If my son wrote the laws

Posted on July 1, 2012

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Guilty as charged

Hello there, dear readers!

So I did this cartoon while on a plane a long time ago. When I got home, I decided I really didn’t like the punchline in the speech bubble and I set it aside. Recently, it occurred to me that it might be fun to do some random cartoons and let my son, Cheeky, come up with the dialogue or the captions. He’s a funny kid and often helps me answer the WTF Wednesday questions.

When I showed him this one and explained about the judge and jury, it took him about half a second to come up with an appropriate quote from the lead juror. Clearly Cheeky subscribes to the “write what you know” adage. I handed him the cartoon and let him add the speech bubble.

Cheeky and I think it could be fun to do more blank cartoons and let him come up with the dialogue or captions from a kid’s point of view. But why should I have all the fun coming up with ideas? If you want to play along, suggest a scenario or situation that you think could be a fun challenge. I’ll put it into cartoon form and let him have a go at the words. Examples could be as simple as “A kid at the toy store pulling on his mom’s sleeve”, or, “In the classroom and the teacher’s mad about something.” Whatever you think could be fun. If you don’t want to play, don’t worry, we’ll still love you.

I’ll be firing a regular post your way in a day or so and answering your burning parenting questions on Wednesday as always. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Barmy (and Cheeky)

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