For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for September 04, 2012

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 12 years ago

    In one “Calvin and Hobbes” strip, Dad said he’ll cook dinner since Mom was sick. Calvin said Mom said Dad ate nothing but canned soup and toaster waffles when he was in college.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    I hated it when my mom was out and my dad cooked.

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    luckylouie  almost 12 years ago

    Mike is getting Dad’s sense of humor and charming personality.

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    legaleagle48  almost 12 years ago

    It’s not so funny when the barb is directed at YOU, is it, John?

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    arye uygur  almost 12 years ago

    Michael is not only being over-dramatic, he’s being dispespectfull.

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    psychlady  almost 12 years ago

    It’s what kids do!! I love it!

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    rshive  almost 12 years ago

    I for one can press microwave buttons quite well.

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    chazandru  almost 12 years ago

    The first time i remember my dad cooking while my mom was out of town…canned zucchini, fish sticks, and peas. The zucchini made me scared of zucchini for decades, the fish sticks were cold in the middle, but…I gave Peas a chance. ;) Le Saur Peas are pretty good.C.

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    jimgamer  almost 12 years ago

    But some dad’s are good cook’s!!!!!

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    lightenup Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    I’d make sure Lizzie got dessert and Michael didn’t, although it was funny.

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    Bender_Sastre  almost 12 years ago

    I cook better than everyone of my past girlfriends. I think that irked at least one of three of them.

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    summerdog86  almost 12 years ago

    Payback time, John! How does it feel?

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    jeanie5448  almost 12 years ago

    My X only knew how to warm up Spaghetti-O’s and hot dogs in the microwave………..I had the flu once and about starved to death because he could not follow the instructions on the can of Chicken Noodle Soup……..

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    hippogriff  almost 12 years ago

    Both my wife and I are good cooks. We rotate about a third each and a third “get what you want”. I was taught, but I still don’t know how my wife learned – her mother did all the cooking at home and her father was a professional. No practice, but good from the first.

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    Notgiven  almost 12 years ago

    My dad did ok with scrambled eggs. He stuck with what he knew.

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    Gokie5  almost 12 years ago

    I can’t recall my dad cooking much, but he was okay on the grill. Once he, my mom, and I were taking turns watching lamb shanks on a grill in the garage – it was raining and some kind of a holiday. I accidentally dropped one on the garage floor and hastily put it back on the grill I didn’t say anything about this, because I was afraid my dad would be mad. Later he admitted to dropping one, then my mom did, then I did.

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    mabrndt Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    My mom was in the hospital (I was too young to be told why), so my dad had to make the meals. He decided to make pancakes. They had done some remodeling in the kitchen, and he found an unmarked bag, that he thought was flour. Turned out it was wallpaper paste. I was extra glad when my mom came home from the hospital.

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    tuslog64  almost 12 years ago

    My kids just loved Macoroni and Cheese with chopped hot dogs when I had to cook.

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    lookwhatbobfound  almost 12 years ago

    i was kinda lucky, dad was a good cook.

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    lookwhatbobfound  almost 12 years ago

    he was an old west by God virginia hillbilly & when he cooked, we had a very hearty meal

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    JanLC  almost 12 years ago

    My Dad NEVER cooked until after my Mom passed away 6 years ago. Even then it was barely boiled water, microwaved hot dogs and reheated casseroles given to him by the church ladies. When we were kids, if Mom was out of town, we ate out – usually Me ‘N Ed’s pizza or Carl’s Jr. burgers.

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    QuietStorm27  almost 12 years ago

    My uncle who raised me is a great cook, I had no problem eating his cooking when my aunt couldn’t cook.

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    iced tea  almost 12 years ago

    My dad cooked while in the Navy and he cooked really well at home. His chili and Navy bean and ham soup was excellent. Now my son cooks just like him.

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    joylion  almost 12 years ago

    That’s funny because my Dad is actually a better cook than my mom!

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