So something a little different this week. Olive and Hazel have embarked on a quest to destroy The One Ring! Fighting goblins and dark hooded figures along the way would be rough going, but having Olive as part of the group could prove to be even tougher.
This is another one of those situations that happens at least once or twice a week. Hazel just needs a little alone time on the couch, but Olive isn’t about to let that happen.
So Hazel paces nervously back and forth trying to avoid the dangerous “shark” in the waters below. And just like the movie Jaws, Olive spring up onto the boat and drags her victim down into the depths.
It’s scary stuff.
A couple years ago, Meghan and I were in charge of a Sunday School class for two to three-year-olds. In the beginning, we thought it would be a good idea to read stories to the kids, but quickly learned that it is impossible.
It’s impossible because the kids interrupt. Constantly. By the time you reach the end of the first page, one of them cuts in with a comment. Occasionally, the comment is related to the story, but not often. In most cases, it concerns something the dog did or something that happened at Grandma’s one time.
Eventually, we learned that it was much better to just let the kids run around and crash toys together, making sure they didn’t hurt themselves in the process. I always said to myself, “It’s like trying to read a story to Olive.”
Cats really don’t listen at all. You can say things like, “Don’t destroy that, it’s hand-made!” or “Don’t punch each others’ faces, it’s 3 a.m.!” But it just goes in one ear and out the other. Unless food is involved.
Once they hear the sound of the food bag opening, they come running at top speed. But in today’s strip, there is no food. Only justice.