I did this cartoon when I was newly wed & childless. Even so, maybe at that time I already had the "fear" of juggling between work and family. After my three kids arrived in this world, I could finally "confirm" what I drew was valid & true (when they're babies).
I did a lot of cartoons back in the 90s. I was newlywed and had a carefree year in the United States. I sent my cartoons back to Malaysia and most were published in the local newspaper (and I was rewarded with RM10 - RM20 for each cartoon published)
It's time go down the memory... and translate all to English.
I bought a toy gun for my son when he was young but never bought any for my two daughters. I'm quite against pretend gun play. Even so, I notice kids can turn anything into gun, including their fingers. It's hard to stop them from being imaginative!
Just take a look at Tian Zi's creative gun, it's made of a potato chip canister and a cup. She's aiming at the door and ready to SHOOT!
Hopefully when she's drinking water and eating potato chips, she's not thinking about shooting... and killing.