"It's Just Ludicrous, All That Controversy"
Lori: That's just an expression. Well, you know, nobody in their right mind would send their kid off someplace if they weren't more than reasonably certain that they were going to be okay, that they were going to be safe. I mean, it's just ludicrous, all that controversy. And certainly CBS isn't going to put any kids in harm's way. They had so many adults there. They had the producers, the cameramen. You've read the articles. They had a doctor there, they had somebody watching the kitchen stuff. It was a relief to me, quite honestly, to have one kid out of the way for six weeks. You know, I've got three kids close in age, and five animals, and I work full-time. I was happy to have a kid who I knew was in a supervised place for six weeks. I worried about her less there than I would when she's at home.
MG: You have two other kids -- what are their ages?
Lori: Sixteen and thirteen. Sophie's right in the middle.
MG: When was the season shot?
Sophia: April first to May tenth.
MG: Remember the rock-hauling showdown? You got bleeped.
Sophia: I did, yeah.
MG: What did you say?
Sophia: I said, "Fuck you, Guylan."
MG: Okay, well, the readers will be glad to hear that because they've been speculating about it.
Sophia: [Laughs] I know, I know!
Lori: Sophia does not curse normally, she leaves that to me.
MG: Your mom also said that you spent a lot more time in the kitchen than was shown.
Sophia: I cooked at least two thirds of the meals. I don't want to...it's just the truth.
Lori: One of the reasons she did it -- she told me, and I guess she'll tell you -- Sophie was older than most of the kids and she had a tendency to get bored. So she'd either do social experiments or she'd hang out in the kitchen and work. It just gave her something to do. Plus she likes to cook.
Sophia: I don't want to take the credit away from anyone else, but a lot of the teams in the kitchen, as you saw from the show, didn't get things done, and I enjoyed doing it, so.
Lori: I really liked the comment that Miss Alli made on one of your forums, and people said the same thing here also -- why didn't Sophia just make pancakes for herself that morning when Blaine wasn't there? And your friend said that wouldn't occur to Sophia because she wanted to make sure all the kids ate. She didn't just think about herself, and that's exactly what happened. I was really glad that she made that point.