Sugar Bear wants to take the family out to a sit down dinner. So, they go to a barbecue restaurant. Alana is what my mother would describe as having eyes bigger than her stomach. June describes her as having eyes bigger than her mouth – that has to be impossible. Alana, bless her heart, has the biggest mouth of any 7 year old I’ve ever seen.
Alana orders the 3 meat combo with ribs, chicken and barbecued pork. She also gets two sides. What’s interesting is that it is pretty obvious that she doesn’t actually eat all of it and the other girls pull food off her plate as she is eating.
So, I guess it’s not technically wasteful, but I am surprised that June let her order all of it anyway. This scene also gives us our second fart of the season – just in case you are keeping count.
Anna asks June why she won’t marry Sugar Bear. The girls all love Sugar Bear. Aside from being Alana’s biological father, he has been a father figure to all of them for the past 8 years. June seems to have an aversion to marriage and only truly cares about her relationship with her girls over her relationship with any man she might be involved with.
I am curious about June’s aversion to marriage. Although, considering her history with men (if we look at the previous father’s of her other children), she may be smart not to tie herself down to a man who seems perfect for her. And, I do think that Sugar Bear is perfect for her.
OK, you guys, the cutest thing just happened in the episode. While June is explaining that Sugar Bear is Alana’s natural father, Pumpkin interrupts and claims him as her natural father too. I don’t know why, it warms my heart as much as it does. But, let’s just go with it.
Sugar Bear considers all of the girls his daughters and loves them as such. So, this family dynamic is obviously working for them. The girls just want June to make it official. But, June is not having it.
Then, there is a strange scene of one of the girls, I can’t tell if it’s Chubbs or Pumpkin (I think it’s Chubbs), washes her hair in the sink. The odd thing is that the sink seems to empty directly into a bucket underneath, which she then has to empty afterwards.
This little tidbit has me wondering how they manage to keep the kitchen as clean as it is. Now, I know that there are still plenty of places in Georgia that don’t have indoor plumbing, but I’ve never witnessed half-assed plumbing like this. And, once again, I don’t know if I should be appalled or impressed with the way they just accept it and still go on as though it’s no big deal.