For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. OpenWings

    OpenWings said, about 7 years ago

    There does seem to be a touch of the guilt-trip coming from Anne here…..

    Maybe it’s just because there’s nothing Anne would like better than to be able to “get away” for a week like Elly.

  2. mroberts88

    mroberts88 said, about 7 years ago

    No she doesnt, she is just helping. On another note, I’ve heard the Buffalo Bills (NFL) want to move to Toronto, anyone have an opinion on this?

  3. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 7 years ago

    Elly’s guilt and insecurity is getting more and more irritating. Did we actually enjoy this stuff the first time around?

  4. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 7 years ago

    Oh, it’s only for a week. Anne is just trying to reassure Elly and encourage her that everything will be fine.

  5. Avolunteer

    Avolunteer GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    first time around we were living it along with her. It is only as we have matured past it that we realize how silly our fears were back then. Probably there are many of us “boomers” who don’t enjoy remembering the less comforting aspects of those times.

  6. sagetea

    sagetea said, about 7 years ago

    Well said Avolunteer.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 7 years ago

    I wouldn’t worry that she thinks I’m irresponsible, but I’d wonder when she would want me to return the favour and babysit her kid.

  8. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 7 years ago

    The Bill’s seem to have let down their loyal fans for years and years. Time for those fans to let them go.

    I read today’s strip as Elly full of guilt, and Annie full of wanting to help and just being a good friend and neighbor. May we all be so lucky. And Annie is getting paid. She mentioned that fact a while back.

  9. bald 716

    bald 716 said, about 7 years ago

    some times you need to get away from the kids fora little while, it helps one to realize just how much they mean to you

  10. Autumnglory

    Autumnglory said, about 7 years ago

    I see a lot of myself in this - even if friends or family are verbalizing support for me taking care of myself so I can be a better mom, I still project my own insecurities behind their words.

    So many moms feel this even today - I cannot IMAGINE how it must have felt when this strip first ran, when the June Cleaver ideal stay-home mom was still very much the norm! ::shudders::

  11. Evirtinkelbell

    Evirtinkelbell said, about 7 years ago

    Elly is just feeling what all mothers feel at one time or another, my grandmother felt it, my mom felt it and so on.

  12. Comic-Nut

    Comic-Nut said, about 7 years ago

    Toronto; don’t take the Bills! I used to date a girl from Buffalo and her family were all loyal Bills fans, but they were also very critical of members of the team. I can just see any Toronto Bills fans, “ho hum … lost another superbowl, lost another game. Why did we get this team?” Get a real NFL team Toronto! OR better yet, centrally locate a new NFL franchise between Toronto, Hamilton and London, say in Kitchener-Waterloo. You would get the most fan base attendance ever.

  13. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 7 years ago

    June Cleaver? Wasn’t she an axe murderer? ;-)

  14. mroberts88

    mroberts88 said, about 7 years ago

    Macush, you have a good point, when is she going to ask for a return on the favor?

    I’m surprised. No one wants the Bills. Man, I’m glad no ones talking about the Cowboys like that.

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 7 years ago

    Coffee-Turtle: Only in the summertime.

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