If it’s one thing I love it’s laughing at something that is maybe not all that pleasant but way too real. Call it nervous laughter, but when people are able to make light of situations that are messy or less-than-enjoyable, it often lifts the tension and gives one a little bit of perspective. That’s exactly what illustrator and mother of two Line Severinsen does in her series of cartoons that she shares on her Instagram page.
I’m not pointing fingers, but I know a woman whose husband brought home a toy helicopter that was given to him from a client at work ‘for the kids’….
I also know a woman whose baby hairs still form a lion’s mane around her face two years postpartum. Ahem.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t scroll through Severinsen’s Instagram without feeling a little less alone. There are countless other moms out there with leaky nursing boobs, babies who freak you out by rolling under furniture, and who struggle to shave their legs over their pregnant belly. That sort of humorous validation is the breath of fresh air we all need.
Whether or not you’re still in the throes of night nursing, missing your weekend martinis, and being spit up on, these hysterical comics are sure to make you smile in remembrance. This stage of life is challenging, exhausting, and oh so rewarding. Thanks for making us laugh through it, Line!
Rachel is a wife and mother living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She’s a fan of good coffee, wearer of gray t-shirts, and is constantly starting books she will never finish. Her family is her joy, and she loves to engage with other moms and dads on matters of parenting. Her blog posts have also been featured on the Today Show Parenting Blog and Scary Mommy.