As browse through my “vault” of images to post this “looking back” entry, i am realizing i really wrote and story-boarded quite a few children’s tales when i was a new mom. That doesn’t seem weird to me. That’s where my head was after all. But i just don’t remember doing it! HA! Not remembering stuff is, strangely, the thing i remember best from those sleep-deprived days.
Anyway, upon seeing this artwork, i do instantly remember the premise of the story. It was based on my son, who was a gold-medal drooler back then…. (Seriously, he drooled more than 10 babies and i kept him in rotating bibs constantly!) and his favorite blue monkey toy who, sadly, caught the lions share of said drool and who had a little rattle thingy in his belly that sounded like a hiccup. i came up with a story about how Dr Drool was a superhero and Hiccup was his trusty sidekick. They saved the world by slaying bad guys with SWACKS on the hiney with soaking wet drool bibs. Yowch! Totally believable. i also had an angle where the bad guys would always scare Hiccup’s hiccups away at the end of the mission… but they’d always come back. You know how it is. They always do.
If you think this story is silly, you’re probably right. But if you try thinking about it at 3am while in your 4th month of round-the-clock feedings and very little sleep…..trust me – IT IS HI-LAR-IOUS!