and this is why I haven't watched this show in years. It became uncomfortable to watch.Yeah, I guess if people just tuned in, they don't know the history of the family. I watched the show from day one and I saw the early years where Amy was so cold and cruel to Matt that it was UNREAL. She told him he HAD to return to work with his sales job, even though he could barely walk. His job required him to fly internationally a lot. He had to carry his crutches, equipment, luggage, computer, etc. on and off flights alone. I don't think he was able to take his scooter every trip. But even with the scooter, it's a huge undertaking. I have flown here and abroad and I have no idea how Matt did it, but Amy never seemed to have any consideration for the fact that he is physically disabled. She kept pushing him continuing to do it talking about how they needed the money, even though he was in great pain and never at home. She seemed VERY happy with that arrangement.
Matt wanted to make the Pumpkin Farm work as their income, but Amy hated the idea and she verbally abused him every episode. And if she could side with the kids against Matt, she dove in. She was Horrible, IMO. Of course, Matt eventually ignored her and proceeded with the Pumpkin Farm......eventually making it a huge success, not thanks to Amy who degraded him every step of the way.
Once the kids set fire to a piece of furniture in the family room of their house! Matt was very upset and wanted to address it, but Amy was all on the kids' side. She didn't think it was anything to get upset about. Can you believe it? IF the kids ever did anything wrong, she would side with them and against Matt. Before it was over, she and the kids would be blaming it on Matt....it was so cruel.
Amy may be kind to some people, but she has shown so much venom to Matt over the years, that I don't trust her a bit. Maybe that's why I tolerate Matt's poor behavior more than hers. For a parent to address another parent the way she has addressed Matt, lets me know a lot about Amy and it isn't good.