dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Monday, 21 December 2009

Now that we've been reminded that Phil knows as much about children as Elly does, it isn't much of a stretch to assume that Christmas week will be spent reminding him that there's a woman with a kid that needs a mayyyyuuunnn to complete her so he should listen to his older sister for once in his life and settle down.

Actually, it's Phil trying to unwind the kids by reading to them; it doesn't quite take but it's more than Elly ever did.

Panel 1: We see Phil, who's sitting on a bed with Mike and Lizzie, holding a copy of Yuletide Classics; he says "'Twas the night before Christmas and all 'round the tree...." to which Mike responds "That's not how it goes!!"

Panel 2: He then says "'Twas the night before Christmas and all 'round the ring, the fans were betting on which guy would win."; Muppet-Mouth Mike smiles and says "No!!" while Lizzie giggles.

Panel 3: Mike screams in delight as Phil says "'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the street, the vampire was looking for something to eat."

Panel 4: They resume the horseplay that we ended the week with.

Panel 5: We shift focus to the kitchen; John, who's leaning over Elly's shoulder as she reads the newspaper, asks where her brother is. She tells him "Upstairs, reading the kids to sleep."

Summary: As I said, his attempt to get them to sleep doesn't take because he's being silly; still, he's paid them more attention and given them less grief for being kids than Elly is capable of.
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