Breakages Must Be Paid For
If you have a little one then something is going to get broken/ruined eventually. It might be clothes, it might be jewellery, it might be the remote control, or it might just be your comics. You must face the fact that at some stage, eventually, your child will ruin one of your cherished comics.
Now that you’ve accepted that fact you have to know what to do to deal with this crisis. I’ll cut to the chase and give you the hot tip right now:
If the damage has already been done then there’s not much you can do, quite honestly. Especially if your child is young. The comic might be completely ruined, it might only be slightly dog eared, either way you must accept what it is and smile your way forward in life.
You have to accept the damage and move on. That’s the bad news. The good news is, you can minimise this sort of thing occurring in the first place but you need to be diligent.
- When reading a hardcover, always take the slip case off beforehand. Place it somewhere on your shelves where it will be kept safe.
- Don’t leave your comics on the floor. You might read your comics on the floor, I know I do, so be careful to always pack them away, even if you’re just getting up to grab a glass of water.
- Don’t use low shelves for your comics. Don’t use them for anything really. You might think you can stay on top of things but it’s always that one moment where your back is turned. Don’t risk it. I don’t know, maybe store their toys there…?
There are plenty of ways to safe guard your comics from your kids but the best two pieces of advice I can give you is to just get in the habit of keeping your precious floppies and trades out of harm’s way, and when they still get harmed just smile and laugh it off. It might be hard but there is no alternative. You’re welcome.