What Parenting Really Looks Like

So you’re thinking about having a kid and finally becoming a parent? Well, maybe you should reconsider…

Parenting reality.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

What having kids is really like.

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  1. Smart Wpman August 22, 2019

    Nope! Thanks!

  2. BigB August 22, 2019

    They should have these as posters all over the high schools. Best birth control ever.

    The first photo is really what it’s like day to day. You had plans and a clean house, and the kids changed everything.

  3. Jack Torrance August 22, 2019

    Kids will ruin your life…

  4. SingleDad August 22, 2019

    I have 2 kids.. my home never looked like this and my kids never acted or behaved this way. Its called parenting… this here.. is what bad parenting looks like… shitty parents make shitty kids…period ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

  5. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    My two kids didn’t ruin my life. They’re the best thing in my life. This article was apparently written by and for shitty, miserable parents. Go figure my own mother shared this to me and she was a horrible, abusive and unloving mother. But I don’t mind that nowadays. She taught me everything NOT to be as a parent. And my relationship with my kids is nothing but light and love.

  6. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    No humor here, just examples of child abuse. These photos show exceptionally bad parenting skills. Parents like this are not legally allowed to care for a child. Anyone of very low intelligence knows to not let kids wander around unsupervised for hours at a time. They can easily harm themselves. This specific form of child abuse is called neglect, and usually done by drug addicted parents but also by parents that just do not care about their children or anyone besides themselves (extreme selfishness). Please report it to your local authorities and get the child removed from the abusive home. Please laugh at something else besides child abuse.

  7. Perplexed August 22, 2019

    I don’t understand why humourless people visit a humour website. It’s just kids being kids, sheesh.

  8. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    Chill people…its pretty funny.

  9. MacFerrin August 22, 2019

    Kids puke just like adults do, but their vomit will never smell winy. Regarding home failures like drawings on the walls or paint on the floor and furniture, parents will better avoid leaving toddlers and small children alone while messing around with uncool friends or dorky virtual life.

  10. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    Lol @ the sanctiparents. Either lying, or lying 😀

  11. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    Oh, look at all the perfect parents leaving comments about how their perfect kids never made a mess of anything! What amazing skills! I now wonder at how my son reached adulthood with such an awful imperfect parent as myself in charge.

  12. XC August 22, 2019

    Anonymous August 22, 2019: Wow, you must have some real problem if you take it as child abuse…

  13. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    So what do you “perfect” parents do with your children when you shower or take a shit? Take then wth you? Tie them down? Whatever. Yall full of it if you’re trying to say your child made a mess. You’re the ones abusing your kids by not letting them be kids!!!

  14. SilentStar August 22, 2019

    Wow, serious judginess here! These are just funny photos y’all. And no it’s not child abuse — it’s probably a sleep-deprived parent who may not have family support, may be struggling with their own health, and has to balance too many things to be able to keep an eye on their kids every second of the day. Parenting is not easy for everyone, in fact it can be miserable for many and it’s not their fault.

    But here’s a trophy for raising your own perfect angels so effortlessly! 🏆

  15. Nita August 22, 2019

    I think these photos are funny and made me chuckle….

  16. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    Then they get older. And things get *really* interesting.

  17. Lisa August 22, 2019

    I will never get impatient with my dog or cat again- but seriously, praise and kudos for all the people who go through this

  18. Anonymous August 22, 2019

    Every parent has days like this but when you’re old like me you look back on it as the best days of your life <3 Every picture here put a big smile on my face :-)

  19. Paisleygirl August 22, 2019

    I think these pictures were hilarious! Kids are curious, rambunctious and have one hell of an imagination. This is just them being themselves. No parent is perfect and anyone that thinks they were are full of shit.

  20. Shaun August 22, 2019

    Ya know SingleDad? Yeah. **** that guy.
    The rest of us mere mortals hate those over-achievers.
    I LOVED every pic and God bless all these parents.

