Things got kind of crazy on Teen Mom last night — even by Teen Mom standards. Cops were called, an impromptu road trip to New Jersey was made, and Aubree’s first carnival experience was tarnished. Let’s relive the madness.
I know Leah and Corey had looked for venues, but I had no idea their wedding was planned so quickly after the engagement. It was less than a month away, and there was still a big list of wedding todo’s (i.e., find a dress), not to mention a baby to take care of. On the wedding front, Leah tried on dress after dress, and the more expensive they got, the more her sister cooed over how perfect they were. But both Leah and Corey’s moms were less than thrilled, reminding her that there would be more costs on top of a dress she’d wear once in her life. But with a 30 percent discount — which I’m sure the shop was happy to offer in the name of publicity — and Leah’s pretty-pretty-please face, she got the dress of her dreams for a cool $1,000.
Back in reality, Ali received her adorable glasses, and even though they looked like a Happy Meal prize, they worked. She was finally high-fiving Corey, which was all sorts of adorable. The good news kept rolling in when Leah and Corey got word that Ali’s MRI came up normal. The caveat was that she may have a syndrome, which meant a visit to a geneticist. Less than enthused about the doctor’s wait-and-see approach, Leah booked an appointment with a different doctor for two days before the wedding. Sometimes Leah can seem so young, like when she fawns over Corey or reverts to her childish ways with her mom, but in that moment, she was all grown up. The wedding was small beans compared to the health of her daughter, she said. To give her some hope, Corey bet Leah that Ali could, in fact, roll over from her back to her belly — something she struggled with in the past. And she did it! Virtual high five, Ali!
Jenelle impressed me last night. Much like Leah, her priorities were in check. Now that she was living at home, she worked, went to school, and tried to mend the broken relationship with her mother. On top of that, she actually coherently expressed to her mother what was bothering her. Admittedly, when they agreed to respect each other more, Jenelle opted for a handshake over a hug. But there were no slammed doors or raised voices. Progress!
But then, of course, everything got messed up. Jenelle made a quick trip to the store with Jace in tow, which was against Barbara’s rules of not taking the baby outside. When Barb returned and found Jace’s seat in the car, that handshake seemed like a distant memory. She was furious that Jenelle hadn’t asked permission, and said that this was essentially the last straw; the next step would be calling the police. Had Jenelle taken better care of her baby from the beginning, she said, she wouldn’t have all these stringent rules to follow. I understand where Barb was coming from, but she should know by now that forcing a girl like Jenelle to follow so many rules will only drive her away.
And that’s quite literally what Jenelle did: She drove to Jersey. Between missing her man (she hadn’t seen him in two days!) and the most recent argument with her mom, Jenelle decided to ask Kieffer, “Why not drive to New Jersey and just leave everything?” Hmm…well, I can think of a few reasons why not. But under the influence of Kieffer, she thought this was some great idea. So she packed her backpack under the guise of a trip to a Myrtle Beach concert and blindly went out, not noticing (caring?) that Jace was running after her. She then went to go pick up her other baby, Kieffer, who was randomly waiting on the side of a road for her. I’m all for adventurous road trips, but this had bad idea written all over it.
NEXT: A “fun” trip to the carnival