For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 2 years ago

    Children will take anything literally when it’s to their advantage.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Here, have some nice tofu flavored with kaolinite. And some rhubarb greens. And some… honey, why aren’t you eating?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good old green and yellow veggies.

  4. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That kind of jailhouse lawyering will get you a nice seat in the corner for an hour, kid.

  5. Tog

    Tog said, over 2 years ago

    I had real problems with cabbage when I was a kid. It was made worse by the fact that Dad grew some awful white, slimy variety which Mum boiled to death. Anyway, one Saturday lunch time there were the usual problems with me pulling my best Calvin faces. As a result I got sent out into the back lobby and wouldn’t be allowed in until I’d eaten the foul stuff. Salvation was at hand though. Aha! There were rows of Wellington boots in the lobby and a little cabbage in each solved the problem. Until they put the boots on by which time the cabbage was dried up and unrecognisable. Fifty years on the s ene remains clear in my mind. What a horrible kid I was.

  6. So  Lonely

    So Lonely said, over 2 years ago

    That is true,she just said"Till they are gone"from the table,and they were gone from the table.

  7. erma archer

    erma archer said, over 2 years ago

    @Tog

    not horrible, creative

  8. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    gotta love the childish innocence.

  9. Tog

    Tog said, over 2 years ago

    I did try that line in later years.

  10. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    my son used to put his peas under his plate and then push it down so I couldn’t see them, I finally just stopped serving him peas and to this day he hates peas. Personally I love them.

  11. A SAINT

    A SAINT said, over 2 years ago

    I still remember my mother catching me in this same act because the toilet didn’t flush everything down the first time!

  12. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 2 years ago

    @Jean

    You say potato; I say potato.
    You like peas, I also like pies.

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 years ago

    Broccoli’s not so bad – if it’s COOKED enough! Personally, I don’t care for vegetables that have the consistency of oak trees.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    There was a law in our house: if you didn’t like what was on your plate, it didn’t matter — you had to eat it all. This rule was enforced unless we were too sick to sit there or were absent altogether! My brother, Alan, was always trying to escape the likes of cold creamed peas, canned corned beef, or liver in gravy. He would hide a wad in his pockets or the cuffs of his pants and, convincingly full, would leave the table.


    Once he was being so gross at dinnertime, he was sent to his room to eat. He went happily and returned minutes later with a suspiciously empty plate. He said he had eaten everything, but there was evidence to the contrary; the gravy was scraped to the side of the plate and the toilet had just been flushed. With her hands on her hips, Mom accused him of lying, but he stuck to his story. It was his word against the gravy. She gave him “the glare” but he stared her down. Mom dragged Alan to the biff. She wanted to scope out the scene of the crime but found nothing to pin on him. The gravy trail was the only real evidence; the one thing that could trip him up. With Alan’s ear between her thumb and forefingers, she marched him brusquely back into the kitchen to resume her interrogation…and found our dad happily washing the dishes. The accused’s plate was clean. From that day on, the rule was altered to allow for differences in tastes and appetites. Once again, Alan had defied our mom, and Dad was a hero. Until then, even HE had to eat stuff he hated!

  15. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I remember this Sunday strip from Feb. 1984 – VEGETABLES ALL GONE, MA!

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