In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Greg Heffley tries to become friends with Laurel so that he can eventually be her partner at the school dance. Her family comes over for dinner one night, and Mrs. Stringer asks Greg if he could babysit Laurel's brother, Wesley . He agrees, but gets locked out of the house by Wesley who destroys the Stringer's house by riding his bike inside. Eventually, he manages to get back in, but lands inside Laurel's bedroom and takes a nap in her bed. He is presumably fired when the Stringers get home.
Greg hopes that all of them will have a good laugh about it down the road, but Mr. Stringer won't forgive him for quite awhile.
- Greg imagines being married to Laurel in the future and having dinner with his in-laws (Mr. and Mrs. Stringer and Wesley.)
- Laurel's mother, Mrs. Stringer, states that Laurel is often hanging out with her friends on the weekend, so it can be assumed that Laurel has some popularity.
- According to Greg, Laurel's family lives in a really nice house, so it can be assumed that her family may be "well-off".
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel (First and only appearance)