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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for November 27, 2020

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I guess no argument behind that kind of logic.

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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    There is no one that slams Elly on motherhood quite like Annie. Yes, Elly. After work you are a mother. Before work and during work, not so much.

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    M2MM  3 months ago

    When I was working (evenings) and my kids went to after-school-care at my neighbour’s house, I was more relieved than guilty. After all, they had lots of interaction with other kids, and their dad got a turn at being a caregiver when he got home and collected them. He learned to cook (a little bit), and manage the kids until they went to bed, then he got a little “ME time.” When I was a stay-at-home mom (before they were both in school), I did everything, even took in preschool daycare kids. It was exhausting! So, I’ve been on both sides of the above scenario. (Working outside the home was much easier.)

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    For anyone who was complaining about Elly “dumping” April on Anne when she went back to work, it clearly shows here Anne is being paid for babysitting.

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    Jabroniville Premium Member 3 months ago

    Anne seems kind of like a neat character at times- I’m bummed Lynn soon “disappeared” her for whatever reason. They dropped the “other woman” storyline (a story type Lynn wasn’t comfortable with until Liz was an adult), and I guess there wasn’t much else to go, but she is a different voice than Connie- a little more down-to-earth and humble, I guess?

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 3 months ago

    Elly’s going to complain either way. She complains if she’s at home too much and she complains if she’s working and life is moving on around her. She just needs to relax and let it flow.

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    mywifeslover  3 months ago

    My mother tells this story. When I was 1 and able to walk she acquired a job. A friend of the family was paid to watch me. Some time went by and then one weekend while the two families were together eating and socializing (that used to happen) I got hurt somehow, started crying and walked right past my mother, who was bending down to pick me up and comfort me, and right into the sitters arm. Mom quit her day job.

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    dcdete.  3 months ago

    Do Canadians have to work on Black Friday? Oh right, they don’t even have Thanksgiving Thursday off of work!

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    Wren Fahel  3 months ago

    I’m reminded of the wonderful woman from our church who offered to watch our baby when I had to go back to work. She gave me a “cut rate” and treated our girl like her own. When I went to the hospital for our second baby, since my husband worked 3rd shift, our first girl actually stayed overnight at her house for no extra pay. Unfortunately, a nosy neighbor reported her as having too many children (it was obvious that they weren’t all siblings when they played outside), but she helped me find a new place to take the girls. We’re still in touch, even though she moved away and my girls are now teenagers.

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    pheets  3 months ago

    Friends. REAL ones.

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    summerdog  3 months ago

    I would write that as, “And after work, we’re still mothers”.

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    Johnnyrico  3 months ago

    If I had a neighbor who could babysit and then the kids were over there a lot of the time, what a blessing that would be. People who have that should never take it for granted. I’m not so lucky.

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    Mijo94  3 months ago

    Aww, what a good friend

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    hagarthehorrible  3 months ago

    April has all it takes to have a wonderful childhood inspite of working mother.

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    The Pro from Dover  3 months ago

    It takes a village

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