(Original Publication Date, 28 November 1990)
Panel 1: We find Elly lost in thought today. She has a neutral expression on her face as she muses "Throughout pregnancy, you worry about your diet and health. You bear the changes and discomfort with strength and optimism."
Maybe the reader does but Elly doesn't. She stands around howling about how she'll never lose the weight and how bad her life is.
Panel 2: We continue on with her reflection as she thinks "For nine months, body and mind, you are dedicated to the welfare of someone else. You endure the pain of labor and birth and you do it gladly..."
This trailing off tends to hint at the "YOU OWE ME A LIVING FOR NOT KICKING YOU OUT!!!" bullshit that transfixes immature minds like hers and John's.
Panel 3: As she gets ready for another unproductive screaming match with Mike about his messy room, she concludes her torrent of consciousness by thinking "For deep down inside, you know that someday, your baby is going to appreciate you and everything you've done for him."
Panel 4: She then stands there all humped over when Mike says "Later, okay?" to her request that he clean up his pigsty of a room.
Summary: Elly and Lynn love to wail that no one ever appreciates them because there isn't enough praise in the world to satisfy either of them. That being said, the closest Mike ever comes to appreciating her is burrowing into her home like a tick and forcing her out of it because he wants to become a dependent child forever. Sadly, she digs that the most because she's crazy and stupid too.