(Strip Number 836, Original Publication Date, 19 April 1985)
Panel 1: Elly tells Lizzie that if she wants flowers to grow, she has to plant a seed or bulb first.
Panel 2: Having put a daffodil bulb in a pot for her, Elly tells Lizzie that they'll add some water and wait for it to grow.
Panel 3: Lizzie looks at the pot in blank-eyed consternation.
Panel 4: When she tells Mommy that nothin's happenin'yet, Elly just stands there looking mildly confused.
Summary: This is because Mommy thought that she didn't have to tell Lizzie it would take a while. Also, Mommy tends to not remember that her children experience time as crawling along sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooowly and thus is always surprised by how they don't realize how quickly time zips by.