For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Earl  Wash

    Earl Wash said, over 6 years ago

    Heh, heh, heh…

  2. glenbeck

    glenbeck said, over 6 years ago

    Them kids will test ya ever step of the way….even after they fly the nest…somtimes

  3. NoahsMama

    NoahsMama said, over 6 years ago

    I think Anne needs to get a refund for that parent “uneffectiveness ” training! LOL! The only one who seems to be doing any training is Christopher. The most effective training anyone can undergo is called life. Roll with the punches, Anne. Too soon this time will be over and you’ll be tearing your hair out over something new Christopher’s done and wishing in vain you could come back to episodes like these. In the meantime, enjoy!!

  4. mcveinot

    mcveinot said, over 6 years ago

    Lesson learned: never show off your parenting skills in front of another parent. It never ends well, lol!

  5. Tanya

    Tanya said, over 6 years ago

    Ah, to be that age again…. when you could get away with practically anything and everyone found it cute!

  6. js305

    js305 said, over 6 years ago

    We had neighbors who didn’t spank. They don’t miss many visiting days at the jail now.

  7. catlady1

    catlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    With a kid that age, the way to avoid milk spills on the floor is to give him/her a sippy cup. Kids that age don’t have the coordination to not spill.

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 6 years ago

    js305 said, 37 minutes ago

    We had neighbors who didn’t spank. They don’t miss many visiting days at the jail now.

    You mean their kids are locked up with the really vicious ones, those whose parents thought spanking was the answer to everything?

    After this doesn’t mean because of this.

    And one size doesn’t fit all.

  9. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, over 6 years ago

    LOL! Make mommy do it again, Christopher. :-)

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 6 years ago

    Look how well he has her trained.

  11. pibfan868

    pibfan868 said, over 6 years ago

    I say that Elly is not putting Anne down, actually–Anne is pontificating at her, Elly is listening, and she’s seeing that the kids are still kids and have their own way of reacting, just like her kids do. So, I don’t have either person’s side here, Anne’s as full of assumptions as Elly.

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 6 years ago

    Well, that’s putting mommy in her place. Way to go, Christopher! You forgot to bonk her on her head with the glass, tho.

    And Anne has two more kids later, I believe.

  13. dsom8

    dsom8 said, over 6 years ago

    I think you’re reading too much into this, howtheduck. This strip is not about child-raising, nor is it Elly’s Handbook of Pediatrics. It is a comic strip that is intended to help us laugh at the circumstances in our own lives through sometimes-contrived situations with a 4th-panel punch line. I think if you look much beyond that, you are missing the fun and revealing a lot more about yourself than about Lynn Johnston - or the imaginary Elly and Jon Patterson.

  14. dkmfwtx

    dkmfwtx GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I agree dsom8 & pibfan868.

    I see this all the time in real life. Someone (including my wife and me) goes to a class, reads a book, and learns good things, but in the end kids are kids.

  15. Vinny Slagle

    Vinny Slagle GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    All the toddlers do that on purpose. They like to spill over their heads and faces with any drinks. I think it would be so funny but hate to clean up the spilling mess.

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