|Courtesy of Bristol's Facebook page.|
Now even given that perhaps the little girl in the front is NOT supposed to be included as one of Bristol's "my babies," it is still the kind of caption which causes people to once again revisit the idea that perhaps Bristol is Trig's true mother, a notion that I was lead to believe was false several years ago by insiders.
Like many of these supposedly "smoking gun" pictures (such as Mercedes MySpace photo which referred to Trig as her "new baby brother,") this could simply be a case of reading more into a photo than it deserves.
It does however give me an excuse to relay a bit of information that I received at the end of last week about a Bristol sighting in Wasilla. (I have one or two friends in the area, who occasionally send me e-mails about rumors or actual eyewitness accounts of Palin sightings. Most of them are pedestrian, but occasionally you get a bit of news.)
Anyhow last week at the Wasilla Wal-Mart (I know, where else right?) Bristol was seen out shopping with Tripp and an unidentified woman with a small infant. (Now before you start I DID ask for an estimation as to the the age of the baby, but was assured that it was much too young to have been the DWTS baby.)
This sighting was not exactly news worthy, except for the fact that apparently Bristol had succumbed to the "Wal-Mart mom" syndrome, in that she was demonstrating selective hearing and could not hear Tripp repeatedly calling out "Mom" over and over again.
According to my source Bristol was completely focused on checking her phone and occasionally interacting with her friend, and took virtually no notice at all of Tripp who was desperately trying to get her attention. It was so bad that my source, who was quite close, actually considered saying something, right up until they realized who it was standing in line ahead of them that is.
Now you can't really judge a parent from simply witnessing one trip to Wal-Mart, but let's face it we have already seen Bristol's parenting on frightening display during her crappy unreality show. Apparently off camera it is equally ineffective and insufficient.
Keeping that incident in mind perhaps you would enjoy seeing Tripp when he IS being cared for appropriately by a loving family. (For those who are Facebook friends with Sunny, you may have already seen the video of Tripp chasing Levi around with silly string during his two day visit this weekend. I swear the kid never looked happier.)
I still think that Tripp would be well served with more time spent with his dad and less time surrounded by the Wasilla Mafia members.