July 25th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 27 July 2019

We end the week on a cliffhanger with Liz frozen in fear because she knows what Elly will do when it's found out that she lost her glasses.

Panel 1: It would appear that it's about five or so in the afternoon because the kids' mothers have come to take them home. The first child to be told this is a girl named Lucia as probably tribute to someone in Lynn's past. You will make note of the fact that she is happy.

Panel 2: Patrick, Jasmine and Ruby are also happy that their moms have come because they wanna talk about the cool stuff they did and also maybe about how Lizzie's mom who was the nutjob with the sandwich board who hates the sports arena has veins on her neck that stand out like stalks of celery when she gets angry, honest Injun!!

Panel 3: Next up, it's Laurel and Raymond's turn to be happily retrieved.

Panel 4: When Liz's name is called, her face is a mask of fear and despair because she's probably going to have find somewhere else to live because Mommy is a whackjob who sees everything as part of a great big plot to ruin her by people who fake tears so they can laugh at the misery and pain that only she has ever felt or ever will.

The interesting thing is that someone who only reads this at the most superficial level, the sort of person who thinks that the Pattersons are the same as they are because they do a lot of the same things is going to think that Liz is panicking over nothing because they're more forgiving than Elly ever wants to be. They're wrong.

Summary: She isn't the only one not looking forward to Elly's reaction. Even if we didn't have the catalog or the collection, we know that Elly isn't going to do anything like sympathize with a child who'd inconvenienced her or apologize for being a bad parent.