(Strip Number 1197, Original Publication Date, 31 August 1987)
Panel 1: When Elly expresses disbelief that Mike's going to wear a white shirt, white trousers and white shoes to school, he tells her that everyone's wearing white.
Panel 2: She tries to remind him that he's going to be racing around a playground like a maniac and thus leave her with stains to clean.
Panel 3: John cuts her off before she can stick her head in the oven and reminds her that sixth graders like Mike don't charge around playgrounds any longer.
Panel 4: He then delivers the first shot across the bow of the HMCS Pants Soiling Fear Of Adolescents by shivering in horror as he says that they loiter.
Summary: Mike isn't even a teenager yet and already, we get the whole entire "Today's rotten punk kids want to kick the dirt into our graves" gospel from a fear-filled idiot cartoonist. HONESTLY!!!! Why did these two idiots bother having children if they're only going to squeal in horror at every God-damned thing they do or say?! Was it so they could be miserable, confused, terrified and angry all the time?!