Being a parent is hard.
Yes, having children is wonderful, and yes, they bring all sorts of joy to your life, but it's also a struggle raising an entire other human being. From cooking to laundry, to school pickups and spit-up, several parts of parenthood are not only frustrating and gross but also downright demoralizing – not that anyone ever wants to admit it.
Here are 10 of the most common things parents don't admit.
1. Some days, you just don't like your kid
Let’s face it, kids are little assholes sometimes!
It’s not that they mean to be, but the truth of the matter is… there are just some days when you just can’t stand them. In other words, you can love them but not like being around them.
For instance, when little Susan (or, if you’re a new parent, little Atticus or Appletini) pitches a fit for the umpteenth time.
Just remember that you love her…
2. You can blame embarrassing moments on them
Have you ever farted a “silent but deadly” and had everyone’s eyes zero in on you? It’s not the best feeling at all, right?
Turns out when you’re with your baby, you don’t have to feel it. You can simply blame your gut-buster on Little Timmy and carry on as usual, secure in the knowledge that no one will ever suspect you.
3. Kids aren't good people
Kids are monsters.
No, seriously, every person who’s ever been around them knows that they’re awful little bundles all juiced up on candy bars and wayyy too many slices of pineapple pepperoni pizza (yes, that’s actually a thing).