dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The so-called miracle of the seasons.

One of the odder things about life in the Foobiverse is how unprepared Elly is for the change of the seasons. We never see her do things like put a boot tray in the front entryway or start the car with the remote starter in the winter, have John clean out the gutters in the autumn, or prepare adequately for rainy spring days and the hot, so-muggy-you-don’t-feel-like-life-is-worth-living days of summer. Whatever the weather, she’s woefully underprepared and proud of it; that’s because she thinks that a natural, normal, predictable phenomenon is a miracle. What makes this even more idiotic is that the weather isn’t the only non-miraculous miracle: birth, death, sunrise, sunset and the passage of times are also things Elly finds miraculous. What’s more, she’s raised three children to think along the same lines.

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

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