dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Fear of an active Lizzie......

As I said on 7 December 2008, one of Lynn's favorite motifs is to have a small child clinging fearfully to his or her mother. It doesn't seem to matter what the occasion is, you're going to see Lizzie attached to Elly as if she were a barnacle. The odd thing is that this seems to be how Lynn prefers things. I can say this with some confidence because every single time we see Lizzie explore her world like a healthy, active, normal little child, it is always presented in a negative light. Instead of delighting in seeing a cute little girl taking her first tentative steps into her new and delightful world, we are exhorted to pity poor, ill-used Elly who must endure noise and chaos. If Elly could somehow manage to destroy the evil urge to explore and grow that exists in her children, she would have more time to shave sheets, clean the floors with a toothbrush and wash every garment not in use in the house every single day. Having the heft of a child made afraid of life grabbing onto her so hard it hurts also increases her martyrdom so it's even more of an imperative that she make that happen.
Tags: child rearing disasters

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