Why do I get the feeling this conversation has happened for real? More than once?
Now THIS is what I remember about growing up: Negotiate your way around certain adults and peers alike all day, then go to bed knowing the gauntlet would be waiting in the morning.
I feel bad that you had to do through that. Assuming such a role can often be thankless and even isolating, as you probably know. Hope you’re doing okay with all that.
I don’t think that dynamic exists with my grandkids (the two younger ones go at it, but what siblings don’t battle at times?), but the eldest is having what I think is a delayed rebellion right now by partying and generally screwing off, although he does have a job and shows up when he’s supposed to. I need to talk to him because the clock’s ticking a little but am giving him space for now…he’s earned it.
Pogo holds up well over time if people understand its context. Topical stuff can be hard for people who didn’t live through those days to decipher, but good writing/drawing is what it is no matter when you look at it and Kelly was excellent at both.
No, they’re mutants. Look at the noses and ears (not to mention the lack of Topsider suits).
Thanks. Wore a button with it throughout the 2016 election and probably will again next year…and in 2024…and in 2028…
Or Mel Kiper, Jr. We can ALWAYS make fun of him and his hair…Mel and Jimmy Johnson could have a mousse-off.
Maybe buy a shovel and dig your way UNDER your problems instead?
Or his parents do. Glad Franklin’s got things to do (and learn), but sometimes a kid should just be a kid. I have a 20-year-old grandson who had to practically be a co-parent with his two younger siblings before he was out of fifth grade; I think he missed a lot of his childhood as a result of having to be a “grownup” so soon. Different scenario than the strip, obviously, but the same principle applies…we’re only young for so long.
It’s what pigeons do.