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Who’s The Skunk In The Barnyard?

Who is in charge of calendars? Can we change the word “Monday” to “Chairgateday”? I don’t know what your life is all about, but every Monday morning, I don’t think Ugh I hate Mondays or Ugh I miss the weekend already or Ugh I’m definitely stuck to this pillow so I guess I’ll stay here forever. Instead, I think UH OH, IT’S CHAIRGATEDAY! And Monday night’s Real Housewives of Orange County is more Chairgate-y than I anticipated. Heather Dubrow and Shannon Beador’s feud reaches new heights. Shannon confronts Heather, it’s a hot mess, and Chairgate rages on.

Why is Shannon peeved at Heather this week? SOMEONE [wink wink] told Heather about David Beador’s email to Shannon, Heather gabbed about the email with friends, and her gabbing got back to the Beadors. And now, the Beadors’ marital issues are Newport rumor mill fodder.

Shannon asks Tamra Judge about the new email drama (because Tamra should be the only person who knows about it), Tamra says she didn’t say anything to Heather, and Shannon says she believes Tamra. O RLY, Shannon? Okay, Shannon.

Before Shannon goes to Heather’s house to confront her about the email, Shannon’s daughters sit on an ottoman and sing a song. A song that is all too fitting: Skunk in the barnyard, P.U./Somebody did it, not you!

OH MY GOD. Did a producer tell those girls to sing that song? Or was it nothing more than a coincidence? A brilliant, perfect coincidence?

So who might the skunk in the RHOC barnyard be? Who farted out Shannon’s personal business to Heather? HMMMMMM? Shannon asks Heather point-blank. And within minutes, the skunk droppings hit the fan and coat the walls of the Dubrow household.

Here’s what happens (I think): Heather commandeers the conversation and addresses the Christmas party instead. Shannon brings the convo back to the email. Heather doesn’t explicitly say whether or not Tamra is the skunk in the barnyard. Heather sort of admits she talked about Shannon’s marital issues with friends. Shannon and Heather yell at each other. Heather says they aren’t close enough for Shannon to grill her like this. And before I can really process whatever it is Heather says (I think Heather would like me, because any time she starts arguing, I zone out and lose track of what’s going on. I’d never care enough to fight back. I’d shrug and be like, “eh, whatevs”), Heather tells Shannon to leave.

HEATHER KICKS SHANNON OUT OF HER HOUSE

My head has yet to stop spinning.

On the drive home, Shannon calls David. In between sobs, she verbalizes what she’s probably known all along (but didn’t want to accept): Tamra told Heather. Heather just indirectly confirmed it. Tamra is the skunk in the barnyard. Oh, Tamra. Somebody did it, YES you.

All of the non-Vicki Gunvalson Housewives pair up and discuss the Shannon/Heather conflict.(Where’s Vicki? The OG Housewife is whooping it up in Mexico.) Tamra decides she needs to talk to Shannon again. She invites her to dinner.

When Shannon and Tamra have their realtalk dinner, Tamra doesn’t waste any time: Shannon’s barely seated before Tamra admits she spilled the beans about the email to Heather. Her reasoning: She wanted Heather to understand where Shannon’s coming from, and she’d hoped this information would make Heather show more compassion.

Oops, it backfired.

Tamra feels rotten for the bean spillage and for lying to Shannon. Shannon tells Tamra she appreciates her fessing up to the bean spillage. In a confessional, however, Shannon says she is disappointed and doubts she’ll ever trust Tamra again.

For those of you at home keeping score: Shannon and Heather are on terrible terms, Heather and Tamra are only recently back on good terms, Shannon and Tamra are now on shaky terms, Lizzie Rovsek is on Heather’s side, and Vicki is on vacation. I think Vicki’s on fine terms with everyone.

Wait, seriously? Vicki isn’t currently embroiled in a battle? Whoa. [Slow clap into standing ovation] Well done, RHOC. Way to both literally and figuratively keep me on my toes.

Who is in charge of calendars? Can we change the word “Monday” to “Chairgateday”? I don’t know what your life is all about, but every Monday morning, I don’t think Ugh I hate Mondays or Ugh I miss the weekend already or Ugh I’m definitely stuck to…

Skunk in The Barnyard

Songs & Rhymes From the USA

Skunk in The Barnyard

Skunk in The Barnyard

Counting-out Rhyme

Skunk in the barnyard,
P.U.
Somebody ate it.
It’s you!
When did you eat it?
Last night!
How did it taste?
Just right!

Skunk in The Barnyard

Counting-out Rhyme

Skunk in the barnyard,
P.U.
Somebody ate it.
It’s you!
When did you eat it?
Last night!
How did it taste?
Just right!

Notes

Skunk in the barnyard,
P.U.
Somebody farted!
It’s you!

Kid Songs Around The World – A Mama Lisa eBook

100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings

Whoever the children are in your life – your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) – Kid Songs Around The World is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.

We’ve gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. (Over 350 pages!)

Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.

All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance.

Each includes a beautiful illustration. Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they’ve meant in their lives.

We hope this book will help foster a love of international children’s songs!

THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.

Christmas Around The World

A Mama Lisa eBook

People everywhere love Christmas – but we don’t all celebrate it the same way.

Mama Lisa’s Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year.

You’ll read about:

  • How in Italy it’s not Santa Claus who gives gifts to all the children. It’s La Befana, a friendly witch!
  • How Scandinavians mark the end of the season by “plundering” the Christmas Tree on St. Knut’s Day. That’s a fun way to get children to help with the post-holiday clean-up!
  • How in Colombia, in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s usually warm in December. So Christmas is celebrated like a giant outdoor block party!

The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs.

The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in the original languages and with English translations.

What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa’s correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever!

Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music.

THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.

Skunk in The Barnyard Songs & Rhymes From the USA Skunk in The Barnyard Skunk in The Barnyard Counting-out Rhyme Skunk in the barnyard, P.U. Somebody ate it. It’s you! When did you