Thursday, November 29, 2012

Uh Oh, Shoes!


That's rhetorical, by the way. I don't need to know why.

I did hear recently, though, that a toddler's needing to take his/her shoes and socks off is a sign of sensitivity, and a person likely to grow up having empathy. I like that.

The actual taking off of shoes and socks anyplace, anytime, I don't like as much. Especially with winter coming.

 Incidentally, do winter boots come in hip-wader style?

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Stuffed Animal Crew

Lots of little kids have a favourite stuffed toy. Apparently some kids like to amass a crew of them.

My son always had his sheep (no longer stuffed), which has been renamed "Fwah" for some reason... but now he also has Doggie, Lion ("Ria") and Teddy. He has deemed them his bros, apparently, and they must travel together.

It's fun to go along with it, except for when he wants them all at the dinner table with us, or when we're trying to get going in the mornings. Or, you know, pretty much get anything done.

Anyone else's kid have a crew of buddies? Hmm, maybe it's a sign he's ready for a little brother...

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Hi folks,

I know I haven't posted a cartoon in a while. It's not because I'm extremely busy, though.

For some time now, we've been expecting our second child for Christmas. Though he seems pretty low-maintenance at the moment, it means that after a day of work and looking after the little guy, this has been my evening routine:

My husband and I have been renting a fair amount of action films lately, mostly because we both know I won't last longer than the first 20 minutes no matter what the movie is. No point in getting something I'd enjoy!

Needless to say, then, with 'awake time' and 'down time' being mutually exclusive these days, my drawing time hasn't been at an all-time high lately. But I've been witnessing a lot of material.

Now, I'm sure some might say that once our second is here, I'll be so busy and frazzled I won't have time for anything, let alone drawing.
In fact, some DO say.
In fact, EVVVVERYONE SAYS IT. (That, and "are you INSANE?"- Thanks, fitness instructor! A little bit, yes!)

Ah, it's always nice to get warm words of encouragement and good wishes. Especially when you're already beat to a snot. 

 Luckily I didn't just fall off the turnip truck and so have an idea what's coming. And yet, we're excited!

 All that to say more cartoons will come soon. I swear. Thanks for following.