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This morning our breakfast table was fully overtaken by tween-age hormones. If my daughter rolled her eyes any harder she'd dislocate them. 
Which reminded me of the time her older brother came home from 1st or 2nd grade and went straight to work on making a remote control to operate her. My favorite button is "Be Nice". I could really have used that this morning. .
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#tweens #hormones #remote #eyeroll  #reallife #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #lifewithtweens #siblings #autobiocomics #cartoonillustration #parenting
This morning our breakfast table was fully overtaken by tween-age hormones. If my daughter rolled her eyes any harder she'd dislocate them. Which reminded me of the time her older brother came home from 1st or 2nd grade and went straight to work on making a remote control to operate her. My favorite button is "Be Nice". I could really have used that this morning. . .. . .. #tweens  #hormones  #remote  #eyeroll  #reallife  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #kids  #lifewithtweens  #siblings  #autobiocomics  #cartoonillustration  #parenting 
A few weeks ago the subject of bugs came up and I shared with the kids about the giant flying cockroaches that *can* be found here in Arizona (and other places). I cannot even express to you the magnitude of their reaction.  2 of them burst into full on sobbing. The other 2 clutched themselves in horror and asked why I would tell them that. 
It's not like I brought them one to look at, or worse, asked them to kill one. 
Some other time I'll tell you the story of how I discovered that those giant gnarly bugs fly. .
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#insects #cockroach #bugs #gross #lifewithkids #bugphobia #autobiocomics #comics #cartoonillustration #parenting #lifewithkids #momlife #estherssketchbook #crying
A few weeks ago the subject of bugs came up and I shared with the kids about the giant flying cockroaches that *can* be found here in Arizona (and other places). I cannot even express to you the magnitude of their reaction. 2 of them burst into full on sobbing. The other 2 clutched themselves in horror and asked why I would tell them that. It's not like I brought them one to look at, or worse, asked them to kill one. Some other time I'll tell you the story of how I discovered that those giant gnarly bugs fly. . .. . .. #insects  #cockroach  #bugs  #gross  #lifewithkids  #bugphobia  #autobiocomics  #comics  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #lifewithkids  #momlife  #estherssketchbook  #crying 
Here's how this went down:
Last week at breakfast the youngest was lamenting the fact that the school wasn't letting kids eat candy with their lunches. 
A few minutes later the kids loaded up in the car and I climbed in last. The oldest proceeds to tell me that he was suggesting his brother "gather up his friends and have a peaceful protest" in opposition to the no candy rule. He even went so far as to suggest they make signs and march around the school. 
Who is this kid?! I'm sure there are good reasons to stage a peaceful protest but this is not one of them. .
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#kids #lifeofaparent #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #protest #candy #parenting #schoollife #brothers #badadvice
Here's how this went down: Last week at breakfast the youngest was lamenting the fact that the school wasn't letting kids eat candy with their lunches. A few minutes later the kids loaded up in the car and I climbed in last. The oldest proceeds to tell me that he was suggesting his brother "gather up his friends and have a peaceful protest" in opposition to the no candy rule. He even went so far as to suggest they make signs and march around the school. Who is this kid?! I'm sure there are good reasons to stage a peaceful protest but this is not one of them. . .. . .. #kids  #lifeofaparent  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #protest  #candy  #parenting  #schoollife  #brothers  #badadvice 
A mom can't even fashion in this home. They are LINEN pants. 
LINEN.

Should I even mention that kid3 tried to leave the house with knee high multicolored socks and yellow shorts on this morning?! I refuse to listen to their fashion advice until they know how to dress themselves without looking like they're Oompa Loompas.
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#fashion #lifewithkids #parenting #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #fashionillustration #kidfashion #oompaloompa
A mom can't even fashion in this home. They are LINEN pants. LINEN. Should I even mention that kid3 tried to leave the house with knee high multicolored socks and yellow shorts on this morning?! I refuse to listen to their fashion advice until they know how to dress themselves without looking like they're Oompa Loompas. . .. . .. #fashion  #lifewithkids  #parenting  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #kids  #fashionillustration  #kidfashion  #oompaloompa 
He's smiling at you because he's nice! 
Or else he's exercising his sibling super power of mocking you with a mere smile while simultaneously tricking your mom into believing he's a pleasant and delightful young man. 
Brothers!
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#bros #brothers #siblings  #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #lifeofaparent #kids #lifewithkids
Hide and Seek is the most amusing between the ages of 2 and 3. My best hider was kid 3 because he has always been super quiet. He barely even talked to me at that age. The worst was kid 4 who thought he was supposed to tell you where he's hiding. Every.time.

