Jenelle Evans is doing great these days, and we're all expecting and hoping that she's going to be a better mom this time around to baby Kaiser, who is due in June, than she was to baby Jace, whom she signed custody of over to her mom Barbara. Jace has had a rough start to life, which we've seen come out recently on Teen Mom 2 as he's acted out his frustrations.
But not only is Jenelle vowing to be a better mom to Kaiser, she's also been taking a much more active roll in Jace's life recently. Still no word on whether she's going to ask her mom for custody back, but it's obvious she's trying to have a real and loving relationship with him.
Still ... haters gotta hate. And boy did they hate on Wednesday when Jenelle tweeted that she was going to pick Jace up early from school.
Going to get my baby boy from school early, someone was very bad today. ðï¿½ï¿½¬— Jenelle Evans (@PBandJenelley_1) April 30, 2014
It wasn't so much that she tweeted that ... it was what she tweeted a little while later that really had everyone in an uproar.
Lmao chocolate covered strawberries with my little man. ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ pic.twitter.com/k6nP4gAsSZ— Jenelle Evans (@PBandJenelley_1) April 30, 2014
It didn't take long for the "you shouldn't reward him for bad behavior" comments to roll in. Some of them were really awful, like this one -- "so when he stabs a kid with scissors you gonna buy him a fucking pony?" or this one -- "great idea, reward the kid with chocolate for being an asshole at school today."
People need to take a freaking chill pill. First off, we don't know what Jace was doing that constitutes "bad." Second, has nobody ever shared a treat with their child after working through something with them?
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There have been times my kids have misbehaved, but once we reach a resolution, and they understand what they did wrong, it's time to show them love. What was Jenelle supposed to do, lock him in his room and give him nothing but bread and water for the rest of the day?
A lot of Jace's behavior problems likely extend from not feeling secure in his relationship with his mother, so I'm not going to judge her for giving her kid a fun snack on (zomg!) the same day she had to pick him up early from school. It's not like she took him to Disneyland, or like that one commentor said, bought him an effing pony.
They're strawberries. So what if they're on a stick and dipped in chocolate? That's a nurturing, fun thing to do as a mom, and I'm sure Jace felt loved and cared for.
Do you think Jenelle was rewarding Jace's bad behavior?
Image via Jenelle Evans/Twitter