For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Of course we do, Elly — because we’ve seen the mistakes that you make, and we know that we’d never make them ourselves (go ahead and roll your eyes, parents out there — even I don’t really believe that!).

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    And they usually are right, too. The reason, I think, is that they are seeing from outside and things are not always obvious to those in a situation. A person in a situation often does not see the obvious.

  3. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, over 3 years ago

    When you don’t have children you can see what should be done but after you have them, sometimes you’re just too tired to do it.

  4. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 3 years ago

    templo SUD: Thanks for the spoiler alert.

  5. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 3 years ago

    Shame on you templo SUD! There ARE people here reading the strip for the first time!

  6. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    @rollsroyce: If the time span for this repeat is as long as the original, many of us may not live to see Elizabeth married, so I see nothing wrong with any old time fans revealing, at times, what will happen in the future.

  7. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    Relax screaming capital boy!! It won;t happen for at least another 20 years, and by then you either will have forgotten, or get into a horrible car wreck that leaves you brain dead. So cheer up!

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My first husband was seven years my senior, so quite few of our married friends were older than I and had young families. One young mother was taking an early childhood education class. We’d agreed to meet for coffee afterwards, but she invited me to attend. The speaker was child psychologist. I didn’t think he knew what he was talking about. I thought I could teach the class better than he could – and I was the only one in the class without children! Later, my kids made me humble.

  9. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    I’m fortunate: none of my child-less acquaintances ever pull that “if they were MY kids” bit. If anything, they usually tell my husband and me that we should write a book on child-raising! We do have one dear friend who is an early-education professional and such a wonderful instinctive “mom” (even though she is child-less) that we will ask her for the occasional advice.

  10. mkdonly1

    mkdonly1 said, over 3 years ago


  11. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    My Mom always said unless there was blood or broken bones she didn’t want to hear about it.

  12. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 3 years ago

    Children definitely make one humble!

  13. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    I had kids for many reasons, one of which was that I wanted to see if I could raise kids the same way I thought others should raise theirs. While there are some things that I haven’t done well, I feel pretty good that I was able to do some things right that others complain about.
    And yes, if you have no kids, you have no idea how easy or how difficult it is, especially since every kid is different. So while you may have a valid opinion, most will ignore you because you haven’t proved that your way is a good way.

  14. Donald Bartenstein

    Donald Bartenstein said, over 3 years ago

    or priests and nuns…

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    How true Elly!

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