We go through a lot in our lifetime – too much to remember, and as Bob Dylan once sang, “Take care of all your memories / For you cannot relive them.”
Within twenty-four hours of becoming a dad, my brain was ready to explode from all the new, funny, and frustrating things that were going on in my life. Because parenthood goes by so fast, I started turning these memories and observations into parenting cartoons and letters that I will one day give to my son when he was old enough to appreciate it (maybe thirty years later when he has his own kids?!). But in the meantime, I’m hoping to share our journey and laughs with others.
Baba’s Fieldnotes is a collection of “parenting” moments in the form of cartoons and letters that reflect on what it means to be a parent today, finds the humor in life when you just want to cry, and celebrates the small and forgotten moments that come with raising a child.
As for me, my name is Jonathan. I’m a working dad, and when I’m not working, I am watching “Thomas the choo choo train” with my son, helping my wife keep the house in order, wishing we will get to sleep through the night, and drawing cartoons about all the aforementioned activities. I was raised in the U.S., and currently live in London, UK with my wife, dog, and toddler son whose name was decided by a chocolate drink (Milo). I like EDM and I only drink pour-over single origin coffee. I’m a tried and true millennial.