50 Hilarious Photos That Everyone Needs To See Before Having Kids
You can read every book on parenting and join all the Facebook mommy and daddy groups but when the time comes and you start raising kids, they will undoubtedly find a way to surprise you. Every. Single. Day.
Want to admire your boy playing with his toy? Too bad, he breaks your front tooth in half. Won't let your girl keep a handful of coins in her mouth? Get ready for a furious meltdown. At least you now have a story for the Internet.
As a follow-up to our previous list, we at Bored Panda have compiled a set of photos that perfectly sum up parenting in just a single frame. Enjoy!
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Vicki Broadbent, a writer, director, broadcaster, and founder of the parenting blog Honest Mum, told Bored Panda that it's important to have realistic expectations when it comes to first-time parenthood. "I naively thought that my first born would be some sort of fun accessory I could dress up and play with when in reality all babies are hard work and parenting a baby—while joyful—is equally tedious and tiring," the author of The Working Mom: Your Guide To Surviving and Thriving At Work and At Home said.
"All they do in the early months is eat, sleep and poop. You as a mother will also be undergoing great physical and mental changes post-birth and those coupled with sleep deprivation will be tough-going."
I Guess There's Something To Be Said About Knowing Proper Anatomy
This might sound scary, but when you know what to expect, you can begin to prepare yourself for it. "My advice is to create a parenting self-aid kit for emotional and physical wellbeing spanning meditation apps (I like the free Insight Timer)," Vicki said.
Get yourself a set of short but effective mindful exercises, a stocked freezer full of healthy and filling meals, and a support network you can rant, cry and share with (on and offline), and you're good to go. "It takes a village to raise a child and a village to raise a mother."
We Found My Wife’s Phone In The Toilet Yesterday. We Weren’t Sure Which Of Our Three Kids Put It There Until My Wife Scrolled Through Her Pictures Today
I Have A Feeling This Happens Often
Psychologist Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D., acknowledged that becoming a first-time parent can have a dramatic impact on many people, both in terms of the stress they experience and the impact that it has on marital satisfaction and emotional well-being.
"New parents can report considerable stress for different reasons," he wrote. "Along with the added financial burden of a new child, new mothers and fathers often experience significant conflict between work and family life along with realizing that becoming a parent means taking on a lifelong responsibility."
Thanks To The Neighbor
In The Future When Someone Asks What It Was Like To Work From Home In 2020. I'll Just Show Them This Picture
Vitelli also mentioned an interesting study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. According to the paper, for new moms and dads who have problems with forming attachments, the stress involved in making the transition to being a parent is especially high.
They usually have a history of poor relationships and are often loners who have difficulty asking others for help.
Since they are uncomfortable acting as caregivers, taking care of an infant is particularly difficult for them. Furthermore, they also get less satisfaction from their children than most new parents and are more likely to focus on their work while leaving most of the childcare duties to their partners. Since gender differences play a strong role in how attachments are formed, men are more likely to avoid attachments than women.
A Comedy Of Errors Every Day With This Kid
Took Kids Parasailing And They Played Dead
If you're a parent, conflicts (both inner and outer) are inevitable. But it's how you deal with them that matters the most. After all, problems provide not only a headache but also an opportunity to grow. "As psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry advocates in her excellent bestselling book, The Book You wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), you need to recognize that your reactions/triggers to your children are usually reflective of experiences in your own childhood," Vicki Broadbent added.
"When you recognize this and treat yourself with compassion, you can change your responses to your children. With every stage of childhood, you will come across new challenges but taking a breath so you can respond rather than react, is key."
My Son Just Made A Huge Mess. This Is His Just Let Me Explain Face
I Can’t Say I Haven’t Wondered This Myself. Still Funny Though
Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level
Looks like a pretty cool painting. Gerhard Richter approves.
Vicki said that the more you practise this, the more you can rewire your brain to take a measured, calm response. It's something she is constantly working on with an 11-year-old child experiencing puberty herself.
"I do believe the kinder you are with yourself, the more understanding you will be with your kids and everyone else. It's a privilege and a joy to raise children but it's also a huge responsibility. Cut yourself some slack. Perfect parenting doesn't exist, simply try your best, apologize when you fail, always be honest and empathetic."
"Screw You And The Clothes You Bought Me"
My Friend’s Kid’s Diaper Report From Daycare *faints*
Ahh The Fresh Smell Of Vaporized Piss In The Morning
7-Year-Old Girls Really Know How To Hit You Where It Hurts
Getting an early start on that teenager attitude, I see.
After 9 Months WFH, This Morning Was The First Time My Daughter Has Seen Me In A Suit. Did Not Approve
It’s Moments Like These That I Wish I Didn’t Go All “Balls Out” On Having Children. Here’s Penny, Showing Her Class “Something That Smells Good”
She Couldn't Hear Him
Now This Is Real Life
Surely you can't be a real parent until you have done that.
It Took Her Mom 20 Hours To Get That Out After Her Brother Poured A Container Of “Bunchems” In Her Hair
Found Out My Kid Had This On His School Classroom Wall All Year
Parsley Or Weed
There Goes Their Screen Time
Texts From The Babysitter Never Surprise Me Anymore
I Think It's Quite Brilliant
Imagination Is Cool
That's A Silly Reason To Cry
He's Actually Far Too Smart For Me
My Neighbor's Toddler Was A Little Too Quiet
My Toddler Found A White Ink Pad And Immediately Turned Into Saruman
It’s Always Nice Getting Pictures From Our Son’s Teacher Showing How He’s Excelling In School
I Woke Up To My Daughter Standing Over Me Like This. I've Never Been So Proud (Or Terrified)
Of Course Not
I Die Basically Every Day
Biggest Mystery Of All Time
*sigh* Your name was on the packaging when we bought you from Kmart, happy now?
Our House Has 10 Rooms
My 5-Year-Old Son Stole My Wife’s Wallet The Other Day And Ran Off To His Room Quietly. Today She Got Pulled Over And This Was All She Had For ID
It's The Small Things That Make Being A Parent So Rewarding
Honestly, I Can Relate
I Come Home From Work To My Purple Son, Painted By My Daughter
Parents, How's That Home Schoolin' Going?
Wait-what? I'm not a joy? after i did 19 ASSIGNMENTS THAT WERE MISSING TO PLEASE YOU?!?!
Apparently, The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door
My 6-Year-Old Got Tattoo Markers For Christmas And Disappeared For Half An Hour. Bonus: We Can't Get It To Come Off
She Wanted To Play With The Laptop
Kid Is Secretly A Medium
All The Stuff My Son Has Put Down The Air Conditioning Vent In The Last 6 Years
I Sat On The Toilet, Closed The Door, And My 2-Year-Old Decided I Wasn't Pooping Myself Fast Enough
Note: this post originally had 168 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
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i had to look up vasectomy, not doing that again!
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Could just read a good parenting book and not let your kid run wild like this,
Never having kids.
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thats wat they all say...
Some of us actually don't have them. We aren't all incapable of an independent thought
I haven't had sex in decades I think I'm pretty safe at this point.
Do you know what the average cost of raising a child is to 18 years in the US? A million dollars. F**k kids I'm not giving up all of my life's goals and dreams and my retirement fund just for a screaming crotch goblin
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