dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 22 December 2011

In today's strip, we find that Elly wraps Christmas presents far too well for John's liking.

(Strip Number 356, Original Publication Date, 23 December 1982)

Panel 1: We find John smiling with anticipation at the presents carefully arranged under the tree. Since it's a benign version of Lynn's "John is Elly's oldest child" meme, I think it's kind of cute that he's as giddy as Mike and Lizzie.

Panel 2: His shaking one present so he can part-way figure out what's inside it is equally cute and funny.

Panel 3: As is his sniffing another box in case it's cologne and the "busted" look on his face when Elly catches him in the act.

Panel 4: Even his sheepish "You wrap things too well" is something I can get behind.

Summary: The problem, of course, is that Lynn's notes will inevitably ruin my ability to really enjoy this benignly bland slice-of-life strip.

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