dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The past is the future: Elly and Liz as mothers.

I think it's safe to assume that after all the so-called romance in Elizabeth and Anthony's marriage dies down, she'll be filled with buyer's remorse just like her mother. No matter how good she has it, she insists on not being satisfied. Once again, the future can be predicted by examining the past. Even though she won't have the same money problems as Elly did, she'll find life with Anthony and Francie lacking somehow. This sort of sets of alarm bells in my mind because Elly was far too busy feeling like the victim of a cruel injustice to really pay attention to what her children were doing. Don't get me wrong. I don't advocate Anthony's half-assed over-parenting. Wrapping a child in cotton-wool is as dangerous as falling asleep at the switch because a child has has no idea what dangers await them in the outside world is defenseless. It's better to let them experience a certain amount of danger and be ready with a first-aid kit and comforting words. Elly, on the other hand, was so busy moaning about how bad she had it she forgot to pay attention to what her kids were up to. It's almost a good thing that Liz is bringing Anthony into their lives because they need his sort of vigilance. Perhaps a balance can be reached between her whiny negligence and his paranoid hovering and Francie can turn out right. We may not like Mister Caine, but he seems like a sad and necessary inevitability. Oddly enough, they may need him more than he needs them as I will explain tomorrow.
Tags: blandthony, child rearing disasters, elly: lynn's fantasy self, liz: whining martyr

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