For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 4 years ago

    When Phil speaks, your lips flap over your ears.

  2. Karig89

    Karig89 said, over 4 years ago

    this is the reason I hate going out with my friends who have small kids and don’t leave them at home. the entire time is spent like this and whats the point really? no one really enjoys themselves with the kids always nagging.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    I doubt if she paid any attention to what he said. Despite the cliche, multitasking either means ignoring some things or doing a shoddy job on everything multitasked.

  4. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 4 years ago

    Listening is so overrated.

  5. williamemory1924

    williamemory1924 said, over 4 years ago

    You have not been around very many mothers. They have four ears and four eyes. Believe me, they can carry on conversations and keep track of kids at the same time.

  6. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    That always drives me crazy. I don’t think some parents understand that, just because they have a child, that doesn’t mean they can’t be self-absorbed. Visiting with a friend and then ignoring him/her in order to wrangle your child is still ignoring your friend. If you can’t manage a conversation with that friend while your kid is in the room, find a sitter for your visits. Don’t make other people do all the work to be your friend, just because you decided to have kids.

    Sorry, that just gets on my nerves. I try to be patient with friends who are parents, especially young ones who are new to it. But their assumption that I’m being selfish when I call them on using their kids as excuses for being antisocial is very annoying. Having a kid doesn’t make you Mother Theresa.

  7. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 4 years ago

    There are some mothers who decide they are on a break from the kidlets when visiting, giving them free rein in the host’s home. I think Phil should appreciate that she is watching her child.

  8. Kitty

    Kitty said, over 4 years ago

    This could be me trying to have a conversation with my sister. The kids are getting older, but the lack of attention to me when I speak has not gotten any better. :-/

  9. Jean

    Jean said, over 4 years ago

    even when the kids get older you can’t really have a conversation with a parent. My daughters have older kids (7, 13, and 10) but I can guarantee that every time I call, they both spend more than half the time talking to their children about one thing or another, so I just don’t call as often now. And what is almost as bad is when we are face to face theyspend time texting with one friend or another and I could walk away and they would not notice for a while. So sad, no manners anymore.

  10. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 4 years ago

    He doesn’t realize – mothers can do a million things at once!

  11. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    If you want a kids attention, try talking on the phone.

  12. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Considering the mess in his kitchen earlier, Georgia would be wise to say no to someone that lazy.

  13. Nancy

    Nancy said, over 4 years ago

    also… the ’stache should go…w what is this, 1976?… oh wait… it could be.

  14. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 4 years ago


    I am with you..I have seen family members visit, and think that they are getting free babysitting, and let their kids run all over the place. He should be glad that she is not letting her daughter run all over the place and break things!!!

  15. AndiK

    AndiK said, over 4 years ago

    Pets are like this too, they always want something when you’re having a conversation! But it’s good practice. ;)

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