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Maximumble: Germs

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Kids seem to fall on one of two sides when it comes to being gross. Intentionally gross or accidentally gross. Some of us would dump agent orange on our homes if it meant no one would ever come down with an illness again. But we all know kids will keep bringing their microscopic stowaways with them.

About 10 days after Arden was born, we all got a stomach flu. Everyone, except our little baby, fell ill one by one. It was a symphony of sick. A few months later, Finn remarked, “Dada, you remember when I threwded up? I was like a fountain.”

When you have kids, be ready for the sickness circus coming to town.

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Maximumble: Is this your punishment or mine?

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This comic has me wondering if its creator, Chris Hallbeck, is pretty much a psychic or some kind of wise man. I know I’ve leveled privilege-removing threats at my kids and been mentally praying to myself that it works, because if it doesn’t… ugh. So much more work. It’s like a bluff almost.

When a parent says “I can still turn this car around!” we all know one of the last things they want to do is turn the car around, especially after the torment they’ve endured that made them utter those words.

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Maximumble: Sex Ed Astronomy

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FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK:
“I remember my mom telling me “The mommy and daddy kiss and he has a little squirt gun that shoots into her body.” I imagined a green plastic squirt gun in the back of his throat that squirted into her mouth and then went down to her belly where it grew into a baby.

I was maybe 4 years old when she told me that and it satisfied my curiosity for years. Then in 5th grade they separated the boys and girls into different rooms and showed us “the film”. It then slowly dawned on me that my mom had kinda glossed over a few details.”

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Maximumble: Jump on the Couch

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FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK:
As my children grow up there are lots of rules they have to learn: Don’t throw things in the house. Don’t sit on the table. Don’t put the dog in the toilet.

I’m the main rule enforcer. My recitation of the rules are usually followed by a “That’s not fair!” He’s right. It’s not fair because from his perspective I get to break the rules anytime I please and there are no consequences.

“Daddy, no standing on the couch!”
“I know sweetie but it’s okay, I’m changing a lightbulb.”

“Daddy, no drawing on the walls!”
“Oh it’s okay, I’m measuring to hang these curtains.”

“Daddy, no ice cream until after dinner!”
“Yes, but I really wanted ice cream.”

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Maximumble: Suns & Daughters

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FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK:
“While my wife puts the baby to bed each night, I get to handle the bedtime routine with our 5-year-old. After story time we turn the lights out and talk. Mainly, we talk about the day. Things he did, stuff that was fun, what he learned. Then there’s a long pause.

This is when he will always spring the big questions on me.

‘Do girls have belly buttons?’ ‘How did Saturn get its rings?’ ‘What do they do with your body after you die?’ We were once an hour late getting to sleep when his question about night and day led to a dance around his room with props and flashlights to explain the relationship between the sun and the earth.

Some of my favorite memories of my son are from the conversations we have when he is supposed to be asleep.”

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Dad Comics: Maximumble

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The other day we posted this comic on our Facebook page:

But maybe you didn’t see this one…

These comics are the creation of Chris Hallbeck. He has lots of comics about things other than fatherhood, but we figure this would be a good opener on HowToBeADad.com.

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