Today's Peanuts cartoon is so much like so many of our kids. Linus is walking along and Lucy is nagging him, "Don't tell me you took that blanket to school today?" He says, "Sure, why not? It calms me down and helps me to get better grades." (He's also sucking his thumb.) "But don't the other kids laugh at you?" "Nobody laughs at a straight A average!" The fact that Schulz had his own emotional issues makes it even more on-target and poignant.