August 8th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

In today's strip, only one person handle Lizzie's comment about being tired of posing for wedding photos and wanting to eat cake with the patience we'd like to think we'd have; the rest behave as we actually would.

(Strip Number 4842, Original Publication Date, 11 August 1987)

Panel 1: As the wedding party lines up for their photos, Lizzie says that she's bored of standing around waiting to have her pictures taken and wants to know when they can eat the wedding cake. The breach of decorum and (it would seem) failure of the adults involved to understand that a small child sees time as just draaaaaaaagging along slooooowly (especially when dessert is involved) causes people to react with either confusion or (in Elly's case) sheer terror.

Summary: The reason she does this is that when her kids act stupid, she gets all the blame because society says so.