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'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Jenelle Evans Should Not Have Sleepovers With Her Son

by Sasha Brown-Worsham on January 8, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Jenelle EvansThe four stars of Teen Mom 2 are the queens of second thoughts. If it's not Kailyn considering moving to Texas, it's Jenelle rethinking moving in with Josh so fast (ya think??). I guess when you're young, it's easy to jump in with both feet and rethink the whole thing.

Sadly, as parents, there are no second thoughts.

Chelsea knows this. She spends all her time grieving over the loss of Adam, though. She may be a good mom, but second thoughts about Adam? Should be BANISHED. He is awful. Still, she had good news tonight. She passed two parts of her GED. Truly, it's impressive. She has worked hard for it. But Chelsea wasn't the drama of tonight.

Kailyn was in Texas visiting her half-sister she'd never met before as well as family members she hadn't seen in a long time. She was even sort of talking about potentially moving to Texas (good luck getting that idea across to Jo).

But even THAT wasn't the major drama of the night. Leah and Corey spent this episode trying to decide if they want to get back together. This time it actually was Corey being so unfair to Leah. He was suggesting they get back together only because she was with someone else. Unfortunately, it seems like he is jerking her around. Leah handled it well, but let's hope he doesn't pull this forever. Maybe it's just divorce growing pains?

But even Leah wasn't the MAJOR drama of the night. Nope. That honor belongs to Jenelle (surprise, surprise). She is a heartbreaker, that Jenelle. You can always tell she has a good heart and WANTS to do so well. But every part of her body and soul somehow rejects any opportunity she has to get it right.

She is on and off her meds. She alienates boyfriends, moves too quickly, and asks for overnights with Jace before she has even figured out her medication and living situation.

She is broken-hearted that she can't be with her son, but she needs to be a responsible grownup before she can be with Jace. Barbara has a lot of issues, but she is doing right by Jace by limiting his time with his mom. She isn't ready for full-time parenthood. By setting limits, Barbara is keeping her grandson safe from his irresponsible mom.

It's heartbreaking to watch as it's clear Jenelle loves Jace. But she has a long, LONG way to go before real motherhood is in the cards.

Do you think Barbara is in the right to keep Jace from Jenelle?

 

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  • Maias...
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    MaiasMommy619

    January 8, 2013 at 12:26 AM
    Janelle can't take care of herself so to bring Jace home with her overbight is an asinine idea. Barbara was smart to take custody of that boy when she did.
  • kaerae
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    kaerae

    January 8, 2013 at 12:43 AM
    No, I'm sorry. A 20-year-old taking 3 years to pass half her GED in not impressive unless she meets the legal criteria of mental retardation. You do know that an average 8th grader can pass the GED cold, right?
  • aiden...
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    aidensmama721

    January 8, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    i think if jennelle's mom gave her a chance to be a mother she would suprise us all.Not having your baby can make you nuts


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    Stefanie18

    January 8, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    If Jenelle gets custody-or even overnight visitation with Jace, that child has a HUGE chance of becoming the next Caylee Anthony. She is VERY unstable. She has major mental issues, not to mention anger issues. What happens when she quickly grows tired of playing 'mommy' to that child and wants nothing more than to go out and party or high tail it over to her latest man's house but can't because she's stuck at home with her son? Guess who she is going to blame for not being able to live her life the way she wants to...JACE! Casey Anthony was the same way towards Caylee and we know what she did to solve that problem. Snuffed the life out of her. Between Jenelle's mental and anger issues, Jace faces the same fate as Caylee. Until Jenelle FINALLY gets her act together-takes her meds, gets help for her severe issues, makes her son her top priority over herself (implants, arrests, drug addictions, boyfriends, etc) she cannot have any kind of long term/overnight custody with that child. But she has to truly WANT to get help and better herself and she is not at that point in her life at all. My God-the girl couldn't grasp that she doesn't get to choose a Kesha concert over her prison sentence. She has a long way to go. A VERY long way.


  • Madel...
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    Madelaine

    January 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I think she needs help.


  • nikag...
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    nikagurl5889

    January 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM
    I was a teen mom and I am heartbroken that Jenelle can't even half get it together. Teen Moms have a rep of partying and letting their parents raise their children and Jenelle is a testament to that
  • jessica
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    jessica

    January 9, 2013 at 1:57 AM
    it's surprising to me the amount of really harsh judgement going on here. I think people sometimes forget that this is a TV show and we obviously do not get the full picture. How can you really judge someone without knowing what's going on? Reality shows aren't "real" wake up people!
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    Melissa Orruego

    April 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    I was a teen mom and as hard as it may seem to you, she needs to get her life together before she gets her son. It is important that she understands what she needs to learn is to put her child's needs first. 

     


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