Not much better than she is now 

But she’s my mom

I’m sure her scathing, critical, at times hurtful, not to mention degrading commentary had some sort of character building purpose.

somehow

And hey! If it didn’t, doesn’t matter!

Because I’ll show them soon enough!

We’ll see who’s the useless, layabout, crackpot, failure of a son when my thneed becomes the product to change the world