Come to think of it there might only be a 1 year window when they're old enough to know how to hide but not so old that they don't want to play it anymore.
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#hideandseek #kids #lifewithtoddlers #preschoolers #cartoons #drawing #dailycomic #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife
Hide and Seek is the most amusing between the ages of 2 and 3. My best hider was kid 3 because he has always been super quiet. He barely even talked to me at that age. The worst was kid 4 who thought he was supposed to tell you where he's hiding. Every.time. Come to think of it there might only be a 1 year window when they're old enough to know how to hide but not so old that they don't want to play it anymore. . .. . .. #hideandseek  #kids  #lifewithtoddlers  #preschoolers  #cartoons  #drawing  #dailycomic  #autobiocomics  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife 
If you are feeling kind of small today take heart. Even us small humans - in stature or in spirit - can do big things. 
Holding onto this thought as I conquer the day.
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#encouragement #wordsofwisdom #cactus #barrelcactus #autobiocomics #kids #kidquotes #estherssketchbook #illustration #sketchbook #comics #momlife #desert #philosophy
Thoughts for Thursday. This one is a little hard to wrap my mind around but it made perfect sense to the 6 year old. 
I personally would fully embrace listening to mute when the kids get home from school. As a matter of fact, I'd be willing to pay for it.
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#sound #deepthoughts #mute #kidwisdom #kids #lifewithkids #parenting #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #cartoons
Toddlers who can't tell time but have the confidence to act like they do are the best! 
How long is 10 minutes exactly?! They don't know so you go ahead and put them to bed at whenever o'clock you feel like. .
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#toddlers #toddlerlife #nightnight  #bedtime #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #lifewithtoddlers #preschoolers #cartoons
Back to school. WOOHOOOO!! Apparently the 5th grader is memorizing part of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrimp" as she put it. Not sure if this is a parody of the comedy or a huge misunderstanding of what she's reading. 
I'm  picturing a puppet show with various sea creatures, a super shrewy shrimp .... Maybe I'm taking this too far. .
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#shakespeare #shrimp #comedy #schoolprojects #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #cartoons
Back to school. WOOHOOOO!! Apparently the 5th grader is memorizing part of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrimp" as she put it. Not sure if this is a parody of the comedy or a huge misunderstanding of what she's reading. I'm picturing a puppet show with various sea creatures, a super shrewy shrimp .... Maybe I'm taking this too far. . .. . .. #shakespeare  #shrimp  #comedy  #schoolprojects  #autobiocomics  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #kids  #cartoons 
Here's how it went down.....
The kids decided to start a band with their last days of Spring Break looming. After debating a band name for several minutes they decided who would play what. Naturally the youngest, who has been beatboxing since age 2, is on the drums. 
Surprisingly, everyone was getting along for about 10 minutes - a near record. 
UNTIL a band member who shall remain nameless, imposed an arbitrary hour and a half practice on each of them. OF COURSE A riot ensued. She stomped off in a huff to her bedroom where she remained until told we were going out to eat. 
And that's how the band The Woodchucks began and ended in the same afternoon during Spring Break 2018.
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#autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #musicband #woodchucks #springbreak #cartoons
Here's how it went down..... The kids decided to start a band with their last days of Spring Break looming. After debating a band name for several minutes they decided who would play what. Naturally the youngest, who has been beatboxing since age 2, is on the drums. Surprisingly, everyone was getting along for about 10 minutes - a near record. UNTIL a band member who shall remain nameless, imposed an arbitrary hour and a half practice on each of them. OF COURSE A riot ensued. She stomped off in a huff to her bedroom where she remained until told we were going out to eat. And that's how the band The Woodchucks began and ended in the same afternoon during Spring Break 2018. . .. . .. #autobiocomics  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #kids  #musicband  #woodchucks  #springbreak  #cartoons 
Welcome to spring break everyone!
No pina coladas and exotic vacation spots here. Instead kids who can't be woken on school mornings suddenly pop out of bed before the crack of dawn. 
It's nearly as good [sarcasm] . ūüė£ūüė™ūüćĶ
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#lifewithkids #sleepin #coffeeinpeace #momlife #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #kids #springbreak  #estherssketchbook #parenting #autobiocomics #cartoonillustration
Guys. Seriously. I don't even know what to say. Yes, this really happened. Just last week. I'm pretty sure I know who the culprit was because only one kid volunteered to clean it up but I don't think I'll ever know the  answer to ALL the questions. . .
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#meatball #bathroom #lifewithboys #boys  #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting
Guys. Seriously. I don't even know what to say. Yes, this really happened. Just last week. I'm pretty sure I know who the culprit was because only one kid volunteered to clean it up but I don't think I'll ever know the answer to ALL the questions. . . . .. #meatball  #bathroom  #lifewithboys  #boys  #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting 
Flashback to last week when kid3 told me that I was sensitive for wanting him to wash his hands. 
Flu season hit us hard this year ...wonder why? Guess he's working on building up his immune system. And our whole family in the process. .
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting 
#germs #fluseason #illness #handwashing #sensitive
Flashback to last week when kid3 told me that I was sensitive for wanting him to wash his hands. Flu season hit us hard this year ...wonder why? Guess he's working on building up his immune system. And our whole family in the process. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting ¬† #germs  #fluseason  #illness  #handwashing  #sensitive 
Happy Friday! Today we have Misheard Song Lyrics V2. Add to it that the youngest thinks the Dreamers are saying "bankrobber". Turns out the song is saying "painkiller" which I only figured out when I saw the title of the song. Who knew?! Not us for sure. That's some very fast syllables.

P.s. I had no idea what  to draw for pagan. .
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#songlyrics #painkiller #dreamers #musicwithkids #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting
Happy Friday! Today we have Misheard Song Lyrics V2. Add to it that the youngest thinks the Dreamers are saying "bankrobber". Turns out the song is saying "painkiller" which I only figured out when I saw the title of the song. Who knew?! Not us for sure. That's some very fast syllables. P.s. I had no idea what to draw for pagan. . .. . .. #songlyrics  #painkiller  #dreamers  #musicwithkids  #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting 
I suppose when you're told that you take after your bald Papou (grandfather) you have to consider the full ramifications of what this means. 
11 seems a wee bit young for these kinds of concerns but our oldest has been old his whole life. .
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#tweens #anxiety #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #hairloss #cartoons #watercolorillustration #parenting #oldsoul
So very polite-ish.
You know, nice asking but ummm.

