(Strip Number 4884, Original Publication Date, 2 November 1987)
Panel 1: As the kids come in from trick-or-treating, Elly tells them it's about time they did because she was starting to worry.
Panel 2: Mike tells her that she worries about everything.
Panel 3: He explains that they went trick-or-treating and simply took their time walking back.
Panel 4: Lizzie explains why that is when she says that they wanted to eat some of the stuff Daddy likes before he raided their treat bags like a fool.
Summary: This is yet another example of a silly habit the Pattersons have. I should think that present-day Mike and Liz are also raiding their kids' treat bags Because Adults Can't Simply Buy Themselves Candy.