Initially I meant to imply that Abby was about to make the pun “it’s an i-ball,” and was crushed when Norma came up with a better pun than that. But now I’m kind of leaning toward the interpretation that Norma assumed Abby was going to say “i-ball,” but Abby was actually about to make the same pun Norma made, and in the last panel she’s cursing Norma for beating her to the punch line.
“In the world of autistic adults, we keep hearing about the challenge of ‘living independently.’ This is used to mean such things as cooking one’s own food, shopping, cleaning and maintaining a household, as well as holding a job to support oneself.
But, somewhere in the back of my mind, a little voice keeps telling me that this traditional idea of being ‘independent’ is just another way of being dependent.”
There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Living Independently: The farm in my window.