For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Forgot to check back yesterday.….

    grandypollo said, about 18 freeloaders ago


    Yes, “Pro” Susan, the plot is likely to veer towards cocaine trafficking and risky surgery on the dog as that is naturally what juvenile readers of a comic strip will appreciate and enjoy. [and some other junk]

    I’m PRO too !  Go back to the bush league.

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Staged especially for you, Mom !

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

    “Pro” use to be " genius" for anyone who signs up and pays money gets extras.
    Ellie can’t win here.

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I know. Somehow neither appellation looks appropriate, but I guess they were stumped as to what to call it too.

    If Elly were a sub, she went down a long time ago.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Living in a cold climate means having the kids indoors. I swore that television would not be my babysitter, that my offspring would have wholesome, educational, and creative pastimes. I encouraged them to read, draw, build things out of wood, clay, and paper. I bought board games — we played Scrabble, Monopoly, and Crazy Eights. I let them take apart the vacuum cleaner and roll marbles down the hose. I did everything I could think of to keep them entertained, and they, in turn, participated — as long as I played with them. The plan disintegrated if I decided to leave them and do something else, which is when they begged for television. So, I caved. I gave in. I set them up with food and water and turned on cartoons. I was able to work, clean, do laundry, and get stuff done, while my children bathed in the glow of the tube. I felt guilty, but at the same time … anything that saves a mom’s sanity deserves a place in the home.

  6. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    And when we three little girls (“us kids”) tried to quietly play Monopoly on the floor, we still got in trouble because Dad was trying to take a nap on the adjacent couch that we absent-mindedly were kicking.

  7. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 2 years ago

    I’m sorry, but in that big house, that’s the best she can do? Those 2 can play in their rooms by themselves (or with each other), play in the cellar, whatever. We live in a tiny apartment and my husband works 3rd shift & needs to sleep during the day, but when I say to my daughters “enough TV”, that’s the end of that. They know how to keep themselves occupied.

  8. SheMc

    SheMc said, over 2 years ago


  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    I’d much rather listen to all of those other sounds of play than watching kids in a mindless stupor in front of a TV.

  10. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 2 years ago

    It is probably going to take as long to find Farley as it is for John’s leg to heal—longer than the plot of a ‘soap opera’ ! ! !

  11. puggles

    puggles said, over 2 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    THANK YOU!! I am so tired of parents saying they have no choice. My mother only had to say “if you are bored I’ll find you something to do” to get us motivated to be creative. Make a mess and not clean it up? We cleaned the whole house. Complain? Do it twice. She was able to train 4 kids. No beating, no yelling, lots of love and this gave her TIME to spend with US.

  12. BlackFrostWarrior

    BlackFrostWarrior said, over 2 years ago

    We didn’t have “tv” at home. I mean, we had a television set, and it played VHS tapes, but no channels. I don’t remember ever being told that was enough tv. I just got bored of the same movies, in the same way I tired of my own games.
    And then it was off to do something else. Actually, I was often playing a game while a tape was running. Our poor television probably missed its audience.

  13. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 2 years ago

    elly should have given michael and liz something to do instead of letting them come up with their own entertainment.

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Martin Tupper approves

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    People are different from one another (duh, no kiddin’?). When I was a child, I had a rich inner life and could entertain myself for hours by drawing pictures of my fantasies, or acting them out with my toys. When I was twelve (!), I amused myself for a good long while by putting different colored pegs at their “bus stops” and bus, much like the Holgate Jack Rabbit, 10th from the bottom at

    This outfit gets bored easily and can’t seem to amuse itself as well. (There are some depression and ADD issues in their ancestry.) Playing off in another room by themselves? “There will be blood!” (OK, I’m exaggerating.) Today I WELCOME computers, hand-held devices, TV’s, what-have-you, though we do monitor the youngest one’s choices for aptness of content.

    OK, I’m a horrible grandma. Sue me.

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