dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The junk heart of sibling rivalry.

As we all know, Mike and Liz spent (and will spend) their formative years at each other’s throats while Elly wrings her hands, wonders why they can’t get along and frets about how it makes her look as a parent that they can’t. It’s sort of too bad for the two of them that they don’t realize the frantic loudmouth telling them to go to their rooms if they can’t behave is the same idiot who, without intending to or even realizing what she was doing while she was doing it, pitted them against each other in the first place. Elly, you see, is like a lot of insecure, selfish people and thinks that everyone is trying to destroy her; a part of her that she won’t acknowledge thinks that if her kids are getting along, it must be because they’re plotting her downfall. To prevent that, she unwittingly says and does things that make it impossible for them to not fight. Every time she rubs it in Mike’s face that he’s being a monster or that she ignores Liz’s accomplishments to hover over her ugly brother, she keeps the hostility flying. The really sad thing is that they aren’t aware this is happening and that it isn’t normal; this means that they too will give hate a chance and shrud off needless disharmony as being normal.

Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self, liz: whining martyr, mikerobe: the universal infant, one big oblivious family

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