As the mother of a 21-month-old boy, I have to say, I’ve been a bit surprised at all of the injuries I’ve managed to sustain at his adorably chubby little hands. He doesn’t hurt me on purpose (most of the time), but that doesn’t change the fact that a small noggin slammed straight into your nasal bone can make a grown woman cry.
Luckily, I’ve got a sensitive little soul on my hands this time around, so he does at least try to learn from his mistakes.
Still, I feel very seen by this new series of “The Adventures of Messy Cow” comics by brilliant artist and mom Weng Chen that focuses on the more physical hazards the parents of toddlers will inevitably face. If you’re in that stage of parenting (or are close enough to remember the pain) then there’s a good chance you will, too.
#10. Fun with co-sleeping.
#9. Dentists must pay the little buggers behind our backs.
#8. Poor daddies.
#7. Poor daddies, the sequel.
#6. Why my child never wears shoes in the house.
#5. Just avoid laying on the floor. Or the bed. Or the couch.
#4. You thought you were ready but you were wrong.
#3. The game you didn’t know you were playing until it was too late.
#1. Your massage therapist also gets it.
Stay on your toes, parents, and keep the ice packs and band-aids handy.