(Original Publication Date, 7 December 1990)
Panel 1: Having to be reminded that crap breaks and kids outgrow clothes sets Elly off about how materialistic and selfish her children are again. This means that Anne is forced to absorb whining about how Christmas shopping gets more difficult every year because the older the kids get, the harder it is to know what to buy them.
Panel 2: Their having to choose their own clothes, their own music and even their own shampoo is clearly an exercise in selfishness and mother-hatred because it means that SHE doesn't get to ram her choices down their throat and expect them to like it.
Panel 3: She then makes a dismissive comment about how they supposedly have everything already before asking what one is supposed to get someone who has everything.
Panel 4: Anne says the wrong thing: More.
Summary: I don't think that the kids have everything. I don't think that they have squat. They don't have moral guidance, they don't have active supervision, they don't have kind, involved or loving parents and so on and so forth. All they got is a load of junk and John and Elly. They got sweet fetch all.