As spotts1701 has noted, Elly reverses herself and transforms into Helicopter Mom.
Panel 1: That's because Mike does a 180 of his own and tries taking Lizzie's toy shovel away; she yells "MAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!" which causes Elly to say "That's enough."
Panel 2: She then suggests that they all of them walk down to the park.
Panel 3: She next tells Lawrence that he'd better ask permission from Connie; he says that he doesn't hafta ask.
Panel 4: Lynn responds to reader complaints about Elly's behavior by having Elly say that the rule here is that you ask first.
Panel 5: Lawrence tells Connie that he's going to the park with the Pattersons.
Summary: We're in for a week that "proves" that Elly actually takes an interest in what her children are doing and wishes to share in their development.