Putting kids to bed is the chore that, for like a decade, never ends. You have to do it every single night, for every single kid, and no, they will never, not once, give you a break on the same evening.

While you just want to go watch television or read a book or crash while pretending to do one or the other, your kids just don’t want to go to sleep – and their will is strong.

These 13 parents are in the thick of it, and just want to know when it will all be over.

13. It’s like they’ve just crossed a desert.

I mean they need to wet the bed later come on.

12. They are just tiny humans.

And yeah, they get it from somewhere.

11. They make everything so hard.

It’s part of their job description.

10. It’s every man for himself.

There are no friends at bedtime.

9. My kids have never done this, not once.

I feel cheated.

8. It’s all good until they learn how to read.

You think that’s going to be good for you, and yet…

7. Never teach them about clowns.

They’re terrifying, don’t @ me.

6. That never works out how you hope it will.

But we’ll all still try it again.

5. What else do you need to say?

Those are some well-trained kids.

4. Some nights you just can’t do it.

No one is judging you. Except probably your mother.

3. To be fair they have no concept of time.

Or at least, they pretend not to.

2. Seriously why.

They’re winding them the wrong way!

1. Welp that step’s done!

I fail to see how this is a problem.

Great, now I’m dreading my own slog through bedtime tonight.

If you’ve got tips for making it easier, please share them with us in the comments!