For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for August 13, 2022

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    There’s old Elly Patterson. All she does is sit around listening to those bottles.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  4 months ago

    every parent wishes that, am I right?

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    Fountowizdum  4 months ago

    We have tapes. If only there was a way to listen to them

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    Cactus-Pete  4 months ago

    People had been making videos of their children for decades before this comic originally came out.

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    wjones  4 months ago

    Have you not learned. You have to allow for windage.

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  4 months ago

    Needs to contact Mr. Croce and see if the two of them can work something out.Like • Reply

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    Black76Manta  4 months ago

    I understand you very well ma’am, and you’re right!

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  4 months ago

    Enough energy in those giggles and shrieks to power a city.

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    When the dogs are slurping us here (I call it being schnozzled) we giggle in an elderly fashion. It still feels the same and the dogs absolutely love it!

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    Baarorso  4 months ago

    sigh Baby giggles-the best tonic for a bad day there is!

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    littlejohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    You can probably find Baby Giggles on YouTube.

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    Johnnyrico  4 months ago

    Next week: Six days of April shrieking while chasing a grasshopper..

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    Elly might as well keep her dirty diapers forever—they’ll last longer!! LMAO!!

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    MagOctopus  4 months ago

    It’s sad so many commenters here feel the need to be snarky about one of the loveliest strips in the series.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    A good giggle is worth 2 guffaws and a fist full of snorts. We should all be blessed with at least one giggle a day.

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    jimchronister2016  4 months ago

    Good morning Lynn, Your great, love you, Jim

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    Asharah  4 months ago

    When the kids grow up, then you have giggling grandchildren.

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    yaakovashoshana  4 months ago

    Baby belly laughs are better.

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    dv1093  4 months ago

    I remember the old Pepsi commercial where the little boy is laughing and giggling out of control on the ground while a bunch of puppies are jumping all over him. I love that commercial.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    A lot of fluff!

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    With thanks to Jim Croce

    If I could save time in a bottle

    The first thing that I’d like to do

    Is to save every day till eternity passes away

    Just to spend them with you

    If I could make days last forever

    If words could make wishes come true

    I’d save every day like a treasure and then

    Again, I would spend them with you

    But there never seems to be enough time

    To do the things you want to do, once you find them

    I’ve looked around enough to know

    That you’re the one I want to go through time with

    If I had a box just for wishes

    And dreams that had never come true

    The box would be empty, except for the memory of how

    They were answered by you

    But there never seems to be enough time

    To do the things you want to do, once you find them

    I’ve looked around enough to know

    That you’re the one I want to go through the time with

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    I know that feeling Elly

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    judie1  4 months ago

    Best sound in the world!

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    I was FRAMED!!!!!!  4 months ago

    You will remember how fun they are, when you have grandchildren/great-grandchildren(14/1, so far).

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Late children are special. The other kids are much older.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  4 months ago

    Yes, those giggles turn into teenage whining

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    kamoolah  4 months ago

    So do Jim and Marian feel that way about “Baby Elly”?

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    USN1977  4 months ago

    Bill Watterson had a way of flipping the script, although he could do it without resorting to sarcasm or snark.

    Calvin: “I want a horsey ride.”

    Dad: “Calvin, we have a lot of chores to get done today and not much time to relax.”

    Calvin: “You know Dad, I am going to grow up soon enough. You will look back and say where has the time gone, Calvin is so big. I remember a time when he was so small I could give him horsey rides. But those days will be gone forever.”

    Last panel. Dad has Calvin on his shoulders

    Dad{annoyed}: “I think I have worked through my potential guilt now.”

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    rebelstrike0  4 months ago

    There are a lot of Jim Croce comments. Needless to say, everyone is thinking of his song:

    Bad, bad, Leroy Brown.

    Baddest man in the whole dum town.

    Badder than old King Kong.

    Meaner than a junkyard dog.

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    The strip needs to be updated, but Jim Croce references can still be made. Due to Trudeaunomics, the Pattersons are poorer. They will be singing “I Got a Name”.

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    Back to Big Mike  4 months ago

    I don’t think there is a nicer sound in the world than a baby laughing. YouTube can be a wonderful thing sometimes.

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    JoAnnRobinson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Giggles!!! I remember them at whenever I look at my children’s and my grandchildren’s pictures. A treasured memory!

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    Sir Isaac  4 months ago

    When I was in grammar school us boys liked to swim up to the girls underwater and pinch their legs. Girls squealing and jumping out of the water…I wish I could keep that forever.

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    Emlyn Premium Member 4 months ago

    I still remember the first time my baby laughed. Now he is 46 . . .

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    edeloriea14  4 months ago

    April is so cute when she’s happy!

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    GreggW Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ever heard of a tape recorder?

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 4 months ago

    Truer words were never spoken, Elly.❤️

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Well, you have phone video cameras now to capture thr precious moments.

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