February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
You can use the exercise, Dad.
What! You said “go shovel the snow, you didn’t say where I should shovel it from”
Don’t forget to get rid of the snow on the roof of your car. I hate driving behind people who don’t do that.
The Greek myth of the Labyrinth revised by Calvin
For once he does something useful, dad has to complain about it.
What you get for letting Calvin read the Family Circus cartoon in the paper.
That’s a lot of shoveling for Calvin, that early in the morning.
Calvin was just avoiding the snow goons. He had to do it!
Snow (sic) much effort for no reward, not even a “thanks son”.
If that’s a luge run, you need to make it a little wider.
If calvin can get in the snow, and shovel it, then I think dad can walk to the car.
Calvin has a future in suburban street planning…
If they’re going to ask him to do a chore, then they have to accept his methods. :D
You will have to cross the snow, Dad!
Personally, I would have made a path to the car and got back in front of the fire with Hobbes….
If you don’t like the results, do it yourself next time.
Calvin is imagining he’s one of the “Family Circus” kids.
Sigh, just go along with it Dad, save your breath. You give him a chore, you know he’s gonna do it in his most creative (see; irritating) way; so, just suck it up.
I remember doing “seat work” in kindergarten, work sheets that taught us a straight line is the shortest distance from A to B. At the time I wondered why. Now I know.
For a six year old kid, that’s a pretty impressive amount of work. Of course, irritating his dad is a powerful motivator.
Next time, be specific in your instructions, Dad!
In messing with Dad, Calvin must have expended a tremendous amount of effort. Dad should appreciate it. It builds character.
bwahahaha love Calvin <3
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
I’m surprised that Calvin had that much ambition.
I do something similar except in the back yard so my wife can get to the bird feeders near the hedges. I also clear a big area so she can put nuts down for the squirrels.
maybe calvin is learning Alphabets that looks like S calvin style
Tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. Tell me how to do it and you’ll do it yourself.
This is what comes from letting Calvin read "The Family Circus. "
Looks like he even shoveled a circle at the far end for dad to run laps.
At least he provided a shortcut at the fourth switchback.
Dad has a Keane interest in not getting sued for infringement.
A meandering stroll before work to relieve the stress! What a thoughtful child!
If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it well.
Sometimes I wonder how calvin has the wisdom and intellect of someone seven times his own age, yet he flunks all his classes at school
If he could do it you should walk it.
What? He shoveled a path to the car like you asked him to.
cant he at least acknowledge the additional work that it took to accomplish all of that?
So that is where Family Matters kids get their maze.
Very unrealistic cartoon today. Being that I was a kid like Calvin, I can say from experience that there is NO way he would do that much work!!! WAIT! If he had that blow torch he wants…
Watterson’s take on those Billy wandering comics from ‘Family Circus’.
My dad would have said, “You could have shoveled the driveway twice with that amount of effort!” Sometimes I’m amazed I made it out of childhood.
Do you suppose ‘Calvin’ is distantly related to ‘Billy’ of ‘Family Circus’ ???
OH MY GOSH, CALVIN!
“If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don’t get asked to do it again.”
I used to do that for my little dog. I miss her.
I do see one little shortcut he made for dad.
Love this one! I always pictured the Dad yelling “CALVIN!” in the same fashion as Dave Seville yelling “ALVIN!”
Anyone else hearing Dad’s yell in Dave Seville’s voice?
The secret is giving Calvin 2 bowls of his favorite cereal in the morning.
Should have dug a maze, Calvin. He might not catch you.
“You said ‘Go out and shovel the front walk.’ You didn’t say it had to be directly on top of the cement!”
“Calvin! You missed a spot!”
A Family Circle ripoff?
Wow! 7 Family Circus references today! (Yup, I’ve got nothing better to do and I’ll save some wise guy the trouble of saying “Make it 8 now!”)
The kid shoveled the walk; better buy him a new car for that amount of effort…. ;-)
dad should expect nothing less.
It ain’t Calvin… it’s Billy from “The Family Circus”
Your time is only as valuable as the time of everyone else you rely on.
Protective perimeter against more monster snow people
I blame Keane.
One of my teachers said she assigned her six-year-old to shovel the walk, and he dumped the snow directly behind himself, defeating the purpose. He didn’t mean to.
I’m sorry, any kid that will make it that far shoveling the snow ought to be commended. That would be some VERY hard work.
Looking for the chipmunks. You got the name wrong, Dad.
That explains why the family does not plan for the next sibling.
The shortest distance between two points is unknown to Calvin.
“I love my son, BUT…” Hmm… does military school come to mind?
Dad, you could just walk across the snow.
Just get on your bike – not that much snow on the roads.
You see, there is a shortcut.
He’s playing with Billy from Family Circus.
He probably griped about being asked (told?) to shovel a 10’ path to the driveway.
He’s been taking lessons from Billy in Family Circus.
this is so funny I love this comic so much
dad, should just get cross the snow instead of long path, but whatever?!!;) Good luck! and good job keeping dad late, calvin!!!!:D
Quite the initiative Calvin displayed there.
Just trying to help you get your steps
A Family Circle Sunday.
Just walk across the snow! You have boots, right?
Calvin, you wonderful bastard!