All of us, parents or not, know that having a child has its curses as well as blessings. From hearing their first word to changing diapers, raising a child is one hell of a rollercoaster that leaves parents exhausted, crying (happy tears or not) and passed out. Weng Chen, the Seattle-based genius behind ‘The Adventures of Messy Cow’ comics has rewarded us with another series, this time focusing on the many hazards that parents often face.
“I’ve done a lot of comics when I was younger but stopped for a long time. One side effect of having children is that it gives you the real sense of mortality. When my second child turned two, I had the urge to start again because if I didn’t, I might never achieve my dream.” Her latest series “How a two-year-old can hurt you” explores the various ways a child can hurt their parent in a comical, light-hearted way. “It was fun and meaningful to document my children’s growth, as well as mine. The parents from all over the world told me how this is just like their life experience. I’m happy to know that I was not alone in this situation, and so do other people who read my comics.” the mom of two added, commenting on what lied behind the series.