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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    Moet instead of Mott’s? I’d rather have Moet “grape juice” – but this kid won’t be touching that for more than 20 years.

  2. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Unfortunately what we consider “plain stupidity” can get you investigated by Child Services. A baby monitor is now a must. And one person I know was investigated for taking all the electronics away from her child. Even a guy in Ontario was investigated over a picture his daughter drew of “daddy shooting the monsters in the closet”, guy didn’t even own a gun.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s a commercial where the spokesman says, “Why did (brand name) make an antiacid that tastes like berries? Because this is America, and in America, we not only make things you need, we make things you never even knew you needed.”
    There are many ‘tools’ available to modern parents of which I’m envious. But there are some modern parents who are more willing to provide ‘things’ instead of what children really need- an involved parent who reads, talks, and plays with the child instead of putting the child in front of a tv/tablet/monitor screen.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    And it’s not just that people must spoil their kids so relentlessly as they must impose them on everyone.
    In my neighborhood, they want to ban barbecuing in the park because the fumes are bad for baby. Even bars are no longer a refuge from the stroller nazis.
    I don’t like mean or abusive parents, but am quite okay with the seen-and-not-heard parenting culture I grew up with as a kid. My parents didn’t wear me like a status symbol. (Haha! Kind of funny to think of.)

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Meh. My sister has a 6 month old. Necessities not given by doting friends and relatives either come from clearance or garage sales. Babies don’t care about gifts or name brands. This is the time for practicality.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The cost of children is not so much the silly doo-dads and off-road strollers — only parents who have the money buy them. The cost of parenting is in the huge income gap that has developed over the past thirty years. Now families where both parents work can barely get by, let alone afford child care; and if you have a job, there’s no promise that you’ll have it still next year.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    “Oh, I can not wait to get pregnant so I can leave this place and collect a check”
    I have to call you on this. When making stuff up out of the whole cloth, perhaps something not so obvious a lie would work better.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “…it was not uncommon for 3 generations of unwed mothers to be in the same government complex.”

    I’ve seen that live in person and it has a lot to do with lack of better alternatives, and paying the price for making an adolescent mistake. Once on the track, it’s very hard to get out of that cycle of dependency.

    The conservative solution is to cut Planned Parenthood, cut sex-ed, and prevent access to birth control. Brilliant.

  9. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 4 years ago

    Children was the original cure for yuppies, but now yuppies get the same shaft as their parents and grand parents.

  10. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    Does he have a cell phone?

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Before LBJ, the nation’s poorest lived in far worse conditions. The gap in life expectancy between rich & poor is still significant, but it has shrunk dramatically because of FDR & LBJ.

    That’s something to be proud of.

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