Panel 1: We find Elly in bed on the phone telling Sue at the library that she can't come in that day because she's got a terrible cold.
Panel 2: As she stares at the ceiling, she tells herself "It's strange how well you remember your childhood when you're forced to spend time in bed."
Panel 3: She thinks back to when she was a kid, her mother would bring her hot lemon and sit beside her when she was sick.
Panel 4: Since she's sick and maybe a bit delirious, she asks Farley if he knows any good stories.
Summary: Well, this is a rather commonplace situation, isn't it? Elly wouldn't be human if on some level, she didn't wish she were still somebody's little girl because she too has emotional needs. We get to see why this is when we see how they react to her laryngitis.