dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Aside from the somewhat predictable (given her issues) motivation of wanting to prove her love for Greg by presenting him with a child of their own, it would seem that Connie's primary motivation for wanting a child is quite obviously boredom.

(Original Publication Date, 18 September 1990)

Panel 1: When Elly says that this is the first she's heard of Connie's wanting another child, Connie tells her that she doesn't tell her everything as she gets the coffee out of the cupboard.

Panel 2: She starts to set things up by saying that it doesn't make logical sense to want a child. They have everything: good jobs, independence and self-sufficient children.

Well, not so much "children that don't need as much supervision" as "GROWN children". Not that either really applies. Mike is a murderous loon, Liz would stand there and watch the house burn down with a baffled frown on her stupid face and also, Connie has driven all of her children away being a needy and toxic bitch.

Panel 3: No one needs Connie to be home, to cook for them or to look after them so, no, having a baby now makes 'no' sense. Elly reminds her of this by asking her why she wants to be tied down.

Panel 4: Connie replies that she likes being needed.

Summary: Elly reminds me of an Experts portion on the Red Green Show in which Harold struggled in vain to explain how empty someone's wife's left felt now that the kids were grown. She'd be right there with Red and Dalton being totally fucking baffled. Connie reminds me of a stupid person who, having driven everyone away by being a whiny, self-absorbed idiot with entitlement issues, wants fresh victims.

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