No screwy either-or stuff today; just a tribute to how great mothers are.
Panel 1: As Elly washes Lizzie's hands off with the water bottle she had in her purse, she tells her that she has Band-Aids but has to wash off her hands first.
Panel 2: She tells Lizzie to let her wipe her face with a handy moist towelette and Mike to put on more sunscreen.
Panel 3: Elly asks if anyone wants something cold to drink while Connie asks if anyone would like a cookie.
Panel 4: As they drink their juice boxes, Lawrence's silhouette says "Man!! That bag has everything you could ever need inside it!!" Mike says "Yeah....."
Panel 5: ".....sometimes, I think Moms are magic."
Summary: Since Mike is six and can't quite wrap his head around the fact that even Elly can learn things from experience and prepare for common-place situations, I'm prepared to cut him some slack. I know that when I was that age, I didn't know how things worked. I cannot, however, do the same for Lynn; her attempt to turn Elly into Supermom after three decades of failure and whining is like trying to put a Band-aid over a severed limb.