12/18/17 A Mother’s Job Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent This strip will post during my sister visiting. I am guessing it is going well and we’re having a good time eating, hiking, and catching up. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 12/13/17 Private Business 12/20/17 Hwan Trains 13 Comments Leinglo December 18, 2017 at 12:09 am 2 years ago Honestly, I’d be less concerned about the table and far, far more about the big puddle of molten metal and/or plastic that has RUINED that carpet beyond all hope of recovery. Daremonai December 18, 2017 at 9:07 am 2 years ago Maybe she didn’t like the carpet? Herandar December 18, 2017 at 12:09 am 2 years ago Probably could’ve led with the third item, and spared the poor speaker and the innocent passerby. No need to be soooo dramatic, Joyce. Coyoty December 18, 2017 at 12:31 am 2 years ago I would advise against trying to put Joyce in a nursing home. Nathanyel December 18, 2017 at 3:00 am 2 years ago Penny has heir priorities straight. Personal property first, then the realization that mankind is not alone. Rikard December 18, 2017 at 6:40 am 2 years ago Ahhh, the joys of parenting! (Or should that be “Ahhh, the Joyce of parenting!”?) God Jul, from Rikard, Sweden Muzhik December 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm 2 years ago I love how in panel 6 you capture how both sides of the argument have blocked themselves off! I also like how this shows the danger of raising perfectly logical children who grow into adults without a sense of wonder. If you can’t wonder, then it’s a lot more difficult to imagine diverse and creative solutions. Penny’s reaction reminds me of the hunter who was so disgusted with his hunting dog. Sure, the dog could walk on water, but all that meant is that the dog didn’t know how to swim. Peter Rogan December 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm 2 years ago Well. Plainly the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Penny is logical enough to accept extraordinary proof for extraordinary claims. I blanch to think what would happen to the G.O.B. if Penny and her sibs encountered it. The Galaxy would not be the same. Probably a good thing. For all concerned. Gyffes December 19, 2017 at 9:03 am 2 years ago Wait — when did she/they get augmented?! Erhannis December 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm 2 years ago There was that one scene way back when, where she had to go to the med-bot for something, and it offered to give her superpowers, and she was like, “…sure, why not.” Christopher Baldwin December 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm 2 years ago Origin, and example 🙂 https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/01/25/012517-broken-leg/ https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/04/17/041717-kreebrick-petroglyphs/ Night-Gaunt49 December 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm 2 years ago Joyce knows she has to hit hard and fast to convince her daughter or else Penny will just think it was some kind of weird trick… Joyce Melton January 11, 2018 at 6:09 am 1 year ago I’ve met exactly one Joyce more than 10 years younger than me. Maybe this strip will make the name popular again. 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.