(Strip Number 750, Original Publication Date, 20 November 1984
Panel 1: As he and Elly head towards the locker room, Mike reminds her that now that he's in the Tom Thumbs league, he and his team-mates have to get themselves ready and tie their own skates.
Panel 2: He then goes on to say that mothers aren't allowed in the locker room with their kids now.
Panel 3: Since he's stupid enough to think that Elly wants to be in the locker room, he apologizes to her about her being unable to fulfill her programming to wait on him hand and foot.
Panel 4: The prospect of not actually having to stand over bone-idle nitwit Michael to make sure he gets ready for once is such a delightful novelty, she smiles broadly and kicks her heels in sheer bliss.
Summary: This strip gets a lot God-damned easier to understand Friday. That's because we get our noses rubbed in the fact that Michael expects Elly to come in and get him ready for bed because he's been brought up to believe that that's all she's good for. Being the target of public rebuke and unable or unwilling to answer back oughta teach Aaron to not be so 'demanding'!