For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    I like the way Elly is drooling in the first panel. I guess she just got out of bed herself.

  2. sameyers

    sameyers said, 12 months ago


    I think that’s actually supposed to be the side of the door to the bathroom.

  3. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago


    I think that’s actually supposed to be the side of the door to the bathroom.
    The side of the door to the bathroom is in Elly’s mouth? Ick!

  4. jim12345

    jim12345 said, 12 months ago

    Good old school days ? 8^)

  5. Jean

    Jean said, 12 months ago

    why call her names……………….. she is just a mom that is very unorganized, just like most of us moms were at one time or another. I had 3 kids to get up, dressed, fed, teeth brushed, books and homework gathered, shoes on, lunch bags and out the door BEFORE I got dressed for work, so I can totally relate to her. Mine are all grown now and doing this routine with my grandchildren and I just stand back and laugh.

  6. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Mornings are hard for everyone. And some kids just bounce out of bed and get ready in 20 minutes. Mine need a good hour and they’d still like to read at breakfast longer.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago


    That’s called Grandparents’ Revenge. When your kids now are dealing with what you dealt with when they were kids. As for Elly, it doesn’t seem as if she’s so disorganized, she knows what needs to be done. But once they’re out the door she can breathe a sigh of relief and sit back down and enjoy her coffee if it hasn’t gotten too cold!

  8. Poollady

    Poollady GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The joys of motherhood

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 12 months ago

    I don’t see anything _____y about the way Ellie’s talking to the kids. Before I “retired” from get-‘em-up duty and stayed downstairs till after they had left, I found that the grandkids could be maddening. If they got up without a depth charge, they moved like molasses, did things at the last moment, forgot things, remembered intricate things they needed to take to school (but hadn’t done yet), etc. Finally we had the youngest one sleep with her school clothes on, so we wouldn’t have to fight them onto her in the morning.

  10. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 12 months ago

    The trails and errors of motherhood

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago


    Nimrod. Hey, you’re a Potsie Nimrod. Or would that be a Nimrod Potsie?
    I wish I got all these “Happy Days” references you make.

  12. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, 12 months ago

    when you get older dementia starts

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

    Susan, we all understand that you had a rough childhood. That does not mean that every mom on the planet is a b***h. Especially not a well-meaning comic strip character.

  14. tlr1398

    tlr1398 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I had five kids to get out to the bus stop, which is 2-1/2 miles from the house. For awhile, one was in high school, two in middle, two in elementary. Mornings would have been worse had it not been for assigning certain chores to each one to help get us all out the door. We still frequently missed the bus, however, and I’d have to take them all to school, which is 5-1/2 miles from our home. There were times I felt like camping out at the bus stop when they were getting home, as there were three different drop-off times. Frantic? Yes. But we made it, and all five are doing extremely well in their professions!

  15. Lucyfur

    Lucyfur said, 12 months ago

    Elly is not a b***h, Michael is not a brat, Lizzy is a pain in the backend — why don’t you enjoy the comic strip like the rest of us??

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