Well, don't assume anyway....
ETA: And heeerrrree we go:
PANEL 1: Robin, apprently waking from his Benedryl induced nap, comes stumbling down the stairs. When my younger siblings were toddlers, they climbed down stairs while holding on to the balcony. Though I consider them intelligent, obviously Roboin is the Albert Einstein of the Pattersons, as he can navigate down steep stairs with no issue but cannot say, tell mud apart from chocolate. Also, that constant switching between two year old vocab and 5 year old vocab. Though these stairs look shorter than we've seen them, I'm just going to go with, I don't know, we're used to them from the side? Look, it's been established that whoever draws this sucks in proportion; I feel no need to go on. According to Yahoo's colorists, Elly's color scheme is somewhere between "dull" and "lame." Why change now?
Question: Isn't it funnier to read Robin as saying "NOM NOM NOM" aka an lol cat? I say yes.
PANEL 2: Robin has mumps suddenly and Dee notices he has something in his mouth. I was thinking yesterday (in retrospect), that child-proofing the place should be done before redecorating. I mean, I didn't mention it because I gave them the benfit of the doubt, I mean trust me, kids put anything in their mouths! Why, i put an ant covered cookie in my mouth because I reasoned the cookie would outtaste the ants! Good thing Dee notices though; and Ithink I need to explain why.
PANEL 3: ROBIN PUT A TACK IN HIS MOUTH. Carpet, or bulletin board? I hope it's the latter, so I don't have to envision that DeenMike are ripping up carpet like mad with no regard to their offspring. That's a lovely shirt Robin has on, btw; my mother once had a dish towel in that pattern. I'm not joking. Dee is dressed like a hot dog. Or at least in the theme of hot dog.
PANEL 4: Oh..it's one Mike stuck back there. As usual, Mike ignores his child's endangerment in favor of calling attention to him. Dee asks the question we all ask. No, not, "Why am I with you?"; I meant the one pertaining to this strip. No, still not that question. Just this strip. As if you've never followed this strip ever.
PANEL 5: Okay, so Mike stuck a tack in the hall closet what...21 years ago (I think) and now his son eats it. I tell ya, the hijinks, the hilarity, hte madcap shenanigans...you may have the whole seat reserved, but you only need the edge this week, folks!!