2. Date Someone Before You Make A Baby With Them
On his date with Erica Jean, Saigon fixes his mouth to say during the confessional, “What better than a painting date to find out someone’s true colors?” This is in reference to a person you created another human being with. Why are you only now getting to know her box of crayons? The date is nice, but all hell breaks loose later when Saigon questions Erica Jean’s parenting skills as it relates to the development of their son.
To be fair to Saigon, if he suspected that his son might be autistic, or at the very least, not as far along with his development as he should be, there is reason for him to express his doubts to the mother. It’s even fair to wonder whether parenting may be a part of the problem, because if he’s not autistic and just simply not getting the kind of attention he needs, that can be attributed to parenting. Still, there’s a way you should go about it. You don’t say to the mama, "I'm in Chuck-E-Cheese all the time and the other little boys are further along than our kid.” The pizza may be good there, but that doesn’t make you an expert on calories, not childhood development. Likewise, you don’t say, “Well, the other kid I had a month apart from this one is way sharper than this one.” Dude.
Oh yeah, don’t insult the mother by calling her a hood booger with a fake ass. It doesn’t matter if her ass can be attributed to shots more so than squats because you palmed it and impregnated the woman. It was only a week ago that Saigon was acknowledging that the child was in fact his – and that came courtesy of a paternity test. If you want to question people’s parenting skills, Saigon, you might want to acknowledge your faults first, my man.
P.S. Another Saigon quote from last night: "What better way to spend your Wednesday afternoon than with your boy at the pool hall?" To quote President Obama, “Congress, pay this jobs bill now.”