January 17, 2018
I hope this doesn’t go on for weeks.
And Toni is right and time for paramedic classes.
Act 3 – AAAHHH! – almost over!
You’re also an EMT, Bradley; you’re not s’posed to panic.
A firefighter frightened by a minor injury? Ok, it’s just a cartoon.
Bwad – you already have a kid!
OH NO, IT’S THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY ACTIONS!!!!
It’s a surprise to see Brad panic at the sight of a minor wound; he was a paramedic before becoming a fire fighter. Wouldn’t it be funny if it was Luann who bandages the wound?
It’s not the blood, it’s what is Toni going to say when I bring Shannon home with a bandaid when I was supposed to be watching her.
Isn’t he a firefighter?
NOT THE S K I S S O R S
OK, this is Friday’s strip. Let’s hope there’s only one more in the arc. PLEASE GnK, PLEASE.
The Brat already broke something, made a mess and threw trash over Bwad and Luann yet he doesn’t think that, at the very least, he might need to supervise her?
Bwad might want to start by looking after a goldfish first before he starts thinking of kids of his own (hell at this point maybe a pet rock might be more his speed)
The Brats injury is all on Bwad, hopefully it isn’t serious
(Be interesting though if Jonah uses this to inflict guilt on Toni though)
Toni is correct!!!!
“I feel ready for whatever” is easy to say when there isn’t any whatever staring you in the face.
Brad? You have firefighting training. You don’t panic, remember?
Daddy school begins……………….NOW!
Oh, please. Really? A tiny cut on her finger is going to send a trained EMT into a panic? I don’t think so. This is pretty much the stupidist thing I’ve seen on this strip yet, and I’ve seen some doozies.
Stupid scissors, you were supposed to cut her throat, not her finger. Now if this were the Venture Bros, running with scissors would be a fatal action. But they were death-prone kids. Shannon seems to have a charmed life in that regard.
Brad repeats what he said yesterday and Tuesday. This week has been the worse kind of time-waster. Shirley, the Evensi can do better.
Well, I had high hopes for this arc.
It’s Friday now. Only one day to go. Unless G&K want to milk this for next week.
And given their track record, they just might!
Earlier this week, many of you were under the impression that this was going to be a pregnancy announcement for Toni.
If Brad’s performance this week is to be considered “canon,” then I would dearly hope that is not the direction we’re going.
Oh, how funny it would be!
Toni: Pregnant when I’m not ready for it!
Brad: I’m ready to be a – whoops! What was that?
And Shannon, the kid that never goes home…
If Brad asked the scissors they’d claim self defense and I wouldn’t blame them…
Some big, rugged guys just freeze in the face of an unexpected accident. Others don’t. A fireman shouldn’t. Whatever. But, if Shannon doesn’t leave after Saturday, my expression will be just like Brad’s in the last panel.
Does no one ever intervene with this child? Does she never get a time out? Does no one ever say, “Stop it?”
If you are really injured and you really want help, do you still refer to the adult by the name you have been using to mock him? Would Brad still be Bwad if you were hurt?
Isn’t Brad a trained paramedic?
I’d say that from the point of the scissors it was self defense
To all those saying that Brad shouldn’t be Freaking out at the sight of Shannon’s cut because he’s an EMT…
It’s different when it’s your own family.
Ask my mother. Well… it’s a little late for that, but she could have told you, back in the day.
She was a nurse, and not just any nurse… she was a surgical nurse, and she loved it.
When I was in junior high, I asked her to pierce my ears for me. That involved numbing the earlobes with ice, and piercing them with a sterilized needle.
She swore that she nearly fainted as she performed that simple procedure on _ her own daughter’s_ ears.
Unfortunately those piercings never healed properly, mainly, I suspect, because I was too young and impatient at the time. I eventually let them close and had them re-pierced – professionally – when I was in college.
What a wuss. Like Luann, he has regressed to duller version of his early-teen self.
My toddler grandson tripped and fell while my wife and I were watching him. He got a pretty big cut on his forehead – real bleeding. We didn’t freak out; we stopped it up with what we had available, distracted him from his hurt, and in a few minutes he was all OK.
Just wait ’till you help deliver the little ones and the doctor hands you the scissors to cut the umbilical cord.
.Been there, done that – twice…
In defense of Brad here. the joke of the day (and there has to be a daily joke) is that after smugly swearing that he’s ready to become a parent he freaks out over a common parent-thing, your kid getting injured. The joke is, and if I have to explain it that it wasn;t much of a jole) is that Brad is nowheres ready for parenthood.
Since High School Harry isn’t here yet:
Looky – Ann Eiffel just stopped by and bit Shannon. Man, she really bites!
How DARE those nasty scissors injure that poor, sweet child!
Would y’all quit invoking the Evil One? It might attract it!
Isn’t she getting a bit old to still be talking baby talk? Maybe she’s autistic?
Bwad can’t handle bwud?! :D
“Take this tourniquet and put it around your throat, Shannon…”
Brad should have been reviewing the “the parenting manual”… Oh wait.
He is a fireman. He knows how to treat a little cut.
So, it seems as though we are being prepared for Toni and Brad’s surprise pregnancy…
This is a put-on for Shannon’s sake, right Brad? (You’re a firefighter, for cryin’ out loud…)
You’ve got nothing to say in the matter, Sir Simp.
