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, over 3 years ago

    Never thought to leave a spare key under the mat, did they? (Hi, everyone, “backwards MORMON” here. Sorry I’ve absent for a about week. My profile went screwy somehow. So “templo SUD” my new GoComics name from now on.)

  2. Locura

    Locura said, over 3 years ago

    You laugh, but I’ve taught in schools where that’s the first thing kids check.

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Welcome back. The old “key under the mat” is no longer a safe option for the kids; it’s been overdone. Those too young to carry their own key should have a few neighboring “safe houses” where they can wait for your return. Nothing can replace your presence.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    This happened to our son (a high school student) the other day. Forgot his key and had to stay warm in the garage for a couple of hours till we got home. Won’t do that again.

  5. D W

    D W GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One time we came home from the store, finding my son outside waiting (he was about 15) during the summer. He complained that he had to wait outside without anything to drink. I pointed out the water hose to him….

  6. specinss

    specinss said, over 3 years ago

    It is amazing, they can forget their key, but always remember the cell phone.

  7. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    When my husband was 17 he went to visit his father in Europe for a few weeks. When he got home he found out that his mother had sold the house and moved out of state, left his stuff & his car at a friend’s house, and was gone without so much as telling him.

  8. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing like leaving your child out in the cold while you’re in a nice warm library, huh Ellie?

  9. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak said, over 3 years ago

    Stay outside Mike and go play in the snow. It’’ll do you some major good.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: templo SUD

    Welcome back. Actually, I’d thought your moniker was something in Russkiy.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I have to give credit to one of Aaron’s teachers for this punch line. Sheena told me that when one of her kindergarten students was severely ill, her class was comforted to see that her seat was still there. As long as her place in the class remained, they knew she was coming back.

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    “. . . was gone without so much as telling him.”
    Gee, a little hostility there, maybe?

  13. KathyMc

    KathyMc GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I gave my 11 yr old daughter a key to keep in her backpack. When my son turned 11 I would not give one to him. He is much less responsible with his things. I would not trust Mike with a key either.

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    You need some kind of option rather than leaving them out in the cold (or hot). If she or his dad will not be home when he gets home they need to give him a key. If he is irresponsible it may be partly due to a lack of parental skills. I think Michael would be responsible enough, he seems rather mature for his age most of the time.

  15. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, over 3 years ago

    It’s sad how things have changed. When I got home from school, the door was not locked. It was never locked because “someone in the family might need to come in and get something to eat”.
    PS. That was in the 1950’s.

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