For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    @Devils Avocate

    So true!

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    I hope Elly didn’t tuck John in. He wouldn’t be able to breathe.

  3. flowerladytoo

    flowerladytoo said, almost 3 years ago

    A similar scenario played out in our house for a LONG time. Hubby tried for years to get me to put away my book and go to sleep the same time he did. He’s an early bird and I’m a night owl..it was just physically impossible for me to go to sleep without reading. Finally, he gave up, guess he realized it was a hopeless cause.

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, it’s a detriment. Covering the face while sleeping slowly deprives the brain of oxygen, not unlike suffocation, and can cause brain damage over time.

  5. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Brain damage? Really? It’s amazing how we’re in the 21st century yet old wives’ tales still continue to persist.

  6. James

    James said, almost 3 years ago

    Think “spare bedroom.” At least you’ll get some sleep.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Raspberryice54

    I agree! The bedroom is primarily for sleeping, so if Elly is going to be longer than a couple of minutes, then she should read elsewhere.
    My husband can fall asleep with my light on (he says I can have it on and it’s rarely on longer than 5 minutes), but I can’t sleep with his light on (I’m such a sensitive sleeper).

  8. janisil

    janisil said, almost 3 years ago

    eye mask,solves it

  9. massha

    massha said, almost 3 years ago

    There is no reason she should be doing that in bed and disturbing her husband. If my husband did that to me, I would seriously never sleep in the same bed (I am not saying no nookie, just I would have my own bed and my own room, with no light on when I go to sleep.) It is terribly inconsiderate of her. With all the spare rooms in the house, there are plenty other places where she can go read.

  10. Martyps

    Martyps GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    That explains a lot of things. I reckon with Seniors who have spouses that read in bed it really isn’t dementia, it’s a result of all those years of oxygen deprivation!!!

  11. Martyps

    Martyps GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @janisil

    That works for husbands of wives who read and also wives whose husbands watch sports on TV in bed (with the sound off). The flashing as it goes between shots/scenes is a real waker-upper!

  12. readerlady

    readerlady GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I end up sleeping with the pillow over my eyes, but arranged so my nose has an airway. It also keeps my head warm on cold nights.

  13. Nancy

    Nancy said, almost 3 years ago

    I should try that! :)

  14. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 3 years ago

    Geez Ellie, the guy has to get up in the morning to work. Have some consideration and read your book in another room — or at least use a clip-on light..

  15. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 3 years ago

    @Gigantor

    Actually he is right. You breathe in your own exhalations that are lower in oxygen. Especially if you blanket made of synthetic material that doesn’t breathe as well as cotton. It is similar to the effect that sleep apnea has. The key word would be over time.

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