And This Too…

I came across this old comic Calvin and Hobbs strip on the internet a while back. It broke my heart.
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It’s not that Calvin is growing up which makes me sigh, for that is the natural way of things. It is through the use of pills (Ritalin?) that stymies his imagination and thus reduces Hobbs to his stuffed animal reality that saddens me.

Please note – this is not a post for or against the use of such medications for children. I understand that. Every child, every need is different and we can all tell stories siting the pros and cons for its need. This is more a bittersweet acknowledgement of this too shall pass in the time of imaginary friends however that passing occurs.
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4 thoughts on “And This Too…

  1. This is a hard call having had students who were medicated as well as those who were not. So, do we forego creativity in order to have a peaceful class. Yes, I do realize that some students just can’t function without medication.

  2. This cartoon made me think that it seems that kids have to leave behind their childhoods earlier and earlier these days, usually to focus on what others– adults– think is important.

  3. This is heartbreaking for me, too, Raivenne. So sad. I loved Calvin and Hobbs.

    Can you point me in the direction (direct link) of your Quadrille for dVerse? You put this link in the Linky. 😉

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