dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Deanna and the ones in every crowd.

I think that it’s safe to say that Deanna is much like Elly in that she wants to not have to admit that children do not have the same level of impulse control or understanding of the world as she does. Most of the time, she stands there horrified, disappointed and angered by the fact that Meredith and Robin do not understand that she doesn’t want to deal with them until she’s had a chance to unwind from work. The reason, of course, is quite simple. If she has to admit to herself that children need attention and will move around even when it’s not convenient for her, that would mean that her mother is right to tell her that she cannot and should not expect them to sit quietly staring off into space like the mindless dummies she wishes they were. This differentiates her from Elly who seems incapable of understanding why they want her attention in the first place. In Elly’s case, she is simply unable to see what they could possibly want from her; all she does know is that she doesn’t have it to spare and even if she did, that would mean that she’d be nothing more than a worthless housewife mindlessly tending children and baking cookies when she knows that she can be more. Deanna, on the other hand, doesn’t want to admit that the mother she blames everything bad in her life on because she talked back to HER DADDY!!!!! could be right about anything so anyone who suggests that she might be is a bad person.

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