April 1st, 2007

Monday, April 2

Panel 1: April. Beautifying herself. Is it too much to hope that her hair is only up to keep it off her face while she makes herself up, and it won't stay that way?

Panel 2: Guess not. Now she looks like Priscilla Presley.

Panel 3: Now she looks like...holy jeez, did she lose it to Gerald after all?

Panel 4: I would tell Mike to cram it even if I hadn't spent the last three panels glamming himself up. I don't mind my own sister calling me "baby sis" NOW, but lord help her if she'd said it the day after I'd turned 16. And from Mike? The guy who fights over a doll? The guy who quits his job the minute they ask him to take charge? I don't think so.

Panel 5: Ohhhhh, so they're impressed by her glamour. Well...uh...She did put a lot of effort into her appearance. I will say that. She does not look raggedy, that's for sure. What she does not look like, of course, is a teenager in 2007. But we know the futility of hoping for that. But at least April has milk. And Mike could learn some tact. "Is he CRAZY?!" "What the heck is THAT?!" I like him better when he doesn't know what to say.

ETA: You're right: it's apple juice. I can at least hope that she finds the components of a decent breakfast. Buying her own stuff really wouldn't help, you know. She bought her own bedroom furniture, too.