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This Mom’s Comics About The Difference Between First And Second Kids Is Hilariously Real

Don’t even pretend this isn’t true, parents.

Wang Chen (self-illustrated below) is a thirtysomething game designer in Seattle who dreams of becoming a comic artist.

Wang Chen (self-illustrated below) is a thirtysomething game designer in Seattle who dreams of becoming a comic artist.

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For example, she noted that what you eat during pregnancy is, uh, slightly different:

For example, she noted that what you eat during pregnancy is, uh, slightly different:

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How your partner treats you is slightly different too:

How your partner treats you is slightly different too:

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Your idea of what is hygienic for your kid also, uh, evolves:

Your idea of what is hygienic for your kid also, uh, evolves:

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What is suitable for your kid to eat evolves too:

What is suitable for your kid to eat evolves too:

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You become harder to impress the second time around:

You become harder to impress the second time around:

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But also harder to freak out:

But also harder to freak out:

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And hey — you make some compromises:

And hey — you make some compromises:

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Weng tells BuzzFeed that she started drawing comics for the first time in a long time after having kids. “When my second child turned two, I had the urge to start again because if I didn’t, I might never achieve my dream.”

Weng tells BuzzFeed that she started drawing comics for the first time in a long time after having kids. "When my second child turned two, I had the urge to start again because if I didn't, I might never achieve my dream."

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Her kids became a major inspiration. “I was constantly having thoughts and ideas from my daily life,” she says. “It’s been a fun and meaningful way to document my children’s growth — and mine.”

Her kids became a major inspiration. "I was constantly having thoughts and ideas from my daily life," she says. "It's been a fun and meaningful way to document my children's growth — and mine."

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Weng posted her first five comics on Imgur and saw them go viral. Since then, she’s received a wave of good reactions (but also some bad ones).

Weng posted her first five comics on Imgur and saw them go viral. Since then, she's received a wave of good reactions (but also some bad ones).

Weng — who is from China — says some people commented on her grammar, which she's working on.

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Overall, though, the reactions have been positive — sometimes more than she expected.

Overall, though, the reactions have been positive — sometimes more than she expected.

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“I was surprised when people told me ‘I cried when reading your work’ or ‘Thanks for giving me the strength,'” Weng says.

"I was surprised when people told me 'I cried when reading your work' or 'Thanks for giving me the strength,'" Weng says.

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“I guess everybody interprets them differently based on their own experiences. I just try to share my life in an authentic, humorous way.”

"I guess everybody interprets them differently based on their own experiences. I just try to share my life in an authentic, humorous way."

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SOURCE: BUZZFEED

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