For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for January 20, 2023

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    9thCapricorn  over 1 year ago

    Calm down, Liz. All what could be done is wait for it to pass and check her stool to ensure that the button has excreted.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    ER, ER, ER!

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    howtheduck  over 1 year ago

    “Buttons have no taste” thinks April as she predicts her future of being a foodie specializing in foods you pick up off the floor.

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    Coopersdad  over 1 year ago

    With any luck…..this too shall pass.

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    Macushlalondra  over 1 year ago

    It will pass out her other end. But I wouldn’t look for it – ewww! Just move a bottom button to the place where the button will came off and sew another button on the bottom where it won’t show and can probably be tucked in.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This is Liz’s fault. She should have been more direct and said, “No, put the button in my hand.”

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    Johnnyrico  over 1 year ago

    Stupid. Toddler. Tricks.

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    Tantor  over 1 year ago

    She needs belly surgery, fast

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    littlejohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I remember when I was a little kid, being told that if I swallowed a cherry pit. A cherry tree would grow out of the top of my head. I wonder if April would be told if her button could unbutton her?

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    Lyrak  over 1 year ago

    This too shall pass.

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    Acworthless  over 1 year ago

    Meh. It’ll pass.

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    zerotvus  over 1 year ago

    it all works out in the end……..

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    Webby_dog  over 1 year ago

    Can’t wait until we see how this all comes OUT….in the END everything usually comes OUT well.

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    Chris  over 1 year ago

    I’m not sure mom wants to shrink down to get it… :{

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    Snolep  over 1 year ago

    There was an old lady who swallowed a horse. She’s dead -of course.

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member over 1 year ago

    No problem, they’ll have it back in 24-36 hours…

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    ChuckAnziulewicz  over 1 year ago

    Once, during a spirited game of quarterbounce, I accidentally swallowed the quarter. After a few days I was eventually able to retrieve it.

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    stevejocc  over 1 year ago

    Don’t worry. It will all come out in the end.

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    Daltongang Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “And This Too Shall Pass”

    Verse 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It will come out………

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    g04922  over 1 year ago

    LOL…. The ‘button event’ shall pass – in more ways than one most likely. Smooth plastic, round shape and sharp edges. Just observe her closely until her next ’bathroom break"…

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    Tomorrow,April swallows a zipper so the button won’t feel lonely

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    hsawlrae  over 1 year ago

    This too, shall pass.

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    Jogger2  over 1 year ago

    Although April’s swallowing the button is probably harmless, it reminds me of a video I saw about Dr. Henry Plummer. A child had swallowed something she should not have, and it lodge in her esophagus. Examining the x-ray, Dr. Plummer asked the parents to bring her back the next day. Overnight, he invented and made a tool that could reach the object and pull it out without surgery.

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    John Jorgensen  over 1 year ago

    Interesting that her thought bubble is a full sentence even though her speech bubbles never are.

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    John Jorgensen  over 1 year ago

    “Where did you lose it?” What kind of question is that? If someone could tell you where something is, that thing is not lost.

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    JanLC  over 1 year ago

    In the last couple of days I must have seen at least 30 variations on “This too shall pass”. One wonders if all of them thought they were being original.

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    drycurt  over 1 year ago

    My mother sewed up until age about 70. She had probably several thousand buttons of all kinds. I remember she, a buncha times, set one or more of us kids to “find one like this.” So in this scenario, loss of one button wouldn’t be a big deal. Find another, or wait for its return.

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    The_Great_Black President  over 1 year ago

    April is in training for a career as a drug mule. She can move on to swallowing balloons full of heroin then take a flight into Canada.

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    kathleenhicks62  over 1 year ago

    Might come out in her poop!

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    sjsczurek  over 1 year ago

    Yeah! Panic time! All right! Run, Lizzie, run!

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    this too, shall pass.

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    BlitzMcD  over 1 year ago

    On an episode of one of those real life medical dramas that aired back in the early ’60s, this scenario played out in real life. It was a baby that swallowed it, and the baby was in surgery.

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    MCProfessor  over 1 year ago

    It’ll all come out int the end.

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    kamoolah  over 1 year ago

    All she needs is castor oil, prune juice, and milk of magnesia. Then again, it could work too well. Tomorrow’s headline:


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    hagarthehorrible  over 1 year ago

    Buttons are no issues in kids. Only battery buttons are dangerous and needs doctor intervention.

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    EnlilEnkiEa  over 1 year ago

    Her poop is going to look like a cardigan.

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    Ren Rodee  over 1 year ago

    To paraphrase George Harrison, “All things will pass”

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    Mumblix Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Comments:

    In a panic, my mom called the doctor.

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    misslaurastoyroom  over 1 year ago

    I can confirm April’s thoughts.

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