For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, about 4 years ago

    No, you don’t.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    dinners can’t all be winners…

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 4 years ago


    Perhaps, but with that death glare Elly was giving him, even John wouldn’t be dumb enough to say so!

  4. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 4 years ago

    If John didn’t comply, Elly looks like not only sending John to the doghouse, but also locking him inside and setting fire to it. What a burn!!

  5. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose said, about 4 years ago

    If looks could kill, John would be a dead man.

  6. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, about 4 years ago

    you could tell in panel 3 John wants to make a sandwich too but Elly’s look told him to eat what’s in front of him or ELSE!! At least this time he kept his mouth from making some smart A$$ remark like he normally does.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 4 years ago

    With that many unhappy people, maybe Elly should learn to cook.

  8. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 4 years ago

    Perhaps Ellie should just have John make suppers for a week or two so he can cater to his and the kids taste in meals. It seems to me that none of them appreciate Ellie or try to cooperate with meal prep.

    It’s easy to criticize because we don’t know her weekly food budget allowance. In the recent US economy…and elsewhere…people have been resorting to food stamps and having to stretch them by buying staples and other cheap items. I would guess she made a rice and veggie cassarole with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and celery etc. Kids would prefer peanut butter no matter what you cooked! I would’t have given in so easy because they probably make such a fuss no matter what she makes.

  9. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago


    I know my 7 year old daughter does! She doesn’t agree with much of anything anyone cooks.

  10. masnadies

    masnadies said, about 4 years ago

    True enough- my kids would happily eat sweet a PB&J 10 times a week and pizza and hot dogs the rest- almost never touching fresh fruits, veggies, lean meats or legumes (yes, a couple of the kids avoid even the ones they love to grow in the garden). But they almost never have that opportunity. Instead, they must suffer through salads or soups or stir-fry or any of hundreds of varied healthier options they are served.

  11. Jean

    Jean said, about 4 years ago

    No, Michael needs to eat what mom made for dinner, maybe on a smaller plate with smaller portions but after he eats the Mom made dinner, if he is still hungry, he can have a PB&J sandwich. Kids need to learn to eat what is made. She is not a short order cook

  12. rshive

    rshive said, about 4 years ago


    When my wife doesn’t like what I fix for supper, the inevitable reply is ’I’ll find something." We have a freezer well-stocked with White Castles.

  13. FrankenAaronStein

    FrankenAaronStein said, about 4 years ago

    My mom, apparently unlike like Elly, was a good cook. I don’t remember a bad meal ever. Some said yesterday that they’d take mushrooms over onions. I’m the opposite. No shrooms, but don’t hold the onion.

  14. crystalwizard

    crystalwizard said, about 4 years ago


    They’re more likely to be winners if the person cooking makes sure to cook what the people eating actually like – unlike a lot of parents that don’t pay any attention to what their children prefer.

  15. crystalwizard

    crystalwizard said, about 4 years ago


    yeah. Except she won’t since these strips are all in re-run because the author saw fit to abandon her fans months ago.

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