Sarah decides that a parent-teacher conference is in order. She tells Mr. Cyr that she wants to talk about Amber's paper, which is great, because he does too! He truly believes it was one of the most insightful papers he has ever read. Sarah perks up now that she knows he is talking about her. Gah, is she so starved for compliments that she has to take them like this? Yes, apparently she does. She pushes Mr. Cyr for more compliments, which he serves up with a side of flirting. The cherry on top is when he suggests he write Amber a college recommendation. Obviously Sarah can't rat out her daughter now! So instead of turning her in, she decides to mortify her by flirting with her teacher. That'll teach her to cheat! Sarah tells him where she is bartending, flips her hair, and wanders off to work. By the by, it took me a while, but Mr. Cyr used to be on Joan of Arcadia. You're welcome.
Julia is getting ready for work when Sydney comes to put on make up with her mommy. Obviously mother-daughter bonding time is the perfect moment to broach the subject of Correct Playtime Behavior. Sydney will be a princess if Julia has to stage the coup herself! Then Julia brainwashes her so that whenever codeword "Tiara" is mentioned, Sydney will revolt and usurp the crown. By force, if necessary.
Max is happily reading about stink bugs, but Adam wants him to stop reading and play baseball, because he is a Braverman and has a reputation. Max still says no, but when Drew calls and suggests playing ball, Max is suddenly on board. They all head to the field where Max disappoints Adam over and over again, but Drew is nicely filling the baseball-loving son void.