Panel 1: Okay, so is this the night of !THE PARTY! or what? Mike looks as if he's winking at April. He and Dee both also look like androids. Mike is simulating a bystander at a horse race in the north of England, and Deanna is...I dunno what she is. She actually looks like they put a child's face on her. At any rate, I love how the whole thing is spelled out: "Robin and Merrie," for those who don't know the Patterspawn's names, and "again" so we know this is an established pattern.
Panel 2: Well, I hear you. But you're getting paid, at least. And except for the spawn, who presumably have a bedtime, you have the house to yourself.
Panel 3: Jeez, Robin is violent! And is Merrie imitating him, or is he imitating her?
Panel 4: Aw, the poor elephant! April, take note. They're not really fighting; they're playing Auntie April!
Panel 5: My GOD, these kids are entitled.
Panel 6: Lynn, haven't you gotten enough mileage out of the toddler-pulls-on-dog's-ears gag? (Oh, who am I kidding.)
Panel 7: She even has to give them baths. Do kids have to have a bath every single night? Just curious.
Panel 8: And she has to keep reading to them, just to keep them frakking quiet. We discussed this before, the night of the fire: the ETA: helicopter parenting* thing is mind-boggling. Read to them, sing to them, it's all good. But at some point, you have to be able to say "Good night," turn off the light and leave. They'll probably appreciate the time alone; I know I did.
Panel 9: Huh. So perhaps this is not !THE PARTY! But if it's not...then that must mean Mike spends time with his wife, perhaps even alone, when he doesn't have to! Way to go!
Panel 10: And there's the Town & Countrybot again. I wonder if April's thought balloon is in any way a foreshadowing.
*I said attachment parenting at first, but a reply made me rethink my use of the term.