It would seem I'm wrong again because we got another new-run. Silly me, expecting consistency from Lynn.
Panel 1: We start off with Elly dressing Lizzie in the rain gear we saw yesterday as Mike puts his own on.
Panel 2: This is so they can go out to the back yard to test it out.
Panel 3: Mike asks Elly if he can play outside in the rain for a little awile. She says yes.....
Panel 4: ......as long as he doesn't get wet. That's a fairly good way to prevent him from playing in the mud; that's because he's going to stand there trying to figure out how someone can play in the rain without getting at least a little wet.
Summary: As so many of you have said, this bland nonsense would never get green lighted if it were just coming out.