Meet the family of seven that lives in the commune-like Big House on the top of the hill in New Spork City.
I try to make these the most ‘basic’ of my stories, sticking to day-to-day things and vocabulary. There is not much absurdity or especially colorful language. These are not quite as humorous — or absurd — as the stories covering Carmen’s work-life balance, which are a little more difficult to read.
Generally, there are several one-page stories in a single ‘story arch.’ Because this is the series of stories that I personally pass out most often, they’re also the collection of stories that are growing the fastest.
- Two days with the O’Malleys. The stories start off simply enough with a worksheet introducing the family, and a collection of stories covering Sunday and Monday in the O’Malley family.
- Kids and school. Some of the most common topics for families are, of course, kids and their schools. In these stories, there are two different ‘problems’ in the school and parents venting about them.
- A class reunion. These stories are still under construction, but it can’t all be about the kids. The adults have lives, too, and sometimes mom just has to go off and have fun.