For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    John never ceases to amaze me. It’s like he’s an outsider in his own family….not realizing how involved Ellie is with looking after the kids.

  2. sameyers

    sameyers said, over 3 years ago

    Many involved parents wouldn’t want to work with other peoples little darlings. I think that’s what John meant.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    From the mouths of babes… Since they haven’t learned to be PC or to be “tactful” it’s amazing how often kids tell the truth about something that the adults don’t want to admit.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    It’s often easier to get along with people other than family.

  5. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  6. AlexPK85

    AlexPK85 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s called being glib mycoralee, this strip has been one of my favorites over the years. Good clean humor with the occasional snarky comment, if your desire is to not read this strip, your loss. I love Lynn Johnston"s take on real life.

  7. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think the boy was just truthful. Parents are more careful about other kids. And I’v rarely seen the kids disrespectful to their parents. They let off opinions to each other.

  8. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Every kid always thinks their parent is the “meanest”. Since I think parents should actually PARENT and not be their kids’ friend, I’m fine with that.

  9. Bethy85

    Bethy85 said, over 3 years ago

    1. This is just a comic strip so lighten up. If you take comic strips this seriously I’d hate to see how you handle real life. 2. The time period Lynn was raising her kids, there was an explosion of women who thought they had to have it all. They had to have the career and the husband and the kids and the kids had to have 15 different activities to attend every day and with all the running around women developed something doctors tried to call “Hurried Women Syndrome” which just meant that DUH we can’t do and have it all and do and have it all well! Something is always neglected, whether it be actual quality time with those precious children you gave birth to and then shipped off to daycare or hired a nanny to look after or the husband who misses intimacy. Ellie is trying to have it all and you never see her actually playing with her children. It’s no wonder Michael said what he said. But I digress because it’s just a comic strip ;)

  10. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, over 3 years ago


    Sometimes John is just there to set up a punchline. Today’s panel 2 is an example of that- setup comment, response, zinger. It’s the funny pages, don’t over think it kfccanada.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    That’s how it usually is. She has to prove that her own kids get no special favours so she will treat them worse than the others. I remember my mother doing this. Being nice and sweet to other kids and mean to me and how much that hurt.

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

    the kids at the library haven’t seen her without makeup and really tired either

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    Wow, if your kid says what Michael says about his own mother, you are doing something wrong.

  14. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago

    Because he’s seven years old, and seven year old boys ARE utter beeeep holes.

  15. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago


    stands up and applauds wildly

    SING IT, BROTHER!!!!!!! TESTIFY!!!!!!!!!

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