Maci meets up with the Thunder Thigh Twins before she heads home to see her baby. She says that Bentley is like a leech. That’s nice of you, seeing as how you make him like that on purpose.
At the birth mother meeting, we hear everyone’s story. There’s one lady who gave up her baby at 15 months. My heart just broke into a million little pieces. What a tough gal to still be functioning. A few girls reveal that their parents are much like April and Butch about their choice to put their children up for adoption. Cate’s badass grandma says that their parents need therapy. She’s very proud of Cate for choosing adoption, as hard as it has been for all involved. Cate shares her goodbye story and, thank goodness, I don’t have to hear the whole thing or else I’d be crying right now. This show has given me a whole new level of respect for parents who are able to choose adoption. I just can’t be hateful and snarky with Cate and Ty.
Maci’s back at school to talk to the head of the journalism and English department. She’s making excuses about her child holding her back from her school work. I’m sure this woman has seen plenty of mothers in her office, so she looks really bored with this already. Maci wants to focus on an Associates degree, which should take her approximately 14 years. I love how annoyed the counselor looks.
Amber, Gary, and Gary’s tortured shirt meet up with her newest counselor. Gary says he’s tired of Amber sleeping all day long. Does he ever have anything positive to say? My God. I know she’s not an ideal mother, but she’s trying to get better and all you can do is put her down. The counselor tells them that they seem to always want to get the last word in. As she’s saying this, Gary keeps trying to get the last word in. I’m sure it’s Amber’s fault.
Cate shares her support group experience with Ty back home. Ty asks if she got emotional, which she did because it brought up emotions she hasn’t dealt with in a while. Ty thinks it would be a good thing for April to attend one of those sessions. As long as she’s sober, it should be helpful.
Farrah goes out with Michael and Sophia to get a break from her mother. Michael asks her if she feels her decision was a good choice to which she replies with great disdain. I think if one of her parents told her she was a wonderful person and a beautiful woman, she would get hateful. What happened to this girl that she’s such a horrid person? I just want to beat her with a blunt object every time I see or hear her. Michael notes that Sophia seems to be going through her terrible twos. Farrah doesn’t think she’s so bad. Yeah, because you’re comparing her to yourself. Hitler would look like a decent person compared to you.
Farrah continues to be a horrible person. I have a hard time listening to all of this. Congratulations, Debra and Michael. You have managed to raise the most god-awful person on the planet.
Kyle meets up with Maci outside of school to talk about what classes she’s taking. She’s happy to learn that she’ll be graduated with her Associates of Applied Sciences in the spring of 2013. Don’t get too excited. I’m sure you’ll find a way to not graduate and blame it on poor little Bentley.
Your mother’s failures are all your fault.
Back in Iowa, it’s Farrah’s last day there. They are cooking out and Farrah is in a better mood since she sees a light at the end of the tunnel in this visit. Debra thinks that Farrah has grown up enough to seem 25 now. No, Deb. That’s just her wicked tanning aging her face. Farrah thinks she seems older than that. In the same breath, she tells them that she can’t be more mature because they won’t let her grow. I guess she CAN seem a bit older. I mean, Satan is like thousands of years old, right?