For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 2 years ago

    They can run today’s strip on Mother’s Day.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    True enough. It hasn’t been that long ago Elly declared when Michael was honest about stealing a scarf from a store for her, that was the best gift he could give her (his honesty, not the scarf). If she liked that, then she should really like this glass angel gift.

  3. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    So true, Michael … Moms are like that.

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 2 years ago

    And once again, we see the brighter side of John.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 2 years ago

    John isn’t a bad guy. He just need to get it together more often and get his foot out of his mouth!

  6. cmd13

    cmd13 said, almost 2 years ago

    Unless you had my mom who’d re-gift your present right back to ya on your birthday! “Bitter, party of one?” … “Oh, that’s me..”

  7. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 2 years ago

    True, my Mother would accept any gift from a store but if I brought home a hand made ornament for the tree before Christmas break, it went straight into the garbageo—’I’m not going to have that trash on my tree’.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    @IndyMan

    how sad, my mom had all the goofy handmade ornaments we made and I had all the ones my kids made, still have a few of them, and they are on my tree every year.. Most of them have gone back to nature, I mean a peanut made into a Reindeer can only last so long then it just turned to dust with pipe cleaners. I had a whole collection of those glass figures for years, all gifts from my son but they got broken, one by one so I only have one left and it is way up high now.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That is sad, IndyMan. I treasure the ornaments that my kids made more than the ones bought from the store. And anything else they make has a place of honor.

  10. rusty gate

    rusty gate said, almost 2 years ago

    Now, as for John, on the other hand, the expectations are higher. Having been in both roles, the hubby has more expected of him (fairly I suppose).

  11. shapmandoo

    shapmandoo said, almost 2 years ago

    I have all my kid ornaments they made me in school also my grandkids ornaments they made in school also the ornaments they all made when not in school and a few of my pick up kids that drifted in and out of our lives. Yup I have a really full tree. It causes guests to check it out carefully. Garbage? What a sad excuse for a Mom. Indy Man you should have been one of my kids.

  12. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 2 years ago

    @rusty gate

    It’s one of those universal Laws of Conservation, like the conservation of mass and energy. A wife/mother’s total expectation regarding gifts must be conserved. If she has very generous expectations for the children, it stands to reason that the expectation of the husband must be that much more strict. In families with several children, the expectation transferred to the husband can exceed the theoretical maximum that any single human being can meet. This creates something like a black hole, into which all gifts and favors fall, but no appreciation can ever exit.

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    The motto of Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly is ‘Flowers Before Food’. There are times of the year, and times of one’s life, when that is the correct priority…even though some people would dismiss the sexual organs of plants as ‘sorta dumb’.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    It’s true. I loved every gift my kids gave me — especially the ones that were made by hand!

    -
    Moms are nice that way.

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 2 years ago

    @IndyMan

    I still have two walnuts painted red with white beads for seeds on my tree every year. My son made them in preschool. He’s 35 now.

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