How Many Licks Print

$ 40.00


How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? 

It turns out that a number of folks have tried to get to the bottom of this.  Several groups of students and researchers have conducted studies to find answers, and they all come up with varying results.

Apparently, the world really may never know how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. 

We looked forward to taking our kids to their first game at Wrigley Field for months. As we do for many of the firsts in our lives. Your first baseball game. Your first kiss. The first time you get to drive by yourself. The first place of your own. Your first child. 

We anticipate the first times and do our best to savor them. 

But the last times are different. They have a habit of sneaking up on us. Undoubtedly, there was a last time that I held my youngest daughter in the middle of the night, in a grouchy sleep-deprived state, comforting her – begging her — back to sleep. But I don’t remember it, because I didn’t realize it was the last time when it happened. 

The first times come with a lot of fanfare. But the last times come and go without a whisper. 

How many dinners do you have left with your parents?

How many anniversaries do you have left with your spouse? 

How many bedtime stories do you have left to read to your children? 

How many fishing trips do you have left with your grandchildren? 

How many licks? 

There is no machine we can build that will tell us. Not exactly. 

We can guess, we can estimate, we can hope for the best. 

But I bet that number is a lot smaller than we think it is. 

Live accordingly. 

product details

This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.

11"x14" Art Print. Each stunning, museum-quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper.

16"x20" and 24"x30" Gallery Canvas. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a durable, satin-finished canvas hand-stretched on locally sourced wood frames. It features archival inks, black edges, and comes ready to hang.

30"x24" Original Painting. Available here.

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