Parenthood! I missed posting last week and figured I’d just combo it up a little bit this week, which, I know, I know, is still a little late. I had no idea that unemployment could be so exhausting!
Last week’s episode was good, especially with Crosby and Jasmine’s family. And dude, him getting all teary-eyed at seeing the video of Jabbar being born was really sweet. And god, that confrontation scene–so awkward and yet so awesome. I don’t know if I can say that I actually like Zeke much as a person, but I do find him to be an entertaining character. We he busted out the “because he’s white”, everyone’s reactions were HILARIOUS. I especially loved, “We think he might have Tourettes.” And similarly, Zeke taking Adam on The Roadtrip of Bad Investments was so awkward, but all of the snippets of conversation and backseat driving we got from him made me about fall off my chair laughing. And that was, more or less, last week. Now onto this week!
Can I just say again for a second how totally, weirdly relatable I find this show, given that I am not a parent (and, full disclosure, don’t really want to be one)? I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do about my photography business, and I found Sarah’s “it’s never too late” and “don’t give up on yourself” storyline really touching, but I also understood Kristina really wanting to do her thing but knowing it wasn’t really the right time and being sad about it, even though she understood it was what had to be done. This show kills me.
Crosby and Jasmine doing it didn’t come as a shock to me, so I don’t know that I have a lot to say about it. I like the two of them together, and I think they have nice chemistry and definitely don’t mind the relationship. The Julia and Syndey story about lying was kind of meh … I did like the lesson at the kitchen table that ended with Raquel being un-American, but beyond that, it just wasn’t doing much for me. Also, there are so many thing about that type of parenting that are unfamiliar to me, because let me tell you how this shit would’ve gone down in my house when I was growing up.
Mom: SCREECH SCREECH YOU BROKE IT SCREECH!
Me: I know but it was a total accident!
Mom: MY LIFE IS RUINED!
Me: I’ll pick it up!
Mom: OH MY GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Weeping and gnashing of teeth! You’re only five! I’ll clean it up, but you should go feel very very bad about this!
(Is that about right, Mom? And for everyone else, don’t believe a word she says! Unless she agrees with me, and then okay. :))
Note that no where in here is there any lying. I never (to my knowledge) went through a lying phase and to this day tend to be a little more honest than is always required. But if I HAD lied about it, there wouldn’t be a waiting period while I thought about admitting it so much as an instant beating. Which, I’m not saying that’s a bad way to go about it. Obviously I found that to be a deterrent.
No … I did lie about something once. It was horrible. To this day, I see stick-on earrings and feel instant guilt. That was the end of my lying career.
Anyway, Sarah and Adam were the big stories this week, what with their teenager troubles. Drew wanted to go to a dance but was nervous because he didn’t know how to dance, and Adam unleashed The Fever, which managed to be simultaneously embarrassing and awesome. And Drew did go to the dance and got rejected, which was painfully realistic.
Amber is fighting going to college, but I still think she might go. And it was really sweet for her to give Sarah the info packet on Berkeley. After her break-up with Damien last week, she seems like she’s growing up and I like the character development, and especially that it isn’t limited to just the adults on the show.
Hattie, meanwhile, seems to be going the opposite way, ordering herself a sexy Vicky bra and wearing it with a shirt that, although it would make Kelly Kapowski proud, would also make her blush. And oh GOD, Adam walking in on Hattie and Steve making out was SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I can’t handle it. And the thing is, they were both so rotten (Hattie and Adam), that it’s kind of hard to take a side.
Alright, one final thought and then I’ll let you guys have at it (and I’ll get yelled at by Denise). The whole Jabbar not wanting to poop at Julia’s house thing was hilarious, since it’s such a common thing, even with adults, but seriously, the whole gang sitting around singing while he tried to poop … that was just a lot for me to deal with. I barely like being present when my dog poops, and I’m not super fond of pooping when there are other people in a big bathroom with stalls (although I will do it if I have to, because let’s face it–if you’re pooping at Target, it’s an emergency and poop emergencies are not the time for shame). But I WILL NOT poop in front of or have someone pooping in front of me when it’s just a normal, at home bathroom like that. No no no. Maybe it’s one of those things where it’s different when it’s your kid, but … SICK. And even Jasmine, I can sort of understand, since she’s been dealing with Jabbar’s poop since birth, but Crosby? You do not have any prior history with his poop so why start now? Man. This is all just further proof of how much I do NOT have any maternal instincts.
Alright, what did you guys think? Favorite parts? Funny lines? Thoughts on Mike O’Malley’s flower vagina poem? Did Adam’s dancing make YOU want to unleash The Fever? Comments!