September 19th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Remember how I said that the point of this week is to wail that having to run after selfish children who never want to appreciate what WE MOMS sacrifice because that would mean they have goodness in their hearts kills the romance WE MOMS deserve? We get our noses rubbed in that today when Anne bitterly envies a woman not tied down by her needy demonspawn.

(Strip Number 4864, Original Publication Date, 22 September 1987)

Panel 1: As they walk to her back porch, Elly tells Annie that she wouldn't believe how taken Thelma is with Ed; she has stars in her eyes like a giddy teenager.

Panel 2: She then asks Annie "Wouldn't it be fun to fall wildly, madly, crazily in love again?"

Panel 3: As they sit down, we see that Annie's got a hungry cat, a tonne of laundry, a clingy one-year old and two squabbling sons. This somehow allows her to grouse "Tell me about it." because her reality is not romance-compatible.

Summary: While I do appreciate the fact that it's hard to act all giddy and school-girlish when you're worried about and have to take care of a kid, that ain't the kid's fault. Does he or she sympathize? Not usually but it's not personal. He sees a parent, not a potential lover because he's a kid.