For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for August 08, 2022

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    Black76Manta  4 months ago

    When there are problems, we tend to forget those tender moments with our children, it’s good that there is a little girl who reminded her of that, because when the children leave, the parents are left alone!

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    Asharah  4 months ago

    These days, they leave, then they come back.

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    'IndyMan'  4 months ago

    Look at it this way, John, at least you have ‘April’ and ‘Farley’ for a good while yet ! ! ! !

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    Johnnyrico  4 months ago

    Panel 1: Don’t allow the flithead kid to drive your car. Simple.

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    littlejohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just wait till all the Grand-kids show up.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    I’d much rather hug Farley.

    What can I say; I love dogs and I don’t like kids!!

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    Wren Fahel  4 months ago

    THIS is what I’m talking about!

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    M2MM  4 months ago

    My older sister left and came back at least four times. I thought my parents were being very indulgent at the time. After I left, I stayed gone. :D (Granted, I got married and had a family, so had no motivation to “return to the nest”)

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    Geophyzz  4 months ago

    Your sports car will always have a little more zip when the tank is almost empty.

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    kaycstamper  4 months ago

    Be careful what you ask for! Turn around and they’re gone.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Plenty of time for peace in the grave. Live all you can, now.

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    dennis.caunce  4 months ago

    I took the hint when my Mom started wrapping my lunch in a roadmap!

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    In between panels 1 and 2, Elly goes to April and says, “Go give your daddy a huggy. He’s in one of his moods.”

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    djtenltd  4 months ago

    Right, Jon. And once the house is empty, believe me you’ll wish it was full again. Noise, chaos and all!

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    USN1977  4 months ago

    John may be thinking he is living life while driving the sports car, but the sports car will never hug him nor say “I love you”.

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    When does Farley play “Romeo” with the pooch next door?(she apparently wasn’t fussy)

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Hugs not drugs. Give someone a hug today. Someone that they have value.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Poor guy…. welcome to the “Dream”.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    My child arrived just the other day

    He came to the world in the usual way

    But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay

    He learned to walk while I was away

    And he was talking ’fore I knew it, and as he grew

    He’d say “I’m gonna be like you, dad”

    “You know I’m gonna be like you”

    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

    Little boy blue and the man in the moon

    “When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when”

    But we’ll get together then

    You know we’ll have a good time then

    My son turned ten just the other day

    He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play

    Can you teach me to throw, I said-a, not today

    I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay

    And he, he walked away, but his smile never dimmed

    It said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah

    You know I’m gonna be like him

    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

    Little boy blue and the man in the moon

    “When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when”

    But we’ll get together then

    You know we’ll have a good time then

    Well, he came from college just the other day

    So much like a man I just had to say

    Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while?

    He shook his head, and they said with a smile

    What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys

    See you later, can I have them please?

    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

    Little boy blue and the man in the moon

    “When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when”

    But we’ll get together then, dad

    You know we’ll have a good time then

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    “Sorry kids, but we already rented your rooms out”

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    John Jorgensen  4 months ago

    I live alone and getting the rooms to stay tidy and especially the floors to stay clean are still uphill battles.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 4 months ago

    No kidding! Lol

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    PouluCBagumba  4 months ago

    Full tank = empty back account

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    If Elly dies, you can bet that John will be looking to marry the sports car. Is there any type of unnatural relationship that Canada will not allow?

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    Snolep  4 months ago

    Sunrise, sunset.

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    rebelstrike0  4 months ago

    I remember commentors saying that John should have forced Elly to have an abortion when she was pregnant with April.

    In the words of President John F. Kennedy “And we call ourselves the human race.”

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    reedkomicks Premium Member 4 months ago

    Better enjoy it while you can, cuz Elly is gonna kick your sorry self to the curb asap!

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    edeloriea14  4 months ago

    Well, April is nice enough to give John a hug.

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    Who wants to see rhe orderliness in rhe house when have you such cute fellas in the house. Love this strip.

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    grizz  4 months ago

    and it is great, you have time to enjoy them and the grandchildren

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    phoenixnyc  4 months ago

    My three-year-old nephew spent the weekend with my mother and stepfather. As they were driving him back home, he said, “I don’t wanna go!” My mother asked, “Don’t you want to see Mommy and Daddy?” My nephew thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I want to see Mommy and Daddy, but I don’t wanna leave!”

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