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Injustice – Comic Strip #23

Injustice

Little did I know, when Faith skipped into the room and picked up her little, green Xbox One controller, specifically designed for tiny kid hands, that I was about to be reduced to ash.

Six hours of Injustice 2 and all I got was this sore thumb and bruised ego.

On the bright side, I’m looking forward to unleashing Faith, aka The Kraken, upon the online community and watching her destroy seasoned fighting game veterans.

Misery loves company.

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Social Anxiety – Comic Strip #22

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

One of my biggest fears these days is running into someone I know in public. I fully realize it’s not a rational fear, but then neither are my fears of spiders and sharks. As a matter of fact, if you consider that I almost never go in the water, and even at 5’1 I tower over the average household arachnid, my social anxiety might actually be one of my more rational fears.

Seriously though, I often dread leaving the house. The thought of having to engage in unsolicited small talk makes my skin crawl. It’s not that I can’t socialize, or even that I’m bad at it, it’s just so… draining.

I realized just how bad my anxiety had gotten when, after visiting with some friends during a recent vacation, twelve-year-old Faith turned to me with a look of awe and said, “Wow, dad. You were so friendly. I was, like, ‘Who are you and what have you done with my dad?'”

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Happy Mother’s Day! – Comic Strip #21

Manchild - Mother's Day

Manchild - Mother's Day

There’s a reason that our friend refers to Dawn, whose website is Blogging Mom of 4, as “Blogging Mom of 5.”

After nearly 20 years of marriage, I’ve learned to not be overly vocal (read whiny) about scratchy throats, stuffy noses, and other minor ailments. Chances are good that not only is Dawn suffering the same symptoms silently, she’s running circles around me while I’m curled up on the couch in a fetal position. But then, that’s pretty normal for her; spend any amount of time with us and it will quickly become obvious that Dawn is the glue that holds our family together, keeps us all on schedule, tends to our children’s health and happiness, and makes sure I leave the house often enough to avoid becoming Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.

So Happy Mother’s Day to those wonderful moms who keep civilization churning on, through thick and thin. You all deserve hazard pay and a week-long spa treatment. But since we both know that’s probably not going to happen, I wish you cheerful children and helpful husbands – for at least one day a year.

– New comic strips every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check out previous comics here! Illustrations created using ToonDoo.