(Strip Number 7143, Original Publication Date, 11 September 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie casually getting her palm-prints on Elly's nice clean windows.
Panel 2: This has the end result of Elly yelling at Lizzie. What she's yelling will become clear slightly later.
Panel 3: Whatever it was she yelled, she's yelling it again because Lizzie is tormenting Farley.
Panel 4: Elly also yells whatever she yelled before because Lizzie is putting Play Klay on the TV screen.
Panel 5: I can sort of get behind Elly yelling whatever she's been yelling here because Lizzie shouldn't be screwing around with the toilet.
Panel 6: Nor should she be ripping up the wallpaper.
Panel 7: Ah, if only Lizzie knew how to do something constructive instead of jumping on the couch. Then Elly wouldn't yell whatever she's been yelling the last six panels.
Panel 8: In any event, Lizzie says that she gives up.
Panel 9: She then thought-bubbles that every time she finds something else to do, Elly tells her to go find something else to do!!
Summary: We know that this is not only an open invitation to either complain about Katie and Aaron or to bleat about how awful Lynn's mother was, it's a clear attempt by a woman who relied on a series of nannies to solicit pity from real busy mothers who don't have help or time to themselves. What it also is is a reminder that just as Deanna would do later on, Elly would rather stand around and yell at a child than show her what to do. That's because both of them seem to labor under the ludicrous misapprehension that they don't have to do anything like that; all they have to do is say 'find something else to do' and their kids will magically know to do something constructive.