Parenting is one heck of a task, but becoming a newly-made mom and dad is a whole different experience. You constantly feel like nodding off in random places, your shirt is stained with unidentified liquids, aka baby had breakfast, and quality time for yourself is just a dream.
And who could ever illustrate such quirks better than the artist who has been documenting life with his wife for years? With a solid portfolio of family comics at hand (check it out here, here, and here,) the internet’s beloved couple Yehuda and Maya are back with the funniest parenting drawings. The new batch of comics, both painfully relatable and fiercely humorous, will hit very close to home.
And after you’re done, take a look at hilarious cartoons documenting how they dealt with Maya’s pregnancy right here.
Tel Aviv-based illustrator Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya Devir have been documenting their loving adventures with their fans in the ongoing comic series “One of Those Days.” The series features exaggerated and very relatable moments from their lives. After Yehuda’s comics were picked up by Bored Panda in 2017, they became an internet sensation with an avid fan base and 5.4 million followers on Instagram. The couple was recently awarded with the Most Creative Content Maker award at the Inflow Global Summit 2019 Awards in Istanbul.
Bored Panda contacted Yehuda and Maya Devir to find out how their parenting journey is going. It turns out, the newly-made parents are as excited as ever! “We are experiencing a whole new range of emotions and feelings we didn't know existed,” they told us. The journey revealed new sides in their personalities that aren’t only positive ones. "We also have a lot of conflicts, but we grow from it,” the couple said.
After the baby was born, Yehuda and Maya had no option but to change their priorities: “There is no more couple, no more team at work... only Ariel.” In fact, the couple now works in shifts and is living under a new schedule. “It's a new life and we’re getting used to it. But not in a bad way. This experience is going to create a new and better us.”
The only not-so-easy part about being a new parent is not having the time for yourself. “We never go to bed at the same time.” Due to the coronavirus, they now do a lot of digital lectures from home, and they try to balance work and family life under the same roof. “Both of us need to be present in the lecture, so it's very challenging to switch from our parenting warm personality to our business mode,” they said.
Yehuda and Maya hope that when Ariel gets older, “she will see all the work that mommy and daddy have done for her and she will appreciate it. We hope...”