For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. KA7DRE

    KA7DRE GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The start of tough love I presume.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    The punchline works for the canned baby food, but not the disposable diapers. Aren’t disposable diaper more expensive than cloth diapers?

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 4 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    Certainly, unless you figure in the mental health factor. The contents are biodegradeable, so if the diapers are too, why not? It’s probably not much more expensive than a diaper service, with fewer harsh chemicals involved. Unless you put the used ones in plastic trash bags.

  4. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

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  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It takes a tremendous amount of energy to take care of a child and the second one is making it much harder.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I used cloth diapers for my first child and was proud of myself for doing so. I breast fed, made my own baby food, and sterilized everything. I followed guidelines and kept a diary of how much Aaron ate, when he slept, and for how long. I was going to be the perfect mom! Then when Katie was born, I relaxed — I did what felt right and was safe and made sense. I learned that there’s no such thing as the perfect mom, or the perfect kid — you just have to do what works for both of you.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    I tried to do almost the same for my second as the first. Now, if I had had a third, I don’t think I could have done it.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    @MadCow

    LOL!! My best friend has a boy, and since her husband is Richard Jr, they named him Richard III. Whenever I ask about the boy, I never know what to call him, since Little Richard reminds me of what you posted. XD

  9. Tubbycat

    Tubbycat said, almost 4 years ago

    Nowadays disposable diapers are almost as cheap as cloth, and they are entirely biodegradable (at least the ones we get here are). And I doubt cloth diapers are more environmentally friendly if you yourself have to do two washes a day to keep up… no diaper services where I live!

  10. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    This made perfect sense to me (mine are 7, 5 and 3), but in my circle, it’s backwards, because it was only around the time of my 3rd that cloth diapers came back “in” in non-urban areas, along with the homemade food (which was always around), feeding and comforting on demand all day and night, child-carrying, but only in the right carriers, and longer times rear-facing and in 5-point harnesses. We’re all nuts.

  11. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, almost 4 years ago

    An Ellie smile in a third panel! It’s as rare as a unicorn!

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago

    A – wom – bom – ba – loobom…………

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    Wait’ll #4! (As in my grandkids.) Thank goodness for older sisters.
    My mom was in a family with nine kids. When she was four, she had to babysit a sister while everyone else was out in the field. She said it took her all afternoon to change a diaper.

  14. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 4 years ago

    Thought baby food came in jars, not cans.

  15. angusdad

    angusdad said, almost 4 years ago

    Reality has set in

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