dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly's legacy as a mother.......

Over the years, we've seen that Elly really never quite got a handle on how children behaved. The instant that a child either did something she didn't like or understand, she got upset and started yelling "No! No! No!" We've also noticed Deanna's slavish imitation of her failed example inspired by a rebellion against Mira's evil method of trying to understand and interact with kids. This tells me that we'd never see Deanna do something Elly used to do from time to time: realize that her way may not actually be all that effective. Every year or so, you see, we'd see Elly take stock of herself and admit that her kids deserved better than to be hollered at all the time. The resolved to do better didn't take but at least the impulse is there. I'd say that there is no such impulse in Deanna; she's too sure her mother is wrong to give in and admit she's the error in the system in her family.
Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self, fifties icon deanna

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