For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (28) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    More likely they raised Phil; Elly was the good one.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing like John.

  3. Michael Kuecker

    Michael Kuecker said, over 3 years ago

    She’s going to bop him one. Oh wait, they don’t bop. Sorry, I was mixed up with Andy Capp for a bit.
    Nevermind! – Emily LaTella. :)

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: templosud

    I’d guess from how she often acts, that Elly was the one who got away with stuff that her older brother didn’t. Which may be why he went into a lifestyle where he could call the shots.

  5. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 3 years ago

    Re: Item 2. John was not defending his son. He was agreeing with her and stating that the grandparents are able to deal with him.

  6. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    HTD — do you have any kids?
    “Elly takes a cheap shot at Michael…”
    By saying he’s “a pain in the neck sometimes”?
    Every kid is, even me (I know; it’s hard to believe), and, if your parents were ever asked, so were you.
    Elly’s concern is because her parents aren’t young, running a farm is hard work, and they may have trouble keeping up with an active kid.

  7. sin d. divine

    sin d. divine said, over 3 years ago

    he’s probably spent more time sleeping on the couch than in bed.

  8. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    If I remember this story, Elly’s parents live on a farm and keep Michael busy with chores. I won’t spoil it by saying anything more.
    As for John’s last comment: he’d better not sleep too deeply or he might wake up with bruises he knows not where they came.

  9. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 3 years ago

    like i’ve said before, John is such a dumb idiot. unfortunately taht says something about Elly too.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago


  11. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 3 years ago

    John is just teasing. Dentists do that a lot.

  12. cbar2

    cbar2 said, over 3 years ago

    Vancouver with farms close by? This was written awhile ago, eh?

  13. dsom8

    dsom8 said, over 3 years ago

    This whole strip is about being able to laugh at yourself – a good quality that all of us need. In spite of the look on Elly’s face, I suspect she would have simply bonked John with the pillow, laughed, and gone to sleep – tension released with a little humor.

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    Well, the grandparents simply would wake up Michael when they wake up, and have him help with the chores they have to do every single day (no vacations for farmers or ranchers!), and feed him often. The kid’ll be just fine!

  15. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    The grandparents must’ve taken into consideration how old Michael was before inviting him. They will take good care of him. On a scale of 1-10 for John’s insults to Elly this only ranks about a 2. He won’t have to sleep on the couch for this but she will turn around and give him the cold shoulder. Or remind him that he was probably not that easy for his parents to raise either.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (13).