dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

 Today's strip is a reasonably benign example of Mike acting like an incredibly average little boy; the reason, of course, is that Elly merely rolls her eyes in mild irritation instead of yelling like a maniac. 

(Strip Number 167, Original Publication Date, 26 August 1981)

Panel 1: As Elly finishes labeling Dot-Eyed Button-Nosed Doll-Boy Michael's school supplies, she smiles and tells him that his name is on his books, pencils, shorts and sneakers.

Panel 2: As she hangs one of his sweaters in a closet, she supposes that she's put his name on everything he has.

Panel 3: As she puts his socks and underpants away, he tells her that he put his name on something she forgot.

Panel 4: As he lifts up his pajama top to reveal his name scrawled all over his chest, he says 'ME!!'; Elly's response is to roll her eyes in mild annoyance.

Summary: This is because she has occasional flashes of awareness that her children don't think along the same lines as she does; they never last long but she does have them.

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