Pinterest is full of beautiful pictures, inspiration, and lies.
Well, not exactly "lies," but they do often make things look so much simpler than they end up being. Seeing that pinnable perfection makes it easy to forget the amount of hard work, luck, digital help goes into creating a perfect photograph.
It's only when you try to recreate them for yourself — with kids who couldn't care less what you want to do — do you realize that, well, it isn't quite as easy as it seems.
The Pure Joy
The Birthday Girl
via: Pinterest FailIt's her party and she'll cry if she wants to. And she totally wants to.
The Baby In a Truck
via: Bored PandaHe's like, "Really? Did you actually think this through?"
The Vase of Gum Balls
via: Bored PandaTo be fair, who could be comfortable in a vase of gum balls? Just be sure to avoid the "chocolate" ones.
The Leaning Tower of Kids
via: My Pintrosity LifeThe poor little guy on the top is simply holding on for dear life, while his big brother is sporting some pretty fancy draws.
The Rug Sleeper
via: Bored PandaGet used to it kid. That's how you'll feel every day as an adult.
The Baby In a Box
via: ImgurWho thinks, "Let's put our baby in a box with packing peanuts and take a picture?" Well, these people did, but it's a little bit creepy.
The Family Portrait
via: Pinterest Fail"STOP!" "I didn't ask you for this!"
The Christmas Twins
via: Pinterest FailSure, give them breakable bulbs and strings of electrical lights. What could possibly go wrong?
The Hands Under Chin
via: Bored PandaOr, you know, the fingers in the eyes. What baby can really pose like that? At least he tried.
The Pumpkin Patch Baby
via: My Pintrosity LifeI know! Let's stick our baby in a giant piece of fruit!
The Easter Bunny
via: Bored PandaHere comes Peter Cottontail... ...and there he goes, down for the count.
via: Bored PandaHe's so little he actually takes his naps hanging from the banana holding stand. Do not try this at home.
via: Bored PandaAwww, they look so peaceful. At least one of them does.
via: ImgurIt's good to start a love of reading early and everything, but they might be a little young for comic books.
The Holiday Scene
via: Bored PandaAs long as I'm here, I might as well take a nap. After all, he sees you when you're sleeping.
The DIY Denim Swing
via: Bored PandaIn theory, it's a great way to repurpose your jeans. In reality, it looks like the world's worst wedgie.
The Watermelon Baby
via: My PintrosityI don't blame you for that look, kid. A cold, wet rind doesn't exactly scream "comfort."
The Mother-Daughter Shoot
via: Bored PandaActually, she kind of nailed this one. Like mother, like daughter.
The Hand Cradle
via: BloggerThis looks like the worst tug-of-war game ever. Nobody wins here, people.
via: Bored Panda"I don't know. Just put a giant kiss on her butt."
The Balloon Baby
via: Instagram"Why did you stick me in this cage with air-filled rubber spheres that can explode and pop at any second?"
The Cake Smash
via: Bored PandaGive a kid a cupcake, and you really can't expect much more. You only turn one once!
The Bunny Rabbit
via: Good Housekeeping"What. The. Heck. Is. On. My. Face?" "Maybe if I don't blink, it will just go away."
via: Good HousekeepingJust casually pose with your peacock tutu, maybe glance back a little bit at the camera... Or just scream at the top of your lungs. Either/or.
The Baby In a Basket
via: Bored Panda"Hey. Yeah, you. This is what you do with your picnic basket?"
The Lipstick Kisses
via: Bored PandaThe poor kid looks like he rolled around in a patch of poison ivy. I would probably be crying, too.
via: Pinterest FailMaybe he's just not into poetry and would like a different selection? Or he just wants nothing to do with pretending to care about books.
via: Reddit"You think I'm too young to remember this, but make no mistake. I know...and I will never forget."