15 Times Chaotic Kids Made Their Parents Question Their Life Choices

toddler sitting on a bed with an open container of baby formula next to a baby crib with a baby covered in baby formula laying inside and two little kids using markers to draw on a white vehicle that is covered with colorful marker drawings

Being in charge of tiny humans is a full-time job, and you never know what to expect, no matter how much you try to prepare. Children are just too unpredictable, making parenthood one wild journey.

Thankfully, though, you can rest assured that you aren’t alone in your struggles. Parents from across the world love sharing ways their kids made their day miserable — it’s a great way to vent. So, if you’re having one of those terrible, no good, very bad days, we hope you’ll find comfort in the stories we’ve compiled from other parents who know exactly how you feel.

1. “My nephew wanted a portrait of George Washington. Thank goodness he didn’t want a portrait of Ben Franklin.”

dollar bill with george washington's face cut out
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2. “Silence is golden. But when you have kids, silence is suspicious.”

3. There will always be another mess to clean.

4. “My 10-year-old son just took my phone and texted this to my wife.”

5. “Where in the dad manual did it mention how to stop a 3 year old from taking bites out of … dry wall?”

6. Who knew it’d be possible to miss when your kids only drew on walls?

7. “She tried to steal the baby goat by running to the car with it exactly 5 seconds after this photo.”

8. “My five year old daughter cut holes in her socks just in case her feet get hot.”

9. On the plus side, at least they’re clean!

10. “Someone’s kid hung up the wet wipes to allow them to dry.”

11. When your kid does something that’s just as baffling as it is terrifying.

12. “Identically unperturbed by what they did to themselves with the clippers at 5am.”

13. “Good evening. Who needs a free happy meal? We have 18 available. My 5-year-old knows how to Grubhub.”

14. “She’s been talking into the vent for a while. At first I thought it was cute. Now I’m afraid someone is talking back.”

15. “My son said he was hot and wanted ice cream. This is not what I expected.”

Oh, the joys (and struggles) of being a parent! There’s no doubt that raising kids has its challenges, but we also know that these parents couldn’t imagine life without their sweet babies — which is no doubt exactly what they remind themselves every time their kid does something frustrating!

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