Thursday, January 20, 2022

Happy Little Dinosaur


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My husband got me a cute game for Christmas called Happy Little Dinosaurs and it's fun to play, with great artwork. It can be rather cut-throat, so maybe don't play with highly competitive people. I have the main dino on a shirt and I got a coordinating one for my husband as well. 

M: Are you my Happy Little Dinosaur?
L: I am not happy, little, or a dinosaur!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Twix Sleeves

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In my opinion, Twix are the best candy. I like them a lot, Don't ruin them by storing them in your sleeve to make this pun. Or maybe you can do it once, because it is a great pun. 
Also, an early Happy Birthday to my niece!

P: Why is there a chocolatey mess on your arm?
C: I have a few Twix up my sleeve.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Fake Tears Pricing

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 Basically the conversation my sister-in-law had with my daughter. Little one does not like anyone other than her parents holding her, some exceptions are granted for grandparents or cousins. Maybe for uncles and aunts if she doesn't realize they aren't her parents - you have to have plenty of distractions. Oh well, eventually she'll get over it. 

S: Those tears are fake - I don't buy it.
L: I offer them for free.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Library Testing


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When in doubt, go to the library? Our local library has a lot of helpful departments, like the DIY Education Center where you can borrow all sorts of tools for building, baking, crafting, and more! Need a ladder and a putty knife? Borrow them! Want to try crochet but don't want to buy hooks in case it doesn't work out for you? Borrow the hooks and also a How-To book! Want to make a cake that needs a specific pan that you will probably never use again? Borrow the pan! It's amazing. However, I'm certain you cannot borrow a medical test. The library might be a distribution source for the tests so you could check if they are giving them out, but yeah no borrowing. 

A: Where can we find CoVid tests?
B: Try the library.
A: Do you... borrow one?
C: Do they want it returned?

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Shirt Eater

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I have found that my little one really likes the images on my shirts - she just sucks on or licks them and it's annoying to have a wet spot on your shirt but I think that's just part of having a small child. Wet spots everywhere. She also really likes when I wear super soft, fluffy clothes - she sucks on and licks them too. So maybe she just eats whatever I'm wearing. The big deal is to get her to not bite me. 

Title: Parenting Life
L: Why are you eating my shirt?!?

Sunday, January 9, 2022

IAETSP: Great Views

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This is an older one, and this series could use a more pronounceable abbreviation. Now I'm wondering how you would say that. Here are some others from this series: 1 2 3 4 Will I make more in this series? There's always a possibility!

CP: In an effort to stay positive, this place has great views!

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Little Sneezer

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Happy early Birthday to my brother-in-law!
Yes, I switched up her crown to be a laurel for this one. Yes, when my daughter sneezes I encourage her to make it bigger and louder (have a comic for later about this). Are you thinking "pizza, pizza" when you think of Little Caesars? Because that's what comes to my mind. I haven't been to a Little Caesars in a very long time - I think in college was my last visit. Now I have to check - yes, Little Caesars is still around.

Explanation: the joke is that the baby sneezes a lot so she has a laurel crown to liken her to the mascot of Little Caesar's. This is a play on the words 'sneezer' and 'Caesar' (pronounced like 'seizure') sounding similar. 

A: Why is your daughter wearing a laurel crown?
L: She's my Little Sneezer.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Classic Escape

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I feel like this phrase, while very accurate, won't catch on due to the gross factor. Like, we all know it happens but we don't want to be reminded of it. Speaking of that, I need to go stain-kill my daughter's high chair cushion. 

P1: She escaped?!?
P2: Like poop from a diaper.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Fashion Misadvice

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Start the new year with bold fashion? Make a statement! Mismatch the plaids! Make it a trend? Confidence is key! 

Happy New Year - as my local Christian radio station says, "Make Hope Louder" as we dive into 2022.

M: I feel too casual in my blue plaid shirt.
L: Wear your orange plaid bowtie with that.
M: Would those even work together?
L: Nope. 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Kneecap of the Woods

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Who decided the woods have a neck? Fascinating! "The word neck, in this case, refers to a narrow area of land, woods, or pasture and is an American term dating from the 1700s." So it's not like someone drew a person outline over a map and the desired location happened to line up with the neck. I figured it was something like that, hence this comic. Learn something new every day!

Explanation: I thought with the phrase "neck of the woods" one could replace "neck" with any other body part. I was wrong, but I highly doubt most people know the 1700's definition of "neck" so I think we could still make this catch on - say you're from the kneecap or shoulder blade of the woods when people ask where the  New Years Eve party is. 

M: Is that in your neck of the woods?
P: No, the kneecap.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Hair Gel

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She really likes to grab hair. She thinks it's the best. Also, her hands are always sticky. Probably due to how much she drools and sticks random things in her mouth. 

P: Your hair looks different - did you use gel?
L: Nope - sticky baby hands. 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Going to Grandma's House

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Is this common in other households, to refer to your grandparents' house as Grandma's House even though both grandparents live there? 

M: We are going to Grandma's house.
L: Grandpa lives there, too.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Up on the Housetop

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Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and don't get the wrong lyrics stuck in your head :) Granted, 'pause' and 'paws' sound the same but the mental image always derails my thoughts and I lose track of the song. Hey, that's a pretty good railroad pun there, with derail and track. Anyways, I always thought the lyrics were 'reindeer paws' as in that's what's clicking on the rooftop but they don't have paws so I just thought the lyrics were taking artistic liberty. It was only recently I looked up the lyrics and found out what they really are. Oh well, maybe someday I can think of the reindeer pausing so good old Santa Claus can jump out on the rooftop, rather than them having paws. 

S: ♪ Up on the housetop reindeer pause - ♪
L: Reindeer don't have paws - they have hooves. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Crime

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Are you familiar with a classic German marzipan log? It took me a while to find the listing because I don't know where my mom-in-law gets her German chocolate for Christmas - possibly Aldi's and now I want to swing by there and see what they have for Christmas candy. You should look up if there's a German Christmas Village or Market near you - they open seasonally and have the best chocolate and all sorts of little crafts and treats. And maybe a huge wheel of melty cheese! You never know. Tis the season.

A: You know what's a real crime?
B: Putting serving sizes on Christmas candy.
A: Everybody knows you're gonna eat the whole marzipan log!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Little Drummer Boy Drama

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I don't totally recall what inspired this one, since I drew it last year after Christmas when it was too late to post, but thinking of the term 'beep boxing' makes me smile :) Since beatboxing is 'vocal percussion', technically "The Little Drummer Boy" has a beatboxing element with the "Pa rum pum pum pum" part. So there's that. But now I want to call it beep boxing. 

M: I cannot BELIEVE the kids choir is BEEP BOXING in the Christmas program!!!
U: Ma'am... no. And it's a classic rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy."