"I'm a horrible person, honey," Kristina says later to Adam. "Because when Julia told me there might be something wrong with Sydney, part of me felt glad and happy. What would be so wrong with having someone else in the family like Max?" Adam agrees that they would be less isolated. "You're horrible, too!" Kristina says, helping him pack clothes for his Acumen Trip. And, really, it is kind of horrible, but so real. When major traumas have occurred in my life, the number one issue I have in dealing with them is feeling like no one understands me. It is agonizing and definitely isolating to go through something really difficult while everyone around you seems to be living "normal" lives... which is essentially why I recommend group therapy to anyone going through anything. Um... that was a soapbox, sorry. Anyway, Kristina doesn't even really think Sydney has Aspergers. "Look at Sydney compared to Max," she says. "There's no way they have the same thing." Adam says yeah, maybe Sydney has ADD or something like that. "Yeah, or OTB," Kristina says. Adam: "Off-track betting?" Kristina says she did do one good thing. "I didn't tell her about Max's rubber band ball," she says. Adam says this proves she's not horrible. "You're a sweetie," he says, and they share a marital fist-bump of solidarity. She thanks him for making her feel better. "Now you could make me feel better," he says, knowingly. She laughs. "I'll get you the lotion," she says, and my jaw once again hits the floor. "Lotion rub!" she sings, just in case we didn't get it the first time. Dudes! A family show!
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A- | 1390 USERS: B-
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