Parent-child and spousal disconnect abounds in the I'm Cooler than You Think episode of PARENTHOOD. Amber is spending all her time with new wealthy friend Kelsie, so Sarah tries to impress them with a secret Ben Harper concert. Crosby chafes under Renee's rules re: Jabbar while Julia is full-steam ahead with her baby making plans even though Joel isn't. Adam yearns for a conversation with his son while Kristina takes over Haddie's campaign for junior class president.
The Bravermans are apparently trying to raise self-involvement to an art form. Let's start with Julia. Joel specifically tells her not to mention her new baby plan to anyone, so she immediately goes to Adam. The resulting fight is as angry as I've heard Joel, but all Julia seems to hear is that she might not get her baby. Joel eventually agrees to the baby after Julia seems to listen, but I have to wonder if Julia really will make sure there's room for Joel, begging the question: should baby-making always be a mutual decision or should the primary caregiver have veto power?
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