Family In Living Room

Comic - Family In Living Room

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No matter how much you promise yourself you won't give up pieces of yourself when you have a kid, you eventually have to.  Mrs. Shoebox and I have gone out of our way to maintain our identities, our bizarre senses of humor, etc., and  our son was taught sarcasm as a second language at a very young age.  But while we didn't have orgies to give up, I've noticed my collection of concert tickets has grown at a far smaller rate, and we wait for DVD or Netflix releases for a lot more movies.  On days when I'm not replacing a cracked LCD in a laptop or extracting a tiny Lego piece from my foot, it's totally worth it.

I worry that it might be a little creepy that this couple is having this conversation in front of their kids, but in my mind they're whispering back and forth under the sonic camouflage of Patchy the Pirate singing the opening to "Spongebob Squarepants."  Still creepy, I know, but a little better?


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Family In Living Room

11/06/2014 04:37 pm
I think it should be "uninterested," not "disinterested." The latter means roughly "impartial" or "unbiased."

If that's what she means, it's even more creepy.

I also don't think she's terrified, but I won't quibble on that one.

Brass Orchid
11/07/2014 11:46 am
Says here that they have a preschool for nooner-swaps.
They provide graham crackers and juice.

11/07/2014 01:13 pm
Yeah, good point on the Disinterested...I'll change it.


11/08/2014 05:53 am
Leave the "disinterested." She just don't know how to talk rightly.

Brass Orchid
11/08/2014 10:30 am
@Dino; She swaps words freely and with wild abandon.

11/08/2014 08:33 pm
Strips like this are what makes this comic so great
Taking some weird contradiction and making it totally believable. that'st he best kinda comedy.

11/13/2014 02:52 pm
"Still not interested, and now I'm horrified"

11/13/2014 02:53 pm
Not that I'm telling you how to do your job or anything....