dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On the freedom of adults.

I feel it only fair to warn you that we're heading towards yet another strip in which Lynn nags Aaron about his alleged ingratitude. This is because we have him respond to real, basic human being Elly's telling him that since they do him the favor of letting him freeload off of them, he should pay for his board with chores with whining that he can't wait until he's an adult and no one can make him do stuff he doesn't want to. The unspoken implication is that John and Elly don't want to raise their children but the mean old government is making them so Mike and Aaron should just deal already.

This is the sort of self-serving illogic that had Mike respond to Liz telling him that he hurt her feelings by saying that she did the same thing so has no kick coming. The problem is that in both cases, the logic stinks on ice. First off, the only reason Mike's feelings got hurt is because he got punished. Second, Elly and John should have expected some trade-offs because children are people, not things.
Tags: elly versus her family

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