For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, over 3 years 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. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, over 3 years 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. :)

  4. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years 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.

  5. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    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.

  6. erma archer

    erma archer said, over 3 years 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. :)

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years 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.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years 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.

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    And guess who got to do it all…

  10. John Adams

    John Adams said, over 3 years ago

    Great avatar, Leslie Barks!

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years 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.

  12. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Love the Grandkids, but after the first hour I start aging very rapidly!

  13. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 3 years ago

    it’s the thought that counts

  14. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    When my niece is visiting we do a lot of fun things and the kids never notice that they were free or very cheap. Like the $1 movie matinee or the park or 50 cent ice cream cones. I have 6 children so I’m kind of an expert at stretching a dollar.

  15. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, I can’t blame him. What kid in his right mind would want to go home to that witch Elly and Lizzie the brat!?

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