Parents know, that there are some quite big differences between having your first and second children. From different approaches to pregnancy, to slightly different ways the kids are raised once born. And these changes were beautifully illustrated by Weng Chen - an incredible artist, VR game designer and a mom from China, currently living in the US.


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Weng Chen was always close to the world of art. "When I was about 2, 3 years old, my mom drew me a little mermaid and told me the story," she wrote on her website. "I was fascinated, it was like magic that the most beautiful picture just came from my mom’s pen. I believe that was when I fell in love with drawing and storytelling."

Now she focuses on drawing comics about her dreams and daily lives raising her two daughters, Electra, the firstborn, and Ali, the secondborn, together with her husband. "Messycow comics were started with an impulse. I didn’t spend any time designing anything, just dove in and started drawing."

Her latest series of comics explain the differences between the firstborn and the secondborn children and the strips are hilarious. What do you think?

More info: wengchen.wordpress.com | Facebook

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Molly Tallmadge 7 months ago

THE SPIRITED AWAY REFERENCE...

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mellenheadgirl head 7 months ago

As a second born, I can definitely relate to this haha

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Lenka Čábalová 7 months ago

Exactly the same situation here with my first born toddler... am I a bad mother? :D

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ItsYaBoi 7 months ago

Yes exactly

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MEB 7 months ago

I am currently pregnant with our first, which is also gonna be our last because of my age. Yesterday, Dear Husband and I have seen baby on the ultrasound and since then, he's been floating on a blissfull cloud, telling everyone he meets (even strangers!) about his unpreceded and boundless happiness. Guess who gets to wear a crown for the next 5 months? :)

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Rebekah 7 months ago

My first born has an actual baby book, with locks of his first cut hair, growth stats., etc. My second... well, he's fine.

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Wickedangel 7 months ago

So true 😂hand me downs at its finest

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Kjorn 7 months ago

parent didn't realise that often kids prefer the simplest toy. my older one got 1 plastic with truck we bought in in a dollar store... he kept it almost 4 years

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Jan Kock 7 months ago

saddest true ever

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Sofie S 7 months ago

This happened to me, and I felt worthless as a mother for not being able to breastfeed. You can only try so much, and in the end what really counts is that the baby is being fed somehow and is healthy. I had to bottle feed him for his survival. I do think it's great when you can breastfeed your child, but sometimes you have to let go of some of your beliefs. Even though I had never thought about it, apparenltly, I as a new mother believed that a real mother has to breastfeed her child, or else she is not a "complete" mother. But now just see it as a true mother does what is best for her child, which in this case is giving the child enough nutrition no matter if it comes from a breast or bottle. Nobody wins a special prize for being able to do it the "natural" way. I'll never say I'm "pro" this or that. It hurt to be reminded by people that breast was the best when it didn't work in my situation even though i really wanted it to.

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