Hello, member of the internet. Lately, I've been rewatching all the content from my youth because I am in a perpetual state of living my best Y2K life.
In my recent rewatches, I've noticed how awful Lorelai and Rory are from Gilmore Girls; how wronged Capt. Lon Hammond was by Allie and Noah in The Notebook; and now, I've moved on to Helen Thermopolis and the fact that she should win the Worst Mother of The Year Award.
1.FIRST OF ALL, when Helen informed Mia that her grandmother was in town, she didn't even think to give Mia a heads-up about the BOMB that Clarisse was about to drop:
2.Also, Helen tasked Clarisse with telling Mia that she's a princess — yes, Clarisse is the queen, but she's also a virtual stranger to Mia? Maybe this is something Helen could have sprung on her? Just a thought.
3.This brings us to the crux of the issue — Helen fucking lied to her kid for her entire life:
4.Not only did she LIE, but Helen was A-OK with keeping Mia's birthright away from her:
5.Basically, Helen lied so that she could be an ~artist~ even though Mia's late father is the one who paid for their apartment/Mia's tuition...so it doesn't look like art is working out too well for her!
6.Mia hit the nail on the head with this one:
7."Families don't do that stuff to one another."
8.OK, I know this is petty, but Helen got Mia a car...that doesn't run...and then tasks her with paying to get it fixed?
9.THE ICING ON THE CAKE? HELEN STARTS DATING MIA'S TEACHER WITHOUT ANY CONCERN FOR HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER:
10.The tea is if Helen told Mia the truth, she would know how to handle the media melee:
11.The cherry atop the icing on the cake was at Mia's big ball — not ONLY does Helen not know the whereabouts of her own DAUGHTER, but she arrives at aforementioned ball with her daughter's TEACHER, who I guess she's seriously DATING*:
Granted, I am not a mother to a child — I am a mother to a cat, but that isn't pertinent here — however, I do think Helen's actions for the past 15 years can be summed up in three words: pretty fucked up.
All in all, Helen is the one who needs an attitude adjustment.
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