The grimly humorous part of all of this is that the same Lynn that snarls when someone criticizes her for doing someone wags a reproving finger at someone else for doing the same bloody thing. While Sainted Elly is to be pitied when Lizzie balks at Easter parades, we were all supposed to hate Mira for doing the same blasted thing to Deanna. This tells me that if the strip had been allowed to continue, we would be forced to endure a rather disagreeable story arc in which Mira was demonized for wanting to enter a reluctant Meredith in a Little Miss Milboring pageant and the baffled outrage that that inspired amongst the ranks of the Patterswine.
This, of course, would be more wonderful dumb fun to snark than the Housening and Settlepocalypse put together. This is because Mira's need to dress Meredith up like a frilly little doll would not be the result of the "honest" motive Elly had. Instead of simply wanting her creativity to be recognized like a parent is supposed to but to sacrifice friends and fun on the evil altar of ambition. Evil Mira would be depicted as evilly forcing an unwilling child to participate in an atrocity because she wanted to turn fun into a career. Add in Elly moaning about being enmeshed in family politics and going out of her way to not notice how similar she and Mira are and the hypocrisy all but craps itself onto the page.