luckily my own father still has hair on his head (no, not like Roger Fox of “Fox Trot”)
As a child I have no recollection of ever running down the sidewalk of my town naked. I think I ran naked a little in my house after a bath. I lived a boring life compared to these Patterson kids.
Lucky Lizzie to be able to pronounce words! I struggled with pronunciation well past age 8, and I’m still occasionally misunderstood to this day. The letter “R” was (and is) especially difficult for me, which doesn’t mesh well with the “R” in my name.
Kids at that age are funny. They just say the first thing that comes to their minds.
Had a little girl in my neighborhood who would strip down and run around outside, usually with her mother and sisters right behind her…
Fortunately, my three-year-old granddaughter has only wanted to go into the backyard naked so far.
When my older daughter was 1-1/2, my husband, she & I went to visit with my husband’s family. We stayed with his sister, who had a daughter a year older than ours. Every time we’d all go out, as soon as we entered the home again, their girl would take off every stitch of clothing except for her diaper. My sister-in-law said to me, “Oh, when your daughter gets to this age, she’ll do it, too.” Guess what? She didn’t. Ever.
That last panel, by the way, is why parents of teens publicly humiliate their kids — it’s called “payback”!
I just love Panel 2!
This is nothing – wait until April comes along!!!
There is a great Sunday where the children were dressed in their finest and anything they wanted to do was nixed because of the clothes so the last thing we see is the boy and girl naked playing in the front are in the sprinkler. Mom looking aghast at it.
Funny, I can recall a strip where Elly was worried Lizzie was still using too much baby talk when she was old enough to speak correctly. And then starts with the “tum sit mummy’s wap and we brusha hair.”
Someone on Etiquette Hell talked about how when she was a little girl, she thought she should be allowed to run around the yard shirtless because her brothers did. Her mother was trying to tell her she couldn’t without really explaining why she was different from her brothers and she announced, “Mom, I don’t have boobs yet, it’s okay!” She did get to run around outside shirtless that day, cause her mom was recovering from having her brain short-circuited.