For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 1 year ago

    My niece always begged to stay when she visited me, but it would never have worked—it always took me (and my bank account) some time to recover. Kid’s visits are always best as a special (and not too frequent) treat. We always had more fun when the visits didn’t happen too often.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    Grandma and Grandpa are spending a lot of time and money on Michael, so it’s not surprising he wants to stay. At home, his mother even won’t let him go to an arcade with his friends, so this has to seem to like heaven to him.

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 1 year ago

    and after that, to the airport for the flight home!

  4. M2MM

    M2MM said, about 1 year ago

    Our niece got the idea from a visit that we took our kids to the zoo, aquarium, Planetarium, beach, etc., every weekend. We soon corrected her misconception, by having her help us weed the garden, then make an ordinary dinner at home. She was sooooo disappointed, and her mother was grateful. :)

  5. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, about 1 year ago

    Nah, the best things about the two week summers with Grandma was the real info she would divulge about Mom and my Uncle. Turns out that Mom was not the Spotless Goody – Two Shoes she implied when she disapproved of what we had done. Can’t say that Mom lied, just that some things “fell though the cracks” in a 25-year old’s memory. :)

  6. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 1 year ago

    It’s great that Michael was able to go to visit his grandparents for such a lengthy visit. He’ll cherish these memories forever.

  7. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    not even an arcade? you must be joking! I let my kid go swimming or to the beach or to the zoo with his friends (according to age) but an arcade, no thanx. I can see you telling Elly off if she HAD let him go to an arcade to spend money on the one-armed bandits and worse. That would surely amount to abuse.

  8. erma archer

    erma archer said, about 1 year ago

    We were a military family, so my children didn’t get to be around family much , so when we did, everyone kind of went overboard and took them everywhere, they didn’t ordinarily get to go. to. It was really hard for them to understand that if we lived there all the time their aunt probably would not run out to get the ice cream they liked when there was ice cream in the freezer. And they knew their mom wouldn’t do it. :)

  9. Jean

    Jean said, about 1 year ago

    we always got to go to grandparents for a week but we NEVER got to do anything special, it was just a way for my mom and dad to get rid of us for a week, but only 2 of us at a time, since there was 4 of us, so they still had 2 at home. I do NOT remember those summers fondly.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    When my kids were younger and my husband and I talked about who would take care of them if something happened to us, he always said that his parents would. But then he started noticing that they would take naps while we were there (even as I did most of the work with the kids), and he reconsidered.

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Believe me, spending the summer with my grandparents was no picnic. They lived on a farm and made their living selling eggs, milk and butter to the local grocery stores. Yes, this was back in the 50’s before FDA regulations. Feeding the chickens and other livestock was all done by hand, along with collecting, candling, sorting and packing the eggs into crates. My sister, who is 8 years younger, never got to enjoy that experience.

  12. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    And guess who got to do it all…

  13. John Adams

    John Adams said, about 1 year ago

    Great avatar, Leslie Barks!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My folks went out of their way to make sure that Aaron had something fun to do every day. And…. typical kid…. he figured this was the way life should be – ALL the time!

    -
    Reminds me of that song that starts, “I’m in Heaven…”

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    My mom and I visited her sister in North Carolina a few times. Her sister, who was a very negative person, had a boy a few years younger than I was. My mom was a terrific person, and the boy begged her to take him back to Florida with us. She explained that she couldn’t, that his mother needed him. Poor guy. I keep in touch with a lot of my other cousins, but he has disappeared into the woodwork.

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