(Strip Number 6131, Original Publication Date, 22 April 1984)
Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie in the back seat of the hoverwagon imagining the Easter Bunny painting eggs.
Panel 2: She then tells Mike that the Easter Bunny has hid said eggs.
Panel 3: The strip most of Lynn's fan-base will read starts with with the Pattersons joining other people in waiting for the Eldon Park Easter Egg Hunt to begin.
Panel 4: The starter yells GO!! and everyone except Lizzie takes off running.
Panel 5: Lizzie stands there looking sad as Mike gets on his hands and knees and grabs onto an egg.
Panel 6: She continues to stand there looking sad as he picks one off of a stump.
Panel 7: She then piteously yells for MOMMY!!!
Panel 8: As we zoom out to see that the park is still full of eggs for her to hunt, Lizzie wails to Elly that she cannot find any.
Summary: The reason, I think, is that Lizzie isn't designed to do well in an event like this. After all, it involves crawling around in the dirt, reaching into things and a whole lot of other stuff she'd usually get in trouble for doing. That being said, I should tend to think that Mike will be "prevailed upon" to share with Lizzie in the name of fairness.