DON’T: Confuse your lessons
It’s difficult to follow which parent feels which way about adorable little BentleyÂ going to preschool. MaciÂ complains when RyanÂ teases Bentley about ditching the whole thing, but at one point she seems to be enabling this quitting when she teases Bentley for being afraid of school “because you’re a mama’s boy.”
DON’T: Pick fights unnecessarily
Ryan is pissy that Maci takes Bentley to preschool at 3 p.m. even though it starts at 7 a.m., because she wants her morning time with him. This is confusing at first, because when did Ryan ever care about the intricacies of Bentley’s preschool schedule, but KyleÂ smartly hits upon the real reason: Ryan probably thinks that it’s not worth the money and carpooling energy if Maci’s gonna spend most of the day with Bentley anyway. However, she and Kyle agree that Bentley needs the time with kids his own age, both developmentally and intellectually.
DON’T: Set impossible goals for yourself
Ryan’s mom asks if he wants to have joint custody of Bentley, something which he seems lukewarm about. He has been pushing a lot to have Bentley spend time alone with him this season, but he doesn’t seem too motivated to actually start that legal process with Maci. Plus, later when he’s supposed to pick up Bentley, he flakes.