For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, almost 4 years ago

    Got that right, kiddo. And some nights take forever.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    I have a feeling that dad is going to make things all better.

  3. gkid

    gkid said, almost 4 years ago

    Uh…get another one?

  4. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s Christmas, after all. “Daddy Claus” will probably bail him out with a new one… lesson learned!

  5. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    poor kid but Mom would love it no matter what, Mom’s are like that. My mother always said the best gift she ever got was the jump rope my 5 year old daughter bough, for her 65th birthday.

  6. Sharon White

    Sharon White said, almost 4 years ago

    reminds me of when the kids were small and they ACCIDENTALLY managed to break every pretty thing I had

  7. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, almost 4 years ago

    I know all too well about those long, stressful nights…but, for myself now, the stress is often financial issues…

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 4 years ago

    This is a lesson Michael needs to learn: Be responcible for your actions. Tommorrow, Dad needs to take hime back to the store and use Michael’s money to buy mom a new one.

    NightGaunt: what did Lynn Johnston say about this one?

  9. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    Glad everyone has calmed down. A hard night feeling guilty and unsure can be a good thing. When John has time to think, he gets a lot wiser. Not much in the notes today.

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Mom was a master at repairing things. She could glue and sand and paint and varnish almost anything so that the crack, chip, or missing piece was restored. This meant that anything broken at the store that was salvageable, made it’s way home. We had, therefore, a plethora of pots, vases, statuettes, and collectible objects strategically placed about the house. At the time, smoking was fashionable. On every table, armchair, and bookshelf was an ashtray with a butt in every one. Dusting the china and cleaning the ashtrays was often my job, and when I got to be a teenager, I swore that when I had a place of my own, it would have no bric-a-brac or dust-collecting junk anywhere. That was then. I now have my share of detritus but it’s all in cabinets and there are no ashtrays!

  10. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, those nights definitely stink.

  11. comedynut

    comedynut said, almost 4 years ago

    Dad,get out the wallet and buy another if you can find one.

  12. rowena28

    rowena28 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Looks like John is not going to use this opportunity to teach Michael a lesson in personal responsibility. Bad parenting.

  13. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, almost 4 years ago

    Dad’s gonna buy a new one & treat it as a miracle healing.

  14. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 4 years ago

    All of you who think Michael needs a “lesson”,
    Lighten Up, it"s Christmas.

  15. BillJ-MN

    BillJ-MN said, almost 4 years ago

    There are plenty of opportunities during a child’s life to teach lessons in responsibility. Children make a lot of. mistakes. Sometimes it’s ok to make some allowances for immaturity and just go ahead and fix things.

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