For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, about 1 year ago

    I always felt like this on the last week of summer too… the feeling only lasted until the end of the first day back!

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    The last time they had this kind of conversation, I don’t think it ended up with Lawrence and Michael looking forward to school.

  3. Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston said, about 1 year ago

    it’s the same at our house. You could power a small city with the energy build up to the first day of school.

  4. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 1 year ago

    My folks both worked, & the rules were nobody could come over while they were gone. Summers were booooorrrring until Mom made me go to summer school one year when my grades were mediocre. Didn’t much like the classes, but it did give me something to do, so for the following three summers until I graduated, I went again, taking fun classes of my own choosing (Art, Creative Writing, Drama). It was fun and kept me from being bored. Of course, in this economy, summer school is a thing of the past, too bad.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 1 year ago

    They must be really bored to say that!!

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 1 year ago

    My girls have been looking forward to going back to school since the last bell of the last day. They go back tomorrow; today is going to be a L-O-N-G day! At least we get to go meet the teachers today.

  7. bawana

    bawana said, about 1 year ago

    Now, maybe we can have a few hours of peace around the neighborhood. Sadly around 4:00, the “wall of sound” returns……

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My kids look forward to the start of school, but I think this feeling will end when they start middle school.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    @Leslie Barks “It was fun and kept me from being bored.”

    I wasn’t that bored in the summers, but did enjoy going to high-school chorus classes. We’d work on pieces and productions for the coming school year, like The Chocolate Soldier by Oscar Straus, or The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    Our school started this morning. I love the grandkids, but also understand bwana’s “wall-of-sound” reference. Our “wall of sound” resumes at 4:00 here, too.

  11. Wendy

    Wendy said, about 1 year ago

    Me neither! Never once in my life.

  12. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, about 1 year ago

    complain complain

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I remember being so bored, I thought the day would never end. I’d lie on our old blue sofa and wish I could see into the future so I could know what to prepare for. I wanted to get started as soon as possible. Art came so easily for me (I never expected it to provide a living), so I worried about not being smart enough, not being liked, and not fitting in. Being a kid had so many limitations. I wanted to be grown up and gone! I felt imprisoned in a kid’s body.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    Summers for me were a long series of odd jobs and going to the grocery store and the local restaurant to eat, and to the parks to go to the bathroom and clean up. My mother stayed home, fiercely guarding the house, and locked my brother and I out. When school started it was bewildering having to sit all day. But there was not much of an academic nature discussed or taught at my school. The teachers advised me to lift weights. After thinking about it now, I think they told me that because they were the only ones in the weight room and it was embarrassing for them.

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Susan, I have a kid. He grew up, but I still live in the “burbs” because I choose to. Bawana is right, when school lets out for the day, kids will be around making a lot of noise. Fortunately for me, I don’t mind the “wall of sound”. Kids happily playing make one of the best sounds in the world.

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