(Strip Number 169. Original Publication Date, 4 September 1981)
Panel 1: We start off with Elly telling an off-screen Mike that the three-to-five year old version of Lizzie can wear his overalls.
Panel 2: Now that he's entered the room, she tells him that they're hand-me-downs from when he was little.
Panel 3: Instead of reminding Elly that Lizzie is mandated by federal law to wear overalls with those damnable ruffles, Mike insists that there's no way the could be his, Ma.
Panel 4: For one thing, the knees are intact.
Summary: We know that knees on clothing wear out due to over-exertion no matter how careful we are with them; Lynn does not. She seems to think that children like Michael deliberately damage clothing because they hate it when their mothers are happy.