For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 11, 2023

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    Asharah  7 months ago

    Well Aypo’s hair will grow back, Dolly’s won’t.

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    howtheduck  7 months ago

    Aypo cut table cloth, Aypo cut rug, Aypo cut Farley, Aypo cuts Aypo; but she draws the line at cutting dolly, because mom will get mad. Oh, Aypo, you know your mother so well.

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    maureenmck Premium Member 7 months ago

    We all knew where this was headed.

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 7 months ago

    I did that to the girl next door. She was 3 and I was 5. She had long curls, I guess I thought if I cut hers off, I could put them on my head. Unfortunately I pulled up a handful from the top of her head. Thus giving her a crew cut. Family lore, I don’t remember much of it,

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    Argythree  7 months ago

    This was predictable…

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    9thCapricorn  7 months ago

    Geez. The Patterson family is so careless with the sharpies. They should be tucked away where April couldn’t reach.

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    minty_Joe  7 months ago

    Thankfully, I do my own haircuts and have gotten good over the years. During the summer, I just take the electric shears to it all. Don’t worry, it’s more in between a buzz cut and a bit longer.

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    snsurone76  7 months ago

    Gotta feeling that “Aypo” is about to receive her first spanking.

    That—or Elly will just shoot off her big mouth, as usual, and blame everyone but herself for not watching the kid.

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    dcdete.  7 months ago

    Oh! So close. Aypo nearly cut off her pinkie finger!

    I sure hope this comic isn’t one that was based on real life. Like an autobiography!

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 7 months ago

    Scissors need to be in drawer so Aypo no touch

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    Macushlalondra  7 months ago

    Oh boy… Elly is going to have kittens!

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    gccowboy27  7 months ago

    So refreshing to read a comic that is actually funny after the muck of the comments on the political ones.

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    zerotvus  7 months ago

    Saw this one coming down Main Street with bells and whistles on……..

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    French Persons Premium Member 7 months ago

    Like we didn’t see that coming.

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    khmo  7 months ago

    Hoping the Apo arc is short and getting shorter.

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    Wren Fahel  7 months ago

    I remember being about 5 and cutting my own bangs. It wasn’t pretty. My older daughter waited until she was about 12 to cut her own bangs & they came out pretty good. (My younger daughter never did.)

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    Fiammata  7 months ago

    My mom spanked me for cutting my hair at around that age. I wanted bangs in the front. I did a terrible job.

    Still remember, decades later.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 7 months ago

    yup. Saw that coming. Let the picture taking begin and may the thanksgiving dinner angst last forever.

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    kaycstamper  7 months ago

    Mom’s reaction is not going to go down well. It’ll grow back, Mom. And April doesn’t know what she’s doing. One day you’ll look back at this and laugh. Well maybe not laugh, but it won’t be a big deal years from now.

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    sekotsydna Premium Member 7 months ago

    My youngest thought the cat’s whiskers needed trimming.

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    g04922  7 months ago

    Here we go… been predicting this for days. LOL….Can’t wait to see April’s new ‘Do’… LOL

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    ladykat  7 months ago

    No, Aypo, no!

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    USN1977  7 months ago

    This was also seen in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, whose protagonist was Peter Hatcher and had a younger brother nicknamed “Fudge”.

    I opened the door to my bedroom. Fudge had helped himself to to scissors and markers I was using for my school project. He was sitting over the bowl which held my pet turtle, cutting off his hair. Some of it got in Dribble’s (pet’s name) bowl.

    “Oooh, look, Fudgie’s a barber.” he said

    I ordered Fudge out of my room and carefully cleaned the bowl of hair. Some was also on Dribble, but it looked like turtles were not bothered by it.

    Mom cleaned the marker marks off of Fudge’s skin. The next issue was what to do about my brother’s self-certification as a barber. The next day we had to take Fudge to the real barber to see what could be done about his head. There was not much that could be done except wait for it to grow back.

    That night Dad installed a latch on my bedroom door. It is so high up that Mom and Dad can reach it easily. I need to stand on my tiptoes to undo the lock, but there is now no way Fudge can get in my room.

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    paranormal  7 months ago

    Now Mom get madder…

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 7 months ago

    Atta girl, Aypo…………

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    pheets  7 months ago

    Who didn’t see THIS coming? Love her face in the last panel : )

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    The Anderson  7 months ago

    I knew this is where it was going! Our daughter did this. It upset her mother far more than me.

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    InuYugiHakusho  7 months ago

    Oh, that’s a much better alternative…

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    Daltongang Premium Member 7 months ago

    Wow, it’s…it’s….it’s like I am clairvoyant or something. I saw this coming a few days ago. Now for my next prediction, I see the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. You know there might be something in the Nostradamus thing.

    Or maybe it’s because I have read this strip before.

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    Elly ran through the kitchen and stopped for cookies

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    Wendy786  7 months ago

    The art work here is just superb.

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    suelou  7 months ago

    Why is she being left alone that long???

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    dlaemmerhirt999  7 months ago

    The INEVITABLE conclusion of this story arc! Poor sweet little girl.:’(

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    sjsczurek  7 months ago

    Mom, you’d better hurry up and get in here!

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    CoreyTaylor1  7 months ago

    Careful, April. The way Cru-Elly’s been treating Mike and Liz lately, she’ll use Dolly being on the floor as an excuse to kill you.

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    kamoolah  7 months ago

    This is going to make Elly’s blood pressure go through the roof.

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    The Great_Black President  7 months ago

    I tried to make it mandatory that children be equipped with electronic tracking devices, but I could not get it through a Republican Congress.

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    CeceliaWD Premium Member 7 months ago

    Pretty much a right of passage. Will never forget when my 5 yo niece walked into my house and I thought it was an unknown little boy.

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    Templo S.U.D.  7 months ago

    dolly’s hair or your own hair, Aypo, Mommy will still get mad

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