Hanna's alter-ego in the looking glass seems to be saying, "Hanna, you may have stopped raising your kids a little prematurely."
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This is particularly sad as Hanna's daughter is an only child.
I wonder if the kid is a brat. Most grandparents jump at the chance to spend more time with the grandkids, especially when there only appears to be one. Plus, he looks like he's easily entertained, simply by turning on the TV!
I think we're seeing why Amy is an only child. If she always was this obnoxious, it's easy to imagine Hanna would rush to get her tubes tied ASAP. The way Amy talks, you'd think it was her mother's fault she's a single mom.Grow up already!
Where does Amy have to rush off to?
Well Amy, maybe you shouldn't have trysted with that waiter in the broom closet at The Bum Boat. Then maybe you wouldn't have gotten pregnant and developed a hunchback in one drunken evening.
She's actually upset that her last name is Dingdon.They teased her mercilessly at school. Actually, her full name is Amy Wolvensen-Dingdon. She is listed in the Who's Who of Unpronounceable Names. Another reason why Mary Worth is written in Human as a Second Language.
Maybe what Amy has "to deal with" is the fact that her child plays with Star Wars action figures even though there hasn't been a film out since 2005. And if that big pink thing isn't a purse, maybe Gordon Dingdon isn't even potty trained.
Amy doesn't have a reflection in the mirror.
ThursdayGordon has been regressing in age. Sunday he looked like he was twelve, while today he seems to be about five--and bearing an unsettling resemblance to Chucky the demon doll.However, the Star Wars action figure is completely possible. My five-year-old twin nephews have a whole collection of the things. One of my Non-trad students showed me a picture of his little boy dressed up as Darth Vader. The Star Wars franchise, like Disney princesses and Dr. Seuss, is transgender atonal.
That last word was supposed to be transgenerational. Darned autocorrect!
For an example of "transgender atonal" see Mallard Fillmore 10/2. Oh wait, I mean transgender tone deaf. Anyway, IMHO today's depiction of Amy jumping clear off the ground in frustrated rage deserves panel-of-the-year consideration.
ThursdayI think all of us can sympathize with Vince.
Time to start raising $$ for the psychotherapy Gordon is going to be needing after experiencing intergenerational guilt mongering at such a young age. .
I bet that this is once again a case of KM using a tired old phrase--I've already raised my family--and spinning it into a pile of gold. Pure, shiny comics gold!But I also think that this story will involve a car accident and/or Hanna serving her grandson a bowl of rat poison because she didn't bother to put on her glasses and read the label wrong (or did she?!!!). A trip to the hospital and the eye doctor coming up next. Plus unrestrained, self-satisfied smirking from Mary!
Fauxprof, I like "transgender atonal." I'm going to start working it into conversations. "Don't mind him, he's just transgender atonal."Shmoopie, I agree about Moy spinning a story from a single phrase taken out of context. What's puzzling to me is that Hanna doesn't seem to have much of a life. "My Time" seems to mean "my time to watch tv and go to Food Team." Shouldn't she be going on cruises, like most of the retirees I know? Or playing Bingo?
In her silhouetted side view today, it appears that Amy is wearing knee-high boots and a mini-skirt. What kind of evening (and sometimes overnight) work has that kind of dress code?
Actually, in the silhouette she looks like she's in the same position, and perhaps even dressed like Mighty Mouse.Maybe her job is Superhero and that's hard to do when you have to arrange childcare for every emergency.I'm still giggling over Gordon "bearing an unsettling resemblance to Chucky the demon doll".
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