For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Such a hard life Michael. Time to go somewheres else for fun or play outside.

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, almost 2 years ago

    Doesn’t t mean the boys can’t play quietly in Michael’s room. IMHO, Ellie should set aside a quiet time to do her work after supper when the kids have had time to let off steam during the day and could watch TV or play games.

  3. Paula R.  Stiles

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

    @kfccanada

    She is setting aside a quiet time to do her work—right now.

  4. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 2 years ago

    The only times my mother would deny me or any of my siblings bringing a friend into the house was if she was really sick…which was just about almost never.

  5. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Get a house with doors, does wonders.

  6. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak said, almost 2 years ago

    Play outside it’s better for you and a lot more fun. Or go get a job shoveling snow.

  7. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m not really understanding why she’s not letting Michael bring his friend in to warm up. If they make noise, she can always toss them out.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Like my mom, I welcomed my kids’ friends into the house all the time. On the odd occasion when it just wasn’t convenient, I was the villain. It was “No fair!” I wondered what the kids said about moms who never let friends come in — even to use the bathroom.

  9. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 2 years ago

    good idea is to give a few little chores to the kids and then they can hangout!!

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Sometimes this works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes having my kids’ friends over keeps them occupied and out of my hair. Other times, I spend way too much time feeding them, cleaning up after them, and/or helping them do things (or they are tearing around the house being wild).

  11. L Nelson

    L Nelson said, almost 2 years ago

    He’s little now, but when he gets older she’s going to wish he brought his friends home, that way she can know just where he is!
    Of course, since he is little now, she ought to take some time to enjoy him.
    Just a comic, just a comic, just a comic…but parents should take heed!

  12. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s called “quality time” guys.

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    The interesting thing about Elly’s work is that before she comes home, Michael is left waiting outside and then after Elly comes home, Michael has to go outside. Either way, Michael ends up outside in the coldest month of the year. Gordon’s house with his alcoholic parents is not going to be an option, so I have the feeling the boys are going to have to find someplace warm to go, which Elly may not like and she will (once again) pay the price for her decision.

  14. iced tea

    iced tea said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks like they have to go to Gordon’s house. That’s the downfall of winter, kids want to play inside their friends homes and a lot of times, it just isn’t convenient for the parents.

  15. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, almost 2 years ago

    @kfccanada

    Oh please. This is a comic strip. Give your politically correct, 2013 analysis of Ellie’s parenting skills a rest.

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