dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The one and only potty and what should have been.

As we know, this current stupid arc has as its basis Lynn's insistence on focusing on potty training being the be-all and end-all of parenting. To use her sort of words, making sure that the bowels run on time is the main priority of raising kids and all that squishy, emotional stuff an at-least secondary concern. The problem is that by doing so, she failed to use Richard to his fullest. As howtheduck reminds us, he'd been established as being even less tractable and more destructive and demanding that his nearly demonic older brother. What should have happened is not "Richard is SOOOO naughty, he demands the One And Only Potty" but something that plays to his real strengths: wrecking things and/or hitting people. Having to settle down a child who won't stop breaking things or trying to slap her would show Elly really being a parent in a way that taking care of a fraidy-cat and smart-aleck just can't. Too bad Lynn is too busy smelling commodes to see it.
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