There's a lot of truth in that seemingly innocuous cartoon.
Yes, indeed, edgar. I called it "sweet & innocent" for a different reason: My god, they were actually thinking
of how they they might entertain themselves
! They were actually allowed
to use their initiative
for good or otherwise! (Rather than mom driving them to endless ballet lessons, swimming classes, hockey training, catch-up maths tutoring, whatever .... It seemed so quaint
, almost, kids figuring out what they might & might not do with their time. So creative. So unusual, these days, that freedom
to be allowed
to decide! It made me feel nostalgic, that's what. That's what I was responding to.