Ever since my older daughter was six months old, I've been reading bedtime stories to my kids. Their main ones were "Goodnight Moon" and a few of the Berenstein Bears books. If I even TRY to skip reading to my kids, they let me have it! Then you get the flip side-it got to where my older daughter had the books memorized and started reciting the sentences one beat ahead of me. I'd put up with it for a few minutes, then finally I'd protest, "Look, who's reading this story here?" to mad giggles from my daughter! She thought that was the funniest thing in the world, and while sometimes annoying, it added some fun to bedtime!
Amanda, Maryland, USADear Lyn: I have for years followed your comic strip. I remember when Elizabeth nearly drown. I'm 72 and there has been times I foget things, but I love your strip. John loves his trains (lol)me too. Lyn back in 1999 you sent me a picture you drew for me. I love it dearly Thanks Tyler
Tyler CummingsI was concerned when you took the strip back to when the children were young. I should not have been. I love it even more and can easily identify with it. Please don't let them grow up--ever. It's the first comic strip I read every day. Just love it!
SY AlabamaIt's too bad that some readers were "disgusted" at the content of a comic strip.
Geri CAmanda's story brought back a memory: My brother was reading to his 3-yr-old nephew (my nephew as well). The ol' skipping a page did not work. The boy protested even tho paraphrasing was used to ease the gap. The next exchange went something like this: How do you know? 'Cause I can read the book. Aw, you just have it memorized. Nah ah, I can too read. Here, read this newspaper! Which the boy proceeded to do. He's a computer whiz of some kind now.
Betty, TucsonI really enjoyed today's strip (Monday Sept 10). In 1971 I was a Student Teacher for second grade students in a small town outside Albany, NY. It was very funny when I went to the store and saw one of my students. They usually could not understand why I was there. But the funniest incident I ever had was when I was at the sink in the Ladies Room in a resturant. One of my students came in and saw me. In a loud squeaky kid's voice she yelled out to her Mom- "I didn't know teachers went to the potty". Needless to say, the mother turned bright red and we all had a good laugh.
Fran Stratford, CTIn the Sunday, September 9, 2012 strip, Lynn's comments say she dropped "toys into the biff." What's a biff?
Jim Inman, Bloomington, INHi Jim! "The Biff" is slang for toilet. Are we the only ones who use this term? Some at http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2012/09/10 (the http://fborfw.com/strip_fix/2012/09/monday-september-10-2012.php strip) are wondering what's being depicted in the lower-right of the 2nd panel.
MBHi MB! Very good question!!! Ummm, well... It does look quite odd here. It looks like who ever coloured this strip (some one at the syndicate -- not one of us here) must have made a boo boo. Perhaps it was coloured in a hurry. Maybe they thought this was part of his arm when it is really his pants. Ooops. Oh well. It's good for a Monday morning laugh!