For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, about 3 years ago

    I didn’t need naggingfor practice. I really enjoyed learning the trumpet. I think at first my folks were regretting it.

  2. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, about 3 years ago

    Guilt worked for me. They bought the stupid thing for me (instead of hiring it and seeing if I actually liked it or showed any talent – which I didn’t) they bought on credit and had to pay it off for months. Felt so guilty I could never tell them how much I hated it. Stayed in band for years as a result. enjoyed the music, just not the playing. Probably didn’t do my any real harm though! (except I hate half-time shows)

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen anything good come from nagging.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I sympathized with Aaron’s reluctance when it came to music lessons. Despite the fact that I was musically inclined and loved to sing and practiced the guitar incessantly, I did not learn how to read music. I couldn’t take something that came so easily and turn it into a chore. Sheet music represented another language — it was a lot like math. As soon as I started to push my musical son towards the piano or towards the trumpet, I felt his frustration. It was hard to nag him to practice when I knew he much preferred to play by ear.

  5. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 3 years ago

    Phil is letting him off easy. When I was learning to play the trumpet(cornet) my teacher said to practice a minimum of an hour a day(wknds included not including my hour lesson on Saturday). My Mother enforced it on days when my Father wasn’t home(he was a traveling salesman).

  6. Moshe Murray

    Moshe Murray said, about 3 years ago

    Nope. My now adult son’s early trumpet teacher had a saying which was far more wise – “Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent.”

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    I used to hate to practice the piano for 30 minutes a day, so I would sit there and waste time until it was done. Now I tell my kids to play each song 3 times without mistakes and they’re done (5 times if they need it). Seems to encourage them to try harder.

  8. USN1977

    USN1977 said, about 3 years ago

    If Elly was so annoyed at Phil for giving Michael a trumpet, why is she going to nag Michael to practice?

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 3 years ago

    Practice makes babies, too.

  10. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, about 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    You’re not Michael, dude.

  11. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, about 3 years ago

    I agree. There are many attractive housewives and mothers. Don’t quite understand why the need to draw the character so very dowdy with sagging breasts. What’s that about??

  12. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, about 3 years ago

    @Nun'Ya Bidness

    very few people try to get out of that practice.

  13. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, about 3 years ago

    another louie Armstrong???

  14. BillJ-MN

    BillJ-MN said, about 3 years ago

    I did eight years of band because I enjoyed it, but I can’t say I had a talent for it. If I heard a note I was never able to identify it. Without being able to read sheet music I’d have been useless. I’d never have been able to play by ear. When I practiced hard I was mediocre, and I didn’t usually practice that hard.

  15. westny77

    westny77 said, about 3 years ago

    You ugly piece of crap why don’t u go out and find a real job.
    I’m talking to u Phil

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