Um…

Cidu Bill on Jan 30th 2013

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Has anybody ever referred to a single person adopting a child as “having a child out of wedlock”?

(and of course this rerun strip carries some unintentional foreshadowing, since years later Lila will adopt Annie)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Meaning of Lila, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Um…”

  1. Nitric Acid Jan 30th 2013 at 03:35 pm 1

    Well, there’s “having a child” and having a child….

  2. PeterW Jan 30th 2013 at 04:07 pm 2

    It’s still pretty nontraditional to encourage a single mother to adopt. She’s probably just using the phrase to highlight how odd it is.

  3. James Pollock Jan 30th 2013 at 05:08 pm 3

    “Grandma” hasn’t thought it all the way through. When “mom” walks around with “child” amongst people who know she isn’t/hasn’t been married, what are they going to assume?

  4. jajizi Jan 30th 2013 at 09:35 pm 4

    I think she’s using that phrase to be sarcastic.

  5. Mark in Boston Jan 30th 2013 at 11:03 pm 5

    Paula Poundstone is my favorite single mother raising several adopted children.

  6. DemetriosX Jan 31st 2013 at 05:54 am 6

    I think she’s using the phrase as a way of deterring this line of attack from her mother. If she’s as old-fashioned as Lila implies, then the phrase “A child out of wedlock” ought to at least give her pause.

  7. Powers Jan 31st 2013 at 07:31 am 7

    The idea of Lila being approved to adopt a child is unnerving.

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