For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. sonny1

    sonny1 said, almost 3 years ago

    The joys of marriage and parenting all in one!!

  2. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, almost 3 years ago

    Now he gets to see how her day usually goes

  3. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years 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.

  4. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, almost 3 years 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!

  6. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 3 years 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!

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 3 years 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.

  8. sheepdawg81

    sheepdawg81 said, almost 3 years 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.

  9. magoctopus

    magoctopus said, almost 3 years 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.

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 3 years ago


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

  11. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, almost 3 years ago

    Everyone is missing the line here that Elly is manipulative and says “Not really” and then loads him down with shopping and kid care. There is NOTHING here that says that John would object to the shopping trip if Elly had just been honest.

  12. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 3 years ago

    That is when he comes back with a big tom turkey and she screams at him that she only cooks hens. Been there, done that, bought the T shirt shirt and wore it out.

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 3 years ago

    Real life….my DH would just say “NO” and that would be the end of that!

  14. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago


    I see. So, to you, telling your spouse you don’t WANT anything, but there are a few things you need, and that a child who loves you wants to come along is being manipulative? I hope you never marry or procreate.

  15. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh I remember this one…its my favorite storyline

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