EH lives in a world of her own. She won't come out of it until--unfortunately--something happens to her so far "perfect" children.
As someone who has been at crime scenes and has had to make notifications to parents I know how shocked some parents are about the real lives of their children.
It is truly sad to see reality smack them so hard.
And--thank goodness for Whoopi! Her patience finally ran out with EH--too bad she doesn't do that to EH more often--IE shut her up.