If you are looking to laugh, skip this post. Because this show is fucking depressing. I’m only doing these recaps because if I don’t write my thoughts down here I’m going to end up telling them to a therapist. That’s how fucked up this show is.
I totally changed my mind about Kailyn. Yes, it would be nice if she closed her mouth once in a while and didn’t always look as though she’s just taken a handful of xanax, but I’m not going to be judgmental anymore, this girl’s life sucks.
While Kailyn was at school trying to do something for her future, Jo decided that it would be a good idea to tell his dad what an asshole he thinks he is and get himself kicked out of the house. Ok, fair enough, he can go stay at his aunt’s house. No biggie. But surly Kailyn is still welcome to stay there because that’s her home and they’re her family, right? Wrong. Ok, but even if they don’t want Kailyn staying there without Jo, they surly they didn’t kick their grandchild out of the house too, right? Nope. Kicked the baby out too. Jo didn’t even break the news to her nicely either. He called up when she got out of school and was like, “hey I took our son with me to stay with my aunt in New Jersey, good luck finding a place to stay tonight.”
I thought Jo’s parents were doing the right thing by letting Kailyn live in their house, but seeing as how they’re so quick to throw her out at a moments notice, they aren’t looking so nice anymore. Wasn’t it just 3 episodes ago that Jo’s mom was telling Kailyn how she would never turn her back on her? Way to keep your word lady. Like Kailyn hasn’t been let down enough in her life. Kailyn stays at her girlfriend’s house for the night and the next day she meets with Jo to discuss their future. She’s obviously stressed out over this situation, but no worries, Jo has it all figured out. He’s going to get them an apartment in New Jersey and all Kailyn has to do is quit her job, change schools mid semester, leave her friends and whatever support system she has, and start her life over. See, getting kicked out of the parents house is no big deal.
This sums up my feeling about Chelsea: Ugh. She’s supposed to be studying because she’s totally not going to make the deadline to get into beauty school, but since she knows that daddy will always be there to pay for everything and working isn’t really a necessity for her, she goes to get pedicures instead of doing her school work. While she was getting her nails painted, daddy randomly (and with no interference from production) decided to head over to her house and snoop around until it becomes clear that the scum bag ex boyfriend has moved into the house he pays for. He’s not happy about this, but Chelsea reassures him that everything will be fine because her and bff Meghan drafted up a list of rules that Adam has agreed to follow, so it’s all going to be pink roses and sunshine.
Here is the list of things Adam agreed to:
1) Don’t treat your child and girlfriend like total shit
2) Don’t have sex with other women (should have been covered by #1, but Chelsea felt that it needed to be clarified)
3) Don’t treat Meghan like shit
4) Get a job instead of playing video games all day.
That’s it. That’s the list that.
Good luck with that Chelsea.
Leah got smacked in the face big time by reality and finally realized that being a stay at home mom with two kids living in a double wide trailer when you’re 18 years old isn’t tons of fun. She wants to go to school and have a career, but her twin girls are a full time job. She complains that she can’t leave the house because Corey doesn’t know how to take care of the girls, but on 16 and Pregnant he stayed alone with them all the time while she went out and partied, so I don’t know how he’s suddenly getting away with pretending that he doesn’t know what to do. I suspect that Corey just likes Leah to stay at home and not go out because there are still a lot of trust issues there. I gotta give Leah credit though, she seems to have grown a lot up since her slip up with the ex boyfriend. But time will tell.
I feel so bad for Janelle. This poor fucking girl. Yes, I know, she’s far from perfect. But this girl is a product of her environment. What her mother is doing to her is abuse, and the fact that she feels completely justified in her behavior even while cameras are rolling is concerning. Janelle wants to go to school so that she can have a shot at a decent future. But she can’t get financial aid as a single mom since her mother has custody of Jace, and she can’t get financial aid as a dependant because her mother (if you can even call her that) refuses to give her the correct paper work or sign the forms the school is asking for. Every time she takes a step forward her mother puts a road block in her way. Janelle chooses to sleep on the dirty floor at her friend’s house with a thin blanket and a seat cushion as a pillow rather than go home and sleep in her own bed. That’s saying something.
As usual, she ended up sleeping late when she was supposed to baby sit for Jace in the morning and this gives Barbara the excuse she was looking for to kick Janelle out. So once again Janelle packs her bags and walks out of the house without her son and not knowing when she will be allowed to return. I’m not a sensitive person, but watching Janelle cry about how no one loves her, no one hugs her, and all her mom ever does is yell at her and call her a slut and a whore just broke my heart.
There is a big discussion going on in the media lately about whether or not shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom cause young girls to want to get pregnant. If there is a girl out there who was inspired to become pregnant after watching this show, then behing a teen mom is the least of her worries because no teenager with a normal IQ level could watch this show and think that having a baby is a good idea. This shit looks like pure misery.
They filmed the reunion the other day and here are some pictures of the girls in LA, if anyone is interested: http://starcasm.net/archives/85738