Karen's New Year Jun 6, 2013 11:31:15 GMT -5
Post by zoar3 on Jun 6, 2013 11:31:15 GMT -5
^Thank you, Sparklymouse! What also bothered me was Seth, normally I am a big fan of his. I am guessing Watson and told Lisa he wanted to talk with her before she and Seth came to pick up Karen and that was maybe more of a reason why Seth "stalled" Karen so she wouldn't go interrupt her parents. I know Lisa and Seth were on vacation, Seth could have made more of an effort, his usual dad-like effort, to be a good person to Karen and ask her if she wanted to talk and what was going on. But this isn't so much about Seth as it is Watson and Elizabeth. As Afton posted, Karen was only 7 and the adults around her sure let her down. I do think she got carried away quickly and kept up the spying despite seeing the results. That wasn't right. I felt like her parents were literally thinking the only way to "stop" Karen is to shove what she is doing to everyone right back at her--two wrongs don't make a right, especially when two adults should know better! And that was so, very much worse! I know this bothers me so much because it has shades of purposely embarrasing a young child or punishing them in a forceful way. I do not care to get into a debate on either topic, just saying both hit close to home and I did feel awful for Karen. I think Elizabeth or Watson could have taken Karen aside and asked her if she noticed how sad and hurt Nannie looked or even that Emily Michelle is too busy being Emily Michelle and a young 2 to get about resolutions. Maybe they could have helped Karen make some simple goals for herself and possibly one for them that she COULD help them with. That would have been a million times better and probably made me like the big house family more too, than the other.
One person can't "gang up" on other people. She's seven, and her parents organized a team of people to take her down.That's what bothered me.