FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago

    Good question. Although she wasn’t really asking — she was telling.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    Is he helping her … or doing it all? Is this an example of the royal ‘we’?

  3. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s called a “learning experience,” Peter. When Mom asks you politely to do the right thing, you say yes. Otherwise, the door and the wacky world of paying for your own housing and food await you.

  4. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 4 years ago

    I learned what “helping me” meant at a much earlier age than this.

  5. Lefty2

    Lefty2 said, almost 4 years ago

    from the looks of it, she was already out there doing it. She’s got bits on snow on her and she is wearing a scarf and ear muffs. With a response like that from Peter it was definitely time for him to finish what she started.

  6. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 4 years ago

    As an English major, Andy should know that “helping me shovel the driveway” and “helping me by shoveling the driveway” are not the same thing. She said the first but seems to expect the second.

  7. redbaronss

    redbaronss said, almost 4 years ago

    Or maybe she shoveled some, realized that Peter was on his duff, and should help her by finishing what she started. She left because otherwise he’d go rrreeeaaallllyyyyy slow and let her do the bulk of the work!

    I’d say she knows her kids.

  8. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe they’ve got two shovels.

  9. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, almost 4 years ago

    Appearances must be maintained

  10. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 4 years ago

    Must be a teen with an atitude problem or a young adult still living at home who expects to be waited on. A family works together. When my kids were pre-teen, I was out there shoveling with them. When the oldest was in his teens, he started mowing the lawn and plowing the driveway alone AND WITHOUT BEING TOLD. It’s part of being a family. Peter and Paige are old enough to start doing things around the house without whining. When my son visits from college, he helps.
    As to can’t cook-not really. They don’t like her experiments.

  11. dflak

    dflak said, almost 4 years ago

    My mom used to ask if I’d like to take out the garbage. She didn’t appreciate the sarcasm as I’d caper about yelling, “Oh boy! Can I? Are you really going to let me do that? Boy, that would make my day …”

    Well, it least I took it out.

  12. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Peter has a point, tho…if you want somebody to do something, tell them rather than making them guess how sincere you might be.

  13. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What bothered me as a child is not that Mom said I had to “do it,” but that I had to “do it with a good attitude.” Yelling at me is not a good way to get me into a good attitude, Mom! Why can’t I just do it, and meanwhile, you ignore my facial expressions?

  14. robert  tinsley

    robert tinsley said, almost 4 years ago

    My mother always liked to go out and shovel the snow. It was her excuse for going out and playing in the snow as an adult. She was out shoveling one day when one of my high school teachers went by. He wanted to know why she was scooping the walks when both my brother and I were home. My Mom’s reply was: “They would not dare”. (As it we would even consider spoiling her fun)

  15. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    There may have been some missed sarcasm.

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