I have a confession to make. Don’t judge me, but I totally didn’t watch last week’s episode of The Bachelorette. I know I know, how can I call myself a fan when I missed the hometowns episode?! Last week was just extremely busy for me and after I posted about my postpartum body on Monday, my priorities changed regarding what I wanted to talk about for the week. I wanted to talk about things like breastfeeding and my children rather than the show. And it turned out to be a really beautiful and meaningful week for me both here on my blog, and mentally as a human being. So since I haven’t seen last week’s show, my opinions on this week could be different from some of you depending on what happened last week. I was going to go back and watch it but let’s face it, watching a two hour show last night was a hard enough time commitment for a mom of two! Forget watching four hours of The Bachelorette this week to catch up. Heck, that’s a huge time commitment for anybody even if you’re not a parent! But I’m gonna do my best to share my thoughts on this week’s episode and hopefully I didn’t miss anything too important last week. If I did, tell me in the comments below if something I missed might change my opinion on something I wrote about this week.
So let’s get into this. At the very top of the episode we hear Becca talk about how she feels about each guy. We hear her say that she’s in love with both Garrett and Blake. But she never says that about Jason. So right from the top of the episode I knew that Jason would be going home this episode. Her relationships with Garrett and Blake are just so much stronger and I think it’s pretty obvious for anyone watching.
I found this date extremely interesting! And the reason is because on most of the dates we see on the show the couple spends the majority of the time making out. And I think that’s a mistake! I get that physical attraction is important, and when you don’t see each other for a long time it’s easy to want to have your hands all over each other. But I honestly think that if people spent more time talking on the show and less time making out, the chances for successful relationships would be much higher. And no judgment on my part. I’ll be the first to say that the guy I chose on my season I spent 90% of my time with him kissing. Maybe if we had spent more time talking we would’ve realize that we didn’t have as many things in common as we might’ve thought. So I think it was really cool that she and Blake couldn’t touch each other and we got to see them have some really great conversations.
Watching Blake get emotional, especially when they woke up after their night together, really got me emotional. You can tell he is just head over heels in love with Becca. I honestly think I might need to go see a therapist if she doesn’t choose him in the end. Yes me not him. Well, maybe him too. I just adore him so much. I guess the light at the end of the tunnel is if she chooses him, they’ll be an amazing couple… and if she doesn’t I think he’ll be the next Bachelor. Would you guys like to see Blake as the next Bachelor? I think he’s perfect! He’s handsome, sweet, smart, thoughtful and just the right amount of dorky.
I really appreciate that Becca sent Jason home when she did. I think we all know she made the right choice, even though she was being hard on herself. And she’s right, Jason is a great guy! Just because someone’s an incredible person doesn’t mean they’re the incredible person for you.
What surprised me about their date was the order in which it was shown. It was interesting to me that the editors of the show chose to show us their date second instead of last. Because on her date with Garrett, we obviously knew that he stays around, otherwise the show would be over. So it didn’t leave much suspense for the rest of the episode. And even if her date with Jason happened second, the editors can always choose to show the date in whatever order they want. For example, on my season they would show the dates not necessarily in the order they happened. It’s really common for hometown dates and these last three dates to be shown out of order.
I really feel bad even saying this, but I had a hard time staying focused on her date with Garrett. I don’t know if I just found it boring or if my mind kept wandering because I have 1 million things going on – but for some reason I just could not keep my attention on the show. I even rewound it a couple times and tried to re-watch things but my mind kept drifting. Ha! I’m blaming the lack of sleep I got last night. But the one thing that absolutely did stick out to me about their date was when he told her he loved her. It seemed very genuine and sweet and I love that he followed it up by saying “I hope you’re the last woman I ever have to say that to.”
Basically what I got from yesterday’s episode is that Blake is the safe choice for Becca. Yes they have a great connection, but I think she might be leaning towards Garrett because there’s a little bit more of a chase. Well, I shouldn’t say that’s WHY she’s leaning towards him, but this just seems like a good boy/bad boy situation.We all know you should probably be with the good boy since he’s absolutely perfect and treats you like gold, but you can’t help but want to be with the bad boy. The one that’s a little bit of a challenge. Does anybody else see it this way? Blake even said it himself – “Maybe it’s too easy with me.” Is he right?
And you guys HAVE to check out my fashion posts this week. Everything is either on sale or affordable to start! SO sharing my favorites below…
I also posted all about our Master Bedroom! Read the entire post with all the details HERE.