I think I hit the wrong reply button. Sorry to be confusing. I would agree with you that when Thelma in “Family Circus” changed her hair, I did not mistake her for another character.
In the meantime Farley is thinking, “Hey! Does this mean she wants me to get my hair done, comparing me to a teenage boy?”
Michael doesn’t have his usual smirk on his face, so I don’t think he was trying to dish it out in this particular situation. It was different when he was talking about the shorts where he was clearly smirking.
I think Lynn Johnston called that stuff that floats around her characters’ heads “dandruff”.
People get encouragement to do the right thing from a variety of sources.
It’s not really true. Elly goes from wearing a ponytail to wearing a low bun on Tuesday, July 23, 1991 in the daily comic strips without any fanfare. Then on Friday, January 26, 1996 she changed to wearing a high bun on the back of her head with much fanfare. She keeps that hairstyle until the end of the comic strip.
My hair started getting shorter after I had babies that liked to wrap their little fingers around my hair and pull. Dangly earrings also disappeared about that time.
That’s what most of us do, intentionally or not.
That’s a good point. I have had parenting moments where I lashed out when my children hit my last nerve and I immediately regretted it. We can only hope that in tomorrow’s comic strip, we see Elly realize she has hurt her son and show him how a mature adult apologizes.
I have no idea why you are intent on bullying me so often. I never insult you, but you have insulted me 100s of times now.
When your kid is being disrespectful, respond by being even meaner right back. That will teach him.