Sad honestly but it shows the amount of care Wally actually has for his ward. He spouts empty Sunday daytime television lines to Chic about why he's told what to do as if there's an audience on the sidelines to laugh when in a dramatic comic like the one Aaron has been trying so hard to build up its misplaced. This would be a great moment to show Wally being supportive and caring about Chic, telling him that he and Kirbee dictate what to do because it'll make him a better or wiser person down the road. A functional adult who can have friends, maybe a family of his own he can do much better for compared to his own shitty ass parents.
Chic came from a downright abusive upbringing so he should be in the care of a loving foster family that gives him emotional validation, not stuff likewhat we're seeing here. Wally's talk will just fuel fires of rebellion in Chic since all his life he's been bossed and kicked around by people who make him unhappy and to him there's no point for it other than his (in his eyes) senseless suffering.