Like everybody else, parents tend to carefully curate their photos before posting to social media; only the most flattering angles, the sweetest moments, and the most heartfelt sentiments make the cut. After a scroll through Instagram, you might get the impression that parenthood is all about inspirational quotes and joyful children running through sun-dappled fields of flowers.
But it makes you wonder, where are the outtakes? The tantrums? The mess? I know if my kids are ever running through a field of flowers, it’s probably because a swarm of bees is after them…and I know I’m not alone! Surely we’re not the only ones who aren’t feeling #blessed one hundred percent of the time?
No way. And to prove it, here are fifteen Instagram accounts that show you the hilarious, dirty, real bits of parenting that’ll keep you laughing and, most importantly, remind you that sure, sometimes parenting is like an inspirational quote…but often it’s more like a train wreck.