For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 2 years ago

    He’s as bad as his sister is! sigh

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    I concur.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN: Chag same’ach shel Chanukah (From Arye Uygur in Miami)

  4. flowerladytoo

    flowerladytoo said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember having a similar, one sided conversation with my son, many years ago on the same subject…just before he and his dad went shopping :-) This brought back a good memory!

  5. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, almost 2 years ago

    We once bought a cake to surprise my Mom for her birthday, telling my 4 year old sister it was a secret and not to tell her. As soon as Mom walked in the door, Sis blurted out “When can we cut the cake?!?!?” In her eyes, she didn’t tell Mom we had a cake—she just wanted to know when she could have some!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Both my kids loved to go Christmas shopping. They still do! Finding the right thing for the right person is exciting, and in our family, funny gifts are the best. One of the best gifts I remember as a kid was a skipping rope. With cardboard and glue my dad made the longest, thinnest box in the world. He placed the skipping rope in it full-length, then wrapped it and put it under the tree. For the life of me, I couldn’t imagine what it was, and when I opened it, I laughed and laughed. The parcel itself was almost better than the gift!

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    I would call it cute and spot on for some. Children can’t keep a secret. Once they hear it they feel so special and happy and ready to burst if they don’t blurt it out.

  8. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    I was assistant children’s choir director in my church a while ago. The head director was getting married and leaving, so I arranged to get a present and a card for the kids to sign and give her as a surprise in church the last time they sang with her. They all knew about it two weeks in advance and I was sure one of them would blab, but afterwards she told me it had taken her completely by surprise. I was amazed.

  9. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, to a three year old still getting the hang of language I suppose “telling” could mean “saying out loud”, and a “secret” could be “something you whisper”. So from her point of view, she might have been doing exactly what you told her to do.

  10. paulcfx

    paulcfx GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t think I ever met a child Michael’s age that used the word “parcel.” Must be the Canadian in him.

  11. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @paulcfx

    Maybe the Canadian kids are more advanced than they are down here.

  12. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    One time I told Santa Claus in front of my Mother what she wanted for Christmas. My Dad was missing overseas and I over heard the conversation so I asked Santa Claus if he could bring Dad back or at least give my Mother some news. One Christmas Eve who walks in but my Dad safe and sound. Okay, I guess that was a secret that was okay to tell Santa, but it worked!

  13. kaylawil

    kaylawil said, almost 2 years ago

    I took my little granddaughter into a store to buy a birthday present for her mom. After I convinced her that her mom didn’t need a toy, we settled on a pretty blue scarf. When we walked out of the store my daughter pulled up in her car. My granddaughter runs to her mom & says" We bought you a present. It’s not a guitar or a book. It’s a scarf." I said, “Sophie, I told you not to tell her.” She responded, “Well, I didn’t tell her what color….its blue!”

  14. Juders

    Juders said, almost 2 years ago

    My nephew went with his dad to get a Christmas gift for his mom. It was back in the 70’s when blue mountain pottery was popular. The item was a Canada goose and he didn’t tell her, but for days she wondered why he’d go around the house singing “canada goooooose….canada goose” lol

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This is why my 7 year old doesn’t know anyone’s gift ahead of time unless it’s also from her.

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