I’m sure I’m not the only parent who can quote Hop On Pop in its entirety.  When I was attempting to demonstrate this skill to my wife a while back, she was justifiably unimpressed and responded with something snarky, to which I replied “Knife, wife!  Knife in wife!”

Though “knife, wife” was the inspiration for this strip, it’s one of many rhyme pairs I ultimately rejected when writing it, along with “jerk, work,” “skunk, drunk,” “load, commode” (you’re welcome,) and – going down a path I had to drop for the sake of brevity – “floozy, jacuzzi.”

MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: It’s pretty creepy that they’re having such a nasty argument in front of their sleeping child.

Sorry for the one-strip-a-week crap lately.  Various holiday-related preparations and travel thoroughly kicked my ass.  I’m hoping to get back on the ball now.