dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John versus caring for babies.

As I love to remind you all, John really doesn't think that it's the husband's job to do much in the way of caring for small children. Not only is it due to his love of rigid gender roles, we must also factor in the fact that John really prefers to hover in the background and to not interact with his family or intercede in their bickering because it's far too much like work. Since he's also an insensitive clod who thinks that Elly always makes a big deal over nothing, he looks like the ogre she thinks she is because he's too stupid to realize that for once, she isn't faking feeling overwhelmed just to make him feel bad about what has to happen. No amount of whining that all toddlers blend together or that children only develop an identity when they stop being what he would describe as a wailing lump of something-or-other is ever going to shield him from the consequences of not realizing that he's in the wrong. Lucky for him, the same stupidity that protects him from realizing that April has legitimate concerns protects him from the evil feeling of remorse about how he treats Elly.
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