August 30th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 31 August 2015

As Lizzie leaves for school in the bus, we find Elly wanting to keep her closer longer because time zips by when you don't pay attention.

(Strip Number 1083, Original Publication Date, 1 September 1986)

Panel 1: As she gets Lizzie ready for school, Elly gives her a pep talk about how first grade means that she's a big girl now.

Panel 2: She continues on by saying that this is where being a grown-up starts; it's a time of being on her own and where independence begins.

Panel 3: Lizzie sets up the punchline by saying that she's going on the big-kid bus with Mike.

Panel 4: A terrified Elly asks if she maybe doesn't want Mommy to drive her.

Summary: This is another two-parter, I think. That's because Elly has just started to realize that she's missing out on her children's childhood.