For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Wrong answer Mike

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    Yup, wrong answer, but quite true. Those who work the least tend to complain the most about it. Despite her having more time than moms working outside the home, the fourth panel is likely an explosion of some sort from Ellie’s mouth, directed at Michael.

  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    Chuck E. Cheese approves

  4. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 3 years ago

    Did none of you have kids? Of course you have the party at your house. It is called being involved in your kids lives. Would you want your kid to be one that wouldn’t want it at your house? They are the kids who’s parents get called by the school or police and spend the next 30 minutes on the phone going “I had no idea”.

  5. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 3 years ago

    Michael needs to learn the lesson of having 6 leeches
    for friends

  6. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    here we go again

  7. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @fbjsr

    Since when do having the party at your house and your child not ending up a juvenile delinquent equate in any way?

  8. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @firebrand1

    Yeah, pretty much. If the other adults are always “too busy,” then that makes them, in Miss Manners parlance, “users.” Ellie is not obligated to babysit and entertain their kids for free.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 years ago

    “Since when do having the party at your house and your child not ending up a juvenile delinquent equate in any way?”
    I’d venture that there’s some correlation, because if you’re willing to have other kids over, it means that you’re a “giver,” and don’t shunt your kids off elsewhere whenever you can. My mother wasn’t a great party-thrower, but my friends knew that they could come over and discuss things with her that their moms wouldn’t be interested in.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 years ago

    The friends didn’t turn out to be juvenile delinquents, but one took antidepressants and died early because of smoking, and another is the legal guardian of her sister, who has mental-health problems.

  11. samsaulavi

    samsaulavi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ Nabuquduriuzhur – Surely you jest! Who says a stay-at-home-mom has more time than one who works outside the home. Do not throw stones unless you have walked in the other’s moccasins! (That was fun to write.)

    I have been on both sides, and anyone who can run a home with children and the constant interruptions of life whilst trying to pay bills, straighten out medical insurance, handle repairs – especially when one must be home for a two, four or eight hour time period, cook, clean, clean again, clean again, teach, safeguard and entertain the children, change diapers, toilet train, handle teen angst and heartbreak, meet with teachers, be involved in school, perhaps volunteer or run a side business from home, do laundry, iron, empty gutters, rake leaves, handle the families medical appointments and concerns, make sure the family is clothed, and, well, I can’t fit it all here, and do it perhaps being a single parent (or single at the moment with a partner who travels or is deployed for extended amounts of time) is on a par or above anyone who works outside the home in busyness or importance.

    Oh, wait, I forgot, you seem to think we’re not BUSY and have lots of time to put our feet up and eat bon-bons! It is time for me to go back to cooking for the 25 school parents coming to our home tomorrow for a meeting the school asked us to host.

  12. samsaulavi

    samsaulavi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @fbjsr

    Thank you for an awesome response.

  13. samsaulavi

    samsaulavi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I loved my kids wanting to have their friends at our home. I made sure I had their favorite snacks. I also made sure they had a secure place to go when one of the group committed suicide. He had left home and lived on his own. My child was at first hesitant, then grateful that I reached out to have the group of friends gather at our home to grieve.

    My home is open to my children’s friends even it my children aren’t home. We will find a way to make a meal stretch and always have a hug waiting. We are so fortunate.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    This conversation would have never happened between me and my mother. I would have been murdered much before this point.

  15. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, almost 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I’m only getting 3 panels. What happened in the 4th?

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