To start, don’t read this if you haven’t watched on the west coast yet! Can you believe that we are already on hometowns? Everything just feels so uncertain, and even after this episode, I am still not certain what’s going to happen! Let’s jump right into my thoughts on tonight’s episode so that we can chat about it and the upcoming fantasy suite episode!
As always Peter is adorably awkward. I find myself laughing out loud multiple times whenever he’s with Hannah. He’s just so sweet and precious and such a dork and I love him for it. I honestly watched his date assuming he was going home this week just by process of elimination. I knew Luke needed to stay around for the drama coming next week, and her connection with Tyler and Jed is just too strong. So I kind of watched his entire hometown thinking it was the last week see if him and was really bummed about it because I just adore him so much!
But we get more Peter! Yay! When they were in the plane I was having a mini panic attack watching. For those of you who have been following me since the OG days, you probably remember that I had a huge fear of flying when I went to the Bachelor. And of course my date was a date similar to this one in a tiny little plane. But even now, 10 years later where I have flown over 500 times since then I still get nervous. And watching them kiss while he’s not paying attention to what he’s doing just give me so much anxiety! Obviously, I know he’s being safe but the chicken inside of me couldn’t help.
Onto his parents house. What an adorable family! Which doesn’t surprise me at all because I mean Peter is a product of that family. Their little German prayer at the beginning of dinner just made me smile.
And his parents!!! Seriously I want like to somehow magically have another sibling that can marry Peter so their family can be apart of my family. Ha! I just love everything about them. I cried right along with his mom and dad when they both broke down. I feel their love for Peter. That’s how I feel about my kids. And I never want that to go away even when Molly and Riley are in their late 20s looking for love. I’m confident I’ll still have that intense love for my kiddos when they are older like Peter’s parents obviously do for him. Peter’s dad reminds me a lot of Kevin’s dad. He isn’t afraid to be emotional. I love that about him! I truly believe that Kevin having a father figure that is so emotionally intelligent, sensitive and loving is why Kevin is that way. His mom has a huge part in that too! But I think there’s something to be said about men having exceptional male figures to look up to who aren’t afraid to cry. I have no doubt that my unicorn husband and I are raising a unicorn son. If you read my blog regularly than you know exactly what I mean by that.
Can I take back what I said about not knowing whether or not Peter could handle the role of the Bachelor? I actually think he would make it fantastic Bachelor! I think we see this adorable awkward quirky side of him because he’s not completely sure of himself in the situation. But I think the Bachelor would give him so much confidence that it would take him over the edge. And with a heart like his, women would be jumping at the bit to sign up! Again, I wish I had a little sister so I could set them up.
Don’t they just kind of seem like they fit together? I don’t know what it is about the two of them but I feel like they look like a couple. And they just seem so similar in so many ways. I really feel like if they end up together at the end of this, they’re gonna have a really good shot at making it.
I also cried like a baby when they went to Tyler’s parents house. When his dad was talking to Tyler and just really opened up I found myself in tears. I just love these families!
Weirdly I don’t have a ton to say about this hometown. It was pretty standard. I think in general it just made me understand more why Tyler has shown so much class throughout this experience. Minus the one time last week where he picked on Luke’s height. But I think Luke is just such a toxic person at this point that I don’t really blame anybody for saying something to pick on him. Sometimes when you’re bullied and lied to over and over and over again you have to push back a little bit.
I found his hometown to be extremely interesting. I know he’s not the first “villain” on a season of the show that made it to Hometown‘s. But I think he’s the first one for me that I had a hard time empathizing with. But then to sit there and watch this show and see the people in his Bible study say such nice things about him, it kind of made me take a second look at him. Was I missing something? Should I empathize him? Am I being too tough on him? I truly always try to see the good in people every time I watch the show. I try to remember that I was once in their shoes and it was hurtful to hear the things people would say about me on the Internet. So really try to keep that in mind but I’m writing these blogs trying to be fair to everyone. It’s just very hard to see Luke’s side when he was so mean hearted throughout this process. He just told lie after lie after lie and I felt it was a form of verbal abuse to Hannah.
