(Strip Number 6048, Original Publication Date, 17 February 1988)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly try to get Mike ready for hockey practice by asking him if he remembers where his gloves, skates and helmet are.
Panel 2: His reaction is the usual Aw, MAAAAAAAAA!!!!! thing about how she shouldn't nag him all the time.
Panel 3: He knows exactly what he needs to bring so she shouldn't ride him like he's an idiot.
Panel 4: He then proves that he is an idiot she has to nag all the time because he can't remember where any of it is.
Summary: What we have here is another example of Mike being hopelessly dependent on Elly because it's easier that way. Ah, well. He can remember where his hockey stuff is now because Deanna hauled away all that silly stuff to the landfill least Poopy Pants get any ideas about getting hurt or something.