The Kid Is All Right
Perhaps it's because I have younger brothers, years of babysitting experience and the bad luck to almost always wind up in line at Target behind toddlers in the midst of a meltdown, but I never considered a child having a prolonged temper tantrum to be the very definition of a good time.
Boy, was I wrong! It turns out that temper tantrums can be hilarious, especially when the child in question is Emma Lavery and the meltdown is spurred by her complete and utter disgust with Ryan and Greenlee's "great romance".
Emma: Get out of my way!
Greenlee: Listen, listen. We're gonna have a great time together today. I have that lemonade that you like, and I have tons of Fusion samples--body lotion and that lip gloss you like.
Emma: I don't want your stupid makeup. I want Mommy!
Greenlee: Ok. You can't see her. Emma, Emma, don't do that. Emma, stop.
Emma: Let go of me.
Greenlee: Ok. Listen. Take it easy, ok? Just take it easy. It's ok.
Emma: You don't want me to see Mommy.
Greenlee: That's not true.
Emma: Yes, it is. She said you broke up our family.
Greenlee: What? No.
Emma: You took Daddy away from her, and now you're trying to take me.
Greenlee: Listen. I would never, ever try to come between you and your mommy. You love her, and she loves you.
Emma: I hope Daddy finds out what a horrible person you are and leaves you forever.
Emma: I don't want you here.
This is the epitome of Must-See TV! I know I am getting ahead of myself here, but I can't help but imagine how amazing it would be if the great Rylee villain were vanquished once and for all by an elementary schooler.
I'm sure this won't last for long and that Emma will eventually be subdued, and she and Ryan and Greenlee and Madison's baby (because you know at some point Madison will do something to irk Ryan and he'll retaliate by taking custody) will be one big happy family, wearing matching t-shirts and frolicking around Pine Valley, blinding the rest of the town with their smugness, but for now? Capital L L-O-V-E.