(Strip Number 4864, Original Publication Date, 22 September 1987)
Panel 1: As they walk to her back porch, Elly tells Annie that she wouldn't believe how taken Thelma is with Ed; she has stars in her eyes like a giddy teenager.
Panel 2: She then asks Annie "Wouldn't it be fun to fall wildly, madly, crazily in love again?"
Panel 3: As they sit down, we see that Annie's got a hungry cat, a tonne of laundry, a clingy one-year old and two squabbling sons. This somehow allows her to grouse "Tell me about it." because her reality is not romance-compatible.
Summary: While I do appreciate the fact that it's hard to act all giddy and school-girlish when you're worried about and have to take care of a kid, that ain't the kid's fault. Does he or she sympathize? Not usually but it's not personal. He sees a parent, not a potential lover because he's a kid.