For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    Do I see a climbing in through a window scenario? ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    I can barely imagine police arresting a baby-sitter for breaking and entering the babies’ parents’ home.

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, about 2 years ago

    Okay, Jon, you pry open a window and crawl inside. Elly, pass Baby Richard to Jon…

  4. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 2 years ago

    Richard has caused more trouble than I’ve ever had when I was his age

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    Depends entirely on where. There are still towns in Oregon that don’t lock their doors, but the high crime areas in the Willamette Valley people certainly lock their doors. I doubt people in high crime areas like Toronto or Montreal leave doors unlocked, not with Wash D.C. crime rates.

  6. sbischof

    sbischof said, about 2 years ago

    Also, this was written in the 1980’s…. there were more places that didn’t lock doors everywhere back then.

    That said, I lived with a Canadian once who was deeply disturbed when someone broke into his locked car, and told me at length how neither car doors nor house doors are locked in canada (not cities, suburbs / towns / etc.)

    And, when and where I grew up, actually I used to start my car and then leave it running in the driveway whilst I was in the house during the winter. I can’t imagine doing that here, or no-one stealing it if I did.

  7. timtribbett

    timtribbett GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yep, I know someone from Novia Scotia and no one locks cars or houses up there. No theft

  8. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, about 2 years ago

    It’s interesting that northern countries seem more resistant to crime in the form of government debt as well.

  9. westny77

    westny77 said, about 2 years ago

    @Kris Bennett

    Richard has caused more trouble than I’ve ever had when I was

    True. It’s the comics.

  10. westny77

    westny77 said, about 2 years ago

    Even if John does get into the house does he know where the potty is. Again let the kid make in his pants. That is his problem.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 2 years ago

    @westny77

    Or put him outside. Jeez…

  12. SheMc

    SheMc said, about 2 years ago

    strap him to the toilet seat, he’ll go eventually!

  13. drickard

    drickard GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    He’ll either use their potty—or he’ll pop like a balloon; either way, problem over

  14. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    In real life, this didn’t happen; the story grew around the idea of Elly babysitting, and I kept saying to myself, “what if?” It’s the sort of thing you do when you’re lying in bed and wondering where your teenaged kids are. You come up with all kinds of “what ifs”! When you look after little ones, the troubles encountered are often bathroom related, so this was my imagination running wild!

  15. LV1951

    LV1951 said, about 2 years ago

    Put a diaper on him and he won’t like it. Then maybe he’ll go potty at Patterson’s.

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