I’m a dork. For awhile my kids would precede just about every conversation with the phrase “Guess what…” followed by the basis of their thought (“…what happened in art” “…what a friend said” “…what I did” etc) and it was always asked in the form of a question. Of course a normal person would simply ask “what?” to the obviously rhetorical question. Me being me, I would actually guess at what they were talking about, annoying them to no end. Suffice to say my kids rarely start a conversation with “guess what…” anymore.
Because to a kid, just about anything an adult says must be wrong, when in fact, it often turns out that we’re right. Even if the kid is loathe to admit it.
For me, half the fun of having kids is joking around with them. The humorless ones are the best!
Sadly, this one is indeed based on real events. Sad for me, because I love ice cream. The dog, however, would think this is great. It worked out well for him.
My fellow parents, mostly moms, you KNOW this has happened to you! This strip is based on real events, and yes, I typically sleep very soundly, right through stuff like this.
For whatever reason this strip always makes me laugh, and it’s all about that last panel. I don’t know, maybe I just wrote this one for my own amusement.
This is one of the few Kids ‘n Dogs strips I can honestly say has never seen print in an actual newspaper; it was the first cartoon I ever submitted that was met with a definitive “huh” from the The Chronicle. It was sent in for their quarterly “Adirondack Family Magazine” to which Sandy, the editor, wrote back and said she loved my work, but just didn’t get this strip. Sandy is great and I think she was right on this one. It is rather ambiguous.