At least it's not like the time one of the boys decided to pee by a bush in the front yard. 
Sorry neighbors!
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #boys #raisingboys
Memory from that one time ever that my youngest slept past the sunrise and was surprised to find the "sky awake".
*sigh*

I hear rumor that they learn to sleep in but I'm skeptical. ...
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #sleepin #sunrise
I am drawing in my car because it may be the only safe place I can go to escape the Petri dish I call a  home. This isn't even worthy of color. 
We're now assembly lining sick kids. I thought we were through it after 4 weekends in a row with one kid sick each one but the flu decided to step up it's game yesterday and took 3 kids and 1 parent out. 
On the bright side I took full advantage of the misery to make some serious progress on taxes. 
I just want all of my kids in school for a whole week. Is that so much to ask?!
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#taxes #flu #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #drawing #imdone #parentlife #lifewithkids
I am drawing in my car because it may be the only safe place I can go to escape the Petri dish I call a home. This isn't even worthy of color. We're now assembly lining sick kids. I thought we were through it after 4 weekends in a row with one kid sick each one but the flu decided to step up it's game yesterday and took 3 kids and 1 parent out. On the bright side I took full advantage of the misery to make some serious progress on taxes. I just want all of my kids in school for a whole week. Is that so much to ask?! . .. . .. #taxes  #flu  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife  #kids  #drawing  #imdone  #parentlife  #lifewithkids 
"Security bacon"...
I think this is taking bacon love to another level. .
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#bacon #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife #kids #lifewithkids #cartoon
Parenting. Ugh.

I very subtly try to remind my kids of their chores. 
I am trying to instill in my kids that they should do their chores without my reminder. It's painful...for me at least. 
Suffering the natural consequences of not doing your responsibilities seems to fall solely on me. They don't seem to care that the dishes are overflowing in the sink and the trash can't be closed.

Maybe if I were to move the trash and dishes to their beds....
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#parenting #kids #chores #responsibility #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration #momhumor #sketchbook #comics #momlife
Parenting. Ugh. I very subtly try to remind my kids of their chores. I am trying to instill in my kids that they should do their chores without my reminder. It's painful...for me at least. Suffering the natural consequences of not doing your responsibilities seems to fall solely on me. They don't seem to care that the dishes are overflowing in the sink and the trash can't be closed. Maybe if I were to move the trash and dishes to their beds.... . .. . .. #parenting  #kids  #chores  #responsibility  #autobiocomics  #estherssketchbook  #illustration  #momhumor  #sketchbook  #comics  #momlife 
My 11yo daughter competed in her first #powerlifting competition this weekend but the rest of this picture is false. 
Her brothers found a big foam hand to cheer her on and made a little poster to hold up but they were too shy to actually use them. 
For her last lift I had them stand nearby so they could cheer her on but they stood there frozen and silent. I'm sure they were cheering loudly in their hearts. .
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#shy #introverts #weightlifting #cartoonillustration #parenting #lifewithkids #kids #autobiocomics #estherssketchbook #illustration
My 11yo daughter competed in her first #powerlifting  competition this weekend but the rest of this picture is false. Her brothers found a big foam hand to cheer her on and made a little poster to hold up but they were too shy to actually use them. For her last lift I had them stand nearby so they could cheer her on but they stood there frozen and silent. I'm sure they were cheering loudly in their hearts. . .. . .. #shy  #introverts  #weightlifting  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #lifewithkids  #kids  #autobiocomics  #estherssketchbook  #illustration 
Or Beavis & Butthead
Or Dumb and Dumber

My 2 younger boys came out with their shirts pulled over their heads, giggling wildly. I hope they are always the best of friends. .
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #brothers #bros #silly #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting
Unsure of what's going on in this picture? Naturally it's my husband teaching the kids the very necessary life skill of how to make armpit farts. 
At the dinner table.

Their dad has lots of mad skillz. This is merely one. .
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #farts #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #dads #dadhumor #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting
Going *way back* to last Wednesday where my oldest and I woke before 5 am to watch the super big blue blood moon with eclipse. That was pretty awesome to sit outside drinking coffee and sharing this experience. 
My alarm was kind enough to remind me this morning. *yawn*
[Note to self: cancel alarm]
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#eclipse #supermoon #lunar #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting
Going *way back* to last Wednesday where my oldest and I woke before 5 am to watch the super big blue blood moon with eclipse. That was pretty awesome to sit outside drinking coffee and sharing this experience. My alarm was kind enough to remind me this morning. *yawn* [Note to self: cancel alarm] . .. . .. #eclipse  #supermoon  #lunar  #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting 
Turns out that's 4 year old speak for "Ring of Fire". There was some definite cringe and questioning my better judgement until we figured out what he was requesting. 
Johnny Cash is totally legit.
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #music #toddlers #johnnycash #ringoffire
Awww, sister love! 
But, seriously, what did she expect? Brothers have been grossed out by sister kisses since the beginning of time. .
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #brothers #sisters #siblings
Sorry, ladies he's only 7. Plus he's a super Mama's boy so you wouldn't want him. ūüėč

