This is a perfect illustration of what I like about this family.
For some reason, TLC is really fascinated with June’s sneezes. I’m not sure what they are trying to tell us by focussing on them, but June has a sneeze attack while manning the hose as the kids slide down. And TLC is all up on it. I think it was a case of the producers finding it funnier than it actually was and just assumed we would be in on the joke. Otherwise? I got nothing.
June talks about how much fun they have during the summer as she hoses off the girls. And then we are suddenly at the new coach’s ranch. Her name is Amanda, and June says she is well known on the national and international circuit. Since I don’t follow childhood pageants, I have no idea who she is. I just think that both her hair and makeup choices are unfortunate.
Seriously. What is up with her hair?
Amanda is going to teach Alana a rock wear routine – I have no idea what that is. I assume it has something to do with dancing and making particular faces as that seems to be the focus. Amanda is very patient with Alana, but it is kind of obvious that she isn’t used to working with someone as unpolished as Alana is. She asks Alana if she knows who Elvis is. Alana says that Elvis helped Santa make gifts. It’s cute, but again, it falls kind of short because I have a sneaking suspicion that June and Sugar Bear are fans of Elvis and their girls would know exactly who he is. Maybe I’m profiling, but I don’t think I’m wrong on this one.
The coach thinks Alana is awesome (as do I). She shows her some steps and Alana is really wanting to learn. She tells Alana to practice twice a day. Alana tells her that sometimes she wakes up at night and wants to know if that counts. The coach has a great poker face and just reiterates that she has to do it twice a day.
When June picks Alana up and learns that she has to practice twice a day, her only question is whether or not Alana made that commitment. And, I love it. Alana says that she did and so, we know that June is going to make sure Alana keeps her word. This isn’t the typical pageant mom behavior. June seems to be willing to be supportive for as long as her girls are willing to put in the effort. It’s refreshing and I really like it, because while my mom is nothing like June, that same “you follow through on your word” quality is there.
Now it’s time to check in on the weight loss challenge. As you know, the girls went on a weight loss challenge because Chubs didn’t want to be too fat when she started high school. So, now it is time for the weigh in. Here is where we stand: