While Ginny & Georgia's Georgia may be a cool mom who loves her kids to bits, we've seen several mom red flags over the two seasons that make us question her parenting skills.
We always look up to mom because she inspires us, looks out for us and teaches us to be independent among the very many other things she inculcates in us but that doesn't mean that we can't have a complicated relationship with her. Regardless of the love we have for each other, sometimes we just haven't figured out how to get along and that's okay too! Relationships are very subjective, there will always be ups and downs but some relationships are also meant to stay just like our new iconic duo Ginny & Georgia. The two seasons of this show portray a different kind of relationship between mother-daughter, one we've not seen before on screen and while some of it leaves you wishing you shared this with your mom, the rest of it will make you love your mom for who she is!
There's an ongoing debate on social media about whether Georgia is a good mother or not and the instances we've seen across both season leave us conflicted about the same. Ginny and Georgia's relationship is much more mature and understanding and they might be a communication gap between them but they do talk about some serious issues, something I wish more parents did with their kids. But there were scenes where Georgia wouldn't make space for her kids' feelings, oh and the whole 'murdered her ex-husband because he was sexually abusing her daughter' thing left us absolutely baffled.
Check out these 8 traits of Georgia from Ginny & Georgia that left us conflicted about her mom skills!
Taking someone's life
No matter how much you love your child, murdering someone because they were sexually abusing your child is way too extreme. Georgia could have taken legal action against her ex husband, Kenny but she chose to kill him instead.
Not being supportive of therapy
Austin and Ginny need serious help when it comes to their mental health and while Ginny gets help in season 2, Austin's mental health still remains unnoticed. Georgia isn't pro therapy because she believes it to be useless and doesn't want to pay money 'just to talk to someone'.
Stealing for her children
It was tough for Georgia to single handedly raise Ginny given that she had her at 15. Things were not always easy and so Georgia used to steal in order to give Ginny the lifestyle she never had. As wrong as theft is, how does one hate on that?
Giving food from her plate to Ginny
In a scene where younger Ginny and Georgia sit together for lunch and Ginny asks for more food, Georgia empties her plate to feed her because didn't have more to give her!
Smoking with her daughter's boyfriend
After catching Ginny's boyfriend in her closet, she called him out to have the "mom talk" while they smoke together! It was good to see a show where the dad talk stigma was broken but having the talk while smoking is not the way, Georgia!
Walking away from toxic husbands because they ill treated her children
Austin's dad Gil wasn't really a good dad or a good husband. He was manipulative and abusive and Georgia did everything to protect her kids and their future and hence she framed him and cut ties with him. While she was really thinking about her children, the framing bit was so extreme!
Not talking to her kids about their feelings
She may talk about a lot of things to her children, be it their boyfriends or sex ed which makes her such a cool mom but she doesn't allow them to talk about their feelings. We don't need this in 2023, Georgia!
Flying off to a new city every time she breaks up with a guy
This has been going on since season 1! Whenever she's done with a guy, she makes Ginny and Austin move cities with her like a gypsy which never allows them to form meaningful friendships since she's going to uproot them soon anyway.
Are you as conflicted about Georgia as us? Let's talk in the comments below!
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