Parenthood ~ Missing

there were a lot of things that was about last night’s episode of Parenthood. but collectively it was all right.

crosby really showed a sensitive, grown up side when he let jasmine go. he advised her to not tell Dr. Joe about their indiscretion. right or wrong, his intentions are sincere. $5 says that it’ll make jasmine hot for him again.

marc & sarah are adorable. that is all.

julia standing firm with the now annoying pregnant zoe was spot on. where is the fiesty coffee break girl from early in the season? she is gone, in her place is a whiny girl who listens to her jerk boyfriend who knocked her up & is now trying to pull illegal shit on a lawyer. i mean, really?

i have mixed feelings about kristina going back to work. the first 10 years of my life was spent with my grandparents who both worked. i stayed with random shady neighborhood people or after school care. FF to middle school when i lived with peter & his wife. his wife who did not work. who stayed home with the kids. who continues to stay home, even tho said kids are now in college. i am not judging. i swear i am not (well, maybe now i am, since she is not doing much. she could use a hobby…). i see the value in having a stay at home mom. i know what is it like to be stuck in some form of childcare, and i also know what it is like to come home to a parent. from an independent woman standpoint, i understand that going to work not only provides added income but brain stimulation for the woman. being stuck in the a house with a child/infant/baby is hard work, sometimes thankless and 24/7. from the perspective of someone who was cared for either by a negligent neighbor or in an overcrowded under the table daycare, having a non working parent is ideal.

all that to say, kristina going back to work is fine. kristina going full force into it not so fine. she shows up for a simple meeting to confirm her start date of MONDAY but somehow is bullied into working a meeting on SATURDAY. this particular development is what threw a wrench into the main plot of the episode: Max. plans had been set to take max to the museum. these plans change to adam taking him but because adam was not aware that kristina was in fact starting on saturday rather than monday as previously discussed, he agreed to show a perspective client the Luncheonette studio. who’s right? who’s wrong. doesn’t matter. Asperger kid is spazzing out. they don’t have a babysitter for him. naturally they turn to haddie who in typical teen form resists (btw, who the hell studies on saturdays?). i liked the way kristina handled it (bribing vs. command). it was unfair to haddie but you know what, there’s sunday to do her big project.

basically, max is upset, he wants to go to the museum. while haddie is on her fancy mac book he slips out & goes.

i will say the way his bus ride and interactions with the public was depicted, i was fearful for him. however, when he was found and brought home, the way adam & kristina tiptoed around him was deplorable. haddie had to tell him what was up, not that it did any good.

lastly, they need to get rid of rachel. she is a vague portrayal, a wispy, silly character.

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