For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    And “working mother,” ladies and gentlemen, is not an oxymoron!

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Just pray Elly doesn’t get Elizabeth’s illness.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Children need an awful lot of time and energy.

  4. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of when my son was small, and we’d moved to a new place. He wanted me to stay by his bed as he went ot sleep. The floor wasn’t confortable, but sitting next to his bed made him feel better, and for a parent, that’s all the reason you need.

  5. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    @Jim in CT

    True. And how many parents try to make arrangements to stay by their little one’s bedside whenever he or she has to stay overnight in the hospital? Somehow, the parents never seem to mind spending an uncomfortable night in their child’s room just so they can be the first friendly faces their child sees upon awakening.

  6. Bartholomew Orso

    Bartholomew Orso said, over 2 years ago


    Even when not at her “paying job”, a mother’s working.;-D

  7. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Here the parent gets a bed by the sick childs bedside – my niece had a bad accident 2 years ago and either her mom or dad stayed in her room for all the time she was hospitalized (about 3 weeks). Times have changed, when my brother (said niece’s dad) had pneumonia when he was 2 years old, our parents could only visit him for an hour every day in the hospital!

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Toughest job you’ll ever love…

  9. bawana

    bawana said, over 2 years ago

    Two weeks after I was born, mom went back to work-years later, she told me she was bored. They never slept by my bed, or stayed overnight in the hospital with me. They never let me sleep in their bed because I was scared. I turned out fine. Raise ’em to be dependant, and they whine for help their entire life.

  10. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 2 years ago

    That is just silly. How could she type on that short table with a full sized chair?

  11. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    I believe that parents staying with their hospitalized kids is fairly recent.

    Not really, I had a car accident in 1967 and my mom stayed with me every night, the hospital brought a cot for her to sleep on.

    But this became more the norm rather than the exception when parents finally figured out that THEY were the parent and the hospital had no LEGAL right to ban them from being with their child, except when treatment is being adminiistered.

  12. shelbydiane

    shelbydiane GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    at least she has a job she can do at home. What about all the co-workers having to pick up slack when mom or dad stays home with the kid. stay home and raise your kids

  13. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 2 years ago

    Being a Mother is a full time job 24/7 if you work or not. Think about it… chef, laundress, maid, nurse, ,mediator, housekeeper, and teacher. Put the pay together, for 18 years and tell me how much a Mother is worth.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Until I became a teenager and could work at the store, do chores at home, and generally understand adult conversation, my mother and I were like oil and water. My best memories of her when I was very small seem to be when I was sick! She spent hours sitting next to me in my room, reading, taking my temperature, and trying to make me more comfortable. Measles, mumps and chicken pox went the rounds of every neighbourhood, and there was little to do but stay in bed and sweat it out. Mom should have been a doctor. She was smart, unfazed by barf, blood and trauma, and eager to try every home remedy known to man. Her poultices, enemas and steam tents were worse than the plague itself, but they worked. Thanks to Mom, we were up and feeling better before anyone else on the block!

  15. Dave M

    Dave M said, over 2 years ago

    “Working mother” is not an oxymoron. It is a redundancy.
    Hopefully, though, Elizabeth can help Elly reset her priorities. She seems to have forgotten that, while her work may provide some fleeting entertainment, her support for Elizabeth will be forever.

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