dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Today's strip is from the Early Years featuring Patented Patterson God-Awful Parenting Skills. It's late at night and Liz is in her crib crying. Elly realizes that little Lizzie is thirsty and sends John out to give her a glass of milk, no soubt having attended to her earlier and thinking it only fair that he take his turn. Bad idea, Elly. The Future Train Fairy is as dumb as a treestump when he's wide awake; a half-asleep John isn't going to be any brighter. He's smart enough to put her in the high chair but not smart enough to remember who's supposed to drink the milk. After he drinks it, he leaves the room and turns off the light with a thirsty, confused, frightened Elizabeth still sitting in the high chair, the stupid dick. As a stand-alone, this wasn't all that funny. As part of a pattern of ignoring timid, quiet Liz's concerns to answer those of a shouting glory-hog, it's sort of a clue as to why the woman is so needy, she'll ruin her life for a man who makes her feel special.

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