When people find out I’m a stay-at-home dad as well as a cartoonist, I often get comments like “I bet you get a lot of jokes from your kids!” Unfortunately, while my kids are often very funny, I find that when I’m being Dad I’m not looking for material so much as trying to put down Cheerio related uprisings.
The above cartoon is one of the few exceptions.
I recall I walked through the family room while my son was watching Sesame Street. They were showing an older segment where Ernie can’t sleep and instead, much to Bert’s irritation, performs a dance number complete with boogie woogie sheep.
I love that bit. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
Anyway, it got me thinking about counting sheep to fall asleep and what an odd cliche that is and this cartoon came out.
(Now that I think about it, a few weeks back an old Mary Tyler Moore show inspired a cartoon too. I have to start writing off cable on my taxes.)
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.