For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

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  1. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, almost 6 years ago

    They ALWAYS know!

  2. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 6 years ago

    But they don’t know what is missing! ummm, maybe they should help put toys in the box for Goodwill? Tell them, before Christmas, that they have too many toys and Santa can’t find room to put new ones.

  3. WebSpider

    WebSpider said, almost 6 years ago

    Tell them that Santa stopped by to pick up their old toys for repair at the North Pole so that he could give them to children less fortunate… and if Michael ever wants to get another present from Santa for Christmas, he better play along… :-)

  4. RadioTom

    RadioTom said, almost 6 years ago

    Meanwhile, you can link in to Radio X T Z - Sixty Hours of Christmas runs through midnight tonight; and even then, we’ll gradually taper off between now and 1/6; 1/7 will be the first day without ANY Christmas music since 11/26/10…


  5. MBowser

    MBowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    What do you mean no Christmas music from 11/26/10 ! It started here at Wal-mart before our Halloween candy was put out !

  6. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 6 years ago

    Our playroom is overflowing and I’ve warned them that toys will be going to other children. Now might be the best time to get rid of some others while they’re entranced with their new toys.

    Happy Birthday to me :-)

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 6 years ago

    lightenup, I’ll second that. Happy Birthday. (By the way, have you seen BC this morning? You share a birthday with one of the characters.)

  8. rowena28

    rowena28 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    This is child abuse. Parents need to let their kids know in advance what toys they are throwing out, not make them feel insecure by doing it secretly. My parents did this & it scarred me for life. I stopped speaking to them, and I refuse to go out except when I must in case something happens to my stuff. I go ballistic if anyone attempts to throw out anything of mine. I was horribly psychologically-damaged by this. It shaped my whole life. I can’t go out the door without panicking that something might happen to my stuff. I catalogue it, photograph it, inventory it – I have become obsessed with making sure not the littlest scrap of paper is touched. & this is ALL because my parents did this when I was a kid. I had a complete nervous collapse due to it & never recovered, even 40 yrs later. Today’s strip brings it all back, almost sending me into a panic. It’s awful, sick, twisted & cruel.

  9. Mirthiful

    Mirthiful said, almost 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Lightenup!! You’re one of my favorite commenters!

    Seriously Rowena? Child abuse? If you really believe that, then I guess it’s a good thing. It means you didn’t have to experience what real abuse is like. However, it does seem that you were quite spoiled and as an adult… you should probably seek some counseling to deal with this issue so that you can look at the positives of your childhood… like the fact that you had ANY toys at all! .

  10. ponytail56

    ponytail56 said, almost 6 years ago

    OH GET OVER IT! self rightous sniveling crybaby!

  11. dsom8

    dsom8 said, almost 6 years ago

    Can you say “sarcasm”?

  12. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 6 years ago

    Rowena!!!!!!! You don’t even know abuse. Your Grandma didn’t climb in the bathroom window with a switch. Your piano teacher didn’t make advances. The list goes on and on. Why don’t you flippin’ grow up you jackwagon.

  13. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    A month before Christmas, I would have to take one toy for every one on my list and put it in a box - to ‘make room’. Non-Toy items (clothes, games etc) were not counted towards this. (And my Hot Wheels/Matchbox collection was also not included which allowed me at one point to have over 300 DIFFERENT dinky cars)

  14. DewSolo

    DewSolo said, almost 6 years ago

    Lay off Rowena. I understand what she means.
    Child abuse is ANYTHING that makes a child afraid or ashamed, anything that makes a child feel worthless and/or stupid. Not all child abuse is physical. Not all child abuse is obvious to an outsider.

    And for all you Rowena-bashers know, she could have suffered from other forms of child abuse as well, but the stealing of her toys by her parents (and yes it IS stealing to throw out a child’s toys without the child’s knowledge) still hurts her as an adult more than beatings.

  15. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, almost 6 years ago

    When it was time to clean up, we told the kids any toys left out would be given away. We went around with a “pickup bag” after the playthings were supposedly cleaned up to collect anything left out.

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