dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly Patterson: defective hockey mom redux.....

Of course, Lynn and Elly's anger at being excluded from doing things that they might have enjoyed owing to their gender isn't the only childhood hang-up that continues to distort how they see the world. We must also keep in mind Elly's exaggerated fear of either being or having to care for the victim of some sort of debilitating injury. As history teaches us, every time John and the kids try getting Elly to skate or ski or do anything remotely amusing as a group, Mommy makes a whiny, fun-denying fool of herself because she never bothered learning to skate or ski because that would have involved the possibility of getting hurt.

We are, after all, dealing with someone who thinks that pain is forever so it's not hard to see that her belief that falling on her rump means that she'll be crippled for life and thus be sent away to an assisted living home for being useless to herself and everyone else is really why she fears sports. Her tendency to wring her hands and moan piteously about how evil, conflict-causing MEN want to ruin a good time by worrying about who wins is a smoke-screen meant to disguise her fear that playing hockey will inevitably lead to Michael ending up as a hopeless cripple she'll be stuck taking care of.

Well, there's that and her default hatred of any scenario in which the child DARES to set the agenda at his poooooooooooooor mother's expense. It isn't about having fun or winning trophies or making friends, it's about being a wicked, selfish, ungrateful brat dictating to an adult in defiance of all that is good and true and pure. Heh. If Mike did manage to end up with a steel plate in his head, Elly would think that he did it on purpose to mess up her life because he hates her.
Tags: elly versus the real world

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