May 2nd, 2011

Indignant Candiru

Coffee Talk, the week of 2 May 2011

I'd like to think that we were done talking about Easter and would then get letters about inconsiderate boarders but fear that we're in for more praise for doing little.

ETA: Well, I was wrong; if Monday's entry is anything to judge by, we're in for a heck of a week. With all the gushing about bunnies this Tuesday, I find myself with little choice but to invoke the late, great Monarch Henchman #24 to express my lack of enthusiasm for the mush that CT promises to be. Granted, the request for photos of Katie's bunny did yield a nice snapshot but I'd have liked it more if she'd consulted Aaron about it.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

In today's strip, Annie's realization that children don't stay immobile forever leaves her questioning whether her pregnancy is a good thing.

(Strip Number 257, Original Publication Date, 4 May 2011)

Panel 1: As she and Elly drink their coffee, Annie says that yes, it's fun being pregnant again. Said fun includes buying new baby clothes and thinking up names.

Panel 2: Her musing about how foolish she was to only have wanted one is interrupted by Christopher, who's managed to climb onto a table because his mother turned her back on him like an idiot to blather to another negligent dimwit, knocks over a lamp that CRASHES onto the floor.

Panel 3: Annie's response to this is to pick a smiling Chris up, glare the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Terror™ and ask "Elly? What am I doing?"

Summary: If I were there, I'd point out that she's paying the price for not having her head in the game and follow that up with a hint that, despite what the guy who writes the comic strip about the evil baby who's only happy when his diaper is filled with poo and who fears being potty-trained, two year olds don't spend their time figuring out how to punish Mommy. Since I know Lynn fairly well, I expect a Lynnsight that tells me that I have no right to dish out common sense parenting because I never had a child or raised one.