This cartoon was brought to my attention over the weekend, and the artist, Seppo, was kind enough to give me permission to share it. It won't be long before several rooms in my house looks like this, and I have a feeling that many of you will be in the same situation.

Seppo Leinonen is a cartoonist and illustrator from Finland. He lives with his wife, three sons, and two cats in an old wooden house in the countryside and enjoys observing small and large creatures and phenomena in both nature and politics. His cartoons can be seen at


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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