Sunday was Mother's Day. That's a day near and dear to many hearts, and Real Housewives are no exception.
But apparently Vicki Gunvalson was very busy that day. Too busy to FaceTime with her young grandsons.
When her son-in-law called her out on it on social media, she blocked him. Wow.
Vicki commented on a photo of her daughter, Briana, and Briana's husband, Ryan Culberson. They are the parents to her two grandchildren, Troy and Owen.
"Miss you guys."
Replying publicly, son-in-law Ryan wrote:
"Your grandkids tried to FaceTime you 20 times yesterday. Glad to see you’re still alive!"
That is ... incendiary, to say the least.
When someone replied that it was a "burn," Ryan replied:
"She blocked me after this."
Others were able to see and confirm that Vicki was no longer following Ryan on Instagram.
On her own page, Vicki wrote about Mother's Day, saying:
"I had such a beautiful Mother’s Day yesterday with @stevelodge_oc family and @mikewolfsmith and @danigoldenstate."
She did not forget her daughter Briana or her grandchildren, obviously.
"Missed Briana across the miles but know she has a good day with her family."
And she showed her appreciation for her flowers.
"Thanks to my kids for the beautiful roses from @passionroses. #thankful #mothersday #passionroses"
So she spent Mother's Day being busy ... but still got shamed for not answering the phone.
A number of fans leapt to Vicki's defense.
One day of being unreachable -- especially a day in which you are being celebrated -- hardly seems like an excuse for a public attack by your own family.
(Especially because, let's be honest, we're talking about a grandmother -- Vicki probably doesn't cling to her phone the way that most of us do)
Even though Kelly Dodd and Vicki have been feuding, Kelly came to Vicki's defense on Twitter.
"Vicki and I have had our differences but this I know for sure!! she is an excellent Mother and Grandmother!"
When someone asked if she had further thoughts on Vicki's son-in-law's statement, Kelly wrote:
"I don’t think you should write anything via social media!"
In a post that many fans saw as an attempt to quiet the rumors of this new family feud, Vicki shared a picture of her eldest grandson, Troy.
"Where has the time gone? My sweet little Troy is graduating kindergarten next week."
She then included plenty of tags.
"#myfirstgrandson #almost6 #lovehischeeks #kindergarten #ca2nc"
Does this mean that she and Ryan made nice behind the scenes?
Or is she just trying to prove to her followers and fans that she's not a neglectful grandmother?
Being away from family can put a strain on your relationship.
Briana and Ryan moved to North Carolina because Briana had never been especially happy in Orange County.
Though they chose a remote property with a lot of wooded surroundings, the couple is said to not be too far from Raleigh.
So they're probably too far out of the way for convenient takeout options, but close enough to a major city for good schools, plenty of first-rate university options, a major airport, and, in the case of an emergency, a few world-class hospitals.
And they also get the benefit of not living in a desert hellscape.
But Vicki misses them -- and we're sure that she misses her grandbabies.
We hope that Troy and Owen can understand that their grandmother being busy on Mother's Day does not mean that she doesn't love them.
Maybe someone can explain that to Ryan, too.