I would not say that I do not enjoy Leah and Corey because they have no drama, I think they have a lot with the baby and all the possibilities and the wedding jitters and all, but it is like I feel like they are for a lack of a better word normal. I feel like they have it together, and they just need to live their lives.
Actually, the lack of intense drama/stupidity is why I appreciate Corey/Leah being on this season. I need somebody to counter balance Jenelle and Chelsea.
I try to watch this show regularly...usually catch it on the weekend, and I really get disgusted at the behavior of some of these kids, starting with Season 1. I swear, they need to spend one week with my dad, he'd fix them straight.
But i think like others said, that the $700 was a combination of the advances, gas, and food. Still totally wrong to charge that much if she didn't have it.
I saw a glimmer of real love finally in Barbara this episode. When she was at the lawyer's office and he explained what her choices were about the credit cards that she could accept the charges or turn Jenelle in, but that it would ruin her chances of getting a job I saw her really realize that she had to be the bigger one, and not win with the spite game this time.
If my daughter stole my credit cards, there is no way that I could be ok with it. I would not turn her in, but I would take her to court for the money. That way she would have a judgement to pay me, and some sort of plan to do so. In this economy 700 is a lot, and Barbara hardly looks as if she is drowning in money so to her maybe it is a lot all the time. I think that she needs to just realize that Jenelle is not going to get any better until she wants to. She needs to be allowed, without Kiefer, to stay at her mom's. Jace needs her, and Barbara needs to ease up at home with her. However, she needs to be given guidelines that she has to follow. She should have to get and keep a job, have a regular studytime established that she sticks to, and a regular visitation with Jace that she sticks to. If she cannot do these things, than instead of kicking her out, she needs to file for permanent custody of Jace, and kick her out for good no coming back no matter what.
These two have been going at it with no good results for way too long, and Barbara needs to make the right choices now for Jace. Although I have my doubts that in her care he will be raised any better than Jenelle, but at this point she is better than Jenelle, and if Jenelle cannot stick to a plan, than she does not deserve the reward of raising him.
I cannot see any comparison between Kailynn and Chelsea other than they are both teen moms. Chelsea has nothing to do but raise her child. She has no job, noone forcing her to do school, and money at her leisure. She also has entertainment at the drop of a hat, and seemingly endless supplies of money. Kailynn is working two jobs, attending school, and raising Isaac. I see noone handing her out free money regularly either. Her mother finally stepped up and helped her to pay for a custody order not a Lady Gaga concert or lunch at a restaurant, but a custody order. I see nothing in Chelsea to warrant poor Kailynn from being compared to her. Kailynn makes mistakes as everyone does, but she is a worker and motivated highly. I would let her watch my children, and Chelsea would not watch my goldfish.
1. Kailyn had an offer for a free living situation and was told she could not date while living there. Setting aside for the moment how Jo and his parents treated her otherwise, she was offered this and chose to date. She chose herself over her living situation.
2. Two part-time jobs are admirable, but for all we know, she works a single shift at each one each week. However much she is working, even without paying rent, she is not able to accrue enough savings for school after paying for basic expenses, and had to borrow money. That tells me that, while I admire she is working at all, it's not going to be enough. She needs more or better work. I don't think she is motivated highly, I think she is settling for the minimum.
3. While she is going to school, in her very first semester she has already withdrawn from an essential class. I wonder if she will decide the whole thing is just "too hard" and not finish.
4. She was naive in regards to custody arrangements and presumably child support. Jo was an incredible jerk to her, but Kailyn just seemed dumbfounded and shell-shocked by the whole process.
Each of those criteria are things I could re-write in a similar fashion for Chelsea.
And again, Kailyn experienced a tough break in how Jo and his family turned on her, and there is no excuse for his abuse. None. I just think that, had she been less naive, she may have been able to avoid some of the explosiveness of it, getting out at earlier signs of trouble.
I agree that Kailyn is DOING more, but at the end of the day, my feeling about Kailyn is that she and Chelsea will have pretty much the same amount of things DONE to show for their efforts.
I don't know if I believe the information in that article. I posted my concerns on another thread about this. It says that Jenelle has 3 additional charges. I have not been able to locate them. The original ones are all that are located on the NC Court website for all criminal defendants. Here's the link:
Calendars / Citation Query by Defendant Name
I don't find any other charges. Unless they are in a different state, they should appear.
[VIDEO] 'Teen Mom' Star Jenelle Evans BRUTAL Fight Video | TMZ.com
Watch this disturbing video of Jenelle beating up another girl. Very disturbing.