(Strip Number 1083, Original Publication Date, 1 September 1986)
Panel 1: As she gets Lizzie ready for school, Elly gives her a pep talk about how first grade means that she's a big girl now.
Panel 2: She continues on by saying that this is where being a grown-up starts; it's a time of being on her own and where independence begins.
Panel 3: Lizzie sets up the punchline by saying that she's going on the big-kid bus with Mike.
Panel 4: A terrified Elly asks if she maybe doesn't want Mommy to drive her.
Summary: This is another two-parter, I think. That's because Elly has just started to realize that she's missing out on her children's childhood.