dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

In today's strip, Elly reminds us that she and her creator have no real patience for little kid logic. A mother less inclined to martyrdom would smirk like Les Moore at Mike's attempt to channel Dennis Mitchell but that mother would not be someone Lynn could conceive of.

(Strip Number 4211, Original Publication Date, 25 August 1982)

Panel 1: Mike leans his head out of his and yells that he's done cleaning his room.

Panel 2: Elly points out that he's not done; that's because he's stuffed all his toys are in his underwear drawer and he's put all his clothes under his bed.

Panel 3: His telling her he did that so he'll know where everything is is greeted by a goggle-eyed frown of martyrdom.

Summary: This is because she's incapable of seeing things from his perspective; to him, what she calls an underwear drawer is clearly more suited as a toy box and it's sort of impossible for him to reach the bar in the closet without killing himself so the bed makes a handy storage space. You can't get her to see that; what you will get is notes that decry his need to add to her burdens.

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