dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The Milborough syndrome.

As I've said before, there's a reason that Mike did all manner of crazy, stupid, destructive and anti-social nonsense growing up; he was trying to get Elly to acknowledge his presence by any means necessary. That's because, as we all know, she is extremely self-absorbed; thanks to the new-ruins, we're reminded that even when he was very young, she was too full of herself, too distracted by her own petty concerns, her own misaimed discontents to be bothered noticing the small one offspring that constantly tried to get her to notice the unimportant things that children do. If she were to be diverted from contemplating important things like wondering whyyyyy her life is soooooo haaaaaard and whyyyyy soooo many meeeeaaan peeeeople lie and tell her she had the world handed to her on a silver tray and is simply bitching that it wasn't made of platinum to see and acknowledge the worthless accomplishments of her children, they've successfully oppressed her. The sad thing is that the poor fool wasted his life and destroyed any chance to have a real bond with Liz and April just so he could attract the attention of someone whose opinion was absolutely God-damned worthless. We can call that self-destructive urge the Milborough syndrome.

Tags: child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self, mikerobe: the universal infant

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