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, 12 months ago

    I think Lizzie’s weighs less than Michael’s; you can see the melting drips.

  2. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, 12 months ago

    My parents had a good solution— anyone who bragged, whined, or started comparing lost their treat.

  3. Jamie Vesperman

    Jamie Vesperman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    nice sentiment

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    These are weird kids. Even when I was little, I knew you had to eat ice cream before it melted. You didn’t have the time to compare portion sizes, especially not with ice cream wrapped in paper by a store. What’s going to happen here? Is dad going to drive back to the store to get them more ice cream, because their ice cream bars aren’t the same size? No way!

    Now, if you are talking a piece of cake or a piece of pie being cut by mom or dad, that’s a different story. There a good complaint about fairness could get you a little extra, and you don’t have to deal with melting.

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 12 months ago

    I didn’t see anyone say Thank You. Be happy for what you have, so many others have nothing.

  6. abbatis

    abbatis said, 12 months ago

    If these snotty little brats grew up with my parents, they would be on Medicare before they ever saw ice cream again. They never say thank you for anything, are constantly whining, and have the social graces of a feral cat. Disgusting. We were not perfect children (there are no such thing), but we appreciated what we were given, and were taught respect for others. Bragging got you sent from the room, and disrespect got you punished.

  7. quietmuse

    quietmuse said, 12 months ago

    Why is Elizabeth’s shirt green in one panel but pink in the rest?

  8. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh said, 12 months ago

    Never cared for these kids. I liked them better when they ‘grew up’.

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I got you a spoiled little sister

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 12 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Probably from a display case near the check-out where single items are kept.

    All I’ve got to say is – - – - – - – KIDS!!!!!!

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 12 months ago

    @quietmuse

    "
    Why is Elizabeth’s shirt green in one panel but pink in the rest?"

    Comic license.

  12. Rikkie Tavi

    Rikkie Tavi GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Abbatis-Hey don’t malign feral cats-they are much nicer than these kids and more grateful for what they get,

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

    @howtheduck

    My parents neatly solved the cake portion problem. One of us cut it and one of the other ones got first choice. You’d be amazed how well that works, even with three of us.

  14. drbethsk8s

    drbethsk8s said, 12 months ago

    My older brother always asked our mom for “just a sliver” of cake. One time she finally had enough and cut a slice so thin you could practically see through it. And it stood after it was cut…Mom magic.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    @quietmuse

    Why is Elizabeth’s shirt green in one panel but pink in the rest?
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    The syndicated colourist probably got confused by the drawing in the first panel. If you look carefully, the hand in the pocket has a thumb on it as if it is a left hand. Plus the body appears to be bending at the hips as if it is leaning forward and facing in the opposite direction as Elizabeth’s head. Not only that but Elizabeth’s head has her ears at about the same level as the shoulders on this body, which is not where heads are usually attached to bodies. Plus there is another left hand extending around the back holding the ice cream. Not only that but in the other panels, Elizabeth appears to be in a one-piece jumper, while the body in front of Elizabeth is taller than MIchael and wearing pants. I think the colourist quite reasonably must have assumed the body in the first panel did not belong to Elizabeth’s head and coloured it differently than Elizabeth.

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