I actually enjoyed tonight's trainwreck. My heart goes out to Jay, the Cooke father. His wife's smart ass comment about him leaving and being gone irritated me, and wtf was up with her just standing (or sittting) around doing nothing while her eldest beat the crap out of her youngest (wussy) child? That youngest child whined so much it was irritating- but the eldest?? You can tell these kids are NOT disciplined, and I loved how they showed Jay talking about how Brandi was the disciplinarian...HOW?? All she did was sit around! She looked a bit depressed or out of it to me, but what Justin (the Levine Dad) said about following through with your children is SO true. I'm a mother of a 4 yo girl and following through is the only way you can discipline your child. If you make a threat, or take something away- STICK with it. Sheesh.
Beverly (Levine mother)?? My god, what a high-strung, high-maintanence woman. I felt so sorry for Pierce while she screamed at him to do this and that for his Bat Mitzvah. I see therapy for Molly & Pierce in the future. They are both pretty good kids, well-mannered and really tried to help Jay out. I enjoyed that.
All in all I really liked the fathers on this show- the mothers were another story though. Kids?? I liked the Levine kids, the Cooke kids were heathens.