For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 10 months ago

    Yes, that “or so” can definitely be a problem…Big Time… ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 10 months ago

    She’d BETTER be back in that hour… not “or so.”

  3. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago

    Elly’s mental comment tells us this is not the first time Annie has saddled her with her kids and then lied about when she was coming back, especially when she has the car and Steve is downtown (wink wink nudge nudge say no more.) Elly knows that wherever Annie is going and whatever mischief she is up to with Steve gone, it’s going to take longer than an hour.
    Unfortunately for Elly, Annie’s kids are demon children. Fortunately for Elly she has Michael in the house and at age 9, he is just the right age to take on babysitting duties for Annie’s kids.

  4. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 10 months ago

    I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE DO THAT!! My sister always suckers me into watching her niece…I love my niece but still…she gets me every time

  5. Agent54

    Agent54 said, 10 months ago

    Connie is running out for a nooner. So it all depends on what Steve is up to.

  6. zekepotato

    zekepotato said, 10 months ago


    Connie maybe running out for a nooner but it was Anne who left the two monsters

  7. puggles

    puggles said, 10 months ago

    There is no reason she can’t take the kids with her to get Steve. My mother never dropped us kids (there were four of us) on anyone else. The rare times we had a babysitter, it was because my parents were going out on a “date.”

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, 10 months ago

    We, men, know what “or so” means too. It means don’t expect me until you see me.

  9. Jean

    Jean said, 10 months ago

    except when we were small and my mom had to work and left us with my grandparents, my parents NEVER left us with a sitter. If we couldn’t go they didn’t go. I also don’t remember leaving my kids with a sitter, except for work, more than 3 or 4 times. We just never went out without them. Also my children don’t leave their kids with a sitter very often. Maybe once a year.

  10. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, 10 months ago

    yes wonder why she couldn’t take the kids. an interesting “excuse.” lol time away from the kids, maybe?

  11. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 10 months ago

    My stepdaughter used to leave the kids for an hour and disappear for the weekend.

  12. jim12345

    jim12345 said, 10 months ago

    ???? 8^(

  13. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 10 months ago


    I’ve got one to top that. One of my nieces asked my sister to watch one of her children(back when she only had one) as she was going to do some shopping. FIVE YEARS later, she calls, advising that she living in Wisconsin with her boyfriend and would she ‘look after’ the child for a little while longer while she and the boyfriend ‘get on their feet’ there and, oh, by the way, she’s a
    grandmother, again ! ! ! ! ! !

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    When I was a teenaged baby sitter, I resented it when the parents who hired me came home late. Having had kids (and now being a grandma) I understand why parents want to stretch their freedom for as long as possible — and often forget the time.

  15. exturk

    exturk said, 10 months ago

    Kids are a lot of trouble.
    But, it’s the only way you get grandkids!

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