Tonight, Jason the Single Parent Bachelor (ha!) narrowed the field from three women down to two women. No. Let me re-state. Jason narrowed the field from one woman and two little girls down to two little girls.
Yup. Jason, who claims to be looking for a responsible woman to be a mother to his little boy Ty, has systematically eliminated all the actual women from the playing field. All the women in their late 20's and early 30's who had the knowledge, maturity and life experiences to truly be ready for a commitment, parenthood and dealing with an ex-wife? Gone. Eliminated. Sent home. All the women who had children of their own were sent home long ago (but I'm not even going to start on that right now). What's left? Two children. One is 24; the other is 25.
Jillian, the 29 year old interior decorator from Canada who actually seemed to have her head abooot her (note Canadian pronunciation of about) was eliminated tonight. I suspect that Jason couldn't deal with the fact that she was already a fully formed human, with her own career, her own opinions and her own desires. He actually told her that "I don't think I can keep up with you." Holy shit. Sound familiar? If I had a therapy appointment for every time I heard that, I would almost be cured right now.
(Who am I kidding? There is no cure. Only treatment of the surface symptoms.)
It disappoints me. Jason was touted as a new kind of bachelor. Different. More mature. Looking for something truly special. And looking for someone mature.
He's not. He's just like all the rest of them. A sucker for tight jeans, perky breasts and a wrinkle-free forehead. Who cares if they will be a good mother, as long as the chick is easy on the eyes and smiles whenever he walks into the room.
It will all collapse on him the first time she gets pissed that they can't go out dancing on a school night because they have to do a rid-x treatment and a couple loads of laundry.