I watched this weeks episode, and I'm addicted to this show. Some people are saying it is like watching a train wreck and I admit in some ways it is, but in other ways I can relate so much to the girls.
Chelsea, I give her props for being an attentive, loving, nurturing mom. The house is messy, but so is mine! She is beginning to act a little spoiled and I think her dad needs to insist that she get a part time job. Even if it's just waitressing on the weekends while Adam is at home (since he's already moved in), she needs to be held to a bit of a higher standard imo. She needs to pay *something*-- light bill, celll phone, something. And don't even get me started on Adam. I hope he proves me wrong, but this imo is a classic abusive relationship, and from personal experience the honeymoon period only gets shorter and shorter each time I don't things going smoothly for long, and chelsea will be devastated because she really does seem to want that intact family for her baby.
Leah and Cory are SO cute. I think Leah has trouble leaving them with Cory now because she has been the primary parent for these past few months. Plus there are the medical issues surrounding one baby that mgiht make her a little overprotective. when cory called her up, I wish she would have told him to deal with it rather than running home to save him. He would have figured it out.
Jenelle--I think that the situation is not going to get any better until Jenelle moves out of her house and gets some counseling and AWAY from hermother. I absolutely positively cannot stand her immature behavior, but I had a mother who pulled passive aggressive control thigns too (like the 1040 form thing) and it can be crazy making. I don't blame her for not wanting to be there. M issue with her is that she didn't seek a way to get out AND take her child with her, before it escalated to the point of signing over custody. Now, her mother essentially has all the control, because she is using Jace as leverage. It's really sick and frank;ly I have less respect and sympathy for her mother than I do for Jenelle, even though Jenelle can be a total brat and doesn't ahve the best parenitg skills, because Jenelle is SEVENTEEN, and her mnother is a grown woman who knows better and just doesn't care.
Kailyn--I feel for her because she doesn't feel wanted anywhere, and I knopw how painful that is. I do kind of hope that things will work out with her and Jo...he does seem like a jerk, but I think that now that he's been kicked out he might eb realizing how much he was taking for granted. I understand why he was upset about him taking the baby to Jersey, but I give him credit that he did think it hrough and think about what would be best for his child as compared to Jenelle who constantly took off 9prior to the custody thing) and escaped her mom's house, leaving her child behind. Kailyn has been through so much and I think she ios really vulnerable in many ways, but at the same tie she has a lot of inner toughness that makes me think she and her son will be ok no matter what. She is clearly committed to creating the best future possible for him.
I really just wish I could buy a big house and let them all mvoe in and help them out. Having been pregnatn and alone at 19 I can only imagine how they must be feeling trying to navigate all this on their own.