When we decide to have kids, we’re all in for the long haul – the cuteness of babies, the hilarity of toddlers, the sweet elementary school years, and yes, even those tough teen years, too.

If you don’t take things too seriously, though, there are always reasons to love a season of life – and laugh about it, too – which is exactly what these 10 posts are designed to help you do.

10. Also they don’t care what you think.

And they will fight you for little to no reason.

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9. There’s no coming back from that.

They had no say in it, after all. Welcome to what you asked for.

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8. You never know what’s in there.

But you can bet it’s something you’ve been missing.

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7. To find it, you’ll have to go into their rooms.

Godspeed, my friend. Bring your Hazmat suit.

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6. Mistakes were made.

Just learn from them and move on.

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5. They’re living their best life.

On your dime.

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4. He’s hoping the dog will clean it out.

Best case scenario.

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3. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

We all know it’s not going to last for long.

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2. Such a blessing.

At least they are when we talk about them on social media.

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1. Funny enough, we do understand.

Because we were raised in the dark ages.

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There are good things about teenagers too, right? Things that you enjoy at least as much as you enjoyed those blessed years between 4-8?

If you’ve got some under your roof, tell me your favorite things about them right now – I guarantee you that someone needs to hear them!