dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The idleness effect...

As I mentioned earlier, Evie really didn't see the point in Val's wanting to do more chores that she made her do as a child; this, of course, is because she really didn't think too hard about what would happen when she eventually left. Since Holly and Alix have been assigned no chores and have no real idea of how hard Val has to work to keep their home a going concern, they tend to sit there and make the signature reaction to complaints: a shrug. The nice thing about the way Eliot writes the strip is that she makes it clear that although Val is right to be frustrated with the results, she really can't blame the children. It's sort of difficult for children who honestly don't see what they're doing to displease people to adjust their attitudes.
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