(Strip Number 463, Original Publication Date, 10 September 1983)
Panel 1: John greets Elly by telling her that she will be pleased to know that he handled the kids perfectly on his own.
Panel 2: As she hangs up her coat, he tells her that dinner went well, they had baths and stories and went straight to bed.
Panel 3: As they get dressed for bed, he tells her that he treated them the way his father treated him and his siblings growing up. First came kindness, then understanding.
Panel 4: When he tells her that he concluded by threatening their miserable little lives, her eyes bulge out.
Summary: That's because Panel 5 would have been her pounding the snot out of him for stealing her bit. Any road, we can expect a lot of letters next week that insist that not threatening small children with violence is somehow anti-family.