It was full-on DRAMA on Teen Mom 2 Monday night. Leah got engaged to Jeremy after like two weeks of dating, Chelsea was sobbing over Adam's birthday, and Jenelle was on an adult version of Scooby Doo trying to figure out who helped to create Jace. That's always a classy pursuit, no?
This is really the first we have seen Jenelle openly admit that Andrew may not be Jace's father and, to her credit, she is taking steps to find out the truth. Of course, the number of things she did wrong in this scenario -- sleeping with a friend's ex, sleeping with two men sans birth control at the same time, not mentioning any of this earlier -- are too many to count. But we will let those slide.
Hopefully, Jace will know who his father is at some point. But how sad for this poor boy that his mother wasn't more responsible. And how sad for the thousands of people who can't have children that this woman with this mess of a life can keep on having babies. Even so, she wasn't the real drama of the night.
That honor was given to Leah.
She got engaged this episode, admitted to removing her IUD, and ended up pregnant all in the span of about the 20-minute episode time. Wowza.
From the outside it looks like she is insane. She is rushing into a marriage and a family with a man she barely knows. Her mother's response to her engagement was so telling. There were no tears of joy or even any indication she was happy. She sounded resigned and basically told her she was old enough to make her own decisions.
If your mom isn't happy about your engagement, that's a BAD SIGN (just FYI). What is the rush? Leah has at least another 15 years of fertility and she has only known Jeremy for a few weeks.
Marriage and babies are (SHOCK) big, huge commitments that shouldn't be entered into lightly. Ever. So why is this so hard for these girls to grasp?
Maybe if they spent more time on themselves and less on their relationships and this myth of the "perfect family," they would be happier in the long run. Just a thought.
Did you think Leah's engagement and baby are good ideas?
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