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Clear as mud

It’s spring break for the kids, and my family had planned on having our vacation time in these next two weeks. We were already planning a staycation, but for us, a staycation usually means sticking around the area, doing all the local tourist things (after all, growing up on the Canadian prairies, people from there would drive out here for their vacations!) and eat a bunch of food and go to the city and just hang out at the coffee shops and the comic shops and the toy stores and just breathe in the busy and do all the things. But!

our stay-cation corresponds with our government’s recommendation of social distancing (and likely soon, if we follow suit of other countries, total isolation with the exception of grocery shopping). We’re two days in, and already the idea of having a bunch of lazy days is a bit difficult for the kids to grasp. They want to do things, because that’s what we usually do on vacation. But there’s a first time for everything.

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Technically correct

Whereas I typically make comics with easily identifiable characters, the names and faces in this comic have been altered and obscured to protect the identities of the parties involved. I will tell you this: it was a real conversation, a real comment, and I literally said right after, “oh man I’m totally making that into a comic!”

Kids, am I right?

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She’s growing up

We have this height measuring growth chart board thing attached to a wall in our house and it’s demonstrating with tangible markings what I already knew to be true in my heart: MY KIDS ARE GROWIN’ UP. The growth chart proves it, and so does the fact that they’re getting harder to bench press.

But still… what keeps catching me off guard is how she’s becoming more aware of her world without my help. I’m pretty sure I can pinpoint the Netflix documentary where this polar bear gem came from (combined with a healthy dose of kindergarteners learning about pollution). I didn’t learn about that stuff until grade four!

In other news, when did it become okay to only put one space in-between a period and a new sentence? I don’t even think I can do that. It’s like, relearning to breathe! 😀