I received some newspaper comic strips from a family member last week that really made me laugh! Cartoonists Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott did some creative & entertaining work for the Baby Blues Comic in a series titled Daddy N’ Me. Based on copyright laws, I am unable to scan in the comics for viewing, but would recommend checking out the illustrations on The Cartoonist Group site (via links below) that go with the captions provided:
Caption published on 12/9/09: Daddy N’ Me Exercise Class. The first thing we’re going to do is STRETCH! Ready …? STRRRRRETCH! Reminder, this is not a competition … He started it!
Caption published on 12/10/09: Once again, our Daddy N’ Me class is all about fun, not competition. Do you hear me, Bob? Man up April! Man up!
Caption published on 12/11/09: How was the Daddy n’ Me Class? It was great! I can honestly say that after an hour of kids’ songs and exercise, I feel really connected to Wren. And I can just as honestly say that I feel like kicking Raffi’s a.. DARRYL!
Media outlets continue to spotlight involved fathers. Songs about at-home dads, music videos on at-home dads, books about involved fathers, reality shows like the Househusbands of LA, the Happy SAHD documentary on at-home dads, & now comic strips highlighting the shift of dads joining in the parent & me class revolution. What is next?
Lastly, a shout out to Baby Blues for illuminating the stereotype that when dads are involved, it is all about the competition!