(Strip Number 404, Original Publication Date, 19 May 1983)
Panel 1: Now that Lizzie has had her one and only hug, Phil tells Elly that what he needs in his life is stability. He's seeing that Tudor house, a rose garden, a swing set for the kid....
Panel 2: Before he can get to talking about the long lawn and a place for his wheels, Elly shrieks at Lizzie about the fact that she's pouring beer in Phil's trumpet because, ta-da, Elly has stupidly left her unattended again.
Panel 3: Phil reminds us that none of the Richards children are good at this whole "linear logic: thing by angrily thought-bubbling "Scratch the kid!!" as he goes to pour the beer out of his trumpet.
Summary: I mean, what's his reasoning on this one, eh? "I won't have children because I'd have to pick things up?" That's kinda freaking dumb, right? Also, shouldn't he think "I should have children so I can show that bossy loon Elly how to raise them properly"? I would if I were him!!