Last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was quite entertaining in typical Housewives fashion. The episode had fashion (tacky or cute is left to be determined), instigation (Kenya as always is messy), and a meltdown (poor Kim just couldn’t get it together). While the premise of last night’s episode did not venture far from what Housewives show is about, there was one theme that is fairly new. The theme is Kim Fields and her happy marriage. It is rare to see a happy marriage portrayed on The Real Housewives of anything, or at least a marriage that is not plagued with divorce or infidelity rumors. It was quite refreshing for me, a newly married woman, to see a married woman who desired to be with her husband. As for the flack that she received, I did not quite appreciate that.
Yes Kim was annoying with her crying spells and she may have some social issues to work on, but her heart was in the right place. I am all for a girl’s trip and letting loose with the girls every now and then, but I think the issue for Kim was that she was on a girl’s trip with women who did not relate to her situation. Kim’s situation is a married woman with children, while the girls are single, married with marital issues, or married and pregnant. Although they are all in different places in life, does that mean they cannot hang out? Absolutely not, but for someone like Kim who is obviously devoted to her marriage and family, it may be uncomfortable to gallivant with strangers, especially men, take body shots, and be shady toward each other. I get that piece of it. I don’t necessarily agree with the idea of just sitting at the bar and not socializing or not at least trying to mingle with the girls and enjoy herself.
So while I may not have done things exactly the way Kim did or go into random spurts of tears, I understand how the outing may have been uncomfortable and not relatable for Kim. Of course Kenya and some of the other ladies, with the exception of Cynthia and Phaedra, may not understand Kim being homesick, but I would not necessarily judge her for it. I would agree that The Real Housewives of Atlanta may not be the place for Kim if she doesn’t allow herself to open up just a little, but it is lovely to see a happily married woman strong in her convictions on marriage. ♥