dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 5 November 2011

In today's strip, Elly admits that she prefers it when children sit on their rumps staring blankly into space; it's when they move around, ask questions and want attention that she has problems with her offsprings.

(Strip Number 335, Original Publication Date, 6 November 1982)

Panel 1: After having spent what seems like five or six hours raking a million leaves, Mike asks Elly, who's making cookies, howcome he gotta do chores an’Lizzie doesn’t.

Panel 2: As she puts the cookie sheet into the over, Elly tells Michael that Lizzie does help out and, in fact, is helping right now; this help takes the form of her sitting on a counter looking lobotomized.

Panel 3: Having noticed this, Michael asks how she is helping when she‘s not doin’anything but sittin‘there.

Panel 4: Elly's bug-eyed, manic grin when she says "Exactly" reminds us that she does not like it when children get under foot.

Summary: While I do sympathize with Elly in theory about how hard it is to try to raise children and keep house, in practice, I notice that she doesn't actually try to do either especially well.

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