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)