Motherhood is pretty tough at the best of times. Just ask Mattea Goff. Her husband Kris couldn’t understand why she was always exhausted in the morning. After all, they’re in this together, right? Making sure Kris gets it, Mattea decided to illustrate her explanation.
“My husband is a fantastic guy, but sometimes if you haven’t lived something, you don’t understand it,” Goff said. “I’ve given [him] drawings before, but this particular set of drawings came from my lack of sleep and my desire to get my point across.”
Thinking there might be other moms who could benefit from showing their husbands the five-panel comic, Mattea shared it on Facebook. And it went completely viral. “When I first gave the drawings to my husband, he definitely thought they were funny. But he’s just as surprised as I am that they’ve gotten so much attention!”
“I think these drawings really resonate with moms because the exhaustion is hard to explain to someone who hasn’t lived it,” Goff added. “But when you’re able to create a visual with pictures, it’s something that’s easy to share when you don’t have the words.”