Maybe I haven’t been reading this comic long enough. Does Calvin’s parents ever go out together? My parents used to leave me a Friday or Saturday night or both, with either sets of grandparents, so they got a break once a month. I loved that special time I could spend with my grandparents. They must have friends of their own that could help out if their family doesn’t live nearby. Even a couple hours for dinner or a movie or such helped me and my husband.