For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 3 years ago

    Uh oh…I smelled a sneaky little rat

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    Oh, we, the readers, would know of one person, Elly, and it ain’t John.

  3. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Little pitchers have big ears. Anything to get in good with big brother

  4. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 3 years ago

    When I was a kid my father gave me a huge cloth map of China with each province’s flora and fauna as well as folklore costumes of the provinces. My mom pasted it on my bedroom wall.When I went to camp my mom wrote me that she painted my bedroom walls and wouldn’t I be happy. Of course, this meant tearing the map to pieces. She also emptied out my bank account. ($70 was a lot of money to a little kid, especially in 1948).
    A parent should NEVER throw away a kid’s things without the kid’s permission.

  5. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    I’ll wager your mom didn’t like it, and took the opportunity to get rid of it.

    My mom also occasionally pilfered money from my sister and myself. Mostly from my little sister, as I learned early it didn’t always do a lot of good to save it, and thus didn’t have any for her to take.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    And $70 was a fortune to a kid back then. Heck, $40 was a fortune to me in the ’60s.

  7. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 3 years ago

    Ellie’s not being fair to Michael. That junk just may be stuff he got for birthdays, Xmas etc. etc. she’s best to simply stash it n the basement till he has the chance to go through it and keep his favorite things. Am disappointed in Ellie.

    Of course Lizzie is going to tell all and gloat about his loss. That’s what sisters are for…lol. She’ll be the first to cry when Michael gets sad about his losses, too.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 3 years ago

    Poor Michael! My mom would at least let me have a say in it.

  9. Jean

    Jean said, about 3 years ago

    Only time I ever got rid of my sons prized stuff was when he skipped on an apartment I had co-signed on and I sold all his Star Wars collection to pay the re-let fee and the additional rent he owed. He still talks about that and tells me how much more the stuff would be worth today……..his bill he had to pay somehow.

    I agree, put the stuff in the basement and then ask him when he gets home what is important. My daughter just did the Clean while they are Gone thing to my grandsons while they were at camp but the stuff is all in bins waiting for them to ok it before it goes out, and then it will be given to charity.

  10. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 3 years ago

    It has taken most of the summer to clean out my daughter’s room (and we’re still not done). Unfortunately she doesn’t want to get rid of things, so I’ve asked her if it would be better if I do it on my own when she’s not there. Communication is important.

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    And all the comic books I never saved…
    I could be retired for REAL now

  12. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, about 3 years ago

    Birthday money is yours, not your parents. Doing chores and being paid for them is not your parents’ money. According to your theory, your salary is your employer’s money.

  13. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, about 3 years ago

    @Dr Dave

    You and everyone else whose parents threw them away. Of course, they wouldn’t be worth anything if we all had our comic books under the bed in pristine condition.

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    I agree that it should be put in the basement for him to sort through when he gets home. Hopefully he will not want to keep most of it. If she just gets rid of it before he gets home he may have a hard time forgiving her. I remember a friend of mine telling me when she was younger and still living at home she had a job and one day she went to work and came home to find that her younger sister had taken all her books from her bookshelf and sold them in a yard sale. The mother was ok with it saying my friend wouldn’t miss her books. I was utterly appalled. What a horrible thing for the sister to do and the mother to countenance!

  15. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 3 years ago

    But it was GOOD junk, Mom!

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