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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

We get a sort of reminder that the parents in Milborough love their children but don't like them all that much when their departure is met with celebration.

(Strip Number 1321, Original Publication Date, 26 July 1988)

Panel 1: We find the parents waving goodbye to the under-twelves bus.

Panel 2: John, Elly and the other parents look very much sad to see them go.

Panel 3: They watch as the bus disappears over the horizon.

Panel 4: After it is no longer in sight, they go berserk with glee because they aren't going to have the yard-apes underfoot for a fortnight.

Summary: I do know that children can be a pain in the ass and the job seems thankless but the freakish delight that Elly and her kind show when the kids go away might be why today's children might not find the angry, screaming woman who hates kids an especially sympathetic figure or give her strip a chance. They can get behind the round-headed pain in the neck who loses all the time because he's got a funny dog but the Pattersons simply leave them cold. The parents who seem to actively resent their kids because they have emotional needs too and think that the kids are trying to deny them happiness are a different story.
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