Jenna & Aden—Jenna’s mom was so pretty, and her dad’s not bad-looking either, even though he kind of looks like a thumb. How did Jenna get...so fug? Ok, I have to call out the show for some false drama, even though I have opined in the past that this show seemed organic, I think there is such a premium put on these baby showers so that the audience can have something tangible, instead of...an online argument, but it’s not working.
The problem is that it’s not interesting, because it’s not necessary. A lot of women don’t have baby showers at all. Jenna’s dad and Jenna’s mom both don’t want to be present at the same baby shower, and they are both willing to host one of their own for her, so there’s not really a conflict. Good try, Jenna, by saying she wouldn’t know which baby shower to invite Aden’s family to, but that’s not hard—she can just invite them to her father’s baby shower, since he appears to be the custodial parent, and the one with her mom can be more intimate, if she has to have two.
And she doesn’t want “two of everything”? What a problem! Get a registry, bitch! Jenna, you lie, your mom doesn’t want to be a part of it—you want her to be a part of it. Does Jenna understand footage? Her dad is so much better of a person than me. As soon as she threatened to balk from the baby shower, and then to remove him from the baby’s life, I would go upstairs, disassemble the crib, hand her the parts, and tell her she is free to bring it with her to the place where she raises her baby, as I’m not going to be in her or her child’s life, so clearly she won’t be living here, not because I am throwing her out of the house, but because she won’t let me around her child. I understand hormones are raging, but this bitch is so out of sorts because no one ever told her “no,” and that can be solved quickly if her dad actually loves her enough to show her where her place is. She’s not in a position to dictate the terms of anything to her parents. Where does she get off?
Why doesn’t Jenna just let her dad throw the baby shower for this one, let her mom throw the shower for the second kid, her dad throw the shower for the third kid, etc, and by the time she’s 20, they’ll be even at two each?
I am just not biting on these storylines. This isn’t interesting. Last season, the drama between Max and Chloe and whose family would be able to attend the baby’s baptism was much more interesting, because there is only one first baptism. A baby shower just doesn’t pack the same emotional punch.
Myrka & Ethan—I really don’t care. I’m not sure what they’re fighting about. The online post was only shown for a second, so I don’t know what it said, and I certainly don’t care enough to figure it out. It all seems so unnecessary and immature, and, yeah, drama to make a show.
Reanna & Taron—I don’t understand why Reanna doesn’t want to share custody. Taron seems like he would be as decent a dad as she would be a mom, so why not give up the baby half the time so you can live freely a few days a week? I would think the other teen moms would jump at this prospect. I think there’s something wrong with Reanna. Not because she doesn’t want to share custody, but she just acts like she’s 10 in the way she speaks and refuses to communicate.
Tyra & Alex—it seems so dysfunctional that the baby moves every time there is a social shift in one of the households. Baby is with Alex’s family, Alex’s mom’s boyfriend moves in, baby moves in with Tyra’s mom, Alex’s mom’s boyfriend leaves, baby moves back to Alex’s...holy shit. Tyra is sounding so selfish about going to “my ami.” If she’s not getting paid to go there, or if there’s not a scholarship contingent on it—or even if there is—who is taking care of her baby? Unless there is a really well-designed plan in place and plenty of money to throw around for au pairs and nannies and plenty of resources to vet strangers coming into the child’s life, I don’t think the parents should be off globe-trotting when their child isn’t even in a stable home. I would say the same thing if it was the father going off (though I might even be harder on the father, because the guys tend to be less articulate, which makes me impatient). Speaking of “my ami,” I am really not convinced Tyra knows there is a place called “Miami”; the way she pronounces it makes me think she thinks it that everyone has their own “ami,” like it is a self-designated special place, and Tyra is going to her “ami,” thus when she speaks it is “my ami.” Just me? Probably.
I feel bad for the child, I don’t feel bad for Alex. If he’s “not a little-ass kid,” as he asserts (though I beg to challenge that assertion), then he should advocate for himself. Until he does this, he is going to get walked over. He should do it for his kid if not for himself.
Why do these people on this show—first Reanna and then Jenna’s mom—say “whenever” instead of “when”? It sounds so trashy. Reanna has said several times that she needs to get a Cesarian because “whenever I was younger, I had surgery,” and now Jenna’s mom is saying, “whenever I was married to Jenna’s father.” Where did this new blight on the English language come from? Ugh!
Speaking of ugh, next week is Lilly. I see the stupid and useless train is pulling into the station.