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

    And to think last week was Mother’s Day. What under appreciation Elly got from Mike.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Too bad she wasn’t educating them in helping mom do their work. It helps if they want to do it instead of as chores.

  3. Malena

    Malena said, over 2 years ago

    Personally, I don’t mind chores. I know they help my mom out. Its not a big deal, Michael.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    This cartoon was done specifically as a message to my son. Word for word, grimace for groan, I expressed my outrage in the most visible and lasting way possible. When the strip appeared in the Toronto Star, I showed it to him hoping that he would be shocked into changing his evil ways. I said that millions of people had read it and now knew about the way he treated his laundry — and ME! Aaron read the dialogue thoroughly and said, “I get the gag, Ma, but what’s your point?”

  5. dtyler99

    dtyler99 said, over 2 years ago


    LOL! It takes a village and years and lots of patience. In the mean time, the laundry still has to get done. Sigh….

  6. loves life

    loves life said, over 2 years ago

    What gets me is when FOLDED clothes get in the basket. I just put it back as clean. Sometimes it smells of the dirty but I refuse to rewash My kids learned to put dirty in the basket and sometimes put the clean away. My son is a lot better than my daughter still but now they do their own + they have their own families now.

  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 2 years ago

    I always thought it was “another THING coming”.

  8. RoseHawke

    RoseHawke said, over 2 years ago


    That’s the thing. Most people do, but “think” is the correct version. If you think about it (no pun intended) it makes more sense.

  9. Fogger_man

    Fogger_man said, over 2 years ago

    Neat slob:
    Me too! It must be a Canadian thing???

  10. Egrayj

    Egrayj said, over 2 years ago

    “Think” it is. My Mom left the clean & folded laundry on the stairway….us kids (5) would walk by the piles a hundred times before bringing them to our room, unless something specific was needed in the pile….and then we’d go get that one item. At some point Mom would reach her breaking point and lay the law down and the piles would dissappear. She was a good Mom.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    No it’s not a Canadian thing. I was born and raised in Michigan and if I had a dollar for every time my mother said “another think coming” I’d never have to worry about money again.

  12. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    best way to cure this is make them do their own laundry, with supervision. The supervision is mostly so they don’t do the wash 1 pair of jeans, 1 shirt, 1 pair of underthings and 1 pair of socks. My son tried that and I wouldn’t let him wash anything until he put in a full load. Then I made him load the dryer, and hang or fold from the dryer and then followed him to his room to make sure they got put away…… son is now 40 and he does the laundry for his entire family because he likes his clothes done a certain way. Picky Picky

  13. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I thought the expression was “another thing coming”?

  14. SheMc

    SheMc said, over 2 years ago

    And another thing~~~~or~~~~ because I said so, all favourite mom stuff!!!

  15. kaylawil

    kaylawil said, over 2 years ago

    My son used to do that, so I made it his job to fold all the laundry for everyone. It remained his job from then on.

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