I've also just about had it with Chelsea, too. I kind of wonder if dad doesn't have some sort of guilt thing going on. Chelsea didn't move in with him until she was pregnant - and mom booted her butt out. Seems from her point of view....high school is toooo haaaard! Yeesh. (Amber, anyone?) Chelsea was also beginning to remind me of the first Farrah, until I remembered Farrah had a job and was also attending school. Farrah was/is a brat, but at least didn't sit on her behind doing nothing but sneaking guys into the house - thinking she was going to skate on her looks. I think Chelsea has the idea she may be able to do that....but I honestly don't think her looks will get her very far. (Just my speculation, of course...) And as mentioned above, she hasn't really thought through this whole cosmetology thing. It's work. It's not sitting around getting pedicures all day. It's not doing your friends' hair for prom. And it does require some schoolin'. Time will tell I guess. I did hear Adam mention he thought they should tell Chelsea's dad that he is back in the picture, and Chelsea said no. Not to give Adam more credit than he deserves - all I've seen him do is play video games....
I have never liked the dynamic between Jenelle and her mom. Haven't made up my mind on the new boyfriend yet. He does seem to be sort of a leech - but whatever. I'm just waiting for Barbara to seriously blow a fuse - she can't be healthy - her blood pressure must be sky high. Jenelle speaks as though she is educated or at least has some some sort of smarts. It's when her emotions get to her she flips out. If she could get away from her mom, I think she might be able to pull it together. But mom doesn't seem to want that. She does the push out/bring back thing with Jenelle constantly. It breaks my heart. Little Jace does not deserve to live like that. It makes me sad to see the shots of him just sitting on the floor, pushing at the glass door (as if trying to escape!).
Regarding the "interviews" with the financial aid counselors at the colleges - some of this stuff seems like it may be re-enactments....as do other aspects. Since when does the financial aid meeting last five or ten minutes, and be the last step in registration? Weird. The conversations with friends and boyfriends/girlfriends filmed in a park (which are shown every episode) are obviously set up, and the friends are fed questions to ask. Totally unnecessary, in my opinion.
Ok, time for me to get on with it...I'm putting way too much time and energy into this tv show.