Parents are good at dressing up their heathen kids, forcing their partners into uncomfortable clothes and poking them until they smile, and paying someone to snap a perfect picture.

Seriously, I’ve got a hunch of them on my wall.

As much as I love awwing over people’s adorable families, I also love it when they let us see behind the curtain – and these 14 parents are doing just that.

14. I wish pants didn’t have to be worn at the park.

Not for him, but for me.

13. Someone is missing the point.

I’m not sure if it’s the parent or the kid, tbh.

12. To be fair, those first three years take up a LOT of fuel.

It takes time to replenish.

11. This happened to me last week.

That cardinal met our front window and never stood a chance.

10. They can’t tell you what to do in your own home.

I’m just saying.

9. That’s…sweet.

It really is, if you think about it.

8. On the other hand, the teacher will thank you for the entertainment.

Yes, I also know from experience.

7. They’re not too lazy.

They don’t want to be the bad guy, that’s all. They’ve done that already.

6. Is this how you finally get out of Father’s Day?

No more socks or ties for you!

5. Didn’t you know it was so easy to fix all this time?

Why aren’t you telling her thank you?!

4. They’re always throwing something new at you.

So no, you’ve never “got this.”

3. So just a regular unfiltered drunk?

They have wayyyyyy more energy, though.

2. That’s true.

He can argue, but the line of thinking is solid.

1. I like the way she thinks.

Honestly, I’m definitely going to work on copying it.

It’s just such a relief that I’m not the only one struggling!

What makes you feel better about your own parenting struggles? Confessions in the comments!