For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    Ellie, you can’t be constantly badmouthing your husband and not expect the kids to do it.

  2. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My kids fought and I made a point of not badmouthing their dad…who was never there

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    From whence cometh THAT comment?

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    A lament every parent would say and understand.

  5. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    She’s either saying her kids are better than she was or her parenting is better than her parent’s parenting, so she expects different behavior from her kids, I am not sure which one. Nevertheless, John’s point is well taken. Their kids’ tendency to fight comes from their parents.

  6. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, about 1 year ago

    @bluskies

    Don’t feed the troll.

  7. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @curmudgeon68

    What troll?!? Did I miss it?

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ellie’s comment has nothing to do with what she thinks about her parenting. Most parents just hope that their kids will be wonderful and everything will be perfect, even with little effort. It’s a fantasy that is usually burst on the first week of the baby’s existence, but it’s still nice to hope for.

  9. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 1 year ago

    Everybody wants the perfect thing; the perfect marriage, perfect partner, perfect kids with perfect behavior. But life just isn’t that way. All we can do is try the best we can. I know that sounds totally corny, but it’s the simple truth. We want to be better parents than our own parents were – if such a thing is possible – and we want our kids to be better behaved than we were, and not make the same mistakes we did. But life – well, you know.

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 1 year ago

    She’s being awfully unrealistic to think her kids will be different than any other kids on the planet. Normal brothers and sisters argue, in this Michael and Elizabeth are 100% normal. Elly should take comfort in that. If they didn’t ever argue and got along perfectly, then she ought to worry!

  11. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 1 year ago

    For all that people say here about Elly, at least she is not always looking for something wrong to comment about.

  12. catman5169

    catman5169 said, about 1 year ago

    They each fought with their siblings….it’s inherited.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    “She’s either saying her kids are better than she was or her parenting is better than her parent’s parenting, so she expects different behavior from her kids . . .”
    When I’ve said or thought stuff like she said, I didn’t think I was a better parent than others, or that my kids were superior to other kids. I just expected good things because they were mine! (Didn’t always turn out that way.)
    And I don’t think the kids fight because of the way their parents act. I knew a couple of kids who had the mildest, most pleasant parents you can imagine. The kids were always at each others’ throats. Often kids seem to come into world with personalities that don’t change much, barring catastrophe.

  14. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My brother and I fought as kids. Now we’re 80 and 76 and he’s living with me. No one can predict the future.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, my parents expected their own kids to be the finest examples of humanity ever – a combination of Jesus and Albert Einstein and a top pro football player. However they couldn’t be expected to muster up enough energy to make us anything to eat.

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