Monday, July 9, 2012

It's Time for a Suri Cruise Update

In the wake of her parents' divorce announcement, I've been thinking about my favorite celebritot.  Actually, I might need to change up my terminology cause homegirl is 6 now!  Here's what Suri's saying about it:


Official Statement:
Please respect my privacy during this difficult time. (Just mine though — everyone else is fair game.)
I will be vacationing in the Cayman Islands for the Independence Day holiday with my financier, and going over my plans to seek sole custody of myself.
I appreciate the concern and the warm wishes.

Poor thing.  The good news is that although when the story first broke, headlines were saying that Katie was seeking full custody, apparently Katie and Tom have reached a very civil agreement that will involve them working together and will be best for Suri (I read a story here).  Tom may have a few loose scientological screws, but . . . he's her daddy.

This issue is actually kinda personal--not only due to my undying love for Suri (if you need to be reminded how beautiful she was as a baby, click here), but because Matt's had to deal with this with his daughter, and it has been pretty devastating.  I can't understand why any mother would want to prevent her child from having a relationship with the child's father (unless the father was dangerous, of course).  Kids do so much better when they have loving relationships with both parents.  No matter how angry you are, shouldn't you ultimately want what's best for your child, and put her best interest above your own?  I think that's the essence of parenting.  Please send positive thoughts toward us--Matt has a court date tomorrow.  

What did you do this weekend?  I spent two whole days laying by the pool, and now I'm sporting an awesome burn-tan. ;)

*picture and caption from Suri's Burn Book

19 comments:

kimberly rae said...

definitely sending positive thoughts you way! i dont understand it either. my sister and brother-in-law are in the very beginning stages of getting a divorce and i think they're doing a really good job splitting time with my nephew (who's 3). they literally trade off every single day, and then switch weekends...im sure when he starts school they might have to make it a little bit more structured but for right now i think its really great that they are putting him first. it seems so obvious and yet we hear all the time about parents using their children to be vindictive. good luck matt!!

Lacey in the City said...

I <3 Suri's Burn Book.

Definitely sending positive thoughts your way...fingers crossed for you guys for tomorrow.

Meg {henninglove} said...

haha i love this post. but poor girl, what her parents are going through, well what any parents and their children go through when a divorce is happening.

Down and Out Chic said...

ugh, divorce brings out the worst in some people and when kids are involved, it can get really ugly. i agree with you 100% that wanting what's best for your child should always trump whatever anger/bitterness you're working through with your former partner. as i'm sure you know though, many women use the child as a tool for pain and/or revenge and it's devastating for everyone involved. i'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way. hang in there.

Lindsey said...

Completely agree. For a mother to choose her own selfishness over the best interest of her child is appalling and disgusting. Well wishes to you and Matt. Let the sane prevail! Down with the crazies.

undomestic chica said...

I'd forgotten about Suri's Burn Book (the horror!) until your "Yo is Ths Racist?" last last week. I love your love for Suri and her burn book :) Say hello to Matt for me and good luck in court!

drollgirl said...

a couple of weeks ago a client was telling a story about how he saw suri cruise at the airport. and my boss said, WHO IS SURI CRUISE?!?!? he is SO CLUELESS!!!!!!!!!!! it drives me crazy! hello?!??!?!

you have to do what is best for the kids. just because a man and a woman cannot remain as a couple doesn't mean the kid shouldn't have access to both parents (assuming they are loving, have the kids' best interests at heart, they are sane, and they are not dangerous).

fingers crossed for the court date. i hope it goes well, and may sanity and fairness prevail!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yeah I totally agree. Although Tom creeps me out, I was surprised Katie did that. Then again that craziness is probably a justifiable reason :(

P.S. Totally signed up for WW. Wish me luck.
P.P.S. To make collages use Picasa. I haven't looked at the site yet but that's what a bloggin' bud told me.

Matthew Snope said...

http://www.fathers4justice.org/content/standard-visitation

http://www.fathers4justice.org/content/too-many-cases-0

Mrs. Monologues said...

I feel so bad for her. This is hard for any kid famous or not.

Meri said...

celebrities can be some crazies, but you really feel bad for their kids. I hope Suri ends up okay...

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

i am SO glad katie is freeeeeee!!! and suri...oh suri, i love her to the moon and back.

i'm hoping that tom is a positive, non-wackadoodle-alien-religion influence on the littlest ms. cruise.

nicoleciomek said...

I love your love of Suri Cruise so much! I can't say I am entirely surprised TomKat didn't stand the test of time, but I entirely think it is great that they want to do what is best for their daughter.

I think it is very odd (and terrible) that a mom would try to deny a relationship w/a child's father... I have a great male friend of mine (funny enough we dated for six months) who has a child w/a woman who tried to do that to him - despite the fact that he was there for the birth, very supportive, wanting to visit every weekend and buy their son things... They went through the courts, and now he gets a lot of time w/his son... But I felt sad that they had to take it to the legal system and that she can't be civil w/him ... it is very sad.

So, sending you and Matt tons of positive thoughts!! And I hope it all works well for him. He seems like such a great guy and totally deserves time with his daughter :)

Hugs to you (and him!)

bananas. said...

what i thought started as a silly post turned serious very quick. i agree with your statement...a child should have a loving relationship with both parents if possible. however suri's father is a freaking weirdo. just sayin...

in all realness, good luck to matt. custody battles are no fun and i'm sorry he has to go through that.

Megan said...

Oh Suri haha. I hope everything works out for Matt, I cannot imagine how hard this situation must be for him. It sounds like you had the perfect summer weekend! I spent mine celebrating my mums birthday it was a lovely girly weekend.

Gracie said...

I think anytime there is children and divorce it's difficult. I do feel for Suri (especially having to go through this so publicly). But I hope it all works out for Matt. I can only imagine how difficult this is for him.

melifaif said...

I am with your stance 110%!!!!! Think about the child. And I am thinking of Matt and hope all goes as it should...love.

Kristen said...

I hear ya, loud and clear. This is by far the worst and hardest part of my job because I see this and deal with this. Every. Day.
Why do people do it? The only thing I can figure out is anger, bitterness. Lots of negative stuff. But I still don't get how that happens. Maybe it's because I see it everyday and how hurtful it is to the kids trapped in the middle of it all, but I can honestly say that if anything happened to Carl and I, no matter how mad or hurt or sad or whatever I was, I would never, ever, ever, keep Quinn from her. Ever. I feel like some people just can't separate that people might not have been the best spouse or significant other for them, but that doesn't mean they can't be an amazing parent for their child. I am babbling but I could go on and on about this because it's something I am pretty passionate about and I try whenever I can to help my clients see that they need to take a step back from their own feelings to consider what is really best for their children.
Hope the court date went well... thinking of you guys.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I hope the court date went well. Josh and I went through this in December with his ex wife/mother of their son. Sending good thoughts! email me if you ever want to talk about it.