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Friday, 19 October 2012

In today's strip, Elly, having cleaned the house in preparation for the sales party, wants her children to stay outside so that she might enjoy the novel sight of a tidy home.

(Strip Number 4379, Original Publication Date, 21 October 1983)

Panel 1: We start off with a panel of Elly cleaning up the room; this task is made more difficult than it should be because for some reason, there are floating pop-up captions like in the campy sixties Batman show hovering in the air around her.

Panel 2: A few minutes later, Mike asks if he and Lizzie can come in from outside.

Panel 3: She tells them "Not yet!!"

Panel 4: She then thought-bubbles "Give me thirty seconds to enjoy a clean house first!"

Summary: We get it, Lynn and/or Elly; children LOVE CHAOS!!! and hate tidy houses because they're EVIL and want to make poooooooooor, put-upon mothers miserable. The problem is that by the time Elly does get to enjoy her tidy Tiny Train House, she'll be miserable because it'll finally stick that wasting her life telling her children to their faces that they MUST hate her because they aren't born knowing how to pick up after themselves is why she feels so empty inside.
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