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So Close – but then Cartoon Daddy Shows Up…AKA You Drew it you BLEW IT

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Ron Barrett – you drew it, you blew it…
So, Amy Sohn authors an honest, level, non-inflamitory piece  in the New York Times today. The focus is on how women of the maternal variety find what they need to feel complete, energized and engaged when the norm is a bit more  of  the torn and road-worn variety. In Modern Mothers’ Turn to Scratch an Itch,  Amy Sohn explores different models of connecting with work, friendship and self  during the summer months. In short — finding one’s way back to “feeling it” — oh yes, this is familiar.  But, it is not only the familiar and relatable plot of Jess Wade who is profiled with candor and care. I read the Styles cover piece and smile, recognizing for the first time in a very long time, a parenting-focused article that tells a relatable, non-comment baiting story.
That is until I see the illustration above. It seems (and yes we know author and illustrator are not a team – in fact, there is little chance the illustration/comic was seen by the author prior to publishing) Mr. Barnet was brought in to bait after-all. His obvious intention –  to show us the unpolished, scruffy, messy, super- tuned out Dad handles the other-side of this story…Well I guess I spoke too soon.