(Strip Number 1053, Original Publication Date, 20 June 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Lizzie tell Mike that she gets to attend first grade in September; he says that's nothing because he's a fifth-grader (again) this autumn.
Panel 2: He then gets all snotty about how she only thinks first grade is tough and then plays the "just wait until you get up to where I am" card.
Panel 3: As he does the family finances, John thought-bubbles about how strange it is that Mike just said what he was going to tell both of them.
Summary: While he has something of a point, we all know that John would resent having Jim come along and tell him how tough it is being a retiree.