For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. M2MM

    M2MM said, 12 months ago

    I remember how this turns out XP

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    I don’t, but I already shudder. A big list, a snowy day and a small kid.  

  3. sonny1

    sonny1 said, 12 months ago

    The joys of marriage and parenting all in one!!

  4. M2MM

    M2MM said, 12 months ago

    That will teach him for asking. :P I take pitty on my husband and rarely ask him to do the shopping (unless it’s “just milk”) and NEVER asked him to take one of the kids too! Elly’s kind of mean to John.

  5. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, 12 months ago

    Now he gets to see how her day usually goes

  6. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 12 months ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    I don’t, but I already shudder. A big list, a snowy day and a small kid.
    Elly is telegraphing the story pretty well. The plot line is clearly going to involve the big (double-underlined so you can’t miss it) turkey in combination with the antics of Lizzie. Prior comic strips which have shown John shopping with the kids usually make a point of how John is completely incompetent at handling women’s stuff (like shopping and kids). We have all the elements necessary for a shopping disaster. Now mix them together and stir.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    She probably starts out that way to soften the request. Some people ask and then complain about the answer. Don’t ask if you don’t want to help.

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    John, you asked what she wanted, not what she needed!

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    WAIT A MINUTE! Doing household business and caring for one’s children does not constitute Ellie being mean to John. John may work hard as a dentist may he’s not exactly digging coal. He’s not a visitor in his household although from his hangdog attitude you’d think he was a bratty fourteen-year-old.

  10. algurka

    algurka said, 12 months ago

    He should have made a mad dash after the words, “No, not really,” and not let her catch her breath. The fool never learns!

  11. masnadies

    masnadies said, 12 months ago

    That’s a pretty minor trip- only 1 kid, a couple errands, some grocery shopping. If I only had that to do, I’d be wondering if I should bother going out at all!

  12. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago


    After some of the rotten things he’s said to her “You’ve been working out but you don’t look like you’ve lost any weight!” he owes her big time. This is the least he can do.

  13. sheepdawg81

    sheepdawg81 said, 12 months ago

    @Dogday88 I agree. It seems John was pretending to be nice to Ellie. Its rather hateful that when taken up on something he should normally do to take load off of her that he pouts about it.

    I’m glad my dad enjoyed taking us (his 3 little girls) with him on errands. We loved singing with him going down the road and tagging along on errands. I’m glad he took the time to enjoy us. I can’t recall a time growing up that my mom got groceries. Dad always made a night of it with the kids and we often ended by going out for ice cream. Dad farmed and was a full time (60 hrs+) welder for an industrial chemical company so he came home tired but made time for us. Its sad to me that all dads aren’t like that. Some guys choose to be only fathers, not dads.

  14. magoctopus

    magoctopus said, 12 months ago

    I love how excited Lizzie is. Small children can be exhausting, but when they’re expressing pure joy just at the sight of a beautiful day and the fun of being on an adventure with a parent, it definitely brightens a tedious round of errands.

  15. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago


    Sounds like you had a great dad! I did, too, and I thank God every day for him.

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