(Strip Number 10997, Original Publication Date, 17 May 1986)
Panel 1: We start things off with Michael coming up with the daring and unforeseeable plan of asking Brian if they can watch TV at his place.
Panel 2: Brian points out that Michael was told to stay out of the house.
Panel 3: Mike points out that yes, she did say to stay out of A house.
Panel 4: Michael correctly and criminally assumes this only applies to his own house since his mom was not specific.
Summary: While Lynn seems to be trying to make Mike into a criminal mastermind defying the generosity of his loving mother, it says a lot about both her and Elly that the obvious solution of "going to someone else's house" is seen as a baffling thing that can't ever be anticipated so quit making mean picky-face talk about being born yesterday. This inability to understand the world from another person's perspective would later have near lethal consequences when Elly blanked out on realizing that to a four year old child, "ask someone" doesn't mean "ask me and me alone."