It comes with the territory, Bwad. I carried a first aid kit in my purse for years when I was raising kids. There were 4 of them, and SOMEONE was always bleeding. And don’t even get me started on emergency room visits. One of my daughters broke both arms in a scooter accident when she was 13. She thought it would be cool to close her eyes while riding downhill on a curved street.
Why am I not surprised that Shannon has black blood?
Jeez, Brad. Are you SERIOUSLY flipping out over a teensy-weensy little cut? You treat BURN victims, for crying out loud!
Well, ALMOST whatever. It’s so sweet how Brad, a well-trained firefighter who has saved people during dangerous situations, is screaming at Shannon’s little cut on her finger. He loves her so much ♡. I wonder if Shannon will be treated by Luann, the well-trained kindergarten teacher, because Brad will be panicking.Toni is totally righ.
She shouldn’t have been playing with scissors! Jonah has taught Shannon nothing!
Well, ready for almost anything…except blood
That should change Brad’s mind about having a kid quickly.
This reminds me of the cat food commercial of a lady sitting with her cat and her child calls out and says that he’s bleeding and she tells him go get a bandage he says its bleeding a lot she says get two.
Well Brad, so much for being a cool, calm first responder.
Please let it end please
I don’t think Brad is ready. If he was, he’d be paying more attention to Shannon. Brad likes the IDEA of children.
I agree. This brat is tedious.
Nobody is ever really ready for the first child. And that first child fools you into thinking the next child will handle the same ways. It’s an adventure; expect surprises and enjoy it while it lasts. – - Grandpa Chet
If a child at 6 or 7 can’t pronounce an “R” and makes it a “W” then they have a speech impediment. In schools they are quickly identified for speech classes. I speculate the writers of this comic don’t know this fact. Ergo, Shannon is “special” and the writers are denying a character treatment by trained professionals. That’s sort of ignorant or cruel on the writer’s part, don’t you think?
It’s a bigger deal for Toni, as she probably wouldn’t be able to be on “active duty” while pregnant.
a bratty kid is a very good birth control
Daddy and daughter teaming up to do a comic strip. One censors the other. Result: strip loses sizzle.
OK – you be pregnant for nine months and then go thru the “joy” of giving birth.
Secret Service agents grabbed the pair of scissors and wrestled it to the ground.
I am very squeamish about blood, but I was able to handle all my kid’s injuries just fine. I was the parent, I had to deal with it.
I hope this “Paramedic” is’t the guy who comes to save my life!
Oh! So now you’re eager to start!?!? What do you call what you’ve been doing these past years? Practice?
Big Bad Bwad the Fire Man is probably reacting more to the expected tongue lashing he’s gonna get from Aunt Toni when he returns Shannon with a cut finger. Maybe Luann will catch some shade too!
Shannon says she was attacked by a scissors. But I’m waiting to hear the scissors’ story!!!
When my youngest was about 2 months old, I was changing his diaper on the footstool of the rocker. I turned to grab the new diaper and he rolled off. He only fell like 12 inches, onto carpet, but I freaked out. I put in a call to the doctors, but they had to call back. While I waited, I called my mom, and said “I think I broke the baby!” She asked if he cried right away, are his pupils the same, if everything looks like it is where it should be… All OK. Then the doctor called back and asked the same exact questions. I was like “MY MOTHER ALREADY TOLD ME ALL THAT!” By the fourth one, if the bone isn’t sticking out of the skin, you don’t even raise an eyebrow. Like that TV ad for the cat food- “I’m bleeding!” “Grab two bandages!”
My cousin used to one-up the reaction: Amputate! he’d say.
Why did Greg ever introduce Shannon? She is the perfect ad for vasectomies.
Luann to the rescue!
Brad it’s a big step and a life altering decision for you and your family.
What this arc is leading up to:
By this time next year Nancy and Frank will be grand parents.
When is Shannon going to start using her ’R’s?
“A kid changes your life”…. as if Luann really knew what she was talking about..
Well, B-wad, just don’t start pushing Toni into things that she doesn’t really want or isn’t ready for yet (unlike Granthony and Liz over at the FOOB).
Didn’t TJ show that kid where they keep the chain saw?
please please stop with the Shannon
Ah! The moment of truth! I think Luann is more experienced with kids’ emergencies than Brad.Nice to see Brad and Luann having a rational conversation.
God the child haters! How did they even get into Luann in the first place? Oh wait most of them hate Luann, or Bernice or Gunther, so there is that. They love to complain and whine. Anyway Toni will be the calmer one when they do have a child, and I think this all clearly leading up to that. But parents will rise to the task. Whine about that.
He can handle it…
Remember your fireman training, Brad. You mustn’t faint at the sight of blood.
Shannon is too volatile to be allowed to play with scissors by herself.
Shannon is also the best argument around the Luanniverse for Not Having Children!
R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Truly one of a kind.
If ever I believed in signs of displeasure with the world from on High, the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the beginning of Rosh Hashanah would be such a sign.
if she cut off the entire tip it spurts….it looks kinda stubby there……
Luann; you’re being very insightful about how having kids changes your life. But, except for being the youngest in a two kid house, how would you know?
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