DO ignore weird texts from your ex.
Itâ€™s finally winter break for Maci, and boy is she glad. She, Kyle, and Bentley are hanging out at home (Note: Bentley is wearing a Woody from Toy Story costume. Maci is wearing Woody’s hat. And Kyle has somehow jammed a child-sized Buzz Lightyear costume over his head, where it drapes awkwardly around his neck. Domestic bliss!) when she gets a text from Ryan saying, â€śTell your boyfriend that we need someone else at work.â€ť Thatâ€™sâ€¦ kind of weird, right? Kyle certainly thinks so. They donâ€™t really do anything about it, though; maybe if they ignore it, the awkward will just go away. Maci changes the subject and notes that she hasnâ€™t registered for classes for next semester yet. She REALLY doesnâ€™t want to go back, but she knows she shouldâ€”a college degree being kind of important for her and Bentleyâ€™s future and all. Crisis!
DO bitch about school as much as possible.
Later, Maci goes out for ice cream with Bentley and a friend. Maci tells her friend about Ryanâ€™s whack-o text, and believe you me, the friendâ€™s reaction is a priceless half-guffaw, half-spit-take. Maci bitches about school againâ€”AGAINâ€”and her friend reminds her that in the long run, itâ€™s kind of a good idea. Letâ€™s start a running tally of how many times Maci bitches about school, shall we? Thatâ€™s two this episode so far.
DO seek your motherâ€™s counsel.
Ryanâ€™s mom picks Bentley up, and Maci worries that between Ryan and school, sheâ€™s missing too much time with her son. So naturally, she goes to talk to her mom, who, like everyone else, tells her that even though she may not like it, she needs to look at school as something she absolutely HAS to do, for both her own sake and Bentleyâ€™s. Maciâ€™s mom also reminds her that she went to school while Maci was young and that it didnâ€™t scar her for life; Maci, however, counters that she remembers crying every time her mom left. The school bitch-fest count is now up to three. They talk in circles for a whileâ€”I predict that Maci probably wonâ€™t get her ass in gear and will drop out of schoolâ€”and then Maci brings up Ryanâ€™s text. Maciâ€™s mom also thinks itâ€™s weird, because it is. Itâ€™s really, really weird. Ryan has also apparently been friending all of them on Facebook, which is even weirder. Maciâ€™s mom is the only one of them who ignored it. HA.
DO stay in school.
This one is important, kids! When the day finally comes for her to make a decision, Maci calls her academic advisor and asks what would happen if she took a semester off. Because he is an advisor, he advises her that it would be a bad idea. He tries to give her a pep talkâ€”sheâ€™s capable of succeeding, and so on and so forth. After she hangs up, she admits that she does need to go back to school. Sheâ€™ll take Bentley with her in her backpack. I now have this image of Maci carrying Bentley around the same way Luke carried Yoda around during his Jedi training sessions. Maybe Bentley is Yoda in disguise.