For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, over 5 years ago

    Do you ever become a professional parent?

  2. Montana  Lady

    Montana Lady said, over 5 years ago

    And, to top it all off…………….when our kids got to be adults, it turns out the “younger” sibling egged on the “older” one to result in the squabbles!!!!

    Go figure!

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 5 years ago

    Michael and Elizabeth getting verbally abused by Elly. What a shame.

  4. FrankenAaronStein

    FrankenAaronStein said, over 5 years ago

    My mom never yelled. She was THE genesis of the hairy eyeball. She also was into time outs and grounding.

    I remember one grounding vividly. She, like Elly, said “You’re driving me crazy!”

    I said “Short drive.”

    No soccer practice for a week. I learnt good.

  5. WebSpider

    WebSpider said, over 5 years ago

    Well, at least her shrieking voice has improved over time…

  6. collieflower

    collieflower said, over 5 years ago

    Sometimes kids DO drive you crazy!

  7. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 5 years ago

    I remember working the midnight shift, thinking that my working hours were making me too impatient with my children, and wasn’t home for fifteen minutes before I was yelling something like: “Why did you put the cat in the toilet?”

  8. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, over 5 years ago

    Most people think they’re professionals before they have kids.

  9. gofinsc

    gofinsc said, over 5 years ago

    Yelling takes longer, but it’s kinder than a 2x4 up side the head.

  10. serenasakitty

    serenasakitty said, over 5 years ago

    Good one prfesser That is so true.

  11. bubbabassett

    bubbabassett said, over 5 years ago

    Kids are professional at making you feel like the guilty party.

  12. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 5 years ago

    That’s why I’ve only got one!

  13. Mirthiful

    Mirthiful said, over 5 years ago

    I agree with Night Gaunt about Scuttlebutt.

    My kids are almost the same age as these and the fighting is driving me insane. I can spend the day with each one individually and never ever lose my temper. But put them together and they are crazy-making.

    I think you had the right idea Gretchensmom. :)

  14. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Did anyone mention, Michael was shouting at Ellie first? She didn’t immediately start shouting at him until he continued arguing.

    Sure, that doesn’t justify her shouting back at him, but many adults revert to childish behavior when they are shouted at.

    I’ll bet most of us who are parents have been there. I certainly would not call her outburst, verbal abuse. But for some reason, there seems to be a social taboo against women showing their anger.

    It is interesting that Ellie’s shouting seemed to work. Michael lowered his voice.

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 5 years ago

    And it usually is the youngest one that starts all the problems. They all believe that whatever they want is theirs, and they scream, MINE! Read a few strips of Curtis where his baby brother gets him in trouble. Of course, Curtis usually calls little brother such affectionate names as troll.

    So when does Michael come up with Lizard Breath for an affectionate name for Elizabeth? Liz and Beth being shortened versions of Elizabeth, I expect Lizzy to become Lizard Breath soon.

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