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17 Classic Struggles Literally Every Parent Experiences

"Parenting is hard" — signed every parent, ever

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1. Trying to pay attention all the way to the end of your kid's story.

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2. And also trying to keep your cool when your kid keeps asking the same question...again...and AGAIN...AND AGAIN...

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3. Coming to bed at night and finding this situation.

"I guess I'll just sleep in this tiny little corner here."
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"I guess I'll just sleep in this tiny little corner here."

4. Agreeing to let your toddler help make dinner...and then immediately regretting it.

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5. Trying to continue going about your day after your kid had an accident on you in public.

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6. Finally finishing your family's laundry, and then turning around and seeing this:

7. Being late because you let your kid dress themselves — and then spotted this as you hurried out the door.

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8. Spending good money on food for your kid, and then seeing them do this with it.

Of course, if you don't buy them food — figuring they can graze off your plate — they will eat your whole damn meal!
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Of course, if you don't buy them food — figuring they can graze off your plate — they will eat your whole damn meal!

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9. Trying to get your kids to do what you want without seriously raising your blood pressure — especially at bedtime.

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10. Making the mistake of telling your kid you will wait for them to fall asleep — and then getting trapped in their room for what seems like days.

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11. Trying in vain to keep your home from looking like this 24/7.

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12. Deciding whether to laugh or cry when your kid brings home one of these.

Mom is really good at: "Pooping and peeing"Oh, the joys of parenthood!
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Mom is really good at: "Pooping and peeing"

Oh, the joys of parenthood!

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13. Trying to read your kid a bedtime story when you are BEYOND tired.

It can feel like trying to get through this guy's book.
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It can feel like trying to get through this guy's book.

14. Having to explain to someone important (like a client) that your kid, uh, got ahold of your phone.

15. Keeping your cool as you struggle to get your kid out the door for school.

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16. Deciding whether or not it's appropriate to vent to another parent on days your kids REALLY test you.

17. And struggling mightily to interpret your kid's drawings.

YOU: "It's a dinosaur, right?"KID: "No, it's you watering the plants."YOU: "Yes, that's what I meant!"

YOU: "It's a dinosaur, right?"

KID: "No, it's you watering the plants."

YOU: "Yes, that's what I meant!"