Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences. You hold your very own baby and it's hard to believe you were capable of creating such a beautiful human being, and you soon learn that parenthood isn't so pretty. There are hugs, kisses, and cuddles, but they are always accompanied by temper tantrums and messes.
These 10 images are parenting situations every family can relate to, and they shed some light on the realities of having children.
You get to watch your child learn and grow, and you get to be exhausted in the process. It's important to remember that you're not alone - all moms and dads have been there.
Getting a baby on a stable sleeping schedule is hard enough, and you have to try to not sabotage your own success.
Carrying around a stroller is a pain. The stroller tipping over every time you take the baby out is just an added bonus.
You're always on the go, even if you don't even know why. It makes you feel like a good parent.
There is no turning back from here. Sleep is so sacred.
If you don't move quickly they will squirm away. Flailing arms and legs don't phase you anymore.
Chores and cleaning can wait. You won't always be able to rock your baby to sleep, so you try to appreciate it while you can.
They are always up to something. They just don't want you to know.
Bathroom breaks do not count because they will still be there. There is always a question to be asked or a demand to be met.
When you get some free time you don't exactly know what to do with yourself. Your children become your life, and it all becomes so very worth it.