Parents who consider their children as objects are not necessarily psychotic. Also, Patsy was very much rooted in reality imo. In the very superficial reality of pageants and a perfect glamorous facade which she wanted to present to the outside world. And when on that tragic night, Patsy knew that the facade was going to collapse in public if she admitted to having killed JonBenet in a rage, she went into panic mode and staged a scene. Do you have children, BM? Countless parents refer to their children as 'little angels'. My own father used to call me that too when I was small. It is just an affectionate name for the child. Millions of parents who have lost their children and believe there is a heaven say this, Paradox. Patsy presented herself as innocent in public, and imo said what she thought millions of other people would be able to relate to. Imo Patsy's motive was to save her hide, which is why she chose to cover up the crime.