Thursday, June 12, 2014

Life with a Toddler







In celebration of Father's Day, I drew this comic about the beautiful chaos of having an 18-month-old.

29 comments:

Olia.N said...

Amazing! I totally love it! :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful comic! (As are your others on parenthood, an in general!) My little one is still yet an infant, but I can certainly appreciate this glimpse of the fun times ahead. :-)

Anonymous said...

I have a 20 month old and this comic describes my life almost exactly. I laughed at the learning to speak part. My little guy uses the same "ttee" sound for TREE, CHEESE, TEETH (which includes tooth brush), and of course TEA. Great comic.

meep said...

Wonderful!

-Feebz- said...

We have almost 3 year old twin daughters, and this is so very much our life at the moment! :)

Matthew said...

This is simply great! I think you hit the nail on the head!

Anonymous said...

Mystical duality! You're a genius!

Julianne Primero said...

Mystical duality isn't only for toddlers. Try living with two teens. You'll see a lot of that and other mystical things. Just because they aren't toddlers anymore doesn't mean you're done with that.

Anonymous said...

I love it, thank you.,

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was an amazing adventure into the contraction of an adult mind when they procreate. Yay, society. The greatest minds didn't have children, thanks for not being one of those and developing yet another mouth for the world to feed. Sorry I am jaded just want others to think about the future more instead of just producing toddlers.

Johnnie said...

Perhaps seeing the duck and saying duck would have illustrated the idea of developing the language better, making the juxtaposition of the last frame even better

Boundless curiosity is duality with ignorance of basic laws of nature? It seems one in the same, the ball goes down the stairs and the toddler does as well

Maybe have something like boundless curiosity... in certain situations

Then have the toddler acting indifferent/disinterested in something shortly thereafter

Awesome comic though :)

Marc Robinson said...

It's funny because it's true. I've seen my 20-month-old daughter do all these things. I don't see 'biting.' Lucky!

Anonymous said...

Just think, if Anonymous before me hadn't been a toddler once, such a jaded adult wouldn't exist.

Deltaflute said...

Anon of June 15 2:30am comment- "The greatest minds didn't have children..." Really? I guess that means Einstein wasn't a great mind since he had three children.

Snarf said...

Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Jonas Salk each had three kids.
Carl Sagan had *five* kids.
Neil deGrasse Tyson has two kids.
I would venture that the poster who said the most intelligent people have no kids, probably couldn't change diapers for any of them.

Grant said...

Thanks for all the comments - especially the defenders of intelligent people having children!

Ally said...

greatest. comic. ever. you literally saw into our living room and drew our lives!!! i laugh every time i read it again!

A.M. said...

My 18-month-old daughter is exactly the same! She loves to stand upside-down and I've never seen another kid do that. To the language panel I would add her saying "eyes!" and jabbing her finger in my eye repeatedly. I love this comic, it made me laugh and say "aww..." in every panel.

busydad said...

I live through those stages and your work explain them really well. I think I'm too busy with my three kids to notice and appreciate all of those great moments. Thanks for reminding me all of the joy.

Manjunath Gopadi said...

Wonderful piece!

Going to a relative house and beating the vessels with a spoon, going to a shopping center and shout ka, ga, pa, sa looo, boo etc, crawling on fours on the terrace of the house....none of which i can do as an adult...but nobody takes offence when i do this with my 11 month old son... the child in me has woken up with my son...total fun!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful... I enjoy that experience by a factor of 2 everyday with my twins every day!!!

Anna Harris said...

Wish I had seen this many years ago, I may have been able to have laughed my way through much more of my 3 kids childhood than I did!!!

Andres said...

Nobody could ever describe as accurate as this comic the wonderful life I have with my son, and the sense of fullfilment he creates in me every day. I'm so grateful with life. Thanks to the author.

Anonymous said...

I REALLY REALLY LOVE what you do. It would be nice to have it published, so I can buy the book and read it from time to time.
This one makes me think of my little boy, who is 17 months.
Thank you for your comics.

Jen said...

Yup. Same as my 19 month old, as of yesterday. :-p

Rosie said...

I am seriously in love with this site. :))

Demon Lily said...

Very beautiful and it brought back all those divine memories of my now adult son when he was 18 months old. I am sending this page to my brother and his toddlers. Love this.

Erica Loop said...

Love this! My son is past this stage, but still is so true!

Prafull Kumar said...

Absolutely revived the sweet moments with the little ones...

Thanks