dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Elly and her children's memory.

You'll have noticed that Elly loves to say stupid things that remind us all of just how little she understands about the world. We're about to get a face full of that when Michael does something horrible and remembers that he has stuff he's not supposed to remember that he has. Just as Elly and Connie turned children wanting not to have some insane idiot swoop down and angrily stuff things into a garbage bag in a blind rage into children victimizing their poor mother for only wanting what's best for them, she and Connie are perfectly capable of agreeing that children only seem to remember the things that their poor mothers need them to not notice at all. When Mommy wants them to remember something, it goes in one ear and out the other so it doesn't seem fair that the reverse is true.

This is because Elly is a short-sighted idiot who can't remember the past all that well. Not only can't she remember that she's proven herself not to mean what she says and that she can't stick to deals she makes because of her self-centered inability to see anything anyone else does as good enough, she also doesn't realize that her family has started tuning out her endless beefing about how horrible her life actually isn't. Since she's an unreliable, inconsistent blowhard who never seems to understand what's happening even (or especially) when it's right in front of her face, all her children can remember is that Mommy hates them and doesn't think anything they do can ever be right. Since they can never win, they don't even try.

As for remembering things that she wishes that they had forgotten, what Elly forgets is that her children are as prone to collecting injustices as she is. She feels justified in keeping track of slights and indignities that are decades old but when her children do the same thing to her that she does to everyone else, they are in the wrong and must learn to let things go.
Tags: elly on her cross, elly versus her family
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