dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 21 March 2011

In today's strip, we remind ourselves that Elly's lack of attention breeds chaos she can't anticipate.

(Strip Number 233, Original Publication Date, 22 March 1982)

Panel 1: We start with a tight close-up of Elly as she freaks out and says "Oh, no! Not again!"

Panel 2: We then zoom out to look at her put a tentacle-fingered hand to her chin and, having surveyed a bathroom covered in toothpaste, thought-bubble about how amazing it is that there's so much of it in the econo-tube.

Summary: The problem with her inability to focus on her children is that when she does impose order (usually to show off to the neighbors), her children are so unused to being told to do things, they react violently in the negative. She also tends to not realize that children do not, after all, like to sit quietly with their hands folded while Mother cleans the house; she can never figure out that what she'd like is not what they'd do.

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