‘Welcome to Plathville’ spoilers indicate awkward ‘talk’ between a Father and a Son than I did between Isaac and Barry Plath on Welcome to Plathville. Micah, in the last episode, had called his parents out on their BS and asked them why they weren’t more prepared for the world and why they didn’t try and give them ‘the talk’ at a younger age.
Saying that waiting until they were out of the house was way too late for this kind of information, and I agree, it is! The Plaths have no excuse for how uneducated their older children are in the ways of the world. It’s one thing to teach your child to have strong convictions and feelings but its entirely another to try and keep them perpetually ignorant.
‘Welcome to Plathville’ Spoilers: Papa Plath attempts the talk with Isaac
Barry didn’t seem to know how to relate to Isaac on any level, it was almost as if he was a complete stranger trying to have a talk with a random kid that he decided to call his son that day. Granted, Isaac took it in stride and politely declined having the talk with his Dad, not because he was afraid to hear the information but simply because the desire to know about the opposite sex has not hit him yet.
That’s fine, everyone matures at different levels. However, Barry doesn’t get a free pass here. I hope that he doesn’t pass the buck like Kim did, “I gave you schoolwork, you didn’t do it.” as “I offered to have the talk with you, you weren’t interested.” later. I sincerely do hope that he tries later, when Isaac is a little older, to have a sincere, heart to heart with him about the birds and the bees.
Just because a kid grows up on a farm doesn’t mean that they’re educated about the ways of the world. Unlike animals, humans do not have ‘instinct’ and cannot operate on auto-pilot, they don’t have it hard-wired into them about how to relate to people and have successful relationships and marriages, they hve to learn these things and attitudes like The Plaths’ certainly don’t help things in certain cultures.
In fact, in its own way, it’s rather abusive because they emotionally stunt their kids’ growth. I do hope that they do better by the little Plaths than they did by the older ones. Stay tuned!!!