dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 24 April 2014

In today's mess, Lizzie acts like a jerk because Mike isn't allowed to further tyrannize pooooooooooooooor Elly by having his friends over.

(Strip Number 840, Original Publication Date, 25 April 1985)

Panel 1: We find Lizzie looking out the window at Mike and Lawrence who, for an obvious reason, are standing outside. She then turns and asks Elly if they can come in.

Panel 2: The obvious reason that they can't come in tells Lizzie that she told them Lizzie already had two friends in and obviously that's obviously enough.

Panel 3: Lizzie asks The Obvious Reason "They can't come in?" only to have Elly tell her "No." Lizzie says that that's too bad.

Panel 4: She then shows Mike and Lawrence that she doesn't think that that's too bad in the least when she taunts them about how they're stuck outside.

Summary: While I do sort of sympathize with Elly's need to control how many children are underfoot, I do NOT approve of her witlessly pitting the children against one another as she does now. As we'll see Saturday, she makes the CHAOS all about how overwhelmed SHE feels and not about how it affects her children.

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