For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, about 1 year ago

    Bravo, Elle!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    As I said yesterday, given the way that they undermine each other, I can’t see their marriage having worked. It would be one thing if Ellie was really joking, but given her track record, I imagine it’s a veiled slam.

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Michael is only eight years old and has a knack for getting himself in trouble at the drop of a hat. I’d say that 15 minutes is a generous amount of time to trust him to stay out of trouble.

  4. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nab, you can’t have had kids, or you trusted your wife to raise them. Her comment isn’t a slam (veiled or otherwise). It’s a comment based on reality.

  5. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 1 year ago

    I think Elly’s comment was a ‘double entendre’…a veiled comment that she didn’t trust her husband in Sue’s presence. Judging by the continued unabashed leer on John’s face, I’d say Elly had had enough of his drooling and wanted to end the situation in a very nice manner. She handled it well….in public; however, behind closed doors, thinks could get very heated at home.

  6. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 1 year ago

    @legaleagle48

    Yes.

  7. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 1 year ago

    @kfccanada

    In real life her husband didn’t act out the way he is protrayed in the comic strips.

  8. gkid

    gkid said, about 1 year ago

    John lacks character, he is unfaithful and does not deserve
    Elly, at all. She would make it if he left. Elly has a lot
    more on the ball than she realizes.

  9. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    You can tell how old this one is. Today, one hint a parent left a child Michael’s age at home alone, and Child Services would be called. Manys the time I would come home from school to an empty house when I was 11 or 12. We had neighbors; we just didn’t worry about it. That wouldn’t be tolerated today.

  10. James

    James GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It’s as long as Elle can trust her husband around the young, attractive librarian. And leaving an 8 yr old home alone is a little irresponsible.

  11. masnadies

    masnadies said, about 1 year ago

    My parents did that when I was 7 or 8, at a similar era to Michael’s. I was on my own after school by 9, and it was more the rule than the exception. A lot has to do with where you live. Our neighbours were out & about and looked out for each other. Anyone strange had been near our house and there would have been loads of people finding out why. It’s less safe nowadays, now that we’re more “cautious” but have lost so much of the community that used to look after us.

  12. KathleenMarie

    KathleenMarie GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    every kid is different. Michael seems a lot like my son and I would not leave him home alone for more than a few minutes.

  13. pixilcat

    pixilcat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’m thinking it is John she doesn’t trust.

  14. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    There is not a law in many states that says a child can’t be left home alone. Florida has the strictest guideline (not law) at age 18, which seems very conservative to me. Most of it depends on the maturity of the child and how the parents feel about it. Many of my child’s friends were left home starting at age 8, for an hour, and no one has ever complained or reported them.
    The ones who are usually reported are the kids who are put in charge of babies and toddlers at age 9. They’re too young to be left alone with babies at that age.

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    Bazinga!

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