FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 2 years ago

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

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 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 2 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. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, almost 2 years ago

    Must know my mother, the one that says “when you have a minute.” which meant “drop what you’re doing.”

  5. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 2 years ago

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

  6. Lefty2

    Lefty2 said, almost 2 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.

  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 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.

  8. redbaronss

    redbaronss said, almost 2 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.

  9. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 2 years ago

    Maybe they’ve got two shovels.

  10. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, almost 2 years ago

    Appearances must be maintained

  11. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 2 years ago

    @zoidknight
    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.

  12. dflak

    dflak said, almost 2 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.

  13. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    No it is called delegating authority. Her growing son needs to pull some weight and that is one way to do it.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Andy was just being polite. If Peter continues to be a layabout she will get sterner.

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