FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

Comments (18) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. SoItBegins~

    SoItBegins~ said, over 2 years ago

    Merit-based pay.

  2. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As much as I was thoroughly amused at Paige’s comeuppance, and while I agree that Ms. O’Dell has every right to tell Paige to knock it off with the bad reality shows next time she babysits, I don’t think what Paige did was all that terrible. All she really did was watch some inappropriate TV in front of a two-year-old, who has the attention span of a fruit fly (like every toddler). Part of the reason why the kid even picked up the word was because Paige had her right there, keeping an eye on her. The effect will surely be temporary and the kid was hardly traumatized.

    That said, Paige is a big enough air-head that she probably needed being paid a penny to drive the lesson home.

  3. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago

    Agreed. It won’t be the last time the kid hears %$#&. Wait til she gets to grade school.

  4. Lightningsnowstorm

    Lightningsnowstorm said, over 2 years ago

    @Jeff0811

    I agree. Katie will learn more bad words. I actually, sadly learned every bad word by the fourth grade.

  5. teddyr

    teddyr said, over 2 years ago

    However, you need to remember that not only was Paige not supposed to watch that show while babysitting, she did so because she was barred from watching it at home. Ergo, she also disobeyed her Mother’s orders too. As far as I can see, she not only shouldn’t get paid, but I could see a 3-4 week grounding in her future

  6. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 2 years ago

    Was it in a water glass?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry but there is no such thing as a “bad word” it is a myth. I blame the Bible for that, making words magical. However she is too young to learn words that are only used in anger based situations. (Otherwise they become filler words—-useless.)

  8. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Lightningsnowstorm

    Seriously? I didn’t have to deal with bad language until middle school; of course the worst language can be found at truck stops.

  9. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Hello! There are words out there that should NEVER be used around children, and I have a hard enough time as it is not to swear and keep my youngest sister from developing that bad habit.

  10. BigBadVidia

    BigBadVidia said, over 2 years ago

    So, is she grounded for life?

  11. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Paige shouldn’t be allowed to babysit ever again.

  12. cubschick

    cubschick said, over 2 years ago

    @Paula R. Stiles

    I took the penny to be payment for her brother’s shared thought, as in, “a penny for your thoughts”.

  13. bfrg1513

    bfrg1513 said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I agree! Words are just letters put together. We are the ones who decide their meanings and connotations. None are inherently “bad”, “dirty”, or “inappropriate”.

  14. Joshua

    Joshua said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t think Andy heard what happened, and Paige isn’t dumb enough to tell her mother. So I think she got away with it without a grounding.

  15. seldon913

    seldon913 said, over 2 years ago

    If Paige had been smart she would have just said the word just happened to come out as she was flipping channels looking for something that was appropriate to watch with a two-year-old present.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (3).