Adam Lind has never been a Teen Mom fan favorite.
And yeah, that may be the biggest understatement of all time, but hey, it's still true.
Adam was the worst in many, many ways, but at least he had the decency to quit the show a couple of years ago so we wouldn't have to see him on TV anymore.
But now, it's looking like he can't even manage that anymore.
Yep ... he's back!
There He Is!
So yeah, Adam may be the worst dad in the entire Teen Mom franchise -- and considering some of the other dads, that's really saying a lot.
Like he's so bad that if he had stuck around and become a bigger cast member, he might almost be as bad as Amber "shut your fat f-cking mouth, you deserve to get hit" Portwood.
Adam has been awful from day one -- he was always mean to Chelsea Houska.
One of the most memorable moments from the early seasons of Teen Mom 2 was when she received a text from him that read "you fat stretch mark bitch ... tell me where and when to sign the rights over for that mistake," with baby Aubree being "that mistake."
As the years went on, things didn't get better. He barely spent any time with Aubree, he kept breaking up with Chelsea and then getting back with her when he needed a place to live, and he always treated her terribly, whether they were dating or not.
And Then Paislee
He even began to spread his awfulness around a bit more -- he dated Taylor Halbur and got her pregnant with her daughter, Paislee.
Making It Work?
For a while, he seemed to get maybe just a tiny bit better -- seriously, just the tiniest little bit. He spent a little bit of time with both of his daughters, and he even got a vasectomy to prevent anymore pregnancies.
Of course, he still refused to pay child support, and he still ditched his kids -- we all remember the first time he skipped Aubree's big father-daughter dance so he could practice for a weight-lifting competition.
But that still didn't prepare us for how bad things were about to get.
The Beginning of the End
At the end of 2016, Adam started saying that he was quitting Teen Mom 2. He's said this before, but he meant it this time -- he did quit filming altogether.
Which was probably for the best, because in 2017, his whole entire life started falling apart.
2017 was when Adam tested positive for meth in a court-ordered drug test. He tested positive for steroids, too, but the meth was definitely the big shocker.
He'd had quite the arrest record before, too, but 2017 was when he got arrested for domestic violence after allegedly assaulting then-girlfriend Stasia Huber.
According to Stasia, he broke her arm when he was high, then locked her in a room and smashed her phone. He later realized what he'd done and took her to the ER, but the incident was enough for him to be charged with four counts of domestic violence.
He somehow managed to avoid jailtime for that -- pretty shocking, considering Stasia got a restraining order against him and he was arrested once again for violating it -- but since he wasn't on the show for all of this, we didn't hear too much about it.
That was Adam's 2017 in one disgusting little nutshell, but 2018 was pretty bad, too.
Well, for him, anyway -- the year kicked off with Chelsea winning sole custody of Aubree, and with visits with Adam only being allowed at a visitation center. He also agreed to let Aubree change her last name from Lind to Lind-DeBoer as long as Chelsea waived his back child support.
Of course, he still missed most, if not all of his visits at the visitation center, because he's awful -- that's what we've been trying to get across this whole entire time.
... And Paislee
Later in the year, Adam had a different big court date for his younger daughter, Paislee -- that was when he signed over his parental rights and allowed Taylor's husband to adopt her.
That was pretty much the last big thing we heard from Adam, and that happened a whole year ago. Sure, Chelsea has complained about him not showing up for Aubree's visits, but when it comes to actual news? It's been pretty quiet.
That's why it was so surprising to see him in a sneak peek for next week's episode!
The Adam part of the sneak peek was very quick, but we saw him show up to one of Aubree's softball games and give her a hug.
Aubree had a big smile on her face -- it's always clear that, despite everything, she still loves her dad.
But it was also clear that Chelsea was not having a good time with Adam's surprise appearance -- "Oh my god, I'm uncomfortable," she could be heard saying.
Is This Good?
On the bright side, it really did look like Aubree was happy to see him, and since this all happened in a public place, it doesn't seem like he was violating the custody order.
It also looks like he's put on a bit of weight, which is good, since during the meth times he lost a whole lot of it -- maybe this is a sign that he's getting help and on the right track.
And while it's understandable that Chelsea wouldn't want to be around Adam ever under any circumstances, some people think she should reconsider.
Like the person who tweeted "WTH is wrong with Chelsea?! She knows Adam exists! She should be thrilled his ass showed up! Based on the clip, she looks like a hung up ex!"
On the Other Hand
Don't worry, Adam has been plenty of criticism too -- some people think he's only back for a paycheck, although so far it looks like he just happened to be at Aubree's game the same time the crew was filming.
Look, it's really, really difficult to say anything nice about Adam since he's proven over and over and over again how truly terrible he is. He is not a good person, and it's not just the meth and/or steroids -- he's been like this since the very beginning of the show.
But if there's a chance that he's working on himself and trying to be a better person, wouldn't that be the best thing possible for him? And shouldn't we want that for Aubree?