As far as Ashley having a "plan" for her future, I think that's great. she's 20 yrs old, what's stopping her from doing it? To me, she's not off pursuing this dream because she wants all the perks too. She wants her school, or living arrangements paid for (or else she'd be doing it) and she wants to do it in some glamorous location like California. Why not get your education in NJ?
Those are the things that bother me about Ashley. She wants it all. She won't consider anything less than going first class.
Her parents (all 4) have created this monster and now realize their mistake. Who buys all her clothes, who pays for her gas, who buys her cosmetics, her cell phone bill, her car's insurance, her money to go out with friends?? The parents do!
They should offer to pay her tutition to school (in NJ), make her get a job to pay for some of the above perks if she wants to continue to live at home.
I find what she said and how she treats Jacqueline almost unforgivable. (And Chris also, for that matter.) The crack about not having a kid at her age and not giving her mother even a card for Christmas is just horrible. She might as well have slapped her mother in her face.
Ooooh, Ashley makes me sooo mad.