Hmm, not sure if this one makes sense anymore. However, if it doesn’t you should probably consider yourself very, very lucky.
Why does the dad look so stressed? Shouldn’t he be a bit more, say, relaxed?
I don’t get it unfortunately. :(
Train goes into the tunnel people!
Mi no entender…
Lol, took me a few readthroughs, but i finally got it.
The “kinky” tag helps give it away.
I unfortunately got it right away. Funny :)
Oh dear… I’ve experienced this first hand. Great comic! Just subtle enough.
One thing though. Missed opertunity?
Tomas the Tank Engine should have been the toy. Would have been a great reference to earlier strip.
Took me a while.
2nd readthrough… There may be hope for me yet.
@tm0rk: That would be friggin hilarious, great idea!
Ooh, that’s just….wrong!
And also very funny. :D
Very subtle, I actually have wooden Thomas the tank engine trains like that so I really like this comic. By the way if you didn’t get the comic, it’s a double entendre.
On an entirely seperate note: the Mother’s knitting Blinky the Pac-Man ghost and the Father is reading his newspaper upside-down.
@tm0rk: If it was Thomas the Tank Engine, the strip wouldn’t be so subtle.
Scarred for life. I feel sorry for him.
Why is it more socially acceptable for parents to argue and fight in front of their kids but not fondle and make love? I’m not saying either one is a good idea (I don’t know one way or the other), I just think it reveals how insane some of our social norms are. Have a screaming, drag out argument in front of your kids and people make frowny faces at you and look the other way, or, if they’re particularly concerned, they might call the cops who will do nothing more than ensure no one is being physically hurt. But have sex in front of your children, and you’re a “sex offender” doing 10 years behind bars.
Definitely not a fan of the “let’s pretend sex doesn’t exist” style of raising kids.
Mostly because sex is a beautiful thing that requires the mentality a child does not posses to understand its ramifications. A child does not have sexual urges so it’s not as important for child to know what it is as oppose to arguing with others which is required of most ages. If you explain to a child what sex is, how well can they understand it? A man and women connect their bodies until the man sneezes from his penis into the women. Until they are old enough to understand the feelings you equate with love making, they shouldn’t be exposed to it. A parent that thinks it’s okay to engage in intercourse while their child watches is unstable to say the least. Hope that answers your rhetorical question.
First of all great comic, made me laugh.
Secondly my 2 cents on the discussion of whether or not banging each others brains out is more or less damaging to the mind of a child than bashing each others brains in.
Though I agree that children do not understand the full scope of emotions involved in the bond between parents I do not believe it should be completely hidden either.
And arguing is not something a child should be exposed either, seeing as that shows discontent and in a child’s eyes the parents should work as 1 unit not 2 separate units annoyed with each other.
Besides that arguing is a stupid thing, you can disagree and you can discuss but yelling at each other is just plain fucking stupid.
If you do that in front of the kids i personally think you should be killed in the face, but my opinions on what to do to stupid people are usually viewed as a bit unorthodox.
Tragically, I definitely get it.
I’m not sure I would’ve gotten it if it hadn’t been for that other, recent train-related comic.
Honestly you shouldn’t do either in front of your child but arguing is the less scarring of the two. I’m not saying kids shouldn’t be told how babies are made, honestly I think we’ve taken this comic too seriously. To sum up, children are easily scarred if you have to choose between arguing and consummating, go with arguing, you wont go to jail that way. Harulth hates people who argue and Sandy dreams of a day when she can have sex in front of children and not get in trouble.
@hb6x8 I don’t think anyone’s saying that you should screw in front of kids *instead* of arguing in front of them, but that our knee-jerk reaction to the idea of a kid seeing sex vs. seeing violence is perhaps inverted.
I don’t buy the argument that we’re genetically programmed to be traumatized by the reproductive act, even in our parents. The only way I figure a human being would be traumatized by seeing two other human beings performing a common, every day, non-violent, natural sexual act is cultural programming. Someone at some point must have told the kid in the cartoon above that this was bad, wrong, dirty, scary, gross, whatever. Check out the different reactions in these kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM1W1yKQVF0 .
I think you should definitely argue in front of the kids, just no fighting dirty. All their lives they will have disagreements with people and they need to learn how to express themselves constructively and know that disagreeing doesn’t equate with hatred. While I certainly don’t think anyone should initiate “the act” in front of their children, if they happen to stumble into the scene it does mean that the session is over for then, but it shouldn’t be this huge deal like you were chopping up bodies or something horrid or evil.
Got it! It`s genious! ^^
Nice – took me a while too. Subtle trick missing out the fourth frame.
is that his only toy. i would def. do action figures or somthin’. not a train going into a tunnel over and over again
This is a great piece. I suspect this is a fairly common occurrence.
It brings me back to the Summer day when my father gave me money to buy ice cream for my brother and me. Being brought up to be an honest boy, I walked into my parents’ bedroom to bring back the change…;-)
(It hasn’t traumatised me, not in the least.)
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