January 30th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Today's strip shows us that Lynn is either longs for the alleged freedom of childhood or one of those who don't understand children at all. This is because she has Michael not want to be the man of the house because he'd work himself to death.

(Strip Number 4289, Original Publication Date, 1 February 1983)

Panel 1: Mike asks if he can come to the convention. Unlike Elly when she was trying to keep the Martian from wanting to have a vacation in the sun, John is being honest when he tells him that it's simply a bunch of boring meetings and that he wouldn't have any fun.

Panel 2: He then tells him that he'll be the man of the house now that Daddy is away.

Panel 3: Mike's eyes bug out in existential horror as he imagines himself taking care of Lizzie, fixing up the house, stressing about bills and working from nine to five.

Panel 4: Since that seems like absolutely no fun at all, he amuses John by asking if he couldn't be oldest kid instead.

Summary: I sort of wish he could be oldest kid too. That's because he's Lizzie's primary caregiver and, as such, is going to be warped for life because he hadn't had a normal childhood.