Woah, it's been 274 Strips since Lee's Mom appeard Ö.Ö (not counting the diabolic phone call http://933dollars.com/comics/24). No wonder Mommy feels neglected.
Don't you just hate it when someone stops your perfectly good and valid tantrum with logic. Curses!
I'm with Lee's mom on this one, what kind of kid doesn't go home to see their parents on Christmas?! Hanging out with friends on Christmas, the blasphemy of it all! And I bet she doesn't call as much as she should! (Although I'm starting to get a feel of the tale unfolding here and I think the outcome will be a nice lesson for Lee)