What a doll!
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #happybirthday #mamasboy
Science!
Being that I have 3 boys and a girl who can totally hang with the boys, there is no shortage of fart quotes wafting around the house. 
Plus having one who's been a little professor since age 2 we have the bonus that also get to learn random facts about all kinds of bodily functions. ūü§Ę
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #farts #gas #science.
Science! Being that I have 3 boys and a girl who can totally hang with the boys, there is no shortage of fart quotes wafting around the house. Plus having one who's been a little professor since age 2 we have the bonus that also get to learn random facts about all kinds of bodily functions. ūü§Ę . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #farts  #gas  #science .
Notice anything different? It's hard to see. My daughter got a new "accessory" last week. 
Shortly after Christmas we found out that her "mild" hearing loss had doubled to "moderate" and she was now a candidate for a hearing aid. 
I had noticed some things but really we didn't know. We didn't know she couldn't hear all the little things. She can't hear the ticking clock, the refrigerator noises. She feels picked on because she can't hear me addressing her brothers. She feels left out a lot. 
She chose a bright red hearing aid, in spite of feeling self-conscious about wearing one. The first day wearing it to school was a little rough - she was embarrassed and wanted to take it off as soon as she got into the car. You seriously can only see it if you're looking for it, but she doesn't know that. She feels like everyone can tell. 
In one week it's already having a big impact on her quality of life, the way she perceives people and bonus, the volume has gone down in our home. 
This is a totally new world we're navigating together. If you have a hearing aid, what were some of the benefits you've found? [I sought her permission before posting this. Community is so important.] #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #teens #momlife #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #hearingloss #hearingaid #tween #resound
Notice anything different? It's hard to see.¬†My daughter got a new "accessory" last week. Shortly after Christmas we found out that her "mild" hearing loss had doubled to "moderate" and she was now a candidate for a hearing aid. I had noticed some things but really we didn't know. We didn't know she couldn't hear¬†all the little things. She can't hear the ticking clock, the refrigerator noises. She feels picked on because she can't hear me addressing her brothers. She feels left out a lot. She chose a bright red hearing aid, in spite of feeling self-conscious about wearing one. The first day wearing it to school was a little rough - she was embarrassed and wanted to take it off as soon as she got into the car.¬†You seriously can only see it if you're looking for it, but she doesn't know that. She feels like everyone can tell. In one week it's already having a big impact on her quality of life, the way she perceives people and bonus, the volume has gone down in our home. This is a totally new world we're navigating together. If you have a hearing aid, what were some of the benefits you've found? [I sought¬†her permission before¬†posting this. Community is so important.] #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #teens  #momlife  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #hearingloss  #hearingaid  #tween  #resound 
It's so so sad when your little one isn't just spending his weekend sick but even worse, that he missed his friends birthday party. He had been so excited with anticipation for 2 whole weeks. 
It's hard to be a parent and powerless to change even these little things. .
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #lifewithkids #parentlife #parenthumor #momhumor #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #cartoonillustration #parenting #flu #sick
It's so so sad when your little one isn't just spending his weekend sick but even worse, that he missed his friends birthday party. He had been so excited with anticipation for 2 whole weeks. It's hard to be a parent and powerless to change even these little things. . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #flu  #sick 
The 3 boys are typically in charge of cleaning their bathroom. I prefer to pretend that their bathroom doesn't exist or else risk getting supremely grossed out. 
So, dear friends, I really really like you. Thanks for giving me notice so I can pull out my hazmat suit and rubber gloves and make sure I've not exposed you to the petrie dish that is the boys bathroom. .
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The 3 boys are typically in charge of cleaning their bathroom. I prefer to pretend that their bathroom doesn't exist or else risk getting supremely grossed out. So, dear friends, I really really like you. Thanks for giving me notice so I can pull out my hazmat suit and rubber gloves and make sure I've not exposed you to the petrie dish that is the boys bathroom. . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #lifewithkids  #parentlife  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #toilet  #gross  #cleaning 
Flashback to my first autiobiocomic. 
Still relevant. 
I've had a coooooollllldddd, okay?! Or maybe this is just a thing I do now. 
Either way, it doesn't keep ME awake, so what's the problem? . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #draw #dailydrawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook  #comicstrip #marriage #marriedlife #momhumor #cartooning #cartoon #autobiocomics #instacomic #webtoon #cartoonist #cartoonillustration #flashbackfriday
No. Just no.
What else can you do?!
Sleep
Lay in bed quietly
Pretend like you're sleeping 
Practice the quiet game
Count sheep
Whatever it is it needs to include 3 things - bed, quiet, and you, kid.
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No. Just no. What else can you do?! Sleep Lay in bed quietly Pretend like you're sleeping Practice the quiet game Count sheep Whatever it is it needs to include 3 things - bed, quiet, and you, kid. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw 
I love the ways toddlers misunderstand words, especially when it seems somewhat appropriate. 
I don't know about you but I've definitely been so busy it makes me dizzy. 
Here's to a less dizzy week ahead!
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I love the ways toddlers misunderstand words, especially when it seems somewhat appropriate. I don't know about you but I've definitely been so busy it makes me dizzy. Here's to a less dizzy week ahead! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #momhumor  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw 
Breakfast convos are my favorite! "Mom, is garorange a word?"
"How about 'door hinge'? Does that rhyme?"
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Me: "you can't just make up a word to find one that rhymes!" Orange you going to guess what fruit the kids had for breakfast this morning? .
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Well, I like to call them pants but maybe that's just me. 
Anyone else's kids sometimes wear their sweaters as pants? 
Just me?
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Real people. 
Real conversations. 
I'm just hoping he wasn't in the room at all, but how would I know? 
I didn't see him anywhere.
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Real people. Real conversations. I'm just hoping he wasn't in the room at all, but how would I know? I didn't see him anywhere. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw 
Proud parent moment!

