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Chapel’s mom is a crafty little bugger, huh? I’ve never had a time (that I can think of) when my parents had to trick me into being motivated. Still, I remember that my childhood best friend’s parents would promise him extra mac ‘n’ cheese if he did his chores, and then not actually give him any extra mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s a cruel world when it comes to motivating your children, especially if they wizen up after one too many tricks.

Have your parents ever lured you into doing something on false pretenses? Tell me your anecdotes and feel free to kvetch below!
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She PROBABLY should have seen that coming, haha!

I love the green stars in Chapel's hair, so pretty and different!
Emily14 8/21/12 reply
Back in my high school days, my mother sent me to a friends house. I did not have to beg her to let me, which was surprising. When I got home in the evening, my parents had rearranged my furniture, cleaned my room and threw out my rock collection. They found my dairy. They would not admit to reading it, but I bet they did.
Roq 8/20/12 reply
I never kept a dairy when i as young. Having Dyslexia then didn't help either. I did get better later on, but i had to work really hard to over come it.

Now that i am older, i ponder writing an autobiography lately.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 8/21/12 reply
You should write an autobiography, Taxil. You're a very interesting person!
Emma 8/23/12 reply
Oh wow, that's harsh! Especially your diary! Your parents sound strict, that's a bit much in my opinion...
Emma 8/23/12 reply
please update your tumblr! i really wish to see more of your artwork! they are amazing!
8/19/12 reply
I update it as quickly as I have finished drawings (I don't like to put up unfinished sketches) and the current drawing I'm working on is very complicated, so it'll be a while before it's updated. I'm SO glad you like my artwork!
Emma 8/19/12 reply
Hehehe, although it was a kinda mean trick... I once spent a summer taking care of 3 kids, I was always surprised at how effective it was if I turned everything into a "race" but made sure they would just barely finish ahead of me. I still think they knew what I was doing, but couldn't resist "beating" their older cousin.
Nefariousdro 8/18/12 reply
That's a good trick! Hey, whatever works when it comes to motivating kids, right? Sometimes I think I might have to do that in the cartooning workshops I teach, when kids aren't being very productive...
Emma 8/18/12 reply
Hi Emma! Are you still considering another Chapel drawing contest?
Ellie 8/17/12 reply
Yes, I just need to figure out a good timeframe for the contest that works for everyone! What would work for you?
Emma 8/18/12 reply
I can't really say a time, but I would be able to work on it more before school starts or over some weekend.
Ellie 8/18/12 reply
I agree with blaidd.
Ellie 8/20/12 reply
I suppose we could all just draw our versions of chapel and submit them. Then ask her to pick one. If she never holds a contest that is.
blaidd gwael 8/21/12 reply
That's a good idea. What do you think Emma????
Ellie 8/21/12 reply
I mean, I'd rather you hold an actual contest, but if that's not going to work blaidd's idea works.
Ellie 8/21/12 reply
You should have like a week long contest and then it'll be more likely to work for everyone.
blaidd gwael 8/20/12 reply
now this is cruel and funny at the same time. good job Miss Emma.

thankfully i was never suckered like chapel was when i was younger. i knew full well what i was getting into, even if i didn't like it.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 8/17/12 reply
"Cruel and funny at the same time" well, some things in life are like that, huh? Oh well!
Emma 8/18/12 reply
Awwww... It would have been nice to see chapel win for a change...
Miss L.S.P 8/17/12 reply
Someday she'll win...SOMEDAY!
Emma 8/17/12 reply
Probably... do you think it would be on her list of "Stuff I HAVE to do One day"? haha
Miss L.S.P 8/18/12 reply
Now that's just cruel. Heh)
Elm 8/17/12 reply
Difficult life, huh! Poor Chapel...
Emma 8/17/12 reply
Interesting hair ornament. Green twin star?
But... Chapel's hair looks like tomato аt the last panel)
Elm 8/19/12 reply
oh nooooo!Poor Chapel!
foiled again by her mom.....
Ava 8/17/12 reply
Yup, she can't ever get the best of her mom...!
Emma 8/17/12 reply
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