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

    At least Elizabeth didn’t burn herself in the fourth panel.

  2. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Odd thing is Elly didn’t smell the plastic burning. Horrid stench it is

  3. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Templo and Duck,

    I cringed, too. I’d think Lynn heard about that.

  4. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good thing Elly didn’t have April yet.

  5. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago

    When I was child with a play doll never occur to me to use a curling iron. I cut the hair short. I did after stern warnings from my mom hair will not grow back.

  6. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 2 years ago

    I had a girlfriend once that always had burn marks on her forehead from rolling the curling iron a little bit too much. And yes, she was blonde.

  7. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of myself when I was a little girl. I kept asking my mother to help me style my doll’s hair, but she was too busy. So I got a pair of scissors and whacked off her braids. (The doll’s braids that is.)

  8. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 2 years ago

    @Poollady

    Reminds me of myself when I was a little girl. I kept asking my mother to help me style my doll’s hair, but she was too busy. So I got a pair of scissors and whacked off her braids. (The doll’s braids that is.)

     

    I’m glad you clarified that because for a minute there, you had me thinking the worst!!!!! ;-)

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    Of course she didn’t — Mom can’t say “No” if she’s never asked!

  10. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 2 years ago

    I tried to curl Barbie’s hair back when I was five, my Mom caught me with the curling iron and grounded me for three weeks…now I’m glad she did it

  11. westny77

    westny77 said, over 2 years ago

    @ShadowBeast

    Good thing Elly didn’t have April yet.

    That doll looks like a real child.

  12. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    Elly, you Need to watch Lizzie closer when you have a hot curling iron in the same space she is in! ;)

  13. JP Steve

    JP Steve said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    I got my first real burn from my curling iron. I was in a hurry; it flew out of my hand, and stupidly, I tried to catch it. I had to wear a bandage on my hand for two weeks. The pain and the inconvenience made me aware of how dangerous these things can be, so when my kids were around, I was extra careful with it. I made sure they knew it could be dangerous, that it was not a toy and should never be played with. I was certain that my lecture was well heeded until the day I noticed my curling iron had been put away “differently.” When I examined it, I saw nylon and some other substance melted to the barrel. I never found out what my kids had been doing with it or what they had destroyed, which reminds me: Now that they are adults, they tell me stories of “what really happened” when I wasn’t looking — I’ll have to ask about the curling iron!!

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 2 years ago

    My mom did not have such a thing, but I tried “improving” my doll’s looks with “makeup”; I used pink nail polish on her cheeks (but the acetone “melted” the composition of the face). Fortunately I got a 2nd doll a year or so later, so the first one became her mother (Queen and Princess).

  15. lindz.coop

    lindz.coop GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    Me too — and I did it while I had the whooping cough — inhaled fibers, nearly choked to death. Never cut doll hair again.

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