May 21, 2012 09:25 AM by Shayla Perry
Did you really think there was going to be a drama-free episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?! Yes, even a fun, family field day can bring about tears on Bravo, and after last night’s episode, everyone is buzzing about Gia Giudice‘s tug-of-war tantrum. Is Gia spoiled (we think we know the answer to that one!)? Did Teresa handle the situation the right way? Keep reading for Caroline Manzo‘s take on the fiasco, and what she thinks Tre should’ve done. You know, instead of hugging her daughter and essentially telling her that she was right when she clearly wasn’t.
“Gia was unhappy that her team lost the tug of war. She thought her Unle Joe was cheating and she voiced her opinion to everyone,” Manzo explains in her Bravo blog. “I was upstairs in the kitchen cooking when I heard voices from the basement and it sounded like someone was crying. I went downstairs to find Gia and our little friend Frankie (who is Gia’s age) talking about the cheating issue.
“Frank was trying to explain to her that no one was cheating and everyone was just having a great time. I never once reprimanded her for her behavior until she became disrespectful towards me directly,” Caroline clarifies. “I don’t care whose child you are or how upset you are; you do not look an adult in the face and tell them to be quiet, mind their business, and get out of the room. Especially when they are not antagonizing you.
“It was then when I told Gia to look at me and show some respect. I would expect nothing less from any other adult if it were my child back in the day — respect is paramount in my book,” she continues. “Children should know their boundaries. Teresa challenging Jacqueline and myself in front of Gia was wrong. First of all, she wasn’t in the room, she didn’t know what happened. If she had a problem with either of us, she should have pulled us aside and spoke to us in private and discussed the situation before berting us in front of Gia. That’s just my thought on it, we all parent differently, and that’s what makes the world go round.”
Whew! We can’t wait to hear what Tre has to say about the incident!
Until then, tell us RTVM: Do you agree with Caroline? Was Gia out of line? Should Teresa have handled the situation differently? Or do you think that Caroline and Jacqueline were in the wrong?
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