  21. No DNA of mine August 22, 2019

    I am choking on my own tears from laughing so hard. Yup, child free here.

  22. Al-nonymous August 23, 2019

    Some of these kids and spouses look to be in real distress, yet the photographer just HAD to capture the moment on camera… I’m glad to be single and childless.

  23. Anonymous August 23, 2019

    No child abuse here! Well unless taking a photo to embarrass them with later is? The vomiting children are not misbehaving, fail to see how that makes them bad kids? My incidents were never THAT bad, but anyone who has ever owned a tub of sudocrem and had to briefly deal with child two, while having just changed child 1 and forgotten to move said pot of sudocrem, will know how quickly that stuff spreads… lol. Like I said, it was brief, so the incident wasn’t as bad as you see here… but stuff happens. And you know what, it’s only stuff/things and easily cleaned up. Funny because it happens and that childhood time moves on so quickly.

  24. An American in Paris August 23, 2019

    With six children and 18 years of parenting (108 parent-years on the books and still going), I think this is pretty funny stuff. It’s probably fair to say these are the worse moments. Not all of us are able to have kids, but for those who do, the rewards are without equal. We all hope to change the world for the better and through our children is how we do it. Developing the patience needed to manage these situations leads to great virtue!

  25. Anonymous August 23, 2019

    My Wife and me we are sooooooooooo happy to have no kids, wouldn’t have the Time and patient to educate them.

  26. Anonymous August 23, 2019

    Kids and toddlers can do things so fast even to the most attentive of parents. I had two kids and can relate to these photos, especially the puking ones. Both my mom and my mother-in-law lost kids to horrible accidents and they were model parents who raised good kids to be good adults. All it takes is one moment to go to the bathroom or a distraction and a kid can ruin a couch or cover themselves with shaving cream or stick something in that electrical socket that you forgot to protect when you were done with it. People that criticize these photos don’t know what it’s like or are probably stay at home parents or childless or have full time nannies. You gotta laugh at life or the seriousness of what you are doing will drive you and everyone else around you nuts!

  27. Anonymous August 23, 2019

    The “sanctiparents”! :D My guess is many of you are helicopter parents who insist on participation trophies for your little angels. Get serious. These photos ARE what parenthood is really like — full of lots of joy, lots of sorrow, lots of fun, and LOTS of messes.

  28. Old Boy August 23, 2019

    If you think you want children, spend an hour at a Chucky Cheese at 4 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon. You’ll go home and buy a dog.

    Parenting is not for wimps.

  29. Anonymous August 24, 2019

    Kids are obnoxious.

  30. NonethatIknowof.... August 24, 2019

    Technically, child abuse might have been what followed some of these photos. Little humans watch us and utilize the power of curiosity and imagination. Although some look feasible for a short time away from their parents, a lot look like what a parent would wake up to if the kiddos had some unsupervised time because their parents were exhausted. I have helped raise kids, but birthed none of my own….ahem
    This was fun to stumble onto this a.m. seeing as my kitty woke me at 6 to throw her Mardi gras beads so she chase them. I woke up to her standing on me yowling.
    I grew up in the 70’s & 80’s….so many uncaptured shitshows and oblivious and checked out parents. They didn’t supervise us & there were only “stageparents” not ubiquitous helicopter parents. But damn did we all break some bones, and there were a lot of other things that probably made us real tough, but less tender. And yeah, glad I left the breeding to these poor zombies… as for me -zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  31. Ed Snell August 25, 2019

    I find the comments as entertaining as the photos. Thank you for many laughs.

  32. Anonymous August 25, 2019

    I think my tubes just tied themselves. I’ll stick w/ dogs, cats, etc, though they can be trouble too.

  33. jorge August 26, 2019

    I have three. All boys. Yes sometimes they are difficult to handle. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a choice. I and my wife choosed to do something very difficult but meaningful.

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