Parenting isn’t a walk in the park.
Becoming a parent gives a whole new meaning to your life. It gives you purpose, it teaches you unconditional love, and so much more. The joys of parenting will fill your heart with so many memories.
At the same time, you will also be faced with lots of screaming, stepping on legos, explaining everything, and basically the struggle of raising a very stubborn but cute little version of yourself.
We’ve gathered 71 confessions of parents who are owning up to the less glamorous world of being a parent.
We’re pretty sure you’ll laugh at these hilarious yet very relatable confessions.
But you can only get so mad at the mini versions of yourself that are now in charge.
They’re all diabolical, but totally worth it if they save your sanity.
Until we see the creatures that stole it running around the house.
4. Partner in crime
And sometimes they even come with snacks.
You might as well be back in college and trying to put up with a drunk roommate.
It’s not fun and no one starts off wanting to do it, but it’s tough to maintain all of your ideals when you’re exhausted.
But at some point they have to learn, which means practice is mandatory (and spilling in inevitable).
Just prepare for your bathroom to become a much less relaxing place once you have them.
That’s something they don’t tell you in advance – on purpose.
And it usually works.
Because sunrise silence is a thing of the past.
12. Meal planning
But you didn’t.
So it’s always going to be wrong.
Next time just fill the box with shredded reciepts.
Now the greatest gift you can give your partner is some peace and quiet.
Surviving those years requires some thick skin – and a pair of earplugs.
It’s a lot less inspiring to do so if you just have to make breakfast and break out Legos for your little ones.
Before you have kids, savor every moment of solitary bathroom time.
That’s why they didn’t come with a reciept.
They think being right is a state of mind.
Come to think of it, some people never grow out of that.
Then again, kids really won’t remember to fulfill their basic needs on their own.
Everything is the opposite in toddler world!
Even when you’re dead.
That’s why no one ever feels like they’re great at this whole parenting thing.
Any kid that can create their own portable cheese snack has to be worth all that effort.
And the victory is all the more sweet when they’re trying to push your buttons and you refuse to let it happen.
It doesn’t matter how old your kid is, you’re always going to lose sleep over them.
Not when you’re a parent.
Now pants are the enemy.
So do you go check on it anyway if the kids are clearly still alive?
Or do you just pour a drink and remind yourself that it will still be broken later?
29. Selective hearing
It’s unclear if somehow their hearing is best under certain circumstances, but since candy is usually involved it’s pretty clear what’s going on here.
You can’t blame them for wanting a few days off every now and then.
And they can get very creative in the ways they go about it.
Or just lock them up (the valuables, not the kids) for the next 18 years.
But that doesn’t mean everyone has to think it’s cute.
Is it considered bad parenting to just introduce them to audio books at a young age so you don’t have to read the same vapid story 1400 times?
And yes, you are required to watch.
But it’s especially easy to get fed up with it when you’re 7.
After all, there are so many better things to do.
Don’t count on it or anything, but keep it in mind to get you through the tough times.
They have a funny way of remarking on things.
But there are no in-between awards.
You’re either the best or the worst.
39. Generational preferences
It really is a parent’s responsibility to introduce them to the classics.
It’s still a wonder that they can just stand in the bathroom and not do the things they’re supposed to though.
There’s no use in arguing with someone you created and encouraged to push the envelope.