For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 2 years ago

    …violence, with great delight.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: daniel

    considering how many times she’s slapped people around in this strip, one wonders how many times they’ve been called in the past.

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 2 years ago

    Not Michael’s fault if he didn’t know Richard was in the house…

  4. Barry1941

    Barry1941 said, over 2 years ago

    I was less than happy when my son would slam a door when he was that age. I found a lecture about bad manners worked very well, that and the loss of his allowance for a week.

  5. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 2 years ago

    Kids can push your buttons


    Any parent who is actually involved with their children will eventually have a moment (or more) when the kid has done something that pushes that button to the point where emotionally the parent is capable of violence


    It is those moments that separate the good parents from the bad ones, some parents give in and smack the kid

  6. Laynegg

    Laynegg said, over 2 years ago

    At least he shut the door…My mom used to yell at us on a daily basis “Shut the door! Do you think you were raised in a barn!”

  7. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    Take a few deep breaths and then go and deal with him. He’s just a babe.

  8. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 2 years ago

    MIL, who at 78 is allowed to be honest in a way we younger parents are not, is fond of saying “If only kids knew how close they came to death and how often”… even those of us who would never hurt our kids get very angry. Elly is more honest than we are these days about that anger, which I find refreshing— she shows the strange dichotomy between strong love and anger and frustration. It’s not like it looks from the outside. Not at all. “Oh, you’re just consistent and calm and they will learn, since they are rational beings,” I used to say. HA HA HA!!! Training cats is easier. And my kids, I’ve been informed, are sweet, thoughtful, and well-behaved.

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    @Laynegg

    At least he shut the door…My mom used to yell at us on a daily basis “Shut the door! Do you think you were raised in a barn!”

    I hope you didn’t respond with something along the lines of, “What did you say, mom? I couldn’t hear you over the cow mooing!”

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Now, Elly…are you capable of restraint?

  11. BlackFrostWarrior

    BlackFrostWarrior said, over 2 years ago

    Ah, the REAL reason children are not allowed to slam the door.

  12. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, over 2 years ago

    Call the police these days in the US, and they shoot somebody.

  13. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 2 years ago

    @trekman58

    “Not Michael’s fault if he didn’t know Richard was in the house…:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I beg to differ, Sir. Micheal knows he has a baby brother. It’s okay to blame him if no one told him to always come in quietly.

  14. TrogL666

    TrogL666 said, over 2 years ago

    @Stuart Gathman

    …or the family dog.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

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

    It is so important about quiet. Michael just hasn’t adjusted to it yet.

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