For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    That is why you don’t tell little kids about someone else’ presents at Christmas.

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    Doesn’t Elizabeth still think that santa Claus gives the presents?

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, almost 4 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Of course Elizabeth believes Santa gives the presents, but only the presents for kids. (Adults are on their own.)

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 4 years ago

    When I was a kid Santa brought most of the presents, but the adults also gave a few themselves.

  5. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    this is why I am not taking my grandchildren shopping for their parents until RIGHT before Christmas……less time for the youngest one to tell.

  6. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 4 years ago

    Never take the little ones shopping for a surprise.

  7. erma archer

    erma archer said, almost 4 years ago

    When i was about five, I asked my Mom why my parents bought gifts for grandma and grandpa, and other reletives but they didn’t get us kids anything. only Santa gave us presents. Which was when she also told me the truth about Santa.
    When my kids were small, we always gave them a couple of gifts marked from Mom and Dad too.

  8. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 4 years ago

    …and that is why you don’t take little kids shopping with you!!

  9. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago

    My brother used to either threaten or beat secrets out of us, my cousin and me. One time he threatened to knock over the tree and ruin everybody’s Christmas if we didn’t tell him what we knew.

  10. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago


    Yikes! How did he turn out?

  11. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 4 years ago

    good one

  12. CJBz

    CJBz said, almost 4 years ago


    Have you considered since Liz is a toddler, she has to go shopping with her mom and sees whatever she buys?? So Liz told her dad what mom got for him. When moms go shopping for the family, they don’t take children shopping with her – she finds a babysitter or have the kids stay with their father.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    When we were kids, my father would hold his hand, fingers down, under his chin and say “Ho ho ho”. We got the point.

  14. exturk

    exturk said, almost 4 years ago

    My wife said that when she was a little girl, she snooped and found the green dress mom had bought for her.
    Was she surprised when she opened up the package C’mas morning and it was a blue dress!!
    (Ma had decided to exchange it in the meantime)

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve told this one before, but when I was in, like, second grade, some of my classmates said they knew who Santa was. But they wouldn’t tell me. So I went home and told Mom this, and asked who Santa was. She said, “Do you really want to know?” I said I did, and she said, “It’s your mom and dad.”
    I thought to myself, “That makes sense!” and immediately felt grateful for everything they’d done to create that magic for me. I’ve read about some people’s lives being ruined by finding out the truth, going into therapy, suing their parents, etc. It’s all in one’s mindset, how he or she looks at things, and maybe dependent on how they’ve been treated in other areas.

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