Mothers always make everything look so easy. But here's a little insight into what's really going on behind-the-scenes.
Motherhood is a rollercoaster ride that people who don't have children might not exactly understand. It's full of joy, laughter, love, exhaustion, invasion of privacy and so much more. And it's only the beginning. Sometimes you want to escape the chaos that is your kids, but then you just want to be with them — the little beings you carried for nine months who trust you with their life and love you unconditionally.
The feeling is hard to explain but this mother of two, artist Paula Kuka, illustrates it perfectly in her witty and extremely real comics on her Instagram handle, common_wild. As for her motivation for making them and putting them up on a platform, she tells Good Morning America, "My drawing aimed to highlight what you don’t see. I just sat down and drew all the things I might do at home with my kids, when the public gaze isn’t on me. Playing, cleaning, cooking, reading, dancing and comforting them. I drew it in not as a way to vilify the original cartoonist, but out of compassion for other mothers, with the hope I might make something stop and think before they judge a mother in public as they are only seeing a tiny fraction of what really goes on."
Well, here are 25 quirky illustrations that might help you recall what it's like raising kids.