(Strip Number 6042, Original Publication Date, 8 December 1986)
Panel 1: As she and Lizzie walk downtown, Elly cautions her child to not lag behind because she has a lot more shopping to do.
Panel 2: As they prepare to turn around a corner, she says that she's got a lot of shopping to do and Christmas is just around the corner.
Panel 3: Lizzie goes almost berserk with glee when, after they've turned the corner, she and Mommy meet up with a Santa collecting money for the Sally Ann.
Summary: This is fairly harmless, I think. We have actual age- and season-appropriate behaviour for once. A six year old WOULD think that if Mommy says something happens and it happens, it happened on purpose. After all, a six year old ALSO thinks that if an adult is forced to break a promise he or she intended to keep by forces beyond human control, he or she LIED and is BAD so, yeah, this makes sense.