September 9th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

In today's strip, Elly finds herself exhausted owing to have forgotten that her children aren't self-starters.

(Strip Number 703, Original Publication Date, 11 September 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly having a hard time getting the kids ready for school. Mike is still in his jammies, Lizzie's eating the tooth paste and nobody is remembering that the bus can't just turn around and come back for them if they miss it.

Panel 2: She then tells John that she can't STAND the horrible stress of getting two dozy children ready for school and wishes they were still sleeping in.

Panel 3: John reminds her that she couldn't wait for school to start and to get back to the routine.

Panel 4: Goggle-Eyed Elly whines that she had forgotten how much work the routine really was.

Summary: The real problem is not that Elly clearly shouldn't have had kids because of her lack of any sort of patience. As the balance of the month shows us, she's trying to elicit sympathy from a rock colossus of stupidity and chauvinism who blames hormones for her despair.