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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Becky vs Kylie
But if you think back to when Becky first came into the show, she was very like Kylie in many respects. She was only out for what she could get and she was a troublemaker. She even let her (ex cell-) mate Kelly take the blame for the robbery she committed. When she came back, she encountered Hayley who took her in. Roy and Hayley had faith in Becky and Becky eventually blossomed under their care and love. She gained some self confidence and with Steve's love, gained some more (though she still clearly had some pretty bad days where that's concerned).
Both Kylie and Becky had a lousy childhood. Becky tried to look out for her baby sister as best she could but if what Kylie says is true, their father or step-father (I just forget now, which Kylie said) was abusing Becky and she finally left. I don't know whether that story was Kylie's way of gaining sympathy but it seemed genuine at the time. Their mother was an alcoholic/addict who emotionally abused them as well. Both girls became tough and hard in order to survive. Kylie had a baby when she was probably about 15 or 16 and had him taken from her when she couldn't cope. No wonder. She had no way of learning how to be a good parent.
Kylie is, in my view, about 5 or 6 years younger than Becky. She too has serious self esteem issues and lashing out or looking out for number 1 (herself) is a result of that. Now that she's fallen for David, and got Max back, she is slowly starting to find her feet but she's got a long way to go yet. I think Kylie will get to where Becky has got to, and will allow herself to care for the people that have faith in her but it will be a bumpy road.
She knows being a mother isn't easy but she's finding out that motherhood is a lot harder than that. She's got support but she's still finding out that things like a proper diet for Max do matter. She'll probably never be a kind and generous soul. She may never lose that selfish side completely. But I think she'll get there.
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