Welcome to Plathville star Lydia Plath has been the only teenager in the family that seems happy with her parents’ choices. In the first season, she did everything Kim and Barry Plath asked of her. And she seemed content to do it. But, in the last year the Plath family went through some major changes. Lydia turned seventeen and it looks as though she found some interests outside of the household.
Welcome to Plathville: Life on the Family Farm
Barry and Kim Plath are the parents of nine children who chose a different lifestyle for their family. Season one of the popular TLC show Welcome to Plathville gave the world a glimpse of that life. The Plaths live in a rural part of Georgia on a big farm. There, the kids have free reign over their land to roam and explore.
But, what they don’t have is television, radio, internet, or any access to the outside world. The Welcome to Plathville children couldn’t have any form of sugar, so the Plath family used maple syrup or honey to sweeten their food naturally. Also, Kim home schooled the children, so they didn’t have any friends other than their siblings. The parents claimed to want to instill values and traditions in their children that they didn’t have themselves when they were young.
In the first season of Welcome to Plathville viewers learned that the eldest daughter, Hosanna, had married and moved away. Also, the eldest son, Ethan Plath, had married and moved in with his wife Olivia. The conflict between the newly married couple and Plaths permeated the first season. The next two children, Micah and Moriah, tested their parents’ boundaries and patience throughout the show. Lydia Plath, however, sided with her parents on most issues.
Lydia took care of almost all of the housework. So, she cooked and cleaned for the entire family. She was often referred to as the sweet one or the most kind hearted of the family. During one argument, she told her siblings she could see both sides and then disappeared into the woods to pray for her family.
Lydia Plath Changed over the Last Year?
A year went by and now Welcome to Plathville just started its new season. There have been a lot of changes in the family since the end of the last episode. The family moved off the farm to a new house in Cairo. But, the parents kept the same rules. So, Micah and Moriah decided to leave the household and moved into their own place. And the conflict between Ethan, his wife Olivia, and the Plath parents exploded. Ethan and Olivia no longer have any contact with the Plath parents or the younger siblings still at home.
But, Lydia Plath still seemed content at her Welcome to Plathville home. And, she even had her own prayer closet in the new house. She wrote down prayers for her older siblings and prayed that they would find their way back to have a relationship with the family. So, it didn’t look like much had actually changed in her behavior. In fact, with her older siblings gone, she took on more responsibility, since she was the only one old enough to really handle most of the chores.
Then, on the first episode of the Welcome to Plathville second season, Lydia Plath mentioned that she was interested in serving others and going on a mission. And, when Moriah and Micah came over to pick up their mail, Lydia and Moriah had a private talk.
Welcome to Plathville: What’s Next for Lydia?
Welcome to Plathville spoilers said that Lydia may have the opportunity to travel to Romania on a mission this season. There, she’ll have the chance to see the world and broaden her horizons. And, she won’t have her parents there to tell her what to do, how to act, or how to think.
Plus, when Lydia Plath and Moriah had their talk on the premiere of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville, Moriah asked if Lydia was happy at home. Lydia did say she was mostly content, but that she wouldn’t live there forever. After Moriah grilled her on her love life, Lydia Plath turned red. She mentioned that there might be a boy that she was interested in. Could this be a new boyfriend? But, that she didn’t want to talk about it where her parents could overhear.
Moriah invited Lydia Plath to come over to her house so they could discuss it more. On the teaser for the next episode, Lydia is seen going to her sibling’s house. She reveals to Moriah that she likes a boy and fans think she may have a new boyfriend.
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