(Strip Number 1151 , Original Publication Date, 12 May 1987)
Panel 1: As he plays around with the hose in order to stall something depressing, Elly tells John that they don't want to be late for dance class. This makes him play the "We don't" card.
Panel 2: Since she's yet to be aware of Patsy O'Connor, Elly tells him to be honest with himself and admit that he looks forward to these dance lessons.
Panel 3: As he gets in the car, he mollifies her with a half-hearted 'Sure.'
Panel 4: As they drive by, he muses that he looks forward to them the way he looks forward to major surgery.
Summary: The reason he isn't looking forward to this class is rather annoying and trends towards supporting wyntir_knight's belief that since his childhood was 'awful', Elly can't have nice things.