For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Must not be perm press…

  2. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 3 years ago

    Jeans and tees don’t WANT to be ironed and folded. They prefer to live in their natural state, and I prefer to let them.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, Ellie, he’ll look like a mess but it will be a reflection on YOU.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 3 years ago

    Love Elly’s expression in panel 2!!

  5. nananbob

    nananbob said, about 3 years ago

    All Elly does is complain, complain, complain. She isn’t funny.

  6. goweeder

    goweeder said, about 3 years ago

    “All Elly does is complain, complain, complain. She isn’t funny.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Depends on the way you look at; maybe SHE’S not funny, but her frustration IS

  7. samsaulavi

    samsaulavi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @nananbob

    She is not complaining, she is a mom trying to teach her children and frustrated by their lack of respect for her hard work. You are most likely male and thankfully not part of my family.

    Now that my children are in their twenties, the have a much better understanding of taking care of their clothing and belongings – especially now that they are buying and not us.

    Elly, have Michael help you with the laundry so he has more appreciation for what you do.

  8. samsaulavi

    samsaulavi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I am with you, except my kids had to put their own laundry away as soon as they could do so. Hanging items had to be hung in the closet, not laid on the bed to put away “later” (whenever that might be).

  9. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 3 years ago

    Why is Elly always so stressed and angry at her kids? She should take a breath and enjoy them while they’re young. I I know April will be coming along in a few years, but Michael and Elizabeth need a more relaxed mom.

  10. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago

    By the time my kids reached their teens, they were doing their OWN laundry. Oldest boy was a slob (like this Michael) while middle son was a neatnik. All 4 now do fine.

  11. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    My boys are 14, 16 and 18. I stopped expecting them to fold their clothes a long time ago. The oldest two do their own laundry and ironing. The youngest tries. I try to pick my battles wisely.

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    In the 60’s clothes with the term wash and wear came into
    vogue. Unfortunately most of the clothes fell under
    Michaels term ‘Casual’ meaning wrinkled.

  13. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, about 3 years ago

    Michael’s already a writer looking for the precisely right word.

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    Yeah, that’s the sad thing….

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    @Poollady

    You probably don’t remember the days when a kid was sent home from school if her skirt was judged to be ‘too short’, or a boy’s clothes were ‘distracting’ because they weren’t as neat as required. Too many instances of this meant that a note went home to the mother asking for her to come in for a meeting, and often the meeting was a lecture about her responsibilities to see to it that her child was clean, neat, etc. If the child was in a private school and the uniform was not up to standards, the mother (and presumably the father) would be warned that the kid would not be allowed to stay at the school. Appearance was as important as homework back then. (Now, it seems neither is important, but that’s another story). So it’s hard for a mother to just relax and enjoy her kids when they keep creating work for her – and if she doesn’t keep up with it, she is judged deficient

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