(Strip Number 5014, Original Publication Date, 5 September 1988)
Panel 1: As the Pattersons tidy up after supper, Joĥn asks if they have to do the dishes in the bathtub again. As Paul J mutters "Oh, WINCE, just use paper plates like SANE people!!"¨, Elly tells him that the sink is fixed.
Panel 2: While John finds this to be a good thing, this means that he's sort of got to let Lizzie down because she wanted to do the dishes that evening. Elly asks "She DID?" because she's not used to kids helping.
Panel 3: She then makes a lot of talky-talk about how comforting it is that Lizzie is growing up a little.
Panel 4: We find butt-nekkid Lizzie in a tub fulla of bubble bath proving her mom wrong about being grown up by yelling that she's ready to wash the dishes.
Summary: As Archer said, it IS possible to throw up in one's mind. The idea of child and flatwear being washed in the same water is rather horrible. I don't know of any child that would do something like that so we're looking at Lynn's darker impulses, I think.