on February 1, 2016
Monday, February 15th @ 02:30 am by Brian
Since I didn't start the strip until my kids were older I do a fair amount of flashback-type jokes. There's just too much crazy topics from the baby years to ignore. :)
Friday, February 12th @ 22:53 pm by vm303
wait, two kids? Isnt there a third one, color yellow still in a diaper?
Friday, February 12th @ 13:09 pm by Erin
Funny how interpretations are! A child at a playground had the same coat as my daughter. I told my husband to load the girls up... Well in the van we had an extra. My husband didnt look at her face! I get to the car. "I should have known, she was cooperative!" We saw this and Bryan's like, "it's not just me." Thank god I knew the parent. The little girl thought she was going to a play date!
Monday, February 8th @ 03:38 am by phil
As a parent, I spend most of my time trying not to imagine the death of my child. I feel deeply sorry for your friend. But to defend Brian, no children, real or otherwise, were harmed during this cartoon. No hurt was intended, and if all potentially hurtful situations were taboo for comedy, there would be no comedy. Everybody I showed this to said it made their day, and generally feel much better about their own parenting. Keep up the good work!
Friday, February 5th @ 07:35 am by Liz
Hi Brian. I love your comics! I have 2 kids who are now 20 and 17 and your comics still apply. The red ball in the empty room and the kid saying he can't find it is my son in a nutshell and he's 20!
In response to Geneva's comment I can't even imagine how she would ever think that had something to do with a child who had passed away??? I can't even imagine how it was misunderstood.
Friday, February 5th @ 03:16 am by Brian
First of all, my deepest condolences to your friend. I can't begin to imagine what the pain of that must be.
But rest assured I'm not making fun of anyone who has actually lost a child. It was a play on a common refrain that some days the best you can do is try and keep your kids alive.
Just as I could have made a joke about "how I could just kill someone" wouldn't be me thumbing my nose at people who have lost a loved one to murder. If my work was otherwise cruel or mean I could see how one might assume I was being intentionally hurtful. But, again, I can assure you that was never my intention with this comic.
Thursday, February 4th @ 22:00 pm by geneva schult
hello. Usually i find your panels very funny. However a friend recently lost her teenager to an unexpected illness. She's still reeling from losing her child. She forwarded this saying six months ago it would have been funny, but now, not so much. Maaaaybeee jokes about dead children could be skipped over in future? thanks Geneva
Tuesday, February 2nd @ 11:07 am by Dengke
I love the "then boom indeed".
Monday, February 1st @ 17:03 pm by Lupus590
Their should be a 4th speech bubble at the end.
Off screen person (Guessing it's Jackie): "You should know how many kids we have."
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