Reid shows up to help Aviva cope with her various phobias. He comes straight from his lumberjack job and brings jugs of fresh maple syrup for all of the ladies.
Sonja freaks out that Reid doesn’t wear a wedding band. Aviva says that she thinks he is less attractive to other women, that they’ll think there’s a reason no one wants him. Sonja and Heather remind Aviva that he wasn’t wearing a wedding band when they met at Bed Bath & Beyond, and ask what her reaction would have been had he been wearing one. Aha! That quiet lumber jack is gonna be rocking a huge ring shortly. Most women are quite happy to have their man with a tan line and a ring visible from Google Earth.
I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay.
Carole refers to Aviva as the Barbara Eden of the UES, able to blink and have Reid appear. It’s pretty cute…and astute. Sonja is glad to have it settled that Reid will be wearing a ring in addition to his “Lumber Jack, do it to me now” shirt. Reid looks a little disappointed, takes back the jugs of maple syrup, and storms out muttering something about Mrs. Butterworth and a Log Cabin.
Jump cut to Aviva, CEO of the Drescher household regaling us with her impressive, vestigial education. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, including bathing her children.
We are treated to the bizarre tale of how her son Hudson was named Brandon, but they officially changed it to Hudson when he was four-months-old because she changes her mind. They consulted experts to be sure there wouldn’t be any long-term effects from the name change, but they’ll have to wait to see if he winds up running a hotel with mom mummified in a rocker to be sure.
When her daughter was one-year-old, she considered changing her name, too, but hubby thought that would move her from “unofficially” to “officially” crazy.
Hi, I’m the CEO around here. Nice to meet you.
After the children are finished with their baths, our favorite lumber jack shows up in a fluffy white bath robe. Hudson has a toy razor and shaves alongside his daddy–very cute. After Hudson finishes “shaving,” Aviva asks him if he knows what he’s supposed to do next, which is kiss his mommy. They have a beautiful family. Completely inappropriate for this show.
The Drescher Household
Back at the entrepreneur-wannabe corral, Sonja is “branding” herself, which should be painful to her, with the red-hot iron and all, but instead is painful to us because of the insipid dialogue. She decides to meet with Sonja and Heather since both are businesswomen. First at bat, Ramona. Sonja wants to plan themed parties and has trademarked the name “Sonja in the City” which Ramona thinks is a good base hit.
Ramona starts rattling off a checklist of things to do and offers her a notepad since Sonja is wholly unprepared and was about to take notes on her newspaper. Ramona is rather bossy considering she’s offering pretty simplistic suggestions and giving her what looks like a notepad that looks not-so-gently used.
This notepad is the key to your success…that’s the best you’ve got?
Sonja reminds viewers of her failed movie venture by saying her movie pad is full. Ramona, queen of pinot and notepads, reminds us a little more about the movie catastrophe commenting that she hopes that the cheap notebook doesn’t wind up costing seven million dollars. With friends like Ramona, who needs enemies?
Sonja brings up some other things she’s interested in, feeling like her “brand” should be as scattered as her mind, but Ramona is discouraging since she is the only woman capable of multiple business ventures. You know, she taught Meg Whitman everything. How disappointing considering Sonja’s toaster oven is almost perfected, with three racks and a crumb tray. Holy crap, Batman, where’s Ron Popeil when you need him?!
It’s amazing, you should see it! Three racks and…a crumb tray!