For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. sonny1

    sonny1 said, about 5 years ago

    So say the young.

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 5 years ago

    I think all parents of a new baby get caught up in the ‘new baby syndrom’…which tends to exclude or ‘slight’ those youngsters already in the home (not done deliberately, though). It takes conscious effort to ensure all siblings feel included…and this little guy needs to be hugged about now.

  3. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Aawww mommy still loves you Christopher!

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 5 years ago

    To go back to a time when that was the biggest problem…

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 5 years ago

    Aww… it’s not that they like him best. It’s just that babies are very needy and grown-ups have to do everything for them. You’re a big boy, and you can do things a baby can’t, but your parents love you just the same.

  6. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, about 5 years ago

    @kfccanada so true, I was a lucky kid. My step dad, when my kid sister was born started a special time set aside for me, I was 12. We ended up calling them daddy-daughter dates. Every Sat afternoon we would go run a few errands, grab lunch, and then go bowling or something. If dad was working on a sat, he’d take a 2 hr lunch so we could still go do something. Found out years later that my sister was envious of it.

  7. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Even though you prepare your first child for months before a new baby comes by including them as much as possible and telling them that their status as “the oldest” makes them more important than ever, you still can’t avoid the pain of jealousy. The absolute dependency of baby unavoidably pushes the older child aside. This is when partnership in parenting matters so much. The more hands and hugs and “I love you”s, the better!
    Too right you are Lynn! In my house, I was the ‘middle’ child, and being only 8, I was ‘too young’ to help my brother, and ‘too old’ to have my mother give a f..k about me any more (so she said.) Oh well, I’m 31 and haven’t seen her in 11 years.

  8. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, about 5 years ago


    Well said. Just telling them isn’t nearly enough. SHOW it.

  9. Jenn

    Jenn said, about 5 years ago

    Oh, child. Momma and Daddy will always love you. No matter what. Just like the baby, you have a special place in their hearts and that will never change.

  10. astar15

    astar15 said, about 5 years ago

    Save it for later, Chris…

  11. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 5 years ago

    Surprised she can say “Christopher”. ;-)

  12. shilohunited

    shilohunited said, about 5 years ago

    i’ll give u a hug, Chris

  13. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 5 years ago

    Lizzie can say “Christopher” but she can’t say “teeth”? That seems a little strange to me!

  14. AmariT

    AmariT said, about 5 years ago

    @GretchensMom: She can’t pronounce th, but she can pronounce t and f/ph. It’s not about the length; it’s about the letters.

  15. iced tea

    iced tea said, about 5 years ago

    Christopher’s lament about his parents loving his brother more, reminded me of the Smothers Brothers sketch when Tommy would say to Dick: “Mom loved you best!” Siblling rivalry is normal. My son threw an apple at his new baby brother once, Then he’d sit and tell the baby how much he loved him. My daughter was wild about her two little brothers. It all depends.

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