(Strip Number 274, Original Publication Date, 18 June 2011)
Panel 1: We start things off with John and Elly looking on in baffled horror at the inspiration for the current banner: a group of neighborhood kids joining Mike, Lizzie and Farley in playing in the lawn sprinkler and thus preventing their parents from doing their yard work.
Panel 2: John's response is telling; he stands there looking totally defeated as he whimpers "I don't know where they came from; I just turned on the lawn sprinkler and there they were." Elly smiles somewhat wanly so at least she can almost remember what it was like to be a child.
Summary: Given that we're probably in for a Lynnsight about how children in Lynn Lake traveled in packs, damned if Lynn could figure out why and why she didn't quite understand why kids in a subarctic climate would be appreciative of a warm summer day and thus interrupt her yardwork, it's sort of easy to see why she focused on her inane soap opera: it was easier for her to understand Ted, Connie and Phil than the children she limited her exposure to out of fear.
ETA: The latest seasonal banner features Lynn's attempt to fake the way children speak. No child I've ever heard of calls it F-day and no child will. "Dad's Day" is the colloqualism of choice.