dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Monday, 3 May 2010

We begin the week with Annie being baffled that Elly slavishly imitates everything she saw Marian do without understanding why; this doesn't make sense to her because her own mother did everything wrong. This, of course, is meant to slam people who don't follow tradition and try to parent out of books.

(Strip Number 4000, Original Publication Date, 4 May 1981)



Panel 1: Annie shows off a bookshelf loaded with parenting books and says "Help yourself, Elly; I've got every book on child raising there is."

Panel 2: Elly declines and says "Thanks, Annie....but I've always picked up advice from my mom."

Panel 3: Anne is aghast because she'd never ask her mother anything about child raising.

Panel 4: As she picks up Christopher, she declares that her mother did it all wrong.

Summary: This, of course, is meant to be Lynn's way of mocking people who think that they know so much about parenting that they're smarter than the people who raised them. When you recall to mind the whizbang (and incomplete) job Marian did raising Elly, it sort of loses its impact.
Subscribe

  • Monday, 18 October 2021

    The one where Mike is too stupid to notice that Gordon is in love with Tracey now. Synopsis: Gordon acts like a character in an Archie comic…

  • Sunday, 17 October 2021

    The one where John is too stupid to remember that he has a kid and a dog so refuses to take steps to keep them from making putting groceries away a…

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021

    The one where Gordon finally does what he's supposed to and kisses the girl Lynn assigned him. Synopsis: On the drive home, Gordo finally works up…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 32 comments

  • Monday, 18 October 2021

    The one where Mike is too stupid to notice that Gordon is in love with Tracey now. Synopsis: Gordon acts like a character in an Archie comic…

  • Sunday, 17 October 2021

    The one where John is too stupid to remember that he has a kid and a dog so refuses to take steps to keep them from making putting groceries away a…

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021

    The one where Gordon finally does what he's supposed to and kisses the girl Lynn assigned him. Synopsis: On the drive home, Gordo finally works up…