What's more troubling is that the middle daughter seems to think that she's come out ahead of the game owing to her having some vintage beliefs. The older people remember her as someone who could be counted on to dress younger than she actually was. This odd need the blank-faced, frowning baffled child had to trying to look cute and helpless despite her tendency to be as destructive as her scruffy brother probably seemed to have a lot to do with her daddy issues.
It also didn't escape their attention that the man chosen for her to save her from the scary outside world looked and acted like her father. While the Pattersons see Anthony's similarity to John as being a good thing, most people start mumbling about incest and act accordingly.