June 7th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 8 June 2012

Now that the school year has ended, we find ourselves watching Mike get mildly upset that he's expected to be Lizzie's primary caregiver as it tends to disrupt his attempt to have a life.

(Strip Number 4335, Original Publication Date, 10 June 1983)

Panel 1: We start off with Mike trying to play badminton. Since he's also expected to watch Lizzie and she's at the grab-everything-in-sight stage of development today, he tells her to take off because Nizzie wanna pway.

Panel 2: He then yells to Elly because she keeps getting in his and Lawrence's way.

Panel 3: Elly tells him that this is Lizzie's yard too.

Panel 4: He asks her why she has to let her out in it.

Summary: Lynn clearly seems to be nagging Aaron about the need to be nicer to the younger sister everyone fawns over while treating him like something the cat brought in. Where it falls down is that there are people out there who don't see why Mike should be expected to have Lizzie hang off of him all the time just so that Elly can move the dirt around and try to disguise things by making heavy casseroles that weigh her children down.