People will tell you that parenting is one of the toughest jobs on the planet and, if experience has taught us anything, those people are right.

It’s an unending and often thankless job, but it’s also the most important one that any human being can take on. We’re raising the future, after all.

Unfortunately, having a child doesn’t come with a manual that will guide you in your whole parenting journey. That is why no matter how hard you try, some slips are bound to happen.

Thankfully, many parents have documented these “fails” and have zero qualms sharing them with the rest of us. Here are 40+ of the best of them.