Some days I enjoy scrolling through all of the curated  posts my friends and fellow parents put up, their kids dressed and smiling and everyone getting along.

Other days, I want to know what y’alls lives are really like, and for that, I go to Twitter – and to tweets like these 12, which remind us that no one’s life is perfect (but there’s usually humor to be found).

12. No judgement.

You’ve gotta get your kicks where you can.

11. The prayer of the parents of strong-willed kids everywhere.

Don’t kill their spirit, they said…

10. Sounds like you’re raising him right.

You reap what you sow and all that.

9. The first lesson in “always and never” aren’t the best words.

They’ll forget it tomorrow, don’t worry.

8. They keep you on your toes.

For better or worse.

7. They have a lot of questions.

And they do not care about your vanity.

6. Hangry is a real problem.

I feel like doing that myself sometimes.

5. The milestones just keep coming.

Even if you don’t really want them to.

4. That moment comes for all of us.

There’s no avoiding it; might as well celebrate.

3. The horror.

Mom wishes she was alone at lunch, too.

2. No explanation necessary.

It’s on hand for everyday emergencies. Like your children.

1. You can’t be expected to perform miracles.

Even though you basically do every day.

You gotta laugh to keep from crying some days, right?

What’s your favorite way to remember to smile in the midst of the chaos? Give us your tips in the comments!