(Strip Number 5177, Original Publication Date, 14 August 1989)
Panel 1: We begin the week with Mike wanting Elly to observe that he's three inches taller than he was a little while ago which means they're of a height now.
Panel 2: He smiles stupidly as he says he doesn't want any "little kid" stuff any more. He's as large as she is, he's smarter than she is (which is bullshit with sauce) and he's stronger than she is.
Panel 3: Since he's stupid, he doesn't realize exactly how much fate he's tempting by smugly stating that anything she can do, he can do.
Panel 4: We next see him looking at the lawn mower as if being told to go ahead and prove how big he is by doing the yard work qualifies as a violation of the Geneva Convention.
Summary: The funny thing about Mike is that when he says all that stuff about being treated like an adult, he actually means that he should get to do whatever he wants because he won't admit that grown-ups do shit they don't wanna all the time.