For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for August 06, 2021

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    “go-bye” is April for “call a plumber”

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    capricorn9th  4 months ago

    Elly really doesn’t watch April. Does she know toddlers fall into toilets and drown?

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    Enter.Name.Here  4 months ago

    “Go-bye”……..Yep. Go buy the services of a good plumber.

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    I remember when my son was that age, we also created a dictionary of words translated for babysitters or grandparents to use.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 4 months ago

    When I was a little kid, I somehow flushed a small washrag down the toilet and plugged it all up… This was in North Dakota years ago.

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    Johnnyrico  4 months ago

    You would think that other people in the house would hear the toilet constantly flushing, would wonder what the heck was going on, and go investigate..

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    SweetieBird  4 months ago

    I think they have latches for toilets, for baby proofing.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    My youngest plugged up the toilet and kept flushing. She did this twice. Both times she got a spanking. She got the message after the second episode. After that, she would come and tell me the toilet was stopped up.

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    muffi  4 months ago

    Ah, the cucumber.

    It was a plastic cucumber, about three or four inches long. The baby was four and his response was something about it being shaped the same……

    The plumber didn’t bat an eye. I think it was his fouth plastic toy that week lol!

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    BlitzMcD  4 months ago

    Not sure which kid is a bigger brat. That smug, self-absorbed one named Lio, the niece over in Luann land or this one.

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    e.groves  4 months ago

    That brings back memories of my oldest daughter.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well, that’s one way to get rid of those annoying plastic Army men. Better than throwing them away one by one as you step on them on the way to the bathroom in the dark.

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    mourdac Premium Member 4 months ago

    I was the only one who could understand my younger brother when he was that age. His first day at school, he asked for “gunk” (milk) and the cafeteria worker, of course, had no idea what he meant until he pointed at it.

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    BrendaMinnis  4 months ago

    toddlers move faster than the speed of light. That is why they get themselves in so much trouble and so many plumbers make a living off of the toddler revolts. lol

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    PoodleGroomer  4 months ago

    Child care training should include disassembling, clearing, and reassembling a toilet. It is not that hard or messy. That is the only way to clear hair clip combs.

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    myrendal  4 months ago

    Way back when we were renting a tri-plex (it was actually an old house divided into 3, 2-bedroom apartments), and our first-born was 7, our second was almost 3, and I was heavily pregnant with our third, we were potty-training kid number 2. He was taught that the only thing allowed in the toilet was “potty”, and I made sure the bathroom door was closed and child-proofed when he wasn’t in there. Our landlord, who was difficult at best, called us one evening to tell us his water bill had gone up and the toilet in one of the other apartments was clogging up regularly and he blamed my son. He made us call and pay for a plumber to fix the problem. The plumber didn’t find any toys in the line, but rather a large amount of “feminine products” clogging it. The plumber knew it couldn’t have been me, and told our landlord it was likely the two women in the other apartment, as the third one was rented by an elderly man. Long story short, the landlord didn’t believe him, and told the plumber that he could bill us for the services. Needless to say, the plumber did not charge us and we moved out after our daughter was born, after the landlord and his wife told us they had no idea that I had been pregnant and they were going to raise our rent $100/month for an extra person.

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    donwestonmysteries  4 months ago

    Hmm. Had to call roto rooter once to retrieve things my granddaughter flushed.

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    mmmmary  4 months ago

    Doesn’t anyone watch that kid? Many readers have said the same thing, I know. This is not really funny, but a lesson in what not to do. This, of course, is not the last time that the clueless parents allow April to take care of herself. Perhaps Lynn was showing her readers what not to do.

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    paul brians  4 months ago

    How do you know Elly isn’t standing out of frame, watching? Sheesh.

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    Jogger2  4 months ago

    This is too early for that to be Ned going down the toilet.

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    1JennyJenkins  4 months ago

    That’s funny!

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    TheWildSow  4 months ago

    Foreshadowing Michael’s kids, and the saga of Naked Ned!

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    daddo52  4 months ago

    Go bye means Daddies money go bye bye

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    Asharah  4 months ago

    The Patterson kids all do this, Elizabeth did, now it’s April, later it’s Mike’s kids.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 4 months ago
    I just love the rebooted storyline – I feel like I know all the characters better and I absolutely love April! She was adorable before but now she is so cute I can barely stand it!!!
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