My 13yo has discovered a hidden talent. This semester he studies music and they now have a RECORDER. 
Bless us all. 
He has been practicing the recorder for many, many unforgettable moments - time that we can never get back; in the car, at the dinner table, while trying to have a conversation, around the house like the Pied Piper from 6am to 8pm. 
Yesterday he took it to a new level and started playing it through his nose. I KNOW! Who knew that he was so very creative?! I am not sure if I should be crying that THIS is what he's decided to focus his free time on or proud of him that he's actually putting effort into something. 
He can also play Mary Had a Little Lamb. 
Through his nose of course. 
SO so proud. . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #draw #dailydrawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #comicstrip #lifewithkids #parentlife #lifeofaparent #parenthumor #parentinghumor #momhumor #cartooning #cartoon #teens #webcomic  #autobiocomics #instacomic #webtoon #cartoonist #cartoonillustration #parenting #parentingftw #music #recorder
Proud parent moment! My 13yo has discovered a hidden talent. This semester he studies music and they now have a RECORDER. Bless us all. He has been practicing the recorder for many, many unforgettable moments - time that we can never get back; in the car, at the dinner table, while trying to have a conversation, around the house like the Pied Piper from 6am to 8pm. Yesterday he took it to a new level and started playing it through his nose. I KNOW! Who knew that he was so very creative?! I am not sure if I should be crying that THIS is what he's decided to focus his free time on or proud of him that he's actually putting effort into something. He can also play Mary Had a Little Lamb. Through his nose of course. SO so proud. . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #teens  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #music  #recorder 
One night I was putting #3 (then in Kindergarten) to bed and he told me that a girl in his class wished he was dead. Naturally, I was skeptical and asked him what happened. He then told me that his row neighbor who knew he was allergic to dairy had literally been sticking her lunch cheese on his arm.

I prefer to think she was testing out a scientific hypothesis rather than the idea that she was a ruthless bully preying on my child's compromised immune system in the hopes of causing him imminent peril. 
Possibly the Mama Bear came out a bit. 
Food allergies are serious business. .
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One night I was putting #3  (then in Kindergarten) to bed and he told me that a girl in his class wished he was dead.¬†Naturally, I was skeptical and asked him what happened. He then told me that his row neighbor who knew he was allergic to dairy had literally been sticking her lunch cheese on his arm. I prefer to think she was testing out a scientific hypothesis rather than the idea that she was a ruthless bully preying on my child's compromised immune system in the hopes of causing him imminent peril. Possibly the Mama Bear came out a bit. Food allergies are serious business. . .. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #foodallergies  #anaphylaxis  #allergies  #mamabear 
I felt pretty cute in my new "flecked kimono cardigan" until I picked the kids up from school, at which point I felt a wee bit self conscious.

Kids have a way of doing that to you. On the plus side they said I was the sensei and they are my ninjas which might come in handy. 
P.s. I can draw myself as young looking as I want.  It's called artistic license. .
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I felt pretty cute in my new "flecked kimono cardigan" until I picked the kids up from school, at which point I felt a wee bit self conscious. Kids have a way of doing that to you. On the plus side they said I was the sensei and they are my ninjas which might come in handy. P.s. I can draw myself as young looking as I want. It's called artistic license. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #fashionillustration  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw ¬†#ninjas 
Apparently the actor and his sister had an "artistic disagreement" and the show fell apart. 
Naturally we were devastated. 
My youngest is 7 today! He's smart, spunky, hilarious and he was born with a special story. If it hadnt been for my pregnancy with him it's hard to know how long my bladder cancer would have gone undetected.
Happy birthday little P!
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Apparently the actor and his sister had an "artistic disagreement" and the show fell apart. Naturally we were devastated. My youngest is 7 today! He's smart, spunky, hilarious and he was born with a special story. If it hadnt been for my pregnancy with him it's hard to know how long my bladder cancer would have gone undetected. Happy birthday little P! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw ¬†#lifesaver 
Still unburying from laundry...christmas break...kids home...all the cookies... Kid 3 couldnt find ANY school pants this morning.  They apparently went on break also so more laundry started before school drop off. 
Lame.

On the bright side...LOOK! Matching socks!
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Still unburying from laundry...christmas break...kids home...all the cookies... Kid 3 couldnt find ANY school pants this morning. They apparently went on break also so more laundry started before school drop off. Lame. On the bright side...LOOK! Matching socks! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #laundry 
My sweet girl helped me make a salad when I was sick last week. She announced "first time cutting an onion!" like it was a moment to commemorate. She also kept running out of the room to try to stop the tears. 
Good times. 
Today there are tears because we're leaving the beach and returning to the desert. No onion necessary. .
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My sweet girl helped me make a salad when I was sick last week. She announced "first time cutting an onion!" like it was a moment to commemorate. She also kept running out of the room to try to stop the tears. Good times. Today there are tears because we're leaving the beach and returning to the desert. No onion necessary. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #chef  #vacation  #cooking 
There are 6 of us in a hotel room. The kids are...Loud. The struggle is real. My hubs suggested we play the Quiet Game in an effort to give ourselves and the neighbors a break. 
It did not go well. 
3 kids crying. One kicked in the crotch. One slamming doors. There was great weeping and gnashing of teeth. .
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There are 6 of us in a hotel room. The kids are...Loud. The struggle is real. My hubs suggested we play the Quiet Game in an effort to give ourselves and the neighbors a break. It did not go well. 3 kids crying. One kicked in the crotch. One slamming doors. There was great weeping and gnashing of teeth. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#quietgame 
The only thing that keeps me up to midnight these days is a kid throwing up. Here's to NOT making it 'til midnight this year.

