dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Elly Patterson, Frustrated Sage.

Remember how I reminded you that Liz sort of drifted through the corridors of her school convinced that she was the loneliest person ever and that no one liked her and how, much like Elly must have, never made the connection between her own timidity, crappy attitude and inertia and her lackluster social life? About the only break she had in the gloom was her Inspirationally Disadvantaged teacher, Miss (Lynn will be ten years in her urn before she uses the word Ms) Edwards who was about the only person capable of getting her to see that the light at the end of the tunnel was not an oncoming train. You'd think that Elly would be glad that someone, somewhere was able to help her child but, of course, you'd be wrong. As we all know, Elly bleated piteously to her sidekick Connie that Liz should have come to her with her problems; this, of course, is because one of Elly's chief complaints is that her children almost never ask her for help with what's bothering them. It also reminds us that Elly is not what you'd call overly burdened with self-awareness. First off, if she wanted to find out what made her children's life so miserable, all she'd have to do is look in a damned mirror; their lives would be a lot simpler if they weren't being ineptly raised by a pushy, self-absorbed, self-pitying dingus who alternates between whining about how cruel they are and flying off the handle like a bloody lunatic when she hears something she doesn't like. Second, she hates talking to her children about topics that make her feel uncomfortable; that's why she chickened the Hell out of giving April the Talk because she'd rather not have discussed icky sex. Third, and most importantly, she doesn't want to believe the things they say to her because she doesn't like having her preconceptions challenged. Watching a moronic yuppie asswipe do everything in her power to make herself unapproachable turn around and moan that no one wants to talk to her is a reminder of what Liz is going to be doing when her children are in their teens trying to find someone who isn't a study in undiagnosed clinical depression to talk to.
Tags: child rearing disasters
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