May 11th, 2007

Saturday, May 12

Panel 1: "Might." She might be able to go out, not anywhere particular, just out, for a while, and then only because Jim is with someone who's paid to be there. Brand-new moms get more support than this.

Panel 2: Gee, I wonder which one she's going to choose. The one that requires the least energy, of course.

Panel 3: See? The freaking therapist has more regard for Iris.

Panel 4: ...

...and she's smiling while she thinks that. (I think, anyway.)

Whatever. I'm putting this on my fridge; it's the most moving strip I've seen in a long time. Elly is just like me, John's just a kid at heart, Mike struggles so hard for his family, Liz is going through a terrible time in her life and can't be expected to cope, and April is a whore who should be down on her knees thanking her parents and the Delicate Genius for tolerating her whiny teenage angst.