Unpopular opinion, but I really can’t with the Aaron/Liv dynamic most days. Every single time we see one of these scenes where Liv screws up and then Aaron instantly forgives her with no sign of boundaries it does my head in.
Yes, I know Liv is testing boundaries and that is what teenagers do, but Aaron as her GUARDIAN, not big brother, but GUARDIAN needs to set some. Cause right now he doesn’t. Liv needs stability and giving her boundaries and punishments gives her stability. If Sandra was still around and Liv/Aaron were having these kinds of interactions as just siblings I wouldn’t think it was that big of deal, but Emmerdale made the choice to have Sandra leave. They made the choice to have Aaron become her legal guardian. That means the dynamic should be different. They are no longer just siblings, but he is also a parent.
All I am asking is for at the end of these cute scenes for Aaron to be like - ‘Liv, I’m always gonna love you cause you are my sister, but you are still grounded for a week for cutting up my clothes.’ That is really all I am asking, because otherwise these scenes are just repetitive and unnecessary. They could instead use this to show how the Aaron/Liv relationship is growing and changing. Like Aaron, love, you can reassure you little sister you love her, while at the same time putting your foot down.
TL;DR: Aaron listen to your boyfriend ‘I know you want to be her best mate, but it’s not exactly doing her any favors’