For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sometimes, you just have to let them win, Elly. If she wants to wear the red hat, let her wear the red hat!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 4 years ago

    Red and green go together. Anyway what does it matter for a child? But then mothers think about such things and try to steer us into what they think is right.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lizzy sees through the b.s.

  4. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, almost 4 years ago

    For Pete’s sake give her the red hat… Sheesh!!

  5. SillyStuff

    SillyStuff said, almost 4 years ago

    Week before last, Lizzie was “boo”. And Elly, you can keep track of her in the red hat. White is too much like the snow. I vote “red”.

    You go, Lizzie. I love it.

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Elizabeth will be like any female: her mind is made up and nothing can change it until she changes her mind. If Ellie had put on the red hat in the first place, Lizzie would want the white.

  7. AZLILSIS

    AZLILSIS said, almost 4 years ago

    I love the expression on Lizzy’s face in the 7th block, Lynn really knows body language and facial expressions and how to capture them.

  8. oish

    oish said, almost 4 years ago

    …and your momma dresses you funny!

  9. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    There are very few times when I make my kids match. Mostly, they can pick their own clothes if they want, and put them on. We’ve gone out with purple and orange, we’ve gone out with shirts backwards and inside-out. The kids were very proud to do things themselves.

    That said, sometimes (like at holidays, for church, etc) we do have formal-clothes rules when things have to mostly match and be appropriate

  10. Miba

    Miba said, almost 4 years ago

    I dunno, I think the red hat looks fine with the snowsuit. Besides, you probably shouldn’t let children wear white anyway. I won’t even let my husband wear white.

  11. wnalle

    wnalle said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn obviously must have read the children’s book “Red is Best.” I don’t remember the author’ name, but I do remember that she’s Canadian, and the illustrator too. Or did she read Lynn’s strip first? The only thing for sure is that it’s a clear case of Canadian cultural incest.

  12. Mirthiful

    Mirthiful said, almost 4 years ago

    We have often left the house with my daughter wearing rubber galoshes and a tutu. I don’t care much about what people think. She likes it.

    On the other side, I have used Ellie’s trick before. My gal refused to let me put her hair back… she’s got long hair and it would get into everything… until one day, I asked her if she wanted “princess hair” and that’s when she let me start putting her hair in a pony tail with barrettes.

  13. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago

    Complex, shmomplex, ladyfingers86. It’s more a recognition that a parent has to pick his or her battles!

  14. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 4 years ago

    Re. the “silhouette” drawings of yesterday’s strip……

    It’s the fault of the person who colored the strip, people! Someone look in their old books of the strips in black and white. I’ll bet you a dollar the the images were all black with no color on the clothes. The colorist colored in the clothes by mistake. The images were supposed to be background silhouettes.

  15. prfesser

    prfesser said, almost 4 years ago

    Friend of mine complained about his 3-year-old waking him @3AM for “chokwat milky.” He spent nearly two hours trying to convince the kid that a glass of water was “chokwat milky.” Ended up making the chokwat milky anyway.

    Sometimes parents just pick the wrong battles to try to win.

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