Cheers!

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The only thing that keeps me up to midnight these days is a kid throwing up. Here's to NOT making it 'til midnight this year. Cheers! #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #newyear  #celebrate  #2018  #happynewyear 
Watching the sun set over the ocean.‚úĒ Morning snuggles while watching Natgeo kids? ‚úĒ

Sleeping in? ‚ĚĆ

2 out of 3 is not bad. .
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Watching the sun set over the ocean.‚úĒ Morning snuggles while watching Natgeo kids? ‚úĒ Sleeping in? ‚ĚĆ 2 out of 3 is not bad. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #vacation  #snuggles 
I may have been a wee bit resentful when I drew this. To be clear about what I'm saying here, I am not bragging that I can do more when I'm sick than my husband. 
What I'm saying is that I'm TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY JEALOUS that he can lay in bed and recover. I'm not blaming him - I'm blaming the kids. They won't ask him to do anything for them when he's NOT sick, so I certainly wouldn't expect them to ask him to, say, mend their socks like they asked me to do when I'm sick. 
Maybe that's why I can't seem to get better. 
Here's to a healthy 2018! . . . .

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I may have been a wee bit resentful when I drew this. To be clear about what I'm saying here, I am not bragging that I can do more when I'm sick than my husband. What I'm saying is that I'm TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY JEALOUS that he can lay in bed and recover. I'm not blaming him - I'm blaming the kids. They won't ask him to do anything for them when he's NOT sick, so I certainly wouldn't expect them to ask him to, say, mend their socks like they asked me to do when I'm sick. Maybe that's why I can't seem to get better. Here's to a healthy 2018! . . . . #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #marriage 
My oldest was telling dad/uncle jokes by the time he was 8. 
He's going to be the king of jokes by the time he's an actual dad/uncle.

That will be sooo egg-selent!
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My oldest was telling dad/uncle jokes by the time he was 8. He's going to be the king of jokes by the time he's an actual dad/uncle. That will be sooo egg-selent! . .. .. . #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #dadjokes  #unclejokes  #eggs 
ūüĆ≤Merry *yawn* Christmas! ūüĆ≤

On Christmas Eve the children were nestled all snug in their beds.
At 7:30.

They put themselves to bed early so they could enter the sleep time machine to transport them to Christmas morning. And that's how our Christmas began at 5:30am. .
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ūüĆ≤Merry *yawn* Christmas! ūüĆ≤ On Christmas Eve the children were nestled all snug in their beds. At 7:30. They put themselves to bed early so they could enter the sleep time machine to transport them to Christmas morning. And that's how our Christmas began at 5:30am. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#merrychristmas 
Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like gathering around a gingerbread house to build it together.

One kid is missing - he's busy searching for the I in TEAM. One kid ate all the fruit gels off the house - I think for some kind of revenge. One spilled sprinkles all over the floor. And one yelled ... A LOT.

I made sure not to be around for this bit of fun. Glad my parents could be here to share in this particular Christmas Joy.
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Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like gathering around a gingerbread house to build it together. One kid is missing - he's busy searching for the I in TEAM. One kid ate all the fruit gels off the house - I think for some kind of revenge. One spilled sprinkles all over the floor. And one yelled ... A LOT. I made sure not to be around for this bit of fun. Glad my parents could be here to share in this particular Christmas Joy. . .. . ..#estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix  #Christmas  #gingerbreadhouse 
Late yesterday afternoon I realized I needed a few things from the store. I'm a slave to routine so this is like pulling my teeth out. Fortunately for me my youngest decided to tag along. He is so sweet!

When we got home he told my husband that going to the store with me was great because it was like we were on a date together. ūüíē
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Late yesterday afternoon I realized I needed a few things from the store. I'm a slave to routine so this is like pulling my teeth out. Fortunately for me my youngest decided to tag along. He is so sweet! When we got home he told my husband that going to the store with me was great because it was like we were on a date together. ūüíē . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix 
At a Christmas patch can we have hot chocolate with marshmallows and go on a sleigh ride? Can I ride a reindeer there?
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A Christmas patch sounds all kinds of amazing! I want to go! .
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At a Christmas patch can we have hot chocolate with marshmallows and go on a sleigh ride? Can I ride a reindeer there? ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ ūüĆ≤ A Christmas patch sounds all kinds of amazing! I want to go! . . . . #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#christmas  #holidayseason 
The younger 2 like to go to the park so they can work on their "parkour". As a mom I totally embrace this version of #parkour. Please nobody tell them that they're doing it wrong. ūüėĮ
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The younger 2 like to go to the park so they can work on their "parkour". As a mom I totally embrace this version of #parkour . Please nobody tell them that they're doing it wrong. ūüėĮ . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix 
I loved taking half of the kids to see the Nutcracker with @swballett. The ballet was fantastic - my favorite annual tradition!

