Oh, good grief; Lynn compares a natural part of childhood development to the use of a racial slur.
Panel 1: We start off with Elly talking to Anne; she points out that Lizzie's really starting to talk now and has quite a few words in her vocabulary. As she does so, they're both holding their children.
Panel 2: As they put the kids on the floor, Elly points out that Lizzie knows the parts of the face and can say when she wants to use the potty. In response, Annie asks if she's started using the N word.
Panel 3: Elly says she has but hasn't discovered its true potential.
Panel 4: This smug declaration is immediately proven false as Lizzie yells the most hated word in the world: NO!!!!!
Panel 5: This is because Little Whocares has grabbed onto her dolly and she wants it back. As Elly tries to discipline her child for the horrible offense of standing up for herself, Anne says "Another day, another discovery."
Summary: The sickening thing is that we all know that Elly would rather hear the other N word than the word "No"; that's because she fears and hates the idea of her children developing wills of their own. She wants them to be grinning drones who pay their