#383 – Mein Schticky Friend -WCMA
I apologize for stepping somewhat out of the family-friendly and into the heavily off-color. We do this very rarely around here, so I hope you can understand. Something strange happened yesterday. Brittany handed me this and said that I should use it for today’s comic. Well… actually she handed me this, but I didn’t want to post a screen cap as the main portion of the comic, so I doodle mein own version.
I figure this was weird in two ways:
- Brittany is too busy these days to think much about the comic, so the fact that she was offering something is significant and not to be dismissed lightly.
- Brittany felt perfectly comfortable handing me a very off-color joke of her own devising.
Point two is, of course, a matter for some consideration. I’ll speaker to her about her language later (“my house; my rules” and all that), but as casually as this was offered, I still can’t help but think that it’s heavy with the “I’m an adult now, and will act accordingly.” There’s a parenting kick to the crotch, let me tell you. It’s a good thing (apparent tendency towards dirty joke, notwithstanding), I suppose, but as parents, we’re very much into the forging-independence stage which is marvelous, though a little bit sad. In another couple months, she’ll be out of the house, and life will be… different. Not bad, but different.
In any case, off-color, yes. But I tend to share a bit about the parenting around these parts, so I thought it worth mentioning.
For those of you who are confused and have no idea about Mr. Schticky, you could peruse the video here. The salient bits start at about 2:45.