Meet the Accidental Sage.
Every so often, someone asks me why I don't just walk away from the Foobiverse if I don't have anything flattering to say. What the person doesn't know is that the flaws of the Patterson family are why I like the strip.
You see, without intending to, realizing it or wanting to do so, Lynn has shown us a slice of actual life because most people are not perfect. They have character defects and bad habits that mess them up and it's good to see that in print.