<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=teen%20mom&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Teen Mom</em></a>'s <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=maci%20bookout&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Maci Bookout</strong></a> 2-year-old son Bentley was born in front of cameras has grown up on the hit MTV series. Now, Maci tells <em>Life & Style</em> that she's already planning his early retirement from reality TV in hopes of giving him a normal childhood. <br />
"I don't want to steal his childhood," Maci confides to Life & Style. "I don't know if being on TV in elementary school would be difficult for him. I want him to have a normal life."
While the $60,000 she makes per season does allow her to give Bentley a great life and she confesses the tyke gets a kick out of seeing himself on TV, Maci's first concern is how he will feel about it as he grows older.
"I think there'll come a time," she worries, "when he'll be like, 'Mom, we're not normal! Why does everyone want to take my picture? Why does everyone know my name, but I don't know them?'"
And Maci knows that while being on TV may not be the future path for Bentley, she's aware of how much the show has given her. "Without the show, I would've had to have a full-time job and be in school full-time and rarely ever get to spend time with Bentley," Maci tells Life & Style. "It's been difficult, but it's also been a big blessing."
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