As Jim Andersen works out details of his speech, Margret tries to help put a fine edge on it. Interruptions begin when Cathy invades Jim’s privacy, and gets confused over missing cuff links. Has anyone seen them? Will Margret be able to use her superhero powers as mom to save the day with the family?
Problems arise when Cathy’s teacher needs to talk with her parents. Will Bud get his homework done, so he can go to the movies? The school paper drive is next to worry father. Jim is beginning to feel like a lamb led to the slaughter as more obligations pile up on him.
Making amends for the damage his rambunctious daughter has been wreaking on town, Jim finds himself with even more on his plate to keep relationships balanced. There could be a little good news for Cathy, but will it mean more bad news for Jim?