July 4, 2016

The Followup

[took place two days after The Question]

I stared at him for maybe half a second and then could not stop laughing.

Luke will often say "I LIKE ____."  So far, he LIKEs trains, baths, cousins, grandparents, puppies, kitties, walks, swimming, nap, water, flowers, people, kissy, and maybe 20 other things, but it wasn't until the above that I realized he ALSO uses it to mean he's happy to have learned a new word.

June 30, 2016

The Question

[next: The Followup]

He's almost three and loves learning new words.  He didn't think anything of asking this question, but I was NOT PREPARED.  Once he had an answer, he went back to playing with his bath toys and I texted his auntie and emailed his dad to pass along the embarrassing yet hilarious story.

A little extra info -- I'm in my third trimester with his baby sister both as I write this and in the comic.  I'd decided to give him a bath before his swimming lesson and the stool I usually camp out on was particularly uncomfortable that day, and the bath looked particularly cozy, and I'd put him in about an hour before we even had to be ready to go, so I hopped in with him.  It might seem a little weird to folks without little kids, but Luke is developmentally not to the point where it matters.  So long as I don't make a big deal about being naked together, he won't.

May 31, 2016


(Yes, I know the sleeves in the second panel are different from all the others.  My bad.)

May 26, 2016

Preg-o vs The Crabinator

Sent this in an email to Alex the other day:
Today on the adventures of Preg-o vs The Crabinator, Preg-o dragged Crabinator from the car as he fought every step of the way to get back to his car seat and strap himself in. Preg-o gave Crabinator a 1-2-3 knockdown but Crabinator retaliated by collapsing bodily on the sidewalk. Preg-o, not to be defeated, carried Crabinator bodily into the house, where he had an immediate turn in the penalty box. Crabinator then refused to eat, and Preg-o got some medicine in him. Preg-o won the battle over the "oval" and sat on her winnings like a bloated hemorrhoidal queen. Crabinator finished the final round by pooping himself and making Preg-o change it, but the judges confirm that Preg-o wins the match the moment Crabinator gives in and goes to sleep in his crib.
We'll keep the audience updated on who wins the afternoon.
It was me.  I won.

May 22, 2016


Alex: Tanner has a T on his shirt.  It's like he's a superhero and his power is trying to talk sense into you.