For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, almost 3 years ago

    What deformities? Or do you mean if she was disabled?

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 3 years ago

    Michael, she’ll pay you about as much as you pay her for feeding you, housing you, clothing you, picking up after you — and carrying you for nine months and giving birth to you (in other words, NO CHARGE).

  3. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, almost 3 years ago

    I had chores (dishwashing, laundry, vacuuming, which I did with the expected grumbling) and I had an allowance, and I understood that one had nothing to do with the other. Then, in high school, I wanted additional horseback riding lessons, so I proposed to do the grocery shopping and cook dinner in addition to my other chores if I could have the money to pay for the lessons. Since I liked to cook and was horse-crazy, it was a good deal for me, and since both my folks worked, they got a hot meal ready for them at the end of a hard day at work, so it was a good deal for them.

  4. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, almost 3 years ago

    Since I was a single mom of six, and was studying for my university degree via long distance learning, it was impossible to just ‘give’ money to my kids. Since it was a tight budget most of the time, my kids soon learned I’d pay them to do householed chores that really lightened my load. It worked like a charm. Not everyone wanted to work so, those that did, made most of the money.

    Michael is showing good signs of ambition.If he ‘s willing to work for his money, as a kid, he’ll probably be ambitious all his life and will always be able to find a job.

  5. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 3 years ago

    I knew that was coming.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 3 years ago

    When I was a kid we got a regular allowance and regular chores. When we wanted extra money for something we’d ask if there were extra chores we could do to earn it. Most of the time there were so we could augment our allowances.

  7. Airtime Vu

    Airtime Vu said, almost 3 years ago

    Growing up in a poor family with 5 brothers and a sister, we all had chores. I noted that each time our parents bought us something we needed such as shoes and clothes, our dinner got smaller. So we never asked for allowances.

  8. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, almost 3 years ago

    “Same thing I get paid, sweetie.”

  9. Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor said, almost 3 years ago

    Room and board…

  10. gmforde

    gmforde said, almost 3 years ago

    We had weekly allowances and assigned chores, because in a family with 7 kids and 2 parents, mom didn’t always have time to do everything, especially when she started to work. It taught us that you had to earn your money and how to make some people happy. Maybe he could also learn the value of a dollar while getting “paid”.

  11. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    he doesn’t have any cents in him

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 3 years ago

    Boy, she sure fell into that trap! I would have seen it coming a mile away. Then slipped him a dollar.

  13. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Now, that’s what I call good negotiation!

  14. MelvinLott

    MelvinLott said, almost 3 years ago

    Or, it’s just a comic strip.

  15. DarleenMB

    DarleenMB said, almost 3 years ago

    What on earth are you talking about? And you know Lynn Johnston personally so that’s how you know all this stuff about her? wow. I am so impressed.

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