(Strip Number 7121, Original Publication Date, 1 August 1982)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly, who's dressed up for an evening out, telling Mike, who's riding somewhere on his bike, to be home by eight.
Panel 2: She smiles as she puts her billfold in her purse.
Panel 3: The strip most people who read the paper see starts with Elly telling a tired John that Mike is at Lawrence's, she's heading out for the evening and to not fall asleep because Lizzie is still awake. He groggily murmurs what seems like assent.
Panel 4: As he happily snores away, Lizzie asks 'Daddy?'
Panel 5: She then sets up the punchline by thought-bubbling that she wants to help out by dusting but that there's no dust to be had.
Panel 6: She then goes over to an open bag of flour and tells herself that she'll MAKE dust.
Panel 7: She then spreads flour all over the place with an innocent smile on her face.
Panel 8: Her response to all this is to remind herself that she likes it when Daddy is asleep because she gets to make surprises.
Surprise: The notes will tell us what Lynn's real intent is; that being said, it seems to me that this would have been prevented had Elly not put the flour within easy reach of tiny hands connected to tiny brains. Also, Elly should have remembered that John works hard all day long and got a sitter to help him out.