For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Obviously, yes, you stupid kids!

  2. davbart92663

    davbart92663 said, over 2 years ago

    My mom, of 3 boys, gave up trying to keep us clean. It took puberty, and girls, to inspire us.

  3. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 2 years ago

    Good one

  4. meldupe

    meldupe said, over 2 years ago

    I love the innocence of small children. They truly want to do the right thing.

  5. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 2 years ago

    Uh…Yeah. That would be a good idea.

  6. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 2 years ago

    Elizabeth learned that from her friend Calvin. When he was ordered into the bathtub Calvin said “I obey the letter of the law, if not the spirit”. Then when his mom shouted “Let us hear some water running!” Calvin said “Nuts!” to himself and got out of the tub with all of his clothes still on!

  7. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 2 years ago


  8. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago

    She’s sure is raising clueless kids.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    My mother wanted my brother and I look as terrible as possible so she could score some sympathy points from who knows where. She just wanted to start trouble to create a commotion all the time. Anyway, for whole summers my brother and I didn’t get to take baths. We looked pretty filthy even when trying to stay clean. I took to washing my under arms in county park bathrooms with some bar soap brought from home.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    So these 3 kids are standing there dumbfounded for some inexplicable reason. And from this you have to conclude that kids are just plain dumb and a lot of trouble to boot. Elly is a saint to put up with all this. What could the problem be that they wouldn’t know that they should turn the faucet on and wash their hands? Could it be that there is no patient, caring and interested adult in their lives? Could there be no parent willing to spend time explaining the use of water and soap and so forth? People apparently are not that important but it’s now recognized that dogs need socialization and training. So if dogs need training, why not kids?

  11. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, over 2 years ago

    Note filthy hand on the door frame while Lizzie asks the obvious question. That’s what Elly gets for making a “vague” request. (it’s the same way my kids thought, the diabolical little …..)

  12. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago


    Sorry that you had a parent not interested in your health and welfare.
    But it is not the average case and it is hard to believe that Elly would not have already shown her kids how to wash their hands and told them why that was needed.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    Sorry, didn’t mean that comment to come out so harsh. With more writing practice I might develop subtlety. But I just had to say something about the need for more time and training spent on kids, even if some parents would prefer to do something else.

  14. Suzanne

    Suzanne GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This is a gag in a comic strip that Lynn thought was funny.

  15. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    You can lead three horses to water, but you can’t make them think.

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