dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Boomer lens-cap stupidity parenting with Val Stone.

Of course, it's not just a refusal to listen to Holly's concerns that make Val a questionable at best mother. It would be one thing if she were simply a patronizing asshole who blows off her kid's troubles by viewing her own past through a hazy filter of nostalgia that blinds her to how much her life sucked when she was a kid. What appears to be happening is that we're dealing with her regretting her childhood and blaming most of the less pleasant aspects of her life on being a dirt-average kid fixated on boys and make-up. She thinks that if she had applied herself and put aside childish things back in the day, her life would be better and her kids would be better too and not want products designed by evil men to make her life worse and so on through the nonsense.

This leads her to do something exceedingly stupid. Said insanely stupid, misguided and destructive thing is to work like a piston to keep Holly and Alix from ever doing the same dumb things she did so that they can be saved from learning from their mistakes by not making them. This is fucking stupid because plopping a pair of super-sheltered children who don't know sweet fuck-all about the world is a recipe for disaster. One has to make mistakes and regret them in order to not behave badly in the future so having Mommy come in and take away all the teachable moments to make them wonderful is crazy and dumb and wrong.
Tags: boomer lens-cap stupidity, stone soup

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