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 2 years ago

    Also, don’t forget the shoes, lass.

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 2 years ago

    It’s called ‘Motheritis!’ Elly’s walking a fine line between being a caring,cautious mother and not wanting to overdo with the protectionism and keeping her daughter from playing with her brother and friends.

    The kids are old enough now to have become used to the weather changes; however, Elizabeth has not been sick very often so that becomes the prime concern.

  3. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, over 2 years ago

    I went to school one day without shoes my mom had to take off work to bring some to me. I hated shoes as a kid.

  4. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 2 years ago


    It’s been a rule in Louisiana since 1950.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    She doesn’t need a jacket in June in Ontario. Right now we’re having beautiful weather, it’s warm without being overly hot. But shoes should always be necessary, you never know what a kid might step into. Or an adult either for that matter.

  6. michael pokrivnak

    michael pokrivnak said, over 2 years ago


    Oh stop, let her be a kid. Kids used to have a lot more freedom but , with the 24hr news cycle everyone is scared spite less. Kids are under 24 hr observation or sitting in front of a computer.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Even on the most miserable winter days, my kids seemed immune to the cold. Mittens, boots, warm socks and headgear were fought against in their hurry to get out doors. They only came in when they were blue and shivering and had to be thawed out in a hot bath. Knowing he was freezing, I once called out to Aaron saying, “What are you waiting for, why don’t you come inside?” and he replied, " My fingers still work!"

  8. Sierra

    Sierra said, over 2 years ago


    My kids were that way to!

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    Well, she’s not technically disobeying you, Elly!

  10. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 2 years ago

    barefoot but not pregnet yet?

  11. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 2 years ago

    Nice try Elizabeth!

  12. LV1951

    LV1951 said, over 2 years ago

    If she’s not well yet, why is she going outside?

  13. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 2 years ago

    Just because Elly is overprotective does not mean that common sense is to be ignored. Considering litter such as broken glass being outdoors, it is a dumb idea to go outside barefoot.

  14. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Fresh air is good for her El

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    It’s June in Wisconsin now, but even in the east-central part near Lake Michigan, we’re having days when the temp. doesn’t get above the low 50’s. A week or so ago, even the well-padded 13-year-old who never gets cold and refused to get a sweater, admitted to being ~ cold ~! My father-in-law once told me that he gets worse when he’s overheated, but I’ve always gotten worse from the cold. So maybe Ellie knows what she’s doing.

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