Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Kewl – keeps the kids outta her hair.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    I’m having a hard time figuring out the elements inside the barbed wire fencing. I see what looks like a garden followed by a tank trap/pit. Next to that is what looks like a brick wall, and behind that is… a bull?
    How do they get the mother-in-law into the cottage if that door is the only one? If it’s not the only door, what purpose do all the fencing and traps serve? After all, she can still get to them.

  3. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, about 4 years ago

    I’m sorry, but I find all of these obstacles as insufficient. Once there is a grandchild, nothing can keep a grandmother away but distance.
    This I know from experience. My folks live 3 hours away and contact is limited to phone calls and trips made to visit them. My mother-in-law lives across town, a trip of 30 minutes or less, and physical visits are on average of 2 to 3 times a week. Good thing I get along with her.

  4. lunatic03867

    lunatic03867 said, about 4 years ago

    @cdward – it’s a snake pit.

  5. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 4 years ago

    What’s to keep Mom from walking out her back door over to the back door of their house???

  6. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 4 years ago

    There’s so much overkill there that it fails: M-I-L throws a grapple hook over the wall, climbs up so that she’s higher than the razor wire, then lowers herself down OUTSIDE the fence. Then she can get to the front door and offer to babysit.

  7. lin4869

    lin4869 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I have to disagree. I’ve always looked forward to being a good MIL, and I think I’ve succeeded. Also, my now deceased MIL was a treasure.

  8. Rodney

    Rodney said, about 4 years ago

    Good ideas, bad planning, The fence and the razor wire should surround her house. You also need armed guard towers, searchlights, and motion sensors on the fence. Three or four feet of reinforced concrete under her house would help insure she doesn’t dig out. Oh, and don’t let her order anything from ACME Corp online or over the phone.

  9. lcdrlar

    lcdrlar said, about 4 years ago

    Good for a laugh, but I like my mother-in-law. Visits 1 a week and lives in my city house. Wife visits her mother every weekday during the school year.

  10. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 4 years ago

    Airline food! Airline food!

  11. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    Distance won’t even keep a grandmother from her kids. When our first grandson was born in TN, even though we were facing bankruptcy, my wife made us drive 12-14 hours to Nashville to see the new kid. No talking her out of it.

  12. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 4 years ago

    Funny, my hubby likes my mom WAY more than his.
    Distance won’t work, my mom lived a bit over 2000 miles away and came for the birth of both her grandbabies. She also came for all their b-days and 4th of july, and the one Chraitmas we didn’t make it back East to see the whole family.

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