Page 45 Review by Stephen
Pappa? There is some villain outside!
Thats no villain, thats Mymbles mother and her seventeen new brothers and sisters! Oh wait, it is a villain because shes invited herself to stay with no warning at all and no plans to leave until Midsummer. Also, shes oblivious to the wretched little monsters chaos and destruction.
Dont they fight each other?
Of course. But I dont like to keep scolding them. I just
pour some water over them
Little My is the worst, rousing the rabble into abducting Mrs. Fillyjonks offspring and tying them to totem poles. Shes relentless and remorseless in terrorising the Moomin household, while her mother takes a positive pride in what she sees as skills. Poor Moomins: always the victims of their own goodwill and hospitality! In the end, they can only persuade her to behave by abiding by Mys harsh ultimatum: she wants Moomintrolls bedroom all to herself.
And thats why he has to build a house for himself and Snorkmaiden. Hes
not very good at it.
Another full-colour slice from the MOOMIN black and white albums, presenting the ultimate in poor parenting and the dangers of D.I.Y.. Which is why I dont do any. D.I.Y. or parenting take your pick. See also: dusting, vacuuming, washing up
We could be here all day.