(Strip Number 4472, Original Publication Date, 9 February 1985)
Panel 1: Having returned from the doctor, Annie apologizes to Elly for taking so long.
Panel 2: She then says "Since you had the baby, I, uh, did some shopping. You know how it is."
Panel 3: As the Nicholses leave, John asks Elly if dealing with being ambushed hasn't left her just a little angry at Anne. To his surprise, she isn't.
Panel 4: After all, she knows how it is to be a mother burdened with a howling infant who hates the idea that his or her mother wants a life of her own.
Summary: Sadly, we never really move past this belief Lynn has that a toddler not only has an agenda, that agenda has to be to destroy her mother's happiness because she's a self-centered freeloader who should be grateful she's not a refugee in a war zone. We also never most past this idea that Annie is a weakling because she treats her children as people instead of movie monsters.