I haven't read this book yet but it would be interesting to see what happened the NEXT month on Father's Day when Karen and Andrew would be at the little house....
... would Lisa make the kids stay home too?!
i don't see lisa being vindictive enough to keep karen and andrew home JUST BECAUSE watson did, but i could see her doing it because the precedent has been set and they have to keep their parenting consistent.
Post by virgoscorpio on Oct 15, 2012 15:30:59 GMT -5
It's a very complicated situation, I guess. Although Elizabeth did have her own (biological) children around on Mother's Day, so it wasn't exactly like she was missing out entirely. I think that Watson and Lisa should have made a plan where Karen and Andrew visited them on Mother's or Father's Day, regardless of which house they're in. This would leave out Seth and Elizabeth, but hopefully they would be understanding (which I'm sure they would be).
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
I just re-read and wanted to give Lisa a hug. Seth is my favorite hands down of Karen's 4 parents. I am not fan of Elizabeth, most of the time. Watson was a complete jerk in this book and Lisa, you're right Sparklymouse she did get a tad over emotional. However, she seemed so genuinely happy to spend Saturday with Andrew and Karen. She also seemed to love the surprise of getting to be with them on Sunday. I was so mad at Watson for making Sunday about what Karen did (and she was definitely very rude to Elizabeth) instead of her relationship with her mom, he could have been a bigger person and put that aside. That wasn't cool particuarly on Mother's Day. He should be thankful Karen had Lisa who very much loved her and was an active part of her life. And that Karen also had Elizabeth, who outside of this book, probably really was a good person to A and K, too. Maybe this book hits a little closer home because Mother's Day just passed and my own wishes for what this MD could and in my heart should have been. The go cart subplot was all right. I did much prefer reading about go carts in "Abby and the Notorious Neighbor." Oh, it was sweet of Elizabeth to make up stories about Dallas and Hoover. I wish we had gotten to read about E telling Andrew about Dallas. Do the two of them--A and E--ever hang out together? I just thought of that. I wonder how Andrew feels about her. Anyway before this post feels and gets much longer I will hit reply!
Post by sillybillygoogoo on Jul 30, 2013 14:12:12 GMT -5
Karen giving Elizabeth dead roses was kind of bizarre, in a 2nd-grade-sociopath kind of way, but it's one of my favorite parts of this book. Watson was a jerk to not let Karen spend the real Mother's Day with her mom.
"Love makes you feel weird.
At least, I think it was love that was making me feel weird. It could have been all the candy I ate at breakfast."-Karen
Post by LadyDruscilla on Sept 17, 2017 18:49:35 GMT -5
Karen was definitely bratty on Mother's Day though I kind of understood why she thought the punishment was unfair..also thought it was OOC for her to forget to make her bed and keep the room clean when she generally was good at those in previous books.