If you watched Monday night’s season premiere of Teen Mom 2, then you know that Jenelle Evans did not have the greatest time.
While pregnant with her third child, Ensley, she was juggling a lot of relationship drama, and was actually kind of hard to watch.
The big issue in the episode was that Jenelle and her family were forced to move to a new rental home for unexpected reasons.
Their current house had some mold in it, and their future home (that they’re building) wasn’t ready for them to move in quite yet.
Mold may sound harmless but this kind was potentially toxic: bad news for everyone, but especially for a pregnant woman and toddler.
So her boyfriend, David Eason, assembled some buddies and began moving things while she took care of her second child, Kaiser.
Sounds like they had a plan, right?
Unfortunately, being pregnant while caring for a toddler and also while moving is a recipe for disaster, and a disaster is what we got.
After a day of moving, David called their realtor’s office to pick up the keys for their new house, only to find that the office had already closed.
Jenelle promptly began freaking out hard:
"Now where are we going to sleep? In a hotel? What are we going to do? I’m going to freak out if I have to stay in this house another day."
David Eason pointed out that he had told Jenelle earlier that day to pick up the keys, but she said that she couldn’t do it with Kaiser.
He told her to take Kaiser to a hotel, and she scoffed, telling him sarcastically that being in a hotel with Kaiser would be "so much fun."
Basically nothing was good enough for her, and she took her frustrations out on everyone around her. Including poor little Kaiser.
She made it sound like that little boy is the worst kid in the world, like he’s completely unmanageable and she’s simply unable to control him.
Must as you want to give her the benefit of the doubt during such challenging times, this was borderline uncomfortable to witness.
The Teen Mom 2 star kept calling him "bad," and she kept making it seem like she would rather do anything than be alone with him.
And yes, she was heavily pregnant during these edited scenes on MTV, and her frustrations are understandable, but she’s still his mother.
She still needs to be caring and kind to him.
And it sounds like Kaiser’s father, Jenelle’s previous fiance Nathan Griffith, agrees with that assessment of his former partner.
When someone reached out to him on Twitter to ask him if Kaiser was really as bad as Jenelle made him out to be, he wrote:
"He can definitely be a handful but it’s not his fault."
Nathan added, in a pretty clear shot at you-know-who: "I think a little love, structure and attention can go a long way in a child’s life."
To be clear, Nathan is a terrible human being and also a terrible father, so it’s not like he really has any room to give anyone else parenting advice.
But he’s actually not wrong in this case, nor is he unaware of his own shortcomings and areas for potential improvement, either.
Another person told him that he needed to work on co-parenting more effectively with Jenelle if he really believed these things.
"100%," he replied, to his credit. "I can’t agree with you anymore! I have discussed these issues with David and Jenelle."
"I get along with my ex wife and her family perfectly," Griffith added. "I’m really easy going. I give in a lot to JE."
"I know it doesn’t show it but it is tv. Kaiser has a big heart. He is like me that needs tons of love and structure that I didn’t get."
"He will fall and learn as I did," he said of his young son.
"But I want him to be 100x’s better than a man I am!"
Again, we can’t stress this enough, Nathan is an absolute nightmare. But if he looks like the reasonable parent here …
… what does that say about Jenelle?