Last Friday was Teen Mom Jenelle Evans' son Jace's fourth birthday, and Evans tweeted out a photo of a really adorable cake that one has to assume she either made herself or someone else in her family made. The cake is Spider-Man and totally awesome. Clearly, with its layers and fondant, it took a lot of work and care. It really seems like maybe Evans is turning it all around.
Clicking over to Evans' Twitter and Facebook feed, it was surprising to find that she, like any mom whose child has a birthday in the summer, spent the weekend baking, planning, and ultimately hosting a gaggle of young kids to celebrate her child.
It was so un-Jenelle-like. So normal. So ... mom-like? Maybe it's true. Maybe Jenelle really is shifting her priorities and finally (finally!) becoming the mom Jace deserves.
It's obviously too early to say for sure just how much Jenelle is shifting. And let's face it: One homemade cake (or really nice, thoughtful store-bought one) does not a good mom make. But it does show effort. It shows that she is trying, and hey, that's more than she has done in the past.
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Being a good mom doesn't take buying a kid things or visiting him on Sundays with lots of treats. It's the day to day slog. It's the making of the lunches and the birthday cakes and the kissing of the boo-boos and the rocking them back to sleep after nightmares.
But every good mom has to start somewhere and maybe, just maybe, Jenelle is shifting her focus away from boys and drugs and parties and back onto her son.
It's a small thing, but her Twitter feed seems less drama and more love for Jace lately. Her Facebook feed looks a lot like that of any young mom. If she IS growing up, then maybe Teen Mom 2 can continue. Or, better yet, maybe there is still time for Jace to have a happy childhood.
Do you think Jenelle is changing?
Image via Twitter
Something my kids handmade
A fun holiday at home with my family
Some time off!
Something just for me, like a plush robe