RebeccatheWriter February 2, 2021 Share February 2, 2021 At least in Whitney's defense, she does seem to know how to speak to her children without sounding like she is meeting them for the first time ever. Carlin is forever telling Layla that she is "so cute." It's like Carlin is speaking of one of Joy's kids who she sees 3 or 4 times a year and doesn't really know anything about at all. Whitney and Zach seem to be doing something right. Their kids are well behaved in comparison to Erin and Chad's and Alyssa and John's group. I can never make it through the videos Alyssa does with the girls screaming in the background for 99% of the time. Given how poorly Tori seems to interact with groups of children, I wonder if some of the storyline about Whitney sending Bradley and Kaci there was simply for the show. Or she may send them to be with Carson and Brooklyn one or two days a week. I still maintain that Whitney may eventually be the one to break through and insist that their kids get a school based education. Zach seems to want to do whatever she wants him to do and she seems to have a better grasp on what is possible versus what is not possible. Trying to teach Bradley and Kaci while she's got two in diapers and random people wandering through her backyard to work in the boutique is a set up for her to have a break down. I had also thought that they might not have a huge number of kids. However, the longer she stays the only daughter-in-law and the more kids the Bates girls are having, I would assume the peer pressure will be on them for a while longer. One of the other girls at the boutique will have to tap the brakes before Whitney is going to tap them. Erin's not tapping them yet and Carlin probably doesn't know where the brakes are located. Whatever happened in her past that she moved in with another family and was estranged from her parents probably left her with a strong need to be the perfect wife and mother. While several of the Bates girls (and others in the world) want to be perfect in pics and on Instagram, she really seems to try hard to do the things she thinks are right. Having Kelly Jo Bates as a mother-in-law has to suck for her. While we see the cracks and chasms in Kelly Jo's facade, she's still marketed and packaged as the ultimate mother. This would be a good one to stop with for now. Their home is a typical three bedroom, two bath (maybe 1 but thinking 2) brick, ranch. Two boys in one room and two girls in the other will be fine. More than that and Erin's going to run out of places to put letters from Hobby Lobby on the wall and self adhesive wallpaper. 10 Link to comment
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