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!