Mark Greene sent his son cartoons while they were apart. And yes, there were a number of fart jokes.
This summer, my son went on vacation with his mom and stepfather. He had a wonderful time. Meanwhile, I traveled to the other side of the globe. Time differences and the challenges of phone calls in general convinced me that the best course of action to express my mad love and affection for him by drawing cartoons and sending them to him via his mom’s cell phone. I sent him a page of cartoons every few days. Hilarity ensued.
(A heartfelt thank you to his very patient mom.)
Sometimes when you’re missing your child, the best thing you can do is reach across the distance with something playful. In my case, drawing cartoons was like playing a game in which each of us was laughing. It felt more like being together than just calling or writing. So, I would sit down every day or two and scribble some jokes and cartoons out for him. He loved em. Now that he’s back, we’re still cartooning in this way. Its a another new language we’re playing with. We have a bunch of them…
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