(Strip Number 4082, Original Publication Date, 21 October 1981)
Panel 1: I'm just guessing here but I'd say that it was five seconds or so after Mike told Elly that he thought she was going to help him. In any event, he's got his face frozen in the Bug-Eyed Frown of Panic as he yells "Oh, NO!!! I left my homework at the playground!! Mrs Hardacre will KILL me!!"
Panel 2: He tugs on Elly's sleeve as he yells "She'll murder me if I don't get it done!! I'll get detentions for a month!!"
Panel 3: Elly starts to dress Lizzie for outside as she tells Mike "Well, hurry; let's get on our jackets as let's look for it.
Panel 4: Mike, who's playing with a UFO toy, makes Elly gobsmacked with his blasé "Later."
Summary: One thing that I've noticed over the last thirty years is that Mike knows enough to know the consequences of his stupidity but he doesn't know enough to not want to be stupid or do stupid things. That being said, I'm on the fence about who the notes will be about; will Lynn talk about her past or give Aaron a scraping?