23 Things Pinterest Moms Don’t Want You To See

Behind every masterpiece of modern motherhood lies a chaotic destruction that is surprisingly hardly ever pictured. Until now.

1. What Happens Before They Have Their First Cup of Coffee

Tea cereal. It’s the breakfast of champions.

2. Their Sink on a Bad Night…or Any Night

“Why do they have to eat every single night?”

3. That Time They Tried That “Simple” Pinterest Recipe

Apple chips are easy, they said. Just use a mandolin, they said.

4. The Laundry

There must be a basket under there somewhere.

5. The Infamous Overflowing Pan

What is it about milk that loves the stove top? I mean, you play one round of candy crush and bam. Alfredo ruined.

6. What They Actually Use to Crush the Garlic

Hey, the recipe doesn’t specific HOW to crush it.

7. Burners and Wooden Spoons

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Just one distracting tantrum, and oops. Fire.

8. And the Plastic Ones

Hot oil and plastic spoons don’t mix.

9. Also, Not Confined to Spoons…Any Utensils, Really

Does anyone even have a spatula that’s not a melted mess?

10. Even Spices Are Not Immune

Pinterest moms can melt anything when you’re not looking.

11. That Time They Over-zealously Washed the Dark-Out Curtains

Oh. So that’s what happens.

12. The X-Rated Icing on Their Wholesome Pumpkin Bread

It seems no one can get the drizzle and consistency just right.

13. The Casualties That Occur When They Do the “One Trip Wonder” from Trunk to Kitchen

I mean, you could take two trips, but why?

14. Their Cutting Board Fails

Physics sometimes eludes even the most crafty of us.

15. Plastic Ones, Too

Where was the break-a-cutting-board strength when you were trying to carry in the milk? Just wondering.

16. The Balancing Act

Hey, innovation isn’t a fail, is it?

17. Anything They Ever Made in a Crock Pot

Pin this, suckers.

18. No, Seriously. Anything.

And we’re not even going to attempt to picture the chicken dishes.

19. Their Homicidal Christmas Tendencies

Can’t catch me. Oh, shit.

20. The Desserts That Are Supposed to Be Cute

Protip: M&Ms are not poppy seeds. But now that they’re back to back, maybe the ninja santas are responsible for the tragic death of Mr. Gingerbread Man up there…anything is possible in the world of Pinterest.

21. That They Know How to Turn Hash Brown Nuggets into Coal

Watched or not, that damn oven keeps cooking.

22. Their Kids’ Rooms

Just because the moms have found Pinterest doesn’t mean the kids have.

23. That They Have No Idea What This Stuff Even Is

But thanks for the gift. At the very least, it means they fooled you into believing they truly had a handle on that Pinterest thing.

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