dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

In today's strip, Elly promises herself that she's not going to feel guilty about not especially liking the company of children and this time, she means it.

(Strip Number 4217, Original Publication Date, 8 September 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in the Pattersons' master bedroom as Elly tells John that she and Lizzie went on a tour of the daycare center that day.

Panel 2: She then tells John that they have a gym, a lunch room, a craft room, toys and other amenities.

Panel 3: This is why she tells John that she's not going to feel the least bit guilty about leaving her there tomorrow.

Panel 4: At least that's what she keeps telling herself. John's reaction is to give her a mildly troubled look.

Summary: This is because she keeps saying and doing things that confuse and alarm him because the implication is that she doesn't especially like being around small children. The guilt she feels is due to the fact that she shares John's delusion that giving birth is automatically going to make a woman who really never was good with kids and never will be into an earth-mother type and she feels bad that magic doesn't work.

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