This week’s episode focuses on one of my favorite guys in the show, Adam.
From the website: In the midst of a financial crisis, Adam must make an important decision that will alter the company’s future. Jasmine and Crosby announce their future plans to Jabbar, who reacts surprisingly to the news.
Adam has to lay off seven people, hence the title Seven Names (whoa, I just got that)! He finds himself so stressed out over this task and becomes emotionally involved. After talking to Kristina and Haddie, he finally builds the courage to do his job. On the other side of town, Julia is second guessing the thought of having another child. She begins feeling the pressure when Joel lands a job. He’s excited about it, she isn’t. Meanwhile, Crosby is devastated that Jabbar isn’t as excited as he thought he would, he starts to second guess his decision of marrying Jasmine. Sarah upsets Amber after telling her drunken friend’s mother what really happened on Halloween! Haddie volunteers at a homeless shelter.
I guess this week is about second guessing! At least that’s what I started to realize as I write this. Here are my five nuggets of knowledge from Parenthood.
- Your parent’s aren’t always right, when it comes to raising your kids. However, they can offer some good advice. Sarah rats out Amber’s friend because Zeek and Camille made her feel like an inadequate parent. They implied to her that she’s letting Amber run the show. I see where they’re coming from, but talking to the other mother about what happened (they lied about their whereabouts and went to a college party) it blew up in her face. In the end, Amber forgave her and it turns out Sarah did the right thing. I might have done it a little differently, but it is what it is. This is probably why you should also have a relationship with your kid’s friends or at least know them a little. That’s another lesson…note to self!
- Stand Up! For yourself that is! Haddie did not like the way the volunteer coordinator was treating her. She talked to her parent’s about it and they kind of told her to stand up for herself. She did, and it paid off. We have to teach our children to stand up for themselves, because as much as we hate to admit it, we won’t always be there to help.
- You can’t be expect people to be there for you emotionally when you’re giving them bad news. Whatever that means! Seriously, I didn’t quite get it. This is what Haddie said to Adam when he was practicing his ‘lay off’ speech. It made Adam see things clearly and he offered the same advice to Gordon. I thought it was cute that he took his daughter’s advice for such a difficult situation in his life. It reminded me of 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity (New International Version). This verse also goes along with nugget #2!
- Never trash talk your husband’s profession or think before you speak! Julia totally goes down on Joel really hard. She pretty much belittles his career as a carpenter. Hello, Jesus was a carpenter! Haha, seriously, just watch and you will see what I mean. Julia is frustrated because caring for Sydney is taking a toll on her career. She is finally in Joel’s shoes and can’t take it. I’m glad that I’m home to take care of Pinky, eventually I will have to go back to doing some work and I know it’s going to be hard on all of us. Either way, it’s disrespectful to mock someone’s career, especially if it’s something they love to do, and especially if that someone is your spouse. Bad Jules!
- It’s okay to have cold feet, if that’s all it really is. Crosby visits his big brother Adam for advice. He is devastated at the fact that Jabbar isn’t as excited about the wedding announcement as he thought he would be. Adam assures him that although Crosby’s decision to marry Jasmine was partly because of Jabbar, that’s he probably has cold feet. I agree, I totally think we all get nervous at one point in our engagement, correct me if I’m wrong. Getting married is a huge step in life, especially if your a floater or free spirit like Crosby. He seems to be treated like a black sheep, him and Sarah. At any rate, if you’re getting married, know that it’s totally normal to be nervous. Just make sure you communicate your feelings to your partner!
I don’t think Parenthood will be on this week…so we have a week off. Have a Happy Halloween. It will be Pinky’s First!