It was only a matter of time really. One of the stars of Teen Mom had to start talking about adding another baby to the family. So who did you have your money on? Was it Farrah Abraham? Then give yourself a prize, because the sixth episode of Season 3 was a doozy.
Farrah added a puppy to her family!
What? Not like a new baby at all? Tell that to Farrah, who spent the entire episode acting like a teenager who just found out she was pregnant and is scared to tell her mom. Only instead of a bun in the oven, it was a puppy she bought "for" her daughter that she was desperate to keep hidden.
Getting a dog for your kid may not be all that weird, but most grown-ups at least have the decency to check with the landlord first. Only problem is, Farrah's landlord is her mom, Debra. And needless to say, she didn't bother making the call. She just hit the puppy shop.
And here I thought Farrah was straightening out after we sat gnashing our teeth over the safety of Sophia in the first two seasons of Teen Mom, when Farrah was leaving her alone in apartment building hallways and sinks full of water! I was hoping she at least learned something about putting the needs of the teeny tiny ahead of herself. Remind me not to put too much faith in flighty reality show stars?
With Debra living across the street, Farrah's too afraid to even take "Candy" outside. Instead she forces the poor pup to wear a diaper (see what I mean about the new baby?). And she holds the struggling creature over a toilet, ordering her to pee. Wait, let me repeat that. She held A PUPPY over a toilet, and told it to pee.
When that doesn't work -- surprise, surprise -- Farrah admits a dog is a lot harder than she expected. Kind of like parenting, Farrah?
Debra drives me up the wall with the way she babytalks to little Sophia and enables her daughter, but she deserves full credit for calling Farrah out when she tries to blame the whole fiasco on Sophia. Sorry, girl, but it's kind of obvious the 2-year-old didn't beg you to hide a dog in your apartment!
After watching her try to handle a baby and a puppy, there's a bit of good news. Farrah told Sophia she's not "popping out" anymore kids anytime soon, so the dog will have to suffice for kiddie company. Hallelujah! Dogs and kids aren't the same, but if you can't handle the responsibility and hard work of caring for a dog, you can't even begin to handle a human!
And a bit of credit to Farrah -- hers was far from the worst parenting fail of the episode. That goes to Gary Shirley for spending the night before his daughter's birthday party out partying it up himself, leaving his apartment a mess ... and a packet of condoms on the floor for baby Leah to scoop up. Where's a puppy when you need one to keep those pesky things out of the kids' hands?
What do you think of the way Farrah handled the puppy incident? Could any of the Teen Moms really handle another kid right now?
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