Love is a crazy thing. It can fill you with happiness and sadness, it can fill you hope and loss. It can also fill you with jealousy and memories that are overpowering.
Love is a crazy thing.
For Cherie, all she can think about is how much she loves Lauren. She’s her forever and when Lauren takes a work call, Cherie lets Punky know that she is going to propose. And hey, Punky loves love, and loves her best friend – so she’s all sorts of excited. What she also is though is not able to keep a secret.
Luckily there are pretzel rolls right there and they can keep her quiet.
Diego is at that age where he’s discovering girls and trying to impress them. Having an older sister who has cute friends? Jackpot. Hannah is embarrassed by how he’s acting, but her friend Brie, says that he’s kinda cute and asks how old he is.
Older sister nightmare.
Punky has dove head first into Cherie and Laurens wedding, but Cherie hasn’t even proposed yet. When Cherie walks in, she’s a little overwhelmed with how quick Punky is to drop all the plans that she’s made for the wedding on her. She still has to do the first thing – she needs to buy a ring.
Ring shopping can be overwhelming and Cherie quickly learns that. Making choices that are so permanent is scary. She admits that she’s scared, what if Lauren says no? Well no one says she has to propose, but when Punky brings that to her attention, she is like what, why would you say that.
The thing is we all know what we want and what we need to do. But doing it isn’t always easy. Doing it is scary. Allowing someone into your life for the rest of your life – taking that risk and believing that a person will be there forever is the scariest thing I can think of.
Cherie decides on the perfect ring – her Grandmothers ring. Cherie makes the choice and then asks Punky for no more wedding stuff that day. But Punky’s got the right idea when she suggests that they go try wedding cake. Everyday is a good day for cake.
Eating cake is always a good thing, but it gets these two talking Cherie says she’s supposed to do this with Lauren and Punky tells her they are not typical. Punky says she’s the one that proposed to Travis. Everything seems to keep coming back to Travis and Punky. I am not sure of what to think, because I don’t want to get too excited that my favorite couple may get back together.
I love me some Punky and Travis.
Travis heads to Punky’s to looks for her. He needs advice. He thinks that he and Emily are fighting, but he’s not sure why. Izzy, being the genius that she is, gets him to tell her what’s going on. She interprets a text, but she’s seven, and like lets be honest – a seven year old doesn’t know about love.
Or figuring out texts.
Travis says that he should probably go talk to Emily, but Izzy suggests against that. All of her telenovela watching has taught her that would not be a good idea. She tells him to leave it up to her, she’ll have them made up asap, and Travis – well, he falls for that.
Diego meanwhile is practicing kissing on an orange – as one does, I guess. Daniel walks in and tells him what he’s doing wrong. Hannah is telling him that it’ll never happen with Brie. But Diego, he’s not taking his siblings shit. He has confidence.
And confidence seems to have worked. Bri comes over and tells Hannah that she is there to hang out with Diego. What can she say, she thinks he’s cute. I think we’re all shocked by what his happening and Izzy tells Hannah that he life is tragic and points out that she’s jealous.
Travis is in deep shit again and comes over to talk. Izzy looks at the texts and tells Travis that she was wrong. They are in a fight now though, because he asked a seven year old for advice.
Travis says that him and Emily don’t talk. And Izzy asks him if they don’t talk or her just doesn’t listen. Lord sometimes kids are too fucking smart.
Cherie and Lauren are at dinner, their favorite restaurant. They do this absolutely adorable thing where they switch plates half way through and like cute and all, but personally, I wouldn’t. But then again, I don’t like eating after people. Of course, that’s neither here nor there.
Just as she’s getting ready to propose, some guy proposes and he goes way overboard. Like I am talking fireworks and everything. Like OVER COMPENSATING. It kinda breaks my heart to see how upset that Cherie is, because it took a lot for her to get the courage up and overcome her anxiety.
Cherie is so frustrated that it didn’t happen. Punky is sorry about the proposal, but Cherie is taking it to another level and believes it is a sign. Maybe the universe it telling her not to get married, but hey maybe she’s overthinking it.
And shocker – it goes back to talking about Punky and Travis. Punky pulls out her old wedding rings from Travis – she had wanted to marry Travis. She tries on one of the rings and the wedding ring is stuck on her finger. Ya, that may be a sign.
Diego interrupts by coming in and is like love stinks. He has a point. He doesn’t want to talk about it. Doesn’t want to talk to his Mom. Cherie thinks that this is another sign and is she supposed to ignore them all? Well, again Cherie, you may want to stop reading into them all.
But Punky, being the friend she is, wants to explain to her all the good signs. Sometimes it’s important that we tell our friends all the good signs, because they have them to throw back at us in our moments of weakness. And sometimes it is at the right time.
Lauren comes over and says she has to tell Cherie something. She tells her all the things she loves about her, and it is so cute that my heart may have swooned a bit. But then there is a moment that confuses me for a second, when Lauren says she has to ask Punky permission for something. And then you see the respect that she has for their friendship as she asks for permission to marry Cherie. Punky says go for it.
The two of them are so in love and it’s adorable. They are amazing together and when they end up proposing at the same time, you know that this is forever. We’ve got a wedding on the horizon people.
Izzy walks into the kitchen, where Daniel folding birds. Diego walks in, experiencing his first heartbreak. He’s bathed in cologne and doesn’t want to take a shower, because it is a reminder of pain. Punky asks if he wants to talk about it, but he doesn’t. But his brother lets them all know that Brie was using him to make her ex jealous.
Hannah is mad that Brie was using him to make her ex jealous. Look, Hannah may be a pain in the ass, but she loves her family. So when Brie comes to get Hannah, and she says no gonna stay with brother. She is mad over her using her brother, and Brie is such a little shit when she was like I can’t believe you didn’t know I was.
Hannah is trying to be mature, and doesn’t want to slam the door in her face, but hey that’s what sisters are for. Izzy slams door in Bri face. This family really needed Izzy.
Punky goes over to Travis’ to get Diego’s shoe and shows Travis that the wedding ring was stuck on her finger. She tells him she needs his help and there is a part of him that sees hope in that.
These two are drawn to each other and even though I ship them, I know that doesn’t mean that they are meant to be together. But they fit together and he’s trying so hard. She’s open to it and at the very least, they have their co-parenting game on lock.
He helps her get the ring off and kisses her. And they keep kissing each other. They both know it’s a mistake, but as the viewer, I have to admit, that I am screaming KEEP MAKING MISTAKES. Punky, however, is being reasonable and is like we need to stop before we do something they regret.
I just want them to do something they’ll regret.
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Estimated reading time: 7 minutes