Panel 1: Elly, who has her story in hand, tells the others that she's ready to read it to them; John tells Mike and Lizzie to gather 'round.
Panel 2: As John and the kids sit on the couch wait for Elly to tell her story, she says "Let's see...this is a story about my childhood. Um...let's get to the right page...um....ahem!!" because the notion of exposing herself to criticism gives her the wicked jeebies.
Panel 3: She expresses said discomfort by getting all bug-eyed and asking herself why she's so nervous about reading her writing to her own family. John tells her to relax...
Panel 4: ...because they'll enjoy her story. Mike says yeah...
Panel 5: ...no mattter how bad it is. Elly and John are both gobsmacked; her at his remark and John 'cause the kid stole his line.
Summary: Since Elly is Lynn, Flapandhonk's testy refusal to share her output with her unappreciative family is pretty much a parable for her creator simpering about how she doesn't want to be told that she made mistakes any more so she's going to throw up her hands and quit like a petulant child.
ETA: I have three words for you: "Lest we forget."