April 29th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 30 April 2009

I think it's obvious that some time this week, possibly even today, John will be trying to defend his desire to keep Elly from entering the labor force to a disbelieving and hostile Jean. He's meant to be an ogre but what he is is an idiot; he's in no danger of having to be part of a two paycheck household any time soon. The fact that he doesn't want that in this climate means he's really stunned.

That'll have to be later; right now, Elly has to be in two places at once.

Panel 1: We start off with Elly CUT-CUT-CUT-CUTting some blue fabric; Lizzie is in the background yelling "MA-MA!!"

Panel 2: As she prepares to pin up the garment she's making, Lizzie yells "MA-MA?"

Panel 3: This changes to "MA-MAAAAAAA!!!" as Elly starts to thread a needle.

Panel 4: A needle she drops when Lizzie yells "POO-POO!!"

Panel 5: A ticked-off Elly rushes off to change her daughter. If she'd asked earlier what Lizzie wanted, she could have avoided having to change a soiled child; too bad that she's stupid.

Summary: On its own, this is a slice of life that most, if not all, caregivers can identify with. As part of the pattern we've seen, however, it's just another brick in the pointless negativity wall. This is because Lizzie will be blamed for her mother's ineptitude and stubbornness.