Mitchell and Cameron got to do a little role reversal this week on "Modern Family" when Cam started his new job as a music teacher. After several years of staying at home and taking care of Lily, Cam was a little out of his element on the job, and things didn't go as amazing as he'd hoped. Maybe he missed the memo about how jaded middle school kids have become. His "fun" approach to music created one of the most awkward moments of the episode.
Meanwhile, on the home front, Mitchell was struggling with virtually every aspect of taking care of Lily. One hilarious exchange between the two had them both pretending that everything was fine. Cam was sitting alone at lunch, feeling ostracized by the other teachers, while Mitch lost Lily at the grocery store. Even through the phone, Cam knew exactly what was happening, where Lily had gone (the dairy case), and how to get her out.
At the end of the episode, the two came together and tried to lie to one another about how great their days had been. The house was immaculate, and dinner smelled delicious. What Cam didn't see was Claire sneaking around in the background trying to sneak out of the house.
But after Cam came clean about his awful day and Mitch tried not to, Claire did it for him. The honesty in their failure only brought the two together as they encouraged one another, confident that they would both figure this out and find ways to excel in their new roles.
"Modern Family" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
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