty

      Cristolmeth Palin IS THAT HOW YOU SEE YOUR MOTHER AND YOURSELF I HAPPEN TO AGREE THAT YOU ARE.

    • liberty

      Cristol meth Palin you really need to stop looking in your mirrow. and go see a psychiatrist.

    • Meghan

      I would hate to see what the world would look like if people like you…with your hate and ignorance ran the world. No I would not want her mother to run our country, but I would take her over any liberal any day.

  • Jim C.

    Hey Bristol:
    Maybe you ought to try having more FIRST thoughts!

  • Allison

    Bristol, you are a beautiful young lady and do an amazing job with Tripp! It’s shocking how so many people can say hateful things and not even know the facts. I love your show, and you and Willow seem so down to earth! I know it must be hard for you to trust people, especially being in the spotlight. I come from a small town and struggle to trust people because of all the backstabbing that goes on. If you ever need a friend or someone to talk to you have my e-mail! Good friends are hard to find! I hope life continues to treat you well, and people start to see you in a more positive life, rather than hating you for no reason!

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Bristol how in God’s name did you hit Willow with frig door. Did you catch trying to sneak a mid-night snack in the middle of the night. Come on give us some details. Oh by the wat too those that slam Bristol, you must really dis-like yourselves.

  • Kim

    Your fight with Willow was a typical sister fight. I fight with my sisters just like you did with yours. I don’t think you did anything wrong and I think you are doing a great jonas a mother. I enjoy your show Bristol and am a big fan of yours. I recently purchased your book as well. Please know that.you have many fans who support you and your family. Looking forward to your next episode!

  • MotherBush

    Has this show been cancelled?

  • http://heritagecreek.blogspot.com/ Debbie

    Bristol,
    I watch your show because I think you are a great person. However, (and I know you won’t like
    me saying something negative about Willow) please show some clips of Willow being nice, because
    the world is getting the impression that she is a spoiled brat, who is rude to everyone. I doubt this is
    really the child your mom has raised. Is she just nervous or is this really who she is? I’d like to see more of you and Gino and less of her hateful attitude.

    • Meghan

      I agree 100%. Honesty, I see some of me in Willow. Meds helped and I am not saying that to be mean. It comes across that she may not be fully in control of her emotions.

  • Bryan

    Your TV show is very unique just from the episodes ive watched it looks or appears like you all interact very well

  • Meghan

    My husband and I watch the show and a few things have popped out at me.
    1. It is nice to see so many young people who don’t live in liberal la la land.
    2. You guys don’t put on a front to make good t.v.
    3. You are open about the mistakes you make and you don’t run from them.

    As a parent of two strong willed kids….I would say this.
    1. They need to know who is boss in a loving way. You can say “NO” and they will still know that you love them. Just make sure you kisses and hugs out number your “NO’s.”
    2. It is ok to punish them with in reason. If my 6 year old is disrespectful, I will let him know that I did not like the way he spoke to me and make him restate it nicely. I have been doing that since he was two and now he is almost never sassy or disrespectful. Both my kids will tell you that I love them more than life, the way I expect them to behave now will make their lives easier when they grow up.

  • Lee

    Emma Lora
    You really can’t believed that Bristol is doing this show to be an courageous example to other kids to show how hard it is to be single and a young mother? Do really believe she is being altruistic?
    My guess is, and it is just my feeling, but I think money and fame have a lot more to do with the show than just being altruistic. Nothing wrong with that, but let’s be honest. She could do more PSA’s and give talks to high school girls and reach more people than she is with her show.

    • Emma Lora

      Yes I do. She wrote a very open,honest book for the same reason. Most people would find it very hard to do that. It is corageous! She said herself that that was the reason for the show. So we have a choice… to believe her which I do (a positive thing) or we can choose to think she is not telling the truth. (negative) which you have nothing to go on except your feelings. She has given speeches and chosen now to do this. What would be in your interest to be bothered by her choices? What would be in your interest to assume you know better what she should do?? Would would be in your interst to continue to be bothered by her if you have a choice to not be?? Just asking

      • MotherBush

        Blah blah blah. Emma you sound like a broken record. Whats wrong honey? Were you too fat to make it on the cheer-leading squad in high school?

        • Emma Lora

          Oh no … not fat at all but rather thin before it was cool to be thin. Broken record.? yeh maybe so. But negative comments are also broken records. .. so of course the response would be somewhat consistent. The questions of motive as to why continue to be bothered when you don’t have to must be very hard to deal with. It is the one that raises the most hackles.

          • MotherBush

            Rah rah ra…mmm ice cream.

        • Kay

          My that was rather hateful.

  • Lee

    Emma Lora
    You really can’t believed that Bristol is doing this show to be an courageous example to other kids to show how hard it is to be single and a young mother? Do you really believe she is being altruistic?
    My guess is, and it is just my feeling, but I think money and fame have a lot more to do with the show than just being altruistic. Nothing wrong with that, but let’s be honest. She could do more PSA’s and give talks to high school girls and reach more people than she is with her show.

  • Jennifer

    Bristol, I thoroughly enjoy watching your show, and have the same beliefs as you and your family. After watching the show, just had to say that Willow didn’t leave you stranded, you asked her to leave, so she left.

  • MotherBush

    Bristol will your mother be speaking at the republican convention in Tampa? Hehehehehe

  • Katie

    Lol! Your last “On Second Thought” on the list was hilarious! I wasn’t expecting that, I read “On second thought, I shouldn’t have hit my sister with the refrigerator door.”. I was like good she realizes that was mean, how nice. Then I read “(I should’ve used something bigger.)”, and I just cracked up.

  • meredith

    this episode really got to me and then I saw your “on second thought” blog and had to see if you “saw the light” of what really happened. The whole episode you went on and on about how Willow ditched you and left you hanging when in reality you told her flat out to leave! And she clearly didn’t want to talk about he boy issue and you kept provoking her, after she’s trying to make a nice dinner for you all. But, I see you guys love each other and have that usual sister love/hate thing going on. Just had to stick up for her for a bit, especially after your second thoughts didn’t show any fault on your part. But, keep up the great work. I enjoy watching your show and reading your blog.

  • Sarah Hawkins

    This recap is hilarious as much as it is honest, Bristol. Especially the comment regarding Willow and the refrigerator. Keep on postin’!

  • Mike

    Well, I thought your family respected each othrr more…but I have been stabbed and choked and worse by my brother (I am not pointing fingers). I am glad Tripp has two strong men to look up to. God bless you and your family.
    Michael


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