For the first time in six years, Farrah, Ashley, and Debra will be under the same roof. This should prove to be great.
Kyle still doesn’t have a job, so Maci uses this as an excuse to not put Bentley in preschool. You know, because it’s healthier for Bentley to be taken care of by Mommy’s wishy-washy boyfriend instead of a more somewhat stable environment. Maci tells Kyle that the difference between preschool and daycare is that at daycare they just are there to watch him. At preschool, they teach them how to write and color. You know what’s reality? Learning starts at home. With the parents. My son has been in preschool twice a week for the last two years, but I’ve been the one teaching him the alphabet, how to count, how to read, how to write, and beginning Spanish. It’s called interacting with your child in a healthy manner. It’s far easier than you want to believe.
Amber is extremely homesick and depressed now that her baby and the Muffin Man are gone. Back on Drury Lane, the Muffin Man and his mom go out back with Leah to chat about Amber’s progress. Leah claims dibs on the porch swing and Gary and his mom quickly reply with “I’m not getting on that swing”. I’m guessing they’ve read all the feedback about what we thought of that poor swing when we saw Lard Ass Gary sitting on it with Amber. Gary’s mom goes to sit down on the grass and promptly falls over. Thank you, Mtv, for keeping that gem in the footage.
Uh…nice move, Grandma.
Mom asks how the visit went and he says that Amber really enjoyed her time with him and Leah. Yeah, Gary. She really seemed to enjoy being around you egging her on. He tells Mom that Amber seemed “colorful”. “Colorful…?”, Mom replies. Gary says that he wants to see the negative side of Amber in treatment, surely because he wants to be able to bring it up and throw it in her face while she tries desperately to get better. You can’t be abusive without tearing the person down constantly.
Mom doesn’t think she can be better 100% in 30 days and she’s right. Gary thinks he wants to stick it out. Gary wants them to be able to move back in together when she gets out, but Mom thinks they should take their time. Come on, Mom. Gary can’t keep her down and manipulate her if he’s not there.
Cate and Ty are now working different shifts at a clothing store. Cate goes to her shift while Butch pulls up to the trailer. Because they live in a trailer park, they have to check with Mr. Lahey and Randy to see if he can be allowed to stay there.
Have fun at con college?
No dice, says the park. Butch is upset that the word going around is that he’s a big drinker. “I’m no drinker. I have a few beers here and there, but I’m not a drinker.” No, you just do coke. Yeah, blow’s child’s play. He thinks it’s best if he goes back to April’s or else he’ll have to live in a cardboard box. Keep crying, Butch. I have sympathy for you, but don’t you dare guilt trip your son over your poor life decisions.