October 12th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Thanks to spotts1701, we know that today's strip is the one wherein Elly responds to Mike telling her that Teacher does everything better than she does by whining that she's been demoted. After yesterday's ugliness, I know what I'd like to 'demote' her to: a non-custodial parent with limited vistation rights so that I could ensure these children have a chance of growing up normal.

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly drawing a crude stick figure; her face is frozen in the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Horror when Mike says "Teacher draws a whole lot better than you do, Mom."

Panel 2: She's equally horrified when he says "Yeah! An' she prints better than you too!"

Panel 3: As she tries to read him a bed-time story, her face is scrunched up in sheer rage as he asks how come she doesn't read as well as Teacher.

Panel 4: As he heads to bed, she whines that she's been demoted. John responds to this by smiling a sympathetic half-smile.

Summary: If I were in John's shoes, I'd probably be doing the same thing if I wanted to stay healthy; after all, you don't get anywhere telling Elly to cheer up and stop talking nonsense.