(Strip Number 7190, Original Publication Date, 7 July 1985)
Panel 1: We find the Pattersons at a local fair. As could be predicted, Mike is complaining about how it's no fair that he gave Lizzie some of his cotton candy but she won't do the same.
Panel 2: John makes a surly comment about how 'no fair' sounds good to him.
Panel 3: The strip proper begins with Elly telling John that she's taking Lizzie on the kiddie rides while he and Mike can go on the others. John doesn't look too thrilled.
Panel 4: We see why this is when Mike points out a super-high ride as their first destination.
Panel 5: While Mike is having the time of his life riding it, John is clearly terrifred.
Panel 6: He's equally scared of the roller coaster.
Panel 7: The tight turn through a tunnel isn't doing wonders for his nerves.
Panel 8: As they walk to the next ride, Mike tells a traumatized looking John that he's lucky to have kids.
Panel 9: This is because without them, he'd never get to do things like that.
Summary: What Mike doesn't realize until he has kids is that John is making the same comment but with a different emphasis.