What I don't understand at all is why Bethenny seems to object so much.
She has gone on at length about how bad her childhood was.
I can understand a new mother wanting to have time alone with her baby, but I really can't understand why she'd want to deny her baby the chance at loving grandparents; especially since she's gone on at length about craving a real family.
To Thine Own Self Be True
IMHO Bethenny has not quite yet identified the "grandparent visit" issue. Seems to me the real problem is she's overextended, not enough time to have houseguests or take off for weekend getaways every month or so. The very idea is crushing because she has so very few minutes of discretionary time the way she's currently mismanaging her days.
Even with a good assistant and a nanny, she's drowning in time suck details- her varied businesses, filming for the show, guest appearances, and more. And every outing into the world is a sales & marketing gig. There's no down time. She needs a good grip on time management; a nanny that seamlessly keeps baby in Bethenny's life w/o overstepping the boundaries of employer/employee; and an assistant that works like a trooper- she already has that assistant, a good start.
So job one is get baby taken care of. Then get an office very near home, and separate business life from home life. Job two is get a second full time assistant, probably a bean counter, maybe a marketing pro.
Once she accomplishes these things, she's well on her way to having an actual personal life, unencumbered by constant business interruptions and the need to be "on" 24/7.
"Not my circus. Not my monkeys"
~~ Old Polish Proverb ~~
But I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat: "weíre all mad here.
And they've stated on the show several times that Bryn sees the grandparents at least once every three weeks. Growing up, I was lucky to see my grandparents once every three months, and we have VERY good relationships.
What is Bethenney's Twitter account?
I think they're putting a lot of pressure on her to be with them all the time, and it is a lot of pressure to always be hosting or guesting. She and Jason are also newlyweds, they need time to build their own little family unit.
tears.and.rain: You nailed it! In no way is she denying Bryn a relationship with her grandparents. When Bethany is ready and comfortable this will be a non-issue. I think they already go above and beyond.