For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for April 01, 2023

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    Templo S.U.D.  11 months ago

    This the same Becky who latter became part of the high school pop band group 4-Evah?

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    Enter.Name.Here  11 months ago

    Elle: "Because you kids are turning it into a “Wreck” room."

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    AllishaDawn  11 months ago

    It is the only room built to be wrecked.

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    howtheduck  11 months ago

    I am amazed that no other member of the Patterson family is interested in celebrating April’s birthday with her aside from Elly. It seems a bit heartless to abandon Elly.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 11 months ago

    And the reign of Becky begins

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    VegaAlopex  11 months ago

    because it’s already a wrecked room

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    kraftjeff  11 months ago

    Um… Rec it already is?

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    Judy Hendrickson [Unnamed Reader - 852856]  11 months ago

    What an appropriate name, rec room

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    dlkrueger33  11 months ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY April! Today is my birthday too! Only I’ve got 63 years on you. LOL

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    fgerbil46  11 months ago

    Doesn’t she mean “wrecked room”?

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    goboboyd  11 months ago

    ‘cause it’s the WRECK room. Rumpus room in the Fifties.

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member 11 months ago

    “Wreck” room, please…

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    grocks  11 months ago

    What the heck, wreck the rest of the house!

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 11 months ago

    Cracks me up that nobody seems to read anybody else’s comments, but they all must assume theirs will be read.

    16 comments so far, not counting either of mine…

    And EIGHT of them are just too make a joke about “rec” sounding like “wreck”.

    If there a prize, Enter.Name.Here said it first, 8 hours ago.


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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 11 months ago

    As for the family not celebrating April’s birthday with her…

    A toddler birthday party is quite often separate from the family celebration, especially if there are older children, or other relatives or grownups who might be invited.

    They don’t necessarily want to play preschool games and watch the balloon artist (though I do).

    The family has probably been telling her “happy birthday” all morning , and will celebrate at dinner, when this is over, and maybe after a nap or quiet time.


    I agree that it would be nice if other family members helped out at the kid’s party, too.

    I don’t know whether Elly is trying to do this alone, but in my limited experience it’s often the mother(s) of another attendee or two who are asked to help supervise.

    I’ve seen parties where they ALL stay, especially when their kids are still two.

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    ladykat  11 months ago

    Because we’re trying to keep the damage costs down.

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    Dkram  11 months ago

    Because, she doesn’t want you to wreck the whole house.


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    Johnnyrico  11 months ago

    Be thankful that making “slime” was not a thing yet…

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 11 months ago

    It is now a wreck room!

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    g04922  11 months ago

    The ’Wreck Room" might be a more suitable name today…

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    Alicelth Premium Member 11 months ago

    I was thinking it was great that all the kids showed up. There have been very sad stories posted about birthday parties planned by a parent, then none of the invited children showed up – even if their parent(s) said they were going to come.

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    Slatsmagee I  11 months ago

    Because that’s where little nose pickers belong…

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    mindjob  11 months ago

    That’s when kid’s parties were fun. Now they just sit around with their smartphones. They play pin the tail on the donkey with an app

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    Angry Indeed  11 months ago

    The “Wrecked” room, formerly the Rec room.

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    Angry Indeed  11 months ago
    FEMA’s on the scene. Another birthday celebration turned into disaster. Film at Eleven!
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    MC4802 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Wreck room

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    Space_cat  11 months ago

    I didn’t know the “W” in Rec room was silent, but describes it perfectly.

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    paranormal  11 months ago

    To limit the destruction…

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    delennwen  11 months ago

    Happy 32nd Birthday, April!

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    tripwire45  11 months ago

    Wrecked room.

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    jr1234  11 months ago

    With parties for children that small, the parents are supposed to stay.

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    stamps  11 months ago

    It’s now a wreck room.

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    bjminnis  11 months ago

    LOOKS more like the Wrecked room.

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    Foob  11 months ago


    I’d just like to wish you all a happy Ay-po Foob’s Day!!

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    eced52  11 months ago

    Because I am only cleaning up one room, that’s why.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 11 months ago

    I never had that problem with kids’ parties. Just how long did she leave them in charge without any adults to supervise? Who would leave even one 3-year-old alone for more than 30 seconds?

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    felinefan55 Premium Member 11 months ago

    I thought the rule of thumb was 1 kids for every year. Even that few would be a challenge.

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    comicaluser  11 months ago

    Wow. She sure has rather quickly become quite articulate!

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    John Jorgensen  11 months ago

    Well look who speaks in full, grammatically correct sentences all of a sudden. (I’m not going to split hairs over “hafta.”)

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    kamoolah  11 months ago

    Because they need quiet for Michael’s circumcision.

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    Thorby  11 months ago

    She has to ask “Why?” Look around, kiddo.

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    PAR85  11 months ago

    She doesn’t want any other room to be a wrecked room.

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    Wooded trail  11 months ago

    This is the beauty of Chuckie Cheese- the mess stays there

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    tinstar  11 months ago

    Party in the wreck room.

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    harebell  11 months ago

    This is why the rule of thumb for number of kids invited to a birthday party is the number of years the birthday child is plus one. This is not a joke.

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    HodgeElmwood  11 months ago

    Well there’s a perfect example of kids not learning how to behave in someone else’s house.

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    katey11  11 months ago

    Or wreck room

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    jbruins84341  11 months ago

    Because this room is already a “rec.”

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    The Pro from Dover  11 months ago

    You mean the wreck room?

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