Jules Wainstein decided to join the Real Housewives of New York ladies in the Berkshires for a weekend away at Dorinda Medley’s home. Dorinda claimed that the weekend would be a fun getaway for all of the ladies, since they had been so busy separately. Medley had been cooking, decorating and getting the home ready for Christmas, but the ladies didn’t exactly bring their party mood. Instead, the weekend turned into a huge drama fest and Jules wondered why she had left her children and family at home. But when she woke up the next morning, she told Dorinda that she had literally forgotten to check in on her children. Wainstein really needed this time away from everything.
According to a new Bravo report, Jules Wainstein is now revealing that she didn’t really feel bad about not checking in on her children. Usually, Jules would have a nanny to help her out, but she had just lost one nanny and her husband was busy working. While she doesn’t exactly address her forgetting her own children in her Bravo blog, Jules does reveal that she’s the kind of person who turns lemons into lemonade. And she did enjoy her time away from the home.
“I’m not going to say that our Berkshires ‘retreat’ was what I expected it to be, but I chose to make the most of my gracious hostess’ hospitality and my time off from my kids. Some of us turn limes into margaritas, others turn grapes into Prosecco, I like to turn lemons into lemonade,” Jules Wainstein points out in her blog, adding that she loved waking up in a home where she didn’t have jumping children.
In fact, Wainstein really enjoyed the silent home. Dorinda Medley reminded her that her children were probably doing just fine and that the ladies would probably have to deal with the aftermath of the night before. Jules, Dorinda, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps were lucky enough to not have to deal with the drama, as Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill left the home rather suddenly in their pajamas.
And rather than focus on all of the drama between the ladies, Jules Wainstein decided to write about her children in her blog. She points out that while she did miss them completely, Jules did regret that she didn’t take a longer shower and relaxed a bit more when she had the chance.
“After a good night’s sleep, waking up to a quiet house without kids jumping on my bed, a full 15-minute shower with the bathroom door closed and having my coffee with a side of fresh country air, I was missing my kids and couldn’t wait to get home. Of course, as soon as I got back, I regretted not taking another 10 minutes in the shower! Two tantrums, three trips to the potty and one full-blown meltdown later, pockets filled with lollipops and Sour Patch Kids, shirt covered in unknown grime, purse raided for any hidden Sour Patch Kids, driving from school to swimming to Spanish class and packing for our trip to visit my parents in Florida, I decided I was too physically and emotionally drained to make it to Ramona’s holiday party,” Jules Wainstein points out in her blog, revealing that she was happy to be home.
It will be interesting to see how Wainstein handles the rest of the season, including the dramatic Real Housewives of New York reunion special. While there’s plenty of drama this season, Wainstein isn’t exactly a part of it all. It is possible that the drama is too much for her and she could be leaving The Real Housewives of New York after just one season.
What do you think of Jules Wainstein forgetting about her children? Are you surprised that she actually forgot to check in on her children?
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