Giant Pumpkin Makes For a Happy Halloween

Trunk -n- Treat
Trunk -n- Treat

It looks to be a beautiful day for Halloween in the Miami Valley. When I think about this day, it reminds me of some art I did for a Trunk-n-Treat event at my church. Every year, I would fret about how to decorate my trunk for the event. One day I thought how much easier it would be if I found a pumpkin large enough to fill the entire trunk.

I then considered the size of the candle and the potential fire hazard. I scrapped the idea. But what a sight that would have made!

Have a safe, time with your family this evening. And Happy All Saints Day!

How to tell if it’s time to update your wardrobe

Cartoon of a boy and an older man

Cartoon of a boy and an older man. The boy says, “I need a Halloween costume. Can I look through your closet?” Continue reading “How to tell if it’s time to update your wardrobe”

Searching for parenting cliches

I drew this before the Internet was a staple. It is so much easier to Google a good cliché now. A few that caught my eye were…

When I was a kid, I swore I would never use some of the clichés my parents used on me. That promise lasted until my first-born was old enough to talk. My favorite cliché became, “Someday, when you’re older, you’ll understand.” The problem with that one is I’m still waiting to be old enough to understand what’s going on. Who wants to admit that to your child? Not me!

Clichés are so useful because they deal with universal problems. They’re just too easy to use. What are some clichés you’ve caught yourself saying?