dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On three being a crowd.

As we know, most people who think about the matter assume that the whole point of the farm trip was Elly's overweening need to drive a wedge between Mike and Martha because Lynn let the real-life concern that her son attracted gold-diggers and had to be warned to protect himself influence what the muses were saying. When the break-up occurred a year later, this was used as 'proof' that a mother 'knows' best for her children.

What most people don't realize is that when they shipped Liz off to the farm for some fresh air, distance from boys and peace and quiet, they did so without the realization that John had been right about raising a naive child who acted like a princess but gotten the age wrong. Since other people aren't really real to the Pattersons, Liz clearly seems to have thought that when she stopped looking at Dawn, her 'friend' froze in place waiting to be revitalized by the presence of a Patterson. Talking to and befriending another girl was a baffling and hurtful surprise that always brought out the sulking infant in Liz. Thus the malarkey about three being a crowd when Elly made happy noise about widening circles of friends.
Tags: liz the jealous.

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