For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years 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. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    Elizabeth knows how to lay on a guilt trip.

  3. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

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

  4. suevanv

    suevanv said, almost 4 years 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.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

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

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years 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.)

  7. KasparV

    KasparV said, almost 4 years ago


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

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    My husband calls that “emotional blackmail”.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 4 years ago

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

  10. heligmyer

    heligmyer said, almost 4 years 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!

  11. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, almost 4 years ago

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

  12. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, almost 4 years ago

    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.

  13. abbatis

    abbatis said, almost 4 years ago

    Aww, Mom… you missed your chance. I would have looked the conniving little punk in the face and said “it’s a tie right now; behave while I’m gone and see if you can come out ahead!”

  14. jungleman

    jungleman said, almost 4 years ago

    I have a five year-old granddaughter that says things of this caliber. Yes, young ones can think deeper than we give them credit for. We have forgotten a lot of what we were then!

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    howtheduck: She might be on the library board or have business before it. Since the librarians tend to be there as well, they can hardly have it during library hours.

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