Now breathe because there's only 8 days until Christmas. .
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I loved taking half of the kids to see the Nutcracker with @swballett. The ballet was fantastic - my favorite annual tradition! Now breathe because there's only 8 days until Christmas. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #localaz  #ballet  #christmas  #nutcracker  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix 
My sweet but loud child has hearing loss but so far not enough to require a hearing aid. That's why this little bit of irony seems to keep happening. .
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My sweet but loud child has hearing loss but so far not enough to require a hearing aid. That's why this little bit of irony seems to keep happening. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#reallife  #hearingloss 
"Punch yo self in the face" is the new #strongman competition. Started right here by the 6 year old - pm me for more info on this incredible new strength training and nutrition program. 
Gainz!
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"Punch yo self in the face" is the new #strongman  competition. Started right here by the 6 year old - pm me for more info on this incredible new strength training and nutrition program. Gainz! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#strengthtraining  #gainz 
Dictionary says:
wa·zoo
w√§ňązoÕěo/
noun
the anus

Uh. I think I'm gonna keep it a little more vague than that.
And maybe use that expression a little less.
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Dictionary says: wa¬∑zoo w√§ňązoÕěo/ noun the anus Uh. I think I'm gonna keep it a little more vague than that. And maybe use that expression a little less. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#wazoo 
She asked if she could hang Christmas lights on the kid's tree. I said sure. 
She got just a weeee bit angry.

One more step towards adulthood.
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She asked if she could hang Christmas lights on the kid's tree. I said sure. She got just a weeee bit angry. One more step towards adulthood. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#christmastree  #hanginglights 
Ladies and gentlemen - we have our very first TEEN! Happy birthday to our oldest. This particular quote is from his 10th birthday when - I guess - he thought he was now a grown up. 
He's clever, witty, loves all things technology, thrives on learning and is so much the absent-minded professor. 
Now I need to brace myself for 12 more years of children dominoing through their teens. ūüė≤
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Ladies and gentlemen - we have our very first TEEN! Happy birthday to our oldest. This particular quote is from his 10th birthday when - I guess - he thought he was now a grown up. He's clever, witty, loves all things technology, thrives on learning and is so much the absent-minded professor. Now I need to brace myself for 12 more years of children dominoing through their teens. ūüė≤ . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #teens  #teenager  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix 
"Lift your leg up and just tuck it behind your armpit. Then reach back and grasp your hands behind your back. Once you have that you can try to bend at the hips." I'm not sure what this Yoga pose is actually called but I'm pretty sure it should be "falling tree" - that's what I'll look like when my balance gives way while still vainly hoping for my hands to find each other behind my back. 
Timber!!! My hands never did find each other - maybe they were an inch away or maybe they were a foot away, or maybe they were on high alert in case of the inevitable fall. I have no idea. I'm proud to report that I didn't fall over - not even once - but I'm certain that if I'd achieved the hand grasping I would fo sho fall and those hands would be clutching each other for dear life. 
That would have been all kinds of ugly. 
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"Lift your leg up and just tuck it behind your armpit. Then reach back and grasp your hands behind your back. Once you have that you can try to bend at the hips." I'm not sure what this Yoga pose is actually called but I'm pretty sure it should be "falling tree" - that's what I'll look like when my balance gives way while still vainly hoping for my hands to find each other behind my back. Timber!!! My hands never did find each other - maybe they were an inch away or maybe they were a foot away, or maybe they were on high alert in case of the inevitable fall. I have no idea. I'm proud to report that¬†I didn't fall over - not even once - but I'm certain that if I'd achieved the hand grasping I would fo sho fall and those hands would be clutching each other for dear life. That would have been all kinds of ugly. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #reallife  #yoga  #namaste  #fitness  #exercise  #comicstrip  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  ¬†#webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #yogi  ¬†#igersphoenix 
Tis the season forChristmas OCD! 
Kids putting 8 ornaments on one branch drive you batty? Feel compelled to rearrange the Fisher Price nativity set each time your kids finish playing with it?

Time to add a lot more rum to your eggnog. You got this! 
Only 3 more weeks of Christmas left. Then you can switch back to your regular brand of OCD. 
In the mean time I'm just going to have to find somewhere to sit that doesn't have me wanting to redo the window clings the kids put up.
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Tis the season forChristmas OCD! Kids putting 8 ornaments on one branch drive you batty? Feel compelled to rearrange the Fisher Price nativity set each time your kids finish playing with it? Time to add a lot more rum to your eggnog. You got this! Only 3 more weeks of Christmas left. Then you can switch back to your regular brand of OCD. In the mean time I'm just going to have to find somewhere to sit that doesn't have me wanting to redo the window clings the kids put up. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#christmas  #holiday  #tistheseason 
My rough and tumble ladybug is 11 today! She's traded in her tomboy ways for skirts and hair struggles but she still the strongest kid I know in every sense of the word. She loves squishies, phoning friends, emojis, power lifting, sports and the color orange. She sets high goals and wants to be a pro football player when she grows up. 
She entered this world in a sprint and hasn't slowed down yet. Happy birthday sweet girl!
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My rough and tumble ladybug is 11 today! She's traded in her tomboy ways for skirts and hair struggles but she still the strongest kid I know in every sense of the word. She loves squishies, phoning friends, emojis, power lifting, sports and the color orange. She sets high goals and wants to be a pro football player when she grows up. She entered this world in a sprint and hasn't slowed down yet. Happy birthday sweet girl! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#happybirthday 
Sometimes you have to listen around the words. 
Translation: "I enjoy a good pie crust but have not found a filling that fulfills my culinary expectations and immature palette."
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Sometimes you have to listen around the words. Translation: "I enjoy a good pie crust but have not found a filling that fulfills my culinary expectations and immature palette." . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#arizonaartist 
** Guest Appearance **
I had the pleasure of spending time with this silly 3yo recently. Here's what happened: he came up to me with his hands behind his back and a big smile on his face. 
He says "guess what I have?", so so sweetly. When I asked what he  got a huge dimpled grin, held his arm out and said "THIS!", holding a dead cricket between his finger and thumb.
It was not what I was expecting. At all.
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** Guest Appearance ** I had the pleasure of spending time with this silly 3yo recently. Here's what happened: he came up to me with his hands behind his back and a big smile on his face. He says "guess what I have?", so so sweetly. When I asked what he got a huge dimpled grin, held his arm out and said "THIS!", holding a dead cricket between his finger and thumb. It was not what I was expecting. At all. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#bugs 
What exactly ARE giblets?!
No, don't tell me - I don't want to know.  Let's just skip the turkey and go right to the pie. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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What exactly ARE giblets?! No, don't tell me - I don't want to know. Let's just skip the turkey and go right to the pie. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Happy Thanksgiving! . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#thanksgiving  #turkeyday  #giblets 
My mistake for answering her honestly that I was not *exactly* going the speed limit. 
When I went to pick her up from school she said "I thought you were in jail! "

