Parenthood-Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew’s Therapist

Last night’s Parenthood had me in tears. I really empathized with Amber in the scene where she confronts her father. “When I look at you I see the same loser who was never there for me when I really needed you.” I have a deadbeat dad who let me down time and time again, and I knew exactly what Amber was feeling in that moment. It was so disappointing that instead of the speech causing her dad to step it up, he runs away like a little coward. When Amber sings the “Tiny Fingers” song for her brother, I teared up again. The song is beautiful and I really need to learn it so I can sing it to my future babies. I love that the siblings stood by each other and comforted one another. That’s something I wish my brother and I had done for each other.

I loved the comic relief that Sydney provided when she stands off against Zeek. I was completely on his side. Whether or not Sydney wants to be a veggie, she still needs to follow the rules and can’t live off dessert alone. But it was too cute to watch her cross her arms and square off against the ever gruff Zeek.

The storyline for Crosby and Jasmine is so disappointing. What a downer! I can’t believe first, that Crosby slept with Max’s therapist, and second, that she quit because of it, though I don’t blame her. That would be so awful to run into Jasmine and have to face her, knowing you slept with her fiancé. The part where Adam screams at Crosby and telling Crosby he needs to face it that Max has Aspergers was powerful too. That poor family! They finally get things sorted out with their daughter and now this. Of course Max hears every word and wants to know what Aspergers is. I’m looking forward to next week’s episode and how they will explain things to Max.

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