February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Because how can you appreciate the weekends if you have work for whatever reason?
Well, luckily I have both Saturday and Sunday off from working at the grocery store. I didn’t request them off, they were just done so.
A little off topic, but if any of you GoComics readers are from Washington, remember that plastic bags are done for at retail stores and be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags for else you’ll be charged 8¢ per paper bag.
Especially if these weekends involve dragging Calvin on a “character building” camping trip!
“Well, dad, off to work?”
Causing other people grief makes some people feel good. I see it in traffic all the time.
Oregon too. For quite a long time, now.
Always nice to your Dad, Calvin!!
Glad to see Calvin knows who pays the bills.
Calvin is lucky, because I had an online class on saturday.
You’ll be miserable soon enough Calvin! Enjoy your carefree years while they last. ;P
I think Calvin’s pep talks simply make Dad want to go by one of those drive through liquor stores which were popular in the ’80s and ’90s on the way home from work to stock up for the weekend and any other time he has to deal with Calvin and maybe knock back a quick one before he has to see the kid again in the evening……..
Dad? You need to think up some really good “Character building” jobs for Calvin to do, while you’re at work…..
Lucky Calvin. My mother’s idea of “summer vacation” for her kids was weeding, harvesting, and preparing vegetables for canning and freezing. Oh, and household chores. “You don’t have anything else to do!” Play? Who ever heard of kids actually playing? No wonder my older brother used to just vanish some mornings, only to return at nightfall. Coming home when the street lights came on was what saved his neck.
Truth be told, Dad is happy to go to work, just to get away from his kid.
The second week of autumn seems to be the perfect time to take your summer vacation. As the saying goes, better late than never.
Dad must be praying Calvin has a kid much like himself, some day… :D
How kind of you, Calvin.
Calvin is a walking condom ad lol!
Not sure why Calvin was still on summer vacation Oct. 1.
♫♪ Everybody’s working for the weekend ♪♫
and the “Whatever I want” has led to a lot of interesting misadventures…
I’m enjoying “first Saturday.” I managed to land a part time (only about 40 hours a week) “retirement job” as a data analyst working from home.
The nature of the work is that I can, for the most part, pick my own hours. I choose 9 hours a day Mon-Thu.
I don’t work for the weekend. I work for home improvement. Last year, we remodeled the bathroom. This year it’s the kitchen. Next project is to replace about 10 slabs on our 280 foot long driveway. It shows up as an unnamed road on Google Maps.
Yeah. Every azhole tells himself he’s doing it “for your own good.”
If the strip was done today, a grown Calvin would get a call at work:
“Hi Calvin, enjoying work? Too bad I am retired, so I can do whatever I want. Don’t think of quitting, my generation has run up a national debt so great you are stuck with it. Of course, you will get your paycheck, and thanks as well for having the taxes taken out (like you had a choice to begin with). Keep paying my social security.”
It’s nice that Calvin wants to “help” Dad with his appreciation for weekends.
I’m guessing this is why Calvin’s dad tends to be all “misery builds character” with his son.
Keep it up, Calvin. Good ol’ Dad just might want to enroll you in summer-school!
Nanny nanny, Calvin! A whole bunch of us here are retired – it is our Endless Summer! (Oh… and after you leave school you don’t even get summer vacation.)
In NM our Gov. won’t let us use cloth bags since Covid began. Apparently we track virus into the store. W
Heart of gold, that Calvin.
This strip was originally printed on August 8, 1986, hence the “summer vacation” dialogue.
It’s the first of October, Dad. Calvin is pulling a fast one. Send him to school, because summer vacation has been over for a few weeks now. :)
Me. Dad in this cartoon is me. every day. me.
My motto is the “Four Rs”; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair".
really a like 6 has a job
Dad would rather be a work than home with the brat any day. Mom is jealous of him for getting away from Calvin.
School starts in 3 months and Dad is due for a vacation.
While in grammar school my buddies and I would go to the city jail and torment the prisoners like that. There were bared windows on the main street and we’d dance around and holler things like, “we’re free as a bird…ha ha ah”. I don’t recall them hollering back and they actually seemed to enjoy our performance.
And also to help him look forward to your eighteenth birthday.
Why Dad started weekend bike rides (since I suspect Mom doesn’t let him have beer in the house).
Calvin’s expression in the last panel is priceless.
Reading this strip as past me did help future me appreciate the weekends more.
I really wish they’d get these various comics on track with the time of year. All the kids have just started another school year – but Calvin’s summer vacation is in full swing. I see comics about Christmas in April and about Valentines Day in August. Can’t they sync up the dates better?
“On behalf of Mr. Amend, Mr. Gotti, and the Childless Parents’ Association, thank you for coming out tonight. Mr. Amend has asked me to remind you that all winning bids must be paid upfront, and we only accept cash. Now first up on the auction block, we have Calvin! Calvin is a fine specimen who will do whatever chores you ask of him. You can make him mow the lawn, clean the house, or put him to work for 13 hours a day on your farm. Again, this is a fine specimen. No scars, no visible injuries and examined personally by Mr. Amend’s doctors. Bidding will start at $1,000. Do I hear $2,000 to buy Calvin?”