dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 13 November 2009

It's fairly clear that we're probably in for a strip that shows us that poor, put-upon Elly can't rely on her family when SHE'S ill despite being their rock when they're running insanely-high fevers.

Damn it but I hate being right.

Panel 1: As Elly lays down on the couch, John shoos the kids away from her and tells them to give her a break because she isn't feeling well.

Panel 2: As they walk down the hall, he explains that she needs a good rest so she's going to bed early.

Panel 3: He then tells her that tomorrow, she's going to relax and take it easy because she's got a day off, m'kay?? Mike says that he does too.

Panel 4: Elly suddenly remembers that the teachers have a professional development day tomorrow; Mike tells her not to worry....

Panel 5: ....because if they bust something, they'll do it quietly; since her face is frozen in the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Horror, that doesn't reassure her.

Summary: Like I said, Elly simply cannot rely on John to really handle the kids nor can she expect them to give her a break despite being ill; that's because she's the creation of a woman who is pissed off at her husband and children because their real world demands got in the way of her need to be a self-absorbed jerk.

ETA: On an unrelated note, someone was inspired to write a song about Lynn based on the interview she had with Strombo. Also, the new banner reminds us that John still knows how to have fun.

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