Every Business Has Its Pitfalls

Every business has its pitfalls

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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Mark Anderson, professional cartoonist

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.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

6 Reactions
  1. “Cheerio related uprisings” 🙂

    That cracks me up.

  2. I’m calling in Snap, Crackle and Pop to moderate.

  3. I am getting hungry for a bowl of cereal or a rack of lamb! 😉

    Click on “Martin Lindeskog” Says: for my punch at the Sesame Street! 😉

  4. This one is really funny. 🙂 I love how you can find cartoon inspiration in just about anything.

  5. I always love your cartoons, however, I LOL when I read “cheerio related uprisings” and I had a vision flash of your little guy throwing a major fit (and possibly even a bowl of cheerios) 🙂

    Apparently, Anita did the same thing, haha!

  6. Really like this cartoon. Funny and too the point. I’ll try to post a link to it on my site thenationachampion.com, we have all sorts of stuff like this.