dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Safety Forced: Lizzie and Farley reconsidered......

As you no doubt know by now, Elly was obsessed with raising her kids and running her house the same way her mother did. One of the things that Marian was insistent on was the need to not have pets of any sort. Elly's initial reluctance to have a pet was predicated not on a desire to have less work or a concern for the well being of her children but simply to do what she thought she had to do. Once she did agree to a dog, she did so on the condition that Mike do most of the heavy lifting since he wanted the responsibility. The new-run that ran on the 13th of December, 2008 shows the end result of that sort of limited thinking. In it, the puppy is allowed to nibble at Lizzie's loaded-diaper while she's still wearing it. It seems obvious that the baby would have to be yelling her head off in panic but Elly was too busy doing something non-essential to care; she even asked a six-year-old to do adult work until the problem was explained to her. Her panic was most likely mixed with the sudden realization that dogs and toddlers might need to be supervised. I can say this with some confidence owing to the difficulty Pattersons have with the concept of keeping children fron coming to preventable harm. The notion that they have to exercise any sort of diligence in that respect never seems to occur to them and expecrience of calamity never seems to make them modify their behavior. It's a miracle that the children survived until adulthood.
Tags: child rearing disasters, one big oblivious family
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