dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 1 February 2014

We end the week with a reminder that Lizzie is in the wrong because she didn't stop Richard from making a mess of Elly's kitchen.

(Strip Number 4470, Original Publication Date, 2 February 1985)

Panel 1: As Elly sets the tables, Lizzie comes in an'tells Mommy that Richard's playin'inna cupboards. Elly says that he's fine.

Panel 2: According to Elly, it's also fine that he's taken all of the cans off of the shelves.

Panel 3: It's even fine that he's stacking them up in piles.

Panel 4: As Elly's horrified scream "HE'S WHAT?!" indicates, what's not fine is that he's taking all of the labels off of them.

Summary: What I find not fine is Elly's not caring about the potential for harm seen until it affects her personally. It doesn't matter that the cans could fall on him and hurt him but it does matter that she doesn't know what belongs where. Also, Lizzie is a bad and selfish child for not immediately interceding despite not knowing if she can.

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