For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 1 year ago

    What’s John gonna do?

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    have a fun Jean-less maternity leave, John

  3. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 1 year ago

    That’ll cool your water.

  4. sassy1

    sassy1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    He said if HE had to describe her…

  6. Texas_Rose90

    Texas_Rose90 said, over 1 year ago


    By his look in the last panel, freak out.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago


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

  10. dkram

    dkram said, over 1 year ago

    The start of a pregnant pause.

  11. Senex

    Senex said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, we have plenty of government interference here, and the T’s want more, especially for women.
    What we are missing is assistance when we need it.

  12. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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!

  13. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 1 year 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….

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Because I didn’t want to juggle a whole team of characters in the dental office, I made Jean both the receptionist and dental assistant. This is impossible! I then added the situation many companies dread: maternity leave.

  15. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year 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?

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