Okay. Y’all are gonna have to help me out with this one. I know very little about the Palin family drama/saga. I do know the basics, and I remembering hearing about Levi Johnston‘s forthcoming bundle of Beretta when Trent reported the story a little while back. But other than that, I’m still kinda lost in terms of the historical significance of today’s news, lol. I understand that Levi Johnston, father of Tripp Palin and ex-fiance of Bristol Palin has told TMZ that he’s none too pleased with the goings-on of the new reality show Life’s A Tripp. I haven’t seen the show (not sure that I’m missing out terribly) but I’ve just seen this clip that’s been making it’s way around the interweb for a couple of weeks and it pretty much looks like MTV‘s Teen Mom only… worse? Is that even possible? Check out the clip, and get deets about Levi‘s attempts to get full custody of a little boy who’s fond of the f-word. And the h-word.
TMZ has the report:
Levi Johnston believes Bristol Palin is a TERRIBLE PARENT — and the proof is in her reality show … in which she lets their son Tripp run wild, talk back, curse, and show no respect to his elders … so he’s decided to take action … and seek full custody.
In case you’re like most of the country, and haven’t been watching Bristol’s new reality show “Life’s a Tripp” – her and Levi’s son has been a little ball of trouble … and in one recent episode, even called his aunt Willow the f-word.
During the same episode, Bristol admits, “I’m doing a terrible job disciplining Tripp.”
Now, Levi’s had enough — telling TMZ, he’s been watching the show and is “disgusted” by his son’s language and behavior. Levi says his son is on a “downward spiral” and getting “no real parenting.”
Levi tells us, Tripp “deserves a better family” than what Bristol and the rest of the Palins are providing — adding, “I love my son more than anything .. and I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.”
To ensure that happens, Levi dropped by the courthouse in Wasilla, Alaska this week to pick up all the necessary paperwork to obtain full custody of Tripp — and he plans to file it ASAP.
Calls to Bristol were not returned.
Oh boy. Now again, I have no clue who these people are (really); I don’t read their books, watch their shows, or listen to their parents’s speeches. But after watching one minute of that clip, I feel like I know everything I need to know. About everything, lol. That woman (girl? Mother?) is not that interested in raising her baby, which is slightly different from having a baby or even taking care of a baby. It’s hard to have a baby, it’s harder to take care of a baby… it takes an entire village (lmao) to raise a child. Because that ish is no joke! And because you may want to laugh when they say something bad (although, IMO what little Tripp is saying is more complicated than just ‘bad’), but you can’t.
Also, I read that Bristol came forward later and said Tripp did not use a homophobic slur; the f-bomb he dropped was the uh, traditional curse word. So there’s that.
I suppose you could say that she’s at least admitting to doing a bad job, and that’s a start… I suppose you could say that. But when you say something like that on your own reality show it makes it seem like you want to showcase your terribleness at motherhood, not work on it for the good of your family.
So there! That’s me judging a mom! I try not to… but… ughhh, she’s on TV! And this is why I would never want to be on TV mothering my children! Because everyone would have an opinion and all my mistakes, faults, flaws, and bad decisions would be out there! I’d like to think that I’d look like a better mother than Bristol does right now (again, based solely on one minute of footage), but who knows?
Anyway, I know some of you have been following this family more than I have. Any thoughts on the clip? Are people making a big deal out of something that is normal or semi-normal for a kid to do? And how ’bout that Levi? Is Tripp better off with him (and his newly prego lady, Sunny)?
P.S. My favorite part of the clip is when Bristol starts to say “God’s watching you,” and then busts out laughing. I thought that was really interesting…