Thursday, July 23, 2015

Recap: "Life Lessons"

Tonight on Bringing UP Bates, "Life Lessons"...
  • The Bates family has a designated school room, which is filled with computers, but many of the children do their schoolwork on the living room couches.
  • "I describe our school like a three-ring circus, because I've got all the way from kindergarten to senior high school," says Kelly.
  • Kelly explains that she and Gil "had the advantage of going to college." She majored in human services with a minor in special education. Gil and Kelly say that going to college broadens a child's opportunities.
  • Gil lost his job when he and Kelly had eight kids and had to learn a trade to keep his family afloat.
  • Kelly loves having the freedom to personalize each child's curriculum, and she encourages her older kids to be involved in that process. "My mom is a genius," says Carlin.
  • The older kids also help tutor the younger ones. Tori (19) has especially enjoyed assisting her mom in the schoolroom, which prompted her to pursue a teaching degree at The Crown College of the Bible. Tori is enjoying her classes and the opportunity to meet new friends.
  • At the end of Tori's first full semester of college, several family members gather around the computer as she checks her graces. Straight A's! "That tells me one thing," says Gil, beaming. "You've got your mama's brains."
  • Nathan heads down to Mississippi for a month to study under an aviation instructor, who is also a pastor, in order to earn his pilot's license. He plans to use this certification to enhance his mission work, which he is pursuing full-time. Gil and Kelly are thrilled for Nathan, but they are sad to see him leave.
  • When it comes time for Nathan to fly home with his instructor, the family drives to the runway to meet him. It is a rainy day, and Kelly is concerned for her son's safety.  "If this is a bad landing, my mom's never going to ride with me in an airplane," says Nathan.
  • Nathan's landing is a success, and everyone runs over to the plane to greet him.

11 comments:

  1. Hey I noticed in your preview it said it was also suppose to cover Addallee's hearing issues and relationship with ellie. My tv preview said the same but I never saw that and it's not in your recap. Do you know why that wasn't shown or if it's going to be an extra scene on up Tv or if it will be in next weeks episode. I didn't know Addallee had any hearing issues and I was looking forward to learning more. So any help you have is great thanks for the great blog as well.

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  2. I am glad Gil and Kelly want their children to go to college.

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  3. According to the show description it says Kelly was to candidly talk about Addie's hearing issues. There was nothing about that on this episode. What happened to that part?

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  4. Hi... I didn't see any of the Addallee or Ellie in the episode. This was stated in the Description of the episode on the TV.

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  5. ACCORDING TO DISHNET WORK INFO KELLY WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT HER DAUGHTERS HEARING IMPAIRMENT. DID I MISS IT? I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE SITUATION. COULD YOU ALL FILL US IN ON THAT SITUATION?

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  6. It is nice to see that this family puts value on a college education and that the girls are going to college to pursue things they enjoy.

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  7. Hi Readers,

    Addallee's hearing disability and Gil's PE lesson were supposed to be covered in Thursday's episode, but they were not.

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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  8. The PE was in an Exclusive video on UpTv.... but I have not yet found the Addallee information.

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  9. That Tori is one beautiful girl.

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  10. Tori reminds me of Kelly a lot. She has many of Kelly's mannerisms. She laughs like her Mom and talks the way her Mom does. So cute ! Am glad she is going to college. Gil and Kelly are good with their children! They do encourage their children but never force them to farther their education. Great parents. Good to see that the children appreciate them so much. I saw that Tori s paternal grandmother gave her a gift card for good grades. Was wondering why do they call their paternal grandmother "Janey" and their maternal grandmother "Mema". ? How did they get their names?

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