For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 4 years ago

    I’m sure thousands of moms can identify with this strip today. It certainly touches the heart.

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 4 years ago

    @kfccanada

    And they never really do let go completely, even when the kids are adults with families of their own. That’s just the way parents are! :-)

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 4 years ago

    A different form of separation anxiety.

  4. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 4 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    There was a movie called “Parenthood” in about 1989. It was a comedy, but Steve Martin had one line that said it all: “There’s no end zone in parenthood. You’ll never get to cross the goal line and spike the ball and listen to the crowd cheer. You just get on a roller coaster and you NEVER got off.”

  5. Gator007

    Gator007 said, about 4 years ago

    @kfccanada

    And Dads too

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 4 years ago

    I can relate to this strip. Our daughters are 7-1/2 and 10, and the letting-go doesn’t get easier as they get older, but is necessary. We just keep the old saying in mind: roots & wings.

  7. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, about 4 years ago

    Your kids are children for only a few years.
    But you are a parent forever.

  8. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Mothers are like that…yeah they are”.

  9. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 4 years ago

    Wasn’t this the same kid that pitched a fit about going there not that long ago? There is a lesson somewhere in that for mothers, I think.

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 4 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    Wait until they start driving. That was my hardest letting go point. You want to give them wings but please keep the tires on the road.

  11. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 4 years ago

    @summerdog

    Yes, but when Elly came to pick Elizabeth up at the end of the day, Elizabeth’s response was “Who?”

  12. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 4 years ago

    @wndrwrthg

    I learned a long time ago that a mother starts worrying about her child from the moment she finds out she’s pregnant — and she never stops. I’m almost 52, and I KNOW my mother still worries about me! :)

  13. Jo P

    Jo P said, about 4 years ago

    Oh that is an easy one: to give them interaction with other kids, to get acclimated to germs outside the familly environment before they start school, and in the case of the last kid, to be convince they are okay before scouting for a job. I did all these for my kids, it was normal modus operanti 20 years ago. Still is with some of my young coworkers. My friend just got her kid to kidergarden cause she was to spoiled by her grandparents and did not have social skill at age 3.

  14. Bman73

    Bman73 said, about 4 years ago

    @luckylouie.. wow, martin’s line was a jumble of metaphors wasn’t it? football to a theme park?

  15. Bman73

    Bman73 said, about 4 years ago

    this comic really shows it’s age, as we see elizabeth (probably 4?) jumping out of the FRONT seat of the car herself… no child car seat back then :)

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