March 6th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Since it's March in the Northern part of the continent, we should probably watch out for a reminder that Lynn thinks the changeable weather that goes with it is 'unfair'; that's because I know that Lynn doesn't pay any more attention to the Academy Awards than she does to sports.

I wish; what it is another example of failed parenting with a thought-bubbled Aesop that highlights the fact that Elly doesn't learn lessons.

Panel 1: We see Lizzie in her pink overalls heading towards the dishwasher.

Panel 2: Since Elly and John are stupid and useless, there's no safety latch preventing her from opening the knife drawer.

Panel 3: Since Elly is too busy watching her stories/doing laundry/feeling sorry for herself, Lizzie pulls out a whisk and measuring spoon.

Panel 4: She follows this by pulling out a colander, a spatula and cheese grater.

Panel 5: She starts banging on a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

Panel 6: She starts in to get more 'toys'.....

Panel 7: ...when she somehow slides forward on her socks and slams the drawer shut on her fingers.

Panel 8: Her screams of pain finally get her imbecile mother's anguished attention.

Panel 9: As she tries to figure out how this could have happened, Elly tries to console her child.

Panel 10: As the nurse at the outpatients' bandages Lizzie's fingers, Elly thought-bubbles "Dear God, the next time something bad happens, let it happen to me."

Summary: Too bad that Elly doesn't learn from her mistakes because she doesn't know what they are; otherwise, she might have really childproofed her environment. She could start with that back gate leading to the ravine. Also, since people care more about Elly's high-minded talk about wanting to absorb injury in her children's stead than the fact that her inattention allows said injuries to happen, we'll get a lot of positive feedback on this next week.