For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, almost 3 years ago

    What’s John gonna do?

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    have a fun Jean-less maternity leave, John

  3. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, almost 3 years ago

    That’ll cool your water.

  4. sassy1 jenkins

    sassy1 jenkins said, almost 3 years ago

    If you have another room let her set it up as a nursery. Problem solved (for a short while).

  5. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    He said if HE had to describe her…

  6. Texas_Rose90

    Texas_Rose90 said, almost 3 years ago


    By his look in the last panel, freak out.

  7. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    Just don’t get all whiny and tell her that she can only take 2 weeks of maternity leave. Smile big, congratulate her, and use the next couple of months to get your act together! At least you have some warning…

  8. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, almost 3 years ago

    in america they don’t have health care, you must remember this cartoon happens in Canada

    Old feudalist America is Calvin’s/Ayn Randian towards women and men for that matter.

  9. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    We take care of our women here, without nanny government interference.

  10. dkram

    dkram said, almost 3 years ago

    The start of a pregnant pause.

  11. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    @Old Timer

    That is the most demeaning remark I have ever heard in my entire life. What makes you think that women NEED to be taken of, you ignorant chauvinist pig!

  12. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago

    I wonder what word John was about to use to describe Jean. Clearly, from the expression on his face in the last panel, it never dawned on him that he would have to do without her help. This reflects the way he handles his home life, too. He just takes for granted that clothes will always be cleaned and waiting for him, even if he leaves them strewn all over the house so his wife has to hunt them down to do laundry. He takes for granted the idea that a cooked meal will be on the table when he wants to eat it, even if his wife had to take care of a pack of kids who wanted to have a Halloween party and left a mess. His idea of a ‘team’ is that he does the things he wants to do, and his ‘partner’ (whether an assistant or a wife) takes care of everything else. I think that’s the point of this strip, and not whether the government or John will provide day care….

  13. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 3 years ago

    Ok, he has a few months to prepare for her maternity leave. He can bring in someone else for her to train while she’s gone. He can be supportive.

    Speaking of the Halloween party though, I guess this time Elly’s no meant no, and Michael didn’t get his way for once?

  14. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ll be honest, I really didn’t care for John in the beginning of the series, but I grew to like him. He’s not my favorite character but he’s OK now

  15. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course not! But I think this is the opening of the arc where Elly replaces Jean for awhile.

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