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Sunday, 14 July 2013

In today's strip, Lynn tries turning the habit the some small children have of only noticing what they're not allowed to do into a problem.

(Strip Number 7163, Original Publication Date, 15 July 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lawrence telling Mike to come over and look because the hammock in his yard holds four boys.

Panel 2: This proves to not be the case.

Panel 3: As Mike starts to crimp the hose to the sprinkler Gordo and a boy I'll call David are playing in, Lawrence rides Lizzie's trike, Darryl climbs a tree and a fifth boy I'll call Louis drives a cardboard box like it's a car.

Panel 4: Next, we see Darryl walking on the fence, Mike rolling Louis around in a wheelbarrow, Gordo on a ladder and David looking on as Lawrence dicks around with Elly's station wagon.

Panel 5: Mike and Lawrence laugh as they spray a window with the hose.

Panel 6: Next, Mike wheels out the winter tires. He doesn't get very far because parental supervision FINALLY ensues when Elly tells him to put them back where they were.

Panel 7: As the boys stand there realizing that wonderful, reckless, the-Brits-show-PSAs-telling-us-that-doing-what-they're-doing-will-kill-them-dead fun time is over, Mike whines "Aw, gee, MA!"

Panel 8: We then focus in on Michael as he whines that they don't get to do ANYTHING.

Summary: I'd say that the reverse is true. Lynn clearly intends to tell us that children regard having parental supervision as a buzz-kill but given that I can see a lot of things in this that would freaking kill someone's ass, I'd say that Elly let them do too bloody much!
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