(Strip Number 592, Original Publication Date, 16 April 1984)
Panel 1: As our story continues, Elly coaches Michael in proper etiquette concerning the reception of his guests who are coming to his birthday party; she begins this by telling him that when his friends come to the door, she wants him to greet them like a civilized human being.
Panel 2: Since she's noticed an unsettling tendency of his to act as if his name is Smeagol Patterson when he's about to get a present, she then tells him she wants him to not just grab at the presents they bring.
Panel 3: While Elly's comment about how getting presents isn't the reason you invite people to a birthday party is a statement you could make in a better world, she ruins the message by pulling that God-damned "Turn her back to Michael and make a face like she smelled something awful" stunt again.
Panel 4: Since Michael was raised ineptly by materialistic hypocrites who don't understand children well at all, his astonishment when he says "It isn't??" is genuine.
Summary: While I don't expect Lynn to have any thoughts about this one, what I do think is happening is Lynn expressing a measure of regret about acting like a greedy jerk when she was a child. I mean, every time Elly lays down the law, she has a fifty-fifty shot of being Ursula's mouthpiece. Elly's by-the-good-book prissiness in Panel 3 makes sense as being a repetition of a line another idiot who didn't live in the real world would say.