Friday, 4 October 2013

Drawn and Delivered

The NHS may be creaking at the seams, and maternity units may be under threat of closure due to lack of funds. But from one new mum, the service recently received the highest praise.


Ariel waddled into the labour ward, wearing a confident expression (top left) and was immediately given a gown to cover her modesty. Her husband, seen in the picture, reaching for Ariel’s hand, is every sketched woman’s dream. For a start, he has no mouth.

The nurse, in attendance, is perhaps a little too close to hubby, but at least she has taken the trouble to come to the party, wearing some clothes. She and Ariel display the same confident expression, although we can be certain that they are not related beyond sharing the same pencil.

So, after trying a couple of birthing positions on the delivery table, our expectant mum eventually opts for a place on the floor. Not before time, as the baby’s head and one of it’s arms are clearly visible.

Finally, it’s twins! A boy and a girl, who are up and walking as quick as you like, following Ariel around as she breaks in some new slippers.

She’s now on the waiting list for the removal of her over-developed shoulder pads.

10 comments:

  1. Great pictures and charming commentary!

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    1. Thanks, Vicki. This is the work of Thing 1, who has a penchant for applying bandages. Hmm...

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  2. Absolutely brilliant - love all the details! And the mouthless man :-) x

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    1. I just knew that the mouthless man would be popular, Teresa!

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  3. Highly entertaining, thank you Martin!

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    1. I just loved the various stages in this one, Christine. Glad you liked it.

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  4. I think the grands are demonstrating a family talent for storytelling!

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    1. Getting a glimpse into the way they see their world is better than anything, Susan.

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