It’s cute how Alana suddenly becomes very shy when she first meets Miss Georgia. I wonder if it’s the shyness that all kids get when meeting someone for the first time, or if it’s just because it is Miss Georgia and Alana hopes to be Miss America someday. And, I feel two ways about this. While I think it’s important for parents to be supportive of a kid’s dream – especially if that child is willing to work hard for it; I also think about all of those poor kids who try out for American Idol and how their parents could have spared them by simply explaining that they can’t sing and should consider going to business school instead.
Anyway, Miss Georgia very diplomatically says that Alana’s attitude and boldness would serve her well on the pageant stage. You know, instead of saying, somebody needs to cut down on the caffeine and sugar in this child’s diet. We are treated to a montage of how fascinated Alana is with her reflection before the three women head to lunch.
Miss Georgia says that Alana’s table manners need some work, as Alana passes the third fart of the season.
Alana tells us that she doesn’t think Miss Georgia ever farts. And, Miss Georgia is kind of embarrassed by having to use the word “fart” on camera. I do like that they aren’t afraid to break the fourth wall on this show.
Chubbs, Chickadee, and Pumpkin are trying to figure out what to give Alana for her 7th birthday. Since they are all broke and pretty lazy, they decide to raid June’s shelf of coupon goods. Pumpking grabs some bodywash, a gallon of hot sauce and what looks like a box of PopTarts, even though Chubbs calls it cereal.
Pumpkin explains that the best part is (you now aside from it being free) that if Alana doesn’t like the gifts, she can put them back and pick something else. And, I really can’t find fault with that reasoning.
Sugar Bear is setting up Alana’s party and I have to say that I am impressed with the spread as it doesn’t seem all that expensive, but does seem like it would be a ton of fun for a bunch of 6 and 7-year-olds. The pool is filled. They have an inflatable water slide, and snow cone cart. And there are enough hotdogs to feed all of the kids in McIntyre. How cute is Alana when she is interacting with her friends?
There is a brief moment when June considers the water slide. But, she doesn’t take off her socks and can’t get enough traction to go up the inflatable steps. Sugar Bear just thinks June was afraid to try the slide. Chickadee sums it by saying it was a fail do to “forklift foot and gravity.”
June decides she needs one more for the road, one more snow cone, that is. Before she opens her presents, Alana thanks everyone for coming – and it’s such a southern etiquette thing that I have to wonder how many of the bad manners we see from the family are for show. And, I realize that June has always been very good about saying thank you and reminding the girls to say thank you. Well, except when it comes to Sugar Bear. After the presents, Alana and her friends hit the pool and June can’t wait to “vegetate [her] fat ass” on the couch.