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Friday, 12 November 2010

In today's strip, the short attention span of small children is presented not as the minor and mildly amusing inconvenience regular people see it as but as being a horrible, unforeseeable catastrophe. Strips like this raise the question "Does Lynn understand children at all?"

(Strip Number 194, Original Publication Date, 13 November 1981)

Panel 1: Shortly after Connie reveals that normal human emotions baffle her, Lawrence and Mike show up; Lawrence points out that a Greg Davis got roller skates and Mike says that he and Lawrence want them.

Panel 2: A dumb-founded Connie says that she and Elly thought that they wanted to play hockey; they'd ordered uniforms and bought them skates.

Panel 3: The two of them say that they changed their minds. This alarms and confuses Elly and Connie because they aren't good at remembering that small children tend to have short attention spans.

Panel 4: We end things with Lawrence and Mike sitting on the back porch; Mike doesn't know what their mothers are so upset about; it's only money, after all.

Summary: My reason for wondering why they're so upset is somewhat different; that's because I know that I too wanted to be two or three things at once when I was seven. I also didn't quite realize that money didn't actually grow on trees at that age. That being said, it seems to me that the Lynnsight will be about how Aaron's being excruciatingly average was an unforeseeable, intolerable burden.
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