dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 24 July 2009

In yesterday's strip, the kids got insanely messy because of Lynn's bizarre notion that one is either spotless or one is covered in filth. Let's see what lunatic dichotomy she preaches today.

No screwy either-or stuff today; just a tribute to how great mothers are.

Panel 1: As Elly washes Lizzie's hands off with the water bottle she had in her purse, she tells her that she has Band-Aids but has to wash off her hands first.

Panel 2: She tells Lizzie to let her wipe her face with a handy moist towelette and Mike to put on more sunscreen.

Panel 3: Elly asks if anyone wants something cold to drink while Connie asks if anyone would like a cookie.

Panel 4: As they drink their juice boxes, Lawrence's silhouette says "Man!! That bag has everything you could ever need inside it!!" Mike says "Yeah....."

Panel 5: ".....sometimes, I think Moms are magic."

Summary: Since Mike is six and can't quite wrap his head around the fact that even Elly can learn things from experience and prepare for common-place situations, I'm prepared to cut him some slack. I know that when I was that age, I didn't know how things worked. I cannot, however, do the same for Lynn; her attempt to turn Elly into Supermom after three decades of failure and whining is like trying to put a Band-aid over a severed limb.

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