For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, the child’s interpretation of “pin cushion.”

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 1 year ago

    Kids DO the darnedest things.

  3. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, they’ll definitely be able to find them there. What a pain in the butt! ;-)

  4. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, over 1 year ago

    Thus Elly learns not to leave certain things down, and After the spanking, Lizzy learns not to touch mommy’s things. That’s how it worked in my house.

  5. P Partridge

    P Partridge GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    I prefer the term “rectalgia”

  6. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There goes John, sticking his foot in his mouth agai- oh wait! A new topic!

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Our old chesterfield became the repository for all kinds of flotsam – some of it dangerous, like matches and needles. I was always careful to work my fingers into all the crevices before declaring it bounce-worthy. Here’s a story my dad told us: A friend of his once stepped on a small needle. It went so far into his foot that he couldn’t get it out. He left it there and forgot about it. A number of years later, he found a bump on his knee and when he scratched it, out came the needle! Is this possible? I don’t know! Maybe someone out there can tell me.

  8. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Oh, C’mon, Susan. This is a comic strip. Leave your judgement at the door and enjoy the moment. Of course it was a careless thing to do with a toddler running around the house, but the point is how Elly learns her mother lessons.

    If you are looking for a comic strip about how to be a politically correct mother in 2012, then there are other places you might want to try. If you are looking for a classic comic strip about the joys and sorrows of a family as it grows from day to day, then sit back and enjoy the show.

  9. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, over 1 year ago

    that’ll help her to remember where she left them

  10. wroady

    wroady said, over 1 year ago

    I agree with you Brewwitch, I was under the impression that comic strips were meant to bring a brief moment of humor into life. That by their very name and definition they shouldn’t even be taken seriously, much less compulsively obsessed over and judged as proper or lacking.

  11. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 1 year ago

    I believe that Lynn lives in the real world, not the sanitized version that so many people think we need. If you have two kids and a life, it’s not always possible to make things 100% safe. You just do your best.

  12. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I believe it is possible. My mother had a metal sliver go in her foot and a couple of years later it came out in the opposite side of her foot.

  13. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 1 year ago

    My great aunt swallowed a golden needle in Ireland around 1900. In 1963, she felt a sharp pain on a San Francisco trolley – she was taken to the hospital and it was found. point out trying to make its way through the ab wall.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    Non-absorbable objects can get a protective coating of facia (like the membrane around muscles) and can be pushed around by muscle action to parts elsewhere, and they do occasionally emerge as described. Interesting the ways the body has of protecting itself. Unfortunately, rape-induced pregnancy is not one of them, despite some political physiology doctrines.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    @wroady

    I was under the impression that comic strips were meant to bring a brief moment of humor into life. by their very name and definition they shouldn’t even be taken seriously, much less compulsively obsessed over and judged as proper or lacking.
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    There are people who are unable to grasp the concept that something could be called by a name it is not. I am amazed anyone could draw the conclusion that comic strips by the definition of their name are intended only to bring humor into life. I would think anyone familiar with classic comic strips like “Mary Worth” or “Dick Tracy” or “Prince Valiant”, would know that not every comic strip is supposed to be funny. Do you pick up a Baby Ruth candy bar and get confused because there is no baby named Ruth under the wrapper? Of course not. Comic strips got their name during the 1880s because they were originally produced in imitation of weekly humor magazines called “comic weeklies”. The art form eventually evolved to story-telling (as For Better or For Worse does), but the name remained the same.

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