For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. pelican47

    pelican47 said, almost 3 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.

  2. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 3 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.

  3. SheMc

    SheMc said, almost 3 years ago


  4. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 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.

  5. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 3 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’ ! ! !

  6. puggles

    puggles said, almost 3 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.

  7. BlackFrostWarrior

    BlackFrostWarrior said, almost 3 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.

  8. snakemama

    snakemama said, almost 3 years ago

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

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    Martin Tupper approves

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 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.

  11. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, almost 3 years ago

    Susan, you’re right about one thing. That witch Elly is way too free with the words “I don’t care”, which, if you look at Lynn’s notes, means she is a far more callous mother than Lynn was in real life. So yes, she got what she deserved. The nasty way she treats Mike and Lizzie, for them, “I don’t care” may as well be a call to arms!

  12. AwelCruiz

    AwelCruiz said, almost 3 years ago

    Well who didn’t see that coming?

  13. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, almost 3 years ago

    Ahhh. Reality.

  14. westny77

    westny77 said, almost 3 years ago

    Watching TV all day is a bad addiction. Just like being in front of a computer and making comments on theses comics strips.
    Whoops I am guilty of this one. Ellie should send the kids to a gym where they can bench press lift weight run and work out.

  15. Reddyan

    Reddyan said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m sure the next panel would have shown Micheal winking at Lizzie and saying “Told you it would work!”

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