For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 14, 2012

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    hsawlrae  over 11 years ago

    Gee, sis, come again when you’re not able to stay so long.

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    LiviaBay  over 11 years ago

    Come back …when she’s Twenty-one…

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    arye uygur  over 11 years ago

    You’d think a child that age would enjoy seeing her uncle.

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    psychlady  over 11 years ago

    Who knows what goes through the minds of children?

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    lightenup Premium Member over 11 years ago

    It could be anything. She could be tired and cranky, and it has nothing to do with Phil. It’s a good excuse to teach her how to behave… “Okay, time to go home and get a nap. This is not how you should behave, so you must be tired.”

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    J Short  over 11 years ago

    I find ether in a had towel works wonders.

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    ewalnut  over 11 years ago

    Doesn’t like being called “the short one.” Also she may not like the smell of Phil’s smoking.

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    Northwoodser  over 11 years ago

    KInd of makes one wonder who’s teaching whom?

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    teddyr  over 11 years ago

    So “sorry” to all the " libs" out there, but I know how MY folks would have handled it. One warning only….and then after I was able to sit down again……….

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    Wendy B.  over 11 years ago

    You said it @teddyr!

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    nancyroy2  over 11 years ago

    Little Lizzie needs a nap!

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    I Quit  over 11 years ago

    Regardless of how innocent this whole comic series, always always listen to your children when they don’t want to be around someone.

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    summerdog86  over 11 years ago

    Lizzie instinctively knows that Uncle Phil is creepy.

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    hippogriff  over 11 years ago

    teddyr: And we all can see how well that worked.

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    Cofyjunky  over 11 years ago

    Whatever happened to leaving the rugrats at home with a babysitter, and having a nice, adult-time visit with one’s sibling over coffee? Sigh!

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    route66paul  over 11 years ago

    She is tired and doesn’t want to fall asleep in a strange place – can you blame her?

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    Dewsolo  over 11 years ago

    maybe elly should ask Lizzie WHY she wants to go. Might be a simple answer like she left her teddy bear in the car and needs it. Might be something like she doesn’t like things Uncle Phil does (something as ‘innocent’ as he tickles her, or something worse). Maybe she’s afraid Phil’s going to play his trumpet and it’s too loud.

    I have a real problem with parents and other adults that assume that a child who doesn’t want to do something is just a brat and needs a spanking.

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    coffeeturtle  over 11 years ago

    “and the short one” probably didn’t sit well with Lizzie. Even kids like to be called by their names, right? :)

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    iced tea  over 11 years ago

    Lizzie’s like me at that age. Visiting could be boring to a child-especially if there was no other kids or any toys around.

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    summerdog86  over 11 years ago

    Thanks for posting that, Night-Gaunt49.

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    Gretchen's Mom  over 11 years ago

    And the moral of the story is . . . never take a 3-year-old out visiting anyone when it’s their nap-time!!!!!

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    Phapada  over 11 years ago

    I dun like when Mom difficult for all and so sadness

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