Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Instant Mom: Crowd-Sourcing Advice

Stephanie: "I know a lot of what I'm doing is unorthodox."
Maggie: "Is that the new word for stupid?"

This show has been interesting to watch, partly because seeing Tia as a parent is just so strange to me (despite the fact that I have seen several episodes of the reality show she shares with her sister), and partly because the scenarios, while humorous, are just a tad too unrealistic. Or, maybe I'm just out-of-touch with today's youth, though let's hope that's not the case. Regardless, the reiteration of the kids' mom being out-of-town to care for a relative is certainly foreshadowing some sort of major upheaval - how long could she realistically be gone that the kids would be with Charlie and Stephanie full-time? I guess we'll find out, as the series has been renewed for a second season, and the first has already been extended twice!
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Instant Mom "In Blog We Trust" (S01E08): There's a formal mother-daughter tea coming up, and Gabby invites Stephanie because her biological mother is still away. Stephanie gets overly excited, as she has been trying to bond more with Charlie's oldest. In fact, she had recently started an anonymous parenting blog to ask for advice on raising the kids. [punishments for spit-takes? I would've laughed and told the kids to take it outside, LoL.] However, James soon finds it, and begins acting as 38 different parents, giving advice to fit what he and Aaron want. ["How Not to Be an Evil Stepmother" wasn't taken??] Before long, Gabby catches on to James' activities, and gets upset that Stephanie crowd-sourced leg-shaving information. [Gabby thinking that blogging about the family is the same as talking about them behind their backs was an interesting perspective...] Gabby asks Maggie to take her to the tea instead, crushing Stephanie. But, Stephanoe and Charlie figure out that the boys created fake accounts, and Stephanie pretends the "Federal Internet Agency" is after them. [cute basketball desk chair.] They believe that she can cut them a deal so they don't go to jail, but they have to clean the house. [terrible that neither parent would get out of bed to tell the kids to go to sleep!]
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