Adam and Max have returned from the tantrum-inducing yogurt trip just in time to hear Haddie and Steve get in a big old fight over the merits of Love Actually!! Obviously this is a very exciting moment for Adam, but Haddie is in tears because Steve didn't understand the subtle complexity of an adult romance and wanted to MST3K the whole thing INCLUDING THE KIERA KNIGHTLEY SCENES WHICH ARE PURE POETRY. Better question, why is Haddie making her boyfriend watch a chick flick? They are called CHICK flicks for a reason! And, frankly, Adam should have been more concerned about their viewing material, because in my experience the only time a guy is willing to watch a romance movie is when he is expecting to get something something at the end of it. Just sayin'. Anyway, Haddie sends Steve home to meditate on his sins and play World of Warcraft for a while. She runs upstairs to cry while Adam gloats and Kristina goes upstairs to explain that in the future, maybe Haddie should stick to comedies and/or action films for movie night.
Julia has put herself in time out for her bossy behavior and is sitting on the back porch scraping the sand off her shoes. Her husband comes to find out how the power struggle went and Julia whines that it was awful and she made her daughter cry and she is such a control freak. Joel does not disagree and Julia instructs him to disagree, but he points out that telling him what to say does not make her less of a control freak. She concedes the point. And then she whines some more about being unspontaneous and a rule follower and no fun at all. Her dutiful house husband tries to come up with some examples of her being fun, but fails miserably. She goes inside to sulk.
Sarah comes home from a tough day at the diner to find her teenage daughter squawking about reading Faulkner and a teenage son engrossed in videogames, which in the eyes of most parents is only marginally better than his other favorite activity. She is surprised to see him, though, because he was supposed to be playing ball with Uncle Adam. He mutters something about Adam cancelling because he had to take Max out for ice cream. Sarah is appalled and indignant that Adam would abandon her son like that. How dare he? Oh whatever, lady, you could have been with your kid, but decided to spend all day at a diner. Pot, kettle, shut up.