And then we get to his parents house, I felt like a terrible person for having these thoughts. Watching him talk to his mom and dad and seeing how much his parents love him. It just kind of reminds me that even though people do shitty things sometimes, most people are deep down good people. When he was talking to his mother I kept trying to imagine that I was his mom and he was Riley. And 25 years from now Riley sitting in front of me talking to me about how he maybe didn’t make the best choices. My heart would break for him. I know my kids are gonna make mistakes and possibly do stupid things like lie to people to save themselves. But it doesn’t make him all bad. I don’t know. I think this is the sappy mother in me just wanting everybody to get along.
All that said, I know a big week is coming up with Luke and Hannah. All I know, all any of us know, is that he is going to tell her that if she has already slept with someone it would be a dealbreaker for him. And it’s hard to comment on that situation when we haven’t seen it completely unfold yet. As of now my thoughts are this, I feel for him. If I just told someone that I love them and have them meet my family and then found out right afterwards that they slept with somebody else it would really, really hurt me. On the other hand, with fantasy suites coming up it’s a pretty well-known fact that that tends to happen. It doesn’t make it right or wrong. It’s just something that happens. Not with everybody but with a lot. But what I wholeheartedly believe that everybody has a right to feel hurt by it. It just depends how it was handled. I guess we will see you next week.
When Jed brought Hannah to a music studio at the beginning of this hometown I was screaming inside: “NOOOOOOO JED! Come on! Enough with the music”. At the same time I was thinking how ballsy it was considering the fact that he recently admitted to her that he came on the show for his career. But then the more we got into the date I realized that music is a huge part of him. And that became even more evident when she sat down with his family and they all talked about how important his music was to him. So I guess it really wouldn’t make sense for him to do anything else with her during his hometown. Music is his life! The whole point of hometowns is to see how you would fit within somebody’s life. Also, the song they wrote is incredible! I have no doubts that he’s going to do huge things with his career. He’s super talented. And it’s just so romantic! I’m for sure buying it on iTunes when it comes out. Because it will be on iTunes after this, assuming the show lets him release it. I think it might be owned by them because it was on the show. But I’m unsure.
Anyway, I get that a musicians life isn’t necessarily the easiest life. He’s not gonna have a steady job therefore unsteady income. Actually scratch that. Before the Bachelorette he wouldn’t have had steady income. Let’s face it, everyone on the show is immediately Instagram famous when the shows over now and can make a living just though their Instagram. But I get that before the show, it’s really unstable. I guess I just don’t really understand why that means he can’t get engaged. I’d love for any of you that happen to have more insight into the music world to give me your thoughts on this. Sure he would be on tour and it wouldn’t be easy, but if you’re in love does it matter? Hannah can go on tour with them!
And even though her hometown date with him seemed really negative, and the shots we saw with his family seemed very stoic, I still feel like we saw very limited bits of it. I feel like there was probably a lot more laughs and smiles then we were shown. I mean, obviously it wasn’t great because Hannah said that it didn’t go the way she wanted it to. But I don’t think it was as terrible as we were led to believe.
Jed has every right to be upset about the Rose Ceremony. Luke should be more upset too! At this point to still be so unsure that you can’t send somebody home is just so unfair to the guys. I understand that she’s struggling, but if you’re serious about being with someone I feel like you need to have a more clear idea of who you want to end up with at this point. I told you guys this before but I knew my top two guys day one and that never wavered throughout my entire experience as the Bachelorette. So to have a top four and only have 2 1/2 weeks left until you get engaged and still not be able to narrow it down to even three is very concerning. So I get why the guys are upset! However, I have no idea what’s going on at Hannah’s head. I’ve no idea what she’s really feeling or what she’s gone through. None of us really do. So I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt on this one. I hope she knows what she’s doing because I think she really hurt Jed with this one. What are you guys thinking?
And like I do every week I’m going to include some of my favorite looks from my blog from this past week. What’s so great about them is they are super affordable! I am absolutely in love with this white top from Walmart. Keep an eye on my Instagram stories because I’ve been wearing it a lot because it’s just so beautiful.
Also, my dark wash jeans in the photo below are only $16! Head to my blog post with all my Affordable Friday looks to see more photos of them. I posted a photo of my backside too because I just think they make my butt look really good! Ha! And I never feel like my butt looks good in jeans.