For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 12 months ago

    John getting guilt trip in 3, 2…

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 12 months ago

    Should have done that first!

  3. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago

    He should’ve kissed her and declined on the toys.

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 12 months ago

    At least, John, is doing something with Lizzie instead of foisting it on to his wife!

  5. dsom8

    dsom8 said, 12 months ago

    ^ Grumpy cats

  6. dsom8

    dsom8 said, 12 months ago

    When my kids were young like Elizabeth, they used to include their stuffed animals in the nightly routine. It was sweet seeing the world through their eyes, and I enjoyed helping them learn to share love with the “critters” they loved. I’m sure it helped them drop off to sleep happy.

    Of course, they also learned that the routine could be used to delay the inevitable lights-out, and if you followed the process to a possible conclusion, dad might well forget what the primary purpose was. Not likely, though.

    Thanks to Lynn for the memories and for seeing the humor in our lives, whether the events depicted in her cartoons actually happen or not. That’s what I enjoy about this strip. I feel sorry for so many who only come here to grump about others’ pleasures and steal their joys. I hope in time you will find true happiness in your own life.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Lizzie Patterson was a joy to draw and have fun with. In essence, she was my daughter Katie- even though I couldn’t do a caricature of her. This scenario was something she and I shared, but I put the daddy into the scene for the sake of balance. I would look to see how often I had shown “sweet parenting scenes” and which parent had been involved. If it was the dad’s turn to be in the picture, then I gave the spotlight to John. I wanted to show that both parents were equally involved in everything.

  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 12 months ago

    @dsom8

    Yes. and with your granddaughter.

  9. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 12 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Yes.

  10. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Depends on the kisser. My Dad had very dark hair and a strong beard growth, so most of the time he was on the stubbly side. He would give me a kiss and rub my chin with his – not ferociously, but in a way that was particularly “him”.

    I’m a grandmother myself now, but I can remember Dad’s stubbly kisses, and I miss them still.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    Daddy also forgot to kiss her…oh wait, little kids could read this!

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    (I love making the GoComics censors nervous!)

  13. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I’m glad that my kids had 2 “lovies” each that were tops to them. So if they asked me to kiss anything other than them, I could limit it to those.

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    I remember my dad’s stubbly kisses good night. I loved him and he loved me. Who cares about the whisker burn?

  15. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 12 months ago

    @dsom8

    I agree with you entirely; I’m amazed by the number of people whose comments here every day are nothing more than complaints about the characters and their lives.
    If they don’t like the strip, they shouldn’t read it, or at least keep their nasty thoughts to themselves.

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