dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Today' strip is in the key of "Elly thinks her children are smarter than they actually are"; this is because Lizzie wants to wear her good clothes NOW while playing in the mud NOW. Also, Elly doesn't really back up a ban on things.

(Strip Number 4847, Original Publication Date, 25 August 1987)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling Lizzie that she cannot wear the outfit she's pulled out of the closet because it's for school.

Panel 2: When she sees that Lizzie has disobeyed her, Elly folds and tells her that she can't take it outside.

Panel 3: When Lizzie goes outside, Elly caves and tells her to not get it dirty.

Panel 4: When she pulls Lizzie out of the mud puddle to yell at her for not listening to her, rage-faced Elly tells herself that NEXT year, she's going to wait until school gets in to buy back to school gear.

Summary: Since Elly doesn't want to admit that her children can't brain because they have the dumb, she acts as if they do things like this on purpose. Also, she doesn't want to admit that she is weak where firmness is required while adamant where flexibility is necessary.
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