When I was a kid , I wanted to fly .
I mean , literally , FLY
Like in the sky , kind of fly
Not in an aeroplane .
Not with wings , like a fairy .
But basically kind of take off , from the ground and , well , soar , up into the blue yonder .
I took to running down the ginormous grassy hills in my school playground , arms stretched out , optimistically waiting for my little legs to lift off .
News Flash :
It didn’t work .
So , the next best thing, was to go on the awesomely huge and cool grey steel 1970’s swingset in our backyard and try to tap into the invisible laws of aerodynamics and magic .
I’ll let you decide if that one worked.
And so , when the 52 Week Illustration Challenge topic was “Swing” …
Well, I had to draw this cartoon and stick it right in my illustration portfolio
I love being a mum .
And today is Mothers Day here in Australia .. which is nice . Because I’m a mum .
AND know I’m “so blessed” ( to quote the millions of female Facebook users )to have even have kids
When the kids are being ruddy annoying and simultaneously , I am needing a caffeine refuel , let’s just say , it ain’t a pretty scene in the Flett household .
So , yet again I share with you through ” Sandy’s World” cartoon strip, another issue of womanhood – combined “Caffiene Defiency /Offspring- induced Insanity ” . A deadly combination for me , and I’m guessing for many others like me .
And even if you aren’t a mum, for whatever reason that may be , I’m sure you ,like me , have had those times when small and large children have been getting up your nose , whilst at the same time you are hankering for your next caffeine injection .
For example , imagine you are at your local supermarket waiting in the self serve check out queue . It’s 8:15am on a Wednesday morning and you have only had ONE coffee . And that was at 5:45 am . And you need your next refuelling . And in front of you is a 4 year old with adoring parents who say “of course you can do the scanning sweetie”. So if that is the case for you , I’m thinking this cartoon will have some resonance with you also .
So , enjoy.
And find the full cartoon in the aptly named ” Cartoon” section , under ” Sandy’s World ” in this webpage ….