And, yes, I am that short.
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My mistake for answering her honestly that I was not *exactly* going the speed limit. When I went to pick her up from school she said "I thought you were in jail! " And, yes, I am that short. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#speedlimit 
What a fun project, sketching the local girls high school volleyball team.

It was such a pleasure to work with volleyball great @pytallman. Here's a few of my favorites from the 15 drawings. 
Special thanks to the amazing @kimjphotography for the reference photos. .
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What a fun project, sketching the local girls high school volleyball team. It was such a pleasure to work with volleyball great @pytallman. Here's a few of my favorites from the 15 drawings. Special thanks to the amazing @kimjphotography for the reference photos. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #cartoons  #kids  #volleyball  #cartoon  #team  #instagramaz  #instaphx  #sketch  #365daysofart  #webcomic ¬†#sketchdailies  #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix ¬†#localaz  #arizonaartist 
True story - a friend recently told me her kid asked her to STOP putting notes in their lunch. 
See, we can't win.
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True story - a friend recently told me her kid asked her to STOP putting notes in their lunch. See, we can't win. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #igersphoenix 
First off, everyone knows your wish won't come true if you say it out loud. 
Second, Batman IS already real, obvs. .
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First off, everyone knows your wish won't come true if you say it out loud. Second, Batman IS already real, obvs. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #superheroes  #batman 
First of all, take note that this was not during Halloween dress up season.

I'm fairly confident that our kids embarrass us when they are young as some kind of preemptive payback to us embarrassing them when they get older. .
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First of all, take note that this was not during Halloween dress up season. I'm fairly confident that our kids embarrass us when they are young as some kind of preemptive payback to us embarrassing them when they get older. . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #autobiocomics  #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw 
Does this happen to anyone else? 
We've lost cumulative hours being held hostage by what we refer to as "long-time poopers". 2 out of 4 are efficient poopers. 
I'm not going to name any names here but the other 2 once held us hostage at a restaurant for 45 minutes after we'd finished eating. One went in and just when we thought we were ready to leave, the other one decided they had to go too. ūüí©ūüė≠
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #draw #dailydrawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #comicstrip #lifewithkids #parentlife #lifeofaparent #parenthumor #parentinghumor #momhumor #cartooning #cartoon #toddlerlife #webcomic  #instacomic #webtoon #cartoonist #cartoonillustration #parenting #parentingftw #poop #pottytraining #toilettraining with @jtwoodchuck
Does this happen to anyone else? We've lost cumulative hours being held hostage by what we refer to as "long-time poopers". 2 out of 4 are efficient poopers. I'm not going to name any names here but the other 2 once held us hostage at a restaurant for 45 minutes after we'd finished eating. One went in and just when we thought we were ready to leave, the other one decided they had to go too. ūüí©ūüė≠ . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #poop  #pottytraining  #toilettraining  with @jtwoodchuck
Incidentally, what do you call a singular piece of clothing? "Clo" is so much more concise - we should totally adopt it into the real dictionary. 
I feel a wee bit sad when they stop using words from the kidionary and start to grow up a bit. ūüôĀ
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#estherssketchbook #illustration #drawing #draw #dailydrawing #sketchdailies #sketchbook #kids #comicstrip #lifewithkids #parentlife #lifeofaparent #parenthumor #parentinghumor #momhumor #cartooning #cartoon #toddlerlife #webcomic  #instacomic #webtoon #cartoonist #cartoonillustration #parenting #parentingftw #dictionary #definitions
Incidentally, what do you call a singular piece of clothing? "Clo" is so much more concise - we should totally adopt it into the real dictionary. I feel a wee bit sad when they stop using words from the kidionary and start to grow up a bit. ūüôĀ . .. . .. #estherssketchbook ¬†#illustration ¬†#drawing  #draw  #dailydrawing  #sketchdailies  #sketchbook  #kids  #comicstrip  #lifewithkids  #parentlife ¬†#lifeofaparent  #parenthumor  #parentinghumor  #momhumor  #cartooning  #cartoon  #toddlerlife  #webcomic ¬† #instacomic  #webtoon  #cartoonist  #cartoonillustration  #parenting  #parentingftw  #dictionary  #definitions