The first day of school really brings out different emotions from the parents and the kids.It can be pretty hard for some of us since we have to deal with a new environment outside the four corners of our home.Meanwhile, parents can get pretty emotional seeing their children growing up.
In this episode, Haley is finally going to college! Also, Lily is going to attend her first day at kindergarten, as well.Here are some of the highlights of this episode :
1) Luke's best effort to hide his emotions.
During the last episode of Season 3, Luke did something similar in his efforts to hide how much he would miss his sister, Haley. He tried to hide the acceptance letter of Haley for college since he didn't want his sister to be far away from home.Meanwhile, in this episode, Haley's going to to move out of the house and live in a dorm for college.He puts on a mask to conceal his emotions.Haley feels touched that his brother would be affected by her, so she gives him a hug. Awww.
2) Phil's gift to his daughter, Haley.
Knowing Phil, the lessons placed in this book are sure to be the weirdest lessons you'll ever hear.
Some phrases such as the following :
1)"Always look people in the eye.Even if they're blind, just say, "I'm looking you in the eye."
2)"If you get pulled over for speeding, tell the policeman that you're wife has a diarrhea."
3)"Marry someone who looks sexy when disappointed."
4)"Older black ladies make the best iced tea."
5)"You can tell a lot about a person from his biography."
6)"Watch the sunrise at least once a day."
7)"If you love something, set it free...unless it's a tiger."
8)"When life gives you lemonade, make lemons.Life would be like whaaaat?!
Later in this episode, we can see that Haley actually enjoys reading the book and dwells on some lessons from it.When she goes to the cafeteria, she chooses to seat alone instead of joining a group of popular kids.While doing so, we can hear Phil's voice over of his lesson.He says, "If you're ever feeling lonely,just eat in front of a mirror."
3) Lily and her protective Daddies
Cam and Mitch are way too protective of Lily.hihi
3) Jay and Gloria take classes for their upcoming baby.
The facilitator teaches the class how to wrap the towel around the baby, like a burrito.
When Gloria shouts that she's done, the facilitator checks out her work.She says that Gloria wrapped the blanket too tight.As to which the defensive Gloria replies, "It's a burrito, you don't want the meat to fall out."
4) The daddies and the mommies find out their similarity.
A while ago, when Cam attacked the kid when he fought with Lily, the parents of both kids are sent to the principal office.Turns out the kid is a child of a lesbian couple.Cam and Mitch then says that they have nothing in common with lesbians.
"Gay men and lesbians have less in common that one might think."
Th principal assigns "homework" to the two families, a play date to reconcile their differences.
It's funny how kids seem to hate each other one moment, and the nest thing you know, they're the best of friends already.When Conrad and her mommies appear at Cam and Mitch's home for the playdate, they seem to be inseparable.haha
But things don't turn out to be as good as we all might think.Lily and Conrad go to a room and lock themselves.PBB teens?! Naturally, their overprotective parents freak out to the highest level since they don't know if their kids are safe inside.Just when they're ready to take over the door, Lily and Conrad finally speak to their parents, much to the parents' relief.The kids finally open the door and go to their parents.
After this incident, Cam shares his realization.He says, "Sometimes we get hung up with our differences, we forgot the one thing we have in common.When it comes to the safety and well being of our children, we're all a little bit nuts."
I am far away from having my own children, but I really like Cam's message.Sometimes, we can really dwell a lot on what sets us apart, rather than the things that we have in common.
5) Far way from home
During the night, after her parents have left her all alone now, Haley calls her parents and give thanks for what they have done.
I've cried so much because of this last scene.Haley reminds me of myself since I feel the same way when I started living alone.There are a lot of times when Haley would be this whiny, self-centered girl concerned about her looks and popularity.She seldom shows or tells how much thankful she is to her family.But when she starts to live alone, she starts to really feel how much she's missed them.