I think I've finally worked out that no matter what, the Squeeze will never see the the kid for what he is; nor the Harridan. It's too much work; too hard to admit the truth of what they are. They are both poison, the boy as much as the mother. I can hope that he grows out of it but while his behaviour runs unchecked, I doubt that will happen. Having said that, I can't wait until he get's his first beating down out in the real world - and he will.
Let's face it; I don’t want to share a table with him, let alone a life.