If, prior to parenthood, you had visions of what it was going to be like, odds on the reality hasn’t matched that vision. Sure, you’ve heard parents moaning but it couldn’t be that hard surely?
If reality has struck and you feeling as if you haven’t quite got this parenting lark sorted, have a browse of these epic parenting moments and memes and remind yourself no one said it was going to be easy (except you before you actually had kids).
Number 1’s and number 2’s
You can’t get away from the fact that wees and poo will all become an obsession – you will talk about it with random strangers, it will dominate any conversation you actually have with your partner and it will gift you many moments to be relived at your child’s 21st.
These Dad’s were so happy to pose with their beautiful bubbas until…
At least this Dad has the ocean right there to rinse off in.
Livi needs to invest in a sieve that is exclusively used in the bathroom
While Momma Bear needs to make a quick trip to Walmart despite having a perfectly good potty at home.
You turn your back for a moment…
There is a reason parents think there is nothing as unnerving as a silent toddler…
This wee dot was happy to help with the painting.
Meanwhile this one was ensuring the TV didn’t get nappy rash.
This family is lucky to have an artist in residence
Honestly we are just doing our best as parents, it’s just that when you least expect it, something goes wrong.
@AngelaCuming confessed on Twitter “… at least you are not that parent who lost one of her toddler twins and had to go pick him up from the pub where he had crossed railway tracks to get to”.
@hollie_days “Managed to lock my sleeping baby in a hotel room by herself and the hotel have had to break the door to get her out
At least they didn’t drop their child like these poor parents I guess!
And even famous parents get caught out as this Kourtney Kardashian triptych shows.
Written by Robyn Cody
Robyn creates content on Kidspot NZ. Her hobbies include buying cleaning products and wondering why things don’t then clean themselves, eating cheese scones with her friends, and taking her kids to appointments.
Favourite motto to live by: “This too will pass”