(Strip Number 838, Original Publication Date, 22 April 1985)
Panel 1: We start the week with Lizzie askin'Mommy if Chris an'Baby Richard can come in an'play. (It should be noted that due to some sort of mix-up, Christopher is a brunette this week.)
Panel 2: Elly, who's carrying a load of laundry in order to remind us that she's busy doing housework, says that they can do so but she doesn't want them getting muddy boot prints on her nice, clean floor.
Panel 3: When Lizzie says that they won't, she means it. This is because they've taken their boots off. Too bad that they've gotten their muddy hands all over Elly's nice clean walls.
Summary: What we have here is Elly reminding us that she was socialized to believe that a house had to look as sterile and lifeless as Casa Brady in order for a woman to qualify as acceptable company. Since she's a poor fit for the modern era and since she also refuses to understand children, we get crap like this that takes a child's well-meaning stupidity and turns it into a hate crime.