dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On not adding up.

The interesting thing about watching Connie be an inept fool who blundered her way into being an antagonist step-mother because she was too stupid to know what she was doing is not that she still doesn't realize that she brainlessly set herself up to fail yet another of life's challenges. The interesting thing is that her failure as any sort of effective parent to the Thomas girls reaches the point that their father has to do something Lynn finds to be unnatural and wrong and be primary caregiver in the face of his wife's incapacity.

This breezy assumption that a mother must resent the unrewarding necessity of being the only person competent to be a parent to a child seems to inform Liz's hatred and need to see Therese as her inferior. She can't live in a world where a woman would be indifferent to the need to nurture because it's been hammered into her skull all her life that her job is to pop out a squawler who will never thank her. Having a man come in and do her function as well as her or better means that her parents and friends are full of shit and not worth impressing and Liz isn't strong enough to face that.
Tags: one big oblivious family

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