Parenting

12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood

06/12/2015 02:43pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Greeting card artist and dad of two Brian Gordon wanted to create a comic that was a bit more personal than usual.

"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I was doing." So, in 2013, Fowl Language Comics, a funny, sweet, often expletive-filled look at parenting, was born.

Gordon's comics have been a hit across the internet. He likes to focus on the tougher parts of parenthood in his duck-filled stories. "Nothing's easier to make fun of than failure and frustration, and that's about 90% of parenting, as far as I can tell," he told The Huffington Post.

Gordon hopes that parents will feel a sense of solidarity when they see his comics. "A lot of people are hesitant to complain about their kids or admit how mind-numbing certain aspects of parenting can be, but we all experience it. I think it takes the sting out of the frustration when you realize that other parents are going through the same crap you are."

Check out 12 of his awesome comics below for a reminder that we're all in this together.

Read more about Fowl Language Comics on Gordon's fundraising Patreon page here.

1
A Step-By-Step Guide To Explaining Gay Marriage To Children
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
2
First Vs. Youngest Child
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
3
As A Parent, It's My Job To Correct My Kids When They Mispronounce Things
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
4
You Look Exhausted
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
5
What Would A Crazy Homeless Princess Wear?
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
6
I Would Never...
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
7
Go Away
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
8
Returning To Work After A Long Weekend
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
9
I Know It's Gonna Suck...
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
10
How I Used To Talk To My Kids
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
11
Fact
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
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Parenting Pro Tip:
Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics
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