For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I can laugh at this stuff ‘cause I don’t have kids.

  2. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    Neither do I, thankfully! And, I don’t usually question intelligent-parenting, and that this is a strip, but, WTH was Ellie thinking leaving those things on the floor, when she has small children and a dog?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    I was painting some props in the back yard. Had newspapers spread out to protect the grass. Splotches of wet paint all over them.
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    The next-door cat came over.
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    Next thing I know he’s right up to me, having walked over the paint. Painted paws.

  4. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jenn

    I normally defend Ellie from the hateEllie group, but I have to agree with you. What was she thinking?? She has an older child, didn’t she learn from him of what to expect from a young child?

  5. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 2 years ago

    Toddlers, paint and walls: One of the strongest forces in the Universe!

  6. Paula R.  Stiles

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

    She left them on the floor? That was dumb.

  7. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 2 years ago

    and thus we remember the phrase “Keep Out of the Reach of Children” no longer applies to just medication. Especially with a toddler in the house!

  8. Slywlf

    Slywlf said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I would occasionally use the floor of my studio if I had larger illustrations to sort through – or to dry. Art supplies are a magnet for kids, and mine were often in the room looking for scrap paper and other things they were allowed to have. One time I did have posters drying on the floor and Katie did accidentally walk on them. Fortunately they were dry, but she was so upset, she cried. Today she is an artist, too – so even then, she had respect for original art!

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 2 years ago

    @joel

    She still should’ve had enough sense to put them in another room and close the door on Lizzie and the dog.

  10. Foxglenlea

    Foxglenlea said, almost 2 years ago

    Kids open doors too:)

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I would occasionally use the floor of my studio if I had larger illustrations to sort through – or to dry. Art supplies are a magnet for kids, and mine were often in the room looking for scrap paper and other things they were allowed to have. One time I did have posters drying on the floor and Katie did accidentally walk on them. Fortunately they were dry, but she was so upset, she cried. Today she is an artist, too – so even then, she had respect for original art!

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jenn

    There was no place else to put them. How would you handle this dilemma?

  13. Senex

    Senex said, almost 2 years ago

    There’s an echo in here…

  14. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jenn

    And, I don’t usually question intelligent-parenting, and that this is a strip, but, WTH was Ellie thinking leaving those things on the floor, when she has small children and a dog?
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    The humor of this comic strip is oftentimes based on poor parenting decisions by Elly. I think when you are writing a comic strip, it’s hard to tell when you cross the line from “That was something that could happen to me as a parent” to “That was something I would never do as a parent.” The problem is that when you cross that line, it’s not as funny.
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    The best thing about this forum is you can tell from the comments which readers are on which side of that line.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @howtheduck

    Sometimes you have no choice.

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