If you think that Teresa Giudice is competitive, she's got nothing on her daughter, Gia. The fights on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have trickled down to the kids. The big and little girls of Jersey are dishing up drama, drama, and more drama.
Jacqueline Laurita's Field Day was a lovely idea of a pleasant way to bond with friends and family. Get together, enjoy good food, play tug of war, have a three-legged race or two and laugh. This sounds innocent enough, right? Wrong.
With the "Housewives" of the Garden State, it isn't ever that easy.
The Manzos, the Giudices, the Lauritas, the Gorgas, and the Wakiles were all in attendance for Jackie's first (and last?) Field Day. Everyone was having a great time; everyone except Gia Giudice, that is. Strangely, the child of Bravo's number one table flipper was unable to relax. The child model whined about everything from why she wasn't winning to why she wasn't winning.
When Gia stormed inside to pout, she found an unsympathetic "Aunt Caroline" and "Aunt Jacqueline." The kid screamed, cried, and practically stomped up a storm. Jax rewarded Gia's massive temper tantrum with a book and a lesson about being a sore loser -- and rightfully so. That's when all heck broke loose.
When Tre came in, she was horrified that anyone would deign to discipline one of her dimpled darlings. Really, Mrs. Giudice? Were viewers watching the same scenario? Your daughter was out of control and an adult stepped in to become part of the village to raise your child.
Of the scuffle with Gia, Jacqueline now says that she "may have overstepped [her] boundaries as a best friend/honorary aunt." JL was really angry, however, about Tre's nasty confessional comments. Jacqueline explains, "When Teresa said in her interview to look at me, because maybe that's why Ashlee is so rebellious and is the way she is, and that she felt sorry for Ashlee, I was confused and a little insulted."
Any "RHONJ" viewer knows that Teresa's kids don't exactly play well with others. Jacqueline goes on to say, "Does she mean that I should have used HER parenting techniques and never have disciplined Ashlee and just allow her run wild like she does with her children?" Yikes. This is getting ugly.
Jax showed compassion in every aspect of Field Day. She even created the teams in a way that might increase the peace. She blogs, "In case you didn't figure it out, Melissa, Teresa, Kathy, and Joey were together on the same team by design. I didn't want them competing against each other for once." It sure seemed like a positive idea at the time, Jacqueline.
This season is just heating up.
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