I think this strip may be inspired by my brother, who I seem to recall often put off getting ready or doing anything until he felt it was finally really urgent. He has turned out to be a very responsible (more than I) wonderful father. Vachel, on the other hand, never did. :)
I admire children when they get this stubborn. But there often comes that line, when it’s finally time to carry them home by their sled because reasoning is over.
Or maybe not. My minimal parenting experience is probably quite naive. Perhaps many are much more apt at imposing reasoning upon the obstinate child.