Dear Chrisley Nation:
Greetings from New York City! I’m here doing the rounds, including appearances on E! News and Wendy Williams (and if you caught Wendy, then you know I’m just a wealth of hidden talents)!
I’m having a blast here, and while it’s only October, you can certainly feel the chill in the air. Never too early to start playing some Christmas tunes. Just sayin’. ;)
So, speaking of New York, that’s where Savannah and I go in this week’s episode of Chrisley Knows Best. Our good friend Giuliana Rancic helped facilitate a meeting with execs at Tiger J, who are working on Savannah’s clothing line for HSN. You’ll see the end result of the collaboration soon, but for now, I’ll just say that these are clothes young women of all sizes are going to love -- and their parents will too. You'll feel fashionable and sexy in Savannah and Tiger J’s designs. And, yes, ladies. It is possible to be sexy without all your goods hanging out! (Please remember that when you’re picking your Halloween costumes this weekend too…)
Watching Savannah -- both in that room, and again on this week's episode -- was an incredible moment for me as a parent. I thought she did an amazing job handling herself assertively and communicating what she wanted to the group, and when the finished product comes out next year, you’re going to blown away by the results.
Savannah’s not the only business-minded child I have -- for better and worse! This week, my little wireless delinquent Grayson tried to pay off his debt for an astronomical phone bill. How a 10-year-old even ends up in arrears for $200 is a topic for another day, but let’s just say that he’s learned his lesson. Lucky for him, I didn’t have to ask my mother to shake him down; we all know what an effective loan shark Nanny Faye can be!
Meanwhile, what was up with Chase getting a piece of the action? Hey, Grayson, here’s a piece of free advice: never get involved with bad elements in business! As soon as someone refers to you his “mule,” it’s probably best to shut up shop. Instead, I have my 10-year-old son sliding a wad of cash at me from across the table. I didn’t know whether I should take it or pay for protection from Chase Escobar. Seriously, can’t even with those two sometimes.
All jokes aside, this episode is a great example of the sorts of friction that come up when your children get older and want independence. So my adult children are taking my help, but not always in the ways I originally thought they would. If this is what they need to feel ownership over their lives, I have to respect that. After all, there’s no better investment than in our children!
May God bless you and keep you safe this Halloween. Next Tuesday is the season finale of Chrisley Knows Best, and -- trust me — you don't want to miss this extra-festive edition of new back-to-back episodes!