Every parent knows that raising children comes with a lot of joy and a lot of challenges, too. You get to literally shape your child into who they will become, and this journey you go on together will definitely have its ups and downs. Some days, you’ll laugh, play, and share beautiful, positive memories together, and others might make you want to tear your hair out. Welcome to the world of parenting!
To show the different facets of what it means to be a parent, we’ve gathered a few parenting photos that will hopefully make you laugh, or at least make you say “I’ve been there!”
Here are 10 photos that show both the joys of parenting and the challenges that come with it:
1. Kids definitely make shopping more interesting!
2. A diaper would’ve come in handy, Dad…
3. Kids have to be entertained somehow while waiting on their food, right?
4. Parenting isn’t always hard work; just look at those smiles! What a beautiful family.
5. Sometimes parenting means cooking with your kids…
6. …Or dressing up as your favorite Mario characters!
7. Yeah, parenting can drain your energy, but it’s so worth it!
8. Even though Mom is annoyed, you can still feel the love in this pic.
9. One of the joys of parenting is showing your kids the natural beauty of this world.
10. When it comes to family photos, they don’t always go as planned.
Which picture was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!