The drama is never-ending on MTV's Teen Mom. We can't go a day without one of the stars getting arrested, engaged, dumped, or in a brawl. With all that madness, it's hard to accept that these kids are parents and supposed role models to tiny, impressionable children. Sometimes I wonder if they are just raising the next generation of Teen Mom stars. The latest bit of news about Maci Bookout's baby daddy Ryan Edwards, however, gives me hope for the future of at least their son. After I don't know how many seasons of ridiculously childish behavior, he may be finally growing up. Ryan wants to join the military and it could be the best thing for Bentley.
According to Wetpaint.com, the reality star is seriously thinking about enlisting. Recently Ryan tweeted, "Really thinking about the core!" (Presumably, he meant the corps.) Fans responded with a show of support, encouraging him to do it and not to be held back by the fact he's a father to a young child.
I admit, the thought of anyone going off to war is frightening to me. I wouldn't wish that harsh reality on anyone. But the fact of the matter is, it's an admirable thing for a young person to do. And in the case of someone like Ryan, it could give him the direction and discipline he needs. From what we see of his life now, he seems a bit lost, angry, and resentful. That must affect Bentley to a certain degree. It's clear that he loves his son and wants what's best for him, but I'm not sure he knows what that entails. Perhaps this will give him the chance to figure it out.
Ryan certainly holds men and women in the military in high regard, also tweeting, "Any man or woman that has been in the service has my up most [sic] respect." I bet he wouldn't mind being on the receiving end of that type of esteem and reverence. As scary as that experience would be, signing up could help turn him into a responsible adult and wonderful role model for his child.
Do you think Ryan is serious about joining the military?
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