If I were a far worse parent, this would be a true story.  Fortunately for the sake of my son and everyone who will have to interact with him in the future, it’s merely a thought that occurred to me in a real-life situation, and rather than acting on this thought, I decided to file it away in case I ever came across a piece of royalty-free clip art featuring a headless father comforting a child.  So the only true part of this story is that my son once caught a tiny frog and put it in a terrarium with a moth.  Both animals survived the experience and were released the following day.

A similar experiment involving a praying mantis and a cricket had far more dramatic results.

MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: Wow.  That’s fucked up.  Funny, but fucked up.

(Yeah, this from the woman who took photos of the aforementioned praying mantis/cricket experiment)