How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Maximumble: Play with Food

Posted by on March 24th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  I can’t tell whether the thing my sons do with food could be considered playing with it, but they sure do mess around with it. Is there such a thing as food bullying? In an event, distracted eating seems to be a universal theme. – Join Maximumble’s Facebook page: GO HERE! Check out his […]

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Maximumble: Baby Brother Toys

Posted by on March 18th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  As a brother myself, I have some idea of how hard things are for Finn. A new, smallish person invaded his life and he was forced to share his parents. It’s brutal. But nothing says brotherly love like seeing his younger brother, Arden, grab for one of his toys. Did you have a sibling? […]

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Maximumble: Band-Aid Parent

Posted by on March 6th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Sometimes I walk into work and it’s like everyone knows I have kids. Maybe it’s the stains on my clothes or bags under my eyes. I can feel the child-free eyes boring holes into my soul. And then I remember that these things are badges. They’re my contribution to those without children. Scaring them […]

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Maximumble: Dessert

Posted by on February 20th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Obviously, Chris Hallbeck has been to my house before. Or many times. I literally could not get my older son, Finn, to eat anything even if I were dying of a gunshot wound or some disease that could be cured by eating new foods. But I like Chris’ style. I, too, wouldn’t be able […]

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Maximumble: Pajamas

Posted by on December 10th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Listen, having an imagination is serious business. We enter into this bond of pretend play with our kids, and its easy to lose sight of the fact that this fiction is FOR REAL. Ask a kid. Sometimes, they won’t be able to discern truth from the invention. And its a beautiful thing. As long […]

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Maximumble: Germs

Posted by on June 25th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  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 […]

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Maximumble: Is this your punishment or mine?

Posted by on March 27th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  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 […]

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Maximumble: Sex Ed Astronomy

Posted by on February 20th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  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 […]

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Maximumble: Jump on the Couch

Posted by on January 16th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  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 […]

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Maximumble: Suns & Daughters

Posted by on December 6th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

[CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE] 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. […]

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