January 12th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 13 January 2015: Marian Richards, will you please go home.

Today's strip has Marian wonder what her silly, negligent child is doing not dressing Lizzie up like Nanook of the North; judging from what I see her, what Elly is thinking is that she would like to not be overruled at every turn by some meddling old battleaxe who doesn't have to clean up the mess she's making.

(Strip Number 1008, Original Publication Date, 14 January 1986)

Panel 1: We find Marian getting ready to take Lizzie outside when she comments on the fact that she needs a scarf and warmer mittens.

Panel 2: When she notices that Elly hasn't put warm wool socks on Lizzie's feet, she asks if Mommy wants Baby's tooties to freeze.

Panel 3: Marian says that Elizabeth's Mommy clearly doesn't know how to dress a little one because she doesn't know that Lizzie probably dressed herself.

Panel 4: When she asks what she could be thinking, Elly makes a face at the stupid old biddy hen who's spending her vacation cheerfully teaching Mike and Lizzie that their mother doesn't know what she's doing.

Summary: What Elly is thinking is that she knows the climate better than someone who doesn't. What Elly is also thinking is that she doesn't need to be publicly undermined by her smirking idiot mother because she's going to be spending the better part of the following year reestablishing her authority.