dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Deanna to April : "Live my life for me"

One thing I've noticed is that Deanna sucks as a parent for one specific reason; she doesn't understand children at all well. She, like most of the people that surround her, can't really get what's going through other people's minds most of the time. Add in the odd Pattersonian belief that things should go exactly how she wants them to or else and you start to know why she stands there with that hideous, frozen-faced, slack-jawed glare most of the time. Always and again, she presumes that children should be content to sit there like little grinning dummies with no will of their own so her life can be a minimum cinch. The husband who understands that children are not the talking housepets his lady wife thinks they are can scarcely stir himself to parent unless he can enjoy it so she finds herself faced with the awful dilemma of having to deal with children she doesn't understand and cannot flatter or cajole into compliance with her wishes. Fortunately for her, the Pattersons have thoughtfully provided her with a way out. They, you see, have a teen-aged daughter whose parents assure her has nothing better to do with her time than to tend children. Her hopes and dreams mean precious little to them because she's an impediment to living the empty-nest life style they yearn to live. Deanna was only too glad to hop on the 'Let's make April's life miserable' bandwagon because having a semi-permanent free baby-sitter made her life easier. We can also safely predict that the woman with the awful, ultra-ugly, "My lobotomy didn't take", bowl cut would whine about how awful April is for wanting a personal life that didn't rotate around tending children. That's because April means nothing to her either. She's not a person who has to treated with dignity, she's a resource to be exploited. What happens to her when the children are grown? Deanna asks her with a baffled, stupid expression why she doesn't seem to have a personal life.
Tags: anyone wanna buy a used future?, fifties icon deanna, picky-face martian princess creature, the antichrist twins

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