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

    um… touché?

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    In other words, he’d have done it whenever he felt like getting around to it — he just didn’t have enough time to feel like getting around to it!

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    Makes perfect sense to me!

  4. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He’ll have enough time now she’s home to give him “motivation”!

  5. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    @Paula R. Stiles

    Yep. Motivation by the seat of his pants!

  6. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    when my middle child was in HIGH SCHOOL, I told her to clean her room one day and left her to get it done while I ran to town, when I came back 2 or 3 hours later it was worse than before because she had emptied her dresser and closet into the middle of the floor to " " start from the beginning" "……What a mess and it took her 2 days to get it back to the way it was before she started cleaning. lol

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    she is now married with 2 children and is always complaining about how messy their rooms are. What goes around comes around.

  8. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    A friend posted the other day: “I can’t clean my room because I keep getting distracted by all the cool stuff I find.”

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    So typical. My mom would say the same thing but of course I put off doing what she asked til the last minute rather than doing it right away and being done with it.

  10. luckychigger

    luckychigger said, over 3 years ago

    Just curiosity – isn’t he cleaning up HER mess that she made to create the posters . . . I don’t think she has the right to complain that it is not done yet and just be thankful that he was willing to help out in the first place. :-)

  11. pastordave247

    pastordave247 said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah but I’m wondering where John and the pretty girl from town are right now?

  12. luckychigger

    luckychigger said, over 3 years ago


    He’s probably picking Lizzie up from the neighbor’s house. Elle probably was worried about Michael so went dashing in leaving John to pick up Lizzie.

  13. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    I agree with your assessment! That’s usually the way it works.

  14. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago

    By the same token, when Elly walked in on Michael she found him goofing around with toy cars. Had she seen Michael pushing a broom or securing his toys and games when she came in the house, chances are she would have been less likely to chew him out.

  15. gemdrite

    gemdrite said, over 3 years ago


    No, those are games and toys in the picture. As far as the “not enough time to clean up” comments, the frustrating part is not that he isn’t finished, it is that he didn’t start. At all. He made no attempt to follow his mother’s directions. And yes, 15 minutes is enough time to have at least started. 40 minutes would have been plenty of time to finish as well. She didn’t ask him to clean the entire house, vacuum, and dust. Putting toys away doesn’t take that long, even for a child.

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