Comic: Parenting Dreams

This is Pi Day #066

Parenting… It’s the best job ever but it doesn’t mean you don’t sometimes wonder ….what if? A bonus #fatherhood #comic this morning because it’s cold outside (and it’s been cold outside for two weeks!) and I’ve got nothing else to do but draw and (apparently) feel sorry for myself as I ponder an alternate universe.

The Script

Dad: Do you ever feel like becoming a parent might not have been worth the cost?

Magpie: Cost?

Dad: Well, modern fatherhood? You are handed this job of raising a kid. It takes all your time and money. And then you emerge at the end old, tired and trying to figure out how you fit into the larger world again. I just wonder sometimes…

Magpie: Is this going to turn into another story about your long lost dream of becoming an adventuring archeology professor?

Dad: It could have happened!

Magpie: You fall asleep just watching a full Indiana Jones movie.

Dad: Like I said… old… tired… no time of my own…

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