For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

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

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 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.

  4. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 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.

  5. Bartholomew Orso

    Bartholomew Orso said, over 3 years ago


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

  6. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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!

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Toughest job you’ll ever love…

  8. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 3 years ago

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

  9. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 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.

  10. shelbydiane

    shelbydiane GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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

  11. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 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.

  12. Dave M

    Dave M said, over 3 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.

  13. TrogL666

    TrogL666 said, over 3 years ago

    I believe they’re given a certain amount of discretion as to parents doing sleepovers probably based upon a certain amount of profiling. Basically, if you look like you’re capable of behaving yourself and causing a minimum of disruption, or even better taking on some of the workload, camp out to your heart’s content.

  14. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, over 3 years ago

    It’s great that medical institutions now let people sleep beside their ill loved ones. I slept in a recliner chair beside my dying mother in a dementia unit during the last days of her life. It was such a blessing for me and I believe it gave great comfort to my mother.

  15. bevgreyjones

    bevgreyjones said, over 3 years ago

    She couldn’t do any of those things because they would not have been funny.

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