Megan is a junior from a tiny little town called Ault, Colorado. She’s dating Nathan, who graduated from High School last year and still doesn’t have a job. After catching so much flack from his parents for sitting on his butt playing video games all day, he moved in with Megan’s family. Since her dad is home from service, he’s not thrilled with Nathan sitting around the house with nothing better to do than kill imaginary men and aliens.
Megan and Nathan attended a high school dance six weeks prior to her due date, and she said it made her feel like a normal teenager again. Chalk that up as possibly the last time you’ll feel that way! The next day Megan’s dad wanted to sit down with her and Nathan to discuss their plans for the future before he goes back to Afghanistan.
Megan’s dad: ‘So what’s the plan?’
Megan: ‘What plan?
Megan’s Parent’s: What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna get married?
Megan and Nathan: ‘One day… It’ll happen/’
That talk was totally going nowhere! Without going into every detail of the conversation, Nate doesn’t want to go to the Air Force because the baby’s coming and his dad let the two know there’s a shot clock. Y’all ain’t living in daddy’s house forever!
The talk did nothing to inspire Nathan to do anything but play games. Megan tried talking to him about his plans but Nathan feels like anything he does will never be good enough. He doesn’t want to go into the Military like Megan’s dad or sister, but he doesn’t seem to have any other plan for a job.
Megan tried talking to Nathan about his recent lack of support. Nathan said he needs his space and asks Megan if she knows that ‘if we weren’t having this baby, I wouldn’t be here. Right?’ She had no idea he felt so trapped. He’s apparently so suffocated by this baby and the responsibilities, that he didn’t even stay at the baby shower, which was at his own parents’ house. Shady!
That night, Megan’s sister Moriah sat Nathan down for a little lecture on how to quit being a jack hole. Moriah told him she believes that once the baby comes around, he’s going to bolt. She also told him she heard that he told Megan he’s going to leave if things don’t change. He said just because he and Megan split up doesn’t mean he’s going to leave his baby. Moriah tried talking to him about possibly going into the Army, but he’s still on the fence. It’s time for Moriah to take a stand.
“The fact that you’re living off of my dads paycheck when he’s over in Afghanistan right now, doesn’t really thrill me. Even if you start considering it, and you take one little step, you’ll get more respect from me and my dad. We’ve got serious doubts about you”
The whole world has doubts about him after spending the first 20 minutes of this episode watching him play games!
The talk seemed to work because Nathan admitted he was being a sucky boyfriend/father-to-be and promised he would try harder, which he did! He applied for a few jobs but was turned down. Could it possibly have something to do with the lazy unwashed look?
Megan’s sister is being deployed and won’t be around to see the baby be born. She may not be able to come home for a year, so Megan is super upset. Luckily, her dad came home just in time to see little Blake be born.
Now that Blake is home, Nathan still hasn’t changed. He’s either sleeping or playing games and Megan is getting fed up. She talked to him about either helping take care of the baby or getting a job, but getting this dude to do anything is like pulling teeth. His buddy mentions going down to Texas with him to work, but Megan is worried he’s just going to party all the time. Sounds like Nate might actually do some work!
Megan says she wishes she had waited before having a baby because she’s lost her friends, and it’s hard not having someone to talk to. Being distanced from your friends happens pretty often when you have a baby so young. They’re looking forward to enjoying the rest of their teenage years, and you’re stuck raising a baby, but the ones who do stick around are definitely your true buds.
I just hope Nate steps up and starts being a father.