(Strip Number 3682, Original Publication Date, 28 May 1981)
Panel 1: As Elly finishes putting a dress (with, of course, ruffles at the shoulder) on Lizzie, she smiles and tells us "Oh, it's so nice to get the kids into light summer clothes."
Panel 2: We zoom out to see that Annie and Christichard are there with her; as Lizzie and WhotheHeckever play with a ball in the foreground, Elly's silhouette says "No more snowsuits, mittens, boots!"
Panel 3: As the mothers pick their children up to put them outside, Annie says "And we can put them outside, Elly; no more kids underfoot."
Panel 4: As she looks at Lizzie and Questionmark, Elly gets all glum and says "It's almost a shock to the system, isn't it?"
Summary: We get it, Elly; you think children are horrible burdens you have to endure. Here's something else you're going to have to endure: Michael; he gets out of Grade One in a month or so so you have to deal with his unfair and evil demands on your time and annoying need to ask if you actually love him.