For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago

    And when would he have had the chance to do that, Elly? You kept telling him not to interrupt you.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    Nothing like ignoring someone with something to say…

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s always troubled me about this comic how hypocritical that Ellie often is. Not everyone had a mother who was a jerk to everyone around her.

  4. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Can’t get an edge in wordwise.

  5. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, almost 4 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I agree that Ellie is sometimes hypocritical but Lynn Johnston is basically portraying herself as a mother so therefore she is aware of her faults. That’s the way I interpret it anyway. And from what I have read on her Blog that does seem to be the case, certainly with these re-runs.

  6. chefwen

    chefwen GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Elly is such a biach! Love the smirk on Michael in the last panel.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Can’t Win!

  8. jessie wright

    jessie wright said, almost 4 years ago

    elly always the brunt of the strip?

  9. James

    James said, almost 4 years ago

    The reality of today’s comic strip is just stunning.

  10. Bill Case

    Bill Case said, almost 4 years ago

    “Zip it, Michael!”

  11. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    NEVER ever ignore a child when they say mom and you are in a public place………you might get more than just a good visit with a friend. Besides, why not just invite the friend to have lunch and take it to the park where the kids can play and you can visit and watch the little ones at the same time.

  12. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    I love Michael’s look in the next to last panel, kind of like a “there” now ignore me look. lol

  13. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 4 years ago

    Look at Michael’s face in the last panel. He clearly enjoyed being right.

  14. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    You do need to teach kids not to interrupt- otherwise, everyone will look at you like you’re a monster, because face it- kids don’t interrupt once. They interrupt all.the.time. It’s easy to forget what it’s like if you’re not in the midst of it. In fact, even at the park, it’s unusual to have 5- even 3- minutes in which children aren’t interrupting. Yesterday, I was at a park with just 4 of our 5 kids, and we’d generally get in 2 or 3 sentences before one of us was needed- and then they wanted pushed on the swings (they can swing alone) or shoes done, or pulled up on something or… It’s overwhelming, and I do understand Elly’s wish to talk for what could be 5 minutes (and know to Michael it would seem much longer and to Elly much shorter!).

    In our house, interruptions are all rude, and if we accidentally interrupt our children (unless they’re being really naughty of course), we apologise and ask them what they were saying, and tell our other kids not to talk over them. We at least try to respect everyone, though they know some people like teachers get extra attention and respect, because they’re trying to teach us (we show this also)

    Everyone is right in that you can’t win, neither as a parent nor as a child. You will always err somewhere!

  15. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @chefwen

    Agree. Forsooth! I was just going to say the same thing..

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