dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

If you own the horses, you must look after them........

It seems obvious to most people that the younger generation of Pattersons could save themselves a lot of aggravation by enrolling their children in some sort of childcare program. They have the money and it would be easier on them. Instead, they exploit the fact that Elly has a lot of free time and make her a free baby-sitter. She has a more or less legitimate grievance when she objects to that. She might have more important things to do with her time than watch over small kids while their parents lead interesting lives. We know this because her whole life has been spent trying to make her mark on this world only to be held back by her demanding children and jerk-ass husband. She sees having her children dump their responsibilities in her lap as them saying she has nothing better to do. I'd be more sympathetic to her plight if I didn't know that she'd made them hopelessly dependent on her. If you set things up so that your children can't make a move without you, their needs will take over your life.
Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self

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