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Sunday, 9 March 2014

In today's strip, Elly is horrified when Mike and Lizzie decide to have breakfast in bed.

(Strip Number 7178, Original Publication Date, 10 March 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike and Lizzie in their pjs. For some reason, Lizzie is watching him stand on a chair so he can root through the kitchen cupboard.

Panel 2: Mike then hands Lizzie the box of sugar cereal he retrieved from the cupboard.

Panel 3: The strip most people will see starts with Mike and Lizzie carrying the sugar cereal upstairs.

Panel 4: Next, Mike carries a pitcher of milk upstairs.

Panel 5: We then see Lizzie carrying bowls upstairs.

Panel 6: We see poor Elly awoken by her horrible children for the horrible reason of their loving chaos and yearning to destroy her because children are evil and love chaos and hate their mothers.

Panel 7: Rage-faced Elly stomps upstairs so as to see what evil thing her children are doing besides waking her up at the impossible hour of 7:35 AM on a Sunday morning.

Panel 8: Judging from the fact that her eyes have bulged out of their sockets, it's obvious that Elly has been traumatized for LIFE because her cruel, selfish children are destroying her ability to express herself by having breakfast in bed and getting the sheets all messy because children are EVIL CREATURES who love CHAOS and yearn to DESTROY the poor mother they HATE and whatever other stupid things Elly tells herself so that she can witlessly piss away her life by taking every God-damned thing too God-damned seriously. Meanwhile, normal people are muttering "Oh, for the love of someone or other" and rolling their eyes in irritation at two dumb kids who did something stupid because they wanted to play-act at being real grown-ups.

Summary: This, of course, is yet another example of Elly and her addiction to seeing the apocalypse in every minor screw-up. Eventually, she speculates that doing so seems to have stolen most of her time.
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