Baby Practice

A comic with five panels. Panel one takes up 1/3 of the page. In it, comic lucy is pregnant and sitting on a yellow couch with her partner, their cat is purring in his lap. Comic Lucy says 'I don't understand why some people see cats as practice for babies. They're totally different!' The next three panels are smaller and together take up the middle 1/3rd of the page. In the first, a cat nibbles on a houseplant and a baby also nibbles on a houseplant. In the second, a baby drops their sippy cup off their highchair, and a cat sits on a table next to them having just pushed off a glass which is smashed on the ground. In the third, comic lucy stands holded the baby, who is biting her cheek and pulling her hair, while a cat is attached to and biting her leg. The final panel takes the bottom 1/3 of the page. In it, lucy's partner has a laser pointer and is moving it around the floor as both the cat and the baby go after it. Comic Lucy is standing next to them and says 'Fine. There's some overlap'


I mean, not right away, but when the crawling starts.

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4 responses to “Baby Practice”

  1. Claudia McGill Avatar

    Perfect analogy. I would add, wait until the climbing starts (almost as effective as a cat’s jump and takes them to the same place). My granddaughter is almost 2. I fully believe she could join the cat on top of the fridge any day now. Anyway, I love these depictions, you’ve captured baby and cat teamed up and in action. Made me laugh.

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      Oh, she’s already starting to climb! Fortunately we have a way before she gets on the fridge, but into the dishwasher, over us, onto the couch, and up stairs are all happening at every opportunity. I’m in trouble.

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  2. itsmayurremember Avatar

    As a person who doesn’t have a baby but has had dogs, I would say dogs == babies in most cases too?

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      This is a controversial subject and people can get very weird about babies being compared to pets.

      That is to say, yes, definitely.


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