For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. thisisretarded

    thisisretarded said, over 2 years ago

    That never happened in my house.
    I think I’m better for it. (I was the youngest)

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @thisisretarded

    Which is why I, as the oldest, have no sympathy for the babies. My brothers always got away with stuff that would have gotten me the death penalty!

  3. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Dominos is not a game for Elizabeth yet! Poor Michael!

  4. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Share, and share alike Michael….

    Just don’t share that Snot, - Sniff….

  5. glkailsik

    glkailsik said, over 2 years ago

    It teaches nothing to let the other win. And it isn’t fun to play to lose.

  6. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, sure, then as Elizabeth gets older, she’ll think she’s entitled to win and succeed at everything she tries. Kids are messed up enough today. Don’t make it worse!

  7. longandgreen

    longandgreen said, over 2 years ago

    Teaches nothing if they always get their way, Plus what r they learning if they always win. No wonder a lot of kids don’t get a long even as adults…

  8. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No fun being the biggest…until you are an adult; unless biggest means grossly rotund.

  9. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    Amen!

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m waiting for the middle kids to chime in now. The oldest gets to do everything first and they get everything new. The youngest might get away with more. It all evens out eventually. Personally, I think the important thing is that both kids learn how to treat their siblings with respect and kindness, even if they disagree with each other. That’s all I expect from mine, especially since my sister and I don’t get along at all, even now that we’re adults. Sad…

  11. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    game rules for redarmrest’s household:
    play fair, no cheating
    no quitting the game just because you are losing.
    be good sports (I taught all six of my nieces and nephews to shake hands and sincerely say “good game.” I’ll soon be teaching the seventh to do the same.)
    and the winner is not allowed to gloat.

  12. rundstyk

    rundstyk said, over 2 years ago

    Letting kids win – and even worse coercing elder siblets to let younger ones win – is some of the worst parental advice this comic has delivered til now. Hope your newly-born grandchild never will have to live with something like that in real life, Lynn Johnston.

  13. dwandelt

    dwandelt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I usually like this strip—a lot!—but this one couldn’t leave me colder. That little girl is going to grow up believing a fantasy, and when reality hits, it’s going to be very hard. Mom’s not doing her any favors.

  14. TheIrishInquisition

    TheIrishInquisition said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not entirely out of this zone yet; I’m 14, with a ten year old brother. So get used to it, Michael.

  15. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    family dynamics. what fun.

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