dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Potermkin Superparenting.

It should come as no surprise that Elly Patterson would make a great big show of being a super-mom when in a public setting. The same woman who, in private or in the company of family, cannot be bothered to keep track of her children, offer constructive suggestions as to how to spend their time or cope with their needs becomes the picture of zealous, aware and engaged motherhood when in public. This is because she lives and dies by the opinion of random strangers and thus must impress the dis- and uninterested masses by showing off how competent she is. Would, then, that she thought that there were cameras inside her house; the need to project a false image of caring would outweigh her default surly apathy.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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