Every season when we see the contestants bring the Bachelor or the Bachelorette to their hometown, it’s always kind of comical to me. We see each person try to explain to their family why the relationship is real and the families all just kind of roll their eyes and wonder how it’s possible. They are right to feel that way! It’s absolutely insane at this point in the process that Colton or any Bachelor would ask for someone’s hand in marriage when they’re still three other girls in the picture. Think about how crazy that is!
So even though for the majority of Caelynn’s hometown I found myself laughing at the ridiculousness of it all, there was one moment that had me in absolute tears! And that was the moment between her and her dad. It was one of the rare, realist and purest moments on the show ever. Although I do think it’s pretty funny that he was questioning Colton, and then she pivoted to talking about how he was a great dad which basically turned him to mush and he forgot all about Colton. He seems like a really sweet father. And I am happy that Caelynn has had such a strong male figure in her life, especially with everything she’s been through.
And isn’t it weird how Caelynn, and other people on the show every season, over explain that “I love you”. Like she begin by saying something like, and I’m paraphrasing here, “I know last week in Denver I told you I was falling in love with you and I can confidently say without any doubt that I love you.” Who talks like that?! Ha! I don’t even remember what I said on my season – I don’t think I ever used the word love but I’m pretty sure I spoke the same way about falling in love. Nobody really does that in real life. When you fall in love with someone you just say it. In a moment of passion and love, you say I love you. It’s always so over explained on the show. And that’s another reason I’m confident it’s never really real. If it were real it would just come out, “I love you!” I’ve seen that happen a few times in the show and I’ve always felt like those I love you’s are the most genuine. Again, I can’t really judge what people are feeling, but I can say based on being in this position before, that the feelings you’re feeling are because you think you’re supposed to be feeling a certain way at this point – rather than actually feeling that way.
I honestly loved the etiquette class. I always find those things fascinating. And Colton’s line about who has time to eat a little nibble of bread at a time, had me dying laughing! I was watching while at work and I literally burst out laughing.
However, I feel like Hannah’s hometown was pretty short. Not a ton of stuff to talk about other than to say I think their connection is strong! Just not the most interesting. But that’s not a bad thing.
I thought it was absolutely bonkers that they went skydiving on the date! I would have cried like a little girl if I was in Colton’s shoes. So I’m proud of him for going for it. However, I just thought the date was ill timed. In my opinion the whole point of hometowns is getting to know the town in an area that made the person who they are today. I don’t feel like Colton learned anything about Tayshia’s upbringing by going skydiving. He learned she’s ballsy! But I think he already knew that.
Tayshia’s dad is also one of my favorite people in the show ever! I don’t know why I’ve never thought of the show as a microwave of relationships but that’s totally what it is! He’s a genius! And he’s right. You microwave lust, not love.
Of course she’s a surfer! She’s gorgeous, has a great personality, and now she’s athletic too! Ha! This girl is basically perfect. I would think Colton was crazy if he wasn’t in love with her. Heck, I’m in love with her! Ha!
Also, her parents should procreate a whole bunch more because they make beautiful people! Every single person in their family is absolutely gorgeous. I seriously see them having a reality show of their own after this.
Although I was shocked when her dad said she was only 23. I didn’t realize that. Ughhhhhh! That’s SOOOO young to rush into a marriage! I was only 25 when I was on the show but I think those 2 years make a BIG difference. And I’m honestly not even sure I was ready at 25. In fact I’m sure I wasn’t. Not because I wasn’t capable of love and get married. I think I could have gotten married but only after knowing someone for a LONG time. I feel like as you get older you know more about yourself and can make decisions about relationships quicker because you had so much more experience – if that makes sense. To clarify, I think it’s possible to fall in love quick at any age (I know many will comment on this saying they met their husband at 19 or got married at 23 and that’s GREAT!) But falling for someone FAST is LESS likely to be right when you are younger in my opinion. You just don’t know yourself as well.
I was honestly very surprised to see Caelynn go home. I thought for sure it would be Tayshia. And my heart broke for Caelynn. Truly!
One of the hardest things about the show, especially when you’re the Bachelor or the Bachelorette, is that you’re sort of forced to lead people on. And that’s the truth. Especially at hometowns. Put yourself in Colton’s shoes. He had to go meet her family and basically try not to look like a total dick in front of them by making it seem like he didn’t care about their daughter. He almost has to put on shows so that each family feels like their daughter is a priority at this point in the show. It’s hard to explain but it’s just such a weird and tricky situation. And then as the lead you’re kind of coached to lead people on if you’re not feeling the relationship. Yeah, once in a while you can send people home early on dates but let’s face it, someone would go home before the rose ceremony every single week if you sent people home every time you felt like it. I’ve said it 1 million times but I would’ve sent 28 of the 30 guys home the first night and every day after that since I knew my top two from the very first day. So I get why Caelynn feels blindsided. I understand why she feels stupid. But she shouldn’t! She was led to believe that she was the one. It’s not Colton’s fault. It’s not her fault. It’s just the nature of the show. It sucks but that’s the way it is.
I think Caelynn is for SURE in the running to be the next Bachelorette. Would you guys like to see her as the next Bachelorette? I would! I think she is a sweetheart!
I always love to share the outfits I’ve posted over the week with you guys! This top is so cute and perfect for the spring! AND it’s only $29.99!!!! Such a deal! I love this new outfit I got for Molly as well, and so does she! You probably saw it on my Instagram stories this morning because she wanted to wear it to school!!
Well, that’s it for this weeks Bachelor updates! What were your thoughts on last night’s episode? Were you as blindsided as Caelynn was that she was sent home? Who do you want to be the next Bachelorette? Can’t wait to discuss more in the comments!