April 17th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 18 April 2014

In today's strip, Elly is confused by the fact that Lizzie doesn't know how long it takes flowers to grow.

(Strip Number 836, Original Publication Date, 19 April 1985)

Panel 1: Elly tells Lizzie that if she wants flowers to grow, she has to plant a seed or bulb first.

Panel 2: Having put a daffodil bulb in a pot for her, Elly tells Lizzie that they'll add some water and wait for it to grow.

Panel 3: Lizzie looks at the pot in blank-eyed consternation.

Panel 4: When she tells Mommy that nothin's happenin'yet, Elly just stands there looking mildly confused.

Summary: This is because Mommy thought that she didn't have to tell Lizzie it would take a while. Also, Mommy tends to not remember that her children experience time as crawling along sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooowly and thus is always surprised by how they don't realize how quickly time zips by.