May 13th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Mothers's Day 2017

We celebrate Mother's Day with a reminder that what We Moms really want is to not have anyone underfoot.

(Strip Number 6722, Original Publication Date, 8 May 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly stare in confusion at an alarm clock that reads 10:45 in the morning.

Panel 2: Since she's getting up at an hour of her own choosing for once, Elly is actually glad to greet the abbreviated new day.

Panel 3: The strip most people will see starts with her sighing in contentment as she takes a looooooong bath.

Panel 4: She then slathers on that face cream she loves so much as she makes herself pretty.

Panel 5: This is so can spend hours on end reading some scandal sheet.

Panel 6: She then phones someone.

Paenl 7: Said someone is her mother. As she wishes Marian a happy Mother's Day, she says it's been great talking to her; she sets up the punchline by saying that John took the kids out for the day.

Panel 8: Since Marian didn't realize she raised an antisocial jerk who can't deal with people, this surprises her. After all, she thought that John and the kids would at least do something for Elly because it IS Mother's Day.

Panel 9: She might not be able to see the shit-eating grin on Elly's face but she can hear the slightly sinister intonation to her statement "They DID!!"

Summary: This is just another in a long line of strips that remind us that while Elly would almost certainly die gruesomely within fifteen minutes of being left to her own devices, she yearns for a world where there are no people in the way.