dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The lesser housening.

As we know, Connie is going to move back with her trophy husband in a few months' time so she can drink coffee with Elly, complain about children and be generally a woman with very odd priorities. To do so means that we must first free up some space for her. Lynn accomplishes this by having Mrs Baird decide to sell her home, move to a pastel antechamber to the mortuary and eventually allow the Pattersons give vent to mawkish false profundities about how brief life is.

In the process, she once again proves how little she really understands children by having Mike and Lizzie try to derail the move because of a love of stability that kids really don't have. While it's reasonable to assume that they might miss the kindly old lady and resent having Mommy's screechy, angry friend barge on in and act like they don't matter worth anything like always, it's hard to get behind watching them get all elegiac about how the neighborhood is changing. For some reason, the resiliency John and Elly rely on fails when real estate is involved because no one seemed to see fit to tell the kids that a house is just a box where they put a home in. This comes back to haunt them when, having failed to teach it to April, they're surprised that she thinks that the world is coming to an end.
Tags: child rearing disasters

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