There’s a reason that deprivation is used as a form of torture – it absolutely screws with your ability to use your brain in a responsible, adult manner. Decisions suck, you want to cry all of the time, and yeah, you definitely forget things you normally wouldn’t.

It’s all a haze, those first weeks and months home with a kiddo, but if you’ve got a good sleeper, it gets better after that.

If you don’t, well. Godspeed my friends.

I’m not sure if these 14 parents have bad sleepers, new babies, or they’re just having a hell of a week, but they’re definitely making mistakes only sleep-deprived people make.

14. There is nothing worse than burning cookies.

Because now you have to fight your kids for the good ones.

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It started out as a great #fathersontime baking a #childhoodfave, biscochitos (shortbread cookies with anise and cinnamon sugar). First batch: perfect. Second batch: let’s just say it was victim of #dadbrain. Guess I’ll just have to bake more! #christmastreats #cookies #burnedthehousedown #burnedthecookies #oops #taketwo #raisinghale #ifyoucantstandtheheatstayoutofthekitchen

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13. Man, that hurts the pocketbook.

I’ve melted stuff in the oven, but never anything this precious.

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#dadfail for the second time in less than a year. After running the baby bottles/cups through the dishwasher, we often put them on the "Keep Warm" setting in the oven to finish drying them completely. That's all well and good until I want to preheat the oven to 450 degrees just to cook a stupid $2 frozen pizza and don't check the inside first. That cheap Totino's is going to cost me a good $50+ now just to replace everything that melted. We usually have a sign that says "bottles in here" that gets taped to the oven door, but it got nasty and was thrown away. Don't trust your baby-induced sleep-deprived brain to remember these things. #waaaaaah #medela #nuk

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12. I wonder how long she contemplated whether or not she had to throw it out.

Just me?

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Follow me tips like this and other creative dinner ideas for exhausted moms. ° ° (Do not try this at home. Do not attempt with an aversion to salmonella. Transfer from cabinet to oven only if found in less than five minutes from last remembered sighting. Remember to remove from oven. Label oven.) ° ° #dinnerideas #momtips #donttrythisathome #cornishgamehen #dinnerrecipes #thatsnothowanyofthisworks #iamtired #exhaustedmommy #workingmom #momfail #momlife #sarcastaholic

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11. At least she didn’t feed it to the baby.

Or did she? You’ll never know.

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When the time change has you all thrown off and the first thing you grab to drink your Energize is an old baby bottle. 🍼 🏋️‍♀️ 😴 And yes, I’m wearing the same outfit I was wearing yesterday. I’ve also used a hand towel to dry off the last three times I’ve showered because this mom brain can’t remember anything anymore. 🙈

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10. No, those don’t match, but also…

One is on the wrong foot?

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I just got this text from hub. 😲#dadbrain

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9. If you’re a parent and say you’ve never done this, you’re lying.

Also, how many times have you reheated your coffee today?

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Dear Nespresso, please make a larger coffee drip catcher so that the next time I forget to place a cup under the spout and hit Brew, I don’t have to clean up a mess caused by my idiocy! Help a dude out! Ha! #dadbrain #spacecase #ugh #boise #nespresso #coffee #spill #coffeeisforclosers #kitchendisaster #firstworldproblems #rizencreative

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8. That’s where they go, right?

Give yourself a pat on the back for cleaning up, my friend.

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When you’re picking up the house and make it all the way to the key hanger before you realize your daughters keys don’t go there yet! 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ – #parenting #IvyJuneWalters #DadBrain

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7. The tiny human will learn one day.

Karma is always waiting, even if it takes decades.

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Spent five minutes wondering where my pen was until I leaned down and impaled my nostril with it 🤦🏼‍♀️ luckily there’s no one around for miles because the tiny human declared me “so embarrassing.” #momlife #mombrain

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6. Yeah that’s not going to fit.

Also, babies don’t need socks. The proof is in how they will not stay on their feet.

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Just tried to put my socks on. Took a second for me to figure out the problem. #mombrainisreal #elephantsfordays #coldfeets #babysocks

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5. You’ve just got to laugh.

Unless you feel like crying, because then, by all means…

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When you ✂️ up your credit card because it was compromised – only to realize this was your OTHER credit card 🤦‍♂️ . #cutyourspending

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4. That awkward moment you have NO idea what you’re doing.

Major brain misfire, there.

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Is it a sign of a bad day when you accidentally put coffee grounds in your kid's waffle mix? #Fail #DadBrain

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3. I’m impressed she didn’t need the microwave for two days.

How does she warm up her coffee?

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OOPS! 🙈 #mommybrainisreal #2daysold #thestruggleisreal #pancakes

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2. I have found my keys in the car more than once.

On the roof, in the ignition…you name it!

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That one time I left my keys on the car door…for 5 hours! #dadbrain #tbt #likeimtheonlyone #wtf #norep #safteyfirst

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1. Hey, that would save a whole step!

Fewer bottles to wash, too.

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Accidentally put Schroeder’s bottle nipple on the milk…. decided it kinda looked cool on there #parenting #dadbrain #brainfart #needcaffeine

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I remember those days, but here’s the good news – you’re so foggy you probably won’t remember all of the bonehead moves you made, anyway.

If you recall doing something totally stupid in a sleep-deprived state, share it with us in the comments!