(Strip Number 6148, Original Publication Date, 24 February 1985)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly trying to put a very reluctant Lizzie's hair up in ponytails; as Elly rakes the brush down Lizzie's scalp, the child tries futilely to block the torture device.
Panel 2: She next tries to wriggle out of Elly's grasp.
Panel 3: Elly is astonished when Lizzie acts as if the 'gentle tug' her loving Mommy is doing to keep her still is painful in some undecipherable manner.
Panel 4: Elly is saddened and disappointed when Lizzie tries to wriggle away from what she's sure to love when it's all over with.
Panel 5: Elly's sadness is started to be replaced with a mild irritation at Lizzie's ungrateful wriggling away.
Panel 6: Lizzie's behaving as if her loving mother is somehow magically hurting her has pushed Elly to the very narrow limit of her tolerance.
Panel 7: As expected, this mutinous and criminal refusal to allow poor Elly to shine causes the clod in the ponytail to bellow "Elizabeth, if you want your hair in ponytails, you'll have to sit still!!"
Panel 8: Lizzie ruins Elly's day by saying "But Mommy, I don'wanna see my hair in ponytails...."
Panel 9: Lizzie's declaration that it's only Mommy that wants this ruins Elly's life forever.
Summary: This, I should think, is one of the first of a series of strips in which thinking-impaired Elly gets her arse in an uproar because Lizzie doesn't want a ham-fisted clod with a tendency to rake brushes through tender scalps and yank hair with such force that it feels as if Mommy is trying to pull her head clean off touch her hair. Not only does the dope resent paying the extra dollar for the gentle touch when she can yank and rake and holler for free, we have to deal with her inane and stupid assumption that by wanting Miss Monique to do it, the kids don't love their pooooooooooor mother.