• December 17, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?

    Total protonic reversal?

    No. Parenting is much much more dangerous than that.

    • December 17, 2021 at 11:35 am

      “Important Safety Tip. Thanks, Neanderthal+JTC”

  • December 17, 2021 at 12:24 am

    My wife and I are first time grandparents this Christmas. Our not so little guy (93rd percentile) just turned 10 months. Too bad I can’t attach video. Have one of him at home in his rolling walker on their wood floors, careening off furniture in hot pursuit of their Corgi, laughing his little rear off the whole time.

    • December 17, 2021 at 3:50 am

      We put my daughter into one of those things and she never did learn to crawl.

      • December 17, 2021 at 11:58 pm
        President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

        How is she at reading? I’ve been told to allow babies to crawl as much as possible, there’s (supposedly) a direct correlation.

    • December 17, 2021 at 6:59 am
      Dastardly Dan

      I know your joy, my friend. We have tow grandsons, 100 days apart. Just turned 1 year old. Both going to be in my house for Christmas. I expect madness and mayhem!

      • December 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm

        By all means enjoy it. my oldest graduated college 3years ago.

    • December 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      I’m a relatively newly wed (second marriage) and my new wife’s one & only adult son is prolific to say the least… seven grandkids ranging in age from 18 to newly born… three mothers…

      My adult son is currently in Officer’s Basic Training bootcamp. After a bad relationship when he was younger, he hasn’t dated. Hopefully he’ll sort that out eventually as I’d like to see some grandkids from him too.

  • December 17, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Zed will continue to monitor until they are at least 30.

    “Turn 18 this summer?” I thought they were 18 last summer!

    • December 17, 2021 at 12:44 am

      No that’s why the well-executed “fig-leafing” of the girls was done during the swimming party.

      Speaking of that, I don’t think I ever properly congratulated you for that Chris. Artfully placed fronds and branches, arms and legs, was probably more titillating than outright exposure would have been, and you steered clear of child porn doing it that way.

  • December 17, 2021 at 12:39 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Stazi got nothin’ on parents for “sneak & peek”.

  • December 17, 2021 at 12:45 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Two appropriate sayings here:
    “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”
    “Bring up a child in the way they shall go, and when they are old, they shall not depart from it”

    I don’t think Sam & Zed have too much to fear. BUT….continue the contact. Ask questions. “How ya doin’?” “Wassup?” “Got anything ya want/need to ask/talk about?” Ya know, da’kine’li’dat.

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  • December 17, 2021 at 7:07 am

    18 already?? Seems to me like they were just born

    • December 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm
      Chris Muir

      Cartoon time ain’t real time! I was younger than Zed when I started this, now I’m 15 years older!

      Frikkin’ toons, eternal yute.

      • December 17, 2021 at 1:57 pm

        The assumption that This World is real, while Cartoon World is not – is an interesting assumption…

    • December 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Would that we could draw ourselves back to our yute.
      Man if I could take back thirty or so years.

      OTOH the old Georgia girl and I have 50 years married tomorrow. Talk about a scared little 17 y.o. boy, prom at 16 in May ‘71, turned 17 in August, married in December, and parents in April. Not a path I necessarily recommend but it worked out okay, I certainly lucked out with my little blonde who looks 20 years younger (ask Chris) , most devoted mother ever and can tirelessly work my ass under the table.

      Brand new baby boy grand for us too (Luke due to his daddy who is my baby boy, the yuge Star Wars fan, and yes he said it “Luke I am your father!”) 8 mo. now and crawling all over the place, pulling up on tables and chairs. 5 other grands from 4 into the 20’s from our two girls including the one who will be 50 in April, how crazy is that?

      Parenting ain’t easy, it has got to be much more difficult and dangerous going forward, but I would take it all back and do it again.

      • December 17, 2021 at 5:52 pm

        You did very, very well. Beyond excellent I would say. And in a world that will do everything to destroy doing that.

      • December 17, 2021 at 5:58 pm

        Thank you Sir; hope my babies can say that a few decades from now.

  • December 17, 2021 at 7:29 am

    I figure no over-site on your phones when you’re 18, sure. Oh, you have to pay for them also. Goes along with being an “Adult”. Did we mention Rent?

    • December 17, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Wisdom thy name is Paladin.

  • December 17, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Noticing the “sweetie” with the “masked” eyes. Awareness of the “game” is inherited like “intelligence”. Many see the “game” and know the score and the inning. Ours didn’t develop that untill we found some cuties to take up the task.

    Something about the XY Karotype. Still an interesting field of study…..

  • December 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Mulling over the last panel and remembering….. I think I tried, “Go back to sleep. Don’t mind me. I’ll pull the covers up before I doze off.” It was a nice thought. It never worked, but it was worth the try. The attempts at puns and/or humor were too painful. Dem elbows is sharp.

    Have a good one. Thanks for the memories.

    • December 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      One of the guys on my second ship came in one morning and announced that last night his wife had told him, “You can do whatever you want, just don’t wake me up”

  • December 17, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Z slides that pillow off her she ain’t getting no rest for an hour or so…

    Then she -and he-will sleep like babies.

  • December 17, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Good Cop/Bad Cop … aka a “Mutt and Jeff” police interrogation.

    Although I have to say that Mutt, i.e., Sam, is no mutt at all … even if she’s pining for some beauty sleep.

  • December 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Mom n’ pop gotta ‘lead by example’ and treat the tikes like little adults (for the most part) from day one. Otherwise, liable to end up with 18-year-old babies.

  • December 17, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    They grow up fast. 7 kids, 10 grandkids and one great grandson as of last month. My oldest son, age 47, can’t believe he’s now a grandfather. He made me a grandmother at 49, so I consider it a good thing.



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