Foolish Child #103: After School Pick Up

Dickens argues with a white parent who believes Dickens should force their child to do maskless kickboxing during a pandemic. Dickens refuses, but also expresses to their friend that they are tired of parents assuming that Dickens subscribes to the same beliefs as them, just because they both have a child. This all happens in a four panel comic that goes from shades of warm peach to deep magenta in the background..

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. I loved this. Maybe don’t be an ass, Perfect Mom! But on a serious note, I’ve given up trying to correct/educate/enlighten bigots. It just places the burden on the oppressed and I choose not to engage. Not everyone has the time/energy/inclination to spin their wheels in the mud, when there is life out there to be lived.

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