Croc Mom: Your father got a job as a night watchman at a rare bird shop. Croc Son: That's great. How's it going? Croc Mom: Not well. His boss is already accusing him of stealing. Croc Son: Stealing? What's dad say? Larry: Doze is big words, Bob.
Looking at the poses of Patty and Junior in the first two panels, I wonder if SP is using the Garry Trudeau Method of Cartooning (i.e., a copier).