Welcome back to another recap of some of our favorite girls and their kids. It’s me, Jersey, and I can’t wait to recap this week for you.
Kailyn and Jo take Isaac to his first day of first grade. Jo is getting Isaac ready and of course Isaac looks super cute. Jo and Isaac have a very touching conversation ending in a hug. Awwww. Kail asks Isaac what was in his lunch and Jo says he put in a “lunchable….” . I guess those are just as popular in Delaware as West Virginia. Kail asks as they are getting out of the car if Isaac has all the school supplies he needs. That might have been a prudent question to ask the night before or a few days before.
Kail is again pretty much absent from this episode; there is a shot of her going to her first day of class for the semester. Isaac is at Jo’s with Jo, Vee and Vivi. Vee points out that now that they have Isaac more, maybe Jo should get the 50/50 custody in writing. Jo is hesitant to rock the Kail-boat though. Vee feels like their lives are based around Kail’s wants and needs. Jo sees it more as basing their lives around Isaac’s needs.
Jo heads over to Kail’s to talk to her about custody. Kail is barely paying attention to him at first, with her eyes glued to the computer. Kail states that she feels that everything is fine and wants to keep things status quo. Kail plays the single mom card when Jo brings up the ever-changing schedule. Kail becomes defensive and says now she has hard feelings towards Vee. There is some weird snuffling, snorting sound in the background, which no one acknowledges or anything. Did Kail get a pig and I missed it? Is that Lincoln snoring? I’m not entirely sure.
Jenelle, David, Maryssa and Jace all head to a restaurant. Jenelle mentions that she texted Nathan to see how Kaiser was doing and she is annoyed that he didn’t text her back, since he has no job or anything. Pot, please meet kettle?! Nathan wants to discuss disciplining Kaiser and having Kaiser follow the “rules and regulations” at his house. Isn’t that kid two? Not that you can’t set boundaries at two, but rules and regulations? Is he at Baby Boot Camp? David coaches Jenelle on what to say to Nathan. That should end well. Jenelle feels since Nathan broke up with his girlfriend, he must want Jenelle back. Naturally.
Jenelle is not feeling well, so David heads out to drop Jace with Barbara and pick up Kaiser. He asks Jace if he’s excited to go back to Meme’s house. I get it that they are supposed to engage in conversation while filming, but can you please ask Jace something other than where he wants to live? At this point, he probably wishes he could find a nice boarding school somewhere. The kid-switch with Nathan and Kaiser goes smoothly; just in time for Barbara to arrive to pick up Jace. That goes smoothly as well. David heads back with Maryssa and Kaiser.
Jenelle, David, Kaiser and Maryssa are in the car when Jenelle mentions that one of her friends, Jelly, talked to Nathan and Nathan had said it was “weird seeing Jenelle pregnant”. Really? That doesn’t seem all that weird, honestly. Nathan also can’t wait to get back with Jenelle, per Jenelle and Jelly. Gelly. Jelli. I have no idea how you would spell that for someone’s name.
Nathan’s friend Josh actually says “I feel like y’all film on these couches too much.” That might be the understatement of the century! Nathan tells the producer and Josh that David texted him and called him out about Nathan’s attempt to get back with Jenelle. Nathan admits he told David in the text that there is a one percent chance he would get back together with Jenelle and that they were perfect together at one point. She was perfect with all her soulmates, Nathan, you know that. Nathan then tells the producer he doesn’t want to get back with Jenelle, not in a million years. But Nathan, you just said….nevermind.
Back in the car (at least they’re off the sofas?) for everyone, sans Jace. The discussion centers on Jenelle talking about when she gets Jace back and how he should be living with her and David. They pull up to drop Kaiser off and David makes a snide comment about Nathan not being there and calls him a “little bitch”. That’s great for the kids to hear, David. It says fifteen minutes elapses, but Jenelle gets back in the car with a different shirt on. Weird. Jenelle says she pumps Nathan’s mom for information about what Nathan does with Kaiser.
The girls also started school on this episode. Leah tells them that they better not get food or trash all over her car. She must have turned over a new leaf, or purchased a new car, because her previous ones were downright scary on the inside. Gracie shares that someone told someone else to “shut their piehole, which is their mouthhole.” Well, okay then! Addie, who is probably feeling like she needs in on the action, throws her yogurt on the floor. So much for that clean car. Leah does threaten her with a time-out and carries through, much to Addie’s dismay.
Ali has a doctor’s appointment in Columbus. Leah asks Ali in the car if she thinks she falls more or the same as before. Leah should be telling Ali to put her seatbelt on. The nurse asks Ali if she is in any pain, and Ali tells her no and shows her on the pain chart that she is not in pain. That girl is a trooper. The doctor is pleased with Ali’s overall strength but remains cautious about the future. They may want to test Grace to see if she is a carrier of the same gene that caused Ali’s MD. Leah and Ali call Corey after the appointment. Leah and Corey discuss having Gracie tested. Leah looks really super thin.
Leah is wrangling the kids at the playground then heads off to drop Gracie at practice. She leaves Ali and Addie in the car, unattended. Since she has spent the episode basically highlighting that Addie doesn’t listen very well, leaving her in a vehicle unattended is probably not the best idea. Especially since “MTV doesn’t count” as far as supervision.
Chelsea Houska DeBoer
Chelsea and Cole are using their at home Doppler to listen to baby Watson (even though we don’t know his name yet, but we do). Chelsea is worried about errant hair being shown. They find the heartbeat and both smile so big. It’s very cute and touching. Who doesn’t love a new baby?! Chelsea is sporting a rather “unusual” hair do, but honestly, she looks comfy and happy, so rock on, I say. Aubree in those glasses is still about the cutest thing ever. Chelsea and Chelsey talk about her upcoming bachelorette party and Chelsea says they now know the gender, but they are waiting to make a big announcement and Chelsea is trying hard to protect Cole’s privacy. While I do get that, I would think having a baby while you’re in a nationally televised program would negate that whole privacy thing overall.
Chelsea’s friends bring her over an inflatable man doll named “Dick”. Her friend starts to blow it up when Aubree walks in the room. Chelsea tells her it’s a “naughty thing” and ushers her out. Chelsea drops Aubree with her mom and heads out for her girls weekend. While she was inside at her moms, her friends have inflated “Dick” and given him a seat of honor in the backseat.
Chelsea and Company play a very strange penis-ring toss game. They do look like they’re having fun though. The next day they go to a Mystery House. This seems pretty interesting and if I’m ever in South Dakota, that’s definitely happening. They are talking about the wedding in the car and accidentally give away the gender. Ooops. Chelsea handles it pretty well and laughs it off.
Chelsea’s weekend continues with her three friends at a restaurant. Chelsea says she doesn’t mind not being able to drink, because she’s so happy. And she really seems genuinely happy.
Next time, Jenelle learns that Nathan was arrested for domestic violence, Chelsea continues to point out that Adam is never around, not even on Aubree’s birthday, Leah’s grandma gives her some sage advice about not chasing down a deadbeat dad and Kail tells Javi she had a change of heart and wants to get back together! What?! Tune in next week. Until then, Jersey out.