December 26th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 27 December 2013

In today's strip, Mike and Lizzie explain that they have a fun-based (and thus unworthy and bad) reason for wanting to help Daddy.

(Strip Number 779, Original Publication Date, 7 January 1985)

Panel 1: After a busy day of work, John is delighted to see that when he gets home, a smiling Lizzie wants to help Daddy by taking his coat.

Panel 2: He's even more delighted that Mike says that it was his turn to help Daddy.

Panel 3: As they sit him in his chair and get his cast elevated, he tells that he thinks it's nice of them to help.

Panel 4: His good mood vanishes whem Michael tells him that as soon as he sits down, they get to play with his crutches.

Summary: A man who understood kids would smile ruefully at children who made everything into a toy. John, not so much. Too bad that the Lynnsight goes off on a crazy tangent.

(And, in case you're interested, here's the Lynnsight:)
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