dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The maturity deficit of Elly Patterson and its effect on her children.

For good or ill, I think we can all safely agree that Elly is and has always been something of a spoiled brat. Even unto the latest days, she displayed behavior that would normally be attributed to an ill-behaved and sulking thirteen-year-old. I have the bitten-though phone books and meltdowns about her being through with motherhood as evidence to back up that premise. This is, of course, bad enough in itself without having to worry about what it does to her kids. It's clear that since she's immature, selfish and stupid, it would have a deleterious effect on her children. As I said in the old-ruin era, we've seen how her failure to be a real grown-up produced the Mike who wouldn't move out, the Liz who blows raspberries at telephones and the April who declared war on someone who didn't even know she was an enemy. We see the same pattern starting all over again in the new-ruin era; Elly refuses to be an adult about things and it's going to mess up her kids.

Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self

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