The good, the bad, the ugly – raising kids have all of it, oftentimes in the same day (or the same hour). And while it’s fun and sweet to read about the happy times, the truth is, sometimes it can make you feel badly about your own failures.

These 13 parents, though, are willing to honestly – and hilariously – give us the honest takes on the days that just don’t go as we’d hoped.

13. You gotta keep your claws sharp.

I promise some day you’re going to need them.

12. That’s a fun game.

For about five minutes.

11. It’s reasonable at this point.

Daydreaming is encouraged.

10. By quite a margin, I would imagine.

That’s a record you’re not going to break.

9. I’m surprised it took this long.

Girlfriend puts up with a lot.

8. Round trip will cost you extra.

Savvy kid.

7. It’s like it’s your first day.

The fear and the confusion all over again.

6. I honestly don’t see the difference.

Anything goes these days.

5. And with your own kid you have no one to blame but yourself.

It’s true. You know it.

4. The devil you know and all of that.

Don’t rock the boat.

3. The bathroom is not yours.

Nothing is yours, tbh.

2. Just wait, you little imp.

Then you find out you weren’t letting her win.

1. He’s not wrong.

It’s a sad state of affairs.

The great thing about being a parent is that you can always try again tomorrow.

Keep trying friends, just stay in the game and eventually, you’ll win.

Or something like that.