February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Sometimes Dad forgets that Calvin is a 6 year old. And like him, something of a loner.
tough, isn’t it?
Hey, being alone isn’t even an issue anymore. Look at Batman.
Bring Hobbes to school and create a superteam none of the other kids can compete with.
Good point Calvin. The risk is to be marginalized.
Whenever I see this strip, I think that dad is looking at his tie rather strangely in the last panel. Almost as if he is contemplating using it for something else.
As I remember it, you never learn how to win graciously. You do learn about teamwork, when the rest of the team works together to blame you for losing.
Now I know I haven’t been drinking, but Calvin makes sense.
“Having fun by yourself” not allowed when you get older?? Not sure what dad’s implying here.
I think Calvin has a point. Some kids just AREN’T WIRED for team activities like sports and scouting.
He’s around people at work and around people at home. The only time he’s alone is when he is commuting. He should buy a wig and listen to music so he can have fun while driving.
An anagram of “social mores” is “So so. Miracle.”
Has there ever been a Calvin n Hobbes strip without Calvin in?
He`ll probably grow up to run Spectre, or some such organization that wants to rule or extort the world.
Excellent reason not to grow up.
I heartily agree with your final statement, Calvin. :D
I bet Dad thinks jumping into a volcano builds character.
Teasing also builds character… right Dad?
So many truths in that last panel.
Dad is not totally correct. I have found much fun I can have by myself. Golfing, hiking, bicycle and motorcycle riding. Golfing is my favorite. Even when playing in a foresome I walk for exercise and to have time to myself. And the game is just me and the course. Also don’t play for money which keeps it personal.
“Every time I’ve built character, I’ve regretted it!”
Only from Calvin. … lovable little imp.
I was having a good time with my solitary retirement, then this brunette in jeans-print leggings shows up at a party … we’ve been married ten years.
Boy, isn’t that the truth. For years we’ve been told that you have to learn how to work with everyone’s different work styles. Unless you like to work alone, then you’re an outcast and have to be re-educated.
BOOM! Calvin scores in the last panel!
James Bond: “It’s what keeps me alive.”
Natalya Simonova: “No. It’s what keeps you alone.”
Heavy stuff for comics
The competition burns off excess energy that would otherwise be wasted on pointless incoherent rants
How did we get from baseball to softball?
… from out of the mouths of babes – er, brats.
What’s wrong with having fun by yourself, Calvin? You get hairy palms and go blind.
Yup. He’s got something there.
My least favorite arc ever.
Same with me Calvin, I never liked sports and never signed up to play. I remember from 5th grade a bunch of us kids including me try to be last, teacher caught on and changed that, I was lousy.
For once I agree with Calvin
For once I have to agree with the bratty 6 year old. The last thing you want is for them to have a bad experience with group activities. You might end up turning them into a misanthropic loner.
“You have to suffer growing up the same way I did. It’s only fair.”
Someday, Calvin will be #1 in a field of one!
Enjoy it while you can.
I am totally with Calvin on this one.
Much less time to play as well.
What about dad’s solo bike rides? Of course Calvin doesn’t get along with his bike.
I grew up an only child and for my entire life have liked being alone. I am comfortable and sociable with others, but during this shutdown I am actually less stressed than normal and I do not know why, because financially this should make me more on edge.
The kid’s got a point.
Calvin is smarter than the average six-year-old. Wisdom beyond his years.
September 25, 2019