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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  • 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

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  • 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.


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