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, 11 months ago

    Younger siblings are such tattle-tales (and I am one of only a brother… excluding our three older stepsisters and two younger stepsisters).

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 11 months ago

    It’s interesting to see these comic strips and see how Lynn Johnston built on these moments as she aged the characters in real time over the years. SPOILER notification! Don’t read on if you don’t want to know the future:
    Adult Michael develops an obsession with his possessions that actually leads him to lay tape on the floor showing his side and his neighbor’s side of their apartment building common area, leads to a running battle with his business partner and former university roommate over who owns a doll they call Ned Tanner, and in the worst case scenario leads to his running back into a burning apartment to rescue the manuscript of his book. I have no idea why Elly thinks it’s a good thing to throw out a kid’s paint set and comic collection when he is still quite young, but I congratulate Lynn Johnston for eventually showing the long term effects of these actions on the character.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    My roommate is the youngest of six. There isn’t much he enjoys more than telling someone something about someone else that will cause trouble. He tattles to instigate strife.

  4. masnadies

    masnadies said, 11 months ago

    Ah yes, the broken toys (mostly baby toys) and outgrown clothes- how to get rid of any of them? A problem I face often. If you so much as threaten to throw out even one of the 405 papers they bring home from school, or a broken toy that’s been under the couch for 4 years, suddenly it’s a masterpiece.

  5. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 11 months ago

    There are a good thing for younger siblings after all

  6. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, 11 months ago

    So, you are calling a toddler a “b***h”. Don’t you think that’s rather inappropriate, as well as mean-spirited?

  7. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, 11 months ago

    sad part of all of this is that Michael probably wouldn’t have noticed if Liz hadn’t told him all the stuff their mom threw out.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, 11 months ago

    Elizabeth is angry because Michael was gone so long. That will show him what happens when he’s gone.

  9. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, 11 months ago

    The fact that Elizabeth could rhyme off every single item Ellie threw out is a good warning to other parents….little kiddoes are smarter than you think. Best not to do anything in front of them that you’d regret having them disclose later.

    That said, you also have to watch how you handle the topic of ‘telling on others’ so it still doesn’t prevent them from telling you stuff that may be vital to their personal safety.This is how predators gain their trust…by telling them not to ‘tell’ mom or dad as his ‘actions’ may hurt their feelings.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It was getting too boring for Elizabeth. She had to start the fireworks.

  11. jim12345

    jim12345 said, 11 months ago

    O no all his good junk !!!!!8^(

  12. rshive

    rshive said, 11 months ago

    “They’ll never notice” is the mantra for all who clean house.

  13. Poollady

    Poollady GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Blabbermouth Elizabeth

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Better an instigator than no Gator at all…

  15. Vice Admiral Allan |

    Vice Admiral Allan | said, 11 months ago

    My b*tch of an older sister (3 yrs older, now a mother of 4 with no husband, a drunkard, and smokes crack, from what I’m told…) used to break things, and blame me. Me, being the middle child, couldn’t do right, and the blame stuck.

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