(Strip Number 4422, Original Publication Date, 25 April 1984)
Panel 1: As John, Phil and Georgia's silhouettes lay blame as to who ruined dinner, Elly tells a bored and angry Michael that she realizes that there are no other kids to play with.
Panel 2: She explains that Phil doesn't keep toys, comics or games lying around in case friends or relatives with kids drop by.
Panel 3: That being said, Elly tells him to find SOMETHING to do; he mutters "Uh-huh" in compliance.
Panel 4: The something that he finds is going into the living room and BOPPING Lizzie on the head out of sheer boredom.
Summary: I realize that Lynn isn't going to take what I say here seriously because I don't have children but it seems to me that this is the inevitable end result of giving a child nothing to do but telling him to do something.