For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, over 1 year ago

    Since this is a Canadian strip and Canada is bilingual in English and French, I say to Elizabeth Patterson as well as to Lynn Johnston, “touché.”

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    One of the cute warm moments in this strip that brings out the awws in people.

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 1 year ago

    Elizabeth knows how to lay on a guilt trip.

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What female doesn’t, pouncy?

  5. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, surrre. Like kids that age can think that profoundly.

  6. suevanv

    suevanv said, over 1 year ago

    @Paula R. Stiles

    The saying “out of the mouth of babes” is very true. They say what’s in their hearts, and sometimes it’s amazingly profound.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 1 year ago

    Actually the thing is – they can do that to you without thinking at all!!

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: stiles

    Actually, yes. It’s not that most could write a book on philosophy, but that they haven’t learned to not speak their minds yet.
    .
    And then there are those of us that had to “dumb down” our speech to fit in. Couldn’t hide it all the time, though, such as being estimated to write at the 23rd grade level as a freshman. (If you think I’m kidding, read my 600,000+ word book set, national wave of foolishness.)

  9. KasparV

    KasparV said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    We all are impressed with not only your superior intelligence, but your modesty.
    Where do we line up to kiss your ring?

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My husband calls that “emotional blackmail”.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    She spends all day with Elizabeth. Going to a meeting that will probably last a couple hours is not neglecting her.

  12. heligmyer

    heligmyer said, over 1 year ago

    Right now, my four-year-old’s favorite thing to say when I come home from work is a plaintive “I missed you!” Love it!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    As a young working mom, I travelled for work more than I needed to. I kept a suitcase partially packed and I accepted everything from book signings to speaking engagements, thinking it was something I “had to do.” With great sitters nearby and in-laws down the road, I didn’t feel too guilty about leaving. In truth, the travelling was selfishly for me — I needed to get away. ..and, from time to time, my children pointed this out with great clarity.

  14. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, over 1 year ago

    One of the first things we learn has children:Our parents’ ‘buttons’.

  15. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    But Lynn, I didn’t do those outside activities and was not at all happy being a 24/7 mom. It seems that moms end up feeling guilty, no matter what we do.

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